Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Jake Peavy
The San Diego Padres visit AT&T Park on Wednesday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are James Shields for the Padres and Jake Peavy for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +148 and San Francisco at -158. The over/under was set at 8. The Padres have a 20-25-1 over/under record and a 30-16-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 65% of the time. The Giants are 22-25-0 against the run line and have a 23-24-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Padres head into this matchup with a 19-27 record, including 9-12 on the road. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 3.07 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 50 strikeouts over his 58.2 innings pitched and he has given up 56 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen while being struck out 158 times and walking 76 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.34 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.24 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 390 base hits and 179 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 186 batters and struck out 385. They walk 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team, San Diego is batting .219, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .231 average away from home. The Padres hold a .347 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .278 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.39 hits per game. Wil Myers comes into this game hitting .262 and his on-base percentage is at .290. He has 48 hits this season along with 25 runs scored and 20 runs batted in. He's struck out 46 times and has walked 8 times. Jon Jay is hitting .269 and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 45 hits so far while scoring 17 runs and he's driven in 14. He has walked 14 times and has struck out 40 times. The Padres have 340 hits, including 68 doubles and 39 home runs. They've stolen 31 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 12 times. San Diego has walked 119 times this season and they've struck out 434 times as a unit. They've left 282 men on base and have a team OPS of .624. They score 3.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 162 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 14-11 home record and a 28-19 overall mark. With an earned run average of 8.21, Jake Peavy has a 1-5 record and a 1.90 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 41.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 62 hits. He has allowed 13.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.12. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 102 times and walking 41 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 418 base knocks and 174 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year and they give up 0.8 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 116 hitters and struck out 375. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.44.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .259 average at home. The Giants hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.64 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .263 and he has an OBP of .324. He has 40 hits this year along with 20 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 20 times and has walked on 15 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .287 and he has an OBP of .414. He has collected 43 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 22. He has earned a walk 33 times and has punched out 30 times. The Giants as a unit have 406 base hits, including 71 doubles and 39 homers. They have 28 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 13 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 184 times this year and they have struck out 301 times. They've had 347 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They score 4.23 runs per game and have totaled 199 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 20-25-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 30-16-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 23-24-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 22-25-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
05/22/16 P Andrew Cashner Hamstring 15-day DL (5/9); expected to be activated Tuesday vs. San Francisco
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 15-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/08/16 P Matt Thornton Achilles 15-day DL (4/4)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
San Francisco Giants
05/24/16 LF Angel Pagan Hamstring left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. San Diego Padres
05/23/16 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. San Diego Padres
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres
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