Monday, September 12, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Paul Clemens vs. Jeff Samardzija
The San Diego Padres visit AT&T Park on Monday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Paul Clemens for the Padres and Jeff Samardzija for the Giants. The Padres have a 73-65-4 over/under record and a 81-61-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Giants are 67-74-0 against the run line and have a 65-71-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Padres head into this matchup with a 59-83 record, including 26-46 on the road. Starting pitcher Paul Clemens has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 5.44 and a WHIP of 1.73. He has 38 strikeouts over his 49.2 innings pitched and he has given up 59 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.51. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 457 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen while being struck out 462 times and walking 206 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 1,262 base hits and 629 earned runs. They have allowed 162 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 512 batters and struck out 1,100. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team, San Diego is batting .235, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .227 average away from home. The Padres hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.89 hits per game. Wil Myers comes into this game hitting .258 and his on-base percentage is at .331. He has 136 hits this season along with 86 runs scored and 79 runs batted in. He's struck out 141 times and has walked 57 times. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .283 and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 102 hits so far while scoring 51 runs and he's driven in 63. He has walked 28 times and has struck out 58 times. The Padres have 1,120 hits, including 227 doubles and 159 home runs. They've stolen 115 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 37 times. San Diego has walked 400 times this season and they've struck out 1,321 times as a unit. They've left 848 men on base and have a team OPS of .692. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 606 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 38-30 home record and a 76-65 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.00, Jeff Samardzija has a 11-9 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 137 strikeouts over the 177.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 166 hits. He has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.04. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 382 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 358 times and walking 153 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.23 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.93 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,165 base knocks and 526 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 396 hitters and struck out 1,123. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .270 average at home. The Giants hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.9 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .269 and he has an OBP of .333. He has 133 hits this year along with 59 runs scored and 78 RBI. He's struck out 104 times and has walked on 48 occasions. Buster Posey is hitting .287 and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 132 hits so far while he's scored 75 runs and drove in 64. He has earned a walk 56 times and has punched out 57 times. The Giants as a unit have 1,255 base hits, including 250 doubles and 116 homers. They have 71 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 31 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 503 times this year and they have struck out 967 times. They've had 1,034 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They score 4.46 runs per game and have totaled 629 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 73-65-4 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 81-61-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 65-71-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 67-74-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
09/08/16 P Jarred Cosart Groin doubtful for next scheduled start
09/01/16 C Christian Bethancourt Ribs 15-day DL (8/31)
08/23/16 RF Jabari Blash Finger 15-day DL (8/19)
08/07/16 P Erik Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (7/4), out for season
08/01/16 P Colin Rea Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
06/28/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 60-day DL (3/25)
05/31/16 P Cesar Vargas Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 60-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 60-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 60-day DL (4/5)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
San Francisco Giants
09/06/16 P Ray Black Elbow 60-day DL (9/3)
08/29/16 P Derek Law Elbow 15-day DL (8/28)
08/23/16 LF Gregor Blanco Shoulder 15-day DL (8/22)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres
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