Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Hisashi Iwakuma
The San Diego Padres visit Safeco Field on Tuesday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are James Shields for the Padres and Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +147 and Seattle at -157. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Padres have a 24-26-1 over/under record and a 33-18-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 65% of the time. The Mariners are 23-26-0 against the run line and have a 22-23-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Padres head into this matchup with a 20-31 record, including 10-16 on the road. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 3.06 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 56 strikeouts over his 64.2 innings pitched and he has given up 61 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 173 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen while being struck out 178 times and walking 85 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.29 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 434 base hits and 208 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 207 batters and struck out 427. They walk 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team, San Diego is batting .226, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .242 average away from home. The Padres hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.67 hits per game. Wil Myers comes into this game hitting .259 and his on-base percentage is at .300. He has 50 hits this season along with 27 runs scored and 22 runs batted in. He's struck out 49 times and has walked 12 times. Jon Jay is hitting .282 and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 53 hits so far while scoring 21 runs and he's driven in 16. He has walked 14 times and has struck out 44 times. The Padres have 391 hits, including 81 doubles and 47 home runs. They've stolen 31 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 12 times. San Diego has walked 132 times this season and they've struck out 475 times as a unit. They've left 313 men on base and have a team OPS of .646. They score 3.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 187 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 10-14 home record and a 28-21 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.33, Hisashi Iwakuma has a 3-4 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 62.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 69 hits. He has allowed 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.99. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.51 and they have given up 104 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 165 times and walking 50 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.45 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.37. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 382 base knocks and 165 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 141 hitters and struck out 414. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .241 average at home. The Mariners hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.69 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .284 and he has an OBP of .383. He has 50 hits this year along with 25 runs scored and 32 RBI. He's struck out 49 times and has walked on 24 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .297 and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 60 hits so far while he's scored 33 runs and drove in 44. He has earned a walk 13 times and has punched out 28 times. The Mariners as a unit have 426 base hits, including 69 doubles and 70 homers. They have 16 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Seattle as a team has walked 159 times this year and they have struck out 372 times. They've had 325 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They score 4.71 runs per game and have totaled 231 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 24-26-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 33-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 22-23-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 23-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 15-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
05/28/16 CF Leonys Martin Hamstring 15-day DL (5/26)
05/23/16 SS Ketel Marte Thumb 15-day DL (5/22)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 C Jesus Sucre Leg 60-day DL (3/1)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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