Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Jaime Garcia
The San Diego Padres head to Busch Stadium on Wednesday to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable pitchers are Andrew Cashner for the Padres and Jaime Garcia for the Cardinals. The opening line for this game has San Diego at +170 and St. Louis at -180. The over/under is 8.5. The Padres have a 49-42-2 over/under mark and a 54-39-0 run line record, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Cardinals are 48-44-0 against the run line and have a 48-39-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Padres head into this game with a 41-52 record, and they are 18-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 4-7 record with an ERA of 5.05 and a WHIP of 1.48. He has 53 strikeouts during his 67.2 innings pitched and he has given up 73 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.12. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have allowed 314 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the pen while they've been struck out 322 times and walked 139 times this year. As a unit, San Diego has given up 9 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.29 hitters per nine. They are 25th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.57. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 831 base hits and 422 earned runs. They have allowed 109 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 343 batters and struck out 766. They walk 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team, San Diego is hitting .244, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .247 average on the road. The Padres have a .404 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .304 which is good for 27th in the league. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.31 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this game hitting .255 and his on-base percentage is at .276. He has 95 hits this season along with 47 runs scored and 62 runs batted in. He's struck out 88 times and has walked 13 times. Wil Myers is hitting .281 and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 99 hits so far while scoring 64 runs and he's driven in 61. He has walked 40 times and has struck out 84 times. The Padres have 773 hits, including 158 doubles and 108 home runs. They've stolen 77 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. San Diego has walked 256 times this season and they've struck out 854 times as a unit. They've left 574 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 411 runs so far this year.
St. Louis comes into this game with a 21-28 home mark and a 48-44 overall record. With an ERA of 4.11, Jaime Garcia has a 6-6 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 89 strikeouts over the 107.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 108 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.88. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 216 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Cardinals bullpen while being struck out 261 times and walking 99 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.85 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 772 base knocks and 351 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 79 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a staff has walked 259 hitters and struck out 716. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The Cardinals hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 9.02 hits per contest. Yadier Molina comes into this matchup batting .259 and he has an OBP of .329. He has 78 hits this year along with 32 runs scored and 28 RBI. He's struck out 38 times and has walked on 30 occasions. Matt Carpenter is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .420. He has collected 85 hits so far while he's scored 56 runs and drove in 53. He has earned a walk 58 times and has punched out 61 times. The Cardinals as a unit have 831 base hits, including 174 doubles and 126 homers. They have 21 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. St. Louis as a team has walked 321 times this year and they have struck out 717 times. They've had 659 men left on base and have an OPS of .784. They score 5.21 runs per game and have totaled 479 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 49-42-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 54-39-0 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 48-39-5 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 48-44-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
06/28/16 CF Jon Jay Forearm 15-day DL (6/20)
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 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)
St. Louis Cardinals
07/19/16 3B Jhonny Peralta Thumb "?" Tuesday vs. San Diego Padres
07/07/16 C Brayan Pena Knee 15-day DL (7/7)
07/07/16 3B Matt Carpenter Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
07/06/16 1B Brandon Moss Ankle 15-day DL (7/5)
05/26/16 P Mitch Harris Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jordan Walden Abdominal 15-day DL (3/31)
04/04/16 P Lance Lynn Elbow 60-day DL; out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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