Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Christian Friedrich vs. Chris Archer
The San Diego Padres head to Tropicana Field on Wednesday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable pitchers are Christian Friedrich for the Padres and Chris Archer for the Rays. The opening line for this game has San Diego at +180 and Tampa Bay at -210. The over/under is 8. The Padres have a 61-55-2 over/under mark and a 70-48-0 run line record, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Rays are 50-67-0 against the run line and have a 53-57-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
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The Padres head into this game with a 50-68 record, and they are 23-38 on the road. Starting pitcher Christian Friedrich has a 4-8 record with an ERA of 4.84 and a WHIP of 1.49. He has 65 strikeouts during his 87.1 innings pitched and he has given up 94 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have allowed 376 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the pen while they've been struck out 394 times and walked 171 times this year. As a unit, San Diego has given up 8.82 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.96 hitters per nine. They are 24th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.51. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 1,032 base hits and 528 earned runs. They have allowed 135 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 426 batters and struck out 931. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team, San Diego is hitting .239, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .233 average on the road. The Padres have a .400 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .302 which is good for 29th in the league. They rank 28th in baseball with 8.05 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this game hitting .276 and his on-base percentage is at .352. He has 122 hits this season along with 78 runs scored and 70 runs batted in. He's struck out 110 times and has walked 53 times. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 78 hits so far while scoring 40 runs and he's driven in 51. He has walked 23 times and has struck out 40 times. The Padres have 950 hits, including 195 doubles and 140 home runs. They've stolen 101 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 29 times. San Diego has walked 332 times this season and they've struck out 1,076 times as a unit. They've left 703 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 517 runs so far this year.
Tampa Bay comes into this game with a 26-34 home mark and a 48-69 overall record. With an ERA of 4.39, Chris Archer has a 6-16 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 177 strikeouts over the 149.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 141 hits. He has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.91. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 356 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 313 times and walking 121 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.82 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.53 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.20. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,010 base knocks and 481 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 151 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 340 hitters and struck out 977. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .230 average at home. The Rays hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.08 hits per contest. Logan Forsythe comes into this matchup batting .280 and he has an OBP of .341. He has 100 hits this year along with 58 runs scored and 38 RBI. He's struck out 83 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Evan Longoria is hitting .289 and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 131 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 70. He has earned a walk 36 times and has punched out 107 times. The Rays as a unit have 945 base hits, including 204 doubles and 154 homers. They have 46 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. Tampa Bay as a team has walked 352 times this year and they have struck out 1,059 times. They've had 777 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They score 4.11 runs per game and have totaled 481 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 61-55-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 70-48-0 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 53-57-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 50-67-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
08/07/16 P Erik Johnson Elbow 15-day DL (7/4), out for season
08/02/16 3B Alexi Amarista Hamstring 15-day DL (8/2)
08/01/16 P Colin Rea Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
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 60-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)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Tampa Bay Rays
08/07/16 LF Desmond Jennings Knee 15-day DL (8/3)
08/07/16 P Enny Romero Back 15-day DL (8/4)
07/31/16 RF Oswaldo Arcia Elbow 15-day DL (7/27)
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays
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