Friday, May 13, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Shelby Miller
The San Francisco Giants visit Chase Field on Friday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Shelby Miller for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -131 and Arizona at +121. The over/under was set at 9. The Giants have a 21-15-0 over/under record and a 15-21-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 18-18-0 against the run line and have a 18-16-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 18-18 record, including 7-8 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 3.17 and a WHIP of 1.14. He has 44 strikeouts over his 48.1 innings pitched and he has given up 42 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.14. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen while being struck out 82 times and walking 35 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.93 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 345 base hits and 153 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 96 batters and struck out 289. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .263, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .256 average away from home. The Giants hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.08 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .270 and his on-base percentage is at .333. He has 31 hits this season along with 15 runs scored and 12 runs batted in. He's struck out 15 times and has walked 12 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .313 and he has an on-base percentage of .445. He has totaled 36 hits so far while scoring 19 runs and he's driven in 21. He has walked 28 times and has struck out 21 times. The Giants have 327 hits, including 57 doubles and 31 home runs. They've stolen 20 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. San Francisco has walked 146 times this season and they've struck out 232 times as a unit. They've left 271 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 167 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 5-12 home record and a 17-19 overall mark. With an earned run average of 7.36, Shelby Miller has a 1-3 record and a 1.77 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 31 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.07. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 112 times and walking 53 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.34 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.57 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 343 base knocks and 172 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 131 hitters and struck out 278. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .267 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.5 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .240 and he has an OBP of .413. He has 29 hits this year along with 19 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's struck out 39 times and has walked on 35 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .345 and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 50 hits so far while he's scored 18 runs and drove in 17. He has earned a walk 4 times and has punched out 20 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 342 base hits, including 72 doubles and 46 homers. They have 21 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. Arizona as a team has walked 106 times this year and they have struck out 292 times. They've had 251 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They score 4.67 runs per game and have totaled 168 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 21-15-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 15-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-16-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
05/09/16 CF Angel Pagan Hamstring out indefinitely
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/19/16 P George Kontos Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
05/12/16 RF David Peralta Wrist is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. San Francisco Giants
04/04/16 P Josh Collment Shoulder 15-day DL (3/28)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants
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