Saturday, May 14, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Peavy vs. Patrick Corbin
The San Francisco Giants visit Chase Field on Saturday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Jake Peavy for the Giants and Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +120 and Arizona at -130. The over/under was set at 9. The Giants have a 21-16-0 over/under record and a 16-21-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 18-19-0 against the run line and have a 18-17-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 19-18 record, including 8-8 on the road. Starting pitcher Jake Peavy has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 8.47 and a WHIP of 1.91. He has 31 strikeouts over his 34 innings pitched and he has given up 52 hits so far this season. He has allowed 13.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.18. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen while being struck out 85 times and walking 37 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.04 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 355 base hits and 155 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 100 batters and struck out 301. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 3.62.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .263, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. The Giants hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.05 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .277 and his on-base percentage is at .338. He has 33 hits this season along with 16 runs scored and 12 runs batted in. He's struck out 16 times and has walked 12 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .311 and he has an on-base percentage of .440. He has totaled 37 hits so far while scoring 19 runs and he's driven in 22. He has walked 28 times and has struck out 22 times. The Giants have 335 hits, including 58 doubles and 32 home runs. They've stolen 20 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. San Francisco has walked 149 times this season and they've struck out 240 times as a unit. They've left 277 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 171 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 5-13 home record and a 17-20 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.12, Patrick Corbin has a 1-3 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 43.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 44 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.09. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 116 times and walking 53 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.58 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 351 base knocks and 176 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 134 hitters and struck out 286. 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 .268 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.51 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .232 and he has an OBP of .406. He has 29 hits this year along with 19 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's struck out 42 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .353 and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 53 hits so far while he's scored 19 runs and drove in 17. He has earned a walk 4 times and has punched out 21 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 352 base hits, including 74 doubles and 46 homers. They have 22 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Arizona as a team has walked 110 times this year and they have struck out 304 times. They've had 262 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They score 4.59 runs per game and have totaled 170 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 21-16-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 16-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-17-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-19-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
05/13/16 CF Angel Pagan Hamstring is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
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 "?" Friday 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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