Sunday, May 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Cain vs. Rubby De La Rosa
The San Francisco Giants visit Chase Field on Sunday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Matt Cain for the Giants and Rubby De La Rosa for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +107 and Arizona at -117. The over/under was set at 9. The Giants have a 21-17-0 over/under record and a 17-21-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 18-20-0 against the run line and have a 18-18-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 20-18 record, including 9-8 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Cain has a 0-5 record with an earned run average of 6.69 and a WHIP of 1.51. He has 28 strikeouts over his 39 innings pitched and he has given up 50 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.83. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen while being struck out 87 times and walking 37 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.44 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.96 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 363 base hits and 156 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 306. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 3.56.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .263, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .256 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 9th in baseball with 9.03 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .268 and his on-base percentage is at .328. 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 .306 and he has an on-base percentage of .442. He has totaled 37 hits so far while scoring 19 runs and he's driven in 22. He has walked 30 times and has struck out 23 times. The Giants have 343 hits, including 59 doubles and 33 home runs. They've stolen 20 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. San Francisco has walked 153 times this season and they've struck out 243 times as a unit. They've left 281 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 174 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 5-14 home record and a 17-21 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.93, Rubby De La Rosa has a 4-4 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 36.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 30 hits. He has allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.65. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 117 times and walking 55 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 359 base knocks and 179 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 41 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 138 hitters and struck out 289. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .266 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.47 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .225 and he has an OBP of .396. He has 29 hits this year along with 19 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's struck out 43 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .351 and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 19 runs and drove in 18. He has earned a walk 4 times and has punched out 21 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 360 base hits, including 75 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 309 times. They've had 267 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They score 4.5 runs per game and have totaled 171 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 21-17-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 17-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-18-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-20-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
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)
05/13/16 RF David Peralta Wrist "?" Saturday 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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