Sunday, September 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Moore vs. Zack Greinke
The San Francisco Giants head to Chase Field on Sunday to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable pitchers are Matt Moore for the Giants and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this game has San Francisco at +100 and Arizona at -110. The over/under is 9. The Giants have a 64-71-5 over/under mark and a 66-74-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 54-86-0 against the run line and have a 81-54-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 39% of the time.
The Giants head into this game with a 75-65 record, and they are 37-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Moore has a 9-11 record with an ERA of 4.14 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 146 strikeouts during his 169.2 innings pitched and he has given up 153 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have allowed 380 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the pen while they've been struck out 356 times and walked 152 times this year. As a unit, San Francisco has given up 8.26 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.93 hitters per nine. They are 4th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.73. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 1,160 base hits and 523 earned runs. They have allowed 144 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 393 batters and struck out 1,115. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team, San Francisco is hitting .257, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .245 average on the road. The Giants have a .398 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .328 which is good for 7th in the league. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.83 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .285 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 130 hits this season along with 74 runs scored and 63 runs batted in. He's struck out 57 times and has walked 55 times. Brandon Crawford is hitting .268 and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 131 hits so far while scoring 57 runs and he's driven in 77. He has walked 48 times and has struck out 104 times. The Giants have 1,236 hits, including 246 doubles and 115 home runs. They've stolen 70 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 31 times. San Francisco has walked 498 times this season and they've struck out 959 times as a unit. They've left 1,023 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 618 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this game with a 25-44 home mark and a 58-82 overall record. With an ERA of 4.54, Zack Greinke has a 12-5 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 120 strikeouts over the 140.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 149 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 510 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 437 times and walking 235 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.84 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.08 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.20. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,376 base knocks and 727 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 181 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 527 hitters and struck out 1,130. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.51 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .264 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.17 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .416. He has 149 hits this year along with 90 runs scored and 82 RBI. He's struck out 127 times and has walked on 100 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .313 and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 172 hits so far while he's scored 83 runs and drove in 51. He has earned a walk 31 times and has punched out 88 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,284 base hits, including 245 doubles and 155 homers. They have 120 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Arizona as a team has walked 398 times this year and they have struck out 1,225 times. They've had 975 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They score 4.58 runs per game and have totaled 641 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 64-71-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 66-74-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 81-54-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 54-86-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
09/07/16 CF Denard Span Knee "?" Saturday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
09/06/16 P Ray Black Elbow 60-day DL (9/3)
08/29/16 P Derek Law Elbow 15-day DL (8/28)
08/23/16 LF Gregor Blanco Shoulder 15-day DL (8/22)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
09/09/16 CF A.J. Pollock Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. San Francisco Giants
08/07/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
07/24/16 SS Nick Ahmed Hip 60-day DL (7/23); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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