Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Tyler Chatwood
The San Francisco Giants visit Coors Field on Tuesday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Tyler Chatwood for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -131 and Colorado at +121. The over/under was set at 10.5. The Giants have a 3-4-0 over/under record and a 4-3-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Rockies are 3-3-0 against the run line and have a 4-2-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 5-2 record, including 2-1 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija held a 11-13 record with an earned run average of 4.96 and a WHIP of 1.29 last season. He had 163 strikeouts over his 214 innings pitched and he also gave up 228 hits over that time period. He allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.23. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.59 and they have given up 14 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .173 against the bullpen while being struck out 17 times and walking 8 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.14 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.73 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 65 base hits and 24 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season and they allow 0.6 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 20 batters and struck out 55. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 3.38.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .268, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .272 average away from home. The Giants hold a .502 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 9.14 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .391 and his on-base percentage is at .444. He has 9 hits this season along with 3 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. He's struck out 1 time and has walked 3 times. Hunter Pence is hitting .250 and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 6 hits so far while scoring 4 runs and he's driven in 5. He has walked 5 times and has struck out 7 times. The Giants have 64 hits, including 10 doubles, 2 triples, and 14 home runs. They've stolen 3 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. San Francisco has walked 24 times this season and they've struck out 36 times as a unit. They've left 39 men on base and have a team OPS of .835. They score 6.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 43 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 1-2 home record and a 3-3 overall mark. With an earned run average last season of 4.5, Tyler Chatwood had a 1-0 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He had 20 strikeouts over the 24 innings he pitched during which he gave up 21 hits. He allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.88. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 9.27 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .369 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 21 times and walking 7 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 13.58 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.32 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 7.98. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 80 base knocks and 47 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year and they give up 1.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 20 hitters and struck out 49. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.89 while their FIP as a staff is 5.18.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The Rockies hold a .583 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.67 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .375 and he has an OBP of .423. He has 9 hits this year along with 5 runs scored and 5 RBI. He's struck out 7 times and has walked on 2 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .217 and he has an OBP of .308. He has collected 5 hits so far while he's scored 3 runs and drove in 4. He has earned a walk 3 times and has punched out 1 time. The Rockies as a unit have 58 base hits, including 14 doubles, 0 triples, and 17 homers. They have 2 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 2 times. Colorado as a team has walked 18 times this year and they have struck out 38 times. They've had 37 men left on base and have an OPS of .916. They score 5.83 runs per game and have totaled 35 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 3-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 4-3-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 4-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 3-3-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
04/01/16 P Matt Cain Arm out indefinitely
04/10/16 P Adam Ottavino Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jason Motte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Gray Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Anderson Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Matzek Personal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/03/16 2B Daniel Descalso Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies
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