Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Eddie Butler
The San Francisco Giants visit Coors Field on Saturday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Eddie Butler for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -160 and Colorado at +135. The over/under was set at 10.5. The Giants have a 24-25-0 over/under record and a 23-26-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Rockies are 25-21-0 against the run line and have a 23-22-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 30-19 record, including 14-8 on the road. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 2.17 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 77 strikeouts over his 66.1 innings pitched and he has given up 54 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.98. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen while being struck out 106 times and walking 43 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.87 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 436 base hits and 179 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 122 batters and struck out 390. They walk 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.48.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .255, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Giants hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.67 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .265 and his on-base percentage is at .328. He has 41 hits this season along with 22 runs scored and 18 runs batted in. He's struck out 20 times and has walked 16 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .276 and he has an on-base percentage of .407. He has totaled 43 hits so far while scoring 22 runs and he's driven in 22. He has walked 35 times and has struck out 32 times. The Giants have 425 hits, including 76 doubles and 40 home runs. They've stolen 31 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 13 times. San Francisco has walked 192 times this season and they've struck out 312 times as a unit. They've left 361 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 211 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 8-10 home record and a 22-24 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.58, Eddie Butler has a 2-2 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 27.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 27 hits. He has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.7. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 135 times and walking 52 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.57 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 434 base knocks and 224 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 139 hitters and struck out 340. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .294 average at home. The Rockies hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.46 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .287 and he has an OBP of .328. He has 51 hits this year along with 29 runs scored and 15 RBI. He's struck out 37 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .285 and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 51 hits so far while he's scored 33 runs and drove in 35. He has earned a walk 19 times and has punched out 22 times. The Rockies as a unit have 436 base hits, including 88 doubles and 53 homers. They have 19 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Colorado as a team has walked 128 times this year and they have struck out 361 times. They've had 298 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They score 4.89 runs per game and have totaled 225 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 24-25-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 23-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 23-22-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 25-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
05/27/16 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Colorado Rockies
05/25/16 1B Brandon Belt Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs Colorado
05/24/16 LF Angel Pagan Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
05/25/16 P Boone Logan Shoulder 15-day DL (5/18)
05/20/16 P Christian Bergman Oblique 15-day DL (5/20)
05/13/16 SS Jose Reyes Suspension 51-game suspension, eligible to return (6/1)
05/07/16 C Nick Hundley Oblique 15-day DL (5/6)
04/10/16 P Adam Ottavino Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Anderson Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants
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