Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Johnny Cueto vs. Chris Rusin
The San Francisco Giants visit Coors Field on Sunday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Johnny Cueto for the Giants and Chris Rusin for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -167 and Colorado at +157. The over/under was set at 10.5. The Giants have a 24-26-0 over/under record and a 23-27-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Rockies are 26-21-0 against the run line and have a 23-23-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 30-20 record, including 14-9 on the road. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has a 7-1 record with an earned run average of 2.38 and a WHIP of 0.99. He has 67 strikeouts over his 75.2 innings pitched and he has given up 63 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.21. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen while being struck out 109 times and walking 45 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.86 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.79 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 447 base hits and 184 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 124 batters and struck out 393. They walk 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.48.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .254, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Giants hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.64 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .264 and his on-base percentage is at .326. He has 42 hits this season along with 23 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 432 hits, including 77 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 316 times as a unit. They've left 366 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 213 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 9-10 home record and a 23-24 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.93, Chris Rusin has a 1-2 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 36.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 38 hits. He has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.43. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 158 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 136 times and walking 52 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.42 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 441 base knocks and 225 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 139 hitters and struck out 344. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .296 average at home. The Rockies hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.49 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .286 and he has an OBP of .326. He has 52 hits this year along with 30 runs scored and 15 RBI. He's struck out 38 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .284 and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 52 hits so far while he's scored 33 runs and drove in 36. He has earned a walk 19 times and has punched out 22 times. The Rockies as a unit have 447 base hits, including 93 doubles and 53 homers. They have 19 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Colorado as a team has walked 130 times this year and they have struck out 364 times. They've had 306 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They score 4.89 runs per game and have totaled 230 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 24-26-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 23-27-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 23-23-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 26-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
05/28/16 P Matt Cain Hamstring "?" for next start
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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