Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Cain vs. Jacob DeGrom
The San Francisco Giants visit Citi Field on Saturday to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Matt Cain for the Giants and Jacob DeGrom for the Mets. The Giants have a 13-10-0 over/under record and a 10-13-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Mets are 10-10-0 against the run line and have a 10-9-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 12-11 record, including 4-5 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Cain has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 6.43 and a WHIP of 1.67. He has 16 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he has given up 27 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.96. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 64 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen while being struck out 57 times and walking 25 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.66 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.04 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 221 base hits and 97 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 60 batters and struck out 184. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 3.54.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .270, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .245 average away from home. The Giants hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.17 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .264 and his on-base percentage is at .325. He has 19 hits this season along with 8 runs scored and 7 runs batted in. He's struck out 9 times and has walked 7 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .303 and he has an on-base percentage of .402. He has totaled 23 hits so far while scoring 13 runs and he's driven in 16. He has walked 14 times and has struck out 13 times. The Giants have 211 hits, including 35 doubles and 24 home runs. They've stolen 7 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. San Francisco has walked 89 times this season and they've struck out 141 times as a unit. They've left 161 men on base and have a team OPS of .779. They score 5.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 118 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 5-4 home record and a 13-7 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.54, Jacob DeGrom has a 2-0 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 11.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 13 hits. He has allowed 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.56. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.54 and they have given up 58 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 78 times and walking 20 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.97 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.72 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.91. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 179 base knocks and 58 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year and they give up 0.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 43 hitters and struck out 194. They give up a walk 2.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 2.29.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .212 average at home. The Mets hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.55 hits per contest. Neil Walker comes into this matchup batting .300 and he has an OBP of .325. He has 24 hits this year along with 12 runs scored and 16 RBI. He's struck out 18 times and has walked on 3 occasions. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .301 and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 22 hits so far while he's scored 6 runs and drove in 5. He has earned a walk 6 times and has punched out 14 times. The Mets as a unit have 171 base hits, including 36 doubles and 30 homers. They have 5 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. New York as a team has walked 67 times this year and they have struck out 177 times. They've had 148 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They score 4.4 runs per game and have totaled 88 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 13-10-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 10-13-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 10-9-1 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 10-10-0 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)
New York Mets
04/28/16 CF Yoenis Cespedes Knee "?" Friday vs. San Francisco Giants
04/26/16 C Travis d'Arnaud Shoulder 15-day DL (4/25)
04/04/16 P Joshua Edgin Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants
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