Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Noah Syndergaard
The San Francisco Giants visit Citi Field on Sunday to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Noah Syndergaard for the Mets. The Giants have a 14-10-0 over/under record and a 10-14-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The Mets are 11-10-0 against the run line and have a 11-9-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 12-12 record, including 4-6 on the road. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 38 strikeouts over his 29.2 innings pitched and he has given up 30 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.82. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen while being struck out 61 times and walking 26 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.03 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 233 base hits and 110 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 66 batters and struck out 191. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 3.58.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .270, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The Giants hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.17 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .270 and his on-base percentage is at .329. He has 20 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 .304 and he has an on-base percentage of .406. He has totaled 24 hits so far while scoring 13 runs and he's driven in 16. He has walked 15 times and has struck out 14 times. The Giants have 220 hits, including 36 doubles and 25 home runs. They've stolen 7 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. San Francisco has walked 95 times this season and they've struck out 147 times as a unit. They've left 174 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 119 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 6-4 home record and a 14-7 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.69, Noah Syndergaard has a 2-0 record and a 0.98 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 26.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 22 hits. He has allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 0.79. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.56 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 80 times and walking 23 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.97 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.54 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.81. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 188 base knocks and 59 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 9 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 49 hitters and struck out 200. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 2.40.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .226 average at home. The Mets hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.71 hits per contest. Neil Walker comes into this matchup batting .306 and he has an OBP of .330. He has 26 hits this year along with 13 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 18 times and has walked on 3 occasions. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .312 and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 24 hits so far while he's scored 8 runs and drove in 7. He has earned a walk 6 times and has punched out 14 times. The Mets as a unit have 183 base hits, including 39 doubles and 31 homers. They have 5 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. New York as a team has walked 73 times this year and they have struck out 184 times. They've had 153 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They score 4.81 runs per game and have totaled 101 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 14-10-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 10-14-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 11-9-1 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 11-10-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
04/30/16 2B Joe Panik Groin injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. New York Mets
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
04/26/16 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants
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