Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Noah Syndergaard
The San Francisco Giants head to Citi Field on Wednesday to take on the New York Mets. The probable pitchers are Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Noah Syndergaard for the Mets. The Giants have a 75-82-5 over/under mark and a 78-84-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Mets are 76-86-0 against the run line and have a 74-85-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Giants head into this game with a 87-75 record, and they are 42-39 on the road. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 15-9 record with an ERA of 2.74 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 251 strikeouts during his 226.2 innings pitched and he has given up 178 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.24. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have allowed 430 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the pen while they've been struck out 420 times and walked 167 times this year. As a unit, San Francisco has given up 8.22 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.07 hitters per nine. They are 4th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.66. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 1,333 base hits and 593 earned runs. They have allowed 158 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 439 batters and struck out 1,309. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.76.
As a team, San Francisco is hitting .258, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .244 average on the road. The Giants have a .398 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .329 which is good for 7th in the league. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.87 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this game hitting .275 and his on-base percentage is at .342. He has 152 hits this season along with 67 runs scored and 84 runs batted in. He's struck out 115 times and has walked 57 times. Buster Posey is hitting .288 and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 155 hits so far while scoring 82 runs and he's driven in 80. He has walked 64 times and has struck out 68 times. The Giants have 1,437 hits, including 280 doubles and 130 home runs. They've stolen 79 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 36 times. San Francisco has walked 572 times this season and they've struck out 1,107 times as a unit. They've left 1,188 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 715 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this game with a 44-37 home mark and a 87-75 overall record. With an ERA of 2.60, Noah Syndergaard has a 14-9 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 218 strikeouts over the 183.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 168 hits. He has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.29. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 569 times and walking 189 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.68 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,398 base knocks and 575 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 152 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 439 hitters and struck out 1,396. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.57.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .239 average at home. The Mets hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.28 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .280 and he has an OBP of .336. He has 146 hits this year along with 65 runs scored and 62 RBI. He's struck out 103 times and has walked on 38 occasions. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .280 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 134 hits so far while he's scored 72 runs and drove in 86. He has earned a walk 51 times and has punched out 108 times. The Mets as a unit have 1,342 base hits, including 240 doubles and 218 homers. They have 42 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. New York as a team has walked 517 times this year and they have struck out 1,302 times. They've had 1,120 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They score 4.14 runs per game and have totaled 671 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 75-82-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 78-84-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 74-85-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 76-86-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
09/29/16 3B Eduardo Nunez Hamstring out indefinitely
09/28/16 RF Mac Williamson Quad 60-day DL (9/27)
09/06/16 P Ray Black Elbow 60-day DL (9/3)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
New York Mets
09/27/16 P Steven Matz Elbow 15-day DL (8/15); out for season
09/21/16 3B Wilmer Flores Wrist out for season
09/18/16 P Jon Niese Knee 60-day DL (8/24)
09/17/16 P Jacob deGrom Forearm out for season
09/03/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
08/31/16 2B Neil Walker Back 60-day DL, out for season
08/27/16 RF Justin Ruggiano Shoulder 60-day DL (8/27)
07/06/16 P Matt Harvey Shoulder 60-day DL (7/6), out for season
06/03/16 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (5/30), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets
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