Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Johnny Cueto vs. Aaron Nola
The San Francisco Giants visit Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Johnny Cueto for the Giants and Aaron Nola for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -193 and Philadelphia at +183. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Giants have a 50-53-2 over/under record and a 50-55-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Phillies are 53-54-0 against the run line and have a 50-55-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 61-44 record, including 29-23 on the road. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has a 13-3 record with an earned run average of 2.63 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 131 strikeouts over his 147.1 innings pitched and he has given up 127 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.79. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 283 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen while being struck out 253 times and walking 105 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 880 base hits and 386 earned runs. They have allowed 106 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 272 batters and struck out 819. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.82.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .260, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .258 average away from home. The Giants hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.9 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .290 and his on-base percentage is at .363. He has 100 hits this season along with 58 runs scored and 47 runs batted in. He's struck out 43 times and has walked 40 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .283 and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 101 hits so far while scoring 50 runs and he's driven in 49. He has walked 66 times and has struck out 86 times. The Giants have 934 hits, including 177 doubles and 87 home runs. They've stolen 53 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. San Francisco has walked 379 times this season and they've struck out 705 times as a unit. They've left 768 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 473 runs so far this year.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a 23-28 home record and a 48-59 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.78, Aaron Nola has a 6-9 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 121 strikeouts over the 111 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 116 hits. He has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.07. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 326 times and walking 130 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 9.09 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.33 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 953 base knocks and 452 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 289 hitters and struck out 874. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .218 average at home. The Phillies hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.94 hits per contest. Maikel Franco comes into this matchup batting .250 and he has an OBP of .304. He has 94 hits this year along with 39 runs scored and 59 RBI. He's struck out 73 times and has walked on 28 occasions. Odubel Herrera is hitting .283 and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 113 hits so far while he's scored 58 runs and drove in 37. He has earned a walk 49 times and has punched out 83 times. The Phillies as a unit have 849 base hits, including 152 doubles and 102 homers. They have 54 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 30 times. Philadelphia as a team has walked 261 times this year and they have struck out 846 times. They've had 666 men left on base and have an OPS of .677. They score 3.55 runs per game and have totaled 380 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 50-53-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 50-55-0 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 50-55-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 53-54-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
07/29/16 P Josh Osich Forearm 15-day DL (7/24)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
06/11/16 2B Kelby Tomlinson Thumb 15-day DL (6/9)
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
07/28/16 RF Peter Bourjos Shoulder 15-day DL (7/27)
07/26/16 2B Andres Blanco Finger 15-day DL (7/25)
05/01/16 P Dalier Hinojosa Hand 15-day DL (4/29)
04/24/16 P Charlie Morton Hamstring 60-day DL (4/24); out for season
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants
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