Thursday, August 4, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Moore vs. Vincent Velasquez
The San Francisco Giants head to Citizens Bank Park on Thursday to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable pitchers are Matt Moore for the Giants and Vincent Velasquez for the Phillies. The opening line for this game has San Francisco at -126 and Philadelphia at +116. The over/under is 8. The Giants have a 51-53-2 over/under mark and a 50-56-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Phillies are 54-54-0 against the run line and have a 51-55-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Giants head into this game with a 61-45 record, and they are 29-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Moore has a 7-7 record with an ERA of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 109 strikeouts during his 130 innings pitched and he has given up 125 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.49. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have allowed 288 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the pen while they've been struck out 260 times and walked 106 times this year. As a unit, San Francisco has given up 8.45 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 hitters per nine. They are 6th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.74. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 895 base hits and 395 earned runs. They have allowed 109 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 275 batters and struck out 830. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
As a team, San Francisco is hitting .260, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .258 average on the road. The Giants have a .402 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .333 which is good for 4th in the league. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.91 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .289 and his on-base percentage is at .364. He has 101 hits this season along with 59 runs scored and 47 runs batted in. He's struck out 43 times and has walked 41 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .399. He has totaled 104 hits so far while scoring 51 runs and he's driven in 52. He has walked 66 times and has struck out 88 times. The Giants have 944 hits, including 177 doubles and 90 home runs. They've stolen 55 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. San Francisco has walked 384 times this season and they've struck out 714 times as a unit. They've left 776 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 481 runs so far this year.
Philadelphia comes into this game with a 24-28 home mark and a 49-59 overall record. With an ERA of 3.32, Vincent Velasquez has a 8-3 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 108 strikeouts over the 97.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 91 hits. He has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.52. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 343 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 331 times and walking 132 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 9.09 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.34 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 963 base knocks and 460 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 129 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 294 hitters and struck out 883. 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 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .222 average at home. The Phillies hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 8 hits per contest. Maikel Franco comes into this matchup batting .258 and he has an OBP of .313. He has 98 hits this year along with 42 runs scored and 63 RBI. He's struck out 73 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Odubel Herrera is hitting .284 and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 114 hits so far while he's scored 59 runs and drove in 37. He has earned a walk 49 times and has punched out 83 times. The Phillies as a unit have 864 base hits, including 154 doubles and 105 homers. They have 56 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 30 times. Philadelphia as a team has walked 264 times this year and they have struck out 857 times. They've had 671 men left on base and have an OPS of .682. They score 3.64 runs per game and have totaled 393 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 51-53-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 50-56-0 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 51-55-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 54-54-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
08/02/16 RF Mac Williamson Shoulder 15-day DL (8/1)
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)
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)
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