Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Johnny Cueto vs. Drew Pomeranz
The San Francisco Giants visit Petco Park on Wednesday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Johnny Cueto for the Giants and Drew Pomeranz for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -143 and San Diego at +133. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Giants have a 21-19-0 over/under record and a 19-21-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Padres are 26-13-0 against the run line and have a 18-20-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 67% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 22-18 record, including 11-8 on the road. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 2.97 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 53 strikeouts over his 57.2 innings pitched and he has given up 57 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.28. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 114 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen while being struck out 91 times and walking 39 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.37 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.91 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 379 base hits and 160 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 106 batters and struck out 320. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 3.53.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .262, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The Giants hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.97 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .273 and his on-base percentage is at .331. He has 35 hits this season along with 17 runs scored and 14 runs batted in. He's struck out 16 times and has walked 12 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .305 and he has an on-base percentage of .438. He has totaled 39 hits so far while scoring 19 runs and he's driven in 22. He has walked 31 times and has struck out 25 times. The Giants have 359 hits, including 60 doubles and 35 home runs. They've stolen 20 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. San Francisco has walked 161 times this season and they've struck out 257 times as a unit. They've left 296 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 181 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 8-11 home record and a 17-22 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.80, Drew Pomeranz has a 4-3 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 40 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 24 hits. He has allowed 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.62. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 133 times and walking 63 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.51 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 331 base knocks and 152 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 158 hitters and struck out 329. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .227 average at home. The Padres hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.79 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .270 and he has an OBP of .298. He has 41 hits this year along with 22 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 40 times and has walked on 7 occasions. Jon Jay is hitting .280 and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 40 hits so far while he's scored 15 runs and drove in 14. He has earned a walk 11 times and has punched out 35 times. The Padres as a unit have 304 base hits, including 60 doubles and 35 homers. They have 25 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 12 times. San Diego as a team has walked 99 times this year and they have struck out 362 times. They've had 240 men left on base and have an OPS of .656. They score 3.69 runs per game and have totaled 144 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 21-19-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 19-21-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 18-20-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 26-13-0 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)
San Diego Padres
05/17/16 1B Wil Myers Calf "?" Tuesday vs. San Francisco Giants
05/13/16 P Andrew Cashner Hamstring 15-day DL (5/9)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 15-day DL (5/8)
04/23/16 3B Alexi Amarista Hamstring 15-day DL (4/20)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/11/16 3B Yangervis Solarte Hamstring 15-day DL (4/10)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/08/16 P Matt Thornton Achilles 15-day DL (4/4)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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