Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Christian Friedrich
The San Francisco Giants head to Petco Park on Thursday to take on the San Diego Padres. The probable pitchers are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Christian Friedrich for the Padres. The opening line for this game has San Francisco at -150 and San Diego at +140. The over/under is 8. The Giants have a 68-78-5 over/under mark and a 72-79-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Padres are 87-64-0 against the run line and have a 75-72-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
The Giants head into this game with a 80-71 record, and they are 40-36 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 11-10 record with an ERA of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 147 strikeouts during his 190.1 innings pitched and he has given up 179 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have allowed 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the pen while they've been struck out 390 times and walked 160 times this year. As a unit, San Francisco has given up 8.25 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.99 hitters per nine. They are 4th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.66. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 1,249 base hits and 555 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 420 batters and struck out 1,211. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 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 hitting .257, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .247 average on the road. The Giants have a .396 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .328 which is good for 7th in the league. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.81 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this game hitting .268 and his on-base percentage is at .334. He has 141 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 80 runs batted in. He's struck out 108 times and has walked 53 times. Buster Posey is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 146 hits so far while scoring 78 runs and he's driven in 68. He has walked 57 times and has struck out 60 times. The Giants have 1,331 hits, including 258 doubles and 123 home runs. They've stolen 74 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 33 times. San Francisco has walked 532 times this season and they've struck out 1,037 times as a unit. They've left 1,101 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 658 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this game with a 35-38 home mark and a 64-87 overall record. With an ERA of 4.78, Christian Friedrich has a 5-10 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts over the 116.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 121 hits. He has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.31. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 479 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 486 times and walking 213 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.96 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.76 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,337 base knocks and 661 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 171 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 536 hitters and struck out 1,158. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .242 average at home. The Padres hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.85 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .260 and he has an OBP of .336. He has 145 hits this year along with 91 runs scored and 86 RBI. He's struck out 150 times and has walked on 62 occasions. Jon Jay is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 93 hits so far while he's scored 42 runs and drove in 25. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 72 times. The Padres as a unit have 1,186 base hits, including 236 doubles and 166 homers. They have 120 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 42 times. San Diego as a team has walked 424 times this year and they have struck out 1,401 times. They've had 904 men left on base and have an OPS of .688. They score 4.23 runs per game and have totaled 639 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 68-78-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 72-79-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 75-72-4 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 87-64-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
09/20/16 SS Brandon Crawford Finger injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
09/20/16 P Johnny Cueto Leg "?" for next scheduled start
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)
San Diego Padres
09/17/16 3B Yangervis Solarte Personal out indefinitely
09/01/16 C Christian Bethancourt Ribs 15-day DL (8/31)
08/23/16 RF Jabari Blash Finger 15-day DL (8/19)
08/07/16 P Erik Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (7/4), out for season
08/01/16 P Colin Rea Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
06/28/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 60-day DL (3/25)
05/31/16 P Cesar Vargas Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 60-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 60-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 60-day DL (4/5)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres
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