Friday, September 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Albert Suarez vs. Edwin Jackson
The San Francisco Giants visit Petco Park on Friday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Albert Suarez for the Giants and Edwin Jackson for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -145 and San Diego at +135. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Giants have a 69-78-5 over/under record and a 72-80-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Padres are 88-64-0 against the run line and have a 75-73-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 80-72 record, including 40-37 on the road. Starting pitcher Albert Suarez has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 4.16 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 53 strikeouts over his 80 innings pitched and he has given up 79 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.52. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 411 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen while being struck out 394 times and walking 161 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.28 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.97 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 1,261 base hits and 564 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 422 batters and struck out 1,215. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.82.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .256, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .246 average away from home. The Giants hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.8 hits per game. 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 .291 and he has an on-base percentage of .363. 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 61 times. The Giants have 1,338 hits, including 259 doubles and 124 home runs. They've stolen 74 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 33 times. San Francisco has walked 534 times this season and they've struck out 1,046 times as a unit. They've left 1,107 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 661 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 35-39 home record and a 64-88 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.00, Edwin Jackson has a 4-6 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 72 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 82 hits. He has allowed 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.34. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 479 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 486 times and walking 214 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.94 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.73 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,342 base knocks and 664 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 173 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 537 hitters and struck out 1,160. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .240 average at home. The Padres hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.83 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .261 and he has an OBP of .337. He has 146 hits this year along with 92 runs scored and 88 RBI. He's struck out 150 times and has walked on 63 occasions. Jon Jay is hitting .287 and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 93 hits so far while he's scored 43 runs and drove in 25. He has earned a walk 19 times and has punched out 72 times. The Padres as a unit have 1,190 base hits, including 238 doubles and 167 homers. They have 120 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 42 times. San Diego as a team has walked 429 times this year and they have struck out 1,412 times. They've had 911 men left on base and have an OPS of .687. They score 4.22 runs per game and have totaled 641 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 69-78-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 72-80-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 75-73-4 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 88-64-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
09/22/16 P Johnny Cueto Groin is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. San Diego Padres
09/21/16 SS Brandon Crawford Finger "?" Thursday vs. San Diego Padres
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 Giants
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