Friday, August 5, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Reynaldo Lopez
The San Francisco Giants visit Nationals Park on Friday to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Reynaldo Lopez for the Nationals. The Giants have a 52-53-2 over/under record and a 50-57-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Nationals are 57-51-0 against the run line and have a 52-50-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 61-46 record, including 29-25 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 4.30 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 99 strikeouts over his 134 innings pitched and he has given up 132 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 291 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 263 times and walking 109 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.45 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.87 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 905 base hits and 400 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 279 batters and struck out 843. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .260, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. The Giants hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.92 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .291 and his on-base percentage is at .364. He has 103 hits this season along with 60 runs scored and 50 runs batted in. He's struck out 44 times and has walked 41 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .286 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 53. He has walked 68 times and has struck out 88 times. The Giants have 954 hits, including 179 doubles and 90 home runs. They've stolen 56 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. San Francisco has walked 386 times this season and they've struck out 718 times as a unit. They've left 783 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 485 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this matchup with a 31-20 home record and a 64-44 overall mark. With an earned run average of 9.35, Reynaldo Lopez has a 0-1 record and a 2.31 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 8.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 14 hits. He has allowed 14.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.71. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.01 and they have given up 263 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 318 times and walking 102 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.64 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.27 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.23. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 833 base knocks and 352 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 101 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 308 hitters and struck out 1,011. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.46.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Nationals hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.65 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .358 and he has an OBP of .398. He has 138 hits this year along with 66 runs scored and 80 RBI. He's struck out 43 times and has walked on 23 occasions. Bryce Harper is hitting .234 and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 82 hits so far while he's scored 58 runs and drove in 56. He has earned a walk 82 times and has punched out 75 times. The Nationals as a unit have 934 base hits, including 180 doubles and 144 homers. They have 76 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Washington as a team has walked 381 times this year and they have struck out 825 times. They've had 746 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They score 4.77 runs per game and have totaled 515 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 52-53-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 50-57-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 52-50-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 57-51-0 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)
08/04/16 1B Ryan Zimmerman Wrist "?" Friday vs. San Francisco Giants
07/30/16 C Jose Lobaton Elbow 15-day DL (7/20)
07/27/16 2B Stephen Drew Vertigo 15-day DL (7/24)
07/03/16 P Joe Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (7/3)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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