Sunday, August 7, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Tanner Roark
The San Francisco Giants visit Nationals Park on Sunday to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Tanner Roark for the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -110 and Washington at +100. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Giants have a 52-55-2 over/under record and a 50-59-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Nationals are 58-51-0 against the run line and have a 52-51-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 62-47 record, including 30-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 1.03. He has 174 strikeouts over his 155.2 innings pitched and he has given up 122 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.12. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 292 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen while being struck out 267 times and walking 110 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.87 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 914 base hits and 406 earned runs. They have allowed 113 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 288 batters and struck out 859. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .259, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. The Giants hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.86 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .288 and his on-base percentage is at .360. He has 103 hits this season along with 60 runs scored and 50 runs batted in. He's struck out 45 times and has walked 41 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .283 and he has an on-base percentage of .395. 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 90 times. The Giants have 966 hits, including 180 doubles and 92 home runs. They've stolen 56 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 24 times. San Francisco has walked 390 times this season and they've struck out 739 times as a unit. They've left 793 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 489 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this matchup with a 32-20 home record and a 65-44 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.02, Tanner Roark has a 11-6 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 119 strikeouts over the 143 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 125 hits. He has allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.51. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.99 and they have given up 265 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 320 times and walking 102 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.61 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.27 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.21. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 837 base knocks and 353 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 102 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 309 hitters and struck out 1,020. 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 3.45.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .249 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 17th in baseball with 8.62 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .356 and he has an OBP of .396. He has 139 hits this year along with 66 runs scored and 81 RBI. He's struck out 43 times and has walked on 23 occasions. Bryce Harper is hitting .235 and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 83 hits so far while he's scored 59 runs and drove in 57. He has earned a walk 82 times and has punched out 75 times. The Nationals as a unit have 940 base hits, including 181 doubles and 146 homers. They have 76 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Washington as a team has walked 383 times this year and they have struck out 830 times. They've had 748 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They score 4.77 runs per game and have totaled 520 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 52-55-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 50-59-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 52-51-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 58-51-0 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)
08/06/16 1B Ryan Zimmerman Wrist "?" Saturday 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants
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