Friday, June 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Roenis Elias
The Seattle Mariners head to Fenway Park on Friday to take on the Boston Red Sox. The probable pitchers are Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners and Roenis Elias for the Red Sox. The opening line for this game has Seattle at +123 and Boston at -133. The over/under is 9.5. The Mariners have a 31-29-5 over/under mark and a 31-34-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Red Sox are 37-27-0 against the run line and have a 35-24-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this game with a 34-31 record, and they are 19-13 on the road. Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has a 5-5 record with an ERA of 4.10 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 63 strikeouts during his 83.1 innings pitched and he has given up 85 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.45. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have allowed 163 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the pen while they've been struck out 226 times and walked 76 times this year. As a unit, Seattle has given up 8.23 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 hitters per nine. They are 6th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.69. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 535 base hits and 240 earned runs. They have allowed 80 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 198 batters and struck out 566. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team, Seattle is hitting .259, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .269 average on the road. The Mariners have a .438 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .329 which is good for 8th in the league. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.91 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .300 and his on-base percentage is at .387. He has 72 hits this season along with 39 runs scored and 46 runs batted in. He's struck out 64 times and has walked 30 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .294 and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 79 hits so far while scoring 50 runs and he's driven in 51. He has walked 18 times and has struck out 40 times. The Mariners have 579 hits, including 95 doubles and 96 home runs. They've stolen 24 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 18 times. Seattle has walked 210 times this season and they've struck out 492 times as a unit. They've left 431 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 4.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 324 runs so far this year.
Boston comes into this game with a 20-13 home mark and a 37-27 overall record. With an ERA of 16.20, Roenis Elias has a 0-0 record and a 3.60 WHIP. He has 1 strikeout over the 1.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 4 hits. He has allowed 21.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.54. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 157 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Red Sox bullpen while being struck out 213 times and walking 83 times this season. As a team, Boston has allowed 8.03 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.61 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 510 base knocks and 267 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 72 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Boston as a staff has walked 223 hitters and struck out 548. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .291, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .301 average at home. The Red Sox hold a .481 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .357 which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in baseball with 10.44 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this matchup batting .357 and he has an OBP of .406. He has 96 hits this year along with 52 runs scored and 45 RBI. He's struck out 44 times and has walked on 22 occasions. Mookie Betts is hitting .291 and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 82 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 47. He has earned a walk 20 times and has punched out 41 times. The Red Sox as a unit have 668 base hits, including 163 doubles and 79 homers. They have 45 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Boston as a team has walked 222 times this year and they have struck out 470 times. They've had 469 men left on base and have an OPS of .838. They score 5.89 runs per game and have totaled 377 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 31-29-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 31-34-0 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 35-24-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 37-27-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/15/16 P Taijuan Walker Foot left last game, "?" for next scheduled start Sunday vs. Boston Red Sox
06/01/16 P Felix Hernandez Calf 15-day DL (5/28)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 C Jesus Sucre Leg 60-day DL (3/1)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Boston Red Sox
06/07/16 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (5/15)
06/06/16 C Blake Swihart Ankle 15-day DL (6/5)
06/06/16 C Ryan Hanigan Neck 15-day DL (6/5)
06/05/16 LF Brock Holt Concussion 15-day DL (6/2)
05/03/16 3B Pablo Sandoval Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
04/04/16 P Brandon Workman Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox
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