Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs. Danny Salazar
The Seattle Mariners visit Progressive Field on Wednesday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Taijuan Walker for the Mariners and Danny Salazar for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +145 and Cleveland at -155. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mariners have a 4-7-1 over/under record and a 6-6-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Indians are 4-6-0 against the run line and have a 5-4-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 40% of the time.
The Mariners head into this matchup with a 5-7 record, including 4-2 on the road. Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 8 strikeouts over his 12 innings pitched and he has given up 12 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.37. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.08 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .175 against the bullpen while being struck out 42 times and walking 12 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.33 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 96 base hits and 43 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 38 batters and struck out 112. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.54.
As a team, Seattle is batting .222, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .273 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 7.58 hits per game. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .277 and his on-base percentage is at .358. He has 13 hits this season along with 6 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. He's struck out 6 times and has walked 5 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .224 and he has an on-base percentage of .283. He has totaled 11 hits so far while scoring 7 runs and he's driven in 10. He has walked 4 times and has struck out 8 times. The Mariners have 91 hits, including 16 doubles and 16 home runs. They've stolen 3 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 4 times. Seattle has walked 35 times this season and they've struck out 99 times as a unit. They've left 79 men on base and have a team OPS of .677. They score 3.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 45 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this matchup with a 2-3 home record and a 5-5 overall mark. With an earned run average of 0.79, Danny Salazar has a 2-0 record and a 0.97 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 11.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 5 hits. He has allowed 4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.3. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.97 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 22 times and walking 14 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.18 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.49 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.40. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 80 base knocks and 43 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year and they give up 1.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 30 hitters and struck out 83. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.91.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .251 average at home. The Indians hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.1 hits per contest. Jason Kipnis comes into this matchup batting .297 and he has an OBP of .372. He has 11 hits this year along with 7 runs scored and 5 RBI. He's struck out 12 times and has walked on 5 occasions. Francisco Lindor is hitting .275 and he has an OBP of .310. He has collected 11 hits so far while he's scored 7 runs and drove in 4. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 10 times. The Indians as a unit have 81 base hits, including 17 doubles and 10 homers. They have 10 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 1 time. Cleveland as a team has walked 30 times this year and they have struck out 97 times. They've had 66 men left on base and have an OPS of .686. They score 4.2 runs per game and have totaled 42 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 4-7-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 6-6-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 5-4-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 4-6-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 C Jesus Sucre Leg 60-day DL
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
04/05/16 P Tommy Hunter Side 15-day DL (3/26)
04/04/16 3B Lonnie Chisenhall Arm 15-day DL (3/28)
04/04/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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