Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Michael Fulmer
The Seattle Mariners visit Comerica Park on Wednesday to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +120 and Detroit at -130. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mariners have a 34-31-5 over/under record and a 34-36-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Tigers are 40-30-0 against the run line and have a 41-25-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
The Mariners head into this matchup with a 36-34 record, including 21-16 on the road. Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 4.18 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 67 strikeouts over his 90.1 innings pitched and he has given up 94 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.42. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen while being struck out 239 times and walking 81 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.55 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 595 base hits and 263 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 211 batters and struck out 599. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team, Seattle is batting .263, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .275 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 9.11 hits per game. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .286 and his on-base percentage is at .371. He has 75 hits this season along with 41 runs scored and 46 runs batted in. He's struck out 74 times and has walked 31 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .297 and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 86 hits so far while scoring 51 runs and he's driven in 53. He has walked 21 times and has struck out 45 times. The Mariners have 638 hits, including 103 doubles and 104 home runs. They've stolen 24 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 19 times. Seattle has walked 220 times this season and they've struck out 537 times as a unit. They've left 466 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 348 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this matchup with a 18-13 home record and a 35-35 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.43, Michael Fulmer has a 7-2 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 59.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 47 hits. He has allowed 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.78. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 231 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 179 times and walking 77 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.35 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.28 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 646 base knocks and 317 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 218 hitters and struck out 503. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .283 average at home. The Tigers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.43 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .332. He has 77 hits this year along with 35 runs scored and 39 RBI. He's struck out 70 times and has walked on 14 occasions. Ian Kinsler is hitting .299 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 84 hits so far while he's scored 58 runs and drove in 45. He has earned a walk 19 times and has punched out 50 times. The Tigers as a unit have 660 base hits, including 117 doubles and 91 homers. They have 28 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 12 times. Detroit as a team has walked 205 times this year and they have struck out 599 times. They've had 481 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They score 4.79 runs per game and have totaled 335 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 34-31-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 34-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 41-25-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 40-30-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/21/16 P Taijuan Walker Foot "?" for next scheduled start Friday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
06/17/16 P Wade Miley Shoulder 15-day DL (6/13)
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)
06/21/16 P Drew VerHagen Shoulder 60-day DL (5/23)
06/21/16 2B Ian Kinsler Hand probable Tuesday vs. Seattle Mariners
06/17/16 RF J.D. Martinez Elbow 15-day DL (6/17)
04/04/16 P Daniel Norris Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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