Sunday, July 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Montgomery vs. Chris Young
The Seattle Mariners visit Kauffman Stadium on Sunday to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Mike Montgomery for the Mariners and Chris Young for the Royals. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +180 and Kansas City at -190. The over/under was set at 9. The Mariners have a 41-41-5 over/under record and a 44-43-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Royals are 46-40-0 against the run line and have a 37-44-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 44-43 record, including 22-23 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Montgomery has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 2.15 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 44 strikeouts over his 50.1 innings pitched and he has given up 37 hits so far this season. He has allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.94. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have given up 236 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen while being struck out 311 times and walking 104 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.43 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 752 base hits and 339 earned runs. They have allowed 110 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 257 batters and struck out 729. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team, Seattle is batting .262, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .265 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 9.03 hits per game. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .276 and his on-base percentage is at .360. He has 89 hits this season along with 53 runs scored and 58 runs batted in. He's struck out 92 times and has walked 37 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .313 and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 111 hits so far while scoring 61 runs and he's driven in 56. He has walked 28 times and has struck out 56 times. The Mariners have 786 hits, including 139 doubles and 129 home runs. They've stolen 25 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. Seattle has walked 266 times this season and they've struck out 673 times as a unit. They've left 576 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 424 runs so far this year.
Kansas City comes into this matchup with a 28-12 home record and a 44-42 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.90, Chris Young has a 2-8 record and a 1.63 WHIP. He has 64 strikeouts over the 60 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 69 hits. He has allowed 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.13. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.85 and they have given up 254 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Royals bullpen while being struck out 282 times and walking 96 times this season. As a team, Kansas City has allowed 8.59 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.42 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 722 base knocks and 350 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 113 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Kansas City as a staff has walked 274 hitters and struck out 708. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .291 average at home. The Royals hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.31 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .300 and he has an OBP of .356. He has 99 hits this year along with 45 runs scored and 49 RBI. He's struck out 72 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 83 hits so far while he's scored 39 runs and drove in 39. He has earned a walk 19 times and has punched out 64 times. The Royals as a unit have 801 base hits, including 149 doubles and 78 homers. They have 50 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Kansas City as a team has walked 192 times this year and they have struck out 627 times. They've had 578 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They score 3.98 runs per game and have totaled 342 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 41-41-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 44-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 37-44-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 46-40-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/06/16 P Taijuan Walker Foot 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Nick Vincent Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/30/16 C Steve Clevenger Hand 60-day DL (6/29)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
06/01/16 P Felix Hernandez Calf 15-day DL (5/28)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Kansas City Royals
07/09/16 LF Alex Gordon Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Seattle Mariners
07/05/16 P Wade Davis Forearm 15-day DL (7/1)
06/29/16 CF Lorenzo Cain Hamstring 15-day DL (6/29)
05/26/16 3B Mike Moustakas Knee 60-day DL (5/23); out for season
05/12/16 P Kris Medlen Shoulder 15-day DL (5/11)
04/10/16 P Mike Minor Shoulder 60-day DL (3/15)
04/04/16 P Tim Collins Elbow 60-day DL; out for season
03/31/16 P Jason Vargas Elbow 60-day DL (3/15)
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners
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