Saturday, July 9, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Edinson Volquez
The Seattle Mariners head to Kauffman Stadium on Saturday to take on the Kansas City Royals. The probable pitchers are Wade Miley for the Mariners and Edinson Volquez for the Royals. The opening line for this game has Seattle at +115 and Kansas City at -125. The over/under is 8.5. The Mariners have a 41-40-5 over/under mark and a 44-42-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Royals are 45-40-0 against the run line and have a 37-43-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this game with a 43-43 record, and they are 21-23 on the road. Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 6-5 record with an ERA of 5.36 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 61 strikeouts during his 87.1 innings pitched and he has given up 96 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.01. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have allowed 235 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the pen while they've been struck out 308 times and walked 104 times this year. As a unit, Seattle has given up 8.73 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.42 hitters per nine. They are 10th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.93. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 746 base hits and 337 earned runs. They have allowed 109 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 254 batters and struck out 720. 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 4.25.
As a team, Seattle is hitting .262, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .266 average on the road. The Mariners have a .446 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .328 which is good for 11th in the league. They rank 11th in baseball with 9.06 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .277 and his on-base percentage is at .362. He has 88 hits this season along with 53 runs scored and 58 runs batted in. He's struck out 89 times and has walked 37 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .311 and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 109 hits so far while scoring 60 runs and he's driven in 56. He has walked 28 times and has struck out 56 times. The Mariners have 779 hits, including 137 doubles and 129 home runs. They've stolen 25 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. Seattle has walked 265 times this season and they've struck out 665 times as a unit. They've left 572 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 4.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 421 runs so far this year.
Kansas City comes into this game with a 28-11 home mark and a 44-41 overall record. With an ERA of 4.87, Edinson Volquez has a 7-8 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 105.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 109 hits. He has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.11. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.87 and they have given up 253 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Royals bullpen while being struck out 279 times and walking 96 times this season. As a team, Kansas City has allowed 8.61 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.43 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 715 base knocks and 347 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 113 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Kansas City as a staff has walked 273 hitters and struck out 700. 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 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .293 average at home. The Royals hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.35 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .304 and he has an OBP of .360. 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 795 base hits, including 148 doubles and 77 homers. They have 49 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Kansas City as a team has walked 189 times this year and they have struck out 618 times. They've had 573 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They score 4 runs per game and have totaled 340 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 41-40-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 44-42-0 against the run line so far this season
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 37-43-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 45-40-0 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
07/05/16 P Wade Davis Forearm 15-day DL (7/1)
07/03/16 P Yordano Ventura Ankle expected to start Friday vs. Seattle Mariners
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals
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