Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Wieland vs. Tyler Skaggs
The Seattle Mariners visit Angel Stadium on Wednesday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Joe Wieland for the Mariners and Tyler Skaggs for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +115 and Los Angeles at -125. The over/under was set at 8. The Mariners have a 56-56-5 over/under record and a 61-56-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Angels are 56-61-0 against the run line and have a 53-61-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Mariners head into this matchup with a 63-54 record, including 30-29 on the road. Starting pitcher Joe Wieland has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 10.80 and a WHIP of 1.80. He has 3 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he has given up 9 hits so far this season. He has allowed 16.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.54. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 316 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen while being struck out 406 times and walking 130 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.32 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 1,009 base hits and 460 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 331 batters and struck out 976. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team, Seattle is batting .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .262 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.84 hits per game. Robinson Cano comes into this game hitting .291 and his on-base percentage is at .346. He has 138 hits this season along with 75 runs scored and 74 runs batted in. He's struck out 72 times and has walked 34 times. Kyle Seager is hitting .284 and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 125 hits so far while scoring 67 runs and he's driven in 77. He has walked 47 times and has struck out 77 times. The Mariners have 1,034 hits, including 178 doubles and 164 home runs. They've stolen 34 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 25 times. Seattle has walked 365 times this season and they've struck out 914 times as a unit. They've left 783 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 544 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 26-30 home record and a 49-69 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.37, Tyler Skaggs has a 1-1 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 22.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 26 hits. He has allowed 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 375 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 318 times and walking 134 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.55 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.32 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,103 base knocks and 529 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 367 hitters and struck out 828. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Angels hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.52 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .311 and he has an OBP of .426. He has 128 hits this year along with 91 runs scored and 76 RBI. He's struck out 99 times and has walked on 80 occasions. Yunel Escobar is hitting .311 and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 132 hits so far while he's scored 54 runs and drove in 33. He has earned a walk 32 times and has punched out 53 times. The Angels as a unit have 1,043 base hits, including 204 doubles and 113 homers. They have 43 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 348 times this year and they have struck out 703 times. They've had 762 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They score 4.5 runs per game and have totaled 531 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 56-56-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 61-56-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 53-61-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 56-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/16/16 P James Paxton Elbow missed last start, "?" next start
08/05/16 P Steve Cishek Hip 15-day DL (8/2)
07/30/16 P Nathan Karns Back 15-day DL (7/30)
06/30/16 C Steve Clevenger Hand 60-day DL (6/29)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
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)
Los Angeles Angels
08/15/16 C Geovany Soto Thumb "?" Tuesday vs. Seattle Mariners
08/14/16 LF Shane Robinson Hip 15-day DL (8/13)
08/10/16 P Cam Bedrosia Finger 15-day DL (8/4)
08/02/16 P Huston Street Knee 15-day DL (8/2)
07/20/16 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (7/19)
07/09/16 1B C.J. Cron Hand 15-day DL (7/8)
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 60-day DL (6/14)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (4/4), out for season
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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