Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Matt Shoemaker
The Seattle Mariners visit Angel Stadium on Thursday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners and Matt Shoemaker for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -120 and Los Angeles at +110. The over/under was set at 8. The Mariners have a 57-56-5 over/under record and a 61-57-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Angels are 57-61-0 against the run line and have a 54-61-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 63-55 record, including 30-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has a 14-7 record with an earned run average of 3.84 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 113 strikeouts over his 150 innings pitched and he has given up 159 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.17. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 321 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen while being struck out 410 times and walking 130 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.61 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.31 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 1,017 base hits and 467 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 335 batters and struck out 982. 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 4.21.
As a team, Seattle is batting .258, 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 .327 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.85 hits per game. Robinson Cano comes into this game hitting .291 and his on-base percentage is at .347. He has 139 hits this season along with 77 runs scored and 74 runs batted in. He's struck out 72 times and has walked 35 times. Kyle Seager is hitting .284 and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 126 hits so far while scoring 67 runs and he's driven in 79. He has walked 47 times and has struck out 77 times. The Mariners have 1,044 hits, including 180 doubles and 164 home runs. They've stolen 34 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. Seattle has walked 369 times this season and they've struck out 918 times as a unit. They've left 791 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 550 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 27-30 home record and a 50-69 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.22, Matt Shoemaker has a 6-13 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 126 strikeouts over the 138.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 150 hits. He has allowed 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.46. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 378 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 320 times and walking 136 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.55 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.35 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,113 base knocks and 534 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 371 hitters and struck out 832. 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 .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Angels hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.57 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 92 runs scored and 77 RBI. He's struck out 100 times and has walked on 82 occasions. Yunel Escobar is hitting .308 and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 132 hits so far while he's scored 55 runs and drove in 33. He has earned a walk 33 times and has punched out 53 times. The Angels as a unit have 1,051 base hits, including 205 doubles and 116 homers. They have 43 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 352 times this year and they have struck out 709 times. They've had 766 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They score 4.52 runs per game and have totaled 538 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 57-56-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 61-57-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 54-61-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 57-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/16/16 P James Paxton Elbow 15-day DL (8/8)
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
08/16/16 SS Andrelton Simmons Personal "?" Wednesday vs. Seattle Mariners
08/16/16 C Geovany Soto Thumb "?" Wednesday 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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