Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Sonny Gray
The Seattle Mariners visit O.co Coliseum on Tuesday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners and Sonny Gray for the Athletics. The Mariners have a 8-15-1 over/under record and a 13-11-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Athletics are 13-13-0 against the run line and have a 10-14-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Mariners head into this matchup with a 13-11 record, including 8-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 4.65 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 25 strikeouts over his 31 innings pitched and he has given up 35 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.51 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .178 against the bullpen while being struck out 79 times and walking 21 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 7.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.67 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.04. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 181 base hits and 73 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 69 batters and struck out 208. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.49.
As a team, Seattle is batting .227, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .252 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.54 hits per game. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .253 and his on-base percentage is at .371. He has 22 hits this season along with 10 runs scored and 14 runs batted in. He's struck out 20 times and has walked 13 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .237 and he has an on-base percentage of .308. He has totaled 23 hits so far while scoring 12 runs and he's driven in 24. He has walked 9 times and has struck out 14 times. The Mariners have 181 hits, including 29 doubles and 32 home runs. They've stolen 6 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Seattle has walked 87 times this season and they've struck out 186 times as a unit. They've left 160 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 101 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 5-8 home record and a 13-13 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.81, Sonny Gray has a 3-2 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 28.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 24 hits. He has allowed 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.3. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.49 and they have given up 74 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 81 times and walking 20 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.19 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.99 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 211 base knocks and 91 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year and they give up 1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 87 hitters and struck out 206. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .220 average at home. The Athletics hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.04 hits per contest. Stephen Vogt comes into this matchup batting .253 and he has an OBP of .294. He has 20 hits this year along with 10 runs scored and 6 RBI. He's struck out 13 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Josh Reddick is hitting .261 and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 24 hits so far while he's scored 9 runs and drove in 12. He has earned a walk 10 times and has punched out 16 times. The Athletics as a unit have 208 base hits, including 35 doubles and 27 homers. They have 15 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Oakland as a team has walked 63 times this year and they have struck out 182 times. They've had 168 men left on base and have an OPS of .669. They score 3.5 runs per game and have totaled 91 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 8-15-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 13-11-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 10-14-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 13-13-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/25/16 P Joaquin Benoit Shoulder 15-day DL (4/25)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 C Jesus Sucre Leg 60-day DL
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
04/29/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 15-day DL (4/28)
04/22/16 3B Danny Valencia Hamstring 15-day DL (4/21)
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13)
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics
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