Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: James Paxton vs. Gerrit Cole
The Seattle Mariners head to PNC Park on Wednesday to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable pitchers are James Paxton for the Mariners and Gerrit Cole for the Pirates. The opening line for this game has Seattle at +136 and Pittsburgh at -146. The over/under is 8. The Mariners have a 46-47-5 over/under mark and a 49-49-0 run line record, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Pirates are 48-50-0 against the run line and have a 57-40-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this game with a 50-48 record, and they are 25-25 on the road. Starting pitcher James Paxton has a 3-4 record with an ERA of 4.18 and a WHIP of 1.51. He has 55 strikeouts during his 60.1 innings pitched and he has given up 75 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 11.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.19. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have allowed 262 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the pen while they've been struck out 352 times and walked 113 times this year. As a unit, Seattle has given up 8.69 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.42 hitters per nine. They are 11th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.95. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 847 base hits and 385 earned runs. They have allowed 128 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 284 batters and struck out 821. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team, Seattle is hitting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .267 average on the road. The Mariners have a .439 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .329 which is good for 8th in the league. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.94 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this game hitting .303 and his on-base percentage is at .360. He has 121 hits this season along with 67 runs scored and 61 runs batted in. He's struck out 63 times and has walked 30 times. Nelson Cruz is hitting .286 and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 102 hits so far while scoring 58 runs and he's driven in 65. He has walked 41 times and has struck out 99 times. The Mariners have 876 hits, including 153 doubles and 141 home runs. They've stolen 27 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Seattle has walked 307 times this season and they've struck out 768 times as a unit. They've left 652 men on base and have a team OPS of .768. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 467 runs so far this year.
Pittsburgh comes into this game with a 28-22 home mark and a 51-47 overall record. With an ERA of 2.99, Gerrit Cole has a 5-6 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts over the 78.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 83 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.96. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 335 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Pirates bullpen while being struck out 296 times and walking 140 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 9.18 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.36 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 904 base knocks and 422 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 109 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 342 hitters and struck out 725. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .272 average at home. The Pirates hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 9.01 hits per contest. Gregory Polanco comes into this matchup batting .283 and he has an OBP of .359. He has 91 hits this year along with 54 runs scored and 53 RBI. He's struck out 76 times and has walked on 41 occasions. Starling Marte is hitting .316 and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 109 hits so far while he's scored 54 runs and drove in 35. He has earned a walk 15 times and has punched out 77 times. The Pirates as a unit have 883 base hits, including 178 doubles and 92 homers. They have 74 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Pittsburgh as a team has walked 315 times this year and they have struck out 821 times. They've had 709 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They score 4.6 runs per game and have totaled 451 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 46-47-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 49-49-0 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 57-40-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 48-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/25/16 LF Franklin Gutierrez Neck "?" Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
07/23/16 SS Ketel Marte Mononucleosis 15-day DL (7/20)
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)
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)
07/24/16 P Tyler Glasnow Shoulder 15-day DL (7/24)
07/04/16 C Chris Stewart Knee 15-day DL (7/2)
05/24/16 P Ryan Vogelsong Eye 60-day DL (5/24)
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates
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