Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez vs. Christian Friedrich
The Seattle Mariners visit Petco Park on Wednesday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Felix Hernandez for the Mariners and Christian Friedrich for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -164 and San Diego at +154. The over/under was set at 7. The Mariners have a 23-23-4 over/under record and a 24-26-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Padres are 33-19-0 against the run line and have a 25-26-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 64% of the time.
The Mariners head into this matchup with a 29-21 record, including 18-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 2.86 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 53 strikeouts over his 63 innings pitched and he has given up 51 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.09. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.53 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the bullpen while being struck out 169 times and walking 51 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 7.82 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.48 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.36. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 391 base hits and 168 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 143 batters and struck out 424. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.92.
As a team, Seattle is batting .256, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .269 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.72 hits per game. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .289 and his on-base percentage is at .385. He has 52 hits this season along with 26 runs scored and 33 runs batted in. He's struck out 49 times and has walked 24 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 60 hits so far while scoring 34 runs and he's driven in 44. He has walked 14 times and has struck out 28 times. The Mariners have 436 hits, including 72 doubles and 72 home runs. They've stolen 16 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Seattle has walked 162 times this season and they've struck out 378 times as a unit. They've left 329 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 240 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 10-15 home record and a 20-32 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.65, Christian Friedrich has a 1-1 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 16.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 13 hits. He has allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.6. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 181 times and walking 87 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.27 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 444 base knocks and 216 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 210 hitters and struck out 433. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .208 average at home. The Padres hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.69 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .264 and he has an OBP of .303. He has 52 hits this year along with 27 runs scored and 22 RBI. He's struck out 50 times and has walked on 12 occasions. Jon Jay is hitting .280 and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 14 times and has punched out 47 times. The Padres as a unit have 400 base hits, including 84 doubles and 47 homers. They have 33 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 13 times. San Diego as a team has walked 134 times this year and they have struck out 485 times. They've had 320 men left on base and have an OPS of .646. They score 3.65 runs per game and have totaled 190 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 23-23-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 24-26-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 25-26-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 33-19-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/28/16 CF Leonys Martin Hamstring 15-day DL (5/26)
05/23/16 SS Ketel Marte Thumb 15-day DL (5/22)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 C Jesus Sucre Leg 60-day DL (3/1)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
San Diego Padres
05/31/16 P Cesar Vargas Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 15-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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