Friday, June 3, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs. Yu Darvish
The Seattle Mariners head to Globe Life Park on Friday to take on the Texas Rangers. The probable pitchers are Taijuan Walker for the Mariners and Yu Darvish for the Rangers. The opening line for this game has Seattle at +124 and Texas at -134. The over/under is 8.5. The Mariners have a 25-23-4 over/under mark and a 25-27-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Rangers are 30-23-0 against the run line and have a 28-24-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
The Mariners head into this game with a 30-22 record, and they are 18-8 on the road. Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker has a 2-5 record with an ERA of 3.31 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 50 strikeouts during his 54.1 innings pitched and he has given up 50 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.44. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 2.77 and they have allowed 116 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the pen while they've been struck out 176 times and walked 51 times this year. As a unit, Seattle has given up 8.04 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.54 hitters per nine. They are 6th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.49. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 417 base hits and 181 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 144 batters and struck out 443. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
As a team, Seattle is hitting .261, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .272 average on the road. The Mariners have a .443 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .334 which is good for 5th in the league. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.92 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this game hitting .296 and his on-base percentage is at .394. He has 55 hits this season along with 28 runs scored and 35 runs batted in. He's struck out 49 times and has walked 26 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .289 and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 61 hits so far while scoring 37 runs and he's driven in 48. He has walked 17 times and has struck out 30 times. The Mariners have 464 hits, including 74 doubles and 78 home runs. They've stolen 16 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Seattle has walked 176 times this season and they've struck out 389 times as a unit. They've left 348 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 262 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this game with a 18-9 home mark and a 31-22 overall record. With an ERA of 1.80, Yu Darvish has a 1-0 record and a 0.80 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 3 hits. He has allowed 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 0.92. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.21 and they have given up 185 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .284 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 133 times and walking 62 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.92 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 472 base knocks and 211 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 170 hitters and struck out 367. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .275 average at home. The Rangers hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.83 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .279 and he has an OBP of .330. He has 56 hits this year along with 27 runs scored and 35 RBI. He's struck out 20 times and has walked on 15 occasions. Elvis Andrus is hitting .295 and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 51 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 18. He has earned a walk 12 times and has punched out 23 times. The Rangers as a unit have 468 base hits, including 91 doubles and 56 homers. They have 34 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Texas as a team has walked 134 times this year and they have struck out 375 times. They've had 321 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They score 4.72 runs per game and have totaled 250 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 25-23-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 25-27-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 28-24-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 30-23-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/01/16 P Felix Hernandez Calf 15-day DL (5/28)
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)
06/02/16 P Shawn Tolleson Personal is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Seattle Mariners
05/28/16 P Tanner Scheppers Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
05/27/16 2B Rougned Odor Suspension 7-game suspension, eligible to return Saturday vs. Seattle Mariners
05/24/16 CF Drew Stubbs Toe 15-day DL (5/23)
05/24/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Hamstring 15-day DL (5/21)
05/08/16 P AJ Griffin Shoulder 15-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Keone Kela Elbow 60-day DL (4/20)
04/11/16 C Robinson Chirinos Forearm 60-day DL (4/9)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers
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