Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Wade LeBlanc vs. J.A. Happ
The Seattle Mariners head to Rogers Centre on Sunday to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable pitchers are Wade LeBlanc for the Mariners and J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this game has Seattle at +155 and Toronto at -165. The over/under is 9.5. The Mariners have a 45-46-5 over/under mark and a 48-48-0 run line record, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Blue Jays are 51-46-0 against the run line and have a 38-54-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this game with a 49-47 record, and they are 24-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc has a 1-0 record with an ERA of 3.63 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 16 strikeouts during his 22.1 innings pitched and he has given up 21 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.57. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have allowed 258 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the pen while they've been struck out 348 times and walked 113 times this year. As a unit, Seattle has given up 8.73 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.47 hitters per nine. They are 10th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.95. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 835 base hits and 378 earned runs. They have allowed 124 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 279 batters and struck out 810. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.21.
As a team, Seattle is hitting .260, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .266 average on the road. The Mariners have a .439 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .328 which is good for 10th in the league. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.92 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this game hitting .300 and his on-base percentage is at .354. He has 118 hits this season along with 66 runs scored and 61 runs batted in. He's struck out 63 times and has walked 29 times. Nelson Cruz is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 100 hits so far while scoring 56 runs and he's driven in 58. He has walked 40 times and has struck out 96 times. The Mariners have 856 hits, including 151 doubles and 138 home runs. They've stolen 27 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Seattle has walked 299 times this season and they've struck out 752 times as a unit. They've left 641 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 453 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this game with a 27-21 home mark and a 54-43 overall record. With an ERA of 3.43, J.A. Happ has a 12-3 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 94 strikeouts over the 118 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 108 hits. He has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 256 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 255 times and walking 74 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.31 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.73 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 809 base knocks and 366 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 112 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 265 hitters and struck out 752. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .267 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.61 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .264 and he has an OBP of .356. He has 94 hits this year along with 60 runs scored and 86 RBI. He's struck out 83 times and has walked on 49 occasions. Josh Donaldson is hitting .307 and he has an OBP of .419. He has collected 111 hits so far while he's scored 85 runs and drove in 70. He has earned a walk 65 times and has punched out 72 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 835 base hits, including 170 doubles and 138 homers. They have 31 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Toronto as a team has walked 370 times this year and they have struck out 806 times. They've had 670 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They score 4.94 runs per game and have totaled 479 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 45-46-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 48-48-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 38-54-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 51-46-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/23/16 SS Ketel Marte Mononucleosis out indefinitely
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)
Toronto Blue Jays
07/23/16 RF Ezequiel Carrera Achilles "?" Saturday vs. Seattle Mariners
07/23/16 C Russell Martin Knee is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Seattle Mariners
07/02/16 2B Ryan Goins Forearm 15-day DL (7/2)
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 15-day DL (6/26)
06/17/16 RF Jose Bautista Toe 15-day DL (6/17)
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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