Sunday, April 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Colin Rea
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Petco Park on Sunday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Mike Leake for the Cardinals and Colin Rea for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -127 and San Diego at +117. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Cardinals have a 9-7-0 over/under record and a 7-9-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Padres are 9-8-0 against the run line and have a 8-8-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Cardinals head into this matchup with a 8-8 record, including 3-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Leake has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 5.71 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 13 strikeouts over his 17.1 innings pitched and he has given up 21 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.49. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.53 and they have given up 30 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .181 against the bullpen while being struck out 55 times and walking 23 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 7.84 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.47 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Cardinals pitchers have collectively given up 124 base hits and 59 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season and they allow 0.5 homers per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 56 batters and struck out 134. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.14.
As a team, St. Louis is batting .262, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .236 average away from home. The Cardinals hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.06 hits per game. Matt Carpenter comes into this game hitting .220 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 13 hits this season along with 9 runs scored and 11 runs batted in. He's struck out 16 times and has walked 10 times. Kolten Wong is hitting .222 and he has an on-base percentage of .302. He has totaled 10 hits so far while scoring 7 runs and he's driven in 2. He has walked 4 times and has struck out 9 times. The Cardinals have 145 hits, including 36 doubles and 23 home runs. They've stolen 6 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 3 times. St. Louis has walked 59 times this season and they've struck out 139 times as a unit. They've left 122 men on base and have a team OPS of .813. They score 6.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 92 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 4-6 home record and a 7-10 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.51, Colin Rea has a 1-1 record and a 1.65 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 16.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 19 hits. He has allowed 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.68. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 55 times and walking 23 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.59 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.77 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 147 base knocks and 74 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year and they give up 1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 58 hitters and struck out 150. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .220 average at home. The Padres hold a .356 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.12 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .304 and he has an OBP of .315. He has 21 hits this year along with 8 runs scored and 9 RBI. He's struck out 24 times and has walked on 2 occasions. Jon Jay is hitting .279 and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 19 hits so far while he's scored 6 runs and drove in 8. He has earned a walk 6 times and has punched out 16 times. The Padres as a unit have 138 base hits, including 21 doubles and 14 homers. They have 13 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. San Diego as a team has walked 50 times this year and they have struck out 155 times. They've had 114 men left on base and have an OPS of .656. They score 4.06 runs per game and have totaled 65 runs so far this season.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 9-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 7-9-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 8-8-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 9-8-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
04/23/16 3B Matt Carpenter Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. San Diego Padres
04/04/16 C Brayan Pena Knee 15-day DL (4/1)
04/04/16 SS Jhonny Peralta Thumb 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jordan Walden Abdominal 15-day DL (3/31)
04/04/16 P Lance Lynn Elbow 60-day DL; out for season
04/04/16 P Mitch Harris Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 CF Thomas Pham Oblique 15-day DL (4/4)
San Diego Padres
04/23/16 3B Alexi Amarista Hamstring 15-day DL
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/11/16 3B Yangervis Solarte Hamstring 15-day DL (4/10)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/08/16 P Matt Thornton Achilles 15-day DL (4/4)
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 Padres
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