Friday, June 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Martinez vs. Wade LeBlanc
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Safeco Field on Friday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable pitchers are Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals and Wade LeBlanc for the Mariners. The opening line for this game has St. Louis at -134 and Seattle at +114. The over/under is 8. The Cardinals have a 40-28-3 over/under mark and a 38-33-0 run line record, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Mariners are 34-38-0 against the run line and have a 34-33-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Cardinals head into this game with a 38-33 record, and they are 23-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez has a 7-5 record with an ERA of 3.17 and a WHIP of 1.09. He has 66 strikeouts during his 82.1 innings pitched and he has given up 63 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.63. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have allowed 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the pen while they've been struck out 206 times and walked 74 times this year. As a unit, St. Louis has given up 8.31 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.67 hitters per nine. They are 12th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.95. The Cardinals pitchers have collectively given up 584 base hits and 278 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 199 batters and struck out 539. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.83.
As a team, St. Louis is hitting .263, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .270 average on the road. The Cardinals have a .447 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .335 which is good for 4th in the league. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.07 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this game hitting .296 and his on-base percentage is at .416. He has 71 hits this season along with 48 runs scored and 45 runs batted in. He's struck out 52 times and has walked 48 times. Yadier Molina is hitting .259 and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 63 hits so far while scoring 25 runs and he's driven in 25. He has walked 24 times and has struck out 34 times. The Cardinals have 645 hits, including 135 doubles and 94 home runs. They've stolen 17 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. St. Louis has walked 243 times this season and they've struck out 552 times as a unit. They've left 500 men on base and have a team OPS of .783. They score 5.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 374 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this game with a 15-18 home mark and a 36-36 overall record. Wade LeBlanc will be making his season debut for the Mariners. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 187 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 244 times and walking 81 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.61 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.55 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 618 base knocks and 272 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 90 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 217 hitters and struck out 614. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Mariners hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 9.01 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .282 and he has an OBP of .366. He has 75 hits this year along with 41 runs scored and 46 RBI. He's struck out 74 times and has walked on 31 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .297 and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 88 hits so far while he's scored 52 runs and drove in 53. He has earned a walk 23 times and has punched out 45 times. The Mariners as a unit have 649 base hits, including 105 doubles and 105 homers. They have 24 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Seattle as a team has walked 223 times this year and they have struck out 552 times. They've had 478 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They score 4.88 runs per game and have totaled 351 runs so far this season.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 40-28-3 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 38-33-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 34-33-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 34-38-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
05/26/16 P Mitch Harris Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 C Brayan Pena Knee 15-day DL (4/1)
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 CF Thomas Pham Oblique 15-day DL (4/4)
06/21/16 P Taijuan Walker Foot is downgraded to expected to miss next scheduled start Friday vs St Louis Cardinals
06/17/16 P Wade Miley Shoulder 15-day DL (6/13)
06/01/16 P Felix Hernandez Calf 15-day DL (5/28)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 15-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 C Jesus Sucre Leg 60-day DL (3/1)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
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