Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Jorge De La Rosa
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Coors Field on Wednesday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Chris Archer for the Rays and Jorge De La Rosa for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +115 and Colorado at -125. The over/under was set at 11.5. The Rays have a 39-46-7 over/under record and a 37-55-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 40% of the time. The Rockies are 48-44-0 against the run line and have a 44-45-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Rays head into this matchup with a 35-57 record, including 16-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 4-13 record with an earned run average of 4.68 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 136 strikeouts over his 117.1 innings pitched and he has given up 117 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.33. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 282 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen while being struck out 244 times and walking 99 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 9.09 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.46 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Rays pitchers have collectively given up 817 base hits and 408 earned runs. They have allowed 121 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 277 batters and struck out 760. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team, Tampa Bay is batting .238, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The Rays hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 8 hits per game. Logan Forsythe comes into this game hitting .274 and his on-base percentage is at .337. He has 69 hits this season along with 35 runs scored and 22 runs batted in. He's struck out 61 times and has walked 21 times. Evan Longoria is hitting .289 and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 103 hits so far while scoring 49 runs and he's driven in 50. He has walked 27 times and has struck out 85 times. The Rays have 736 hits, including 154 doubles and 122 home runs. They've stolen 32 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Tampa Bay has walked 270 times this season and they've struck out 838 times as a unit. They've left 617 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 3.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 357 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 21-22 home record and a 43-49 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.50, Jorge De La Rosa has a 6-6 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 68.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 76 hits. He has allowed 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.25. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.96 and they have given up 320 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 262 times and walking 104 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.74 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.45 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.98. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 876 base knocks and 447 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 101 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 286 hitters and struck out 671. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .308 average at home. The Rockies hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.39 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .289 and he has an OBP of .362. He has 103 hits this year along with 63 runs scored and 71 RBI. He's struck out 53 times and has walked on 40 occasions. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .318 and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 112 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 56. He has earned a walk 27 times and has punched out 82 times. The Rockies as a unit have 865 base hits, including 192 doubles and 114 homers. They have 37 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Colorado as a team has walked 288 times this year and they have struck out 739 times. They've had 619 men left on base and have an OPS of .791. They score 5.17 runs per game and have totaled 476 runs so far this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 39-46-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 37-55-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 44-45-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 48-44-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
07/04/16 LF Desmond Jennings Hamstring 15-day DL (7/1)
06/21/16 CF Mike Mahtook Hand 15-day DL (6/21)
06/02/16 P Brad Boxberger Oblique 15-day DL (6/1)
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
07/06/16 P Justin Miller Oblique 15-day DL (7/3)
06/16/16 LF Gerardo Parra Ankle 15-day DL (6/15)
06/14/16 P Christopher Rusin Shoulder 15-day DL (6/9)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
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