Friday, August 12, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. CC Sabathia
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Yankee Stadium on Friday to take on the New York Yankees. The probable pitchers are Chris Archer for the Rays and CC Sabathia for the Yankees. The opening line for this game has Tampa Bay at -105 and New York at -105. The over/under is 8.5. The Rays have a 49-57-7 over/under mark and a 48-65-0 run line record, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Yankees are 53-60-0 against the run line and have a 48-56-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Rays head into this game with a 46-67 record, and they are 21-33 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 6-15 record with an ERA of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 168 strikeouts during his 143.2 innings pitched and he has given up 134 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.95. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have allowed 348 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the pen while they've been struck out 307 times and walked 116 times this year. As a unit, Tampa Bay has given up 8.86 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.52 hitters per nine. They are 14th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.17. The Rays pitchers have collectively given up 981 base hits and 462 earned runs. They have allowed 140 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 332 batters and struck out 944. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team, Tampa Bay is hitting .240, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .250 average on the road. The Rays have a .418 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .308 which is good for 24th in the league. They rank 28th in baseball with 8.07 hits per contest. Logan Forsythe comes into this game hitting .283 and his on-base percentage is at .346. He has 97 hits this season along with 55 runs scored and 33 runs batted in. He's struck out 80 times and has walked 28 times. Evan Longoria is hitting .280 and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 123 hits so far while scoring 57 runs and he's driven in 64. He has walked 34 times and has struck out 105 times. The Rays have 912 hits, including 195 doubles and 146 home runs. They've stolen 42 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. Tampa Bay has walked 340 times this season and they've struck out 1,021 times as a unit. They've left 759 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 454 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this game with a 32-24 home mark and a 57-56 overall record. With an ERA of 4.18, CC Sabathia has a 6-9 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts over the 118.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 118 hits. He has allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.41. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 410 times and walking 110 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.63 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.88 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 954 base knocks and 468 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 296 hitters and struck out 981. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .249 average at home. The Yankees hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.39 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this matchup batting .286 and he has an OBP of .315. He has 110 hits this year along with 48 runs scored and 50 RBI. He's struck out 53 times and has walked on 13 occasions. Brett Gardner is hitting .265 and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 103 hits so far while he's scored 59 runs and drove in 29. He has earned a walk 50 times and has punched out 84 times. The Yankees as a unit have 948 base hits, including 168 doubles and 113 homers. They have 50 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. New York as a team has walked 326 times this year and they have struck out 797 times. They've had 752 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They score 4.12 runs per game and have totaled 466 runs so far this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 49-57-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 48-65-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 48-56-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 53-60-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
08/07/16 LF Desmond Jennings Knee 15-day DL (8/3)
08/07/16 P Enny Romero Back 15-day DL (8/4)
07/31/16 RF Oswaldo Arcia Elbow 15-day DL (7/27)
07/29/16 1B Logan Morrison Forearm 15-day DL (7/28)
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
New York Yankees
08/10/16 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow left last game, "?" next start
06/10/16 1B Chris Parmelee Hamstring 15-day DL (6/10)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees
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