Saturday, August 13, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Andriese vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Yankee Stadium on Saturday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Matt Andriese for the Rays and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +145 and New York at -155. The over/under was set at 8. The Rays have a 49-57-7 over/under record and a 48-65-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Yankees are 54-60-0 against the run line and have a 48-57-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Rays head into this matchup with a 46-67 record, including 21-33 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Andriese has a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 2.90 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 62 strikeouts over his 80.2 innings pitched and he has given up 67 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.11. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 348 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen while being struck out 307 times and walking 116 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.86 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.52 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league 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 batting .240, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Rays hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 8.07 hits per game. 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 matchup with a 32-24 home record and a 58-56 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.32, Masahiro Tanaka has a 8-4 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 120 strikeouts over the 146.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 136 hits. He has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.33. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 278 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 415 times and walking 111 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.64 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.87 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 963 base knocks and 470 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 299 hitters and struck out 989. 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 .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.38 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this matchup batting .286 and he has an OBP of .314. He has 111 hits this year along with 48 runs scored and 50 RBI. He's struck out 54 times and has walked on 13 occasions. Brett Gardner is hitting .265 and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 104 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 29. He has earned a walk 50 times and has punched out 85 times. The Yankees as a unit have 955 base hits, including 169 doubles and 114 homers. They have 50 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. New York as a team has walked 328 times this year and they have struck out 808 times. They've had 756 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They score 4.12 runs per game and have totaled 470 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 48-57-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 54-60-0 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 is downgraded to expected to miss 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 Rays
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