Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Jesse Hahn
The Tampa Bay Rays head to O.co Coliseum on Sunday to take on the Oakland Athletics. The probable pitchers are Blake Snell for the Rays and Jesse Hahn for the Athletics. The opening line for this game has Tampa Bay at -109 and Oakland at -101. The over/under is 8.5. The Rays have a 41-48-7 over/under mark and a 40-56-0 run line record, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The Athletics are 52-45-0 against the run line and have a 47-46-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Rays head into this game with a 38-58 record, and they are 19-28 on the road. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 2-4 record with an ERA of 3.11 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 36 strikeouts during his 37.2 innings pitched and he has given up 34 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.16. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have allowed 295 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the pen while they've been struck out 254 times and walked 102 times this year. As a unit, Tampa Bay has given up 8.96 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 hitters per nine. They are 22nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.42. The Rays pitchers have collectively given up 844 base hits and 416 earned runs. They have allowed 123 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 287 batters and struck out 801. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team, Tampa Bay is hitting .241, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .252 average on the road. The Rays have a .420 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .308 which is good for 25th in the league. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.15 hits per contest. Logan Forsythe comes into this game hitting .279 and his on-base percentage is at .340. He has 76 hits this season along with 40 runs scored and 25 runs batted in. He's struck out 66 times and has walked 21 times. Evan Longoria is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 108 hits so far while scoring 51 runs and he's driven in 55. He has walked 28 times and has struck out 90 times. The Rays have 782 hits, including 164 doubles and 126 home runs. They've stolen 32 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Tampa Bay has walked 280 times this season and they've struck out 870 times as a unit. They've left 642 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 385 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this game with a 22-29 home mark and a 43-54 overall record. With an ERA of 6.49, Jesse Hahn has a 2-4 record and a 1.76 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 34.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 46 hits. He has allowed 11.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.76. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 327 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 318 times and walking 113 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.64 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 901 base knocks and 447 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 112 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 309 hitters and struck out 733. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .242 average at home. The Athletics hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.54 hits per contest. Danny Valencia comes into this matchup batting .300 and he has an OBP of .350. He has 83 hits this year along with 42 runs scored and 34 RBI. He's struck out 66 times and has walked on 20 occasions. Jed Lowrie is hitting .276 and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 83 hits so far while he's scored 26 runs and drove in 25. He has earned a walk 24 times and has punched out 57 times. The Athletics as a unit have 828 base hits, including 154 doubles and 99 homers. They have 40 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. Oakland as a team has walked 248 times this year and they have struck out 660 times. They've had 616 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They score 4.09 runs per game and have totaled 397 runs so far this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 41-48-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 40-56-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 47-46-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 52-45-0 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)
07/21/16 P Rich Hill Finger expected to miss next scheduled start Sunday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
07/20/16 P Andrew Triggs Shin 15-day DL (7/18)
07/04/16 P Fernando Rodriguez Shoulder 15-day DL (7/4)
07/03/16 C Josh Phegley Knee 15-day DL (7/2)
07/01/16 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 15-day DL (6/26)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 60-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13), out for season
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics
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