Monday, June 13, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Sean Manaea
The Texas Rangers head to O.co Coliseum on Monday to take on the Oakland Athletics. The probable pitchers are Yu Darvish for the Rangers and Sean Manaea for the Athletics. The opening line for this game has Texas at +128 and Oakland at -138. The over/under is 8. The Rangers have a 32-29-1 over/under mark and a 37-25-0 run line record, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Athletics are 31-30-0 against the run line and have a 29-30-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Rangers head into this game with a 38-24 record, and they are 14-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish has a 2-0 record with an ERA of 2.87 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 19 strikeouts during his 15.2 innings pitched and he has given up 12 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.67. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have allowed 205 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the pen while they've been struck out 158 times and walked 71 times this year. As a unit, Texas has given up 8.65 base hits per nine innings while striking out 6.87 hitters per nine. They are 10th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.86. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 537 base hits and 240 earned runs. They have allowed 78 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 199 batters and struck out 427. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
As a team, Texas is hitting .266, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .247 average on the road. The Rangers have a .425 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .321 which is good for 14th in the league. They rank 9th in baseball with 9.03 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this game hitting .271 and his on-base percentage is at .324. He has 61 hits this season along with 30 runs scored and 40 runs batted in. He's struck out 25 times and has walked 17 times. Elvis Andrus is hitting .273 and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 56 hits so far while scoring 26 runs and he's driven in 21. He has walked 16 times and has struck out 26 times. The Rangers have 560 hits, including 106 doubles and 71 home runs. They've stolen 39 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Texas has walked 158 times this season and they've struck out 438 times as a unit. They've left 387 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 293 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this game with a 13-16 home mark and a 25-36 overall record. With an ERA of 6.20, Sean Manaea has a 2-4 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 45 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 51 hits. He has allowed 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 210 times and walking 63 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.34 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.89 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 556 base knocks and 279 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 71 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 199 hitters and struck out 470. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .240 average at home. The Athletics hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.41 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .294 and he has an OBP of .348. He has 50 hits this year along with 18 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's struck out 33 times and has walked on 14 occasions. Josh Reddick is hitting .322 and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 47 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 18. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 22 times. The Athletics as a unit have 513 base hits, including 92 doubles and 62 homers. They have 29 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. Oakland as a team has walked 143 times this year and they have struck out 431 times. They've had 392 men left on base and have an OPS of .688. They score 3.82 runs per game and have totaled 233 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 32-29-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 37-25-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 29-30-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 31-30-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/12/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Hamstring 15-day DL (5/21); expected to be activated Monday vs Oakland
06/12/16 P Yu Darvish Shoulder expected to miss next scheduled start Monday vs Oakland
06/11/16 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring expected to miss Sunday vs. Seattle Mariners
05/28/16 P Tanner Scheppers Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
05/24/16 CF Drew Stubbs Toe 15-day DL (5/23)
05/08/16 P AJ Griffin Shoulder 15-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Keone Kela Elbow 60-day DL (4/20)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
06/09/16 P Rich Hill Groin 15-day DL (5/30)
05/20/16 RF Josh Reddick Thumb 15-day DL (5/20)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 P Liam Hendriks Tricep 15-day DL (5/9)
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-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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