Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Sonny Gray
The Texas Rangers visit O.co Coliseum on Wednesday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Derek Holland for the Rangers and Sonny Gray for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +140 and Oakland at -150. The over/under was set at 8. The Rangers have a 34-29-1 over/under record and a 38-26-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Athletics are 33-30-0 against the run line and have a 30-31-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Rangers head into this matchup with a 39-25 record, including 15-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 4.87 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 36 strikeouts over his 64.2 innings pitched and he has given up 65 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.79. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 219 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the bullpen while being struck out 162 times and walking 72 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.83 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.00. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 563 base hits and 256 earned runs. They have allowed 81 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 207 batters and struck out 437. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.63.
As a team, Texas is batting .264, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .246 average away from home. The Rangers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 9 hits per game. 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 .286 and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 61 hits so far while scoring 28 runs and he's driven in 24. He has walked 16 times and has struck out 26 times. The Rangers have 576 hits, including 108 doubles and 75 home runs. They've stolen 42 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Texas has walked 165 times this season and they've struck out 455 times as a unit. They've left 400 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 304 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 14-16 home record and a 27-36 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.34, Sonny Gray has a 3-6 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 60.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 65 hits. He has allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.73. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 196 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 214 times and walking 63 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.29 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.86 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 572 base knocks and 285 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 202 hitters and struck out 484. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Athletics hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.65 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .303 and he has an OBP of .354. He has 53 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 545 base hits, including 93 doubles and 67 homers. They have 30 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. Oakland as a team has walked 150 times this year and they have struck out 441 times. They've had 406 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They score 4.02 runs per game and have totaled 253 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 34-29-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 38-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 30-31-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 33-30-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/14/16 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday & Wednesday vs. Oakland Athletics
06/14/16 P Yu Darvish Shoulder 15-day DL (6/9)
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)
06/14/16 P Sean Manaea Forearm "?" for next scheduled start
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers
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