Thursday, June 16, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Colby Lewis vs. Daniel Mengden
The Texas Rangers visit O.co Coliseum on Thursday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Colby Lewis for the Rangers and Daniel Mengden for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +113 and Oakland at -123. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rangers have a 35-29-1 over/under record and a 39-26-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Athletics are 33-31-0 against the run line and have a 31-31-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Rangers head into this matchup with a 40-25 record, including 16-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Colby Lewis has a 5-0 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.08. He has 54 strikeouts over his 84 innings pitched and he has given up 74 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.38. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.12 and they have given up 221 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the bullpen while being struck out 165 times and walking 72 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.83 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 574 base hits and 262 earned runs. They have allowed 81 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 207 batters and struck out 442. 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 4.61.
As a team, Texas is batting .266, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .249 average away from home. The Rangers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 9.06 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 .294 and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 64 hits so far while scoring 30 runs and he's driven in 26. He has walked 16 times and has struck out 27 times. The Rangers have 589 hits, including 110 doubles and 78 home runs. They've stolen 42 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Texas has walked 170 times this season and they've struck out 463 times as a unit. They've left 407 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 314 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 14-17 home record and a 27-37 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.18, Daniel Mengden has a 0-1 record and a 1.77 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 6 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.78. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 202 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 221 times and walking 66 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.35 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.87 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 585 base knocks and 295 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 207 hitters and struck out 492. 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 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Athletics hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.69 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .306 and he has an OBP of .355. He has 55 hits this year along with 19 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's struck out 34 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 556 base hits, including 97 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 446 times. They've had 411 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They score 4.05 runs per game and have totaled 259 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 35-29-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 39-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 31-31-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 33-31-0 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 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)
06/15/16 C Josh Phegley Knee injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Texas Rangers
06/15/16 P Sean Manaea Forearm 15-day DL (6/14)
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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