Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Wade Miley
The Texas Rangers visit Safeco Field on Tuesday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Derek Holland for the Rangers and Wade Miley for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +114 and Seattle at -124. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Rangers have a 3-4-0 over/under record and a 3-4-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Mariners are 3-3-0 against the run line and have a 2-4-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Rangers head into this matchup with a 3-4 record, including 2-2 on the road. Starting pitcher Derek Holland held a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.30 last season. He had 41 strikeouts over his 58.2 innings pitched and he also gave up 59 hits over that time period. He allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.3. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 6.98 and they have given up 26 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .321 against the bullpen while being struck out 14 times and walking 8 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.61 hits per nine innings while striking out 5.69 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 59 base hits and 32 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season and they allow 1.5 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 30 batters and struck out 39. They walk 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 5.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.71.
As a team, Texas is batting .203, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .231 average away from home. The Rangers hold a .317 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 6.57 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this game hitting .188 and his on-base percentage is at .409. He has 3 hits this season along with 2 runs scored and 1 run batted in. He's struck out 4 times and has walked 4 times. Prince Fielder is hitting .208 and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 5 hits so far while scoring 2 runs and he's driven in 7. He has walked 5 times and has struck out 8 times. The Rangers have 46 hits, including 11 doubles, 0 triples, and 5 home runs. They've stolen 5 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 4 times. Texas has walked 24 times this season and they've struck out 63 times as a unit. They've left 47 men on base and have a team OPS of .608. They score 3.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 25 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 0-3 home record and a 2-4 overall mark. With an earned run average last season of 4.46, Wade Miley had a 11-11 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He had 147 strikeouts over the 193.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 201 hits. He allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.81. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.37 and they have given up 9 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .138 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 24 times and walking 7 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 6.67 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.33 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.17. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 40 base knocks and 19 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year and they give up 1 home run per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 18 hitters and struck out 62. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.07 while their FIP as a staff is 3.47.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .155 average at home. The Mariners hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.33 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .261 and he has an OBP of .370. He has 6 hits this year along with 4 runs scored and 1 RBI. He's struck out 2 times and has walked on 3 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .240 and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 6 hits so far while he's scored 4 runs and drove in 7. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 5 times. The Mariners as a unit have 44 base hits, including 8 doubles, 0 triples, and 11 homers. They have 0 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 3 times. Seattle as a team has walked 22 times this year and they have struck out 46 times. They've had 39 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They score 4.17 runs per game and have totaled 25 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 3-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 3-4-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 2-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 3-3-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/11/16 C Robinson Chirinos Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
04/10/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/9)
04/10/16 P Tanner Schepper Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Luke Jackson Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/03/16 C Chris Gimenez Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/27)
04/03/16 P Yu Darvish Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
03/30/16 C Jesus Sucre Leg Injury is on the 60 day disabled list
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/12)
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners
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