Friday, June 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Mike Wright
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Oriole Park on Friday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays and Mike Wright for the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -124 and Baltimore at +114. The over/under was set at 9. The Blue Jays have a 26-38-4 over/under record and a 35-33-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Orioles are 36-28-0 against the run line and have a 32-29-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 37-31 record, including 19-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 6-1 record with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 83 strikeouts over his 85.1 innings pitched and he has given up 76 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.47. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen while being struck out 170 times and walking 60 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.23 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 559 base hits and 260 earned runs. They have allowed 74 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 208 batters and struck out 507. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team, Toronto is batting .242, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .219 average away from home. The Blue Jays hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.12 hits per game. Josh Donaldson comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .379. He has 66 hits this season along with 54 runs scored and 43 runs batted in. He's struck out 54 times and has walked 43 times. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .251 and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 64 hits so far while scoring 36 runs and he's driven in 57. He has walked 29 times and has struck out 59 times. The Blue Jays have 551 hits, including 115 doubles and 91 home runs. They've stolen 24 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Toronto has walked 253 times this season and they've struck out 551 times as a unit. They've left 456 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 303 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this matchup with a 24-11 home record and a 37-27 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.31, Mike Wright has a 3-3 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 61 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 67 hits. He has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.02. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.94 and they have given up 206 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 197 times and walking 81 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 9.22 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.59 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 581 base knocks and 261 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 68 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff has walked 210 hitters and struck out 478. They give up a walk 3.3 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 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .260 average at home. The Orioles hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.77 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .369. He has 78 hits this year along with 48 runs scored and 41 RBI. He's struck out 53 times and has walked on 26 occasions. Mark Trumbo is hitting .289 and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 73 hits so far while he's scored 38 runs and drove in 49. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 73 times. The Orioles as a unit have 561 base hits, including 116 doubles and 102 homers. They have 11 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 7 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 201 times this year and they have struck out 549 times. They've had 420 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They score 4.78 runs per game and have totaled 306 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 26-38-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 35-33-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 32-29-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 36-28-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
06/15/16 LF Michael Saunders Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
05/28/16 SS Troy Tulowitzki Quad 15-day DL (5/27)
05/15/16 P Brett Cecil Tricep 15-day DL (5/15)
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/10/16 P Franklin Morales Arm 60-day DL (4/7)
04/04/16 P Bo Schultz Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
06/15/16 P Yovani Gallardo Shoulder 15-day DL (4/23); expected to start Saturday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
06/14/16 P Vance Worley Groin 15-day DL (6/13)
06/04/16 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 15-day DL (6/3)
05/31/16 C Caleb Joseph Groin 15-day DL (5/30)
05/03/16 SS J.J. Hardy Foot 15-day DL (5/2)
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