Monday, June 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Jon Gray
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Coors Field on Monday to take on the Colorado Rockies. The probable pitchers are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Jon Gray for the Rockies. The opening line for this game has Toronto at -123 and Colorado at +113. The over/under is 11.5. The Blue Jays have a 30-42-4 over/under mark and a 39-37-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Rockies are 40-34-0 against the run line and have a 37-35-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this game with a 41-35 record, and they are 22-18 on the road. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 5-3 record with an ERA of 2.70 and a WHIP of 0.98. He has 84 strikeouts during his 93.1 innings pitched and he has given up 54 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 5.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.05. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have allowed 203 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the pen while they've been struck out 196 times and walked 62 times this year. As a unit, Toronto has given up 8.38 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.63 hitters per nine. They are 8th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.89. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 634 base hits and 294 earned runs. They have allowed 88 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 225 batters and struck out 577. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.20.
As a team, Toronto is hitting .246, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .231 average on the road. The Blue Jays have a .434 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .327 which is good for 11th in the league. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.3 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this game hitting .285 and his on-base percentage is at .397. He has 79 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 47 runs batted in. He's struck out 59 times and has walked 49 times. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .258 and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 73 hits so far while scoring 45 runs and he's driven in 66. He has walked 37 times and has struck out 65 times. The Blue Jays have 630 hits, including 134 doubles and 108 home runs. They've stolen 24 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Toronto has walked 282 times this season and they've struck out 619 times as a unit. They've left 507 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 356 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this game with a 16-18 home mark and a 35-39 overall record. With an ERA of 4.80, Jon Gray has a 4-3 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 75 strikeouts over the 69.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 61 hits. He has allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.87. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 265 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 214 times and walking 82 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.78 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.43 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 709 base knocks and 366 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 85 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 224 hitters and struck out 540. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .304 average at home. The Rockies hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.51 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .314 and he has an OBP of .358. He has 89 hits this year along with 48 runs scored and 39 RBI. He's struck out 69 times and has walked on 19 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .379. He has collected 84 hits so far while he's scored 52 runs and drove in 63. He has earned a walk 36 times and has punched out 37 times. The Rockies as a unit have 705 base hits, including 157 doubles and 98 homers. They have 31 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Colorado as a team has walked 233 times this year and they have struck out 593 times. They've had 501 men left on base and have an OPS of .803. They score 5.24 runs per game and have totaled 388 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 30-42-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 39-37-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 37-35-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 40-34-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
06/26/16 1B Justin Smoak Knee is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Chicago White Sox
06/22/16 P Marco Estrada Back expected to start Monday vs. Colorado Rockies
06/17/16 RF Jose Bautista Toe 15-day DL (6/17)
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)
06/22/16 P Jonathan Gray Shoulder is upgraded to expected to start Monday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
06/19/16 P Tyler Chatwood Back 15-day DL (6/18)
06/16/16 LF Gerardo Parra Ankle 15-day DL (6/15)
06/14/16 P Christopher Rusin Shoulder 15-day DL (6/9)
06/11/16 P Jake McGee Rest 15-day DL (6/11)
05/20/16 P Christian Bergman Oblique 15-day DL (5/20)
04/10/16 P Adam Ottavino Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
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