Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Tyler Anderson
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Coors Field on Wednesday to take on the Colorado Rockies. The probable pitchers are Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays and Tyler Anderson for the Rockies. The opening line for this game has Toronto at -140 and Colorado at +130. The over/under is 12. The Blue Jays have a 31-43-4 over/under mark and a 39-39-0 run line record, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Rockies are 42-34-0 against the run line and have a 39-35-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
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The Blue Jays head into this game with a 41-37 record, and they are 22-20 on the road. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 7-1 record with an ERA of 3.33 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 93 strikeouts during his 97.1 innings pitched and he has given up 91 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.46. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have allowed 209 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the pen while they've been struck out 203 times and walked 63 times this year. As a unit, Toronto has given up 8.42 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 hitters per nine. They are 9th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.98. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 652 base hits and 308 earned runs. They have allowed 91 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 232 batters and struck out 596. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team, Toronto is hitting .245, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .229 average on the road. The Blue Jays have a .435 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .325 which is good for 16th in the league. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.23 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this game hitting .288 and his on-base percentage is at .396. He has 82 hits this season along with 63 runs scored and 48 runs batted in. He's struck out 60 times and has walked 49 times. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .259 and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 75 hits so far while scoring 47 runs and he's driven in 69. He has walked 38 times and has struck out 66 times. The Blue Jays have 641 hits, including 136 doubles and 113 home runs. They've stolen 24 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Toronto has walked 284 times this season and they've struck out 634 times as a unit. They've left 511 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 363 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this game with a 18-18 home mark and a 37-39 overall record. With an ERA of 2.55, Tyler Anderson has a 0-1 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 17.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 18 hits. He has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.62. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 269 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 220 times and walking 82 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 730 base knocks and 378 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 88 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 227 hitters and struck out 557. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .305 average at home. The Rockies hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.54 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .321 and he has an OBP of .367. He has 93 hits this year along with 51 runs scored and 46 RBI. He's struck out 71 times and has walked on 21 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .295 and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 86 hits so far while he's scored 54 runs and drove in 65. He has earned a walk 36 times and has punched out 40 times. The Rockies as a unit have 726 base hits, including 161 doubles and 103 homers. They have 31 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Colorado as a team has walked 244 times this year and they have struck out 607 times. They've had 515 men left on base and have an OPS of .809. They score 5.34 runs per game and have totaled 406 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 31-43-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 39-39-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 39-35-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 42-34-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 15-day DL (6/26)
06/27/16 1B Justin Smoak Knee "?" Tuesday 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)
06/27/16 SS Trevor Story Hand "?" Tuesday 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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