Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Matt Cain
The Toronto Blue Jays visit AT&T Park on Tuesday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays and Matt Cain for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -120 and San Francisco at +100. The over/under was set at 8. The Blue Jays have a 9-21-3 over/under record and a 17-16-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Giants are 15-18-0 against the run line and have a 20-13-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 16-17 record, including 7-7 on the road. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 2.50 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 25 strikeouts over his 39.2 innings pitched and he has given up 37 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.11. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen while being struck out 83 times and walking 27 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 270 base hits and 113 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 94 batters and struck out 247. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.83.
As a team, Toronto is batting .234, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .212 average away from home. The Blue Jays hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.64 hits per game. Josh Donaldson comes into this game hitting .268 and his on-base percentage is at .379. He has 33 hits this season along with 30 runs scored and 21 runs batted in. He's struck out 33 times and has walked 20 times. Jose Bautista is hitting .211 and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 24 hits so far while scoring 20 runs and he's driven in 22. He has walked 25 times and has struck out 28 times. The Blue Jays have 252 hits, including 54 doubles and 37 home runs. They've stolen 10 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 4 times. Toronto has walked 120 times this season and they've struck out 297 times as a unit. They've left 211 men on base and have a team OPS of .709. They score 4.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 134 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 10-8 home record and a 17-16 overall mark. With an earned run average of 7.84, Matt Cain has a 0-4 record and a 1.71 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 31 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 44 hits. He has allowed 12.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.3. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 73 times and walking 31 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.64 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.94 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 318 base knocks and 143 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 83 hitters and struck out 262. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 3.60.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .281 average at home. The Giants hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.24 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .288 and he has an OBP of .350. He has 30 hits this year along with 15 runs scored and 11 RBI. He's struck out 14 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .327 and he has an OBP of .452. He has collected 35 hits so far while he's scored 18 runs and drove in 21. He has earned a walk 26 times and has punched out 19 times. The Giants as a unit have 305 base hits, including 53 doubles and 31 homers. They have 19 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 130 times this year and they have struck out 210 times. They've had 240 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They score 4.88 runs per game and have totaled 161 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 9-21-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 17-16-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 20-13-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 15-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/10/16 P Franklin Morales Arm 15-day DL (4/7)
04/04/16 P Aaron Loup Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 2B Devon Travis Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Bo Schultz Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
San Francisco Giants
05/09/16 CF Angel Pagan Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/19/16 P George Kontos Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
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