Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Madison Bumgarner
The Toronto Blue Jays visit AT&T Park on Wednesday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Madison Bumgarner for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +121 and San Francisco at -130. The over/under was set at 7. The Blue Jays have a 9-22-3 over/under record and a 18-16-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Giants are 15-19-0 against the run line and have a 20-14-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 17-17 record, including 8-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 36 strikeouts over his 50 innings pitched and he has given up 38 hits so far this season. He has allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.51. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 87 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen while being struck out 85 times and walking 27 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.17 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.58 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.40. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 274 base hits and 114 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 99 batters and struck out 254. They walk 3 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 3.80.
As a team, Toronto is batting .233, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .211 average away from home. The Blue Jays hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.62 hits per game. Josh Donaldson comes into this game hitting .268 and his on-base percentage is at .380. He has 34 hits this season along with 31 runs scored and 21 runs batted in. He's struck out 33 times and has walked 21 times. Jose Bautista is hitting .214 and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 25 hits so far while scoring 21 runs and he's driven in 22. He has walked 27 times and has struck out 29 times. The Blue Jays have 259 hits, including 54 doubles and 38 home runs. They've stolen 10 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 4 times. Toronto has walked 126 times this season and they've struck out 307 times as a unit. They've left 221 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 137 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 10-9 home record and a 17-17 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.93, Madison Bumgarner has a 4-2 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 43 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 43 hits. He has allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.07. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 77 times and walking 32 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 325 base knocks and 145 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 32 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 89 hitters and struck out 272. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 3.62.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .273 average at home. The Giants hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.09 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .286 and he has an OBP of .347. 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 .453. He has collected 36 hits so far while he's scored 18 runs and drove in 21. He has earned a walk 27 times and has punched out 19 times. The Giants as a unit have 309 base hits, including 55 doubles and 31 homers. They have 19 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 135 times this year and they have struck out 217 times. They've had 248 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They score 4.76 runs per game and have totaled 162 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 9-22-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 18-16-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 20-14-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 15-19-0 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 out indefinitely
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants
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