Monday, May 9, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Jake Peavy
The Toronto Blue Jays visit AT&T Park on Monday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays and Jake Peavy for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -105 and San Francisco at -105. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Blue Jays have a 9-20-3 over/under record and a 17-15-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Giants are 15-17-0 against the run line and have a 20-12-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 16-16 record, including 7-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.82 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 34 strikeouts over his 38.1 innings pitched and he has given up 33 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.34. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 81 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen while being struck out 79 times and walking 25 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.31 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 262 base hits and 109 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 90 batters and struck out 235. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
As a team, Toronto is batting .236, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .212 average away from home. The Blue Jays hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.72 hits per game. Josh Donaldson comes into this game hitting .277 and his on-base percentage is at .390. He has 33 hits this season along with 30 runs scored and 21 runs batted in. He's struck out 32 times and has walked 20 times. Jose Bautista is hitting .218 and he has an on-base percentage of .358. 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 27 times. The Blue Jays have 247 hits, including 52 doubles and 37 home runs. They've stolen 10 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 4 times. Toronto has walked 119 times this season and they've struck out 288 times as a unit. They've left 206 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 132 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 10-7 home record and a 17-15 overall mark. With an earned run average of 9.00, Jake Peavy has a 1-3 record and a 1.90 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 29 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 47 hits. He has allowed 14.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.97. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 92 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 9.66 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.91 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 309 base knocks and 141 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 82 hitters and struck out 253. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 3.68.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .285 average at home. The Giants hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.34 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .300 and he has an OBP of .363. He has 30 hits this year along with 15 runs scored and 11 RBI. He's struck out 13 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .317 and he has an OBP of .443. He has collected 33 hits so far while he's scored 18 runs and drove in 21. He has earned a walk 25 times and has punched out 19 times. The Giants as a unit have 299 base hits, including 52 doubles and 31 homers. They have 18 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 126 times this year and they have struck out 201 times. They've had 233 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They score 5.03 runs per game and have totaled 161 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 9-20-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 17-15-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 20-12-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 15-17-0 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
05/07/16 CF Angel Pagan Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Colorado Rockies
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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