Monday, August 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Archie Bradley
The Washington Nationals head to Chase Field on Monday to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable pitchers are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Archie Bradley for the Diamondbacks. The Nationals have a 49-49-6 over/under mark and a 54-50-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 43-61-0 against the run line and have a 55-45-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
The Nationals head into this game with a 61-43 record, and they are 30-23 on the road. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 14-1 record with an ERA of 2.68 and a WHIP of 0.99. He has 155 strikeouts during his 127.2 innings pitched and he has given up 90 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.92. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.07 and they have allowed 252 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the pen while they've been struck out 309 times and walked 100 times this year. As a unit, Washington has given up 7.63 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 hitters per nine. They are 2nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.26. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 802 base hits and 343 earned runs. They have allowed 97 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 299 batters and struck out 978. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.46.
As a team, Washington is hitting .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .249 average on the road. The Nationals have a .427 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .324 which is good for 14th in the league. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.48 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this game hitting .351 and his on-base percentage is at .390. He has 131 hits this season along with 60 runs scored and 76 runs batted in. He's struck out 40 times and has walked 21 times. Bryce Harper is hitting .234 and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 79 hits so far while scoring 54 runs and he's driven in 56. He has walked 79 times and has struck out 72 times. The Nationals have 883 hits, including 172 doubles and 139 home runs. They've stolen 74 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 28 times. Washington has walked 366 times this season and they've struck out 796 times as a unit. They've left 709 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 482 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this game with a 17-35 home mark and a 43-61 overall record. With an ERA of 4.17, Archie Bradley has a 4-6 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 79 strikeouts over the 82 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 75 hits. He has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.53. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 356 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 310 times and walking 161 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.51 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.07 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 986 base knocks and 504 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 384 hitters and struck out 837. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.45.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .264 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.25 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .312 and he has an OBP of .360. He has 129 hits this year along with 62 runs scored and 42 RBI. He's struck out 64 times and has walked on 23 occasions. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .299 and he has an OBP of .414. He has collected 112 hits so far while he's scored 62 runs and drove in 68. He has earned a walk 71 times and has punched out 95 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 961 base hits, including 186 doubles and 116 homers. They have 69 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 22 times. Arizona as a team has walked 283 times this year and they have struck out 923 times. They've had 719 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They score 4.45 runs per game and have totaled 463 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 49-49-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 54-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 55-45-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 43-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/30/16 2B Daniel Murphy Leg "?" Sunday vs. San Francisco Giants
07/30/16 C Jose Lobaton Elbow 15-day DL (7/20)
07/27/16 2B Stephen Drew Vertigo 15-day DL (7/24)
07/03/16 P Joe Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (7/3)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
07/24/16 SS Nick Ahmed Hip 15-day DL (7/23)
07/17/16 C Chris Herrmann Hamstring 15-day DL (7/17)
07/07/16 P Andrew Chafin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/4)
07/03/16 P Zack Greinke Oblique 15-day DL (6/29)
06/24/16 CF Socrates Brito Toe 15-day DL (6/23)
05/27/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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