Tuesday, August 2, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Robbie Ray
The Washington Nationals head to Chase Field on Tuesday to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable pitchers are Tanner Roark for the Nationals and Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks. The Nationals have a 49-50-6 over/under mark and a 54-51-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 43-62-0 against the run line and have a 56-45-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this game with a 61-44 record, and they are 30-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 10-6 record with an ERA of 2.96 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 113 strikeouts during his 136.2 innings pitched and he has given up 118 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.39. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.08 and they have allowed 256 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the pen while they've been struck out 312 times and walked 101 times this year. As a unit, Washington has given up 7.66 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.26 hitters per nine. They are 2nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.25. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 812 base hits and 345 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 302 batters and struck out 982. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.46.
As a team, Washington is hitting .248, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .247 average on the road. The Nationals have a .424 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .323 which is good for 15th in the league. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.43 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this game hitting .350 and his on-base percentage is at .389. He has 131 hits this season along with 60 runs scored and 76 runs batted in. He's struck out 41 times and has walked 21 times. Bryce Harper is hitting .235 and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 80 hits so far while scoring 55 runs and he's driven in 56. He has walked 80 times and has struck out 74 times. The Nationals have 886 hits, including 173 doubles and 139 home runs. They've stolen 74 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 28 times. Washington has walked 370 times this season and they've struck out 805 times as a unit. They've left 717 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 483 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this game with a 17-35 home mark and a 43-62 overall record. With an ERA of 4.70, Robbie Ray has a 5-10 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 143 strikeouts over the 115 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 127 hits. He has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.67. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 365 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 317 times and walking 161 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.59 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.13 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.93. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,003 base knocks and 515 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 128 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 387 hitters and struck out 850. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .264 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.19 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .311 and he has an OBP of .360. He has 129 hits this year along with 63 runs scored and 42 RBI. He's struck out 64 times and has walked on 24 occasions. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .297 and he has an OBP of .413. He has collected 112 hits so far while he's scored 62 runs and drove in 68. He has earned a walk 72 times and has punched out 96 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 964 base hits, including 186 doubles and 116 homers. They have 70 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 22 times. Arizona as a team has walked 287 times this year and they have struck out 929 times. They've had 722 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They score 4.44 runs per game and have totaled 466 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 49-50-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 54-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 56-45-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 43-62-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/31/16 2B Daniel Murphy Leg "?" Monday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
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
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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