Friday, August 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Tyrell Jenkins
The Washington Nationals head to Turner Field on Friday to take on the Atlanta Braves. The probable pitchers are Tanner Roark for the Nationals and Tyrell Jenkins for the Braves. The opening line for this game has Washington at -140 and Atlanta at +130. The over/under is 7.5. The Nationals have a 57-55-7 over/under mark and a 61-58-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Braves are 58-62-0 against the run line and have a 55-58-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this game with a 70-49 record, and they are 34-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 13-6 record with an ERA of 2.81 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 127 strikeouts during his 157 innings pitched and he has given up 135 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.51. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have allowed 294 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the pen while they've been struck out 348 times and walked 116 times this year. As a unit, Washington has given up 7.73 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.15 hitters per nine. They are 2nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.36. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 926 base hits and 403 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 340 batters and struck out 1,096. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.50.
As a team, Washington is hitting .254, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .258 average on the road. The Nationals have a .433 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .326 which is good for 12th in the league. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.64 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this game hitting .348 and his on-base percentage is at .388. He has 147 hits this season along with 72 runs scored and 87 runs batted in. He's struck out 48 times and has walked 26 times. Wilson Ramos is hitting .326 and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 120 hits so far while scoring 53 runs and he's driven in 67. He has walked 29 times and has struck out 51 times. The Nationals have 1,028 hits, including 200 doubles and 159 home runs. They've stolen 80 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 29 times. Washington has walked 411 times this season and they've struck out 896 times as a unit. They've left 818 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 568 runs so far this year.
Atlanta comes into this game with a 18-41 home mark and a 44-76 overall record. With an ERA of 4.89, Tyrell Jenkins has a 2-3 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 46 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 44 hits. He has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.51. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 398 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 402 times and walking 201 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 8.69 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.52 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,044 base knocks and 534 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a staff has walked 425 hitters and struck out 903. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .247 average at home. The Braves hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.32 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .288 and he has an OBP of .384. He has 128 hits this year along with 68 runs scored and 56 RBI. He's struck out 129 times and has walked on 62 occasions. Nick Markakis is hitting .269 and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 121 hits so far while he's scored 46 runs and drove in 64. He has earned a walk 52 times and has punched out 77 times. The Braves as a unit have 998 base hits, including 205 doubles and 81 homers. They have 56 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. Atlanta as a team has walked 347 times this year and they have struck out 897 times. They've had 844 men left on base and have an OPS of .672. They score 3.56 runs per game and have totaled 427 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 57-55-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 61-58-0 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 55-58-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 58-62-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/18/16 P Sammy Solis Shoulder 15-day DL (8/16)
08/07/16 1B Ryan Zimmerman Wrist 15-day DL (8/1)
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)
08/18/16 P Julio Teheran Back 15-day DL (7/31); expected to be activated & start Friday vs. Washington Nationals
08/17/16 C A.J. Pierzynski Hamstring 15-day DL (8/17)
08/09/16 P Chris Withrow Elbow 15-day DL (8/5)
08/01/16 P Matt Marksberry Shoulder 15-day DL (7/31)
07/16/16 P Arodys Vizcaino Oblique 15-day DL (7/15)
06/28/16 P John Gant Oblique 15-day DL (6/27)
06/20/16 LF Mallex Smith Thumb 60-day DL (6/20)
06/08/16 P Williams Perez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/7)
04/12/16 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 60-day DL (4/11)
04/04/16 P Andrew McKirahan Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Paco Rodriguez Elbow out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves
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