Thursday, June 16, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Erik Johnson
The Washington Nationals head to Petco Park on Thursday to take on the San Diego Padres. The probable pitchers are Tanner Roark for the Nationals and Erik Johnson for the Padres. The opening line for this game has Washington at -158 and San Diego at +148. The over/under is 8. The Nationals have a 31-28-6 over/under mark and a 34-31-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Padres are 39-27-0 against the run line and have a 31-33-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 59% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this game with a 40-25 record, and they are 21-13 on the road. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 5-4 record with an ERA of 2.93 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 72 strikeouts during his 80 innings pitched and he has given up 70 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.38. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have allowed 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the pen while they've been struck out 189 times and walked 58 times this year. As a unit, Washington has given up 7.38 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.63 hitters per nine. They are 3rd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.21. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 481 base hits and 209 earned runs. They have allowed 62 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 179 batters and struck out 628. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 3.37.
As a team, Washington is hitting .251, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .251 average on the road. The Nationals have a .426 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .324 which is good for 12th in the league. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.45 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this game hitting .254 and his on-base percentage is at .409. He has 50 hits this season along with 38 runs scored and 38 runs batted in. He's struck out 43 times and has walked 54 times. Daniel Murphy is hitting .361 and he has an on-base percentage of .402. He has totaled 87 hits so far while scoring 38 runs and he's driven in 42. He has walked 14 times and has struck out 28 times. The Nationals have 549 hits, including 103 doubles and 87 home runs. They've stolen 32 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 17 times. Washington has walked 228 times this season and they've struck out 496 times as a unit. They've left 441 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 299 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this game with a 15-20 home mark and a 26-40 overall record. With an ERA of 7.71, Erik Johnson has a 0-3 record and a 1.90 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 16.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 23 hits. He has allowed 12.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.45. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 233 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 237 times and walking 108 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.89 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.36 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 587 base knocks and 299 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 70 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 263 hitters and struck out 552. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .231 average at home. The Padres hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.05 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .283 and he has an OBP of .324. He has 71 hits this year along with 41 runs scored and 38 RBI. He's struck out 58 times and has walked on 17 occasions. Jon Jay is hitting .286 and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 73 hits so far while he's scored 31 runs and drove in 22. He has earned a walk 14 times and has punched out 60 times. The Padres as a unit have 531 base hits, including 106 doubles and 69 homers. They have 45 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. San Diego as a team has walked 161 times this year and they have struck out 601 times. They've had 402 men left on base and have an OPS of .673. They score 3.97 runs per game and have totaled 262 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 31-28-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 34-31-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 31-33-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 39-27-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/14/16 P Jonathan Papelbon Side 15-day DL (6/13)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
San Diego Padres
06/15/16 3B Yangervis Solarte Thumb "?" Wednesday vs. Miami Marlins
06/14/16 CF Travis Jankowski Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Miami Marlins
06/12/16 P Andrew Cashner Neck 15-day DL (6/11)
05/31/16 P Cesar Vargas Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 15-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres
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