Sunday, June 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Drew Pomeranz
The Washington Nationals visit Petco Park on Sunday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Drew Pomeranz for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -129 and San Diego at +119. The over/under was set at 8. The Nationals have a 34-28-6 over/under record and a 36-32-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Padres are 40-29-0 against the run line and have a 34-33-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this matchup with a 43-25 record, including 23-13 on the road. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 3.96 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 80 strikeouts over his 77.1 innings pitched and he has given up 75 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.38. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 147 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen while being struck out 197 times and walking 65 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.56 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.25. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 511 base hits and 223 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season and they allow 1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 191 batters and struck out 655. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.42.
As a team, Washington is batting .251, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Nationals hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.5 hits per game. Bryce Harper comes into this game hitting .258 and his on-base percentage is at .410. He has 54 hits this season along with 41 runs scored and 42 runs batted in. He's struck out 45 times and has walked 56 times. Daniel Murphy is hitting .361 and he has an on-base percentage of .404. He has totaled 90 hits so far while scoring 40 runs and he's driven in 45. He has walked 15 times and has struck out 28 times. The Nationals have 578 hits, including 106 doubles and 93 home runs. They've stolen 36 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 17 times. Washington has walked 239 times this season and they've struck out 518 times as a unit. They've left 459 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 319 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 16-22 home record and a 27-42 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.88, Drew Pomeranz has a 5-7 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 89 strikeouts over the 75 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 51 hits. He has allowed 6.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.1. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 240 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 245 times and walking 111 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.24 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 616 base knocks and 315 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 75 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 272 hitters and struck out 569. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .237 average at home. The Padres hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.16 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .284 and he has an OBP of .328. He has 75 hits this year along with 43 runs scored and 41 RBI. He's struck out 59 times and has walked on 19 occasions. Jon Jay is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 79 hits so far while he's scored 34 runs and drove in 23. He has earned a walk 15 times and has punched out 61 times. The Padres as a unit have 563 base hits, including 114 doubles and 72 homers. They have 47 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. San Diego as a team has walked 171 times this year and they have struck out 623 times. They've had 427 men left on base and have an OPS of .680. They score 4.03 runs per game and have totaled 278 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 34-28-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 36-32-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 34-33-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 40-29-0 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
06/12/16 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 Nationals
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