Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Ed Smith Stadium
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Probable Pitchers: Mat Latos vs. Wade Miley
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Ed Smith Stadium on Wednesday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Mat Latos for the Blue Jays and Wade Miley for the Orioles.
The Blue Jays are coming off a 89-73 record in 2016, including 43-38 on the road. Starting pitcher Mat Latos had a 7-3 record with an earned run average of 4.89 and a WHIP of 1.49. He had 42 strikeouts over his 70 innings pitched and he gave up 74 hits last season. He allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.32. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 4.11 and they gave up 452 base hits on the year. Teams hit .249 against the bullpen while being struck out 472 times and walking 136 times last season. As a team, Toronto allowed 8.26 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine. They were 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively gave up 1,340 base hits and 613 earned runs. They allowed 183 home runs last season and they allowed 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff walked 461 batters and struck out 1,314. They walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit was 4.05.
As a team Toronto batted .248, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .236 average away from home. The Blue Jays held a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which was good for 6th in baseball. They ranked 24th in baseball with 8.38 hits per game. Josh Donaldson is coming off a 2016 in which he hit .284 with an on-base percentage of .404. He had 164 hits last season along with 122 runs scored and 99 runs batted in. He struck out 119 times and walked 109 times. Justin Smoak hit .217 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .314. He totaled 65 hits while scoring 33 runs and he drove in 34. He walked 40 times and struck out on 112 occasions. The Blue Jays had 1,358 hits, including 276 doubles and 221 home runs. They stole 54 bases and were thrown out stealing 24 times. Toronto walked 632 times last season and they struck out 1,362 times as a unit. They left 1,120 men on base and had a team OPS of .755. They scored 4.69 runs per contest and scored a total of 759 runs last year.
Baltimore had a 50-31 home record and a 89-73 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 5.37, Wade Miley had a 9-13 record and a 1.42 WHIP last season. He had 137 strikeouts over the 166 innings he pitched during which he gave up 187 hits. He allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.45. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.40 and they gave up 495 base hits on the year. Teams hit .241 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 506 times and walking 209 times last season. As a team, Baltimore allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 batters per nine. They were 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Orioles pitchers as a team surrendered 1,408 base knocks and 671 earned runs last season. They gave up 183 home runs last year and they gave up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff walked 545 hitters and struck out 1,248. They gave up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.36 while their FIP as a staff was 4.31.
As a team, they batted .256, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .259 average at home. The Orioles held a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which was good for 21st in baseball. They ranked 14th in baseball with 8.73 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup after batting .265 with an OBP of .310. He had 164 hits last year along with 86 runs scored and 83 RBI. He struck out 115 times and walked on 39 occasions. Manny Machado hit .294 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .343. He collected 188 hits while scoring 105 runs and driving in 96. He earned a walk 48 times and punched out 120 times. The Orioles as a unit had 1,413 base hits, including 265 doubles and 253 homers. They had 19 stolen bases and were thrown out 13 times. Baltimore as a team walked 468 times last year and they struck out 1,324 times. They had 1,065 men left on base and had an OPS of .760. They scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 744 runs last season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays were 63-93-6 against the over/under last season
The Toronto Blue Jays were 79-83-0 against the run line last season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles were 67-91-4 against the over/under last season
The Baltimore Orioles were 82-80-0 against the run line last season
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