Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Mark Leiter
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Mark Leiter for the Phillies.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at -137 and Philadelphia at +127. The Pirates have a 36-42-4 over/under record and a 42-40-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 41-39-0 against the run line and have a 39-35-6 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 36-42-4 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 42-40-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 39-35-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 41-39-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/23/17 C Francisco Cervelli Concussion 7-day DL (06/22)
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 07/18 vs. Milwaukee)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
06/30/17 LF Howie Kendrick Hamstring 10-day DL (06/28)
06/23/17 P Casey Fien Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
06/20/17 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (06/20)
06/11/17 2B Cesar Hernandez Side 10-day DL (06/11)
05/31/17 P Vince Velasquez Elbow 10-day DL (05/31)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 37-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 2.97 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 50 strikeouts over his 57.2 innings pitched and he's given up 58 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 285 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 257 hitters and walked 102 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 771 base hits and 354 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 230 batters and struck out 606. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.20.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .243, good for 25th in the league. The Pirates hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 81 hits this season in 287 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .495 and an OPS+ of 126. Josh Harrison is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 295 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .447. The Pirates have 676 hits, including 131 doubles and 79 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 285 times so far this season and they have struck out 599 times as a unit. They have left 586 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 345 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 27-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.20, Mark Leiter has a 1-0 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 30 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 23 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 250 batters and walked 115 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 747 base knocks and 380 earned runs this season. They have given up 115 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 268 hitters and struck out 588 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.84.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 24th in the league. The Phillies hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Aaron Altherr comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .346. He has 70 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 253 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 125. Odubel Herrera is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .289. He has collected 76 hits in 304 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 79 and a slugging percentage of .391. The Phillies as a unit have 664 base hits, including 143 doubles and 78 homers. Philadelphia has walked 235 times this year and they have struck out on 692 occasions. They have had 520 men left on base and have an OPS of .696. They have scored 3.9 runs per game and totaled 312 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies +127
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