Friday, June 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Masahiro Tanaka
Yankee Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees on Friday, June 23, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Yu Darvish for the Rangers and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees.
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Texas opens at +118 while New York opens at -128. The Rangers have a 33-37-1 over/under record and a 41-30-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 41-28-0 against the run line and have a 40-29-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 33-37-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 41-30-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 40-29-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 41-28-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
06/20/17 P Tony Barnette Finger 10-day DL (06/15)
06/17/17 P Andrew Cashner Oblique 10-day DL (06/15)
06/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/26/17 P A.J. Griffin Ribs 60-day DL (05/27)
05/03/17 P Cole Hamels Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (02/14)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
06/16/17 P Adam Warren Shoulder 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/17 P CC Sabathia Hamstring 10-day DL (06/14)
05/24/17 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Concussion 10-day DL (05/25)
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (05/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 35-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 3.35 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 99 strikeouts over his 94 innings pitched and he's given up 70 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 238 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 211 hitters and walked 98 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 628 base hits and 302 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 246 batters and struck out 499. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.89.
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As a team Texas is hitting .242, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 69 hits this season in 248 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 109. Elvis Andrus is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 80 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 278 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Rangers have 577 hits, including 107 doubles and 99 home runs. Texas has walked 229 times so far this season and they have struck out 642 times as a unit. They have left 425 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 348 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 39-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.34, Masahiro Tanaka has a 5-7 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 76 strikeouts over the 76.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 93 hits. He allows 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 247 batters and walked 90 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 552 base knocks and 259 earned runs this season. They have given up 83 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 204 hitters and struck out 637 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 4th in the league. The Yankees hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .331 with an OBP of .438. He has 81 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 245 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .694 with an OPS+ of 190. Starlin Castro is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 90 hits in 280 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .504. The Yankees as a unit have 663 base hits, including 115 doubles and 114 homers. New York has walked 274 times this year and they have struck out on 617 occasions. They have had 517 men left on base and have an OPS of .819. They have scored 5.71 runs per game and totaled 394 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees -128
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