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Every day during baseball season, armadillosports.com analyzes daily baseball action, featuring pitchers’ trends, team trends, over/unders and home plate umpire trends. We also have info on who scores/who gives up runs in the first inning, as well as first five inning trends for each team.

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Friday’s games
National League
Cardinals @ Pirates
Wacha is 3-1, 2.81 in his last four starts (under 3-1). He is 2-1, 2.89 vs Pittsburgh this year. Cardinals are 5-7 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 13-11-4

Nova is 0-4, 8.84 in his last four starts; under is 11-5-1 in his last 17 starts. He is 1-2, 4.82 vs St Louis this year— their first 5-inning record with him: 11-16-2

Cardinals won their last three games; over is 4-2 in their last six games. St Louis is 10-6 in last 16 road series openers. Pittsburgh lost seven of last eight games; under is 12-3 in their last 15 games. Pirates are 1-4 in last five home series openers.

Nationals @ Mets
Jackson is 0-3, 13.50 in his last three starts; under is 5-1-1 in his last seven starts. Washington is 2-3 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 3-6-2

deGrom is 1-0, 2.07 in his last two starts; over is 6-1-1 in his last eight starts. He is 3-1, 2.54 vs Washington this season. New York is 8-6 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 17-11-2

Washington won three of last four games; under is 7-2-2 in their last 11 games. Nationals are 17-7 in road series openers. Mets are 2-8 in their last ten games (over 7-3). New York is 12-7 in last 19 home series openers.

Phillies @ Braves
Lively is 2-1, 3.00 in his last four starts (under 3-0-1). Phillies are 3-5 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 2-8-3

Newcomb is 1-1, 5.40 in his last four starts; under is 5-2 in his last seven. Braves are 4-7 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 6-11

Phillies are 7-3 in their last ten games; under is 4-1-2 in their last seven. Phils are 2-9 in last 11 road series openers. Atlanta lost five of last seven games; under is 5-2 in their last seven games. Braves are 3-8 in last 11 home series openers.

Cubs @ Brewers
Lackey is 1-1, 1.93 in his last three starts; over is 5-2-1 in his last eight. He is 1-2, 3.79 vs Milwaukee this year. Cubs are 8-5 in his road starts — their first 5-inning record with him: 9-17-2

Woodruff is 2-2, 3.28 in six starts this year (under 5-1). Brewers are 1-3 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 3-2-1

Cubs won eight of last nine games; under is 4-1 in their last five. Milwaukee won six of last nine games; four of their last five home games went over.

Marlins @ Diamondbacks
Conley is 1-2, 5.26 in his last four starts; over is 6-1-1 in his last eight. Miami is 5-5 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 9-6-3

Greinke is 3-0, 1.82 in his last five starts; under is 6-0-2 in his last eight. Arizona is 16-3 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 19-6-5

Marlins won four of last five games; their last eight road games went over. Miami is 2-6 in last eight road series openers. Arizona lost three of last four games; under is 5-2 in their last seven games. Snakes are 16-8 in home series openers.

Rockies @ Padres
Gray is 2-0, 1.50 in his last three starts; under is 5-1 in his last six. He is 1-0, 3.27 in two starts vs San Diego this season. Colorado is 5-4 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him:   10-6-2

Lyles is 1-1, 8.78 in three starts for San Diego (over 3-0). Padres won his only home start— their first 5-inning record with him: 2-1

Colorado lost its last four games; under is 6-1 in their last seven games. San Diego won four of its last five games (under 6-3).

Giants @ Dodgers
Samardzija is 0-2, 4.35 in his last three starts, under is 4-1 in his last five. Giants are 6-9 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 8-15-7

Hill is 1-4, 1-4, 3.77 in his last five starts; over is 3-1 in his last four. He is 1-0, 1.69 in two starts vs SF this season. Dodgers are 6-6 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 11-8-4

Giants won their last three games; under is 6-1 in their last seven games. SF is 4-9 in last 13 road series openers. Dodgers are 6-15 in their last 21 games; over is 5-2 in their last seven home games. LA is 16-8 in home series openers.

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American League
Rays @ Orioles
Cobb is 2-1, 2.81 in his last three starts; ; under is 6-2-1 in his last nine. He is 1-1, 5.40 in three starts vs Baltimore this year. Tampa Bay is 8-8 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 15-10-3

Jimenez is 1-3, 8.59 in his last five starts; under is 6-3 in his last nine starts. Baltimore is 7-4 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 9-12-4

Rays lost six of last nine games; their last five road games stayed under. Baltimore lost 12 of last 15 games; over is 5-2 in their last seven home games.

New York @ Toronto
Tanaka is 4-1, 3.94 in his last five starts; over is 5-1 in his last six starts. He is 2-0, 4.15 in three starts vs Toronto this season. NY is 6-8 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 15-11-2

Estrada is 4-0, 3.77 in his last five starts, last three of which stayed under. He is 2-1, 5.73 in four starts vs New York this season. Blue Jays are 6-5 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 13-15-3

New York won seven of last eight games; under is 4-1 in their last five road games. NY is 13-9 in last 22 road series openers. Toronto lost three of last four games; under is 8-2 in their last ten games. Blue Jays are 10-15 in home series openers.

Twins @ Tigers
Gibson is 5-0, 2.33 in his last six starts (under 4-2). He is 1-2, 8.68 in four starts vs Detroit this season. Minnesota is 9-3 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 13-13-1

Norris is making his first start since July 5; he is 0-3, 9.88 in his last three starts. Over is 4-1 in his last five starts. Detroit is 2-6 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 6-8-2

Twins lost five of last seven games; under is 6-3 in their last nine. Detroit is 2-11 in its last 13 games; over is 10-1 in their last 11 home games.

Angels @ Astros
Richards is 0-2, 2.50 in four starts this year (under 3-1). Angels won both his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 1-3

Verlander is 3-0, 0.86 in thee starts for Houston (under 3-0). Astros won his only home start— their first 5-inning record with him: 2-0-1

Angels lost their last four games; their last four road games stayed under. Halos 3-7 in last ten road series openers. Houston won six of its last seven games; under is 12-3 in their last 15 home games. Astros are 8-3 in last 11 home series openers.

Royals @ While Sox
Hammel is 0-2, 11.58 in his last two starts; over is 7-1 in his last eight. KC is 5-9 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 9-14-7

Lopez is 3-3, 5.13 in six starts this year (over 3-3). Chicago lost two of his three home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 3-3

Royals are 3-5 in their last eight games; under is 7-2 in their last nine games. KC is 11-14 in road series openers. White Sox lost three of last four games; over is 4-1-1 in their last six home games. Chicago is 6-9 in last 15 home series openers.

Rangers @ A’s
Martinez is 0-3, 7.09 in his last five starts; over is 4-2 in his last six starts. Texas is 3-7 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 4-9-3

Graveman is 2-0, 3.96 in his last five starts; over is 3-1 in his last four. He is 2-0, 2.61 in three starts vs Texas this season. Oakland is 6-3 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 6-5-6

Rangers won their last four games; under is 4-1 in their last five games. Texas is 7-4 in last 11 road series openers. Oakland is 10-3 in its last 13 games; over is 8-1 in their last nine home games. A’s are 4-9 in last 13 home series openers.

Indians @ Mariners
Bauer is 6-1, 3.19 in his last seven starts; under is 8-1-1 in his last 10 starts. Cleveland is 8-5 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 17-8-4

Ramirez is 0-2, 4.76 in his last four starts; under is 5-2 in his last seven. Mariners are 0-3 in his home starts — their first 5-inning record with him: 5-4

Indians are 27-1 in their last 28 games; over is 3-1 in their last four road tilts. Cleveland won its last seven road series openers. Seattle lost its last six games; under is 12-4 in their last 16. Mariners are 3-9 in last 12 home series openers.


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Interleague

Red Sox @ Reds
Porcello is 1-1, 2.19 in his last two starts; under is 3-1 in his last four. Boston is 7-6 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 9-19-3

Romano is 1-1, 1.93 in his last three starts; under is 4-2 in his last six. Reds are 4-3 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 4-7-3

Boston won six of last seven games; under is 8-4 in their last 12 road games. Red Sox are 9-6 in last 15 road series openers. Cincinnati lost its last three games, all of which went over. Reds are 6-2 in last eight home series openers.

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Record with this pitcher starting:
National League
StL-Pitt: Wacha 14-14; Nola 13-16
Wsh-NY: Jackson 5-6; deGrom 17-13
Phil-Atl: Lively 6-7; Newcomb 6-11
Chi-Mil: Lackey 17-10; Woodruff 3-3
Mia-Az: Conley 9-9; Greinke 18-12
Colo-SD: Gray 11-7; Lyles 2-1
SF-LA: Samardzija 13-17; Hill 13-10

American League
TB-Balt: Cobb 14-14; Jimenez 12-12
NY-Tor: Tanaka 15-13; Estrada 15-16
Minn-Det: Gibson 16-11; Norris 7-9
LA-Hst: Richards 2-2; Verlander 3-0 (13-15)
KC-Chi: Hammel 10-20; Lopez 3-3
Tex-A’s: Martinez 7-9; Graveman 7-10
Clev-Sea: Bauer 17-12; Ramirez 3-6

Interleague
Bos-Cin: Porcello 14-17; Romano 6-8

Pitchers allowing a run in first inning:
National League
StL-Pitt: Wacha 4-28; Nola 10-29
Wsh-NY: Jackson 5-11; deGrom 9-30
Phil-Atl: Lively 4-13; Newcomb 5-17
Chi-Mil: Lackey 15-27; Woodruff 1-6
Mia-Az: Conley 7-18; Greinke 12-30
Colo-SD: Gray 4-18; Lyles 1-3
SF-LA: Samardzija 12-30; Hill 7-23

American League
TB-Balt: Cobb 4-28; Jimenez 7-24
NY-Tor: Tanaka 11-28; Estrada 10-31
Minn-Det: Gibson 9-27; Norris 3-16
LA-Hst: Richards 1-4; Verlander 8-31
KC-Chi: Hammel 6-30; Lopez 1-6
Tex-A’s: Martinez 4-16; Graveman 8-17
Clev-Sea: Bauer 4-29; Ramirez 3-9

Interleague
Bos-Cin: Porcello 9-31; Romano 4-7-3

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Umpires
National League
American League
Interleague


Interleague play
NL @ AL–  84-57 AL, favorites -$280
AL @ NL–  73-69 NL, favorites +$116
Total: 153-130 AL, favorites -$164

Totals in interleague games
NL @ AL: Over 71-68-4
AL @ NL: Over 74-62-7
Total: Over 145-130-11

Teams’ records in first five innings:
Team (road-home-total)- thru 9/19/17
Ariz           28-26-20……43-25–12……..71-51
Atl             27-35-10……26-42-8………..53-77
Cubs         33-31-8…….39-25-14………..72-56
Reds         23-43-9……..30-37-9…………53-80
Colo          38-31-7………40-29-5………..78-60
LA             38-24-13…….41-25-9…………79-49
Miami        32-36-10…….36-26-11………68-62
Milw          37-27-10…….38-29-10……….74-56
Mets          33-39-5……..30-37-7………….63-76
Philly         19-43-16……30-36-9………..49-79
Pitt             31-37-9…….28-33-13………..60-70
St. Louis    32-34-9……..39-25-10………..71-59
SD             21-46-8……..38-29–9…………59-75
SF              16-49-9……..30-33-13……….46-81
Wash         43-23-7……34-33-10………….77-56

Orioles       29-39-5……..31-39-8………..60-78
Boston       31-35-11………34-37-3……….65-72
White Sox  25-40-11………29-42–4…….54-82
Cleveland   45-23-8……..39-24-10……..84-47
Detroit        27-38-10…….30-36-11……..57-74
Astros         37-28-11……..47-24-5………84-52
KC               26-35-13……..30-31-13…….56-66
Angels        26-39-8………31-31-14……..57-70
Twins          38-24-13………38-33-8……..76-57
NYY             34-38-7……….40-28-5…..…74-66
A’s               29-39-10……..32-32-12……..61-71
Seattle         29-39-9……..39-25-11………68-64
TB                36-29-11……..40-24-9……..76-53
Texas           35-27-12……..38-28-9……..73-55
Toronto        30-40-5……..30-33-12……..60-73

%age of times teams score in first inning (road/home/total- 9/19/17)
Ariz        24-76……..27-74………..51
Atl          17-71……….19-79………36
Cubs       20-72……..26-78………..46
Reds       30-76……..27-76……….57
Colo        20-76……..25-74..……..45
LA           23-76……..26-74..…….49
Miami     32-78……..27-73……….59
Milw        24-74……29-78…..…..53
Mets       34-75……..26-75……….60
Philly      17-78……..24-74……….41
Pitt          22-77……..22-75……….44
StL          16-76……..23-73………..39
SD          23-75……….26-75……….49
SF           17-75……….22-77……….39
Wash       26-73……..30-77……….56

Orioles     17-76……..25-77……….42
Boston     21-77……..18-74……….39
White Sox 24-76……20-75……….44
Clev          22-77……..26-75………48
Detroit      18-74…….27-77………45
Astros      21-77……..29-74………50
KC            18-75……..16-76………..34
Angels     27-75……..22-77……….49
Twins       17-73……..20-77……….37
NYY          19-78……..21-73……….40
A’s            20-76……..27-76………47
Seattle       21-77…….25-77……….46
TB             22-74……..26-77………48
Texas        29-76……..30-74………59
Toronto     26-76……..21-78………47