Friday, August 5, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Yovani Gallardo vs. Miguel Gonzalez
The Baltimore Orioles head to U.S. Cellular Field on Friday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Yovani Gallardo for the Orioles and Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox. The Orioles have a 47-56-3 over/under mark and a 57-49-0 run line record, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The White Sox are 49-58-0 against the run line and have a 46-54-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this game with a 61-45 record, and they are 22-29 on the road. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo has a 3-3 record with an ERA of 5.70 and a WHIP of 1.67. He has 48 strikeouts during his 66.1 innings pitched and he has given up 73 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.22. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have allowed 317 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the pen while they've been struck out 329 times and walked 145 times this year. As a unit, Baltimore has given up 8.86 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.68 hitters per nine. They are 13th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.20. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 926 base hits and 439 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 370 batters and struck out 803. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team, Baltimore is hitting .262, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .253 average on the road. The Orioles have a .447 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .323 which is good for 15th in the league. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.99 hits per contest. Mark Trumbo comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .319. He has 112 hits this season along with 59 runs scored and 76 runs batted in. He's struck out 117 times and has walked 30 times. Manny Machado is hitting .304 and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 124 hits so far while scoring 71 runs and he's driven in 58. He has walked 39 times and has struck out 76 times. The Orioles have 953 hits, including 189 doubles and 158 home runs. They've stolen 14 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Baltimore has walked 311 times this season and they've struck out 890 times as a unit. They've left 699 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 500 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 28-24 home mark and a 51-56 overall record. With an ERA of 4.06, Miguel Gonzalez has a 2-5 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 75 strikeouts over the 95.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 92 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.92. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 298 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 286 times and walking 158 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.78 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.79 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 932 base knocks and 430 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 121 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 371 hitters and struck out 827. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. The White Sox hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.46 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .307 and he has an OBP of .354. He has 117 hits this year along with 45 runs scored and 49 RBI. He's struck out 45 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Adam Eaton is hitting .272 and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 112 hits so far while he's scored 51 runs and drove in 37. He has earned a walk 44 times and has punched out 80 times. The White Sox as a unit have 904 base hits, including 176 doubles and 106 homers. They have 51 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 25 times. Chicago as a team has walked 308 times this year and they have struck out 858 times. They've had 735 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They score 3.97 runs per game and have totaled 425 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 47-56-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 57-49-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 46-54-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 49-58-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/22/16 RF Joey Rickard Thumb 15-day DL (7/21)
07/01/16 P T.J. McFarland Knee 15-day DL (6/29)
06/21/16 P Brian Duensing Elbow 15-day DL (6/20)
Chicago White Sox
08/03/16 CF Charlie Tilson Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
07/27/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
07/05/16 C Alex Avila Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
07/01/16 3B Matt Davidson Foot 60-day DL (6/30)
06/21/16 P Zach Putnam Elbow 15-day DL (6/21)
06/10/16 CF Austin Jackson Knee 15-day DL (6/10)
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 60-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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