Sunday, September 25, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon vs. Josh Tomlin
The Chicago White Sox visit Progressive Field on Sunday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Carlos Rodon for the White Sox and Josh Tomlin for the Indians. The White Sox have a 74-72-7 over/under record and a 77-76-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Indians are 72-81-0 against the run line and have a 75-68-10 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this matchup with a 72-81 record, including 31-48 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon has a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 4.29 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 147 strikeouts over his 151 innings pitched and he has given up 171 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.24. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 424 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen while being struck out 412 times and walking 213 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.96 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.82 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 1,358 base hits and 633 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 495 batters and struck out 1,187. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team, Chicago is batting .257, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.8 hits per game. Jose Abreu comes into this game hitting .297 and his on-base percentage is at .352. He has 176 hits this season along with 65 runs scored and 96 runs batted in. He's struck out 119 times and has walked 41 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .297 and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 165 hits so far while scoring 65 runs and he's driven in 78. He has walked 45 times and has struck out 65 times. The White Sox have 1,347 hits, including 259 doubles and 158 home runs. They've stolen 71 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 35 times. Chicago has walked 432 times this season and they've struck out 1,210 times as a unit. They've left 1,046 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 641 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this matchup with a 53-26 home record and a 90-63 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.61, Josh Tomlin has a 12-8 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 114 strikeouts over the 160 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 176 hits. He has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.98. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 406 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 473 times and walking 180 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.69 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,256 base knocks and 580 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 178 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 445 hitters and struck out 1,331. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .291 average at home. The Indians hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.05 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .303 and he has an OBP of .354. He has 179 hits this year along with 96 runs scored and 72 RBI. He's struck out 87 times and has walked on 50 occasions. Jason Kipnis is hitting .277 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 162 hits so far while he's scored 89 runs and drove in 80. He has earned a walk 58 times and has punched out 138 times. The Indians as a unit have 1,384 base hits, including 295 doubles and 181 homers. They have 128 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 29 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 499 times this year and they have struck out 1,181 times. They've had 1,029 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They score 4.9 runs per game and have totaled 750 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 74-72-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 77-76-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 75-68-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 72-81-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
09/23/16 SS Tyler Saladino Back "?" Saturday vs. Cleveland Indians
09/23/16 RF Adam Eaton Head injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Cleveland Indians
08/03/16 CF Charlie Tilson Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
07/27/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
07/01/16 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)
09/17/16 C Yan Gomes Wrist 60-day DL (7/18)
09/17/16 P Carlos Carrasco Hand out indefinitely
09/13/16 P Danny Salazar Forearm out indefinitely
07/18/16 P Tommy Hunter Back 15-day DL (7/10)
07/07/16 P Zach McAllister Hip 15-day DL (7/6)
06/01/16 LF Marlon Byrd Suspension out for season
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/10); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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