Sunday, July 31, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon vs. Ervin Santana
The Chicago White Sox visit Target Field on Sunday to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Carlos Rodon for the White Sox and Ervin Santana for the Twins. The White Sox have a 43-53-7 over/under record and a 47-56-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Twins are 53-49-0 against the run line and have a 58-38-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 50-53 record, including 22-29 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon has a 2-7 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.53. He has 91 strikeouts over his 92 innings pitched and he has given up 109 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.42. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 291 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen while being struck out 281 times and walking 150 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.76 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.81 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 896 base hits and 407 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 357 batters and struck out 799. They walk 3.5 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 4.28.
As a team, Chicago is batting .248, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .242 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.39 hits per game. Melky Cabrera comes into this game hitting .303 and his on-base percentage is at .350. He has 110 hits this season along with 44 runs scored and 45 runs batted in. He's struck out 44 times and has walked 28 times. Adam Eaton is hitting .272 and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 109 hits so far while scoring 50 runs and he's driven in 37. He has walked 41 times and has struck out 78 times. The White Sox have 863 hits, including 166 doubles and 101 home runs. They've stolen 49 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 24 times. Chicago has walked 298 times this season and they've struck out 833 times as a unit. They've left 703 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 3.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 409 runs so far this year.
Minnesota comes into this matchup with a 22-31 home record and a 39-63 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.78, Ervin Santana has a 3-9 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 80 strikeouts over the 114.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 113 hits. He has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.98. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 365 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 333 times and walking 109 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.39 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,007 base knocks and 489 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a staff has walked 271 hitters and struck out 744. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .257 average at home. The Twins hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.68 hits per contest. Eduardo Nunez comes into this matchup batting .296 and he has an OBP of .324. He has 110 hits this year along with 49 runs scored and 47 RBI. He's struck out 59 times and has walked on 15 occasions. Joe Mauer is hitting .263 and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 93 hits so far while he's scored 49 runs and drove in 33. He has earned a walk 56 times and has punched out 66 times. The Twins as a unit have 885 base hits, including 182 doubles and 115 homers. They have 66 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 21 times. Minnesota as a team has walked 319 times this year and they have struck out 877 times. They've had 714 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They score 4.41 runs per game and have totaled 450 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 43-53-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 47-56-0 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 58-38-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 53-49-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
07/29/16 3B Todd Frazier Flu "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota Twins
07/27/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
07/09/16 P Carlos Rodon Wrist 15-day DL (7/6)
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)
07/04/16 3B Trevor Plouffe Ribs 15-day DL (7/1)
06/10/16 P Phil Hughes Knee 60-day DL (6/10); out for season
04/13/16 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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