Sunday, September 4, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Anthony Ranaudo vs. Andrew Albers
The Chicago White Sox visit Target Field on Sunday to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Anthony Ranaudo for the White Sox and Andrew Albers for the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +108 and Minnesota at -118. The over/under was set at 10.5. The White Sox have a 60-67-7 over/under record and a 66-68-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Twins are 69-66-0 against the run line and have a 83-45-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 64-70 record, including 29-41 on the road. Starting pitcher Anthony Ranaudo has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 8.76 and a WHIP of 1.66. He has 13 strikeouts over his 24.2 innings pitched and he has given up 23 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.97. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 375 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen while being struck out 357 times and walking 190 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.75 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 1,177 base hits and 542 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 441 batters and struck out 1,031. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team, Chicago is batting .255, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.69 hits per game. Jose Abreu comes into this game hitting .293 and his on-base percentage is at .347. He has 152 hits this season along with 53 runs scored and 79 runs batted in. He's struck out 105 times and has walked 34 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .294 and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 141 hits so far while scoring 53 runs and he's driven in 64. He has walked 38 times and has struck out 58 times. The White Sox have 1,164 hits, including 225 doubles and 137 home runs. They've stolen 62 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 30 times. Chicago has walked 381 times this season and they've struck out 1,062 times as a unit. They've left 918 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 551 runs so far this year.
Minnesota comes into this matchup with a 26-41 home record and a 50-85 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.97, Andrew Albers has a 0-0 record and a 2.13 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 10.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 18 hits. He has allowed 15.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.79. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 509 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 434 times and walking 156 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 10.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.31 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,372 base knocks and 683 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 189 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a staff has walked 381 hitters and struck out 971. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .257 average at home. The Twins hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.87 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this matchup batting .276 and he has an OBP of .374. He has 125 hits this year along with 65 runs scored and 47 RBI. He's struck out 84 times and has walked on 71 occasions. Brian Dozier is hitting .271 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 138 hits so far while he's scored 86 runs and drove in 84. He has earned a walk 52 times and has punched out 102 times. The Twins as a unit have 1,197 base hits, including 247 doubles and 158 homers. They have 80 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. Minnesota as a team has walked 419 times this year and they have struck out 1,151 times. They've had 935 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They score 4.56 runs per game and have totaled 615 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 60-67-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 66-68-0 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 83-45-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 69-66-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
09/02/16 SS Tim Anderson Calf "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota Twins
08/13/16 P Miguel Gonzalez Groin 15-day DL (8/12)
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)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
08/29/16 CF Danny Santana Shoulder 15-day DL (8/29); out for season
08/26/16 P Hector Santiago Thumb "?" for next scheduled start
08/24/16 DH Byung Ho Park Wrist out for season
08/13/16 P Tommy Milone Bicep 15-day DL (8/11)
08/11/16 P Trevor May Back 15-day DL (8/7)
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
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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