Sunday, May 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The Chicago White Sox visit Yankee Stadium on Sunday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +155 and New York at -165. The over/under was set at 8. The White Sox have a 15-18-3 over/under record and a 22-14-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 61% of the time. The Yankees are 15-19-0 against the run line and have a 15-16-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this matchup with a 24-12 record, including 14-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.73. He has 10 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he has given up 14 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.99. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.63 and they have given up 75 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen while being struck out 92 times and walking 36 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 7.77 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.77 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.13. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 278 base hits and 112 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 105 batters and struck out 278. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.57.
As a team, Chicago is batting .253, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .264 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.58 hits per game. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .307 and his on-base percentage is at .404. He has 42 hits this season along with 18 runs scored and 10 runs batted in. He's struck out 15 times and has walked 17 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .299 and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 40 hits so far while scoring 19 runs and he's driven in 13. He has walked 16 times and has struck out 13 times. The White Sox have 309 hits, including 58 doubles and 34 home runs. They've stolen 12 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Chicago has walked 129 times this season and they've struck out 264 times as a unit. They've left 261 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 162 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 10-10 home record and a 14-20 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.11, Masahiro Tanaka has a 1-0 record and a 0.93 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 46.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 36 hits. He has allowed 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.32. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 121 times and walking 29 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 9.11 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.78 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 303 base knocks and 147 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 83 hitters and struck out 292. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Yankees hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.71 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .341. He has 37 hits this year along with 11 runs scored and 14 RBI. He's struck out 17 times and has walked on 7 occasions. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .260 and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 26 hits so far while he's scored 10 runs and drove in 9. He has earned a walk 8 times and has punched out 17 times. The Yankees as a unit have 262 base hits, including 46 doubles and 35 homers. They have 23 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. New York as a team has walked 104 times this year and they have struck out 236 times. They've had 216 men left on base and have an OPS of .679. They score 3.76 runs per game and have totaled 128 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 15-18-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 22-14-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 15-16-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 15-19-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
New York Yankees
05/14/16 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hip "?" Sunday vs. Chicago White Sox
05/14/16 P Luis Severino Tricep 15-day DL (5/14)
05/06/16 P CC Sabathia Groin 15-day DL (5/06)
05/04/16 DH Alex Rodriguez Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
04/03/16 RF Mason Williams Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 15-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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