Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Jerad Eickhoff
The Chicago White Sox visit Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the White Sox and Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -151 and Philadelphia at +141. The over/under was set at 7. The White Sox have a 71-72-7 over/under record and a 76-74-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Phillies are 78-72-0 against the run line and have a 70-72-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this matchup with a 72-78 record, including 31-45 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 16-8 record with an earned run average of 3.03 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 215 strikeouts over his 210.2 innings pitched and he has given up 170 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.33. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 405 times and walking 207 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 1,324 base hits and 612 earned runs. They have allowed 176 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 486 batters and struck out 1,169. 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 4.32.
As a team, Chicago is batting .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.83 hits per game. Jose Abreu comes into this game hitting .300 and his on-base percentage is at .353. He has 175 hits this season along with 64 runs scored and 96 runs batted in. He's struck out 117 times and has walked 40 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .296 and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 161 hits so far while scoring 63 runs and he's driven in 73. He has walked 44 times and has struck out 63 times. The White Sox have 1,323 hits, including 254 doubles and 152 home runs. They've stolen 71 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 33 times. Chicago has walked 423 times this season and they've struck out 1,192 times as a unit. They've left 1,033 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 628 runs so far this year.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a 34-42 home record and a 67-83 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.74, Jerad Eickhoff has a 10-14 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 148 strikeouts over the 180.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 176 hits. He has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.17. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 492 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 470 times and walking 186 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.17 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,347 base knocks and 654 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 196 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 417 hitters and struck out 1,210. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .227 average at home. The Phillies hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.95 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .285 and he has an OBP of .361. He has 153 hits this year along with 79 runs scored and 45 RBI. He's struck out 121 times and has walked on 60 occasions. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 146 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 36. He has earned a walk 56 times and has punched out 108 times. The Phillies as a unit have 1,192 base hits, including 219 doubles and 149 homers. They have 84 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 43 times. Philadelphia as a team has walked 386 times this year and they have struck out 1,269 times. They've had 950 men left on base and have an OPS of .680. They score 3.69 runs per game and have totaled 553 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 71-72-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 76-74-0 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 70-72-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 78-72-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
07/01/16 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)
09/20/16 1B Ryan Howard Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago White Sox
09/04/16 P Vincent Velasquez None out for season
08/17/16 P Aaron Nola Elbow 60-day DL (7/29); out for season
08/09/16 P Zach Eflin Knee 60-day DL (8/9); out for season
05/01/16 P Dalier Hinojosa Hand 15-day DL (4/29)
04/24/16 P Charlie Morton Hamstring 60-day DL (4/24); out for season
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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