Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Felix Hernandez
The Chicago White Sox visit Safeco Field on Wednesday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox and Felix Hernandez for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +170 and Seattle at -180. The over/under was set at 8. The White Sox have a 41-47-4 over/under record and a 43-49-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Mariners are 47-46-0 against the run line and have a 44-44-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this matchup with a 45-47 record, including 21-25 on the road. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 4.40 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 57 strikeouts over his 75.2 innings pitched and he has given up 75 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.57 and they have given up 257 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen while being struck out 247 times and walking 129 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.76 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 810 base hits and 370 earned runs. They have allowed 98 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 311 batters and struck out 709. They walk 3.4 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 4.22.
As a team, Chicago is batting .250, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .246 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.47 hits per game. Melky Cabrera comes into this game hitting .298 and his on-base percentage is at .344. He has 95 hits this season along with 39 runs scored and 41 runs batted in. He's struck out 36 times and has walked 24 times. Adam Eaton is hitting .276 and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 99 hits so far while scoring 43 runs and he's driven in 30. He has walked 36 times and has struck out 66 times. The White Sox have 778 hits, including 152 doubles and 90 home runs. They've stolen 42 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Chicago has walked 269 times this season and they've struck out 748 times as a unit. They've left 632 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 372 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 24-22 home record and a 47-46 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.86, Felix Hernandez has a 4-4 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 63 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 51 hits. He has allowed 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.14. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 253 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 330 times and walking 109 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.78 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.41 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 811 base knocks and 366 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 119 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 269 hitters and struck out 777. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The Mariners hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.95 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .306 and he has an OBP of .361. He has 116 hits this year along with 65 runs scored and 59 RBI. He's struck out 61 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Nelson Cruz is hitting .279 and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 94 hits so far while he's scored 56 runs and drove in 58. He has earned a walk 39 times and has punched out 96 times. The Mariners as a unit have 832 base hits, including 146 doubles and 133 homers. They have 26 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 22 times. Seattle as a team has walked 290 times this year and they have struck out 728 times. They've had 617 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They score 4.77 runs per game and have totaled 444 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 41-47-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 43-49-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 44-44-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 47-46-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
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)
07/06/16 P Taijuan Walker Foot 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Nick Vincent Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/30/16 C Steve Clevenger Hand 60-day DL (6/29)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
06/01/16 P Felix Hernandez Calf 15-day DL (5/28)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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