Sunday, May 8, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Duffey vs. Jose Quintana
The Minnesota Twins visit U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Tyler Duffey for the Twins and Jose Quintana for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +179 and Chicago at -189. The over/under was set at 8. The Twins have a 14-13-2 over/under record and a 12-17-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The White Sox are 17-13-0 against the run line and have a 10-17-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
The Twins head into this matchup with a 8-21 record, including 2-13 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Duffey has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 1.74 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 8 strikeouts over his 10.1 innings pitched and he has given up 10 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.92. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 104 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen while being struck out 107 times and walking 44 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.18 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Twins pitchers have collectively given up 271 base hits and 133 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 95 batters and struck out 234. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
As a team, Minnesota is batting .241, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .228 average away from home. The Twins hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.28 hits per game. Joe Mauer comes into this game hitting .311 and his on-base percentage is at .433. He has 32 hits this season along with 10 runs scored and 9 runs batted in. He's struck out 12 times and has walked 22 times. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .371 and he has an on-base percentage of .416. He has totaled 26 hits so far while scoring 12 runs and he's driven in 10. He has walked 3 times and has struck out 12 times. The Twins have 240 hits, including 51 doubles and 26 home runs. They've stolen 18 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Minnesota has walked 94 times this season and they've struck out 256 times as a unit. They've left 215 men on base and have a team OPS of .692. They score 3.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 103 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 8-5 home record and a 20-10 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.40, Jose Quintana has a 4-1 record and a 0.98 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 38.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 30 hits. He has allowed 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.12. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.91 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 74 times and walking 29 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 7.58 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.72 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.87. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 225 base knocks and 85 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 23 home runs this year and they give up 0.8 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 86 hitters and struck out 229. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.55.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .226 average at home. The White Sox hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.07 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .377. He has 34 hits this year along with 12 runs scored and 8 RBI. He's struck out 15 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .315 and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 35 hits so far while he's scored 16 runs and drove in 11. He has earned a walk 12 times and has punched out 9 times. The White Sox as a unit have 242 base hits, including 41 doubles and 28 homers. They have 11 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. Chicago as a team has walked 102 times this year and they have struck out 218 times. They've had 209 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They score 4.03 runs per game and have totaled 121 runs so far this season.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 14-13-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 12-17-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 10-17-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 17-13-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/07/16 SS Eduardo Escobar Groin 15-day DL
04/27/16 P Kyle Gibson Shoulder 15-day DL (4/23)
04/13/16 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 15-day DL (4/11)
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)
04/24/16 C Alex Avila Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24)
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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