Monday, July 4, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia vs. James Shields
The New York Yankees head to U.S. Cellular Field on Monday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are CC Sabathia for the Yankees and James Shields for the White Sox. The opening line for this game has New York at -124 and Chicago at +114. The over/under is 9. The Yankees have a 34-38-8 over/under mark and a 35-45-0 run line record, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The White Sox are 39-42-0 against the run line and have a 37-41-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this game with a 39-41 record, and they are 16-23 on the road. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia has a 5-5 record with an ERA of 3.17 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 61 strikeouts during his 76.2 innings pitched and he has given up 69 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.66. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have allowed 199 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the pen while they've been struck out 298 times and walked 61 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.84 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.06 hitters per nine. They are 18th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.41. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 688 base hits and 343 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 187 batters and struck out 705. They walk 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
As a team, New York is hitting .247, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .241 average on the road. The Yankees have a .390 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .310 which is good for 23rd in the league. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.22 hits per contest. Carlos Beltran comes into this game hitting .299 and his on-base percentage is at .340. He has 79 hits this season along with 42 runs scored and 53 runs batted in. He's struck out 54 times and has walked 16 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .274 and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 72 hits so far while scoring 34 runs and he's driven in 25. He has walked 26 times and has struck out 38 times. The Yankees have 658 hits, including 111 doubles and 83 home runs. They've stolen 41 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 12 times. New York has walked 231 times this season and they've struck out 545 times as a unit. They've left 519 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 4.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 329 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 21-19 home mark and a 41-40 overall record. With an ERA of 5.85, James Shields has a 3-9 record and a 1.68 WHIP. He has 70 strikeouts over the 87.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 106 hits. He has allowed 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.23. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 224 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 217 times and walking 119 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 717 base knocks and 326 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 83 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 280 hitters and struck out 638. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The White Sox hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.48 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .273 and he has an OBP of .358. He has 86 hits this year along with 40 runs scored and 26 RBI. He's struck out 55 times and has walked on 32 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .294 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 82 hits so far while he's scored 35 runs and drove in 39. He has earned a walk 23 times and has punched out 34 times. The White Sox as a unit have 686 base hits, including 133 doubles and 83 homers. They have 37 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Chicago as a team has walked 249 times this year and they have struck out 664 times. They've had 563 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They score 4.17 runs per game and have totaled 338 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 34-38-8 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 35-45-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 37-41-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 39-42-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
07/02/16 RF Carlos Beltran Hamstring is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. San Diego Padres
06/10/16 1B Chris Parmelee Hamstring 15-day DL (6/10)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
04/03/16 RF Mason Williams Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Chicago White Sox
07/01/16 3B Matt Davidson Foot 15-day DL (6/30)
06/30/16 LF Melky Cabrera Wrist out indefinitely
06/21/16 P Zach Putnam Elbow 15-day DL (6/21)
06/10/16 DH Justin Morneau Elbow 15-day DL (6/9)
06/10/16 CF Austin Jackson Knee 15-day DL (6/10)
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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