Wednesday, July 6, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Pineda vs. Miguel Gonzalez
The New York Yankees visit U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Michael Pineda for the Yankees and Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -125 and Chicago at +115. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Yankees have a 36-38-8 over/under record and a 36-46-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The White Sox are 41-42-0 against the run line and have a 38-42-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Yankees head into this matchup with a 40-42 record, including 17-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Michael Pineda has a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 5.24 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 108 strikeouts over his 89.1 innings pitched and he has given up 100 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.84. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 209 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen while being struck out 302 times and walking 63 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.11 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 709 base hits and 353 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 191 batters and struck out 726. They walk 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team, New York is batting .247, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .242 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.24 hits per game. Carlos Beltran comes into this game hitting .296 and his on-base percentage is at .337. He has 80 hits this season along with 42 runs scored and 53 runs batted in. He's struck out 55 times and has walked 16 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .273 and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 74 hits so far while scoring 35 runs and he's driven in 25. He has walked 27 times and has struck out 39 times. The Yankees have 676 hits, including 115 doubles and 87 home runs. They've stolen 43 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 12 times. New York has walked 237 times this season and they've struck out 561 times as a unit. They've left 539 men on base and have a team OPS of .701. They score 4.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 337 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 22-19 home record and a 43-40 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.88, Miguel Gonzalez has a 1-4 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 62.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 65 hits. He has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.48. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 228 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 228 times and walking 120 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.93 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 728 base knocks and 329 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 85 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 285 hitters and struck out 656. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The White Sox hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.54 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .274 and he has an OBP of .357. He has 89 hits this year along with 41 runs scored and 27 RBI. He's struck out 59 times and has walked on 32 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .296 and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 84 hits so far while he's scored 36 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 708 base hits, including 138 doubles and 85 homers. They have 39 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Chicago as a team has walked 256 times this year and they have struck out 685 times. They've had 583 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They score 4.22 runs per game and have totaled 350 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 36-38-8 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 36-46-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 38-42-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 41-42-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
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)
06/21/16 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees
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