Tuesday, August 23, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Thompson vs. Carlos Rodon
The Philadelphia Phillies visit U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Jake Thompson for the Phillies and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +158 and Chicago at -168. The over/under was set at 9. The Phillies have a 63-58-4 over/under record and a 64-61-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The White Sox are 59-64-0 against the run line and have a 54-62-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Phillies head into this matchup with a 58-67 record, including 28-34 on the road. Starting pitcher Jake Thompson has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 8.79 and a WHIP of 1.61. He has 11 strikeouts over his 14.1 innings pitched and he has given up 14 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.43. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen while being struck out 394 times and walking 149 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 9.24 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.33 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 1,138 base hits and 560 earned runs. They have allowed 165 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 342 batters and struck out 1,026. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team, Philadelphia is batting .242, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. The Phillies hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.13 hits per game. Odubel Herrera comes into this game hitting .282 and his on-base percentage is at .363. He has 129 hits this season along with 66 runs scored and 42 runs batted in. He's struck out 102 times and has walked 56 times. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .295 and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 122 hits so far while scoring 49 runs and he's driven in 30. He has walked 39 times and has struck out 89 times. The Phillies have 1,016 hits, including 178 doubles and 128 home runs. They've stolen 71 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 34 times. Philadelphia has walked 318 times this season and they've struck out 1,015 times as a unit. They've left 797 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 3.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 473 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 31-27 home record and a 59-64 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.26, Carlos Rodon has a 3-8 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 114 strikeouts over the 116.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 133 hits. He has allowed 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 353 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 339 times and walking 179 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.72 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,091 base knocks and 499 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 414 hitters and struck out 944. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
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 .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.58 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .283 and he has an OBP of .338. He has 134 hits this year along with 47 runs scored and 67 RBI. He's struck out 98 times and has walked on 32 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .295 and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 132 hits so far while he's scored 49 runs and drove in 56. He has earned a walk 33 times and has punched out 55 times. The White Sox as a unit have 1,054 base hits, including 207 doubles and 122 homers. They have 60 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Chicago as a team has walked 347 times this year and they have struck out 982 times. They've had 839 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They score 4.01 runs per game and have totaled 493 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 63-58-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 64-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 54-62-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 59-64-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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
07/26/16 2B Andres Blanco Finger 15-day DL (7/25)
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)
Chicago White Sox
08/13/16 P Miguel Gonzalez Groin 15-day DL (8/12)
08/10/16 RF Avisail Garcia Knee 15-day DL (8/7)
08/03/16 CF Charlie Tilson Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
07/27/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
07/05/16 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies
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