Wednesday, August 24, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jerad Eickhoff vs. James Shields
The Philadelphia Phillies head to U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies and James Shields for the White Sox. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia at -105 and Chicago at -105. The over/under is 9.5. The Phillies have a 63-58-4 over/under mark and a 64-61-0 run line record, 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.
The Phillies head into this game with a 58-67 record, and they are 28-34 on the road. Starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff has a 8-12 record with an ERA of 3.91 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 128 strikeouts during his 149.2 innings pitched and he has given up 151 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have allowed 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the pen while they've been struck out 394 times and walked 149 times this year. As a unit, Philadelphia has given up 9.24 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.33 hitters per nine. They are 23rd in the Majors 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 hitting .242, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .255 average on the road. The Phillies have a .390 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .300 which is good for 30th in the league. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.13 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this game hitting .295 and his on-base percentage is at .355. He has 122 hits this season along with 49 runs scored and 30 runs batted in. He's struck out 89 times and has walked 39 times. Odubel Herrera is hitting .282 and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 129 hits so far while scoring 66 runs and he's driven in 42. He has walked 56 times and has struck out 102 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 game with a 31-27 home mark and a 59-64 overall record. With an ERA of 5.98, James Shields has a 5-15 record and a 1.63 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts over the 137 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 163 hits. He has allowed 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.97. 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 19th 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 19th in baseball with 8.58 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .295 and he has an OBP of .341. He has 132 hits this year along with 49 runs scored and 56 RBI. He's struck out 55 times and has walked on 33 occasions. Jose Abreu is hitting .283 and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 134 hits so far while he's scored 47 runs and drove in 67. He has earned a walk 32 times and has punched out 98 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 White Sox
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