Sunday, August 28, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs. Carlos Rodon
The Seattle Mariners visit U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Taijuan Walker for the Mariners and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +108 and Chicago at -118. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mariners have a 63-60-5 over/under record and a 65-63-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The White Sox are 61-66-0 against the run line and have a 56-64-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 68-60 record, including 32-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 4.14 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 85 strikeouts over his 95.2 innings pitched and he has given up 93 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.91. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen while being struck out 445 times and walking 144 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.71 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.29 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Mariners pitchers have collectively given up 1,115 base hits and 508 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 364 batters and struck out 1,061. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team, Seattle is batting .258, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .260 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.83 hits per game. Kyle Seager comes into this game hitting .286 and his on-base percentage is at .364. He has 134 hits this season along with 72 runs scored and 83 runs batted in. He's struck out 79 times and has walked 52 times. Robinson Cano is hitting .296 and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 154 hits so far while scoring 84 runs and he's driven in 80. He has walked 36 times and has struck out 81 times. The Mariners have 1,130 hits, including 196 doubles and 177 home runs. They've stolen 39 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 27 times. Seattle has walked 392 times this season and they've struck out 997 times as a unit. They've left 850 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 596 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 33-29 home record and a 61-66 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.02, Carlos Rodon has a 4-8 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 118 strikeouts over the 123 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 136 hits. He has allowed 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.1. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 360 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 346 times and walking 182 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.75 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,118 base knocks and 514 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 144 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 420 hitters and struck out 979. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The White Sox hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.6 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .294 and he has an OBP of .343. He has 133 hits this year along with 51 runs scored and 57 RBI. He's struck out 55 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Jose Abreu is hitting .286 and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 140 hits so far while he's scored 50 runs and drove in 71. He has earned a walk 34 times and has punched out 101 times. The White Sox as a unit have 1,091 base hits, including 211 doubles and 126 homers. They have 61 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 30 times. Chicago as a team has walked 359 times this year and they have struck out 1,007 times. They've had 861 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They score 4.04 runs per game and have totaled 513 runs so far this season.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 63-60-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 65-63-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 56-64-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 61-66-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/26/16 3B Kyle Seager Foot "?" Saturday vs. Chicago White Sox
08/23/16 P Drew Storen Shoulder 15-day DL (8/20)
07/30/16 P Nathan Karns Back 15-day DL (7/30)
06/30/16 C Steve Clevenger Hand 60-day DL (6/29)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Chicago White Sox
08/26/16 LF Melky Cabrera Flu "?" Saturday vs. Seattle Mariners
08/13/16 P Miguel Gonzalez Groin 15-day DL (8/12)
08/03/16 CF Charlie Tilson Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
07/27/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
07/01/16 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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