Friday, June 24, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Carlos Rodon
The Toronto Blue Jays visit U.S. Cellular Field on Friday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -140 and Chicago at +130. The over/under was set at 9. The Blue Jays have a 29-41-4 over/under record and a 38-36-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The White Sox are 34-38-0 against the run line and have a 32-37-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 40-34 record, including 21-17 on the road. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 7-1 record with an earned run average of 3.35 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 89 strikeouts over his 91.1 innings pitched and he has given up 83 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.36. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 194 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen while being struck out 191 times and walking 62 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.29 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.61 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 611 base hits and 284 earned runs. They have allowed 80 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 223 batters and struck out 561. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team, Toronto is batting .245, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .228 average away from home. The Blue Jays hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.24 hits per game. Josh Donaldson comes into this game hitting .279 and his on-base percentage is at .391. He has 75 hits this season along with 61 runs scored and 46 runs batted in. He's struck out 59 times and has walked 47 times. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .255 and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 70 hits so far while scoring 43 runs and he's driven in 62. He has walked 36 times and has struck out 61 times. The Blue Jays have 609 hits, including 128 doubles and 107 home runs. They've stolen 24 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Toronto has walked 273 times this season and they've struck out 602 times as a unit. They've left 488 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 344 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 17-17 home record and a 36-36 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.16, Carlos Rodon has a 2-6 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 74 strikeouts over the 75.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 86 hits. He has allowed 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.21. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 201 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 192 times and walking 103 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.81 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 640 base knocks and 284 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 72 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 247 hitters and struck out 561. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .241 average at home. The White Sox hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.22 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .277 and he has an OBP of .358. He has 78 hits this year along with 35 runs scored and 22 RBI. He's struck out 47 times and has walked on 28 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .291 and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 75 hits so far while he's scored 33 runs and drove in 37. He has earned a walk 23 times and has punched out 32 times. The White Sox as a unit have 591 base hits, including 119 doubles and 67 homers. They have 27 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Chicago as a team has walked 227 times this year and they have struck out 589 times. They've had 496 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They score 4.07 runs per game and have totaled 293 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 29-41-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 38-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 32-37-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 34-38-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
06/23/16 3B Josh Donaldson Neck injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Chicago White Sox
06/22/16 RF Ezequiel Carrera Achilles "?" Friday vs Chicago White Sox
06/22/16 P Marco Estrada Back expected to start Monday vs. Colorado Rockies
06/17/16 RF Jose Bautista Toe 15-day DL (6/17)
05/15/16 P Brett Cecil Tricep 15-day DL (5/15)
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/10/16 P Franklin Morales Arm 60-day DL (4/7)
04/04/16 P Bo Schultz Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Chicago White Sox
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 Blue Jays
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