Sunday, June 26, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Chris Sale
The Toronto Blue Jays head to U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Chris Sale for the White Sox. The opening line for this game has Toronto at +130 and Chicago at -140. The over/under is 7.5. The Blue Jays have a 29-42-4 over/under mark and a 38-37-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The White Sox are 36-38-0 against the run line and have a 33-38-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Blue Jays head into this game with a 40-35 record, and they are 21-18 on the road. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 6-3 record with an ERA of 5.23 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 67 strikeouts during his 96.1 innings pitched and he has given up 106 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.89. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have allowed 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the pen while they've been struck out 192 times and walked 62 times this year. As a unit, Toronto has given up 8.33 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.58 hitters per nine. They are 8th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.85. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 622 base hits and 287 earned runs. They have allowed 81 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 224 batters and struck out 566. 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 4.11.
As a team, Toronto is hitting .245, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .228 average on the road. The Blue Jays have a .433 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .326 which is good for 11th in the league. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.24 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this game hitting .282 and his on-base percentage is at .394. He has 77 hits this season along with 61 runs scored and 46 runs batted in. He's struck out 59 times and has walked 48 times. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .251 and he has an on-base percentage of .342. 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 65 times. The Blue Jays have 617 hits, including 129 doubles and 107 home runs. They've stolen 24 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Toronto has walked 277 times this season and they've struck out 614 times as a unit. They've left 499 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 346 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 18-17 home mark and a 37-37 overall record. With an ERA of 2.83, Chris Sale has a 12-2 record and a 0.99 WHIP. He has 102 strikeouts over the 105 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 83 hits. He has allowed 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.29. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 210 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 200 times and walking 110 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.94 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.85 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 660 base knocks and 294 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 260 hitters and struck out 580. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .243 average at home. The White Sox hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.35 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .276 and he has an OBP of .360. He has 80 hits this year along with 37 runs scored and 22 RBI. He's struck out 49 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .296 and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 79 hits so far while he's scored 35 runs and drove in 38. He has earned a walk 23 times and has punched out 32 times. The White Sox as a unit have 617 base hits, including 121 doubles and 69 homers. They have 28 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Chicago as a team has walked 231 times this year and they have struck out 600 times. They've had 516 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They score 4.09 runs per game and have totaled 303 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 29-42-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 38-37-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 33-38-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 36-38-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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