Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 5/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals (16-14, 3rd in AL Central) play the Chicago White Sox (16-13, 2nd in AL Central) at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday.
Chicago has a slugging rate of .385 and have been called out on strikes 258 times, while drawing a walk on 111 occasions. They have earned 132 RBI's in addition to 243 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .254. The White Sox have accounted for 43 doubles as a unit and have hit 25 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 143 runs scored while having a team OBP of .338. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 4.9 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 4th in MLB.
The White Sox hold a team earned run average of 3.36 on the campaign (6th in the league), and their staff has rung up 289 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.18 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.17. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 28 home runs and also 107 runs in total (2nd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 91 opposing players and their FIP is 3.44 as a unit on the season.
The White Sox have dispatched 83 relievers to the mound on the season. The relievers have inherited 49 runners on the season with 26.5% of those runners crossed the plate. They have accumulated 5 saves so far this season and have blown 7 of their 12 save opportunities. The White Sox bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 41.7% and has come into the game in 23 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 10 holds so far this year (24th in the league). White Sox pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 32 times in addition to having 32 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have transformed 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,244 innings, which ranks them 18th in professional baseball. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with 748 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 224 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .978 which puts them in 27th in baseball, and have a total of 209 double plays.
Giolito (32-32 career record) has a FIP of 4.48 and he has faced 2,182 batters in the majors. He has conceded 428 hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 212 walks. His earned run average is 4.47 (258 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.232. Giolito has taken the hill for 519 innings and has tallied 536 punch outs so far in his career.
The Kansas City Royals are sitting with an on-base percentage of .307 in addition to a team batting average of .237 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 244 occasions (27th in MLB) and have a total of 233 base knocks. Kansas City is sitting with 31 home runs on the campaign as well as 126 runs batted in. The Royals have a team slugging percentage of .395 and they are scoring 4.43 runs per outing (15th in the league). They have recorded 46 two-baggers, while walking 95 times as well as putting up 133 runs.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.374 in addition to having a FIP of 4.21 as a staff this year. They have a ranking of 19th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 245. The Kansas City pitching staff have allowed 147 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.57 (133 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.29 (263 strikeouts vs 115 free passes). They have given up 34 long balls and they allow 5.05 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball).
Kansas City has called on relievers to take the mound in 14 save opportunities and they have converted 9 saves. They are currently ranked 15th in MLB with a save rate of 64.3%, and they have sent 107 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have come in 37 times in high leverage situations and on 36 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.1% out of their 57 inherited base runners. With 32 save situations, the Royals have earned 18 holds in addition to 5 blown saves.
The Kansas City Royals have twisted 26 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (23rd in MLB). The Royals have 243 assists, 21 errors and have notched a total of 786 putouts on the season. In their 2,358 innings played, the Royals have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.5% (25th in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Minor has given up 1,102 hits while totaling 1,078 strikeouts in 1,183 frames. Minor (73-67 career mark) has a 4.02 earned run average while allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 528 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.225 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.10 and he has faced 4,913 batters so far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas City
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