St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Carlos Rodon and the Chicago White Sox (27-19, 1st in AL Central) play the St. Louis Cardinals (26-21, 1st in NL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday.
St. Louis is slugging .390 and have struck out 385 times, while drawing a walk on 145 occasions. They have compiled 187 RBI's and 357 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate is .232. The Cardinals have hit 66 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 55 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 200 runs scored and have an OBP of .306. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 4.3 runs per outing, which has them at 16th in MLB.
The Cardinals hold a team earned run average of 3.82 for the year (11th in the league), and the staff has rung up 376 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.81 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.31. Cardinals pitchers have relinquished 32 home runs and 193 runs in total (11th in baseball). They have walked 208 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.08 as a team so far this year.
The Cardinals have dispatched 157 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 92 runners this season and 46.7% of those players earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 16 saves on the year and have blown 2 out of their 18 save chances. The Cardinals relievers have a save rate of 88.9% and has entered the game in 43 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 24 holds so far this year (16th in the league). Cardinals pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 49 times in addition to having 37 appearances in high leverage situations.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a total of 1,236 putouts this season, as well as 405 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 11th in the majors, and have a total of 315 double plays. The Cardinals have turned 72.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 3,708 innings, which has them sitting 3rd in the majors.
Gant has thrown 302 innings and is sitting with 265 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 3.57 (120 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.366. He has given up 256 base hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has 157 free passes. Gant (22-18 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.12 while he has gone up against 1,292 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Chicago White Sox have recorded an OBP of .341 in addition to a team batting average of .254 so far this year. They have struck out on 402 occasions (20th in the league) and have a total of 381 hits. Chicago has tallied 45 home runs on the campaign as well as 218 RBIs. The White Sox have a team slugging percentage of .406 and they are earning 5.04 runs per contest (6th in baseball). They have 74 doubles, while taking a walk 184 times and scoring 232 runs.
The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 164 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.28 (144 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 43 dingers and they allow 3.74 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.197 and have a FIP of 3.47 as a team so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.16 (445 strikeouts against 141 walks). They have a ranking of 9th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 332.
Chicago has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 18 save opportunities and they have come away with 9 saves. They rank 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 133 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 45 times in high leverage situations in addition to 47 occasions with runners on. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.1% of 79 inherited base runners. With 40 save situations, the White Sox have 20 holds and 9 blown saves.
Out of their 3,558 innings on the field, the White Sox have a efficiency on defense of 69.3% (18th in the majors). The Chicago White Sox have turned 30 double plays and have a fielding rate of .978 (29th in baseball). The White Sox have accrued 347 assists, 34 errors and have amassed 1,186 putouts so far this season.
Rodon (34-34 career mark) has earned a 3.93 ERA and has conceded 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.42 and he has faced 2,489 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has conceded 253 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.336 and a FIP of 4.1. So far in his pro baseball career, Rodon has surrendered 531 hits while tallying 587 K's in 579 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago
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