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Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
The Chicago White Sox (6-3) are en route to Progressive Field on Tuesday where they will attempt to defeat the Cleveland Guardians (4-5).
The White Sox have earned 14 doubles as a team and have hit 10 baseballs out of the park. Chicago has a slugging rate of .384 and have struck out 59 times, while drawing a walk on 19 occasions. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are recording 4.2 runs per game, which is 15th in baseball. They have accumulated 36 RBI's as well as 67 hits on the year, while their batting average sits at .228. They have earned a total of 38 runs scored and hold an OBP of .276.
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The White Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 3.25 this season (8th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 94 batters. They have walked 37 batters and their FIP sits at 3.30 as a team this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.54 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. White Sox pitchers have allowed 6 long balls in addition to 32 total runs (7th in baseball).
White Sox bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 10 times in addition to having 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 14 holds on the year (1st in baseball). The White Sox bullpen have a save rate of 71.4% and has entered the game in 21 save situations. They have 5 saves on the campaign and have not converted 2 of 7 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 16 base runners so far this season with 43.8% of those players crossed home plate. The White Sox have sent 38 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Chicago White Sox are sitting with 242 putouts on the year, in addition to 66 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .978 which puts them in 26th in the majors, and they have turned 5 double plays. The White Sox have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 726 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 19th in MLB.
Lambert has pitched in 18 innings and has 13 K's so far in his MLB career. Lambert (1-2 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 6.10 while he has faced 81 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 5.50 (11 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.500. He has surrendered 20 hits (10.0 hits per nine innings) and has 7 free passes.
The Guardians hold a slugging % of .448 and they tally 5.44 runs per outing (2nd in the league). They have notched 17 doubles, while getting a free base 31 times and scoring 49 runs. Cleveland has recorded 9 home runs so far this season to go along with 48 runs batted in. They have struck out on 72 occasions (24th in the league) and have a total of 87 base hits. The Cleveland Guardians have tallied an OBP of .345 in addition to a team batting average of .273 this season.
The Cleveland pitching staff have allowed 38 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.49 (31 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 9 home runs and they allow 4.28 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB). The Guardians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.075 and have a FIP of 3.96 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.88 (69 strikeouts against 24 walks). They rank 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 62.
Cleveland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of 14 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 14 times in high leverage situations and also on 11 occasions with runners on. With 3 save situations, the Guardians have 2 holds and also 1 blown save. They rank 28th in baseball holding a save percentage of 0.0%, and they have sent 36 relievers to the hill for the season. Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 1 save opportunities and they have tallied 0 saves.
The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 7 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in baseball). The Guardians have accrued 72 assists, 5 errors and have notched a total of 240 putouts over the course of the season. In 720 innings on the field, the Guardians are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 74.2% (4th in MLB).
McKenzie (7-11 record in his career) has a 4.49 ERA while allowing 6.2 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.68 and he has faced 649 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 80 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.116 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. During his MLB career, McKenzie has surrendered 110 base hits while accumulating 185 strikeouts in 160 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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