Chicago White Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (58-67) at Chicago White Sox (59-64)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Jake Thompson (1-2) (8.79) vs. C Rodon (3-8) (4.25)
The Line: Chicago White Sox TBA / Philadelphia Phillies TBA --- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds
Over at US Cellular Field on Tuesday, the MLB is bringing us game one of the series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago White Sox.
The Phillies are coming off a three-game set with the Cardinals. Philadelphia won the middle game, but dropped the opener and finale of that series.
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As for the White Sox, they played the A’s over the weekend. Chicago dropped the opener but won the other two games by a combined six runs.
For Tuesday’s game, the Phillies will be bringing out right-hander Jake Thompson. In three starts and a 1-2 record, Thompson holds an 8.79 ERA with a 1.60 WHIP in 14.1 innings. Thompson took a loss his last time out with five innings and five earned against LA.
It’s pretty easy to find the stars on the Phillies roster. Odubel Herrera has logged 129 hits with 66 runs and 42 RBI. Cesar Hernandez sits on 122 hits with 49 runs and 30 RBI. Maikel Franco has hits 114 times with 53 runs, 22 homers and 72 RBI.
Over on the White Sox’ side, we’ll be seeing southpaw Carlos Rodon on the mound. In his 20 starts and 3-8 record, Rodon has put up a 4.26 ERA with a 1.48 WHIP in 116.1 innings. Rodon took a no-decision his last time up, going six innings against the Indians with eight hits and two earned.
The White Sox have some notable hitters up top as well. Jose Abreu has hit 134 times with 47 runs and 67 RBI. Melky Cabrera sits on 132 hits with 49 runs and 56 RBI. Adam Eaton has hit 132 times Adam Eaton owns 132 hits with 61 runs, 11 homers and 45 RBI.
The Phillies are 18-6 in their last 24 games following a win, and 15-36 in their last 51 interleague road games. Philadelphia is also 1-4 in their last five Tuesday games, and 0-4 in their last four interleague games against a left-handed starter.
Meanwhile, the White Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 home games, and 1-10 in their last 11 games following an off day. Chicago is also 5-11 in Rodon’s last 16 starts, and 1-5 in Rodon’s last six starts versus a team with a losing record.
I’m not too thrilled about it, but I’ll go with Rodon and the White Sox here. Otherwise, I’m staying away.