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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago White Sox - 9/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago White Sox (72-78) at Philadelphia Phillies (67-83)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

C Sale (16-8) (3.03) vs. Jerad Eickhoff (10-14) (3.74)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +141 / Chicago White Sox -151 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds


From Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies will be finishing up a quick two-game set. 

In Tuesday’s opener, the Phillies eked out a 7-6 win, despite allowing three runs to the White Sox in the top of the ninth. 

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago White Sox - 9/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


For Wednesday’s game, the White Sox will be bringing out LHP Chris Sale. Over his 29 games and 16-8 record this year, Sale owns a 3.03 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP in 210.2 innings. Sale bagged a win his last time out in KC with a complete-game, eight-hit, four-run effort. 

Chicago has some interesting bats in their order. Jose Abreu has put up 176 hits with 65 runs, 25 homers and 96 RBI. Adam Eaton sits on 165 hits with 84 runs and 55 RBI. Melky Cabrera has hit 162 times with 64 runs and 76 RBI. 

Over on the Phillies side, we’ll be seeing RHP Jerad Eickhoff in the starting role Wednesday. In his 30 starts and 10-14 record, Eickhoff has put up a 3.74 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP in 180.1 innings. Eickhoff put up a loss his last time up against the Pirates with 6.2 innings, five hits and three earned. 

Philadelphia also has a few notable hitters in their lineup. Odubel Herrera has hit 156 times with 81 runs and 48 RBI. Cesar Hernandez sits on 147 hits with 60 runs and 36 RBI. Maikel Franco holds 132 hits with 57 runs, 22 homers and 77 RBI. 

The White Sox are 2-7 in their last nine Wednesday games, and 8-3 in Sale’s last 11 interleague starts. Chicago is also 2-5 in Sale’s last seven road starts, and 1-4 in Sale’s last five starts. 

As for the Phillies, they’re 2-5 in their last seven game twos of a series, and 1-4 in their last five games against a left-handed starter. Philadelphia is also 5-1 in Eickhoff’s last six starts with five days’ rest, and 4-0 in Eickhoff’s last four interleague starts. 

This should be a reasonably close game, but I think Sale has enough in the tank to control the Phillies. I’ll take the White Sox here.

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