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NY Yankees at Chicago White Sox
and White Sox will continue their four-game weekend set with a
matchup between right-handers as Hiroki Kuroda takes the mound
against Hector Noesi. Kuroda has pitched better than last year by
SIERA, but some bad luck with fly balls and the Yankee Stadium park
factor have hurt his season. Kuroda still possesses elite command
with a walk rate below four percent and a strikeout rate of 18,7
percent, which is right around league average.
Kuroda's ERA is 4.61, but his FIP is 3.94 and his xFIP is 3.46. His
HR/FB% is three percent above his career average and he's stranding
just 61.6 percent of his baserunners. Kuroda's problems have
largely been at home, where he has a 5.60 ERA and 4.56 FIP in 35.1
innings. On the road, Kuroda has posted a 2.79 ERA and a 2.81 FIP
over 17.1 innings. Kuroda's advanced metrics show some improvement
and his style of pitching is a good matchup against a very
aggressive White Sox lineup.
has had mixed results as a starter, but he's taking on a Yankees
lineup that has performed five percent below average on the road
this season. Even though Noesi's line drive rate is only a little
above league average, his BABIP against is .376, which should come
down. Noesi has a chase rate above 30 percent and a swinging strike
rate above 11 percent. Noesi's SIERA is 3.99, so his numbers should
be around league average, but the BABIP is skewing them a
advanced metrics of both guys, a total of nine seems a bit high for
this game. The White Sox have fallen off offensively since their
hot start to the season as they rank 19th in wOBA in the month of
May and lead the league in strikeout rate at over 24 percent.
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Pick Made: May 23 2014 5:32AM PST