Table of Contents

    Connor Joe leads the Pittsburgh Pirates (5-2) into a contest against the Chicago White Sox (3-5) a game after he totaled four hits in a 13-9 win over the White Sox. The White Sox are favored on the moneyline (-130) against the Pirates (+109) in this outing, which begins at 6:35 PM ET on Saturday. Chicago has Mike Clevinger set to start, and Pittsburgh will counter with Vince Velasquez.

    It’s time to get your parents, spouse, co-workers, third cousin and mailman together again. MLB pools are back! Hit your own home run with RunYourPool today.
    Start here >

    Game Info, Betting Lines for White Sox vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Saturday, April 8, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    White Sox vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    White Sox -130 8.5

    How Do I Watch the White Sox vs. the Pirates?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet PT

    White Sox Stats & Trends

    White Sox Batting

    • The White Sox rank eighth-best in baseball with 10 total home runs.
    • Chicago is third in MLB with a .287 batting average.
    • The White Sox are ninth in baseball with a .339 on-base percentage.
    • Chicago’s 8.5 strikeouts per game rank 21st in the majors.
    • The White Sox have hit nine home runs away from home this season (1.8 per game).
    • Chicago is slugging .521 with 5.0 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • The team is batting .295 with 56 hits (11.2 per game) on the road this season.

    White Sox Key Batters

    • Luis Robert leads Chicago with 13 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .750.
    • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Robert is 21st in batting average, 82nd in on-base percentage, and 10th in slugging.
    • Robert hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .455 with two doubles, four home runs and eight RBI.
    • Tim Anderson has four doubles and two walks while batting .353.
    • Anderson is 29th in batting average, 54th in on-base percentage and 82nd in slugging among qualifying batters.
    • Anderson has picked up at least one hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .286 with three doubles and three RBI.
    • Yoan Moncada leads Chicago in OBP (.419) this season, fueled by 12 hits.
    • Moncada has logged a hit or more in seven straight games. In his last seven games he is batting .400 with four doubles, two home runs, a walk and five RBI.
    • Andrew Vaughn is batting .231 with a .375 OBP and seven RBI for Chicago this season.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates have hit 10 homers this season, which ranks eighth in the league.
    • Pittsburgh ranks 11th in MLB with a .253 team batting average.
    • The Pirates have the 17th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.326).
    • Pittsburgh ranks 16th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.9 Ks per contest.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has accumulated a slugging percentage of 1.103 and has 13 hits, both team-high numbers for the Pirates.
    • Reynolds ranks fourth in batting average, 19th in on-base percentage and first in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the majors.
    • Reynolds enters this game on a seven-game hitting streak. In his last seven outings he is batting .448 with two doubles, a triple, five home runs, two walks and 13 RBI.
    • Oneil Cruz is hitting .269 with a double, a home run and five walks.
    • Including all qualifying players, Cruz’s batting average places him 94th, his on-base percentage ranks 62nd, and he is 101st in slugging.
    • Ji-Hwan Bae has two doubles, a home run and a walk while batting .304.
    • Carlos Santana is batting .185 with a double, two home runs and four walks.

    White Sox vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Mike Clevinger (CHW) Pitcher Vince Velásquez (PIT)
    1 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
    5 IP 4.2
    0.00 ERA 5.79
    1.200 WHIP 1.286
    14.4 K/9 5.8
    5.4 BB/9 1.9

    White Sox vs. Pirates Injury Updates

    • White Sox: Eloy Jiménez: 10 Day IL (Strained hamstring), Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), Garrett Crochet: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Foster: 15 Day IL (Forearm)
    • Pirates: Robert Stephenson: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Austin Hedges: 7 Day IL (Concussion)

    Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Preview | April 8


    Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Preview | April 8

    About Author

    Matt K

    Matt is the Social Media Manager at RYP and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He has experience managing social media accounts with agencies, small brands, and large companies. He’s a diehard New England sports fanatic, and if he’s not watching the Celtics, he can be found roaming around Boston discovering all that the city has to offer.

    13-Run Baseball Pools Pool

    MLB Pick'em


    MLB Baseball Pools

    MLB Pick'em


    Baseball Squares Pool (MLB Postseason Only)

    MLB Pick'em


    Baseball Squares Pool (MLB Postseason Only)

    MLB Pick'em


    Basketball Tournament Survivor Pools for 2023

    Basketball Pick'em


    NHL Survivor Pools

    NHL Pick'em


    Check Also