. . . . . . . . . . (*. . . . . . . . . . (*?) . . . (*1)_ The Chicago White Sox will play the Cleveland Guardians in their first of the second game in the third-game. Both teams are in the same division, and have often been involved in a fierce rivalry. Cleveland has had the upper hand this season, but not by much; they have beaten the White Sox eight times in 13 games.
The Guardians have a 63-55 record and are in first place in the AL Central. They have a good season, but they are the worst division of baseball. They would have been fourth if they had played in the AL East. Their opponents from two states over, the White Sox, are having an underwhelming season but are still sitting above .500. They have a 61-58 record and are in third place in the AL Central and three games out of the third Wild Card spot. They could be in first place if Chicago beats the Guardians.
These teams played two completely different games last night. The Guardians beat the Detroit Tigers 8-4, and the White Sox were obliterated by the Houston Astros 21-5. Cal Quantrill was the Guardians’ starter. While he is enjoying a strong season, he did not show his best in this game. He gave up four earned runs over six innings. After being down by 4-2 at the end of the eighth, the Guardians scored six runs with just two outs to make it 8-4. Luke Maile made it happen when he scored on a third-base drop to make it 2-0. Steven Kwan brought him into the game on a ground rule double. Amed Rosario tied it at four with an infield single. Jose Ramirez took the Guardians to the top of the table with a 2-run home run. Owen Miller and Owen Gonzales each had one RBI. Emmanuel Clase finished out the game, and the Guardians won their 63rd of the year.
The White Sox didn’t have the game they needed last night. They were down 10-0 in the fourth until Yoan Moncada hit a three-run home run. Houston scored two runs in sixth and one in seventh. They also scored four runs in eighth and ninth. Chicago’s pitching in this game was an absolute disaster, but tonight they can redeem themselves.
I have to choose the Indians to win. It is easy to make this call. Triston McKenzie is Cleveland’s better starter. He has more momentum and a stronger bullpen.
I don’t think it is necessary to go into detail about the momentum Cleveland enjoys (as well as Chicago’s lack thereof), but I will talk more about Triston McKenzie. As the Guardians #2 starter, McKenzie has put together an amazing season. Although he doesn’t have a lot run support, his game has been dominant. McKenzie is a 3. 14 ERA and a 0. 97 WHIP (tied for the seventh-lowest in the league). Also, he is throwing hard and averages over six innings per game.
The White Sox have sent Lance Lynn to the plate. Lynn, who was an All-Star last season but has had a poor year this year, is now a disappointment. His record is 3-5 and he has 5. 62 ERA. These numbers should be troubling if you don’t believe me. He has a 0-3 record away with a 7. 46 ERA on the road.
Bet on the Guardians’ cashline. The Guardians have more to offer than the White Sox in this game.
The over/under in this game is 7.5 runs. These teams both have solid lineups so I’d pick the under. Average White Sox runs 4. 24 runs a game, and the Guardians average 4. 37 runs a game, so it is safe to say these teams know how to hit.
While the White Sox’s offense may struggle more against a stronger starter, they won’t be outrun.
Bet on both the teams’ batters, and on the over.
Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Guardians Picks
Cleveland Guardians beat Chicago White Sox 6-4
Guardians cover the spread, Over 7.5 runs.
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Team Player POS Status White Sox Leury Garcia 2B Day-to-Day White Sox Luis Robert CF Day-to-Day White Sox Johan Dominguez RP Day-to-Day White Sox Tanner McDougal SP Day-to-Day White Sox Tim Anderson SS 10-Day IL White Sox Aaron Bummer RP 15-Day IL White Sox Kyle Crick RP 15-Day IL Guardians Joey Cantillo RP Day-to-Day Guardians Luis Oviedo SP Day-to-Day Guardians Marcos Gonzales SS Day-to-Day Guardians Daniel Espino SP Day-to-Day Guardians Ethan Hankins SP Day-to-Day
Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Guardians Predictions
This series has huge implications for both teams, so I would recommend watching it. I would watch out for Jose Abreu (White Sox) 97 Abreu may not be having the best season but has been extremely valuable to the White Sox. Abreu has an. 306 average and has drawn 51 walks this season; he simply knows how to get on base. Ramirez is a top-five hitter in the American League this year; his 98 RBIs are the third-most in baseball, and his . 885 OPS is the tenth-highest. He is also a very entertaining player. Bet on the Guardians moneyline and Guardians to cover any spread.
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Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Guardians Information What Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Guardians Where Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio When Friday, August 19, 7: 10 PM EST How to Watch MLB.TV, MLB Extra Innings, NBC Sports Chicago, Bally Sports Great Lakes