Chicago White Sox vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 5/9/14
Arizona Diamondbacks (13-24) at Chicago White Sox (18-17)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 9, 2014 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Brandon McCarthy (R) (1-5) (4.668) vs. Andre Rienzo (R) (2-0) (4.765)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -128 / Arizona Diamondbacks +118 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, CSN-Chicago
The Chicago White Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Friday at US Cellular Field for game one of their interleague series.
The Chicago White Sox are a fun team to watch this season as they have had mixed results but they never seem to be out of any game. The White Sox are 10-8 at home, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and 5 games back in the AL Central. As a team the White Sox are hitting .262 with Alexei Ramirez hitting .338, Dayan Viciedo hitting .299, and Adam Eaton hitting .276. The White Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 4.49 with the starters at 4.96 and the bullpen at 3.71. For game one against the D-Backs Chicago starts Andre Rienzo who had a no decision in his last start. For the season Rienzo has allowed 18 hits and nine runs while striking out 10 over 18 innings for a 2-0 record and a 4.50 ERA.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have the second worst record in baseball as they have had a start to the season they would like to forget. The Diamondbacks are 10-9 on the road, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last two games. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .252 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .344, Miguel Montero hitting .286, and Aaron Hill hitting .273. The Arizona pitching staff has an ERA of 4.84 with the starters at 5.45 and the bullpen at 3.80. For game one at Chicago the Diamondbacks start Brandon McCarthy who is coming off of his first win of the year. For the seaon McCarthy has allowed 47 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 40 over 44.1 innings for a 1-5 record and a 4.67 ERA.
Chicago is 4-1 in their last five games, 9-4 in their last 13 interleague home games, and 4-0 in their last five games as an underdog. Arizona is 6-2 in their last eight road games, 5-2 in their last seven games, and 8-20 in McCarthy’s last 28 starts.
The White Sox are swinging the bats and while Arizona is playing their best baseball of the season this matchup doesn’t look good for them.
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