White Sox at Athletics - 5/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (14-17) at Oakland Athletics (13-23)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
C Rodon (1-0) (2.92) vs. J Hahn (1-3) (4.73)
The Line: Oakland Athletics / Chicago White Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, CSN-CA
The Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The White Sox have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Avisail Garcia leads Chicago with 38 hits and 11 RBI while Jose Abreu and Alexei Ramirez have combined for 35 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost six of their last eight games on the road. Carlos Rodon gets the ball, and he’s 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodon’s first career game against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Athletics have allowed nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Athletics have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Marcus Semien leads Oakland with 43 hits and 15 RBI while Josh Reddick and Billy Butler have combined for 42 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have lost six of their last eight games on their home field. Jesse Hahn takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.73 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Hahn’s first career game against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Athletics are 7-23 in their last 30 games vs. a left-handed starter and 1-5 in Hahns last 6 starts. The White Sox are 16-41 in the last 57 meetings in Oakland and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The A's are just unbackable as they continue to find ways to lose. The White Sox have found their groove as of late and have hit right handers well. I like Chicago to strike first blood.