Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox - 4/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (14-6) at Toronto Blue Jays (10-11)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
C Sale (4-0) (1.80) vs. R Dickey (1-2) (6.10)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +120 / Chicago White Sox -130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN1, WPWR
Tuesday evening in MLB action, we’ve got another great matchup looming between the Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
This will be game two of the early-week series. In Monday’s opener, the Blue Jays looked like they were cruising, holding a 5-1 lead heading into the seventh inning. Chicago responded with five runs in that frame alone, going on to tally a 7-5 victory.
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For Tuesday’s game, the White Sox will be bringing out ace lefty Chris Sale to the mound. Sale was originally going to pitch in the opener, but was pushed back to give the rotation some rest. On the season so far, Sale has been masterful, boasting a shiny 4-0 record over four starts with a 1.80 ERA, a 0.67 WHIP and 26 strikeouts.
Giving Sale some support from the plate, the White Sox boast a nice assortment of hitters. Melky Cabrera leads the way on 23 hits with 10 runs and seven RBI, while Adam Eaton has accumulated 23 hits with seven runs thus far. Todd Frazier has had some BA troubles (.224), but has still managed five homers with nine runs and 12 RBI. Frazier went 2-for-3 with three RBI on Monday.
As for the Blue Jays, they’ll be giving right-hander R.A. Dickey a whirl on Tuesday. It’s been a mixed bag for Dickey so far, has he’s sitting on a 1-2 record with a 6.10 ERA and 1.69 WHIP. In his last appearance back on Wednesday, Dickey logged six innings of three-run ball in a no-decision against the Orioles.
If there’s good news for Dickey, it’s that he’s getting run support from one of the most capable lineups in the majors. Josh Donaldson has baffled pitchers with 25 hits, 21 runs, seven homers and 19 RBI so far. Edwin Encarnacion boasts 23 hits with 14 RBI, and even Kevin Pillar is getting in on the action lately with 21 hits and nine runs during 2016. Pillar was out of the lineup on Monday for a routine day off.
The White Sox are 6-1 in their last seven game twos of a series, and 5-0 in Sale’s last five starts overall. As for the Blue Jays, they’re just 1-5 in their last six Tuesday games, and 1-4 in Dickey’s last five starts.
Despite the offensive prowess of the Blue Jays, I can’t pick against the White Sox here. Sale has been absolutely spectacular thus far, and should pitch well enough for yet another W.