Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox - 4/28/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (7-16) at Kansas City Royals (5-19)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
E Skoglund (0-2) (8.59) vs. () ()
The Line: Kansas City Royals / Chicago White Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City
AL Central MLB action features the Kansas City Royals taking on the Chicago White Sox in game two of their Saturday DH.
The Chicago White Sox have struggled on the mound and at the plate throughout the early going which means the wins have been far and few between. Chicago has scored 3.77 runs on a .237 average to rank in the bottom third in baseball and if it wasn’t for their 30 long balls the team would be far lower in scoring.
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The White Sox pitching has been an even bigger part of the teams problems with a 5.62 team ERA and 1.60 WHIP that says a lot of runners are getting on base and plenty are scoring. The bottom line is both numbers are last in the majors and Chicago’s 19 errors are near the bottom. The White Sox have not named a starter and could go with a call up.
The Kansas City Royals are a few years removed from a World Series appearance but have fallen mightily as the team s fighting to get out of the basement. Kansas City doesn’t score consistently with 3.26 runs on a .239 team batting average and are next to last in run production.
The Royals also have issues on the mound with a team ERA of 5.21 and a 1.40 WHIP with both ranking in the bottom third of the game. The KC starters are top ten in quality starts which means the pen isn’t strong enough.
Kansas City hands the ball to Eric Skoglund for the start in game two of their doubleheader versus the White Sox. Skoglund has made three starts in 2018 and has gone 0-2 with an 8.59 ERA over 14.2 innings.
Chicago White Sox are 3-14 in their last 17 games on grass and are 5-16 in their last 21 overall and over is 6-2-2 in Chicago White Sox last 10 overall. Kansas City are 1-11 in their last 12 home games and are 5-16 in their last 21 games on grass and are 7-20 in their last 27 overall. Chicago White Sox are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Kansas City.
The White Sox have not named a starter for game two but I will update when one has been posted…