2019-09-14 20:10:00 EDT
The Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Chicago White Sox need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Chicago White Sox have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 162 hits and 115 RBI while Tim Anderson and Leury Garcia have combined for 295 hits and 90 RBI. Dylan Cease gets the ball, and he is 3-7 with a 6.53 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. This will be Cease’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Mariners have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 113 hits and 69 RBI while Mallex Smith and Omar Narvaez have combined for 218 hits and 86 RBI. Felix Hernandez gets the ball, and he is 1-6 with a 6.96 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 7-7 with a 3.82 ERA and 121 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 19-42 in their last 61 Saturday games, 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series. The Mariners are 11-27 in their last 38 during game 2 of a series, 7-20 in Hernandez’s last 27 starts and 1-5 in Hernandez’s last 6 home starts. The Mariners are 6-2 in Hernandez’s last 8 home starts vs. White Sox, 4-1 in Hernandez’s last 5 starts vs. White Sox and the White Sox are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Hernandez’s last 7 starts overall. The over is 4-1 in Cease’s last 5 starts overall.
Cease has allowed eight hits and five runs in his last 10 innings, and he has a 6.18 ERA and .261 allowed batting average on the road. Hernandez has allowed nine hits and nine earned runs in his last five innings, and he has a 3.91 ERA and .264 allowed batting average at home. Cease has been batting practice this season through 62 innings and Hernandez is a shell of a shell of his former self. I want nothing to do with either of these pitchers, and when that’s usually the case, I usually lean toward the over and hope for the best.