2019-09-15 15:10:00 EDT
The Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners meet Sunday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing eight of their last 13 games. The White Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Chicago White Sox have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 163 hits and 116 RBI while Tim Anderson and Leury Garcia have combined for 299 hits and 91 RBI. Ivan Nova gets the ball, and he is 10-12 with a 4.69 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. Nova is 0-1 with a 6.87 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 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 224 hits and 88 RBI. Justus Sheffield gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 4.43 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Sheffield’s first career game against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series, 7-3 in Nova’s last 10 starts on grass and 7-3 in Nova’s last 10 starts. The Mariners are 19-39 in their last 58 games on grass, 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series. The White Sox are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle and 4-9 in the last 13 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in Mariners last 5 home games. The over is 3-1-1 in Nova’s last 5 starts overall.
Nova has allowed 17 hits and nine runs in his last 10 innings, and he has a 4.92 ERA and .328 allowed batting average on the road. Sheffield has allowed 12 hits and one run in his last 11 innings, and he has a 5.71 ERA and .319 allowed batting average in 17.1 innings at home. After looking like he was turning things around, Nova hasn’t been good in his last three starts, and Sheffield has had issues for much of his 22.1 innings this season. In games where I don’t have any confidence in either pitcher, I like to side with the over and hope for the best.