2019-09-17 18:40:00 EDT
The Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins will pick up their MLB series once again on Tuesday.
In the Monday opener of this set, the Twins managed a 5-3 win.
For Tuesday’s game, the White Sox will go with Lucas Giolito in the start. Across his 176.2 innings and 14-9 mark so far, Giolito has a 3.41 ERA with 228 Ks and 57 BBs.
Over on the Twins’ side, they’re going with Martin Perez in the Tuesday start. Over 152.2 innings and a 10-7 record, Perez has a 4.89 ERA with 125 Ks and 64 walks.
The White Sox are 18-42 in their last 60 Tuesday games and 1-5 in their last six in game two of a series. Chicago is 4-1 in Giolito’s last five road starts and 5-2 in his last seven Tuesday starts.
Meanwhile, the Twins are 5-0 in their last five Tuesday games and 1-4 in Perez’s last five starts in game two of a series. The over is 6-1 in Perez’s last seven home starts and 4-1 in his last five in game two of a series.
Giolito has been pretty choppy over his last three games. In one, he posted a quality start with two earned in 7.0 innings but in the other pair he gave up a combined nine earned over 12.0 innings.
As for Perez, he’s been choppy as well with two quality starts in his last four and the other pair combining for 12 earned in 7.2 innings.
I’m not thrilled with either starter right now, but I’m going with the Twins on offensive potential here.