Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles
|Date & Time||Monday April 22, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
Baltimore Orioles +101 / Chicago White Sox -111 O/U: 10
The Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles will meet up on the MLB diamond to kick off their series on Monday.
The White Sox just finished up against the Tigers this weekend. Chicago won on Friday 7-3 in that series, but fell Thursday 9-7 and Sunday 4-3 (the Saturday game was postponed due to weather).
For the Monday game, the Sox will be bringing out Manny Banuelos in the start. Over his 10.1 innings and 1-0 mark this year, Banuelos has a 3.48 ERA with nine strikeouts and seven walks so far.
Over on the Orioles’ side, they played the Twins this weekend. Baltimore was swept in that set, dropping the doubleheader 6-5 and 16-7 on Saturday, then falling 4-3 in Sunday’s finale.
Baltimore will be sending David Hess to the mound on Monday for the series opener. Over 21.0 innings and a 1-3 mark this year, Hess has a 5.57 ERA with 15 Ks.
The White Sox are 9-20 in their last 29 overall and 6-13 in their last 19 road games. Chicago is 1-4 in the last five Monday games and 8-20 in their last 28 after a loss.
Meanwhile, the O’s are 43-105 in their last 148 after a loss and 6-15 in their last 21 Monday games. Baltimore is 20-51 in their last 71 overall and 2-5 in Hess’ last seven home starts.
This will be Banuelos’ first start of the year, and outside of his first relief appearance of 2019 (1.0 innings; two earned) he’s looked solid in his last three outings with 9.1 innings and two earned on five hits.
As for Hess, he started out really well but over his last three games he’s coughed up 13 earned in 12.2 innings and gone 0-3. (Those games were against the Red Sox, Rays and Yankees however; pretty stiff competition.)
Needless to say, there’s not much to like about either team here. With that in mind, I like Hess to pitch well in a friendly environment. I’m going Orioles.