Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 24, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
Baltimore Orioles -111 / Chicago White Sox -111
The Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles meet in the rubber match of their three game set in MLB action from Camden Yards on Wednesday.
The Chicago White Sox will look for a bounce back performance after dropping game two on Tuesday by a final score of 9-1. Tim Anderson accounted for the lone White Sox RBI in the losing effort while Yoan Moncada went 2 for 4 with a triple. Jose Abreu, Welington Castillo and Nicky Delmonico each had a base hit as well in the losing effort for the White Sox.Ivan Nova took the loss, falling to 0-3 after allowing all nine runs on 11 hits while walking three and striking out four over four innings of work. Ervin Santana will start the finale and is 0-1 with a 10.38 ERA and 4 strikeouts this season. In his career, Santana is 5-5 with a 4.44 ERA and 69 strikeouts against Baltimore.
The Baltimore Orioles will look to win the series after evening the set up at one win apiece following their game two victory on Tuesday. Dwight Smith Jr. led the O’s by hitting a home run with three RBIs while Joey Rickard and Chris Davis each went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs. Renato Nunez had a solo home run while Jonathan Villar went 2 for 3 with a double. Trey Mancini, Rio Ruiz and Richie Martin each had a base hit as well in the win. Andrew Cashner got the win to improve to 4-1 on the year after allowing just one run on five hits while striking out five over seven innings of work. John Means will start the finale and is 2-2 with a 1.72 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. This will be Means’ first career start against the White Sox.
Chicago is 1-4 in their last 5 games against a left-handed starter and 1-4 in their last 5 game three matchups while the over is 8-3 in their last 11 road games. Baltimore is 20-52 in their last 72 games overall and 19-51 in their last 70 home games while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 home games against a team with a losing record. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams and 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams in Baltimore.
Chicago could steal the finale of this series, but the fact is that we’re not getting enough plus money to make the White Sox a viable value play as Santana has been hard to trust early on in the year. Baltimore isn’t a team I’m looking to get behind on a regular basis, but the bats woke up in game two and Means has allowed just two earned runs in his two starts this season. This is a game I’d probably just watch rather than try to bet, but if forced to pick I think Baltimore is the play here.