Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 16, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
Guaranteed Rate Field
The Line: Kansas City Royals -101 / Chicago White Sox -107 -- Over/Under: 9
The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox meet Tuesday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Kansas City Royals could use a win here after losing 11 of their last 14 games. The Royals have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 12 of their last 15 games. The Kansas City Royals have lost 11 of their last 12 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 22 hits and eight RBI while Alex Gordon and Adalberto Mondesi have combined for 37 hits and 24 RBI. Jorge Lopez gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.71 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Lopez’s second career game against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox look for another win after winning three of their last four games. The White Sox have scored 10 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Chicago White Sox have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than one run. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 24 hits and 10 RBI while Yoan Moncada and Leury Garcia have combined for 37 hits and 18 RBI. Reynaldo Lopez gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 12.15 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Lopez is 2-2 with a 5.16 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 3-7 in their last 10 Tuesday games, 3-7 in their last 10 vs. American League Central and 0-4 in Lopez's last 4 starts. The White Sox are 25-54 in their last 79 during game 2 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 4-1 in Lopez's last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The White Sox are 4-1 in Lopez's last 5 home starts vs. Royals and 6-2 in Lopez's last 8 starts vs. Royals. The over is 4-1 in Lopez's last 5 starts overall. The over is 5-0 in Lopez's last 5 starts overall.
I'm not trying to back the Kansas City Royals due to the lack of consistent offense and being one of the worst teams in baseball. However, I'm certainly not backing Reynaldo Lopez, who has allowed 22 hits and 18 earned runs while walking 12 batters in 13.1 innings. This game is a complete pass for me, but if forced to pick a side, I'd lean toward the over, a trend that's popular when both of these pitchers are on the hill.