Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 28, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago White Sox -153 / Kansas City Royals +143 O/U: 8.5
The Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox will meet up in game two of a doubleheader to continue their MLB series on Tuesday.
In the Monday opener, we had a lengthily rain delay that resulted in a suspended game. That one will be completed Tuesday afternoon ahead of this regularly-scheduled matchup.
For Tuesday’s game two, the Royals will be sending out Brad Keller in the start. Over his 65.0 innings and 3-5 mark this year, Keller has a 4.43 ERA with 45 Ks and 41 walks.
Over on the Sox’ side, they’re going with Lucas Giolito in the start Tuesday. Across 52.0 innings and a 6-1 record thus far, Giolito has a 2.77 ERA with 59 Ks and 19 BBs.
The Royals are 0-5 in their last five in game two of a series and 1-5 in Keller’s last six starts. KC is 1-4 in Keller’s last five starts on grass and 1-4 in his last five with five days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Sox are 30-61 in their last 91 in game two of a series and 14-38 in their last 52 Tuesday games. Chicago is 5-0 in Giolito’s last five starts and 4-1 in his last five Tuesday starts.
Keller had a couple of yucky starts this month, with nine earned in a 10.2-inning span, but came back strong at Busch with 7.0 innings and two earned his last time up. Still, that K/BB rate is pretty ugly and it’s something Keller will have to work on.
As for Giolito, he’s been quite reliable over this four-game win streak he has, with just two earned in 28.1 innings during that span.
Realistically I can’t find a whole lot of reasons to go KC here so I’m taking the White Sox.