Miami Marlins at Chicago White Sox
|Date & Time||Monday July 22, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago White Sox -120 / Miami Marlins +100
The Miami Marlins and the Chicago White Sox meet in game one of a three game interleague set in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday.
The Miami Marlins will look to rebound after being swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend, dropping the finale by a final score of 9-0. Jorge Alfaro went 2 for while Brian Anderson and Neil Walker each had a double. Garrett Cooper and Miguel Rojas each had a base hit as well in the defeat. Jordan Yamamoto took the loss, falling to 4-1 on the year after allowing five runs on four hits while striking out four over four innings of work. Trevor Richards will start game one and is 3-11 with a 4.24 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. This will be Richards’ first career start against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox will look for a bounce back performance after failing to complete the sweep of the Rays, dropping the finale on Sunday by a final score of 4-2. Yolmer Sanchez and Adam Engel each had two hits and an RBI with Sanchez putting up a triple and a double. Leury Garcia added a base hit of his own as the White Sox had just five hits as a team in the losing effort. Dylan Cease took the loss, falling to 1-2 on the year after allowing four runs on three hits while walking and striking out four apiece. Ivan Nova will start game one and is 4-9 with a 5.86 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. In his career, Nova is 4-0 with a 0.98 ERA and 29 strikeouts against Miami.
Miami is 7-22 in Richards’ last 29 starts and 2-11 in Richards’ last 13 road starts while the under is 12-4-1 in their last 17 road games. Chicago is 2-8 in their last 10 games overall and 1-4 in Nova’s last 5 starts while the over is 7-3-1 in their last 11 home games. Miami is 1-5 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
There’s no shame in getting swept by the Dodgers on the road, as L.A. has been arguably the best team in the majors this season and a tough out at home. The Marlins have also provided value in an underdog role for stretches this season. However, the Fish just don’t win games with Richards on the mound, dropping each of his last seven starts with Richards going 0-6 over that stretch while giving him three runs or less of support in six of those seven outings. Chicago hasn’t been great in their own right lately, and Nova has allowed ten runs in 10.2 innings across his last two starts, but the White Sox did just take two games on the road against a very good and underrated Tampa Bay team, and Nova has sparkling numbers in his career against Miami, so if forced to pick, I’d side with Miami to draw first blood on Monday.