Miami Marlins at Chicago White Sox
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 24, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago White Sox -115 / Miami Marlins +105
The Miami Marlins and the Chicago White Sox meet in the rubber match of their three game interleague set in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday.
The Miami Marlins will look to win the series after evening the set up at one win apiece following a 5-1 win in game two on Tuesday. Curtis Granderson had a home run and two RBIs while Harold Ramirez added a solo home run. Starlin Castro went 2 for 4 with an RBI while Neil Walker added an RBI as well to cap off Miami’s scoring in the win. Brian Anderson added a double to finish off the Marlins’ offense as Miami had just six hits as a team in the winning effort. Caleb Smith got the win to improve to 5-4 on the year after allowing one run on two hits while striking out nine over seven innings of work. Zac Gallen will start the finale and is 0-2 with a 3.63 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Gallen’s first career start against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox will look to rebound for a series victory after dropping game two on Tuesday. Jon Jay accounted for the lone White Sox RBI while AJ Reed had a base hit as the White Sox mustered up just two hits as a team in the losing effort with the rest of the squad batting 0 for 22 with 9 strikeouts. Dylan Covey took the loss, falling to 1-5 on the year after allowing five runs on six hits while striking out seven over six innings of work. Reynaldo Lopez will start game three and is 5-8 with a 5.76 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. This will be Lopez’s first career start against Miami.
Miami is 0-4 in Gallen’s last 4 starts and 23-56 in their last 79 road games while the under is 10-3-1 in their last 14 Wednesday games. Chicago is 3-8 in their last 11 games overall and 16-36 in their last 52 interleague games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 Wednesday games.
Gallen hasn’t had a whole lot of luck to start his major league career, as he’s yet to find a win despite allowing two runs or less in four of his five starts. Granted one start only went two innings, but he still hasn’t caught a break. I think that could change here though. Lopez has pitched decent baseball lately, but the issue is that a lot of his success has come on the road. In his last three starts at home, Lopez has allowed 17 runs, 16 earned, across 17 innings of work. Miami has provided some value in an underdog role as well this season, and I think they’re worth a shot at slight plus money on Wednesday.