Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox
|Date & Time||Saturday June 29, 2019, 4:12 PM (EDT)|
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago White Sox +155 / Minnesota Twins -165 O/U: 10.5
The Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox will match up on the MLB diamond to continue their set on Saturday.
In the Friday opener of this series, Chicago held off a ninth-inning rally and banged out a 6-4 win.
For Saturday’s game, the Twins will send out Michael Pineda in the start. Over his 80.2 innings and 4-4 mark so far, Pineda has a 5.02 ERA with 67 Ks and 14 BBs.
The Twins put up nine hits in the Friday game. Minnesota had three players with two knocks apiece; Miguel Sano led the team with four RBI and a pair of runs alongside a homer.
Over on the White Sox’ side, they’re going with Ivan Nova in the start on Saturday. In 88.1 innings and a 3-6 record this year, Nova has a 5.91 ERA with 58 Ks and 24 BBs.
Chicago also managed nine hits in the Friday game. Three of the Sox players put up two hits, and Eloy Jimenez posted a two-run homer.
The Twins are 4-0 in their last four in game two of a series and 13-3 in their last 16 Saturday games. Minnesota is 5-2 in Pineda’s last seven starts and 4-1 in his last five versus a team with a losing record.
Meanwhile, the Sox are 17-36 in their last 53 Saturday games and 4-1 in Nova’s last five starts versus a team with a winning record. Chicago is 1-5 in Nova’s last six starts with five days’ rest and the over is 4-1 in their last five in game two of a series.
Pineda had a string of six games where he gave up exactly three earned in each, then he had a pair of starts where he gave up two earned over 11.2 combined innings. Pineda stumbled his last time up against KC though, with five earned in 5.0 innings.
As for Nova, he’s been consistent but not mind-boggling lately, and is coming off a quality start in Texas. That said, Nova hasn’t won a game since May 22.
There’s not a whole lot to get excited about here, but I’ll lean toward the better team in the Twins.