Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox
|Date & Time||Friday July 26, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
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Chicago White Sox +137 / Minnesota Twins -147 O/U: 10
The Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox will continue their MLB series on Friday.
In the Thursday opener of this set, the Twins hit some bombs in the middle innings as they cruised to a 10-3 victory.
For Friday’s game, the Twins will be sending out Michael Pineda in the start. Over his 104.0 innings and 6-5 record this year, Pineda has a 4.41 ERA with 95 Ks and 21 BBs.
Minnesota logged 12 hits (and four errors) in the Thursday victory. Nelson Cruz ripped three home runs in that one, coming away with five RBI for his troubles.
Over on the White Sox’ side, they’re sending out Dylan Cease on Friday. In his 16.0 innings and 1-2 record this year, Cease has a 6.19 ERA with 17 Ks and nine walks.
The Sox couldn’t score more than one run in an inning on Thursday, and it’s tough to hang around the hot-hitting Twins if you can’t score. Adam Engel was the lone Sox player with two hits.
The Twins are 9-2 in their last 11 Friday games and 8-3 in their last 11 in game two of a series. Minnesota is 4-1 in Pineda’s last five road starts and 4-1 in his last five with four days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Sox are 4-1 in their last five Friday games and 3-7 in their last 10 in game two of a series. The over is 28-13-2 in the White Sox’ last 43 Friday games as well.
Pineda has been pretty solid over his last four starts. In that span, he has three quality starts with one run allowed in 6.0 innings during each, then a 5.1-inning, three-earned no-decision in his last outing versus the A’s.
As for Cease, there’s not a lot to go on statistically with him; long story short he’s been okay at best and the offense has only scored twice in his last two games combined.
I like Pineda to bounce back with another good game here so I’m going Twins.