Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox
|Date & Time||Sunday April 7, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago White Sox -111 / Seattle Mariners +100
The Seattle Mariners and the Chicago White Sox meet in the rubber match of their three game MLB set from Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Seattle Mariners will look to win the set after picking up a 9-2 win over Chicago in game two on Saturday. Tim Beckham led the M’s by going 4 for 5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs. Ryon Healy and Jay Bruce each had two RBIs with Bruce hitting a pair of solo home runs while Healy added a double. Mitch Haniger and Domingo Santana each added an RBI with Haniger adding a double. Tom Murphy went 2 for 4 while Edwin Encarnacion and Dylan Moore each chipped in a base hit as well in the victory. Mike Leake got the win to improve to 2-0 after allowing two runs on nine hits while striking out six over 6.1 innings of work. Wade LeBlanc will start game three and is 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA and 1 strikeout this season. In his career, LeBlanc is 1-0 with a 2.35 ERA and 22 strikeouts against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox will look to bounce back after being taken down in game two on Saturday. Tim Anderson and Jose Abreu accounted for all of the White Sox scoring with a solo home run respectively, with Anderson going 3 for 4 at the dish. Eloy Jimenez went 3 for 4 as well while James McCann went 2 for 4 with a double. Leury Garcia added a base hit as well to cap off Chicago’s offense in the losing effort. Lucas Giolito gave up five runs on six hits while walking and whiffing four apiece over 4.1 innings of work, taking the loss to fall to 1-1 this season. Ivan Nova will start game three and is 0-0 with a 1.29 ERA and 4 strikeouts this season. In his career, Nova is 0-0 with a 3.94 ERA and 11 strikeouts against Seattle.
Seattle is 5-1 in LeBlanc’s last 6 road starts and 10-2 in their last 12 games overall while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 road games. Chicago is 4-11 in their last 15 games overall and 9-24 in their last 33 home games against a left-handed starter while the over is 9-3-1 in their last 13 Sunday games. Seattle is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
I called it yesterday that I had a feeling that Seattle was more likely to carry over offensively and Giolito was more likely to have a blowup start. So I figured, why not try one more time on Sunday. We are getting the Mariners at even money right now, going up against an up and down White Sox team that are still trying to find their footing. Seattle has been tearing the cover off of the ball in the early going, and until the hot hand cools off, I see no point in jumping off of the train now. Give me Seattle to win the set on Sunday.