Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 6:10 PM (Guaranteed Rate Field )
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The Texas Rangers and the Chicago White Sox will pick up their MLB series once again on Saturday.
In the Thursday opener, the White Sox cleared a 6-1 win. On Friday, the Sox kept chugging along on an 8-3 win.
For Saturday’s game, the Rangers will bring out Kolby Allard in the start. Over his 15.0 innings and 1-0 mark so far, Allard has a 6.60 ERA with 15 Ks and eight walks.
In the loss Friday, the Rangers put up four hits. The big contributor was Willie Calhoun with a three-run homer.
Over on the White Sox’ side, they’re going with Ivan Nova in the start Saturday. Over 153.0 innings and a 9-9 mark this year, Nova has a 4.47 ERA with 91 Ks and 38 BBs.
Chicago blasted 12 hits in the victory on Friday. Contributing two knocks apiece in that one were Garcia, Anderson, Moncada and Jay.
The Rangers are 7-19 in their last 26 road games and 1-7 in their last eight Saturday games. Texas is 0-8 in the last eight versus the AL Central and 5-13 in their last 18 overall.
Meanwhile, the White Sox are 4-0 in their last four home games and 4-1 in their last five overall. Chicago is 6-0 in Nova’s last six starts and 4-0 in his last four home starts.
Allard started out his 2019 with a couple of decent starts (five earned in 10.0 innings), but faltered his last time out with six earned in 5.0 innings.
As for Nova, he has three straight wins with a combined two earned in 22.1 innings, though he did give up 10 hits in Minnesota his last time out. Still, I don’t know what to make of Allard right now so I’m going with Nova and the Sox here.