Chicago White Sox (29-55) at Cincinnati Reds (37-48)
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 4, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -180 / Chicago White Sox +170 --- Over/Under: 10
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Over at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds will be finishing up their MLB set.
In the Monday opener, the Reds managed a 5-3 win. On Tuesday, we had a 12-inning marathon as the Sox scored four runs in the final frame for a 12-8 victory.
For Wednesday’s game, the White Sox will be bringing out RHP Dylan Covey. In his 46.2 innings and 3-3 record this year, Covey has a 4.82 ERA with 36 Ks and 23 BBs.
Leading the offense for the Sox coming into Tuesday was Jose Abreu with 87 hits, 41 runs, 12 homers and 50 RBI. In game two, Avisail Garcia ripped a pair of homers and plated three runs.
Over on the Reds’ side, they’re going with Sal Romano on Wednesday. Across 90.0 innings and a 4-8 record this year, Romano has a 5.30 ERA with 67 Ks and 38 BBs.
Scooter Gennett is the top hitter for the Reds this year, as he came into game two with 103 hits, 49 runs, 13 homers and 54 RBI. On Tuesday, Gennett hit a two-run homer.
The White Sox are 10-23 in their last 33 Wednesday games and 1-4 in their last five in game three of a series. Chicago is also 3-8 in Covey’s last 11 starts with four days’ rest and 1-11 in his last 12 road starts.
Meanwhile, the Reds are 6-0 in their last six game threes of a series and 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games. Cincinnati is also 3-7 in Romano’s last 10 starts with four days’ rest and 4-1 in his last five home starts versus a team with a losing record.
It’s been a choppy three starts for Covey, who has allowed 16 earned over his last 11.1 innings of work and is 0-2 in that span. As for Romano, he coughed up five earned in five innings versus the Cubs, but then came back with two earned in 5.0 innings versus the Brewers his last time up. I’m not trusting Covey right now so I’ll go with the Reds to take this one.