Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees
|Date & Time||Saturday April 13, 2019, 1:07 PM (EDT)|
New York, New York
New York Yankees -185 / Chicago White Sox +160 O/U: 9.5
The Chicago White Sox will visit the New York Yankees for game two of their weekend MLB series on Saturday.
In the opener on Friday, we had a seven-game outing that was cut short by rain, and the White Sox ended up banging out a 9-6 victory thanks to four runs in the fifth inning.
For the Saturday game, the Sox will be sending out Ivan Nova. Over his 9.1 innings and 0-1 record this year, Nova has a 7.71 ERA with six Ks and two BBs to his credit.
In the Friday win, Chicago’s Eloy Jimenez had a huge day with two homers, three RBI and three hits in the game. Yonder Alonso also put up a two-run homer and had three RBI in that one.
Over on the Yankees’ side, they’re going with CC Sabathia on Saturday. It’s Sabathia’s debut in 2019 (he was serving a suspension) following his 9-7 record last season alongside a 3.65 ERA in 153.0 innings overall.
New York’s Brett Gardner logged a solo homer in Friday’s loss, and DJ LeMahieu put up two hits, two RBI and one run for the skidding Yankees.
The White Sox are 25-53 in their last 78 in game two of a series and 8-20 in the last 28 Saturday games. Chicago is 15-42 in their last 57 versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15 and the over is 4-0 in their last four Saturday games.
Meanwhile, the Yankees are 2-5 in Sabathia’s last seven starts and 24-9 in his last 33 home starts. New York is 41-16 in their last 57 Saturday games and 11-5 in their last 16 in game two of a series.
Nova came out firing in his debut this year April 1 with 7.0 innings, one earned and six hits. Nova’s second start didn’t go so well however with seven earned on seven hits in just 2.1 innings of work.
As for Sabathia, this will be his first start of the season and he probably won’t be in there longer than five innings or so unless his pitch count is tiny. It’ll be a bullpen game for New York, and with the way their relievers have been playing this week that’s not a good thing.
Still, the pen is supposed to be New York’s strength, and if they can keep things sensible here I see a Yankees win.