Chicago White Sox (34-63) at Seattle Mariners (59-40)
|Date & Time||Sunday July 22, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners -220 / Chicago White Sox +203 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners meet Sunday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Chicago White Sox could use another victory after losing eight of their last 12 games. The White Sox have allowed four runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost nine of their last 11 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Yolmer Sanchez leads the White Sox with 94 hits and 42 RBI while Jose Abreu and Yoan Moncada have combined for 174 hits and 93 RBI. Reynaldo Lopez gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 3.91 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. This will be Lopez’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Mariners have scored six runs in their last three games and three or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners have won five of their last nine games when scoring at least three runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 122 hits and 47 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 212 hits and 89 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 10-5 with a 3.41 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzales’ second career game against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games, 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 3-7 in Lopezs last 10 starts. The Mariners are 23-7 in their last 30 home games, 5-0 in Gonzales' last 5 home starts and 8-2 in Gonzales' last 10 starts. The White Sox are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
I'm not trying to lay this much juice with the Mariners playing the way they're playing, and I'm certainly not backing a White Sox squad that wins once in a blue moon. Lopez has allowed three or more runs in five of his last six starts, and he has an ERA of 4.60 and an allowed batting average of .274 on the road. Gonzales has been lights out in his last three starts, but he's still allowing a .258 batting average on the season and a .260 batting average at home. You can hit Gonzales despite him not allowing many runs lately. So, instead of playing with the crazy number, I'm going to side with the over in this contest. We see the Mariners offense come to life here.