Chicago White Sox (2-0) at Toronto Blue Jays (2-2)
|Date & Time||Monday April 2, 2018, 7:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -165 / Chicago White Sox +155 --- Over/Under: 9
The Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays meet Monday in MLB action at Rogers Centre.
The Chicago White Sox will play just their third game of the season after Sunday’s game was postponed. The White Sox have been hot offensively in limited action, producing a combined 18 runs and hitting .301 in their first two games. The Chicago White Sox have now won 13 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Avisail Garcia leads the White Sox with four hits while Matt Davidson and Tim Anderson have combined for seven hits and nine RBI. Miguel Gonzalez gets the ball, and he was 8-13 with a 4.62 ERA and 100 strikeouts last season. Gonzalez is 7-4 with a 3.63 ERA and 62 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to get a game above a .500 record after splitting a four-game series with the New York Yankees. The Blue Jays got their offense going in their last two games while the pitching staff held an explosive New York offense to four or less runs in three of four games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won nine of their last 13 games when allowing four or less runs. Offensively, Justin Smoak leads Toronto with seven hits and eight RBI while Kevin Pillar and Yangervis Solarte have combined for nine hits and three RBI. Jaime Garcia gets the ball, and he was 5-10 with a 4.41 ERA and 129 strikeouts last season. This will be Garcia’s first career game against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 Monday games, 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 21-46 in their last 67 road games. The Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The White Sox are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto and 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
The Chicago White Sox have had a weird schedule, playing just two games in the first four days, which could throw off the rhythm of the team as a whole. The Toronto Blue Jays are a club that's caught confidence the last couple of days and are hot offensively thanks to Smoak and others. I don't have much confidence in Garcia, but I do like Toronto at home when its swinging a hot bat. The price isn't great, but the Blue Jays should get the job done here.