Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick – Monday, August 19th
A weekend of MLB activity is from the books. The Monday night vision is a bit milder than normal with only nine games on the docket. Our attention was drawn for our pick to some matchup of American League Central squads.
The Chicago White Sox are at Minnesota to the opener of a three-game compared with all the division-leading Twins. The hosts enter this show riding a winning streak for which the bats have been quite lively. The visitors havent been as fortunate with a marker of 2-3 over the past five matches.
Minnesota includes a 2.5-game lead on the 2nd place Cleveland Indians at the Central, although the White Sox have been 20.5 games behind. The Twins now have the 3rd best record in the AL, behind New York Yankees and the Houston Astros.
The branch leaders are favorites for tonights match, however, head-to-head matchups of those 2 clubs are competitive this year. Lets take a close look at this competition, starting with the match line.
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Chicago spent the weekend out on the West Coast for a place with the Los Angeles Angels. It turned out to be a rough four days since three of four dropped. Into the tune of 9-2 they had been pounded in Sundays finale.
That series loss came on the heels of the club holding its own. After dropping the series opener, then the White Sox bounced back to win the final two matches of this set, such as a slugfest in the tilt.
Minnesota was for the weekend beating the tar out of the Rangers in Texas. They swept all four games at the group. In the finale of yesterday , they chose a 6-3 win triple in Jorge Polanco in the inning.
For the first part of last week, the Twins have been in Milwaukee dividing a pair. The club also has won six of its final eight matches from a four-game slide at the beginning of the month. Minnesota starts the week using a 2.5-game lead over the Indians in the Central.
This series shuts out a seven-game street swing for the White Sox. Theyre 1-3 thus far and stand in away games for the year at 25-37. The team has fared a little better in your home area at. At 9-9, the White Sox check-in for the month of August.
The group is 6-4 on its past 10 games and 2-3 over it five. Chicago has managed to find the win in each of its last five string. The teams run differential about the season is -118. Just three other AL squads have a lower mark .
Tonights game marks the start of a six-game homestand for the Twins. The team closed a six-game road trip where they travelled 5-1. Minnesota has 40-22 around the road for its year and a record in the home of 36-26.
The club has won four of its last five and six of its last 10 games. The Twins are 11-7 for the month of August, but only 2-2-1 for the five string. The club run differential of +144 is 3rd in the AL, behind just the Astros and Yankees.
Its no competition at the plate, but both sides are putting up a great amount of runs recently. Yoan Moncada is batting .301 to lead the White Sox, but he is on the IL with a hamstring strain. Jose Abreu is the group leader with 26 homers and 89 RBIs. Jorge Polanco directs the Twins with a .295 BA. Although Eddie Rosario contributes with 82 ribbies mak Kepler is shirts with 33 HRs.
Nova has 25 begins on the year. Hes been pitching well of late wins in five of the past five outings. He allowed one run over nine innings in a victory over the Astros. Gibson has 24 begins and 25 total looks this season. Hes allowed 10 earned runs. Last time he gave up three innings in a no-decision versus the Brewers.
Regardless of the huge disparity in records on the year, the bullpens arent all that far apart. Nova has been a workhorse with 17 innings pitched his past two matches. He has pitched five innings or more nine times. Gibson has had a number of brief appearances over his last 10 games. He has pitched five innings or more six times over that interval.
For the season series, Minnesota retains a 7-3 advantage. The nightclubs will probably hook up for an additional three-game set at the end of the month at Chicago. The final meeting of the season will be a three-game series in the Twins in the middle of September.
The Twins are a far better team on paper, and theyve been smoking of late as well. Its easy to see why oddsmakers have installed them tonight. But, Nova was dealing so it wouldnt be magnificent to see the White Sox take the show opener. Thats the direction we are rolling as we will proceed with Chicago for the win.