SPORTS CHAT PLACE
The Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs meet Wednesday in MLB action at Wrigley Field. The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Cubs need a win after losing six of their last eight games.
The Chicago White Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in five of their last eight games. The White Sox have lost nine of their last 11 games when scoring three or fewer runs. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 26 hits and 9 RBI, while Jose Abreu and Jake Burger have combined for 32 hits and 14 RBI. Lucas Giolito gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Giolito is 1-3 with a 8.71 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs have scored four runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in five straight games. The Cubs have lost nine of their last 10 games when scoring three or fewer runs. Ian Happ leads the Cubs with 21 hits and 11 RBI, while Nico Hoerner and Seiya Suzuki have combined for 40 hits and 24 RBI. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 5.47 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Hendricks is 1-5 with a 4.67 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 3-11 in their last 14 overall. The Cubs are 17-35 in their last 52 home games and 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in White Sox last 5 overall. The over is 12-5-1 in Cubs last 18 home games. The White Sox are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Giolito has been solid, allowing 12 hits and four runs in 14 innings, while Hendricks has been a mess, giving up 26 hits and 15 runs in 24.2 innings. To make matters worse, Hendricks has been owned by the White Sox in his career, as he’s allowing a .288 batting average and seven homers in 111 at bats against current hitters. The Chicago White Sox are showing signs of getting their act together. Give me the White Sox and the reasonable price.