Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox
MLB Regular Season, Friday, 17 of May 2019 at Guaranteed Rate Field Chicago, Illinois, at 8:10 PM (EDT)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -115 / Toronto Blue Jays +105 O/U: 9.5
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Toronto Blue Jays: The Thursday opener saw the White Sox break a 2-2 tie with two runs in the bottom of the eighth for a 4-2 win. Toronto put up just two hits in Thursday’s game, but the silver lining is that one was a Freddy Galvis homer. The Blue Jays entered Thursday fourth in the AL East, 9.5 games behind the Rays in the division standings. Toronto got two of their five hits from Freddy Galvis (RBI) while Brandon Drury tallied all three of their runs in the loss. Edwin Jackson didn’t factor in the decision as he made his debut for his 14th team, a major league record. He allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits with a walk and two strikeouts over five innings. Ryan Tepera (0-2) took the loss as he allowed a run on one hit with no walks and two strikeouts in one inning of relief.
For Friday’s outing, the Jays will be sending out Aaron Sanchez in the start. He comes in 3-4 with a 3.75 ERA, a 1.500 WHIP, 27 walks and 46 strikeouts over 48 innings of action this year. Sanchez took the loss in his last start, which came at home against the White Sox Sunday. He allowed five runs on nine hits with two walks and 11 strikeouts over six innings of a 5-1 Toronto loss. Sanchez is 0-3 with a 6.35 ERA, a 1.82 WHIP, seven walks and 19 strikeouts over 17 innings in his last three starts. He is 0-1 with a 4.35 ERA, a 1.403 WHIP, five walks and 24 strikeouts over 20.2 innings in five career appearances, three starts, against the White Sox. Sanchez has no record with a 2.08 ERA, a 1.154 WHIP, one walk and six strikeouts over 8.2 innings in three career appearances, one start, at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Chicago White Sox: Chicago had their three-game win streak snapped with a shutout loss at the hands of the Indians in the series finale Tuesday. The White Sox entered Thursday third in the AL Central, 7.5 games behind the Twins in the division. Chicago finished with seven hits in the game with Yonder Alonso the lone player that had two. The White Sox allowed five homers in the game, which cost them dearly, while going zero for five with runners in scoring position. Manny Banuelos (2-3) took the loss on the mound as he allowed five runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts over four innings. Yolmer Sanchez helped the cause with a double and an RBI.
Ivan Nova gets the call for the White Sox as he makes his ninth start of the season in this contest. He is 2-3 with a 6.29 ERA, a 1.647 WHIP, 12 walks and 31 strikeouts over 44.1 innings of work this season. Nova picked up the win in his last start, which came Saturday on the road against the Blue Jays. He threw six innings, allowing one run on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts in an eventual 7-2 White Sox victory. In his last three starts, Nova is 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA, a 1.84 WHIP, six walks and 13 strikeouts over 18.2 innings of work. Nova makes his 19th career appearance and 17th start against the Blue Jays in this contest. He is 6-7 with a 5.38 ERA, a 1.455 WHIP, 30 walks and 66 strikeouts over 88.2 innings of work. Nova is 3-2 with a 6.62 ERA, a 1.557 WHIP, 10 walks and 36 strikeouts over 35.1 innings in five career starts at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Cover The Spread Betting Trends:
Toronto Blue Jays:
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Toronto’s last 19 games.
Toronto are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games.
Toronto are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Chi White Sox.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox.
Toronto are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Toronto are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 7 games against an opponent in the American League.
Chicago White Soxs:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox’s last 9 games.
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto.
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox’s last 9 games against an opponent in the American League.
ESPN MLB Scores Chicago White Soxs vs. Toronto Blue Jays.
The pair of sub-.500 teams from the American League will continue the series on the south side of Chicago. Sanchez hasn’t been too sharp over his last three outings. He’s got a quality start mixed in there, but has also allowed 12 earned runs in 17.0 innings. That all adds up to three straight losses for Sanchez regardless. As for Nova, he had a really bad trio of starts going (20 earned in 16.0 innings) but has put up quality outings and wins in his last two and looks the stronger of the two.