The Rangers enter the next game of this four-game set from the Windy City after dropping a 6-1 decision in the opener of yesterday. Let’s fatten our own bankroll and check out Friday night’s battle of those American League foes.
Texas (63-66 SU) vs Chicago White Sox (58-69 SU)
Game Time: Friday, August 23rd, 8:10 PM ET
Free MLB Pick: Rangers ML
Finest Line Launched: 5Dimes
With the exception of a solo shot off of Elvis Andrus’ bat, the Rangers did small research on Thursday night and fell 6-1 out of Chicago to their hosts. Texas is now 2-3 vs the White Sox but will expect to even the season show tonight when they send Lance Lynn (14-8, 3.60 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) into the mound. The veteran right-hander will keep his fingers crossed that his offense provides more run support than they’ve over his past three starts in which a four runs have been plated by his group and directs the staff. Lynn has confronted the White Sox only once this year and, despite having a rugged operation where he surrendered five runs on six hits over seven innings of work , the triumph was enrolled by him in Texas’ 6-5 victory.
Chicago is hoping to continue to keep their modest two-game winning streak alive when newcomer Dylan Cease (2-6, 5.93 ERA, 1.57 WHIP) creates his inaugural start of the season. The 23-year-old out of Milton, Georgia has allowed three or more runs in eight of his nine starts, and his final outing was more of the same as he surrendered five runs on seven hits over five innings of work in a 9-2 loss to the Angels in Anaheim. Discontinue was only marginally better in the home using a 1-3 mark plus also a 5.48 ERA versus exactly the same 1-3 record in the street with a 6.43 ERA.
The MLB odds are currently favoring the people within this matchup and it’s all to do with all the pitchers. Lance Lynn was an upper-echelon pitcher throughout also his 14 wins this season could be more and the majority of his livelihood if not to get a dearth of run service. Unexpectedly, Chicago’s rookie righty is fighting to find his method in the big-league level and it is a pretty reasonable assumption that Texas director Chris Woodward will fulfill his lineup with all lefties, that are hitting the newcomer at a .338 clip, and will look to really go on Discontinue who has enabled at least one home run in each of his eight starts this year.
Below are a few trends moving in this matchup from the White Sox and favoring the Rangers. Amongst 30 teams in runs scored, Chicago is ranked 27th in addition along using a newcomer on the hill including Texas. Let us place the -134 being supplied in 5Dimes, and back the Rangers in our MLB selections on Friday night.
Rating: Rangers 6 — White Sox 3