The MLB is set up with an action packed day of baseball on Monday. Seven games are up on the board throughout April 19. One of these matchups will be between the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will send the first pitch at around 11:10 PM Eastern time.
Chicago has earned a record of 8-8 to this point in the season, which has them sitting in third place of the AL Central. The White Sox are only two games back on the Royals for the top spot in the division. Chicago has won their last two games, which each game in a double header on Sunday. The White Sox will look to carry that momentum into this one.
The Red Sox have put up a record of 10-6 throughout this season, which has them in the top spot of the AL East. Boston has kicked off this season with a strong start and will look to keep it up in this one. The Red Sox have lost two in a row and three of their last four. Boston will look to bounce back with a big win to finish out this series.
These two teams have been solid to open up the new season, which should lead to an exciting matchup on Monday afternoon. These two teams played twice yesterday and will look to come out fast in this one. If either team can come out hitting well early, it could be enough to grab a big win. I expect an exciting matchup in this one.
The White Sox and the Red Sox have met up three times so far this season. Boston hosted the first game on April 17. Chicago scored twice in the first, but Boston tied it up in the bottom of the third. These two teams exchanged runs in the sixth and seventh. The Red Sox scored four runs in the eighth to help give Boston a 7-4 win.
The second game of the season series was early afternoon on April 18. Tim Anderson homered in the first, while Yasmani Grandal and Yoan Moncada both had RBI’s on the night. Hunter Renfroe and Enrique Hernandez both had RBI’s for the Red Sox, but it was not enough. Dallas Keuchel got the win pitching five innings, allowing six hits and two runs as the White Sox won 3-2.
Boston also hosted the third game of the season series later on April 18. J.D. Martinez had the lone RBI for the Red Sox, which was not enough for the win. Yermin Mercedes, Danny Mendick and Nick Madrigal all had RBI’s in the fourth. The White Sox pitchers combined for four hits and only one run through seven as Chicago won 5-1 on the afternoon.
This series has been back and forth so far. Boston was able to earn a win in the series opener, but the White Sox bounced back with two wins on Sunday to take the lead. The Red Sox will look to finish the series strong with a win in this one. Boston has been solid throughout this season and will look to come out quickly in this one.
Adam Eaton, Yermin Mercedes and Jose Abreu have been the best hitters for the White Sox this season. Eaton has 11 RBI’s and 3 home runs on the season. Eaton has a .265 batting average and a .390 OBP. Mercedes has 11 RBI’s and 3 homers as well with a .457 BA and an OBP of .500. Abreau has 10 hits with 2 homers.
J.D. Martinez has been strong this season. Martinez has 17 RBI’s and 5 homers with a .367 batting average and .436 on base percentage. Rafael Devers has earned 14 RBI’s with 5 home runs. Devers has a .260 BA and .345 OBP. Alex Verdugo has 12 RBI’s on the season to help round out this Boston lineup this season.
These two teams have seen solid hitting throughout this season. The Red Sox have an edge with 82 runs this season, which is 1st in the MLB. Boston also has 136 hits, which is also 1st. The Red Sox will look to control this game with some early hitting. Chicago has 69 runs and 112 hits on the season. The White Sox will look to have a good day on the mound to earn this win.
Lucas Giolito will get the start on the mound for Chicago in this matchup. Giolito has three starts this season with a record of 1-0. He has earned an ERA of 2.55 and a .792 WHIP. Giolito has earned 26 strikeouts through that time as well. His last start was against the Cleveland Indians, where he allowed three hits and no runs through seven innings.
Nathan Eovaldi will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox on Monday afternoon. Eovaldi has started in three games this season, going 2-1. He has posted a 2.08 ERA and a WHIP of .923. Eovaldi’s last start came against the Minnesota Twins. He gave up five hits and two runs through five innings to earn the win on the road.
These two pitchers have been strong throughout this season. Eovaldi has had a better ERA, but Giolito has been a bit better with his WHIP. These two pitchers are coming off solid performances in their last outing and will look to carry that momentum into Monday’s matchup. If either pitcher can stay strong through six or seven innings, it could be enough for the win.
The White Sox were able to earn two big wins against Boston on Sunday afternoon, but I think that the Red Sox will bounce back in this one. Boston has been really strong hitting throughout this season and I do not think Chicago will have as much success keeping them quiet in this one. If the Red Sox can come out strong on Monday afternoon, I think they can put up a dominant win.
BetOnline has Chicago listed as a -111 against the money line in this one. This implies that the White Sox will win this game around 52.6 percent of the time. I think that this line should be in favor of the Red Sox with this game being in Boston. I think the Red Sox will bounce back from Sunday’s losses and as slight underdogs, they have good value.