The Chicago White Sox will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the New York Yankees in the first game of their four-game weekend series on Thursday night. The game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field and it is scheduled to begin at 8:10 PM. ET.
Yankees Trying To Bounce back From Loss To Mets
The Yankees are coming off a 10-4 loss to the New York Mets in their last series and will be trying to bounce back from the loss with a series win over the White Sox, which will be their first in their last four series.
Just an afternoon jog for Gardy. pic.twitter.com/bjVcCrv5T6
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 11, 2019
New York has played well offensively this season. The team’s .258 batting average is 10th in the league. Their .333 on-base percentage is also 10th, as is their .450 slugging percentage. The 355 runs they have scored is seventh in the league.
DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with a .316 batting average. Gary Sanchez leads the team with 20 homers, while Luke Voit leads with 44 RBI.
New York’s pitching has also been very good this season. Opponents have a .236 batting average against the Yankees, which is fifth in the league. Their 3.99 ERA is seventh, while their 21 quality starts are 23rd in the league.
In his last start, Happ gave up four hits and one earned run in seven innings, helping the team get a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The team will need another solid start from him to get the win on Thursday.
White Sox Going For Fourth Win In Five Games
The White Sox have played well this week and have won three of their last four games. They will try to keep the momentum going and pick up their fourth win in their last five games against a New York team that has struggled over the last two weeks.
.@AlexanderColome recorded his longest save of the season and his first five-out save since 5/5/18 (vs. Toronto with Tampa Bay). He has converted 14 straight saves to start the season. #SoxStats pic.twitter.com/jdefrqXNup
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 12, 2019
Offensively, the White Sox are one of the worst teams in the league. Their .251 batting average is 16th in the league. Their .310 on-base percentage is 22nd, while their .399 slugging percentage is 24th in the league. The 280 runs they have scored is 21st in the league.
Tim Anderson leads the team with a .314 batting average, while Jose Abreu leads the team with 16 homers and 52 RBI.
Chicago’s pitching has also been bad this season. Opponents have a .260 batting average against the White Sox, which is 23rd in the league. Their 4.94 ERA is 24th, while their 25 quality starts are 18th in the league.
In his last start, Nova gave up six hits and four earned runs in 5.1 innings as the White Sox lost to the Kansas City Royals 6-4. However, he played well in his last start against his former team, holding the Yankees to four hits and one earned run in seven innings. His teammates will a similar effort to that when they play on Thursday.
New York is:
- 6-1 in their last 7 games following an off day.
- 7-0 in Happ’s last 7 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
- 10-1 in Happ’s last 11 road starts.
- 2-10 in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- 0-5 in Nova’s last 5 starts with 5 days of rest.
- 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series.