Chicago has lost 11 consecutive games since 1956, but if the White Sox are to avoid setting another negative record, they need to win the opening game against NY Yankees. The visitors are plagued by injuries and are mired in the Alex Rodriguez scandal, but could still capitalize on Chicago’s meltdown.
Bet: Chicago White Sox
Odds: Winner Sports 2.00
The White Sox were swept by Detroit in three games but each time they went down by a single run and last night the Tigers needed 12 innings to emerge victorious. Starting pitchers are improving and the relievers are finally playing their A-game, but it is all in vain unless the offensive improves. Chicago has a great chance to do exactly that, because they will be facing Andy Pettitte who lost his last three games at US cellular Field and conceded more than six runs per game in each of those starts.
Chicago will start with Jose Quintana, a former Yankees pitcher who somehow found a way of maintaining a winning record despite his team’s struggles. He posted an ERA of 3.62 en route to winning 5/8 decisions and he might be one of the last pitchers to face Alex Rodriguez before 2015. The baseball player is on the verge of being suspended for one and a half years but manager Joe Girardi intends to use him tonight if a decision is not cast by the time the game kicks off.
Now that the White Sox return home to start a fresh series, punters can count on them to end slide and win the first game in three weeks. The odds for a home victory stand at 2.00 with Winner Sports, but they are very likely to decrease as the match draws near.