Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros, third game in the series. The Astros have the advantage in the series with two wins. Last night the game was easy and they won by more than 4 runs. So far the Astros have not allowed the White Sox to play well against them. The Astros are lethal at home as they have been in the last season. Few losses at home demonstrate the power the Astros have playing at home.
Houston Astros: We want to sweep the series.
The Astros won the first two games of this series easily. So far the Astros have only allowed one run against the White Sox in this series. The first game they won 3-0 and the second game 5-1. Last night with Verlander the Astros scored the first run in the fourth inning. The other four runs in the fifth inning. Yuli Gurriel was the best player of the second game with 1 run, 2 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at bats.
The Astros at home are scoring an average of 5.82 runs per game, 4.09 walks, 9.86 hits, 1.91 home runs and 15.55 left on base. The defense allows up to 3.45 runs per game, 2.50 walks, 10.23 strike outs, 6.95 hits, 1.27 home runs and 12.09 left on base. The last series against the White Sox was last year, at home, the Astros won that series. The team does not lose a game against the White Sox since April 20 2018. nine wins.
Gerrit Cole will open the third of the series against the White Sox. 4-4 this season for Cole with 3.56 ERA, 60.2 pitched innings, 47 hits, 28 runs, 9 home runs, 93 strike outs and 1,038 WHIP. 3-1 at home this season. The last victory was against the Rangers in the third game of the series 11-4.
Chicago White Sox: We are not a danger.
The White Sox are looking to break the losing streak against the Astros. Nine defeats since April 2018. On the road the record is negative, 10 wins in 23 games. But before this series the White Sox won against the Blue Jays 2-1 and drew against the Indians 2-2. The record in the last ten games is 4-6 from April 24.
On the road the White Sox are scoring an average of 4.48 runs per game, 2.65 walks, 8.09 hits, 1.09 home runs, 12.83 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.04 runs per game, 2.87 walks, 6.87 strike outs, 7.78 hits, 0.96 home runs and 13.70 left on base. In the series against the Blue Jays they allowed up to 7 runs.
Ivan Nova has not had a good season. Nova is designated for the third game against the Astros. Two victories in six games, 7.42 ERA, 47.1 pitched innings, 69 hits, 40 runs, 10 home runs, 32 strike outs and 1,796 WHIP.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros 05/22/2019 is: take the Houston Astros -1.5 (Point Spread).
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