It’s another Blue Jays vs White Sox match-up in Major League Baseball, as the Toronto Blue Jays are in Chicago this week for a series against the White Sox. It was the White Sox that came away with a 6-1 win in the series opener in a game that was largely dominated by pitching.
Toronto has now lost three of their last four games to slip to just 30-28 on the year. Playing over .500 is promising for the Blue Jays, but they still sit in fourth place in the brutally tough American League East Division.
Chicago has climbed to 37-23 on the year, and they have opened up a four-game lead in the AL Central. The White Sox were expected to be a World Series contender this season, and they are looking the part as the calendar has now turned to June.
The Chicago White Sox are the betting favorites at -145 over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Blue Jays vs White Sox Preview and Pick: Bats Silent For Blue Jays
The Blue Jays are going to need to figure out a way to score some more runs if they want to snap this rough stretch. Toronto has scored just 11 runs in its last four games, and that isn’t enough production to win with consistency.
This team does have the potential to be a great offensive team, and it all starts with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. The young DH is hitting .335 on the season with 18 home runs and 47 RBIs. If the Blue Jays can stay in the playoff race, then he could easily win the MVP Award.
The Blue Jays have a team ERA of 4.01, and this is another area that will need to improve as the season moves along. Toronto is going to give up some runs, but they have to at least give the offense a chance.
Alek Manoah takes the ball on Wednesday night, and he is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA. If Manoah is going to have some success, then he has to keep the ball in the park.
Blue Jays vs White Sox Preview and Pick: White Sox Can Pitch
Chicago has a team ERA of 3.25 this season, and the pitching staff has been the biggest story. Everyone knew that the White Sox would be able to hit, but the pitching staff has allowed this team to emerge as one of the best in the game.
Lance Lynn starts for Chicago on Wednesday night, and that is usually a great thing for the White Sox. Lynn has gone 7-1 with a sparkling 1.23 ERA, and he will likely be an All-Star later this Summer.
The White Sox have a team batting average of .254, and there is also plenty of power in that lineup. This team likes to wear down opposing pitchers and then let the big boys hit a home run.
Jose Abreu leads the team with 11 home runs and 46 RBIs, and he continues to deliver when this team needs a big hit.
Blue Jays vs White Sox Preview and Pick: Lynn Pitches Chicago to Another Win
Both of these teams are loaded with offensive talent, but the difference in this game will be on the mound. Lance Lynn just has not been losing any games this season, and he is facing an offense that is slumping at the moment.
Toronto will find more offense on Wednesday night, but they won’t have enough to snap this losing streak. Facing the White Sox in Chicago is a tough matchup for any team, but facing Lynn makes it even more difficult.
Chicago looks like a real threat to win the World Series, and they won’t mess around in this game. The White Sox will get an early lead and then let Lynn do the rest.
Bet the Chicago White Sox -1.5 over the Toronto Blue Jays as the Southsiders stay red-hot with another impressive win.
Chicago White Sox 6
Toronto Blue Jays 2