On Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago White Sox will face the Detroit Tigers in Game 3 of their series at Comerica Park.
The Chicago White Sox have won three of their last five games and are 29-31 on the season. The first two games of this series were won by Chicago, 9-5 and 5-1, respectively. This season, the Chicago bullpen has a 4.08 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and a.249 opponent batting average. With a.246 batting average and a.303 on-base percentage, the White Sox offence has scored 241 runs. Jose Abreu is hitting.260 for the White Sox this season, with nine home runs and 28 RBIs. Vince Velasquez, the expected starter for Chicago, is 2-3 with a 5.30 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP in 35.2 innings pitched this season.
The Detroit Tigers have lost four of their last five games and are 24-37 on the season. Detroit had lost two of their previous three games versus Toronto before to losing the opening two games of this series. The pitching staff in Detroit has a 3.81 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and a.235 opponent batting average. This season, the Tigers offence has 168 runs, a.221 batting average, and a.278 on-base percentage. Miguel Cabrera is hitting.289 for the Tigers this season, with three home runs and 21 RBIs. Alex Faedo, Detroit’s anticipated starter, is 1-2 with a 2.92 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in 37 innings pitched this season.
The White Sox enter this game having won the first two games of the series by a total of four runs. Detroit has struggled offensively, and it is possible that they are one of the worst offensive teams in MLB history. The Tigers are 38 runs behind the next closest team in scoring. The good news for Detroit is that Velasquez, who is coming off the IL and has an ERA of over 5.00, will start for Chicago. After being pushed into duty owing to injuries, Faedo has proven to be a pleasant surprise for the Tigers.
Free Pick: Detroit Tigers