In the last of a three-game series between the New York Mets (29-22) and the Chicago White Sox (28-25) at Citi Field, Jacob deGrom (3-1, 2.81 ERA) and Miguel Gonzalez (0-1, 4.50 ERA) get the start. The White Sox won the last game 6-4, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 1:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 1 and will air on WGN and SNY.
In his most recent outing, deGrom pitched 7.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out seven and walking three in a 6-5 victory over the Dodgers. Neil Walker (.278, 23 Rs, 13 HRs, 25 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. The White Sox were unsuccessful the last time Gonzalez pitched. He tossed 6.1 innings, allowing three runs and striking out five in a 7-5 loss to the Royals. Todd Frazier (.219, 32 Rs, 16 HRs, 37 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The odds are Mets -215 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.
Predictions: SU Winner - CWS
For the fifth time this season, the Mets registered at least two errors in a game.
The Mets managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the White Sox who are coming in with an 11-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the White Sox are 4-20. The Mets have a 7-18 record when opponents outhit them.
Chicago ranks near the bottom of the league at 24th when it comes to home runs, hitting 48 this season. New York ranks in the top five with 73.
Ranking 28th, New York is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.61 per game. Chicago ranks in the bottom half at 17th with 8.34.
Ranking 21st, Chicago is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.703). New York ranks in the bottom half at 20th with an OPS of .720.
The White Sox are 13-17 when they allow at least one home run. The Mets perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 10-14 record.