In the second game of the series, the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees look to battle on the South Side with both teams looking to inch closer towards the teams they are looking up at in the American League East and Central divisions. BetDSI currently has the latest odds at Yankees -127 and total 9
Current the White Sox sit slightly under the .500 mark. While the team did have higher expectations coming into the season, they have battled injuries all year long. From losing ace Chris Sale to the DL (although he is coming back soon) to the Major League leading home run hitter Jose Abreu (who has been on the DL for one week and looks to come back in another week or so) and their starting right fielder out for the season, simply sitting at around .500 as of this time of the year isn't terrible. However, it is the pitching that has suffered the most, with the team currently leading the American League in total offense.
The Yankees start Hiroki Kuroda. The right handed pitcher hasn't had the greatest success so far this year with a 3-3 record and a 4.61 ERA. He did pick up a win in his previous outing, although he faced the lowly pirates, despite giving up three runs over six innings.
On the other side, Hector Noesi takes the mound for the White Sox. Facing his former team, Hector has struggled so far this year, tossing a 5.32 ERA and an 0-3 record. In his last start, he allowed five runs over six innings.
It should prove to be an interesting matchup. With the amount of runs the South Siders put on the board, they should have no trouble getting to Kuroda early and often. Despite not having Abreu in the lineup, veteran Paul Konerko is an excellent spot starter and has provided quality at-bats since seeing regular playing time. It really comes down to what the Yankee's offense is able to do.