Jose Quintana (5-4, 2.22 ERA) takes the mound for the Chicago White Sox (27-24) as they go up against Matt Harvey (3-7, 6.08 ERA) and the New York Mets (28-21) in the first of a three-game series at Citi Field. The White Sox go into this series looking to snap a six-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 1:10 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 30 and will air on CSCh, SNY and ESPN.
In his most recent outing, Harvey pitched 5.0 innings, allowing five runs, striking out one and walking two in a 7-4 loss to the Nationals. The White Sox were also unsuccessful the last time Quintana pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out eight and walking one in a 4-3 loss to the Indians. Adam Eaton (.288, 20 Rs, 3 HRs, 16 RBIs, 5 SBs) has been doing well, going 3 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.
The odds are White Sox -120 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 7.
Predictions: SU Winner - CWS
The White Sox lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Mets are 10-6. The White Sox are 9-10 in close games this season.
When leading after seven innings, New York is 6-5, while Chicago is 13-12.
The White Sox managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Mets who are heading in with an 8-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Mets are 18-4. The White Sox have a 21-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th, New York is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 189 this season. Chicago ranks in the bottom half at 17th with 212.
New York and Chicago both rank in the top half of the league in walks. New York sits at 13th with 159 this season and Chicago ranks 12th with 162.
The Mets are 24-10 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The White Sox are 18-15 when they hit at least one homer.