Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 5, 2024

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Jun 5, 2024 6:15 AM
On Wednesday, June 5, 2024, the Chicago White Sox will take on their cross-town rivals, the Chicago Cubs, at Wrigley Field. The Cubs currently lead the series 1-0, but the White Sox will look to even the score in this highly anticipated matchup. With the Cubs holding a strong home record of 17-13, the White Sox will need to overcome their dismal 5-25 road record to secure a win.
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White Sox vs Cubs starting pitchers

  • Jameson Taillon for Chicago Cubs
  • Erick Fedde for Chicago White Sox

White Sox vs Cubs statistics

Stat White Sox Cubs
Hits 426 (30th) 460 (25th)
Batting Average .215 (30th) .228 (25th)
Runs Batted In 166 (30th) 248 (Tied-16th)
Runs 178 (30th) 264 (Tied-13th)
Home Runs 45 (30th) 60 (17th)
Walks 153 (29th) 213 (5th)
Stolen Bases 37 (17th) 38 (Tied-15th)
Strikeouts 509 (15th) 532 (10th)
Pitches 8335 (29th) 8997 (11th)

Chicago Cubs recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/4/24 vs Chicago White Sox W 7-6
6/2/24 vs Cincinnati Reds L 5-2
6/1/24 vs Cincinnati Reds W 7-5
5/31/24 vs Cincinnati Reds L 5-4
5/30/24 @ Milwaukee Brewers L 6-4

Chicago White Sox recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/4/24 @ Chicago Cubs L 7-6
6/2/24 @ Milwaukee Brewers L 6-3
6/1/24 @ Milwaukee Brewers L 4-3 F/10
5/31/24 @ Milwaukee Brewers L 12-5
5/29/24 vs Toronto Blue Jays L 3-1

White Sox vs Cubs predictions

As we look ahead to the next showdown between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs, a few standout players on the White Sox roster could make a significant impact. In particular, Luis Robert shows promising potential to bring some fireworks to the plate, considering his decent projection of hits and power potential in home runs and RBIs. On the mound, Erick Fedde's performance might be pivotal; his solid ERA and WHIP this season suggest that he could hold down the Cubs' hitters effectively, maintaining a competitive edge for his team throughout the game.

On the flip side, the Cubs have a few aces up their sleeves. Ian Happ's consistent on-base skills, coupled with his ability to double with regularity, positions him as a serious threat in any lineup. Additionally, Seiya Suzuki's projections hint at an explosive game for him, potentially driving in crucial runs and maintaining a high on-base percentage. Jameson Taillon, despite a somewhat rocky start, shows signs of strong control with his acceptable ERA and WHIP, offering the Cubs a solid start from the mound.

Considering the stats and projections of key players on both teams, it feels like the Cubs might have a slight edge over the White Sox in the upcoming game, primarily due to a stronger overall team performance this season and a more robust lineup that could challenge Fedde's pitching. However, baseball can always surprise us, and Erick Fedde's recent form suggests he could definitely make things difficult for the Cubs. Expect a tightly contested match, but I’m leaning towards a win for the Cubs based on the depth and consistency in their recent performances.

Chicago Cubs injuries

  • Colten Brewer (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Sam Thoresen (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Keegan Thompson (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Jordan Wicks (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Ben Leeper (RP): Day-To-Day

Chicago White Sox injuries

  • Steven Wilson (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Jimmy Lambert (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Joe Barlow (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Dominic Leone (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Lane Ramsey (RP): Day-To-Day

White Sox vs Cubs game info

Venue Wrigley Field
Location Chicago, Illinois
First pitch Wed 8:05 PM
Temperature 74°
Chance of Rain 1%

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