Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 28, 2024

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May 28, 2024 8:55 AM
The Toronto Blue Jays, leading the current series 1-0, look to extend their advantage over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, May 28th at 7:40 PM at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Blue Jays have dominated the regular season series, holding a 3-1 edge, and will aim to capitalize on the White Sox's struggles at home, where they've posted a 10-19 record. Despite their own road woes, the Blue Jays will seek to build on their 12-17 away record.
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Blue Jays vs White Sox starting pitchers

  • Mike Clevinger for Chicago White Sox
  • Kevin Gausman for Toronto Blue Jays

Blue Jays vs White Sox statistics

Stat Blue Jays White Sox
Hits 406 (24th) 383 (29th)
Batting Average .234 (20th) .215 (30th)
Runs Batted In 198 (Tied-23rd) 147 (30th)
Runs 210 (25th) 158 (30th)
Home Runs 49 (22nd) 38 (30th)
Walks 183 (Tied-7th) 144 (28th)
Stolen Bases 29 (Tied-20th) 34 (Tied-13th)
Strikeouts 376 (29th) 460 (12th)
Pitches 7749 (19th) 7534 (28th)

Chicago White Sox recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/27/24 vs Toronto Blue Jays L 5-1
5/26/24 vs Baltimore Orioles L 4-1
5/25/24 vs Baltimore Orioles L 5-3
5/24/24 vs Baltimore Orioles L 6-4
5/23/24 vs Baltimore Orioles L 8-6

Toronto Blue Jays recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/27/24 @ Chicago White Sox W 5-1
5/26/24 @ Detroit Tigers L 14-11
5/25/24 @ Detroit Tigers L 2-1
5/24/24 @ Detroit Tigers L 6-2
5/23/24 @ Detroit Tigers W 9-1

Blue Jays vs White Sox predictions

Heading into the next showdown at Guaranteed Rate Field, the Toronto Blue Jays' lineup boasts some interesting figures to watch. Kevin Gausman, the starting pitcher for the Jays, could be the game-changer with his decent season track of 53 strikeouts and a hopeful improvement on his 4.47 ERA. On the batting side, eyes are on Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Both have shown consistency this season, with Bichette offering potential for high on-base success, and Guerrero showing power at the plate, which could really energize the team's offensive drive against the White Sox.

As for the Chicago White Sox, they're leaning on some key players to step up in this matchup. Mike Clevinger will take the mound, aiming to turn around his challenging season, marked by his 6.75 ERA and zero wins so far. Offensively, Gavin Sheets and Paul DeJong need to bring their A-game, as Sheets leads with a modest .242 batting average and DeJong with seven home runs. If they can find their rhythm early in the game, it might just create the momentum the White Sox desperately need.

Considering the form and stats, the Toronto Blue Jays seem poised to build on their series lead, especially given the robust performance of their key hitters and a more stabilized pitching roster. The White Sox, while showing sparks of potential, seem to have a heavier climb with their inconsistent play this season, which might not bode well against the Blue Jays' lineup. Thus, my pick leans towards Toronto securing another win, deepening their lead in this series showdown.

Chicago White Sox injuries

  • Corey Knebel (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Max Stassi (C): 60-Day-IL
  • Joe Barlow (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Jonathan Stiever (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Sean Burke (SP): Day-To-Day

Toronto Blue Jays injuries

  • Chad Green (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Peyton Williams (1B): Day-To-Day
  • Yariel Rodriguez (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Cade Doughty (2B): Day-To-Day
  • Arjun Nimmala (SS): Out

Blue Jays vs White Sox game info

Venue Guaranteed Rate Field
Location Chicago, Illinois
First pitch Tue 7:40 PM
Temperature 66°
Chance of Rain 0%

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