Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 29, 2024

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May 29, 2024 6:14 AM
The Toronto Blue Jays, leading the current series 2-0, look to capitalize on their momentum as they face the struggling Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, May 29th at 7:40 PM at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Blue Jays have dominated the season series, holding a 4-1 advantage, and will aim to build on their 13-17 road record. Meanwhile, the White Sox will hope to turn their fortunes around, sitting at 15-41 overall and 10-20 at home.
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Blue Jays vs White Sox starting pitchers

  • Chris Flexen for Chicago White Sox
  • Alek Manoah for Toronto Blue Jays

Blue Jays vs White Sox statistics

Stat Blue Jays White Sox
Hits 419 (Tied-21st) 391 (29th)
Batting Average .236 (17th) .215 (30th)
Runs Batted In 205 (Tied-22nd) 149 (30th)
Runs 217 (22nd) 160 (30th)
Home Runs 49 (22nd) 38 (30th)
Walks 191 (6th) 145 (28th)
Stolen Bases 30 (Tied-20th) 34 (Tied-14th)
Strikeouts 384 (29th) 464 (13th)
Pitches 7944 (14th) 7657 (28th)

Chicago White Sox recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/28/24 vs Toronto Blue Jays L 7-2
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

Toronto Blue Jays recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/28/24 @ Chicago White Sox W 7-2
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

Blue Jays vs White Sox predictions

If you're scoping out key players for the Toronto Blue Jays in their upcoming game against the Chicago White Sox, keep your eyes on Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Bichette, known for his solid hitting, is anticipated to be quite the force at bat with potential to score and contribute significantly to the team's RBIs. Guerrero, on the other hand, combines both power and precision, making him likely to notch up both singles and doubles, potentially even sending a few over the fence. With Alek Manoah on the mound, showcasing a promising WHIP and a decent strikeout to innings ratio, he could be pivotal in keeping the White Sox's hitters at bay.

Switching focus to the Chicago White Sox, Andrew Vaughn and Gavin Sheets are expected to step up. Vaughn, with his knack for knocking singles and the occasional extra-base hit, alongside Sheets, who might add a few important RBIs, could stir some trouble for the Blue Jays' pitching staff. With Chris Flexen pitching, despite a rocky ERA, his experience and innings pitched suggest he could find a rhythm and deliver a stronger performance than the stats might imply. Flexen's day on the mound will be vital in giving the White Sox a fighting chance.

Considering both teams' recent form and player projections, the Toronto Blue Jays might have the upper hand in this matchup. Their combination of strong pitching from Manoah and the offensive threats posed by Bichette and Guerrero gives them a seemingly solid foundation for success. On the other hand, while the White Sox have potential game-changers in Vaughn and Sheets, their overall lower team performance metrics this season might just tip the scales in favor of Toronto clinching the win. Let's buckle up and see if the Blue Jays can maintain their lead in this series or if the White Schox can turn the tides with an upset.

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

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

Blue Jays vs White Sox game info

Venue Guaranteed Rate Field
Location Chicago, Illinois
First pitch Wed 7:40 PM
Temperature 67°
Chance of Rain 32%

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