The Chicago White Sox will be looking for another win as they travel to take on the Houston Astros this Thursday. The White Sox are currently 22-26 after beating the Astros in their last game. Meanwhile, the Astros are 33-17 after losing to the White Sox yesterday. Now, both teams will be looking to improve upon their respective records in this game.
White Sox Look To Split Series
The Chicago White Sox entered the 2019 MLB season with hopes of finishing the season somewhere around a .500 record. However, the team is projected to win around 75 games this season so it is expected to remain below that .500 mark throughout the majority of the season. So far this season, the team has won 22 of its first 48 games this season including a victory against the Houston Astros yesterday. However, the team did lose the first two games of the series and will now have a chance to split the four-game series with a win on Thursday.
The Chicago White Sox are led by first baseman Jose Abreu who has struggled a bit last season. Last season, Abreu suffered a massive drop in power as he only hit 22 home runs along with 78 RBIs. This was especially surprising considering the fact that he had at least 100 RBIs in each of the previous four seasons. However, is appears that last year’s struggles have not carried over as Abreu currently has a .265 batting average along with 39 RBIs through the team’s first 48 games.
Astros Look For Another Home Win
The Houston Astros entered the 2019 MLB season with hopes of competing for a division title once again this season as well as potentially winning another World Series trophy. According to Vegas oddsmakers, the Astros are expected to win 96.5 games which means that this team should end the season in the playoff picture once again. So far this season, the Astros have looked amazing as the team has won 33 of its first 50 games and is in sole possession of first place in the AL West by 7.5 games. However, the team did lose to the White Sox last night and will have a shot at revenge on Thursday.
The Houston Astros are led by outfielder George Springer who was solid last season. Last season, Springer hit 22 home runs along with 71 RBIs. However, Springer has looked even better this season has he currently has a .313 batting average along with 17 home runs and 42 RBIs. At this point in the season, Springer is one of the frontrunners to win the AL MVP Award as he has looked like the best hitter in the American League this season.
- Astros are 40-11 in their last 51 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Astros are 52-15 in their last 67 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- White Sox are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Houston.
- White Sox are 2-11 in the last 13 meetings.