***PERFECT 9-0 RUN ON THE LINE!*** ROGERS' 10* COACH'S CLINIC
Oakland vs. Chi White Sox,
08/11/2019 14:10 EDT,
Score: 2 - 0
Total: -109/+9 Under
The set-up: This is the rubber match of a three-game series and I believe that because of the level of competency on the mound between the starting pitchers tonight, that runs are going to be at a premium. The visitors hand the ball to Chris Bassitt, while the home side counters with Lucas Giolito.
The pitchers: Bassitt (7-5, 3.80 ERA) has posted back-to-back quality starts, but has earned a no-decision each time for his effort. Clearly Bassitt won’t be lacking for motivation here.
Giolito (12-5, 3.44) snapped a five start winless skid with a quality start and victory over Detroit on Monday.
The pick: Note that in three career starts vs. the White Sox, Bassitt has walked five and struck out 15 spanning 17 innings. Giolito earned a win over the A’s in his only start vs. them, allowing four runs over eight innings. With each of these competent hurlers fighting deep into the latter frames, look for this total to stay well below the posted number.
Oakland A's/Chi White Sox UNDER 10* play