Schule's MLB AFTERNOON EXECUTIONER - *EARLY START*
NY Yankees vs. Chi White Sox,
08/02/2015 14:10 EDT,
Score: 12 - 3
Money Line: -122 Chi White Sox
This is a 10* play on the Chicago White Sox.
Chicago is coming into this afternoon's battle versus the Yankees as winners of eight of the last 10, and these White Sox bats have been as hot as any since the All Star break.
Jeff Samardzija will toe the slab for the Sox, and he's coming off consecutive wins. Samardzija (8-5, 3.94 ERA) allowed four runs on seven hits over eight innings in a 9-4 win over Boston at Fenway his last time out. He's been sharp at home in Chicago, with a record of 4-2 with a 2.86 ERA in nine starts.
The Yankees hand the ball to Ivan Nova, who experienced soreness in his throwing arm that forced him to leave early in his last start. Nova (3-3, 3.38 ERA) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks in just five innings in a no decision against Texas his last time out. He's been hit hard by the White Sox, giving up seven runs on 13 hits over 13 1/3 innings in two starts since 2012.
The Yankees haven't had much success against Samardzija, with a team batting average of .229 and 20 strikeouts in a combined 70 at bats.