Will Rogers Free Pick
NY Yankees vs. Chi White Sox,
08/02/2015 14:10 EDT,
Score: 12 - 3
Money Line: -126 Chi White Sox
1* free play on the Chisox...
The Chicago White Sox have been one of the hottest teams in the American League since the All Star break, and they come into today's game as winners of eight of their last 10. The Yankees on the other hand have lost three of four, and they send a struggling pitcher to the mound here at U.S. Cellular Field this afternoon.
Here are my keys to the game:
1. Pitching - Ivan Nova will get the call for the visiting Bronx Bombers, and he was pulled from his last start due to a dead arm. The right-hander surrendered a pair of runs on five hits and a couple walks in just five innings, failing to earn a decision at Texas. He's 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA in three starts on the road, and he's 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA in his last two starts versus Chicago. The White Sox counter with Jeff Samardzija, who is coming off back-to-back wins and owns a home record of 4-2 with a 2.86 ERA in 2015.
2. Melky Cabrera - The 2012 National League batting champion is on fire in recent weeks, batting .369 since July 1st. He's 6-for-9 with two home runs and three RBIs lifetime versus Nova.
3. X-Factor - The Yankees are 3-9 in their last 12 games at Chicago.
Selection: This is a play on the Chisox (Free)