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White Sox Host the Blue Jays Friday Night

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Stroman Looks to Build on Recent Success Against White Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays will be on the road this weekend when they visit the Chicago White Sox for a three-game series. Both teams are essentially out of the playoff chase. Players may be auditioning for other teams.

TV: 8:10 p.m. ET, NBCS Chicago-Plus, Sportsnet, TVAS (Toronto)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Blue Jays RH Marcus Stroman (3-7, 5.42 ERA) vs. White Sox RH Reynaldo López (4-8, 4.13)

ODDS: Blue Jays are listed as -127-moneyline favorites. The Total is 9u -115.

Sitting nine games under .500, Toronto traded 10-game winner J.A. Happ to the New York Yankees. They also shipped right-hander reliever Seunghwan Oh to Colorado. More may be on the way.

The White Sox traded closer Joakim Soria to Milwaukee for two pitching prospects.

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Blue Jays fans will have something to cheer about. Starter Marcus Stroman appears to be rounding into form and will be on the mound for the opener.

There’s no question that this season has been a challenging one for Stroman. He started the year slowly and spent time on the disabled list with shoulder fatigue early on. When Jays fans saw that old swagger return to Stroman’s game in his last start they were thrilled.

He owns a 1-3 record and 6.00 ERA in six career starts against the White Sox.

Optimists finally had something to cheer about. The righty went seven innings and surrendered only one run in his second quality start in three games. He’ll look to build on that momentum against the lowly White Sox.

One bright part of the Blue Jays’ future is second baseman Lourdes Gurriel Jr.. He is the first rookie in history with eight straight multiple-hit games. Gurriel is 17-for-35 during the torrid eight-game stretch.

White Sox Send One of Few Bright Spots to Mound

Chicago will send Reynaldo Lopez to the mound to face Toronto on Friday. The 24-year-old has been a bright spot in an otherwise abysmal season for Chicago. He’s second on the team in innings pitched to compliment staff ace James Shields.

Pitching for a team that has scored the fifth fewest runs in the Majors isn’t going to result in many wins. Chicago will attempt to take advantage of home field and add a win to their record with Lopez at the helm.

Lopez has made one career start against the Blue Jays, allowing one run over six innings in his 2018 season debut.

Jose Abreu has hit safely in five straight games. He went deep twice Thursday and finished 7-for-16 with three homers and six RBIs against Los Angeles Angels. They split the four game set.

Abreu is 5-for-16 with a homer off Stroman.

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Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Toronto 46-55 -$900.00 11-25 35-30 27-21 19-34 49-45-7 -0.54
Chi White Sox 36-66 -$1,485.00 7-17 29-49 6-9 30-57 47-50-5 -1.34
Pitchers Last 3 Starts

M Stroman (3-7) ERA: 5.55

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 21, 2018 BAL W 4-1 U 7 $53.00
Jul 15, 2018 BOS L 2-5 U 5 -$100.00
Jul 10, 2018 ATL W 6-2 U 7 $119.00

Reynaldo Lopez (4-8) ERA: 4.13

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 22, 2018 SEA L 2-8 O 5 -$100.00
Jul 14, 2018 KC L 0-5 U 7.2 -$100.00
Jul 6, 2018 HOU L 4-11 O 4.2 -$100.00

Bullpen

Toronto’s relievers have pitched 16 innings in the last 3 games.
Chi White Sox’s relievers have pitched 8.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Toronto Blue Jays – M Stroman

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 1, 2017 8-4 TOR 7 7 4 4 1 5 Win
Jun 17, 2017 5-2 CHW 7 6 3 3 1 5 Loss
Jun 26, 2016 5-2 CHW 5 7 4 4 4 4 Loss
Apr 25, 2016 7-5 CHW 6.2 6 4 4 2 4 No Decision
Aug 15, 2014 11-5 CHW 0.2 5 5 5 0 1 Loss

Chicago White Sox – Reynaldo Lopez

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Apr 2, 2018 4-2 TOR 6 2 1 1 2 6 No Decision

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.45 16 5.38 29
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.41 15 4.77 23
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 4.04 24 4.99 24
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 4.06 22 5.22 26

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Apr 4, 2018 CHW 4 TOR 3 -212 9.5 U Carson Fulmer (R) Aaron Sanchez (R) 7 7 2 1 11 10
Apr 3, 2018 CHW 5 TOR 14 -183 9 O Miguel Gonzalez (R) J.A. Happ (L) 10 15 2 5 14 6
Apr 2, 2018 CHW 2 TOR 4 -172 9 U Reynaldo Lopez (R) Jaime Garcia (L) 6 4 3 4 10 6
Aug 2, 2017 TOR 5 CHW 1 194 10.5 U J.A. Happ (L) Derek Holland (L) 8 8 6 3 3 14
Aug 1, 2017 TOR 8 CHW 4 199 9.5 O Marcus Stroman (R) Mike Pelfrey (R) 13 11 7 1 6 7
Jul 31, 2017 TOR 6 CHW 7 169 10.5 O Marco Estrada (R) James Shields (R) 9 10 3 2 7 6
Jun 18, 2017 CHW 3 TOR 7 -210 9.5 O James Shields (R) J.A. Happ (L) 8 13 1 3 13 3
Jun 17, 2017 CHW 5 TOR 2 -222 9 U Mike Pelfrey (R) Marcus Stroman (R) 8 6 2 1 6 9
Jun 16, 2017 CHW 11 TOR 4 -200 9 O Jose Quintana (L) Joe Biagini (R) 14 8 3 3 10 6
Jun 26, 2016 TOR 2 CHW 5 -117 9 U Marcus Stroman (R) Chris Sale (L) 5 8 2 4 7 9

MLB Betting Odds  and Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Toronto Blue Jays

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 46-55 27-28 19-27 27-17 20-37 49-45-7 11-25 35-30
Last 10 4-6 3-3 1-3 3-1 1-5 6-4 0-4 4-2
vs Div 17-25 12-10 5-15 11-3 7-21 15-24-3 2-13 15-12
vs AL 37-50 22-26 15-24 22-16 16-33 39-41-7 10-25 27-25
vs NL 9-5 5-2 4-3 5-1 4-4 10-4 1-0 8-5

Chicago White Sox

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 36-66 19-29 17-37 6-6 31-60 47-50-5 7-17 29-49
Last 10 5-5 2-1 3-4 2-1 3-4 5-5 0-4 5-1
vs Div 15-26 7-13 8-13 4-5 12-21 15-22-4 3-4 12-22
vs AL 31-54 16-25 15-29 6-6 26-48 39-41-5 6-16 25-38
vs NL 5-12 3-4 2-8 0-0 5-12 8-9 1-1 4-11
Team Last 5 Games

Toronto Blue Jays

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jul 25, 2018 MIN 6-12 L 106 9.5 Sam Gaviglio 5 E Santana H
Jul 24, 2018 MIN 0-5 L 101 8.5 Ryan Borucki 6 Jose Berrios H
Jul 23, 2018 MIN 3-8 L -121 9.5 Luis Santos 2 Adalberto Mejia H
Jul 22, 2018 BAL 5-4 W -194 8.5 J Happ 5 A Cashner H
Jul 21, 2018 BAL 4-1 W -190 9 M Stroman 7 A Cobb H

Chicago White Sox

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jul 26, 2018 LAA 8-12 L 165 9.5 Dylan Covey 4.2 N Tropeano A
Jul 25, 2018 LAA 3-11 L 209 8.5 J Shields 4 T Skaggs A
Jul 24, 2018 LAA 4-2 W 174 8.5 C Rodon 7.2 Felix Pena A
Jul 23, 2018 LAA 5-3 W 201 9 Lucas Giolito 6 Jaime Barria A
Jul 22, 2018 SEA 2-8 L 190 8.5 Reynaldo Lopez 5 Marco Gonzales A

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