2021-09-16
Los Angeles Angels
Chicago White Sox
League : MLB

Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction & Preview



 

 

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The Chicago White Sox will be going for the series win when they face the Los Angeles Angels in the final game of their three-game series on Thursday night.

Shohei Ohtani, 9-2, 3.36 ERA, will get the start for the Angels. The White Sox will counter with Reynaldo Lopez, 3-2, 2.05 ERA.

Los Angeles is 7- in its last 10 games against Chicago.

**This preview was written before Wednesday’s game was played**

 

Angels Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak

The Angels struggled over the past week and they’ve lost four of their last five games. They will try to snap their losing streak with a win over the White Sox, which will give them their second win in their last six games.

 

 

Los Angeles is averaging 4.47 runs per game. Their .246 batting average is ninth in the league. Their .309 on base percentage is 21st, while their .412 slugging percentage is 13th.

David Fletcher leads Los Angeles with a .277 batting average, while Shohei Ohtani leads the team with 44 home runs and 94 RBI.

Los Angeles’ pitching isn’t very good. Opponents have a .251 batting average against the Angels, which is 19th in the league. Their 4.74 ERA is 25th, as is their 1.39 WHIP.

In his last start, Ohtani gave up nine hits and six runs in 3.1 innings, leading to a 10-5 loss to Houston. They will need a significantly better performance from him if they want to win this game.

 

White Sox Going For Third Consecutive Win

The White Sox are laying well at the moment and they’ve won three of their last four games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Angels, which will give them their third win in a row and fourth win in their last five contests.

 

 

 

Chicago is averaging five runs per game. Their .255 batting average is fifth in the league. Their .335 on base percentage is second, while their .421 slugging percentage is 10th.

Tim Anderson leads Chicago with a .301 batting average, while Jose Abreu leads the team with 29 home runs and 107 RBI.

Chicago’s pitching is among the best in the league. Opponents have a .226 batting average against the White Sox, which is fourth in the league. Their 3.78 ERA is sixth, while their 1.20 WHIP is fifth.

In his last start, Lopez gave up six hits and one earned run in five innings, leading to a 3-1 loss to Oakland. They will need another solid effort from him if they want to get the win.







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