Blue Jays vs. White Sox Prediction - June 10
Thursday, June 10, 2021 – 8:10pm EST
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Blue Jays vs. White Sox Probable Pitchers
- Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu (5-3, 3.23 ERA)
- White Sox: Dallas Keuchel (4-1, 4.25 ERA)
Blue Jays vs. White Sox Prediction
At the start of the year, the White Sox were an auto wager against a lefty. But things have changed recently.
They’ll take on Hyun-Jin Ryu, who is easily one of the best lefties in all of baseball. Ryu is coming off a poor start against the Astros, where he allowed seven runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings. But before that start, he had allowed just two earned runs or less in four straight.
Ryu is 5-3 on the year with a 3.23 ERA. That’s respectable for the lefty who also missed some time due to injury earlier in the year. He’s not striking out a high amount of right-handed batters right now but has been able to limit walks. Ryu has struck out just 18.6 percent of right-handers in his last 97 plate appearances and has given up a little power as well.
Still, he’s inducing 47.3 percent of ground balls from righties and has limited weighted on-base average to righties to below .300, which is really good.
The White Sox lineup started the season red hot against lefties but have since cooled off a bit since the middle of May.
The White Sox are hitting .252 against lefties in the last 30 days, which is good for 15 in a 30-team league. They’ve instead struck out 90 times and walked only 32 times in the last 30 days against left-handed pitching.
Once you insert just the projected starting lineup for the White Sox, the team’s average actually dips slightly to .246.
Yermin Mercedes, Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada have stepped up with averages over .300. But combined, they’ve hit just two home runs in the last 30 days against lefties.
On the other hand, Dallas Keuchel will get the start for the White Sox. He’s another left-handed starter who relies on ground balls instead of strikeouts to get outs. In his last 34.2 innings, Keuchel has allowed six home runs with 36 hits and 18 runs allowed. He’s also walked eight and struck out just 17.
Keuchel has been hit hard against righties as of late. In his last 97 plate appearances, he’s allowed a weighted on-base average of .377 and an isolated power of .252.
The Blue Jays lineup will more than likely have nine right-handed batters to go up against Keuchel. That will be huge knowing that in the last 30 days, the Blue Jays have limited strikeouts to just 59 against lefties with a batting average of .265.
While Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been talked about the most for this Blue Jays team, he hasn’t been that consistent against left-handed pitchers. Instead, it’s been Bo Bichette, Teoscar Hernandez and Randal Grichuk making noise. All three have shown plenty of pop and are limiting strikeouts very well against lefties.
With all the hype surrounding the White Sox against a lefty, let’s go the other direction. The White Sox haven’t been nearly as good against lefties within the last 30 days and now take on one of the more elite lefties in all of baseball.
I’ll roll with the Blue Jays in the first five innings on the moneyline.
MLB Picks - Blue Jays vs. White Sox
The Pick: Blue Jays F5 @ -115 ( Click to Bet)
Blue Jays vs. White Sox Moneyline Odds
- Toronto Blue Jays to win @ -111
- Chicago White Sox to win @ +101
Blue Jays vs. White Sox Run Line Odds
- Toronto Blue Jays - 1 @ +117
- Chicago White Sox +1 @ -139
Blue Jays vs. White Sox Over/Under Odds
- Over 9 @ +107
- Under 9 @ -120