Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, NY

When: Friday, April 12th at 7:05 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Yankees TV: YES, White Sox TV: NBCSP Chicago, Yankees Radio: WFAN 101.9FM, White Sox Radio: WGN 720 AM

Team Notes

Chicago White Sox

Headlined by exciting young players like OF Eloy Jimenez and 2B Yoan Moncada, the White Sox are rebuilding for the future.

Through their first ten games, the White Sox have a 3-7 record. But Moncada has been a revelation hitting .333 with three home runs over the opening stretch.

The White Sox currently have 50-1 odds to win the American League and 100-1 to take the World Series.

New York Yankees

The Yankees are the most injured team in baseball with 11 players on the Injured List. Missing in action are OF Giancarlo Stanton, SP Luis Severino and 3B Miguel Andujar.

As a result, the Yankees are just 5-5 to open the season. Despite the slow start, bookmakers still believe the Yankees have a great shot at winning the AL pennant.

The Yankees currently have +275 odds to win the American League and 6-1 to win the World Series for the 2019 season.

Pitcher Notes

Chicago White Sox (Lucas Giolito 1-1, 5.73 ERA)

Giolito makes his third start of the season at New York against the Yankees. In his last outing, Giolito threw 89 pitches but only got through 4.1 innings.

On the season, Giolito has thrown 11 innings and allowed seven earned runs. He has struck out 12 batters and walked five.

  • Giolito has thrown 99 pitches in his first start and 89 in his second.
  • In 173.1 innings of work in 2018, Giolito struck out just 125 hitters.
  • The White Sox right-hander finished last season with one of the worst ERA’s in all of baseball at 6.13 ERA and 1.48 WHIP.

Yankees: J.A. Happ (0-1, 6.48 ERA)

The veteran left-hander has made two starts this season with middling results. For the season, Happ has struck out eight batters in 8.1 innings.

In his last start against Baltimore, Happ gave up one home run and five hits over 4.1 innings, throwing 88 pitches in the game.

  • On the season, the Yankees left-hander has given up three home runs in 8.1 innings.
  • Happ won his only start last season against the White Sox, allowing four earned runs in 5.1 innings.
  • After throwing 75 pitches in his first start, Happ threw 88 in his second outing of 2019.

Hitter Notes

Chicago White Sox

The White Sox haven’t had trouble scoring runs in 2019 with a per game average of just under five.

Despite his .220 average through ten games, 1B Jose Abreu has hit three home runs in his first ten appearances.

  • SS Tim Anderson is 6 for 10 against Happ in his career with one home run.
  • 1B Jose Abreu is 3 for 10 in his career against the Yankees starter.
  • C James McCann has had success against Happ as he’s 5 for 15 with one homer and five RBI in his career.

New York Yankees

Despite the injuries to the lineup, the Yankees have scored 5.2 runs per game in their first ten contests this season.

Gleyber Torres (3), Aaron Judge (3) and Gary Sanchez (6) have combined for 12 homers this season to lead the Yankees offense.

  • 2B DJ Lemahieu is 0 for 2 against Giolito in his career with one walk.
  • 1B Greg Bird is 0 for 3 in his career against the White Sox starter.
  • Gleyber Torres has had success against Giolito as he’s 1 for 1 with two walks in his only start against the pitcher.

Roster Notes

Chicago White Sox

  • OF Jon Jay is on the 10-day IL with a strained hip.
  • SP Michael Kopech continues his recovery from offseason Tommy John surgery.
  • RP Alex Colome appears to be the team’s closer in the early part of the season.

New York Yankees

  • 3B Miguel Andujar has chosen to rehab his torn labrum while on 10-day IL.
  • OF Giancarlo Stanton has a biceps strain in left arm, should return within two weeks.
  • SP Luis Severino will undergo second MRI on ailing pitching shoulder.

Game Odds

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888Sport NJ+200-250
BetStars NJ+190-250

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