Ryley's Daily Baseball Pick: April 18th
The Chicago White Sox are visiting the Cleveland Guardians starting at 6:10 eastern. Since this is a divisional matchup, the two teams have a sense of familiarity with each other.
The White Sox have Dallas Keuchel taking the mound. In 16 appearances on the road last season Keuchel had only 4 wins with 7 losses with an ERA of 5.75. In 3 games against the Guardians Keuchel, has given up 12 runs in 16 innings pitched. Tristan Mckenzie will be pitching for Cleveland, who struggled last season with an ERA of 4.95. Facing the White Sox in 17.2 innings pitched , Mckenzie gave up 22 runs. The White Sox have Mckenzies number, but I can’t trust Keuchel enough to trust them on the road. With the familiarity these teams have against each other and their success against the opposing pitcher, this game will be high scoring. My Pick: Over 8 runs