**EARLY** Power Sports' 10* DIVISION GAME OF THE MONTH ~ PERFECT 6-0 Run w/ 10*s!
Cleveland vs. Chi White Sox,
06/01/2019 14:10 EDT,
Score: 5 - 2
Money Line: -110 Cleveland
10* Cleveland (2:10 ET): What a terrible start to this series for the Indians, who happen to have been on each of the last two days. They've lost to the White Sox by scores of 10-4 and 6-1, which simply shouldn't be happening if the Tribe still fashion themselves as a true playoff contender. Yes, Chicago is playing its best baseball of the season right now (season-high five-game win streak), but three of those wins were against the last place Royals. While the White Sox have managed to beat Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer the L2 days, I still think Cleveland is an outstanding value in this spot.
The Indians actually scored the game's first run last night, on a Francisco Lindor HR, but that was it for them in terms of scoring. They did finish w/ nine hits, almost as many as the White Sox, but few got into scoring position and even then the team was 0 for 5 when they did. There were also four Cleveland errors, which didn't help. Look for the sloppiness to be cleaned up today though. I also like the Indians' hitters chances against the struggling Ivan Nova, who has a 6.52 ERA and 1.719 WHIP for Chicago. Nova was better his last time out (against KC), but there have been five starts where he's allowed 5+ runs.
Now Nova did pitch well against the Indians earlier in the year. But that was in Cleveland. At home this year, he has a 11.81 ERA and 2.312 WHIP, so that's where the majority of bad starts have come. It should mentioned the Cleveland starter Jefrey Rodriguez has been hit relatively hard in each of his L3 starts, all losses. But he too pitched well earlier this season when he faced off w/ today's opponent (allowed 2 runs in 6 IP). This boils down to the fact that the White Sox have still been outscored by 42 runs this year, so it's a little misleading they have the same record as the Indians (-17). 10* Cleveland