Ron's MLB Tuesday Slammer
Chicago White Sox (6-3) at Milwaukee Brewers (3-4)
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 at 8:10 pm
The White Sox face the Brewers at Miller Park on Tuesday night.
Both teams aces will meet in this matchup, as it will be Lucas Giolito against Brandon Woodruff.
Giolito was hit hard in his first start of the season, but he was able to rebound well against the Indians in a shutout performance. Giolito needs to miss bats and rack up the K's in order for him to be successful, and I expect him to do just that in this one. The Brewers as a team average more than 10 strikeouts per game this season, which is definitely more than the league average.
Woodruff has been great so far this year. Woodruff, however, was given a start against the worst hitting team in the league in Pittsburgh to amp up those stats. The White Sox have one of the most dangerous lineups in baseball, and I think they get at Woodruff a bit. I do not expect a terrible start by Woodruff, but I think the Sox can grab a few runs on him.
The White Sox have the better lineup by far in this matchup, especially now that Lorenzo Cain and Ryan Braun are out of the lineup (Cain opting out for the rest of the year). A thin lineup got thinner, and I think Giolito can do just enough to pick up yet another win for the surging White Sox in this one. I think the wrong team is favored here, so I have to take the plus money.