The San Francisco Giants take on the Chicago White Sox tonight in an interleague battle in California. This will be the second straight interleague series for the Giants which is pretty weird if we’re being honest. Both these teams had yesterday off to prepare for this series, although the Giants also had Monday off before their interleague series. I think that favors the Giants bullpen because not only are all their relievers set up for the weekend, but they are also all available to go multiple innings if needed.
Alex Cobb has been decent for the Giants so far this season. He has been very streaky overall putting together a couple good starts then a couple bad starts. He has made just two starts since he returned from the IL, and he pitched decent in both games. He wasn’t able to pitch more than 4.1 innings in either game though. However, as I mentioned earlier, the Giants had two off days this week, so their bullpen is completely rested if they need to pitch a lot. Lance Lynn really hasn’t locked it in yet this season through three starts after beginning the season on the IL. It is usually pretty tough for pitchers to start their season in June because the hitters are so locked in with it being the middle of the season. Lynn won’t be facing hitters that also have growing pains starting the season. I think he will struggle again today against a Giants lineup that is getting healthy.
The White Sox are also still missing Liam Hendriks at the back of their bullpen. That is a big loss for them as they don’t have many reliable relievers other than Kendall Graveman. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a very high scoring game, neither bullpen has been great lately. However, I would definitely favor the home team in the Giants. They have lost seven of their last 10 games, but the White Sox have lost six of their last 10 games. And as I mentioned, the Giants are starting to get healthy again with Lamonte Wade Jr. and Brandon Belt. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this Giants team go on a run very soon. The White Sox are actually better on the road this season at 19-18 but I don’t think that will continue. Take the Giants at home.
Giants -150 vs. White Sox