Money Line: -108.00 Chi White Sox (Home)
"The Sox refused to quit yesterday. Off that momentum-building comeback win, I expect them to make it two in a row this afternoon. Rodon has a 2.08 ERA and 0.769 WHIP his last three starts. Urquidy has a 4.96 ERA his past three. Urquidy gave up five HR's in those three starts alone. Rodon hasn't been taken deep in over a month. While the Astros had a great record under the lights, they're a modest 27-26 during the day. Urquidy contributed as he was just 2-3 with a 4.75 ERA in his daytime starts. Rodon, on the other hand, was 5-2 with a 3.18 ERA during the day, opposing hitters batting just .188. While he's battled injuries, when healthy, Rodon is dominant. He had this to say: "The last few days, it seemed like I've turned a corner. Ball is coming out good. I feel good. I feel ready." I'm going with Chicago."
Of course, that game never happened. Now, the Sox are facing McCullers Jr. instead of Urquidy. Admittedly, that's a considerably tougher challenge. After all, he blanked the Sox through 6 2/3 innings in Game 1. Still, they're seeing him for the second time in less than a week now. As mentioned yesterday, the Astros have been very mediocre (27-26) in day games. McCullers' numbers weren't as good (3-3 compared to 10-2 under the lights) in the daytime, either. I still like Chicago's chances.