TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASEBALL SELECTION MONDAY, AUGUST 23RD
#905 CHICAGO with Lynn (+100) over Toronto with Manoah at 7:07 PM EST
Off back-to-back blowout losses on the road to the Devils Rays by the combined score of 17-4, the White Sox will get back on track with a solid performance over the Blue Jays. Toronto limps into this matchup on a dismal 3-7 SU run and manager Charlie Montoyo’s boys will be in trouble here.
Up on the bump for the Pale Hose will be veteran right-hander Lance Lynn. Since getting smashed as Houston back on June 19th, No. 33 has been lights out in his last nine starts allowing only 13 earned runs and 37 hits in 48.0 innings of work. Lynn struck out 55 and walked 19 on his way to a 3-0 record and a blistering 2.44 ERA. Overall, with 123.2 frames in the books, Lance has been a machine surrendering only 32 earned runs and 93 hits. After the math, that adds up to a phenomenal 10-3 mark and an elite 2.33 ERA.
Rookie righty Alex Manoah will counter for the Blue Birds. In his last performance at Washington on August 17th, No. 6 was hammered for six earned runs and six hits in only 3.0 innings. Manoah fanned two, walked one, served up one home run, and was tagged with the loss in the Nationals 12-6 victory. Back on June 9th, Alex faced the ChiSox in the Windy City and was slapped for one earned run and four hits in 5.0 frames. Manoah fanned four but failed to earn a decision in the Jays 6-2 victory.
There are a handful of solid trends that support this investment. Chicago has won seven straight in the first game of a series and 15 of its last 22 after getting blanked on the scoreboard. On the other side of the field, Toronto has slipped in seven straight when playing on Monday, five straight when facing a foe that allowed five runs or more last, and four straight in the first game of a series.
Offensively, the Blue Jays are struggling right now, and they’ll have trouble plating runs against one of the best right-handers in the league. Take Chicago with Lynn. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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