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Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros 10/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Chicago White Sox (0-1) will collide with the Houston Astros (1-0) in Game 2 of the American League Division Series battle at the Minute Maid Park in Houston on Friday, October 8, 2021, at 2:07 PM ET. The Chicago baseball club will try to get back after losing the opening game of the AL Division Series competition versus the Houston Astros. The White Sox suffered a five-run loss to the Astros after being held scoreless in the first 7 frames and allowed just a one-run score on seven hits in the 8th inning of Game 1. Starter Lance Lynn finished 3.2 innings of work while giving away five earned runs on six hits with two runs granted and struck out four Houston hitters in the loss. Shortstop Tim Anderson earned the solo run scored on one hit by Chicago while DH José Abreu added one RBI on a double in the losing effort.

 

Right-handed Pitcher Lucas Giolito of the White Sox will be climbing up the hill to start against the Astros in the second round of the AL Division Series on Friday. In his Postseason Career start, the twenty-seven-year-old righty starter is 1-0 with a 1.25 ERA, a 0.43 WHIP, and eight strikeouts in 7.0 innings pitched this season. Giolito also gave up 145 hits, 74 runs (70 earned), 27 home runs, and 52 walks with a 3.53 ERA while striking out 201 batters in 178.2 innings pitched this season.

 

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Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Predictions 10/8/2021

 

On the Houston side, the team just struck the first hit after they shut down the Chicago White Sox in Game 1 of the AL Division series duel on Thursday. The Astros disappointed the White Sox after they left them scoreless after seven frames while scoring six big runs on ten hits to dominate the match at 6-1 on Thursday. Houston will try to continue their success in facing Chicago in Game 2 on Friday. Pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. made a good start with 6.2 scoreless innings while allowing four hits and struck out four batters of the White Sox in the winning effort. DH Yordan Alvarez made two runs scored on a double and drove two RBIs while Left Fielder Michael Brantley added two RBIs on a double. Center Fielder Jake Meyers acquired a one-run score on a double with one RBI in the victory.  

 

Left-handed Pitcher Framber Valdez will be heading to the pitcher’s rubber to start for the Astros versus the White Sox in Game 2 of the AL Division Series on Friday. The twenty-seven-year-old right-hander is 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA and 1.00 WHIP while striking out 26 batters in 24.0 innings pitched in his Postseason Career stats. In his 22 starts this year, Valdez marked an 11-6 record with a 3.14 ERA and 125 strikeouts in pitching for 134.1 innings of work on the year.     

 

Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros. The MLB Pick for this game is Houston -117. The Astros will be sending a better starter on the mound in Framber Valdez who won 3 of his last 4 starts in the Postseason with a 1.88 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in his belt. Look for Houston to control this game at home on Friday. The prediction: The Houston Astros will win 6-3.

 

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Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros 10/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:07 PM ET

 

Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX

 

Date: Friday, October 8, 2021

 

TV: MLBN

 

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -117

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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