Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox Picks and Predictions May 21st 2024

Toronto Blue Jays vs Chi. White Sox White Sox MLB Tue, May 21, 19:07 pm.
Toronto Blue Jays
ML: -190
Chi. White Sox White Sox
ML: 155

Blue Jays Eye Rare Series Win Amid Slump Against White Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays are in prime position to secure their first series win in a month as they continue their three-game showdown against the Chicago White Sox. Fresh off a dominant 9-3 victory in the series opener, thanks to Danny Jansen’s five RBIs, the Blue Jays are riding a wave of optimism for a much-needed series victory.

Blue Jays’ Recent Performance

The Blue Jays haven’t clinched a series since April 19-21, when they took two out of three games from the San Diego Padres. Monday’s win against the White Sox could be a turning point, showcasing the team’s offensive prowess and renewing hopes for a winning streak.

White Sox’s Struggles

The White Sox are currently on a four-game losing streak, having been swept by the New York Yankees over the weekend. Their recent performance has been less than stellar, which adds to the pressure as they face a reinvigorated Blue Jays lineup.

Pitching Matchup

Toronto will be sending left-hander Yusei Kikuchi to the mound. Kikuchi has a 2-3 record with a 2.60 ERA this season. Despite having mixed results against the White Sox in the past, his current form provides hope for a strong outing. The White Sox will counter with left-hander Garrett Crochet, who has a 4-4 record with a 4.18 ERA. Crochet has been impressive lately, boasting a 0.53 ERA in his last three starts.

Managerial Insights

Blue Jays manager John Schneider emphasizes the importance of focusing on daily wins rather than fixating on the strength of their opponents. This approach aims to instill a sense of consistency and resilience in the team.

“You can’t get caught up in looking at your schedule and who you’re playing. You have to take care of what you can,” Schneider said. “So I think guys are just focused on winning today. And no matter the outcome, you think the exact same way tomorrow.”

Key Player Performances

  • Danny Jansen: Jansen’s spectacular performance in the series opener included a two-run home run, an RBI double, and a two-run single.
  • Daulton Varsho: Added to the offensive surge with a two-run home run.
  • Bo Bichette: Went 4-for-4 with three doubles and an RBI, showcasing the depth of the Blue Jays’ lineup.

White Sox Roster Moves

Chicago designated right-hander Brad Keller for assignment and reinstated reliever Dominic Leone from the injured list. Leone’s return adds experience to the bullpen, though his performance will be under scrutiny following a rough outing on Monday.

Upcoming Matchups

The Blue Jays have a favorable schedule ahead, with 16 of their next 20 games against teams with losing records, including the Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Oakland Athletics. This stretch presents a crucial opportunity for the Blue Jays to climb the standings.


The series against the White Sox is a pivotal moment for the Blue Jays. With strong performances from key players and a strategic focus on taking each game one at a time, the team is well-positioned to turn their season around. Maintaining this momentum will be essential as they face their upcoming opponents.

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Tue, May 21, 08:16 am.
Toronto Blue Jays
O 7
Chi. White Sox White Sox
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