Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Dodgers Picks and Predictions June 26th 2024

Chi. White Sox White Sox vs LA Dodgers Dodgers MLB Wed, Jun 26, 20:10 pm.
Chi. White Sox White Sox
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LA Dodgers Dodgers
ML: -175
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Shohei Ohtani has been with the Los Angeles Dodgers for just 78 games, but he’s already making waves in the team’s storied history. As the Dodgers prepare to face the struggling Chicago White Sox, Ohtani stands on the brink of establishing a new franchise record.

Shohei Ohtani’s Historic Streak

Ohtani has collected at least one RBI in nine consecutive games, making him the fifth Dodger to achieve this and the first since Matt Kemp in the 2011-2012 seasons. With his remarkable performance, Ohtani continues to fill in admirably for the injured Mookie Betts, hitting from the leadoff spot.

“Just really swinging at pitches that I’m supposed to swing at within the zone and making sure that I’m laying off pitches outside the zone,” Ohtani shared through an interpreter on Tuesday.

Game Highlights: Dodgers vs. White Sox

The game began with fireworks, as Ohtani blasted his National League-leading 24th homer of the season. However, the White Sox responded with a strong three-run first inning. Andrew Benintendi launched a two-run shot, and Eloy Jimenez added an RBI double, putting Chicago ahead.

Despite their early lead, the White Sox struggled with clutch hitting, going 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and leaving 10 men on base. The Dodgers ultimately edged out a 4-3 victory.

White Sox’s Tough Season

Currently holding the worst record in the major leagues at 21-60, the White Sox have endured a challenging season. Benintendi reflected on the team’s performance:

“It’s been tough. I think it might look a lot uglier than it actually is. I think we’ve played a lot of one-run ballgames. We’ve put together maybe one, two good weeks. But we’ve got 81 games left. Just keep trucking. Keep working on things. Keep getting better.”

Pitching Matchup: Stone vs. Fedde

Dodgers starter Gavin Stone, boasting an 8-2 record with a 3.04 ERA, aims to lead his team to a series sweep. Stone has been particularly effective in June, with a 2.74 ERA in four starts. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts praised Stone’s command and performance:

“I think (Thursday), early on in his first five innings, I thought the command was unbelievable. He’s been nothing but phenomenal for us, and he’ll be ready for the next one.”

Opposing him, White Sox righty Erick Fedde (5-2, 3.05 ERA) has also pitched well in June. Despite a tough-luck loss in his last start against Detroit, where he allowed only two runs over seven innings, Fedde has been consistent, hoping for better run support.

Community and Cultural Aspects

Wednesday’s game is a sellout, marking the first of the season for the White Sox. This game also coincides with Mexican Heritage Night, celebrating with the giveaway of Mexico-inspired jerseys, adding a vibrant cultural element to the event.

Conclusion

As Shohei Ohtani chases a historic milestone, the Dodgers vs. White Sox matchup promises excitement and drama. With both teams having much at stake, fans can look forward to an enthralling game filled with individual brilliance and collective efforts.

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Chi. White Sox White Sox
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145
O 8.5
-105
LA Dodgers Dodgers
-1.5
-105
-175
U 8.5
-115
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