Chi. White Sox White Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Picks and Predictions May 25th 2024

Chi. White Sox White Sox vs Baltimore Orioles MLB Sat, May 25, 14:10 pm.
Chi. White Sox White Sox
ML: 135
Baltimore Orioles
ML: -165

Orioles Seek Third Straight Win Over Slumping White Sox

Adapting to Challenges

The Baltimore Orioles are displaying their versatility this season, showing flexibility in the midst of a disturbed timetable. As they plan to confront the Chicago White Sox on Saturday evening, they hold back nothing successive triumph against a battling opponent.iding two helps.

Baltimore has navigated a series of interruptions, including rainouts and game suspensions. Despite these challenges, they’ve maintained their form. Friday night’s game saw a delayed start and moments of play in the rain, yet the Orioles emerged victorious.

“(The) rain was annoying and it’s not easy to hit and it’s not easy to keep your spikes clean and the whole thing, but I think our team shows a lot of toughness,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said. “And (we’ve) gotten tougher over the last few years just because of the environments we play in and the games we played in.”

Pitching Adjustments

A week ago, the Orioles appeared to have a surplus of starting pitchers, considering a possible six-man rotation. However, recent injuries to Dean Kremer and John Means have impacted their plans. Kremer was placed on the injured list Friday with a triceps strain, following Means’ addition to the IL due to a forearm strain.

In response, Baltimore made several pitching roster moves. Jonathan Heasley was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, while Dillon Tate and Nick Vespi were called up.

Saturday’s Pitching Matchup

The Orioles will begin left-hander Albert Suarez (2-0, 1.78 Time) on Saturday. Suarez has begun just three games this season and hasn’t pitched multiple innings since April. Baltimore has lost every one of the beyond four games in which Suarez has pitched. His main profession outing against the White Sox came in 2017, where he permitted two runs in two innings.

The White Sox will counter with right-hander Erick Fedde (4-1, 3.10 ERA). Fedde has pitched at least six innings in each of his past three starts, going 2-1 in those games. Although Chicago had won four consecutive games started by Fedde, he allowed five runs in six innings in Monday’s 9-3 loss to Toronto. Fedde boasts a 2-0 record with a 0.52 ERA in three career appearances (two starts) against Baltimore, all with the Washington Nationals.

White Sox Struggles

The White Sox have lost seven of their past eight games, and controversies have marred their recent matches. The disputed runner interference call that ended Thursday night’s game against Baltimore left manager Pedro Grifol dissatisfied. “I don’t like the way the play was called,” Grifol said. “I think it was called inaccurate, in my opinion. … I don’t think any baseball game should end like that.”

Friday’s ending was equally disheartening for the White Sox, as Orioles center fielder Colton Cowser robbed Tommy Pham of a home run for the final out.

Key Players

Adley Rutschman, whose only plate appearance on Friday resulted in a game-winning, two-run pinch-hit single in the eighth inning, has driven in five runs over the first two games of the series. “That’s not an easy spot to hit 100, 101 in the rain,” Hyde said. “To be able to get on time and get on top of a fastball like that shows you how special a player he is.”

Five of Baltimore’s eight hits on Friday went for extra bases, highlighting their offensive depth and power.


The Orioles are riding a wave of momentum and displaying impressive adaptability. Meanwhile, the White Sox are looking to break out of their slump and avoid further setbacks. Saturday’s game promises to be a test of resilience and skill for both teams.

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Sat, May 25, 08:42 am.
Chi. White Sox White Sox
O 8
Baltimore Orioles
U 8
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