The Houston Astros‘ early stomping of the Chicago White Sox wasn’t enough, as they were sent back to their hotels after a 12-6 loss. Game 4 is set for Monday, as the White Sox will send Carlos Rodon to the mound, who has had recent concerns with a sore left shoulder.
Rodon had the Astros’ number in the regular season, as he totaled 14 innings over two starts. The left-hander only allowed one run on four hits and three walks during that span, while punching out 18 batters.
Since then, Rodon has been bitten by the injury bug with his left-shoulder soreness that could have possibly sat him out for the remainder of the season. The left-hander’s fastball velocity dropped close to four MPH in his final start on Sept. 29, which was likely in part to his injury.
What Time is the Astros Game Today?
First pitch for Monday’s game is scheduled for 2:37 p.m. CT.
What Channel is the Astros Game on Today?
Today’s game will be broadcasted on Fox Sports 1.
Astros vs. White Sox Odds Today
On the moneyline, the Astros are at +113 with the White Sox at -123 by WynnBET.
The spread is set at +1.5 (-170) for the Astros and -1.5 (+150) for the White Sox. If you’re looking to bet on total runs for the game (9.0), the under is set at -120 and the over is set at +100. For more ALDS bets, check out WynnBet.
Astros Pitcher Today: Jose Urquidy
Jose Urquidy finally gets a taste of the ’21 postseason with his expected start in Game 4. The right-hander faced the White Sox once this season in June, where he worked seven innings. The Astros got the win behind Urquidy, who allowed two runs on four hits and one walk.
Urquidy matches up better against left-handed hitters, which is probably why the Astros waited until Game 4 to use the right-hander. Opposing right-handed hitters are slashing .238/.273/.455 against Urquidy.
Astros Starting Lineup
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White Sox vs. Astros Prediction Today
Weather could be a factor with a front moving toward Chicago this afternoon, but even with Rodon’s velocity down, the Astros are relying on Urquidy to go deep into Monday’s contest after unloading some of the bullpen on Sunday night. With that in mind, the Astros should take Game 4 handily behind a deep and pitch-efficient performance from Jose Urquidy.
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