BIG AL's MOUND MISMATCH OF THE MONTH!
Chicago White Sox (26-16) at Pittsburgh Pirates (14-26)
Wednesday, September 09, 2020 at 7:05 pm
At 7:05 pm, our selection is on the Chicago White Sox over the Pittsburgh Pirates. It may seem like the White Sox got one very talented pitcher -- Lucas Giolito -- from Washington in exchange for OF Adam Eaton back at the end of 2016. But now the trade may begin to look even more lopsided as the other pitcher the Nats sent to Chicago -- RH Dane Dunning -- could be a blossoming star, just like Giolito turned out to be. After all, the 25-year-old Dunning was a first round choice of the Nationals in the 2016 Amateur draft. And although it's taken him longer to get to the majors than Giolito, Dunning may be ready to break out. In three starts in his first MLB campaign, Dunning has posted a 3.86 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 14 innings. He's still looking for this first Major League win, but that could easily come tonight against the 14-26 Pirates. The Pirates somehow beat this team last night, 5-4, but they are just 2-11 (-9 games on the moneyline) in their last 13 interleague contests. Take the White Sox. As always, good luck...Al McMordie.