Now that the 1st half of the 2015 MLB Season has ended, and we saw the 2015 Home-Run Derby and watched the 2015 MLB All-Star game on Tuesday the 14th of July 2015 its time for the 2nd half of the 2015 MLB Season to begin on Friday the 17th of July 2015.
The game start on Friday and we are previewing the Royals of Kansas City playing the White Sox of Chicago this Friday with the game being played at the U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois at 2:10 PM ET.
Both of these two teams were 2 of the hottest winning teams in the MLB with the Royals at 52-34 and 1st in the AL Central the White sox at 41-45, and on Friday 1 team will end its streak in this Friday afternoon matinee in Chicago. Can the Royals win and show all their top dogs in the American League of the MLB.
For those that Bet on MLB at SBG Global, and are fans of the Royals of K.C., you surely know your team was red hot in the 1st half of the 2015 MLB season, as they won some 7 of their ultimate 8 games and are atop their central division of the American League. They are also ranked at 1st in runs allowed per game and 4th in runs scored per game in the league.
The Royals start the 2nd half of the season with C. Young on the mound who is 7-5 with an ERA of 3.00, and the All-Star break may have given Young the rest time needed to overcome late struggles. On offense at bat the Royals have All-Stars L. Cain, M. Moustakas, A. Escobar and A. Gordan. Their Moustakas had 31 RBI’s, 7 HR’s, 1 Triple and 16 Doubles with an average of .297. Leading the Royals is Cain averaging .317 at the bat with 93 hits to date, while Escobar and Gordon combined for 42 RBI’s and 13 HR’s to date. Together those 4 have a combined average of .288 in their careers and will be hitting against the White Sox starter J. Samardjiza. Let us not forget your K. Morales who is averaging .282 for the Royals and leads the team with some 61 RBI’s to date. In the ultimate 10 games against the White Sox of Chicago the Royals have won 7 of those games.
For those fans of the White Sox of Chicago, your team ended the 1st half of the season also red hot as in the last 12 games they won 9 and lost only 3 games. But if they want to be contenders for a wild card playoff spot, they have lots of ground to make up as they are 5.5 games back in the standings for the AL Wild Card.
To start the 2nd half of the season the White Sox will put J. Samardzija on the mound, who to date is 6-4 with an ERA of 4.02. Samardzija to date has shut down some of the hottest hitters in the MLB, but with the Royals he may have his hands very occupied as the Royals to date have managed a combined batting average of .304 against the Sox of Chicago.
If the White Sox care to continue their winning streak and the end of the 1st half, they will need to improve their hitting, as in the MLB they are last in scored runs at 292, on base % at .293, % slugging at .354 and on average at the bat they are .240 which is 24th in the league. Their one player who is hot at the plate is J. Abreu, their 1st baseman who leads the Sox at the plate with 14 HR’s, RBI’s of 46, % on base at .342, hits at 95 and a batting average of .298. In his last 13 games he has averaged .322 and had a streak of hitting in the last 13 games. Now they need other players to follow suit. In their last 10 home games, the White Sox of Chicago have won 7 of those games.
The media experts think the Sox of Chicago will start this 2nd half of the season and squeak out a win over the Royals of Kansas City.