White Sox vs Rockies – Game Preview – July 26, 2022
Chicago White Sox (48-48, third in AL Central) vs. Colorado Rockies (44-53, fourth in NL West)
Denver; Tuesday, 8:40 p.m. EDT
LIKELY TO PITCH: White Sox: Michael Kopech (3-6, 3.36 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 74 strikeouts); Rockies: German Marquez (6-7, 5.47 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 85 strikeouts)
ROW: White Sox -114, Rockies -104; over/under is 10 1/2 points
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Rockies begin a two-game home series against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.
Colorado is 44-53 overall and 28-23 in home games. Rockies batters have a collective on-base percentage of .324, the second-highest percentage in the NL.
Chicago is 48-48 overall and 27-21 in road games. White Sox batters are batting .256, which ranks second in the AL.
Tuesday’s game is the first meeting of the season between the two clubs.
TOP PERFORMERS: CJ Cron leads the Rockies with 45 extra hits (21 doubles, two triples and 22 homers). Charlie Blackmon is 13 for 39 with a triple, two home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games.
Jose Abreu had 26 doubles and 11 home runs while hitting .304 for the White Sox. Andrew Vaughn is 13 for 38 with three doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 6-4, .288 batting average, 4.15 ERA, beat opponents by 12 runs
White Sox: 7-3, .281 batting average, 3.13 ERA, outscored opponents by 25 runs
INJURIES: Rockies: Jose Iglesias: Daily (foot), Kris Bryant: Daily (foot), Tyler Kinley: 60 days IL (elbow), Helcris Olivarez: 60 days IL (shoulder), Ryan Rolison: IL 60 days (shoulder), Scott Oberg: IL 60 days (arm)
White Sox: Josh Harrison: Day to Day (Leg), Luis Robert: 10 Day IL (Illness), Danny Mendick: 60 Day IL (Knee), Jake Burger: 10 Day IL (Hand), Vince Velasquez: 15 days IL (finger), Kyle Crick: 15 days IL (elbow), Aaron Bummer: 15 days IL (lat), Garrett Hook: 60 days IL (elbow), Jonathan Stiever: 60 days IL (lat)