Stroman scheduled to start for Toronto against Chicago
Chicago; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago and Toronto will square off at Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday.
The White Sox are 9-11 on their home turf. The Chicago pitching staff owns a team ERA of 5.14, Reynaldo Lopez leads the staff with a mark of 5.58.
The Blue Jays are 9-12 on the road. Toronto’s team on-base percentage of .284 is last in the American League. Justin Smoak leads the team with an OBP of .362. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 5-5, .248 batting average, 3.83 ERA, outscored by two runs
Blue Jays: 2-8, .186 batting average, 5.79 ERA, outscored by 35 runs
White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: 10-day IL (elbow), Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Nate Jones: 60-day IL (elbow), Manny Banuelos: day-to-day (shoulder), Eloy Jimenez: 10-day IL (ankle), Jon Jay: 60-day IL (hip), Leury Garcia: day-to-day (back).
Blue Jays Injuries: Matt Shoemaker: 60-day IL (knee), Clayton Richard: 10-day IL (knee), David Phelps: 60-day IL (elbow), Clay Buchholz: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee).