Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

No One Showed Up To This Afternoon's White Sox-Rays Game

No One Showed Up To This Afternoon's White Sox-Rays Game

The White Sox and visiting Tampa Bay Rays (making their lone trip to the South Side this season) have no such luxury, meaning the show must go on - even when the conditions make a snowball fight more likely than a baseball game.

Maybe the White Sox's clutch is frozen. The odds for wagering on the game's total stand at -110 for both the over and the under.

But his chances of getting much further were unlikely given the only negative about his day, a pitch count that built quickly as he also walked five. The over has cashed in two of those games, as opposed to two that've gone under in such games.

It's been a rough start to the game for the White Sox, as the team now trails 2-0 in the bottom of the third inning.

In fact, not much went right for Fulmer (0-1, 5.59 ERA), who allowed three earned runs, walked a career-high six, threw a wild pitch, hit two batters and nearly hit at least two more in 4 2/3 innings.

Davidson will bat cleanup versus Rays left-hander Blake Snell.

Mets 4, Marlins 2 - At Miami: Noah Syndergaard allowed one earned run in six innings and NY won its sixth consecutive game by beating Miami. The left-handed Snell struck out 119 hitters over 129 innings previous year (24 starts) while finishing the season 5-7 overall with a 4.04 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.

As a unit, Chicago's pitching staff has allowed 5.8 runs per game overall in 2018. He has a 6.55 ERA. The Rays won after a skid that included five one-run losses. The over is 16-5-1 in the last 22 meetings between these two teams in Chicago.

Dexter Fowler drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth.

Rays: Tampa Bay Rays placed 2B Brad Miller on the 10-day DL because of a strained left groin and selected RHP Ryan Weber's contract from Triple-A Durham. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.44, along with a WHIP of 1.51 and a K-per-9 of 7.91.

For the series finale, the Rays could welcome back a key hitter. Mallex Smith stayed hot by starting a rally with a single in the fourth, Wilson Ramos singled in Matt Duffy in the fifth and Carlos Gomez took over the team home run lead with his second in the sixth.

Sergio Romo pitched 1 1/3 innings, striking out Avisail Garcia with runners on second and third to end the eighth. And the White Sox lost again coming off a three-game sweep by Detroit.

The White Sox' bullpen managed an ERA of 2.75 against the Rays past year.

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