Touki Toussaint will start on the mound for the South Siders. Toussaint enters this game with a 3.92, a 4.47 xERA, and a 4.87 FIP, rendering him a 0.1-fWAR pitcher in 41 1⁄3 innings this season. In nine career innings against the Yankees, Toussaint has held New York to a .152/.222/.273 slash line, but he allowed five runs (all earned), giving him a 5.00 ERA in that small sample size.
Clarke Schmidt, a right-handed pitcher, will start for the Yankees. Schmidt, 27, is having a decent season for New York. Schmidt (4.35 ERA, 4.26 xERA, 4.33 FIP) has accumulated 1.4 fWAR in 109 2⁄3 innings. This will be Schmidt’s third career start against the White Sox. So far, Schmidt has a 3.12 ERA in 8 2⁄3 innings against them, and the South Siders have a .258/.281/.452 slash line in those innings.
Here are tonight’s starting lineups:
The first pitch is scheduled to happen at 7:10 p.m. Central. The usual suspects (NBC Sports Chicago and WMVP 1000 AM) will cover the game.