Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox 7/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/9/2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 4:05 PM on CSCh, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Chicago White Sox - Quintana, J (5-7) vs. Boston Red Sox - Lester, J (9-7)
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Thursday afternoon, Jose Quintana and the Chicago White Sox will take on Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox. Both pitchers will be making their 19 th starts of the season.
Jose Quintana pitched to a no-decision in his last start and that froze his record at 5 - 7 with a 3.20 ERA. It was a solid effort though from Quintana as he pitched 7.2 scoreless innings and allowed just 4 hits and a walk while striking out 10. Quintana hasn't allowed a run in his last 2 outings and just 3 runs in his last 4. He should be able to equal or better his results from last season when he posted a record of 9 - 7 with a 3.51 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Quintana won his only start against the Red Sox after hurling 6.1 scoreless innings and allowing only 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. He has faced 7 of the current Red Sox and held them to a .167 average with just 4 hits in 24 at-bats.
Jon Lester didn't get the decision in his last outing and that held his record at 9 - 7 with a 2.73 ERA. In that start, Lester gave up 2 runs on 5 hits in 8 innings of work. He struck out 7 without issuing a single walk. There is still a chance for Lester to equal his win total from 2013 when he went 15 - 8 with a 3.75 ERA in 18 starts.
Last season, Lester lost his only outing against the White Sox after allowing 6 runs on 7 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings of work. This season, Lester has a win over Chicago after holding them to a run on 7 hits in 8 innings.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 47-40-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is 0
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 34-52-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
07/08/14 3B Conor Gillaspie Knee questionable
05/20/14 P Matt Lindstrom Ankle 15-day DL (5/20)
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/10/14 RF Avisail Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (4/9); out for season
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
Boston Red Sox
06/02/14 1B Mike Carp Foot 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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