Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox 7/7/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/6/2014
Monday, July 7, 2014, 7:10 PM on WCIU, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Chicago White Sox - Carroll, S (2-5) vs. Boston Red Sox - Buchholz, C (3-4)
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Monday night, the Chicago White Sox and Scott Carroll will face the Boston Red Sox and Clay Buchholz. Carroll makes his 8th start and 14 th appearance as Buchholz makes his 13th start.
Scott Carroll took his 2nd straight loss in his last outing and that dropped his record to 2 - 5 with a 4.05 ERA. In the loss, Carroll was torched for 7 runs and 10 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings of work. He walked 3 and only struck out 2. In his 2 starts, Carroll has allowed 12 runs (10 earned) and 17 hits in 11 innings. Even as a rookie, those numbers are tough to look at.
Carroll has never faced the Red Sox and a great scouting report might not be enough to help him get past the Boston lineup.
Clay Buchholz didn't get the decision in his last outing and that kept his record at 3 - 4 with a 6.22 ERA. It was a good start however for Buchholz as he pitched 6.1 innings and surrendered just a run on 5 hits. He struck out 2 without issuing a walk. A rough start to the season ballooned his ERA but if he continues to pitch well he should be able to lower it. Last season, Buchholz was an impressive 12 - 1 with a 1.74 ERA in 16 starts.
In 2013, Buchholz won his only start against the White Sox behind a 7 inning, 1 run and 5 hit performance. This season, he pitched to no-decision against Chicago after allowing 3 runs and 6 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings of work.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 46-37-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.4
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 39-44-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
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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