Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox 7/8/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/7/2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 7:10 PM on WCIU, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Chicago White Sox - Danks, J (7-6) vs. Boston Red Sox - Workman, B (1-2)
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Tuesday night, the Chicago White Sox and John Danks will square off against the Boston Red Sox and Brandon Workman. Danks will be making his 18 th start as Workman makes his 8th start and 11th appearance.
John Danks didn't factor into the decision in his last outing and that held his record to 7 - 6 with a 4.12 ERA. In that start, Danks surrendered 2 runs (on 2 solo homers) and 7 hits in 7.2 innings. He walked a batter while striking out 10. Prior to the no-decision, Danks went 4- 1 in his last 5 starts. He is already ahead of the results he posted last season, when he went 4 - 14 with a 4.75 ERA in 22 starts.
In 2013, Danks lost his only start against the Red Sox after allowing 6 runs on 11 hits in 5 innings of work. This season, Danks pitched to a no-decision in his only outing against Boston after giving up just a run on 3 hits in 6 innings.
Brandon Workman lost his 2nd straight in his last outing and that lowered his record to 1 - 2 with a 4.17 ERA. In the loss, Workman was torched for 6 runs on 5 hits (including 2 homers) in 4 innings of work. He walked 3 and struck out 3. Workman only started 3 games last season and made 17 relief appearances but he compiled a 6 - 3 record with an ERA of 4.97.
During his rookie campaign in 2013, Workman picked up a win against the White Sox in his one relief appearance against them. Workman has faced 7 of the White Sox before, with Paul Konerko going 1 for 1 with an RBI.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 47-39-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.3
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 34-51-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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