Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians 7/12/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/11/2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 2:05 PM on CSCh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Chicago White Sox - Carroll, S (3-5) vs. Cleveland Indians - McAllister, Z (3-4)
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Saturday afternoon, Scott Carroll takes the mound for the Chicago White Sox as they take on Zach McAllister and the Cleveland Indians. Carroll will make his 9th start and 15th appearance as McAllister makes his 11th start.
Scott Carroll comes into this one with a 3 - 5 record and an ERA of 4.52 after winning his last start. In that outing, Carroll threw 6.2 scoreless innings and allowed just 1 hit and 2 walks while striking out 5. The victory broke a 2 game losing streak for the right-hander and was the first win in over a month. Carroll has seen some trouble handling his first season in the Majors but hopefully the 2nd half of the season will be better.
Carroll has faced the Indians twice before coming into this start and is 1 - 1 against the Tribe. The victory came in his 2nd appearance as he held the Indians scoreless in 3 innings of work.
Zach McAllister pitched just 2 innings the last time he was with the big league club this season a little over a month ago. He didn't get the decision in that outing and will bring a 3 - 4 record with a 5.89 ERA into this start after getting recalled from Triple-A Columbus. In 2013, McAllister posted a 9 - 9 record with an ERA of 3.75 in 24 starts for the Indians.
Last season, McAllister was 2 - 1 with a 2.45 ERA in 4 starts against the White Sox. The Chicago lineup is batting just .200 against McAllister with 24 hits, a homer and 8 RBIs in 120 at-bats.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 49-40-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.2
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 47-40-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians 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)
07/08/14 P Justin Masterson Knee 15-day DL (7/7)
07/06/14 CF Michael Bourn Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 15-day DL (6/12)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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