Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians 9/7/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/6/2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Progressive Field in Cleveland
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Sunday afternoon, the Chicago White Sox will send Hector Noesi (8 - 9, 4.70 ERA) to the hill to face the Cleveland Indians and Carlos Carrasco (6-4-1, 2.94 ERA). It will be the 24th start and 30th appearance for Noesi and the 10th start and 36th appearance for Carrasco.
Hector Noesi pitched to a no-decision in his last outing after allowing 3 runs and 9 hits (including a homer) in 7 innings of work. He struck out 5 batters without walking a single one. Noesi has given up a lot of runs in his recent starts but he has managed to come away with a 5 - 3 record in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Noesi was 0 - 1 with a 6.59 ERA in a start and 11 relief appearances for the Seattle Mariners.
Last season, Noesi made a relief appearance against the Cleveland Indians and surrendered 3 runs and 2 hits (2 home runs) in just 2.1 innings. Noesi is 1 - 1 against the Tribe in 3 appearances.
Carlos Carrasco struggled with his control in his last outing, but he escaped with a no-decision. Through 5.1 innings of work, Carrasco allowed a run on a season-high 10 hits. He walked a batter and struck out 10. It's rare to see a pitcher surrender 10 hits and fan 10 batters in the same appearance. In his last 10 appearances, Carrasco is 3 - 1. Last season, he pitched to a 1 - 4 record with a 6.75 ERA in 7 starts and 8 relief appearances.
In 2013, Carrasco got away with a no-decision in his only start against the White Sox despite allowing 6 runs and 10 hits in 5.2 innings. This season, Carrasco is 1 -1 in 3 appearances against Chicago.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 70-65-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.6
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 64-70-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
09/05/14 3B Mike Aviles Concussion out indefinitely
08/29/14 C Chris Gimenez Personal placed on paternity list
08/10/14 RF David Murphy Side 15-day DL (8/10)
08/10/14 1B Nick Swisher Knee 15-day DL (8/10); out for season
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 60-day DL (6/12)
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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