Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers 9/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/21/2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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Monday night, the Chicago White Sox will send Chris Bassitt (0 -1, 5.29 ERA) to the mound to take on the Detroit Tigers and Kyle Lobstein (1 – 0, 3.58 ERA). Bassitt makes his 4th start and 5th appearance as Lobstein makes his 5th start and 6th appearance.
Chris Bassitt had a short start his last time out and it led to his 3rd straight no-decision. In 3.2 innings of work, Bassitt allowed 3 runs and 6 hits while walking 4 batters and striking out just 2. Bassitt has been good and bad in his few appearances in the Majors. But he looked pretty good down in the Minors with a 3 – 1 record and a 2.08 ERA in 8 starts and a relief appearance.
Bassitt faced the Tigers in his Major League debut and he took the loss after giving up 5 runs and 7 hits through 6.1 innings.
Kyle Lobstein escaped with a no-decision in his last outing after allowing 4 runs and 6 hits (including a homer) in 5 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 2. It was the worst effort of the season for Lobstein, who has pitched well despite what his record looks like. Down at Triple-A Toledo, Lobstein was 9 -11 with a 4.07 ERA in 25 starts and a relief appearance.
Lobstein has never faced the White Sox before but if he can shake off his last bad start, he might have chance to find a win in this one.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 76-72-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.6
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 81-67-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
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)
09/20/14 C Alex Avila Head out indefinitely
09/02/14 P Drew VerHagen Back 60-day DL (7/15)
08/10/14 P Anibal Sanchez Pectoral 15-day DL (8/9)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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