Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers 9/24/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/23/2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago White Sox will give the ball to Chris Sale (12 – 4, 2.20 ERA) as they square off against the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander (14 -12, 4.68 ERA). It will be the 26th start for Sale and the 32nd for Verlander.
Chris Sale had a rough go of it in his last outing and his performance led to a loss. In 5 innings of work, Sale gave up 5 runs and 9 hits (including 2 homers). He walked 2 and struck out 6. Sale had been pitching well before the wheels fell off in this start. He hadn’t lost a game since mid-August and had surrendered just 4 runs in his 3 previous starts. But tough luck has led to his 3 -3 record in his last 10 starts. Last season, Sale went 11 -14 with a 3.07 ERA in 30 starts.
Justin Verlander dominated the opposition in his last start en route to another victory. Verlander surrendered a run on 7 hits through 7.1 innings of work as he struck out 4 without issuing a single walk. Verlander has been up and down in recent weeks but his last start was one of his better efforts. In his last 10 outings, Verlander is 5 – 4. In 2013, Verlander made 34 starts and finished the year with a 13 - 12 record and a 3.46 ERA.
Last season, Verlander was 0 - 2 with a 5.54 ERA in 2 starts against the White Sox. Verlander has fared a little better this season against Chicago with a 2 -1 record in 4 starts.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 77-72-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.6
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 81-68-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
09/23/14 CF Adam Eaton Personal "?" Tuesday vs. Detroit Tigers
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
09/02/14 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 Chicago
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