Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/16/2014
Saturday, May 17, 4:10 PM on WGN, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Chicago White Sox - Noesi, H (0-3) vs. Houston Astros - Cosart, J (2-3)
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Saturday afternoon, Hector Noesi will take the hill for the Chicago White Sox as they face Jarred Cosart and the Houston Astros. Noesi will be making his 4th start and 10th appearance as Cosart makes his 9th start.
Hector Noesi makes the start as he appears for his 3rd team this season with a 0 – 3 record and a 7.25 ERA. Noesi took the loss in his last outing after going 6 innings and surrendering 3 runs on 8 hits (including a home run) as he walked 3 and struck out 4. Last season, Noesi started 1 game and appeared in 11 others for the Seattle Mariners en route to a 0 – 1 record with a 6.59 ERA.
In 2013, Noesi appeared in 3 games against the Astros and allowed 2 runs on 6 hits in 2.2 innings. In his career, he has faced 7 Astros, with 4 of them getting hits against him.
Jarred Cosart comes in with a 2 - 3 record and a 4.30 ERA after getting a win in his last outing. In that start, Cosart allowed 2 runs on 8 hits in 6 innings with 2 walk and 3 strikeouts. Cosart seems to be getting better with each start despite his record and he is already ahead of last year’s results when he went 1 – 1 with a 1.95 ERA in 10 starts.
During his rookie campaign in 2013, Cosart pitched to a no decision in his only start against the White Sox. In that start, Cosart allowed a run on 7 hits in 6 innings. Chicago’s Paul Konerko is 2 of 3 with an RBI against the right-hander.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 24-17-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.2
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 18-21-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -1.3
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
05/04/14 LF Adam Eaton Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
04/22/14 P Chris Sale Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
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)
05/14/14 P Anthony Bass Oblique 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojcie Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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