Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins 7/25/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/24/2014
Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:10 PM on CSCh, FSN
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chicago White Sox - Danks, J (8-6) vs. Minnesota Twins - Correia, K (5-12)
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Friday night, John Danks will toe the rubber for the Chicago White Sox as they take on Kevin Correia and the Minnesota Twins. Both pitchers will be making their 21st trips to the mound of the season.
John Danks escaped with a no-decision in his last outing and that held his record at 8 - 6 with a 4.35 ERA. Danks took a beating his last time out and surrendered 7 runs on 12 hits (including 2 home runs) in just 4.1 innings of work. He struck out 4 without issuing any walks. It was the shortest and worst start of the season for the veteran lefty. But he has already posted better numbers this season than he did in 2013 when he went 4 - 14 with a 4.75 ERA in 22 starts.
Last season, Danks was 0 - 2 with a 6.50 ERA in 3 starts against the Twins. This season, Danks lost to Minnesota after allowing 6 runs and 10 hits in 5 innings.
Kevin Correia took the loss his last time out and that lowered his record to 5 -12 with a 4.76 ERA. In the defeat, Correia allowed 4 runs and 7 hits in just 4 innings as he walked 3 and struck out 4. Correia just can't find a way to get victories and he leads the American League in losses. If he is lucky, he will match his numbers from last season when he went 9 - 13 with a 4.18 ERA in 31 starts.
In 2013, Correia was 2 -2 with a 3.21 ERA in 4 starts against the White Sox. This season, he has a no-decision and a victory against Chicago in 2 starts.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 51-47-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.3
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 49-45-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
07/23/14 RF Dayan Viciedo Hamstring questionable
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)
07/23/14 P Kyle Gibson Back questionable
07/08/14 P Ricky Nolasco Elbow 15-day DL (7/6)
07/02/14 1B Joe Mauer Oblique 15-day DL (7/2)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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