Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees 8/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/21/2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
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Friday night, the Chicago White Sox will take the field behind John Danks (9 – 8, 4.95 ERA) as they take on the New York Yankees and Shane Greene (3 – 1, 2.91 ERA). Danks makes his 26th start as Greene makes his 8th start and 9th appearance.
John Danks pitched to a no-decision in his last start after allowing 3 runs and 7 hits in 6 innings of work. He didn’t strike out a single batter as he walked 1. Danks has had issues as of late with surrendering runs and his record shows. In his last 10 starts, Danks has allowed 3 or more runs 7 times en route to a 3 – 2 record. Last season, Danks posted a record of 4 – 14 with a 4.75 ERA in 22 starts.
In 2013, Danks didn’t face the Yankees but he had a start against them earlier this season. In that outing, Danks missed getting the decision despite pitching 8 innings of shutout ball.
Shane Greene had a decent effort on his last trip to the mound but he still didn’t get the decision. In 6 innings of work, Greene allowed 2 runs and 7 hits while walking a batter and striking out a season-high 10. Greene has been a solid addition to the injury depleted Yankees’ starting rotation since rejoining the team from Triple-A in July.
The rookie righty has never faced the White Sox but if he brings the same stuff to this start that he has to his other 7, he will have a shot at a win.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 64-59-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.5
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 51-69-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
08/18/14 RF Moises Sierra Oblique 15-day DL (8/16)
08/09/14 CF Adam Eaton Oblique 15-day DL (8/9)
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
New York Yankees
08/05/14 P David Phelps Elbow 15-day DL (8/4)
07/10/14 P Masahiro Tanaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 60-day DL (5/11); out for season
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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