Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees 8/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/22/2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Rogers Centre in Toronto
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Saturday afternoon, the Chicago White Sox will give the ball to Scott Carroll (5 - 7, 4.99 ERA) as they square off against the New York Yankees and Hiroki Kuroda (8 - 8, 3.97 ERA). Carroll makes his 15th start and 21st appearance as Kuroda makes his 26th start.
Scott Carroll got the win in his last start although it wasn't one of his better performances. In 5.2 innings of work, Carroll allowed 5 runs and 8 hits (including a home run) as he walked 3 and struck out 2. His offense provided enough run support to bail him out of an outing that could have easily been a loss. In his last 10 outings, the rookie right-hander has seen defeat a lot as he is just 3 - 4 in that span of time.
Carroll has seen the Yankees earlier this season but that was as a reliever. In 2 innings of work, he struck out 2 but he allowed a solo home run.
Hiroki Kuroda picked up his first victory in nearly a month in his last outing. In the win, Kuroda surrendered just 2 runs and 4 hits in 6.2 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 1. Inconsistency has won the battle against Kuroda in recent starts and he is 4 - 3 in his last 10 outings. Last season, Kuroda finished the year with an 11 - 13 record and a 3.31 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Kuroda was 0 - 1 with a 4.73 ERA in 2 starts against the White Sox. Earlier this season, Kuroda escaped with a no-decision against Chicago after allowing 4 runs and 8 hits (including a home run) in 4.2 innings.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 64-60-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.5
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 51-70-3 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
08/21/14 C Brian McCann Rest questionable
08/21/14 RF Carlos Beltran Elbow questionable
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
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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