Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/11/2014
Monday, May 12, 10:05 PM on WCIU, CSCA
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
Chicago White Sox - Danks, J (3-2) vs. Oakland Athletics - Chavez, J (2-1)
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John Danks will be on the mound for the Chicago White Sox on Monday to take on Jesse Chavez and the Oakland Athletics.
Lefty John Danks pitched six solid innings in his last start against the Chicago Cubs and was able to pick up his third win of the season. In those six innings, he gave up three earned runs on just four hits while striking out a season-high eight batters and walking one. His ERA is still a bit high at 4.93 and he has walked 21 batters in 42 innings.
Nick Punto hasn't been able to figure out how to hit Danks over the years, going just 4-for-24 with no extra-base hits. Daric Barton has done well against the left-hander by getting six hits, including two doubles, in 13 career at-bats.
Jesse Chavez picked up his first loss of the season last Tuesday when he was beaten by the Seattle Mariners at home. He pitched just 5.2 innings in that outing and gave up four runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out a season-low three. His ERA is still an outstanding 2.47 and he's only given up 35 hits in 43.2 innings this year.
Chavez has done well against White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham in their matchups, giving up no hits against him in five at-bats and striking him out two times. Alexei Ramirez is 3-for-5 against Chavez with a triple and two RBI.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 21-14-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is 0
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 17-17-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics 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)
03/30/14 2B Jeff Keppinger Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
05/08/14 CF Coco Crisp Neck questionable
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 15-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Eric O'Flaherty Elbow 60-day DL (2/17)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Oakland
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