Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 9/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/19/2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg
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Rookie right-hander Hector Noesi (8-10), who has a 4.95 ERA in his last three outings, will get the start for the Chicago White Sox when they take on Chris Archer (9-8) and the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
Last Sunday, Hector Noesi gave up five runs in 6.2 innings of work against the Minnesota Twins and ended up taking the loss. He allowed eight base hits in that outing and walked two batters while striking out three. On the year, Noesi now has a 4.77 ERA and he has given up 27 home runs in 160.1 innings.
Rays outfielder Matthew Joyce has four hits in his seven plate appearances versus Noesi with a triple, a home run and two RBI. Sean Rodriguez is hitless in five at-bats against him with no walks and three strikeouts.
Right-hander Chris Archer has a very good outing against the Toronto Blue Jays on the road on Sunday, but all he could get out of that start was a no decision. He gave up just one run in seven innings of work that day while walking three and striking out nine. Archer has only given up 11 home runs in 180.2 innings this year and he now has a 3.54 ERA.
White Sox outfielder Jose Abreu has two hits in three at-bats against Archer in his career with a home run and two RBI. Catcher Tyler Flowers is 2-for-4 against him with a double and two RBI.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 76-71-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.6
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 69-76-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
09/05/14 1B Paul Konerko Hand out indefinitely
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
Tampa Bay Rays
09/04/14 CF Desmond Jennings Knee out indefinitely
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 60-day DL (6/22), out for season
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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