Oakland Athletics at Chicago White Sox 9/9/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/8/2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago
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Jon Lester (13-10) will try to stop his losing streak a two games when he and the Oakland Athletics face Chicago White Sox left-hander John Danks (9-10) on Tuesday night.
Left-hander Jon Lester pitched well enough to get the win over the Seattle Mariners last Wednesday, but he ended up taking the loss after getting just one run from his offense. Lester went eight innings in that start and gave up just two runs while walking no one and striking out five. He now has a 2.54 ERA on the year and he has struck out 191 batters in 191.2 innings.
White Sox veteran Paul Konerko is 10-for-31 against Lester in his career with three doubles, three home runs and seven RBI. Moises Sierra is just 1-for-10 against him with two walks and four strikeouts.
Last week, John Danks only made it through 4.2 innings against the Minnesota Twins on the road and picked up the loss. He gave up seven earned runs in that outing while striking out three hitters and walking one. Danks had his ERA rise to 5.12 with that loss and he has given up 10.1 hits per nine innings this season.
A's infielder Alberto Callaspo is 5-for-9 against Danks in his career with a walk and three RBI. Jed Lowrie is 0-for-12 against the lefty with three walks and four strikeouts.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 68-65-9 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.1
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 70-68-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
09/08/14 C Stephen Vogt Ankle out indefinitely
08/25/14 C John Jaso Concussion out indefinitely
08/24/14 P Sean Doolittle Ribs 15-day DL (8/24)
08/03/14 2B Nick Punto Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 60-day DL (6/23)
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 Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
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)
Guy's Pick: Take Oakland
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