Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/25/2014
Saturday, April 26, 7:10 PM on SUN, CSCh
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Tampa Bay Rays - Ramos, C (0-1) vs. Chicago White Sox - Danks, J (2-0)
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Cesar Ramos (0-1) showed a little rust making his first start since Mid-2012 on April 13th, but buckled down nicely in his 2nd trip out of the bullpen. He hopes the third time is the charm as the Rays take on John Danks (2-0) and the White Sox. Ramos was moved to the starting rotation as the Rays' arms have been depleted by injury, namely Matt Moore and Alex Cobb. Ramos got rocked in outing 1, giving up 4 runs over just 2 innings. Joe Maddon was going to have to pull some strings with his staff if Ramos faltered again but he went 5 innings giving up just 1 run to the Yankees last time out.
Ramos has appeared in strictly relief situations against the White Sox in his career, pitching 6 times total against Chicago. He's given up 6 runs in 7 innings and the current White Sox lineup has gone 6 for 16 versus the lefty.
Danks has pitched solid in each of his four outings and if not for one shaky inning in each start he might have better numbers to show for the season. Danks has given up only 1 run in each of his last two starts (12.1 IP) and 8 total in 25.1 innings for a 2.84 ERA.
Danks made just one start against Tampa Bay a year ago, giving up just 3 runs in 7 innings but still falling prey to a loss. He has 10 starts in his career against the Rays with a 5-4, 3.90 split. The Rays have batted a competent .286 versus Danks but have struck out in 19 of 98 AB's.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 11-9-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is 0.1
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 14-7-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago White Sox is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
04/13/14 P Alex Cobb Oblique 15-day DL (4/13)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 15-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 15-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
Chicago White Sox
04/22/14 P Chris Sale Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/20/14 LF Adam Eaton Hamstring out indefinitely
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/10/14 RF Avisail Garcia Shoulder 15-day DL (4/9); out for season
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 15-day DL (4/4)
03/30/14 2B Jeff Keppinger Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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