Last night’s 8-2 win by the Chicago White Sox stopped the misery of a four-game losing streak, but now it is time to see what they are really made of.
This afternoon the White Sox have the luxury of sending left-handed ace Chris Sale to the mound against the Giants in the second game of this short two-game series, and that is the good news.
The bad news for Sale and the Sox … they have to face Giants ace Tim Hudson as his ERA is 1.81 to go with his 7-2 record on the season. Sale is right with him though, with a 5-1 record and 1.97 ERA.
Today should be fun if you are a fan of top-notch pitching, but we’ll talk more about that in a game preview.
As for last night, what I liked seeing the most was the pitching of John Danks. He’s turning around his season, gaining three wins in his past three starts in a combined 20.2 innings of work. In those three starts Danks has allowed just four earned runs.
The left-hander is 6-5 on the season with a 3.97 ERA in 14 starts, equaling 88.1 innings pitched. He’s holding opponents to a .241 batting average this season.
In other White Sox news:
• The Chicago Sun-Times wrote about how White Sox hitters have “awaken from slumber.”
• More on Abreu: CSN Chicago says Abreu is among AL Rookie of the Year favorites.
• Bleacher Report predicts the MLB All-Star rosters.
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