Chicago White Sox Morning BP: John Danks keeps improving


Jun 17, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks (50) pitches against the San Francisco Giants at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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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:

Robin Ventura will address the base running miscues of Jose Abreu writes ESPN Chicago.

• 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.

SB Nation writes about Adam Eaton and Gordon Beckham‘s hitting.

• Bleacher Report predicts the MLB All-Star rosters.

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