Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians: Pitching Matchups


Aug 9, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher Hector Noesi (48) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox are set to begin a three-game series at US Cellular Field vs. AL Central rival Cleveland Indians.

The White Sox enter this series with a 59-71 mark, 13 games out of the top spot of the Central, along with a six-game losing streak. The Indians are 66-63 on the season, third place in the Central.

Cleveland is 5.5 games out of first place in the division, and with the series starting Tuesday, here are the three probable pitching matchups for the series (White Sox pitcher listed first):

Jose Quintana (6-10, 3.25 ERA) vs. T.J. House (2-3, 3.80 ERA)

Hector Noesi (7-8, 4.39 ERA) vs. Corey Kluber (13-7, 2.46 ERA)

John Danks (9-8, 4.96 ERA) vs. Carlos Carrasco (5-4, 3.14 ERA)

In looking at these matchups for the White Sox, Quintana is 0-3 in the month of August with losses to the Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants and the Baltimore Orioles.

This month Quintana has pitched 18.1 innings, where he has allowed 10 earned runs and struck out 14 batters.

Noesi has pitched four times this month with a 2-1 record and one no-decision. The White Sox starter has pitched 26.1 innings this month where he has given up 10 earned runs.

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Danks is 0-2 with two no-decisions this month. Danks has pitched 21 innings in four starts where he has allowed a total of 19 earned runs, including nine against the Texas Rangers and four more against the Mariners.

In his past two starts, Danks allowed six earned runs combined vs. the Toronto Blue Jays and six earned runs in five innings at the New York Yankees.

Danks has not reached the seventh inning in a start since July 25.

It is no secret the starting pitching needs to improve with just over a month left.

Yes, the White Sox are out of the playoff hunt, but this is a good time to start thinking about the starting rotation for ’15, and maybe some of the pitchers making starts this series for the White Sox are pitching for their job next season.