Chicago White Sox vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 5/30/14
San Diego Padres (24-30) at Chicago White Sox (28-27)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Ian Kennedy (R) (3-6) (3.591) vs. John Danks (L) (3-4) (4.895)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +105 / San Diego Padres -115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, FS-San Diego
The Chicago White Sox and the San Diego padre face off on Friday on the South Side in game one of their interleague series.
The Chicago White Sox continue to fight their way through injuries but they are in second place in the AL Central. The White Sox are 16-12 at home, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they have won three in a row. As a team the White Sox are hitting .261 with Alexei Ramirez hitting .327, Dayan Viciedo hitting .284, and Gordon Beckham hitting .297. The White Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 4.49 with the starters at 4.83 and the bullpen at 3.91. For game one against the Padres the White Sox start John Danks who has lost four of his last five decisions. For the season Danks has allowed 60 hits and 33 earned runs while striking out 45 over 60.2 innings for a 3-4 record and a 4.90 ERA.
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The San Diego Padres are struggling to score runs this season and that lands them in fourth place in the NL West. The Padres are 10-14 on the road, 3-7 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a loss in their last game. For the season the Padres are hitting .226 with Seth Smith hitting .309, Chris Denorfia hitting .275, and Everth Cabrera hitting .252. As a team the Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 3.33 with the starters at 3.86 and the bullpen at 2.38. For game one against the Sox the Padres start Ian Kennedy who won hos last time out to end a personal string of three losing decisions. For the season Kennedy has allowed 61 hits and 27 earned runs while striking out 72 over 67.2 innings for a 3-6 record and a 3.59 ERA.
Chicago is 4-1 following an off day, 2-5 against the NL West, and 3-9 in Danks’ last 12 starts. San Diego is 3-7 in their last 10 games, 2-6 as a road favorite, and 1-4 in Kennedy’s last five starts.
The White Sox simply have too much pop in their bats to be ignored here making them the play.
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