Chicago Whit Sox vs. Oakland Athletics
The Chicago White Sox are -120 favorites over the Oakland Athletics tonight in Chicago.Â The over/under run total for the game is set at 8 runs. Tuesday’s matchup between the Athletics and White Sox was extremely dramatic, as it took a walkoff home run from Alexei Ramirez for Chicago to get the victory.Â Wednesday’s game should be similarly as entertaining with two young pitchers taking the mound in Brett Anderson and John Danks.
Brett Anderson may be winless in his two starts this season, but he has pitched excellent yielding just 3 runs in 14 innings of work.Â Though injuries kept Anderson out of a majority of the 2010, he established himself as one of the up and coming young pitchers going 7-6 with a 2.80 ERA.Â 2011 looks like the same old story for the Oakland Athletics, as they have had huge issues scoring runs ranking 29th in the league with just 31 runs thus far.Â Newly acquired sluggers Hideki Matsui and Josh Willingham have struggled out of the gates, each hitting just .237 for the club.
John Danks has started the season with back-to-back quality outings, but control was the issue for the lefty last time out walking four batters in just six innings.Â Last season may have been Danks best to date, as he set a career high in wins going 15-11 with a 3.72 ERA.Â Chicago added some power to the lineup in the off-season and have wasted no time getting the offense rolling, currently ranking second in the league in runs thanks to some explosive 15 and 10 run games.Â First basemen Paul Konerko is starting to look like an ageless wonder, leading the club this year hitting .381 with 3 home runs and 12 RBIs.
The Oakland A’s lineup is one of the weakest in the game, and sometimes it is a wonder how they score any runs at all.Â Chicago’s, on the other hand, is filled with players who can go yard at any time and I believe that it will be difficult for Anderson to shut them out completely.Â I like Danks to have a very strong outing and for Chicago to win a close one at home.
Chicago -120 over Oakland Athletics