Gavin Floyd gives Chicago's South Siders the pitching edge tonight against New York's Phil Hughes in the series finale. Win with the White Sox as home pups against the Yankees.
Youngster Phil Hughes will look to get off the schneid this evening and pick up his first victory of the year in the final game of the series. He enters tonight’s start 0-3 with a lofty 8.82 ERA allowing 25 hits and 16 earned runs with a K/BB ratio of 10/10 in just a little over 16 innings of work.
[articleBanner]who2beton[/articleBanner]Hughes has been roughed up in his last three starts, all of which came on the road. Baltimore pounded him for nine hits and five earned runs in last weekends start at Camden Yards. He’s yet to face the stout White Sox lineup in his career.
Chicago's Gavin Floyd has been simply sensational to start the season for the White Sox, and manager Ozzie Guillen hopes he has it in him again tonight to allow his club to take one from the “Bronx Bombers.” Over his last two starts, Floyd has allowed three hits in 13.1 innings without giving up an earned run. He flirted with a no-hitter against Detroit at home on April 12, and then retired the first 12 batters he faced in his next start. Overall, Floyd is 2-0 with a 1.40 ERA allowing a measly nine hits and three earned runs in a shade under 20 innings of work. He’s never started against the Yankees in his career.
The Yankees have had the White Sox' number recently winning seven of the last eight meetings, and they’re 6-3 the last nine times they’ve squared off in US Cellular Field. However, they’re 1-4 in Hughes’ last five starts as a road favorite between -110 and -150. Chicago is 4-1 the last five times they were installed an underdog at home, including Tuesday night’s loss, and they’re yet to lose Game 3 of a series this season (4-0), which includes a 2-0 mark after a loss.
Free Pick: White Sox +108