Erratic Pitching in The Windy City: Fade Danks & Lock Red-Hot Yankees -103

Ross Benjamin

Saturday, August 1, 2015 2:36 PM GMT

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 2:36 PM GMT

Will the Yankees carry momentum over from July’s superb record into August? Can the White Sox put a halt to a five game home losing streak? Read this insightful betting article in order to find out.

Yankees in the “Windy City”
The White Sox and Yankees will square off on Saturday at US Cellular Field in Chicago. The first pitch is slated for 7:10 PM ET. The Yankees were victorious in the series opener on Friday with a decisive 13-6 win.

 

Yankees Slugger is Red-Hot
The Yankees Mark Teixeira had a monster game on Friday, hitting two home runs which included a grand slam, and had 6 runs batted in. It marked the second consecutive game in which Teixeira hit two home runs. As a matter of fact, over his last 12 games at US Cellular Field in Chicago, Teixeira hit 4 home runs and had 16 RBI’s. He’s also had success against today’s White Sox southpaw starter John Danks, going 8 for 18 (.444) in his career.

 

Yankees Bats continue to Mash
The Yankees are averaging 9.0 runs per game and possess a superb .323 team batting average over their previous seven outings. They’ve gone 7-2 over the total in their last nine games, and scored 6 runs or more in all but two of those contests. “The Bronx Bombers” are 19-13 versus southpaw starting pitchers in 2015, and that includes seven straight wins in that role.

 

White Sox Offense has come to Life
After being one of the worst hitting teams in baseball during the first half of 2015, Chicago’s bats have been red-hot of late. They’ve averaged 6.9 runs per game, and have an excellent team batting average of .330 during their previous seven outings. The Sox have gone over the total in each of their previous five, and there was a combined average of 14.2 runs scored per game. They’ve scored 6 runs or more in seven of their last nine games.

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Final Analysis
I’ve made it pretty obvious that both teams have thrived offensively in recent games, and as a result, that handicapping aspect is a wash. I just don’t trust John Danks against a hot hitting team. The White Sox veteran hurler has allowed no earned runs in three of his previous six starts. However, in the other three outings, he’s allowed 5 earned runs or more. Danks has a less than impressive 4.90 ERA in 19 starts this year.

The Yankees Bryan Mitchell will be making just his second career MLB start on Saturday. However, he’s acquitted himself very well in six relief appearances in 2015, posting a stellar 2.89 ERA and 1.09 WHIP during 9 1/3 innings of work. Mitchell was just recalled from Scranton/Wilkes Barre on Thursday. He’s posted a solid 3.12 ERA in fifteen starts with the Yankees AAA affiliate, and allowed only 1 home run during 75.0 innings pitched.

The Yankees went 17-7 in July and the White Sox have lost five straight at home. I’m siding with the road team for one of my MLB picks on Saturday. Heritage provides us with the cheapest current money line price for this wager.

MLB Pick: Play the Yankees -103 at Heritage.

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