The Red Sox are headed to the windy-city for a three game
series vs. the White Sox. Boston has the American League leading overall record
of 63-28 and a current win streak of 8-2(won 1) in their last 10 games.
On the other hand the White Sox have an overall record of
50-52 and a current win streak of 6-4 (lost 1) in their last 10 games. The
White Sox have a season series lead of 3-0, as they went to Fenway and swept
the Red Sox back in May. Following on from our team overviews we will break down the pitching matchups for the games which should provide useful baseball betting information.
Game 1: July 29th,
(Friday) 7:10 pm
Tim Wakefield vs. Gavin Floyd
Gavin Floyd has an 8-9 record on the season with a 4.11 era,
his July record is 2-2 with an era of 3.81. He has been lacking this year at home
with a 2-4 record and a very bad era of 6.26. Floyd has had a 42.9% chance of a
quality start at home this year. However he has let up a whopping six home runs
at home this year, for an average of a little less than one HR given up per
game. The six foot six, right handed, powerhouse of a man is 2-1 in the last
three starts, with a 3.79 era.
Wakefield is a surprising 6-3 overall record on the year,
with a pretty high era of 5.15. Timmy comes into the game off his 2000th career
strikeout, a monumental feat in MLB, but he didn't even realize what he had
accomplished until Jarrod Saltalamacchia approached him at the mound and let
him in on the secret. He has rattled off a four game winning streak heading
into the Windy City this weekend, he has also won 5 of his last 6 games
Game 2: July 30th, (Saturday)
John Lester vs. Edwin Jackson
John Lester has an overall record of 10-4 on the season,
with an era of 3.23. John has an impressive 7-1 road record with a 2.80 era,
while holding opposing batters to a very low average of .202. He has a 1-0
record in his last three starts, with a near perfect era of 0.55. Lester's
record at night is 6-4 with an era of 4.03, while allowing opponents to hit him
at .270 avg.
Edwin Jackson has a overall record of 7-7 for the season,
3.92 era. He also has a miserable night record of 1-5, with a era of 3.79. The
reason behind the woeful night game record is that opponents are hitting a very
healthy .296 avg. against him, plus he is giving up 72 hits in 61 innings.
Edwin Jackson is 3-1 record, with a 3.21 era, while holding opponents to a .265
avg. for the season.
Game 3: July 31st,
(Sunday) 1:30 PM
Andrew Miller vs. Mark Buehrle
Andrew Miller started out on fire when he first arrived from
triple A Pawtuket, to take the place of Dice K who went down with a season
ending injury of his elbow that required Tommy John surgery. The Red Sox picked
up the young hurler from the Marlins in the off-season and the move added to
the depth of the Red Sox starting rotation. Home record is 5-1, 3.22 ERA.
The Chicago White Sox have been in a stage of recent descent
and the former Ace, Mark Buehrle has been the one bright spot amongst this
highly acclaimed group starters. He has been absolutely on a tear since May
with a record of 7-2, plus he has a surprising record of 12-2 in games which he
didn't pick up a win. Mark has been pitching really well in the last 3 games
and has a 2-0 record with a 0.86 era.
Stay tuned for a full analysis, MLB odds
and pick of each game on the day.