John Danks Attempts To Bounce Back From Some Shaky Starts In Today’s Series Finale

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John Danks, Chicago White Sox, Spring Training, 2016

After a couple of rough starts to open the 2016 season, John Danks looks to bounce back today as he takes the hill for the Chicago White Sox in the series finale with the Angels. In his last outing against the Tampa Bay Rays, Danks gave up five runs in 6 1/3 innings. He also didn’t fare so well in his season debut when he gave up seven runs, five of them earned, in five innings against the Cleveland Indians. However, he did tell MLB.com that he thinks he’s on the right track.

 “I threw the ball a lot better than my line will show. Threw some good pitches down. Didn’t swing. Didn’t get a call. It just didn’t matter. That’s the way it goes.”

The Angels will counter with veteran Jered Weaver as they try to salvage a series split. Like Danks, Weaver had a tough time in his last outing, giving up four runs in 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Twins. He has had some success against the Sox in his career, posting a 10-2 record to go with a 1.99 ERA.

Here’s everything else you need to know about today’s matchup on the South Side.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (6-9) at Chicago White Sox (10-5)

Time: 1:10 PM CT

Location: U.S. Cellular Field

Radio: WLS, WRTO 1200

TV: CSN

Starting Pitchers: Jered Weaver (1-0, 4.35 ERA) vs John Danks (0-2, 7.94 ERA)

Starting Lineups
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Position Player vs Danks AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
3B Yunel Escobar 6-14 .429 0 0 0 1 0 1
SS Andrelton Simmons 1-3 .333 0 0 1 2 0 0
CF Mike Trout 0-8 .000 0 0 0 0 2 4
DH Albert Pujols 3-10 .300 0 0 1 1 0 1
RF Kole Calhoun 1-8 .125 0 0 1 2 0 2
2B Johnny Giavotella 5-14 .357 1 1 0 1 1 2
1B C.J. Cron 1-9 .111 0 0 0 0 0 2
C Carlos Perez 1-4 .250 1 0 0 0 2 1
LF Craig Gentry 3-15 .200 0 0 0 0 2 2

 

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Position Player vs Weaver AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
RF Adam Eaton 1-8 .125 0 0 0 0 1 2
SS Jimmy Rollins 3-6 .500 0 0 0 1 0 1
1B Jose Abreu 2-8 .250 1 0 0 0 1 2
3B Todd Frazier 1-2 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF Melky Cabrera 4-25 .160 0 0 0 1 1 2
2B Brett Lawrie 4-14 .286 1 0 2 5 0 1
CF Austin Jackson 4-22 .182 2 0 0 0 3 7
DH Avisail Garcia 0-3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1
C Alex Avila 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 0 4