We're not over it by now? John Danks, as much of a lock as there ever was for a 4.50 ERA, is still projected to have a rotation spot for the White Sox? It's the kind of job security that would raise suspicions of nepotism if only the White Sox general manager was also named Danks. Of course, the real reason they've stuck with him for so long is because they signed him to a long-term deal just before things went south in 2012 and didn't want to devote more payroll to a fifth starter type, and by trading Frankie Montas this offseason, they've basically locked themselves into another year. Even if Danks holds down the job again, he's nothing more than hollow innings in AL-only leagues.
White Sox starter John Danks (7-15) struggled on Thursday, allowing six runs on 11 hits and three walks while striking out two in a 6-4 loss to the Royals. It was an ugly outing for Danks, as he drew just two swinging strikes in his 92 pitches. Danks had not allowed more than three runs in his previous six starts and the regression is a bit disappointing to see in his final start of the season. Although this was in Kansas City, it's hard to be a flyball pitcher in a park like Cellular Field and Danks will need to adjust that a bit if he wants to avoid having outings like this next season.
White Sox starter John Danks took the loss Saturday despite recording a quality start, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks over six innings while striking out five. The White Sox hitters couldn't solve Adam Warren, otherwise Danks might have been better rewarded for his efforts. His final start of the season is scheduled for the season's final day, as he takes on the Tigers at home next Saturday.
White Sox pitcher John Danks pitched a complete game during Friday's 12-1 win over the Royals. Danks allowed one run on seven hits over nine innings of work. He also struck out five and walked one. He improved to 7-12 with a 4.60 ERA. Danks has earned a quality start in four of his last six outings.
White Sox starting pitcher John Danks allowed two runs in his start against the Mariners on Friday. Danks tossed six innings, giving up the two runs on seven hits. He struck out five batters but allowed two home runs. With the loss, Danks dropped to 6-12 on the season with a 4.82 ERA.
White Sox starter John Danks had a rough day at the office Sunday, getting shelled for seven runs as the Mariners jumped out to an early lead and held off a Chicago rally. Danks wasn't around for that, as he departed after five innings in which he allowed eight hits and three walks. Danks also allowed his 18th home run of the season. Danks (6-11) has dropped three straight decisions after a three-game winning streak.