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Game: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox Apr 15 2012 2:10PM
Prediction: Chicago White Sox
Grade: Loser (-100)
Reason: At 2:10 pm, our selection is on the Chicago White Sox over the Detroit Tigers. Several pitchers - perhaps more than in recent years - have made the transition from reliever to starter this season, and while some of them have gotten a lot of attention (i.e., Daniel Bard of the Red Sox and Neftali Feliz of the Rangers) one who has flown a bit under the radar is White Sox righthander Chris Sale. Originally tabbed to be the possible heir-apparent to Bobby Jenks as the closer of this team (Sale did not have a single start in the minors), Sale was given a chance to fit into the Chicago rotation following the off-season loss of Mark Buehrle. So far, so good for the 23-year-old as Sale's first-ever professional start was a 6 2/3 innings gem against the Indians which also earned Sale his first victory of the season. Today, he will have his home debut and it comes against another division rival - albeit one a bit more dangerous than the Indians. The Tigers feature plenty of firepower in their lineup, but Sale should be up to the task this afternoon, given that the current Tigers roster is a combined 4-for-36 against him. Like Sale, Detroit righthander Rick Porcello also had a good start in his season debut but Porcello has struggled mightily in his career against the White Sox and especially when pitching at US Cellular Field. In seven starts against Chicago, Porcello is 2-4 with a 6.91 ERA and he's 1-1 with a 6.88 ERA in Chicago. Take the Sox. As always, good luck...Al McMordie.