John Danks SP CWS 4 days ago

Danks (6-12) gave up two runs on seven hits while striking out five over six innings in Friday's loss to the Mariners.

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John Danks SP CWS 2 months ago

Danks lasted 4.1 innings against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, giving up six runs on eight hits while striking out four and walking one.

After pitching seven scoreless innings in his last outing, Danks couldn't make it through the fifth inning Wednesday. The 30-year-old has been inconsistent all season, and he has yet to show that he can muster up two quality starts in a row.

John Danks SP CWS 2 months ago

Danks threw seven shutout innings against the Orioles on Friday to earn his fourth win of the season.

Well that was unexpected. Danks had been so inconsistent of late that the White Sox skipped his last start. The outing was one of his best of the season, rivaling the complete game shutout he threw against the Astros on May 31. But where he allowed 10 hits in that start, he only allowed five (all singles) Friday. Still, he has generally been awful this season, and it is difficult to recommend rostering him.

John Danks SP CWS 2 months ago

Danks will have his turn in the rotation skipped and will not be the starter on Sunday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Danks was scheduled to make the start Saturday, but the game was postponed due to rain. The White Sox have announced their starters up through Wednesday, including Jeff Samardzija on Sunday, so it appears the next time Danks will take the mound will be next weekend against Baltimore.

John Danks SP CWS 2 months ago

Danks won't make his scheduled start Saturday as Chicago's game with Detroit has been postponed due to rain, Anthony Fenech of The Detroit Free Press reports.

Danks was touched up for five runs in 5.1 innings in his last outing, and he'll have to wait at least another day to take the mound again. He'll likely be on the hill for Sunday's series finale, but the White Sox have yet to confirm their rotation order following the postponement.

John Danks SP CWS 2 months ago

Danks fell to 3-8 after serving up nine runs (five earned) in 5.1 innings Monday against the Twins. He struck out two and walked one.

The White Sox made a couple of costly errors behind him, but Danks can't blame anybody but himself for the three home runs he served up. Danks has now given up 14 home runs and a staggering 97 hits in 80.1 innings, and it's hard to see where the upside comes from with the 30-year-old Danks at this point.

John Danks SP CWS 2 months ago

Danks (3-7) delivered seven solid innings Wednesday against the Pirates, but was stuck with the loss. He allowed three runs on just five hits, striking out four without a walk.

All the damage against Danks came in the first inning -- in the following six, he gave up a pair of singles and nothing else. Unfortunately, with the way Danks has pitched this year -- not to mention the last several seasons -- good starts like this are the exception rather than the rule. He gets a nice matchup Monday in Minnesota, though.

John Danks SP CWS 3 months ago

Danks allowed five runs (three earned) on eight hits, walking one and striking out three over 5.1 innings of a 7-5 loss to Tampa Bay on Friday night.

Danks (3-6, 5.16 ERA) continues to struggle, but the White Sox just don't have many viable options for their rotation. He did contribute a complete game shutout of the Astros in his first June start, but that is pretty much the extent of his 2015 highlight reel to date. He remains a risky play in all fantasy formats.

John Danks SP CWS 3 months ago

Danks could not escape the fifth inning against the Tigers on Saturday, allowing five runs on 11 hits in just 4.2 innings of work in the loss.

This clunker comes off the heelds of a complete game shutout of the Astros earlier in the week. Danks was actually continuing that shutout for the first four innings of Saturday's contest, but he got trapped in a fifth that saw nine men approach the plate before the bullpen entered. Danks now has a 1.52 WHIP on the season, but there is no logical starter to replace him in the rotation.

John Danks SP CWS 3 months ago

Danks threw a complete game shutout against the Astros on Saturday to earn his third win of the season.

It was easily Danks' best start of the season, but it was not a flawless gem. He allowed 10 hits in the outing, five of which went for extra-bases. There were a few instances in which the Astros could have scored a run against the White Sox's No. 4 starter, but they were done in by baserunning errors. It would be tough to imagine him repeating this performance anytime soon, especially in his next start against the Tigers.