John Danks SP CWS 3 days ago

Danks struck out three and walked two while allowing four runs -- three earned -- on six hits over 4.2 innings in a losing effort Wednesday.

Failing to get through five innings, Danks simply couldn't fool the Cleveland lineup in Wednesday's outing (five swinging strikes, 87 pitches). His contract figures to offer up a long leash as a member of the rotation on the south side of Chicago, and Danks will try to turn it around with a two-start week beginning Monday at home against the Tribe before an April 25 home start against Kansas City.

John Danks SP CWS 1 week ago

Danks gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.2 innings Thursday against Kansas City. He struck out just one batter.

An ugly start to things for Danks, but that's no surprise -- he hasn't been anything remotely close to a legitimate fantasy asset since 2010. The fact that Danks has held down a rotation spot for the White Sox through these years of poor pitching is borderline unbelievable; most fantasy owners, on the other hand, have long since learned their lesson and abandoned him to the waiver wire, where he belongs in the vast majority of formats.

John Danks SP CWS 1 month ago

Danks will pitch in a simulated game Tuesday instead of making his scheduled start in a Cactus League game, CSN Chicago reports.

There does not appear to be an injury at play. Rather, the team would like to give pitching prospect Tyler Danish a shot at more advanced batters. Danks remains on track to serve as the club's No. 4 starter to start the year.

John Danks SP CWS 7 months ago

Danks turned in six strong innings versus the Rays on Sunday afternoon, giving up two earned runs on two hits and three walks while striking out five en route to his 10th win of the season.

Despite a mostly inconsistent campaign, Danks appears intent on putting up a strong finish to his 2014 season. Over his last three starts, the veteran lefty has allowed just four earned runs on 11 hits while recording 14 strikeouts across 18 innings. Danks is scheduled to be back on the mound Saturday versus the Royals.

John Danks SP CWS 7 months ago

Danks took a no-decision Monday, holding the Royals without a run in six innings of work.

Danks did walk four in the outing, but was able to prevent any damage by allowing just two hits and striking out six. The lefty has pitched well since his disastrous start to the month, lowering his ERA back bellow five to 4.88. Danks' next start will come against the Rays this weekend.

John Danks SP CWS 7 months ago

Danks pitched six innings Tuesday, allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits and one walk, while striking out three in the loss.

Danks has simply not been getting it done of late, as he has allowed 11 runs (nine earned) on 18 hits and two walks in his last two starts. Actually, Danks has been erratic all season and now has a paltry 5.05 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 115:65 K:BB in 174.2 innings this year. His next start is set for Monday on the road against the Royals.

John Danks SP CWS 7 months ago

Danks (9-10) was hit hard Wednesday, coughing up seven runs on 11 hits with a walk and three strikeouts over 4.2 innings against the Twins.

Five of the seven hits Danks allowed went for extra bases. The lefty's season is trending in the wrong direction. After a solid June (3.41 ERA), Danks was hit hard in July (5.15) and was even worse in August (6.75). He'll try to turn his season around Tuesday versus the A's.

John Danks SP CWS 8 months ago

Danks made a quality start against Cleveland on Thursday, allowing two runs and five hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out five, tossing 101 pitches.

Danks got off to an ominous start, surrendering a leadoff triple to Michael Bourn, who scored on a RBI groundout. The veteran lefty settled down from there though, giving up just one more run until he was pulled in the seventh inning. Other than Thursday's start, Danks has really struggled since the middle of July though, posting a 7.98 ERA in his previous 38.1 inning. If you need him for innings or are in a super deep league, he'll get the Twins on the road in his next start.

John Danks SP CWS 8 months ago

Danks allowed three runs on six hits, walking three and striking out four over five-plus innings but was left with a no-decision in the White Sox 4-3 loss to the Yankees on Friday night.

It wasn't exactly a dominating performance, but it was at least somewhat encouraging. He went through a stretch of five starts where he allowed 28 earned runs over 27.1 innings, but has looked a bit better in his last two. He remains a risky play for his next start against the Indians in Cleveland.

John Danks SP CWS 8 months ago

Danks pitched just 4.2 innings, allowing nine runs on eight hits (including four home runs) and five walks while striking out five batters in picking up his seventh loss (9-7) of the year in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

Danks has been mired in a terrible slump of late. He has allowed 24 runs in his last four starts (spanning 23 innings) and has seen his ERA jump from 3.99 to 4.93 in the process. Couple that with an ugly 1.47 WHIP and 99:55 K:BB ratio and Danks is hard pitcher to trust these days. He will look to turn it around in his next start, which is set for Sunday on the road against the Mariners.