RHP David Hernandez (4-5, 4.20) tonight will make his 12th Major League start of this season, his 7th on the road and the 1st of his career vs. the White Sox.
After a four-start stretch where Hernandez had pitched to an ERA of 2.31, Hernandez’s ERA is 7.20 (12ER over 15IP) over his last three starts.
Hernandez has allowed 12 homers in 64 1/3 innings. He has allowed eight homers over his last four starts.
Right-handed batters hit .274 off him while lefties bat .295. Hernandez gives up an average of just .160 when pitching with runners in scoring position.
In six road starts, the right-hander is 2-2, 4.17.
LHP John Danks (10-8, 3.96) tonight makes his 24th start of the season, his 12th at home and the 6th of his career vs. Baltimore.
Danks has pitched to an ERA of 1.76 over his last two starts. In six second-half starts, Danks is 3-2, 4.08.
Right-handed batters hit .255 off Danks and lefties hit .234. He yields an average of .225 when pitching with runners in scoring position.
The Sox are 12-11 when he starts. In 11 starts at home, Danks is 4-5, 4.23.
Danks vs. the Orioles:
2009: 2-0, 3.00, two starts (12IP, 11H, 4R-ER)
2008: 0-2, 5.23, two starts
Career: 3-2, 4.71, five starts (28 2/3IP, 29H, 7B, 14K)