Chicago righthander Gavin Floyd has been a very good pitcher the past three seasons (including most of 2010), but he can’t be happy with what has happened with his run support. In 2008, Floyd had very good support numbers, with 5.8 runs average per start. Last season, Floyd saw that number reduced by a full run to 4.8, and so far through his first 29 starts of 2010, Floyd’s support has nose-dived to 3.6 runs per start. Despite this lack of help from his hitters, Floyd still has a chance to top his 2009 win total of 11, as he comes into this game with 10 wins. Unfortunately, his team will be facing one of the hottest lefthanders in the AL in Minnesota’s Brian Duensing. To say that the 27-year-old southpaw has been a pleasant surprise since becoming a full-time member of the Twins rotation would be an understatement as Duensing has gone 8-2 with a 2.02 ERA this season. More bad news for the Sox chances to score runs tonight. Chicago is batting just .253 vs. lefties. The “Manny era” in Chicago hasn’t quite worked out as the outfielder acquired off waivers from the Dodgers has done virtually nothing since coming over to the Windy City and his roughly .290 batting average is deceiving when you consider the fact that every hit he’s had has been a single. He’s a non-factor. Look for a low-scoring game between the Twins & White Sox. I’m playing the Under on Wednesday. Thanks! GL! Scott. Get more baseball picks from Scott at Touthouse.com
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