John Danks may be feeling a bit unlucky over the past year or so, but it can always be worse.
Danks' opponent Wednesday is Shaun Marcum, who can match Danks injury-for-injury over the past couple of seasons and has had his share of bad luck lately, too.
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While Danks is only 1-4 with a 5.40 ERA in his six starts since returning from the disabled list, he carries a solid 1.17 WHIP and has not been getting much in the way of run support from his teammates. In those six games, the White Sox have scored just 20 runs, an average of just over three per game.
But the grass isn't greener on the other side. Marcum is winless in 11 appearances this season (nine starts), with an 0-9 record and 5.76 ERA. Over his last four outings, the Mets have scored just eight runs.
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Marcum's best performance in that stretch came June 8 against Miami when he was forced to throw 105 pitches in relief in a marathon of a game that lasted 20 innings. The 31-year-old right-hander allowed just five hits over eight innings, but gave up the game-winning run in the top of the 20th and was saddled with the loss.
Wednesday, Danks and Marcum go head-to-head at U.S. Cellular Field in the finale of a brief two-game series. The Sox took Game 1 Tuesday despite a late gaffe that almost cost the South Siders the game.
Sox place Gillaspie on paternity list
Conor Gillaspie will be unavailable for Wednesday's game, as the White Sox placed the infielder on the Paternity Leave List. Third baseman Brent Morel was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding roster move.
This would be the first child for the 25-year-old Gillaspie, who is hitting .246/.306/.374 with five homers, 18 RBI and 19 runs this season. Morel is hitting .280/.373/.436 with 19 doubles, five homers and 40 RBI in Charlotte.
Gillaspie can remain on the paternity list for up to three days.
You can catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet tonight beginning at 7 p.m. White Sox Postgame Live will follow the game on CSN.