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John Danks
4.71 7-15 124
Team: Chi White SoxHt / Wt: 6-1 / 210 NFBC ADP: 692.92
Position: SPBorn: 4/15/1985 Birthplace: Austin, Texas
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Rangers (2003)

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Sep. 15 2:55 PM PT3:55 PM MT4:55 PM CT5:55 PM ET17:55 ET21:55 GMT5:55 2:55 PM MST4:55 PM EST5:25 PM VEN1:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-Danks could have improved to 8-3 against Oakland on Monday if not for a bullpen collapse.
Analysis: Danks allowed three runs in seven innings but closer David Robertson allowed four runs in the ninth inning and the ChiSox ended up needing 14 frames to send their loyal fans home happy.
Sep. 5 1:22 PM PT2:22 PM MT3:22 PM CT4:22 PM ET16:22 ET20:22 GMT4:22 1:22 PM MST3:22 PM EST3:52 PM VEN0:22 UAE (+1)3:22 PM CT-Danks spun his second complete game of the season Friday, scattering seven hits in a 12-1 win over Kansas City.
Analysis: Danks was very sharp in notching his first win since Aug. 1. He was 0-4 with a 4.88 over his previous five starts.
Aug. 24 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET12:12 ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST11:42 AM VEN20:12 UAE11:12 AM CT-Danks was rocked for seven runs in five innings to take the loss Sunday at Seattle.
Analysis: After pitching well in July, Danks is struggling again in August. He's now 0-3 with a 5.33 ERA in his last four starts.
July 4 12:47 PM PT1:47 PM MT2:47 PM CT3:47 PM ET15:47 ET19:47 GMT3:47 12:47 PM MST2:47 PM EST3:17 PM VEN23:47 UAE2:47 PM CT-Danks pitched his best baseball after a low point in his career as he pitched seven scoreless innings Friday.
Analysis: Danks was impressive after getting skipped in the rotation. The left-hander allowed five hits with five strikeouts and two walks. He was 0-4 in his previous four starts with a 6.85 ERA. "I pitched my way into being the guy that gets skipped," he said.
June 23 11:52 AM PT12:52 PM MT1:52 PM CT2:52 PM ET14:52 ET18:52 GMT2:52 11:52 AM MST1:52 PM EST2:22 PM VEN22:52 UAE1:52 PM CT-Danks stunk it up Monday.
Analysis: Danks gave up nine runs in 5 1-3 innings and fell to 0-4 in June with a 6.85 ERA. "I stunk. There's really no other way to put it," said Danks, who dropped to 3-9 with a 6.82 ERA in 16 career starts against the Twins.
June 18 12:34 PM PT1:34 PM MT2:34 PM CT3:34 PM ET15:34 ET19:34 GMT3:34 12:34 PM MST2:34 PM EST3:04 PM VEN23:34 UAE2:34 PM CT-Danks fell to 3-7 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Danks settled down after a shaky first inning to allow three runs on five hits in seven innings. "Besides the first inning, Johnny pitched great," Chicago manager Robin Ventura said.
June 13 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET17:22 ET21:22 GMT5:22 2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST4:52 PM VEN1:22 UAE (+1)4:22 PM CT-Danks fell to 3-6 on Friday.
Analysis: Danks gave up five runs, three earned, and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings and was full of excuses. "They put the ball in play and made things happen. It worked out for them," Danks said. "It's one of those nights it didn't bounce my way."
June 7 9:51 AM PT10:51 AM MT11:51 AM CT12:51 PM ET12:51 ET16:51 GMT0:51 9:51 AM MST11:51 AM EST12:21 PM VEN20:51 UAE11:51 AM CT-Danks was ripped Saturday.
Analysis: Danks gave up five runs and 11 hits in 4 2-3 horrible innings. "I felt good," Danks said.
June 1 7:55 AM PT8:55 AM MT9:55 AM CT10:55 AM ET10:55 ET14:55 GMT22:55 7:55 AM MST9:55 AM EST10:25 AM VEN18:55 UAE9:55 AM CT-Danks allowed 10 hits, including five extra-base hits, in the Chicago White Sox's 6-0 victory over the Astros. He is the only pitcher to give up at least 10 hits and at least five extra-base hits in a shutout going back to 1914.
Analysis: The native Texan was 0-3 with a 9.15 ERA in four career starts against the Astros, but put it all behind him on Sunday. "I hadn't had a whole lot of luck when I had family in town," he said.
May 27 9:01 AM PT10:01 AM MT11:01 AM CT12:01 PM ET12:01 ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST11:31 AM VEN20:01 UAE11:01 AM CT-Danks was awful Tuesday.
Analysis: Danks was charged with six runs in five innings and faces the Astros next.

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