Danks’ Rough Start Hard To Explain, Even For Him

CHICAGO (WSCR) The Chicago White Sox are off to a surprisingly bad start to the 2011 season, and the same can be said for starting pitcher John Danks.

After Tuesday night’s loss, Danks dropped to 0-6 on the season, with a 4.50 earned run average and a 1.44 WHIP.

“I’m out of reasons,” Danks said. “I don’t know. I’m doing the same thing I’ve done my whole career. I feel good and it’s just not working out. I don’t really have any other way of putting it.”

Other than his rookie season in 2007, this has been his worst season in the majors. As a rookie Danks went 6-13 with a 5.50 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. But from 2008-10 he posted 40 wins and his highest ERA was 3.77.

And just like his team, there’s really only one way for Danks to turn this season around.

“I’m going to come back and get ready for my next start,” he said. “And go from there.”

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