Crain: ‘Huge’ First Win For John Danks

CHICAGO (WSCR) John Danks has allowed four or fewer runs in seven of his last 10 starts, but until Monday night, didn’t have a win on the season.

When asked how big it was for the team to watch Danks pitch his best game of the season, and earn his first win, reliever Jesse Crain’s answer was simple”

“Huge,” Crain said on the Mully and Hanley Show.

“I mean, to have him finally get that win. And the way he did it was awesome. He threw 7.1 [innings], one run, one unearned run, I mean, is pretty impressive. And that’s what we needed coming off that series loss to Detroit. We needed to come out and win this first game, and it was a huge win for the team, probably even a bigger one for John, hopefully he can put together a few more.”

So far this season, the White Sox haven’t been able to live up to their expectations. But if Monday’s start is a sign that Danks has broken out of his slump, then team’s fight to climb the AL Central standings might get a little easier.

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  • tom sharp

    Is this the same guy that was ready to put Peavy on the All-Star team after a couple of wins? Why doesn’t anyone mention the obvious fact that he was pitching against a Triple A Team with no good hitters in the line-up. Great that he got the win, but I’ll give anyone 5 to 1 odds he is has single-digit wins and double-digit loses (baring injury of course) at the end of this year. If the Sox don’t win probably the easiest division in baseball, Danks will be one of the reasons why.

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