Kyle Davies (4.71 ERA) makes his eight start of the season tonight, at home, against the division-leading White Sox. As mentioned last week in the Critical Start for Davies post, Hiram's seen an early string of iffy peripherals turn into three consecutive bombed out starts, most recently a 4 IP/7 ER shelling in Baltimore.
Meanwhile, the White Sox counter with Jose Contreras (4.02 ERA). Despite being sixty five years old, Contreras has found himself a solid pitcher again. In his last five starts however, Contreras has posted a 7.71 ERA. He must be smart like Banny to be able to do that.