|CHI WHITE SOX ( PEAVY )|
LA ANGELS ( VARGAS )
|923||CHI WHITE SOX||-105||Ov 8,+100||+110||Ov 7.5,-110|
|924||LA ANGELS||-105||Un 8,-120||-120||Un 7.5,-110|
|vs Left-handed Starters||3-6||-3.3||4-4||4.0||0.262||0.319||5.0||0.258||0.327|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.6||4-3||5.1||0.310||0.356||4.6||0.232||0.301|
|vs Right-handed Starters||12-21||-14.1||22-11||4.2||0.259||0.316||5.3||0.262||0.333|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-4.1||4-3||4.4||0.252||0.331||6.0||0.307||0.349|
|5/5/2013||QUINTANA(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||DAVIS(R)||5-6||L||120||7.5 un||O||10||7||1||12||11||1|
|5/6/2013||SALE(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)||2-1||W||130||7 un||U||9||6||0||7||5||1|
|5/7/2013||SANTIAGO(L)||@ NY METS||HARVEY(R)||0-1||L||150||6.5 ev||U||1||1||0||5||7||0|
|5/8/2013||PEAVY(R)||@ NY METS||HEFNER(R)||6-3||W||-115||7 un||O||13||9||1||8||7||1|
|5/10/2013||AXELROD(R)||LA ANGELS||ENRIGHT(R)||5-7||L||-115||8.5 ov||O||7||6||2||11||7||0|
|5/11/2013||QUINTANA(L)||LA ANGELS||WILLIAMS(R)||2-3||L||+100||8.5 ev||U||8||6||3||7||4||0|
|5/12/2013||SALE(L)||LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)||3-0||W||-120||7.5 ev||U||8||8||1||1||1||0|
|5/13/2013||SANTIAGO(L)||@ MINNESOTA||HERNANDEZ(L)||3-10||L||-110||8 ov||O||10||7||1||12||7||0|
|5/14/2013||PEAVY(R)||@ MINNESOTA||CORREIA(R)||4-2||W||-115||8.5 ov||U||12||6||1||6||3||0|
|5/15/2013||AXELROD(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PELFREY(R)||9-4||W||125||9 un||O||14||9||0||11||9||0|
|5/16/2013||QUINTANA(L)||@ LA ANGELS||WILLIAMS(R)||5-4||W||135||8 ov||O||9||7||0||7||5||2|
|5/17/2013||SALE(L)||@ LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)||3-0||W||110||7 un||U||8||4||1||3||5||0|
|5/18/2013||SANTIAGO(L)||@ LA ANGELS||BLANTON(R)||9-12||L||125||8.5 un||O||17||12||0||12||9||0|
|5/19/2013||PEAVY(R)||@ LA ANGELS||VARGAS(L)|| |
|5/26/2013|| ||MIAMI|| || |
|5/7/2013||WILSON(L)||@ HOUSTON||LYLES(R)||6-7||L||-165||9 ov||O||8||5||3||7||3||0|
|5/8/2013||BLANTON(R)||@ HOUSTON||NORRIS(R)||1-3||L||-140||9.5 un||U||9||5||0||9||6||0|
|5/9/2013||VARGAS(L)||@ HOUSTON||HARRELL(R)||6-5||W||-150||9 un||O||8||16||0||13||7||3|
|5/10/2013||ENRIGHT(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||AXELROD(R)||7-5||W||105||8.5 ov||O||11||7||0||7||6||2|
|5/11/2013||WILLIAMS(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)||3-2||W||-110||8.5 ev||U||7||4||0||8||6||3|
|5/12/2013||WILSON(L)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)||0-3||L||110||7.5 ev||U||1||1||0||8||8||1|
|5/13/2013||BLANTON(R)||KANSAS CITY||MENDOZA(R)||4-11||L||-135||9 ev||O||9||5||0||19||8||0|
|5/14/2013||VARGAS(L)||KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||6-2||W||-125||8.5 un||U||12||6||1||6||6||0|
|5/15/2013||ENRIGHT(R)||KANSAS CITY||DAVIS(R)||5-9||L||-105||9 un||O||12||11||0||13||7||0|
|5/16/2013||WILLIAMS(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)||4-5||L||-145||8 ov||O||7||5||2||9||7||0|
|5/17/2013||WILSON(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)||0-3||L||-120||7 un||U||3||5||0||8||4||1|
|5/18/2013||BLANTON(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||SANTIAGO(L)||12-9||W||-135||8.5 un||O||12||9||0||17||12||0|
|5/19/2013||VARGAS(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||PEAVY(R)|| |
|5/23/2013||BLANTON(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SANTANA(R)|| |
|5/24/2013||VARGAS(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||MENDOZA(R)|| |
|5/25/2013|| ||@ KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)|| |
|5/26/2013|| ||@ KANSAS CITY|| || |
|CHI WHITE SOX: HITTING: The departure of Juan Pierre opens things up for SS ALEXEI RAMIREZ to hit leadoff. 2B GORDON BECKHAM will get a fresh start, but his leash is shortening. 1B PAUL KONERKO faded last year. He's potential trade bait for the rebuilding Sox. Did DH ADAM DUNN need a year to adjust to A.L. pitching and DHing? With his contract, the Sox will have to find out. OF ALEJANDRO DE AZA's late-season surge probably wasn't for real, but it was enough to get him the inside track on a starting job with Carlos Quentin having been dealt to the Padres on New Year's Eve. OF ALEX RIOS has bounced back before, but at his age the odds are longer now. The organization believes in OF DAYAN VICIEDO. His improving approach and power fit well in U.S. Cellular, but he could platoon with KOSUKE FUKUDOME in left field. C A.J. PIERZYNSKI has motivation for one more solid season as free agency looms. 3B BRENT MOREL is good glove, but has a limited stick. OF/1B BRENT LILLIBRIDGE has an improving bat and can play just about anywhere. |
STARTING PITCHING: JOHN DANKS doesn't look like a true No. 1 starter, but he keeps consistently throwing strikes and has some swing-and-miss stuff. Maybe it's because he's fallen short of his once-elite prospect status, but GAVIN FLOYD seems to get no respect as a quality middle-of-the-rotation arm. He was especially good after adding a cutter/slider-type pitch last year. JAKE PEAVY isn't going to win another Cy Young, but unlike last year, his shoulder should be close to 100 percent. The big question will again be whether, as a flyball pitcher, he can keep the ball in the park at cozy U.S. Cellular. PHILIP HUMBER was a nice surprise in 2011, but don't be fooled. It wasn't a former top prospect finally figuring it out. It was a back-of-the-rotation arm getting some good breaks. CHRIS SALE will make the move to the rotation. He'll likely be on some pitch counts, but this is an exciting development. With his stuff (he already has a solid changeup to go with his fastball/slider combo) he has monster upside.
RELIEF PITCHING: With closer Sergio Santos shipped off to Toronto, youngster ADDISON REED figures to be the top candidate to close games. Any young closer is a risk, but Reed's fastball/slider combo has been dominant over two pro seasons. Lefty MATT THORNTON might have blown his chance to claim the closer role last year. He had regained his form as a top set-up man late in the year, but if Reed falters he might be no more than a committee guy. JESSE CRAIN chased strikeouts more aggressively last year, but he also issued more walks. He may miss the first couple weeks of the season with an oblique injury.
|LA ANGELS: HITTING: SS ERICK AYBAR will likely get another crack at the leadoff spot by default. DH/OF BOBBY ABREU can still draw walks and run a little. 2B HOWIE KENDRICK traded batting average for more power last year. He's still one of baseball's better middle infield bats. 1B ALBERT PUJOLS should benefit from DH-ing a couple of times a year. OF TORII HUNTER is fading fast and may not provide middle-of-the-order power. OF VERNON WELLS has a better chance than Hunter to bounce back, and the Angels have to be patient considering his monster contract. MARK TRUMBO will get a look at 3B. If he can't get it done, ALBERTO CALLASPO would start and Trumbo would back-up first and DH. Speedy OF PETER BOURJOS will start in left, and top prospect MIKE TROUT will soon replace free agents-to-be Abreu or Hunter. KENDRYS MORALES could DH regularly if his ankle is healthy. CHRIS IANNETTA is no Mike Napoli, but he's a monster upgrade over Jeff Mathis. |
STARTING PITCHING: JERED WEAVER had a lot of things go right in 2011, and it's not hard to picture him as a Cy Young candidate again. But he faded late in the year, and may not belong in the upper echelon or pitchers. A cutter has led to DAN HAREN's rebirth. He's right there with Weaver, just a step behind the elite arms. C.J. WILSON may not get the same run support, but he should benefit from getting out of hitter-friendly Arlington; he had a 2.31 road ERA last year. ERVIN SANTANA never developed into a top-of-the-line starter, but he's become more consistent and settled in as a solid starter. Once a washed-out former prospect, JEROME WILLIAMS came back to the States from Taiwan and delivered three quality starts last September. He's not likely to have sustained success, but he does have the inside track for a rotation spot. Middling prospect GARRETT RICHARDS seems like the most likely candidate to step into the rotation in case of injury.
RELIEF PITCHING: JORDAN WALDEN will have the closer's role again entering the spring, but while he was overpowering he was also very shaky at times. He gave up seven runs over 2.2 innings in his last three appearances. RICH THOMPSON decided to lean on his cutter last year and the results were excellent. If Walden slips up, Thompson has to be in the closer conversation. LaTROY HAWKINS was solid with Milwaukee (2.42 ERA) and joins his ninth different team since 2003. He is expected to set up Walden as well. Lefty SCOTT DOWNS was far from dominant last year, despite his 1.34 ERA. But Scioscia does trust him in high-leverage situations, making him a possible fallback if Walden struggles. The Angels don't seem to have big plans for HISANORI TAKAHASHI, the most well-compensated long reliever in baseball.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (CHI WHITE SOX-LA ANGELS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*White Sox-Angels Preview* ==========================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Chicago (19-21) at Los Angeles (15-27), 3:35 p.m. EDT
The Los Angeles Angels ended yet another losing streak Saturday, using a big offensive performance against the Chicago White Sox. They'll try to salvage a four-game split with Chicago on Sunday at Angel Stadium, though they've struggled to string together victories all year.
The Angels (16-27) set a season high for runs in a 12-9 win on Saturday, ending their three-game skid - already their fifth this season of three or more games - while also ending the White Sox's four-game winning streak.
Los Angeles, which is just 5-10 following victories, blew open the game with a five-run seventh inning, sparked by Alberto Callaspo's three-run homer. Though the White Sox (19-22) followed with a five-run eighth of their own, Los Angeles responded with two more runs in the bottom of the inning, including an of Callaspo's five RBIs on the day.
Howie Kendrick was also 2 for 5 with a double and is 10 for 20 over his last five games.
"I mean, you look at their ballclub and there's no easy out on their side, either. But when we get it going, we're a pretty good ballclub and we can score runs at any time in the game," Albert Pujols said.
After Hector Santiago lasted just 3 1-3 innings Saturday, the White Sox hope Jake Peavy (5-1, 2.96 ERA) can win his fourth consecutive start. Peavy, who was 18-19 with a 3.89 ERA over the last two seasons, looks more like the dominant pitcher he was prior to a 2010 operation on his right shoulder.
He's currently striking out a career-best 10.1 batters per nine innings and fanned six on Tuesday while yielding two runs and five hits over seven innings in a 4-2 win at Minnesota.
"He's further removed from surgery. He's just stronger," manager Robin Ventura said. "He has more belief as far as in his mind he doesn't have any hesitation of letting it go. I think last year he might have held back a little bit. But this year he's pitching free."
Peavy will have to turn around his struggles against the Angels, against whom he's 0-3 with a 6.08 ERA over five starts.
Los Angeles starter Jason Vargas (2-3, 4.03 ERA) would also like to change course from his history versus the White Sox, whom he's 0-1 with an 8.04 ERA against across five starts. The left-hander is coming off one of his better performances this season, a seven-inning effort in which he gave up two runs and five hits in a 6-2 win over the Royals on Tuesday.
Josh Hamilton was a late scratch for the Angels on Saturday due to what a team spokesman called a "day off, to recharge" after initially being scheduled to bat fifth. Hamilton, who had gone 10 for 51 over his previous 14 games, was slotted into right field as a defensive substitute in the seventh inning and singled.
He's 7 for 15 against with two homers lifetime against Peavy.
Adam Dunn's status is unclear as he left in the fifth Saturday with back spasms.
Alex Rios extended his hitting streak to 13 games, going 2 for 4 with two RBIs. He's driven in 11 runs with a .755 slugging percentage during the streak.
|Last Updated: 9/23/2014 3:22:32 PM EST|