|CLEVELAND ( CARRASCO )|
CHI WHITE SOX ( QUINTANA )
|Doubleheader Game #2|
|921||CLEVELAND||+110||Ov 8.5,-115||+110||Ov 8.5,-120|
|922||CHI WHITE SOX||-120||Un 8.5,-105||-120||Un 8.5,+100|
|vs Left-handed Starters||13-14||+1.1||15-11||4.4||0.252||0.313||4.6||0.242||0.317|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.2||2-5||4.4||0.260||0.356||4.4||0.254||0.307|
|vs Right-handed Starters||26-31||-4.7||22-30||3.7||0.241||0.288||4.0||0.242||0.304|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.2||5-2||4.4||0.253||0.310||4.6||0.254||0.302|
|6/17/2013||CARRASCO(R)||KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)||1-2||L||+120||8 un||U||6||11||0||7||8||1|
|6/18/2013||JIMENEZ(R)||KANSAS CITY||SANTANA(R)||4-3||W||-105||7.5 un||U||6||5||1||7||8||0|
|6/19/2013||MASTERSON(R)||KANSAS CITY||MENDOZA(R)||6-3||W||-150||8 un||O||7||6||0||12||9||1|
|6/24/2013||JIMENEZ(R)||@ BALTIMORE||BRITTON(L)||5-2||W||140||9.5 ov||U||9||9||0||9||9||0|
|6/25/2013||MASTERSON(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)||3-6||L||115||9.5 un||U||6||7||0||6||2||0|
|6/26/2013||KAZMIR(L)||@ BALTIMORE||HAMMEL(R)||4-3||W||135||9.5 un||U||6||6||1||4||3||0|
|6/27/2013||KLUBER(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GONZALEZ(R)||3-7||L||125||9.5 un||O||10||7||2||11||4||0|
|6/28/2013||BAUER(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SANTIAGO(L)|| |
|6/28/2013||CARRASCO(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|6/29/2013||JIMENEZ(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||AXELROD(R)|| |
|6/30/2013||MASTERSON(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)|| |
|7/2/2013||KAZMIR(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||MENDOZA(R)|| |
|7/3/2013||KLUBER(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)|| |
|7/4/2013||BAUER(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)|| |
|7/5/2013|| ||DETROIT|| || |
|6/14/2013||SALE(L)||@ HOUSTON||BEDARD(L)||1-2||L||-185||7.5 un||U||6||8||2||6||6||0|
|6/15/2013||DANKS(L)||@ HOUSTON||HARRELL(R)||3-4||L||-120||8 un||U||8||6||0||6||2||1|
|6/16/2013||SANTIAGO(L)||@ HOUSTON||KEUCHEL(L)||4-5||L||-125||8.5 un||O||8||7||1||7||6||0|
|6/17/2013||QUINTANA(L)||@ HOUSTON||NORRIS(R)||4-2||W||-105||8 ev||U||9||5||1||8||9||0|
|6/18/2013||AXELROD(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PELFREY(R)||5-7||L||130||8.5 ov||O||11||5||1||13||9||1|
|6/19/2013||SALE(L)||@ MINNESOTA||CORREIA(R)||4-7||L||-140||7 ov||O||9||5||2||10||11||0|
|6/20/2013||DANKS(L)||@ MINNESOTA||DIAMOND(L)||4-8||L||110||8 ov||O||10||8||2||15||8||1|
|6/21/2013||SANTIAGO(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||9-1||W||125||8.5 ov||O||11||7||0||3||2||1|
|6/22/2013||QUINTANA(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||DAVIS(R)||3-2||W||110||8.5 un||U||9||8||0||7||6||0|
|6/23/2013||AXELROD(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)||6-7||L||180||8 ev||O||11||10||2||12||8||0|
|6/25/2013||SALE(L)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||5-4||W||-175||7.5 un||O||7||7||1||5||3||1|
|6/26/2013||DANKS(L)||NY METS||MARCUM(R)||0-3||L||-120||8.5 un||U||4||3||1||7||3||0|
|7/4/2013||QUINTANA(L)||BALTIMORE|| || |
|7/5/2013|| ||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|CLEVELAND: HITTING: SS ASDRUBAL CABRERA's reinvented swing, modeled after Ben Zobrist, likely led to his power surge. OF GRADY SIZEMORE is back on a one-year deal, so he has plenty of financial incentive to stay healthy. But he will begin the season on the DL after back surgery. OF SHELLEY DUNCAN is expected to get more playing time in replacing Sizemore, but speedy OF EZEQUIEL CARRERA is also waiting for his shot. Injuries and off-the-field issues spoiled OF SHIN SOO-CHOO's 2011, but there's a good chance he bounces back . . . OF MICHAEL BRANTLEY does everything well enough to get a regular gig in center. C CARLOS SANTANA is developing into a middle-of-the-order run producer. DH TRAVIS HAFNER can't be trusted to stay healthy or to produce power numbers. After another down year, 1B MATT LaPORTA will have to sit and watch CASEY KOTCHMAN start at first more often than not. 3B LONNIE CHISENHALL will get his chance to play every day, but dwindling production the past two years is a concern. 2B JASON KIPNIS will get first crack at second base. He's got nice pop for a middle infielder. |
STARTING PITCHING: JUSTIN MASTERSON's strikeout rate continues to decline, and he still gets hit hard by lefties. Still, his strong groundball rate guarantees he's a solid middle-of-the-rotation arm at worst. His velocity dropped last year, and there's no telling if UBALDO JIMENEZ will ever regain his early 2010 form. He's the definition of high-risk, high-reward. DEREK LOWE was a decent middle-of-the-rotation arm in the National League, but now he must adjust to facing superior A.L. lineups . . . Healthy again, JOSH TOMLIN will remain in the rotation. He's hittable, throwing strikes and relying on his defense. Former Twins hurler KEVIN SLOWEY rounds out the staff. Although he posted a 6.67 ERA last year, Slowey has exhibited pinpoint control in his career with just 84 walks in 532.2 innings, tallying a .470 K-to-BB ratio. JEANMAR GOMEZ is a decent minor league arm, but his ceiling is low (long term and in the immediate future). CARLOS CARRASCO may not pitch in the bigs this year after Tommy John surgery.
RELIEF PITCHING: CHRIS PEREZ is entrenched as the closer, but he was a bit of a disappointment last season. His velocity dropped slightly, and his strikeout rate fell off a cliff. If Perez gets hurt, VINNIE PESTANO is next in line for saves. He may be undersized, but his stuff is overpowering. TONY SIPP proved he can get out righties too, but his value is as a lefty-on-lefty guy. Ditto for sidearmer JOE SMITH, who is deadly on righties. But it would be a surprise if he shut down lefties for a second straight year. RAFAEL PEREZ has been hampered by shoulder soreness in Spring Training, but the lefty should once again be serviceable in the late innings this year.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (CLEVELAND-CHI WHITE SOX) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(ADDS Gillaspie being activated)
*Indians-White Sox Preview* ===========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Cleveland (40-38) at Chicago (32-43), 8:40 p.m. EDT
Unless things don't turn around soon, the underachieving Chicago White Sox could be in for a shakeup.
Looking to bounce back from another frustrating defeat, the White Sox hope for something positive during Friday's doubleheader against the visiting Cleveland Indians.
Chicago (32-43) felt it was capable of challenging for the AL Central title this year, but it's last in the division, ranks near bottom of the majors with 277 runs and close to the top with 55 errors.
"Each night it's something different. It's definitely frustrating," pitcher John Danks told the White Sox's official website.
"We're way too talented to be where we are right now."
An Internet report surfaced Thursday stating the White Sox will make everybody other than ace Chris Sale and veteran Paul Konerko available for potential trades.
Chicago managed four hits and shortstop Alexei Ramirez committed his AL-leading 13th error to contribute to the New York Mets scoring all their runs in the fifth inning of Wednesday's 3-0 loss. The White Sox were shut out for the seventh time, and fourth during the stretch where they've dropped 19 of 27.
"Listless offense," manager Robin Ventura said. "I don't know the reason for it, but it can't happen.
"It's just unacceptable. You've got to put something on the board."
Outfielder Alex Rios could be a serious trade target, but he's batted .182 (8 for 44) with no homers in 12 games after hitting .356 in his previous 10. He's 3 for 19 against the Indians this season.
Chicago has dropped three of five this year to Cleveland (40-38), which is coming off a four-game split at Baltimore.
Lonnie Chisenhall homered for one of his three hits as the Indians lost a one-run lead when the Orioles scored five times in the sixth inning during Thursday's 7-3 loss.
"It happened so fast," said Chisenhall, who is batting .444 (8 for 18) in five games after he went 0 for 7 in his first two since being recalled from the minors last week.
Teammate and suburban Chicago native Jason Kipnis is batting .359 with 21 RBIs while reaching base safely in 29 straight games.
In the opener, the Indians hand the ball to Trevor Bauer (1-2, 2.76 ERA), who will be recalled to make his fourth spot start of the season. The third overall pick by Arizona in 2011, Bauer allowed three runs in 6 1-3 innings of a 7-0 loss to the New York Yankees in his most recent major league start May 13.
The right-hander, 3-2 with a 4.13 ERA in 12 starts at Triple-A, will be making his first appearance against the White Sox.
He'll be opposed by Hector Santiago (3-5, 3.03), who allowed a home run and two other hits over eight innings of a 9-1 win at Kansas City on Friday.
The left-hander has a 2.29 ERA while winning two of his last three starts, and is 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA in two against the Indians.
Teammate Jose Quintana (3-2, 3.83) takes the mound in the nightcap to make up the April 23 postponement between the clubs.
The left-hander has not factored in the decision of five straight starts, but is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA in three versus Cleveland. He's allowed two runs and five hits while going 1-0 in two against the Indians in 2013.
Quintana gave up two runs in 5 1-3 innings of a 3-2 win at Kansas City on Saturday.
Cleveland will call up Carlos Carrasco (0-3, 7.78) as its 26th man to take the mound in the second game. The right-hander allowed three runs and walked four in 4 2-3 innings of a 5-3 loss to Minnesota on Sunday.
He's 0-3 with a 6.15 ERA in four starts against the White Sox.
The White Sox reinstated third baseman Conor Gillaspie from the paternity leave list before the doubleheader. Gillaspie, placed on the list on Wednesday for the birth of his first child, is batting .246 with five home runs and 18 RBIs.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 4:37:58 AM EST|