|CHI WHITE SOX ( CARROLL )|
TORONTO ( HAPP )
|965||CHI WHITE SOX||+145||Ov 10,+100||+155||Ov 10,+100|
|966||TORONTO||-155||Un 10,-120||-165||Un 10,-120|
|vs Left-handed Starters||9-11||+1.7||11-9||4.5||0.258||0.301||4.5||0.256||0.320|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-5||2-3||3.7||0.251||0.304||4.6||0.303||0.357|
|vs Right-handed Starters||32-28||+3.2||29-29||4.6||0.259||0.325||4.4||0.262||0.331|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.8||5-2||5.7||0.282||0.350||6.3||0.277||0.344|
|6/13/2014||QUINTANA(L)||KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||2-7||L||-130||7.5 un||O||7||11||0||12||9||0|
|6/14/2014||NOESI(R)||KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||1-9||L||+120||8.5 un||O||7||8||1||16||7||1|
|6/15/2014||RIENZO(R)||KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)||3-6||L||+140||8 ov||O||12||13||0||8||6||0|
|6/17/2014||DANKS(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||8-2||W||+105||8.5 ov||O||10||3||1||7||9||1|
|6/18/2014||SALE(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)||7-6||W||-150||7 un||O||12||5||0||14||11||0|
|6/19/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ MINNESOTA||PINO(R)||2-4||L||-110||8.5 un||U||6||4||0||9||6||0|
|6/20/2014||NOESI(R)||@ MINNESOTA||NOLASCO(R)||4-5||L||135||9 un||P||10||8||0||7||7||0|
|6/21/2014||RIENZO(R)||@ MINNESOTA||CORREIA(R)||3-4||L||115||9.5 un||U||9||11||0||9||7||2|
|6/22/2014||DANKS(L)||@ MINNESOTA||HUGHES(R)||5-6||L||140||8 un||O||8||3||0||11||6||1|
|6/23/2014||SALE(L)||@ BALTIMORE||CHEN(L)||4-6||L||-105||7.5 un||O||8||6||0||15||10||0|
|6/24/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ BALTIMORE||GONZALEZ(R)||4-2||W||115||8.5 ev||U||11||8||0||9||7||1|
|6/25/2014||NOESI(R)||@ BALTIMORE||JIMENEZ(R)||4-5||L||135||9 ov||P||11||10||0||12||8||0|
|6/26/2014||CARROLL(R)||@ TORONTO||HAPP(L)|| |
|6/27/2014||DANKS(L)||@ TORONTO||DICKEY(R)|| |
|6/28/2014||SALE(L)||@ TORONTO||STROMAN(R)|| |
|6/29/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ TORONTO||BUEHRLE(L)|| |
|6/30/2014||NOESI(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)|| |
|7/1/2014||CARROLL(R)||LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)|| |
|7/2/2014||DANKS(L)||LA ANGELS||SHOEMAKER(R)|| |
|6/12/2014||BUEHRLE(L)||@ BALTIMORE||GAUSMAN(R)||2-4||L||100||9 ov||U||7||7||0||9||8||0|
|6/13/2014||HUTCHISON(R)||@ BALTIMORE||JIMENEZ(R)||4-0||W||-110||9 ov||U||4||4||0||9||9||1|
|6/14/2014||DICKEY(R)||@ BALTIMORE||NORRIS(R)||2-3||L||-110||9 un||U||9||9||1||7||7||0|
|6/15/2014||HAPP(L)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)||5-2||W||105||9 ov||U||12||9||0||9||7||0|
|6/17/2014||STROMAN(R)||@ NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)||1-3||L||165||8 un||U||6||8||0||6||7||0|
|6/18/2014||BUEHRLE(L)||@ NY YANKEES||WHITLEY(R)||3-7||L||105||9 un||O||7||7||1||11||8||0|
|6/19/2014||HUTCHISON(R)||@ NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)||4-6||L||-110||9 un||O||8||6||0||10||11||0|
|6/20/2014||HENDRIKS(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LATOS(R)||14-9||W||145||8.5 ov||O||16||9||3||10||4||0|
|6/21/2014||HAPP(L)||@ CINCINNATI||LEAKE(R)||1-11||L||110||9 un||O||4||5||0||10||4||1|
|6/22/2014||DICKEY(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CUETO(R)||3-4||L||125||7.5 ev||U||7||7||1||9||7||2|
|6/23/2014||STROMAN(R)||NY YANKEES||WHITLEY(R)||8-3||W||-125||9 un||O||13||9||0||6||4||0|
|6/24/2014||BUEHRLE(L)||NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)||7-6||W||-125||8.5 ov||O||10||7||3||11||7||1|
|6/25/2014||HUTCHISON(R)||NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)||3-5||L||-110||9 un||U||10||7||0||9||8||0|
|6/26/2014||HAPP(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||CARROLL(R)|| |
|6/27/2014||DICKEY(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)|| |
|6/28/2014||STROMAN(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)|| |
|6/29/2014||BUEHRLE(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|7/3/2014|| ||@ OAKLAND|| || |
|CHI WHITE SOX: CHICAGO (AP) - From rock bottom last season to contention this year? The Chicago White Sox see no reason why it can't happen.|
They're ready to put last season's 99-loss wreck behind them and make a jump at least back to respectability, if not a run at the AL Central title.
They see a team with solid pitching, a new slugger in Jose Abreu and renewed vigor. Now, all they have to do is back it up.
''You have to pitch, you have to hit, you have to score,'' said manager Robin Ventura, entering his third season. ''You have to play defense. You have to do all of them in our division. Detroit has won it the last few years. They have a combination of everything. Unless you do that, you're not going to be close. We proved that last year.''
They had the pitching part down last season. The rest? Well, that's where things got dicey.
|TORONTO: TORONTO (AP) - All winter long, the Blue Jays' primary concern was upgrading the starting pitching. The biggest story in Toronto this spring, though, is the one about the free agent arm that got away.|
After months of inaction, the Blue Jays thought they'd landed right-hander Ervin Santana on a one-year deal in early March. But when injury concerns flared up in Atlanta, Santana signed a similar deal with the Braves instead.
''I think it's pretty obvious we were involved, it didn't work out. I'm trying to take the high road here,'' general manager Alex Anthopoulos said after Santana turned him down, saying he'd rather pitch in a spacious National League park than face AL East foes in Toronto's hitter-friendly dome.
Anthopoulos, who'd previously come ''extremely close'' to acquiring a starter through trade, must now start the season with almost the same staff he took north last year. Right-handed knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, the 2012 NL Cy Young winner, will be the opening-day starter again, while left-hander Mark Buehrle gets the third slot.
But none of the other three leading contenders, right-handers Brandon Morrow and Drew Hutchison, and left-hander J.A. Happ, have ever pitched 200 innings, and all three are coming off injuries. Morrow was limited to 10 starts last year by a nerve problem in his forearm, Hutchison hasn't pitched in the majors since elbow surgery in 2012, and Happ missed most of 2013 after being hit in the head by a line drive. Happ dimmed his own chances with an awful spring.
Santana, who has topped the 200-inning mark five times, would have given the Blue Jays valuable depth. Without him, there's more chance they'll need starts from touted but untested youngsters like Kyle Drabek, Sean Nolin, and Marcus Stroman.
Still, a confident Dickey insisted Santana would have been more ''bonus'' than ''necessity'' to Toronto. ''I feel like we have what we need,'' he said.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (CHI WHITE SOX-TORONTO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*White Sox-Blue Jays Preview* =============================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Chicago (36-43) at Toronto (44-36), 7:07 p.m. EDT
The Chicago White Sox were a combined six outs away from sweeping their last series, and despite some strong offensive performances from Adam Eaton and Jose Abreu, their struggles have continued.
Scott Carroll begins his second stint in the starting rotation Thursday night as the visiting White Sox begin a four-game series against the first-place Toronto Blue Jays.
Chicago (36-43) led by a run with one out in the ninth inning of its series opener at Baltimore on Monday before Chris Davis' three-run homer gave the Orioles a 6-4 win. After the White Sox won on Tuesday, Nelson Cruz hit a tying grand slam with two outs in the eighth and Chicago eventually fell 5-4 in 12 innings.
The White Sox have lost six of seven and sit in last place in the AL Central.
"The baseball gods must be upset with us in some way, shape, or form," leadoff hitter Adam Eaton said. "They kind of had it out for us this, about a week."
Eaton hasn't let anything affect his personal performance, though, as he tied his career high with four hits and drove in a run in the finale. He's reached base in 20 straight and is hitting .417 with six extra-base hits during a career-best 12-game hitting streak.
Abreu has been surging as well, batting .357 with four homers and 10 RBIs during a 10-game run. He hit his 23rd homer Wednesday and looks to continue his streak in support of Carroll (2-3, 4.30 ERA), who will be making his first start since May 19.
Carroll went 1-3 with a 6.15 ERA in five starts before being moved to the bullpen. The rookie posted a 1.83 ERA in six relief appearances and will get another shot in the rotation after the struggling Andre Rienzo was placed in a long-relief role.
"It was a good opportunity for me to show that my skills can be used in the bullpen or starting," Carroll, who added a cut fastball during his time in the bullpen, told MLB's official website. "I think it helped me mentally and just confidence-wise to incorporate a new pitch."
The right-hander will be making his first appearance against the Blue Jays (44-36), who failed to complete a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees after falling 5-3 on Wednesday.
Jose Reyes homered and went 5 for 10 over the final two games of the series, while Melky Cabrera added a two-run single. Cabrera is hitting .406 over his last eight.
Toronto played the entire series without slugger Jose Bautista, who is dealing with a strained left hamstring. Manager John Gibbons hopes to avoid putting Bautista, who leads the AL with a .433 on-base percentage and was named the league's captain for the upcoming home run derby, on the disabled list. There's a chance he could appear in this series.
"He's getting better, he feels better," Gibbons said. "We want to make good and sure he's ready to go. He's making progress."
The Blue Jays have lost five of the last seven home meetings with the White Sox and will send J.A. Happ to the mound in the opener.
Happ (6-4, 4.87) had another rough outing Saturday, giving up a career high-tying eight runs - seven earned - and walking four over four innings of an 11-1 loss at Cincinnati. It marked the second time in three starts he's pitched fewer than five innings.
"The walks - that's terrible," Happ said. "That's obviously frustrating. Of course I'm not happy about that, and I need to do better."
The left-hander lost both starts while posting a 6.75 ERA against the White Sox last season.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 11:09:54 AM EST|