|CHI WHITE SOX ( DANKS )|
NY YANKEES ( GREENE )
|917||CHI WHITE SOX||+170||Ov 9,-105||+170||Ov 8.5,+105|
|918||NY YANKEES||-180||Un 9,-115||-180||Un 8.5,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||42-50||-2||49-40||4.2||0.251||0.310||4.9||0.266||0.337|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.1||4-3||4.0||0.237||0.275||5.7||0.277||0.318|
|vs Left-handed Starters||17-18||-1.6||15-19||4.2||0.250||0.301||4.5||0.265||0.313|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2.4||1-5||2.7||0.232||0.263||3.7||0.225||0.260|
|8/8/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ SEATTLE||IWAKUMA(R)||1-4||L||155||6.5 un||U||6||4||1||9||8||0|
|8/9/2014||NOESI(R)||@ SEATTLE||PAXTON(L)||2-1||W||175||7.5 un||U||10||6||1||7||4||1|
|8/10/2014||DANKS(L)||@ SEATTLE||RAMIREZ(L)||2-4||L||145||8 un||U||9||6||0||9||6||0|
|8/12/2014||SALE(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||3-2||W||-120||6 un||U||5||6||0||9||8||0|
|8/13/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||PEAVY(R)||1-7||L||110||7 un||O||5||5||1||7||4||0|
|8/22/2014||DANKS(L)||@ NY YANKEES||GREENE(R)|| |
|8/23/2014||CARROLL(R)||@ NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)|| |
|8/24/2014||SALE(L)||@ NY YANKEES||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|8/29/2014|| ||DETROIT|| || |
|8/11/2014||CAPUANO(L)||@ BALTIMORE||NORRIS(R)||3-11||L||105||8.5 un||O||5||7||0||14||6||3|
|8/13/2014||PINEDA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)||3-5||L||100||8 un||P||6||4||0||6||2||0|
|8/15/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)||0-5||L||120||7 un||U||7||7||2||8||5||0|
|8/16/2014||GREENE(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||SMYLY(L)||3-2||W||130||7 un||U||7||3||0||7||7||1|
|8/17/2014||KURODA(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)||4-2||W||-105||7 ev||U||8||8||0||5||4||2|
|8/22/2014||GREENE(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)|| |
|8/23/2014||KURODA(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||CARROLL(R)|| |
|8/24/2014||CAPUANO(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)|| |
|8/25/2014||PINEDA(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)|| |
|8/26/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ DETROIT||PORCELLO(R)|| |
|8/27/2014||GREENE(R)||@ DETROIT||PRICE(L)|| |
|8/28/2014||KURODA(R)||@ DETROIT||RAY(L)|| |
|8/29/2014|| ||@ TORONTO|| || |
|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.
|NY YANKEES: NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter is saying goodbye. Masahiro Tanaka is saying hello.|
Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran are new to the Bronx; David Robertson is new to the closer's role. And Alex Rodriguez is nowhere to be seen.
Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte have retired, and Robinson Cano has moved to Seattle.
After missing the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, the New York Yankees will look a whole lot different. And for the first time since 1998, they don't have baseball's highest payroll.
''I think it is probably the biggest transition I've been through,'' manager Joe Girardi says.
For only the second time in team history and the first time since 1947, every position on opening day other than the mound will be manned by a different Yankees player on opening day than in New York's previous opener.
New York's forgettable 2013 season began with an 8-2 loss to Boston, with Kevin Youkilis at first, Cano at second, Eduardo Nunez at shortstop, Jayson Nix at third, Francisco Cervelli behind the plate, Vernon Wells in left, Brett Gardner in center and Ichiro Suzuki in right.
The only holdover for Tuesday's opener at Houston figures to be Gardner, who has shifted to left. The rest of the starting lineup figures to have McCann behind the plate, Mark Teixeira at first, Brian Roberts at second, Jeter at shortstop, Kelly Johnson at third, Ellsbury in center and Beltran in right.
CC Sabathia will be the constant on the mound. He's coming off the poorest of his 13 major league seasons at 14-13 with a 4.78 ERA.
''Nobody wants to go through that again,'' he says. ''It sticks with me a lot. Just being disappointed in not being able to help this team win. I feel like if I could have been a little better we might have made the playoffs. I blamed myself for a long time in the offseason and now I'm over it and ready to go this year.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (CHI WHITE SOX-NY YANKEES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*White Sox-Yankees Preview* ===========================
Chicago (59-68) at New York (63-61), 7:05 p.m. EDT
The New York Yankees are still struggling offensively, but now they get a look at a pitcher who has been among baseball's worst.
The problem is that Chicago White Sox starter John Danks has already stymied New York this year.
Danks has had issues facing Mark Teixeira and Jacoby Ellsbury in the past as he gets the ball Friday night opposite impressive Yankees rookie Shane Greene.
New York (64-61) avoided a three-game sweep by Houston with Thursday's 3-0 victory. The Yankees, averaging 2.3 runs since Aug. 9 for the worst mark in baseball over a 3-7 stretch, got all of their runs in the second inning with Chase Headley providing a two-run double.
"We talked about it before the game that we needed to come with a little bit more energy and hopefully some emotion and play the way we're capable of playing," Headley said. "We understand that we're a lot better offensively than we've shown."
Chicago (59-68) comes to town in the second half of this homestand, with Danks (9-8, 4.94 ERA) beginning this three-game series. The veteran left-hander has the worst ERA in the league and his 84 earned runs allowed matches Detroit's Justin Verlander for the most in the AL.
In addition, Danks has surrendered 23 homers to match the Tigers' David Price for the AL's worst total, although he has gone consecutive outings without yielding one.
The only start this year in which he did not allow a run was against the Yankees on May 24 as he pitched eight innings of three-hit ball in a 4-3, 10-inning defeat.
Teixeira and Ellsbury combined to go 1 for 6 in that game after entering a combined 13 for 23 against Danks.
Danks is 2-3 with a 5.67 ERA in seven starts against New York. This is his second at the current Yankee Stadium.
Chicago has never faced Greene (3-1, 2.91), who allowed two runs and struck out a season-high 10 in six-plus innings while not receiving a decision in Saturday's 3-2 win at Tampa Bay.
The Yankees are 5-2 in starts by the right-hander, who last pitched at home Aug. 7 when he yielded five hits in eight innings in a 1-0 victory over Detroit.
He'll face a team clearly in rebuilding mode after the White Sox dealt second baseman Gordon Beckham to the Angels on Thursday for a player to be named or cash.
The White Sox batted .132 with 27 strikeouts while being outscored 17-6 in a three-game home sweep by AL East-leading Baltimore, capped by Wednesday's 4-3 loss. Manager Robin Ventura said that he remains pleased with the energy of his club, which is an AL-worst 5-12 since Aug. 2.
"Effort-wise, they're getting after it," Ventura said. "The results may not be there right now but effort-wise guys are doing what they're supposed to be doing right now."
The Yankees will finally see Jose Abreu, who was out with an ankle injury when these teams split four games in Chicago in May. Abreu is tied for second in the majors with 32 homers to go along with 90 RBIs.
The White Sox have dropped five straight in the Bronx.
|Last Updated: 9/30/2014 3:18:15 PM EST|