|CHI WHITE SOX ( GIOLITO )|
MINNESOTA ( GONSALVES )
|965||CHI WHITE SOX||+165||Ov 9.5,+100||+150||Ov 9.5,+105|
|966||MINNESOTA||-175||Un 9.5,-120||-160||Un 9.5,-125|
|vs Left-handed Starters||9-20||-8.4||13-15||3.6||0.224||0.279||0.368||0.648||5.2||0.241||0.316||0.386||0.701|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.9||5-1||5.9||0.279||0.318||0.490||0.808||5.4||0.266||0.335||0.378||0.712|
|vs Right-handed Starters||42-45||-4.4||44-41||4.7||0.249||0.316||0.406||0.722||4.9||0.261||0.332||0.417||0.749|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.4||4-3||6.1||0.265||0.305||0.522||0.826||4.7||0.261||0.346||0.403||0.749|
|8/6/2018||COVEY(R)||NY YANKEES||LYNN(R)||0-7||L||+175||9.5 ov||U||3||5||0||10||7||0|
|8/7/2018||LOPEZ(R)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)||3-4||L||+180||9 un||U||6||9||0||8||9||0|
|8/8/2018||GIOLITO(R)||NY YANKEES||SEVERINO(R)||3-7||L||+235||8.5 ev||O||9||6||1||7||8||0|
|8/13/2018||LOPEZ(R)||@ DETROIT||LEWICKI(R)||5-9||L||-105||9 ov||O||11||8||0||12||7||1|
|8/14/2018||GIOLITO(R)||@ DETROIT||HARDY(L)||6-3||W||120||9 ov||P||8||3||0||9||9||1|
|8/15/2018||RODON(L)||@ DETROIT||ZIMMERMANN(R)||6-5||W||105||9 un||O||12||8||1||8||4||1|
|8/17/2018||SHIELDS(R)||KANSAS CITY||JUNIS(R)||9-3||W||-135||9 un||O||10||7||0||6||4||1|
|8/18/2018||COVEY(R)||KANSAS CITY||KELLER(R)||1-3||L||-130||9 un||U||9||8||0||6||7||0|
|8/19/2018||LOPEZ(R)||KANSAS CITY||FILLMYER(R)||7-6||W||-155||9 ov||O||10||6||1||9||6||0|
|8/20/2018||GIOLITO(R)||@ MINNESOTA||GONSALVES(L)|| |
|8/23/2018||SHIELDS(R)||@ DETROIT||BOYD(L)|| |
|8/24/2018|| ||@ DETROIT||CARPENTER(L)|| |
|8/25/2018||GIOLITO(R)||@ DETROIT|| || |
|8/26/2018||KOPECH(R)||@ DETROIT||ZIMMERMANN(R)|| |
|8/27/2018|| ||@ NY YANKEES|| || |
|8/6/2018||GIBSON(R)||@ CLEVELAND||BAUER(R)||0-10||L||187||8.5 ov||O||3||6||1||11||5||0|
|8/7/2018||MEJIA(L)||@ CLEVELAND||CARRASCO(R)||3-2||W||215||8.5 ov||U||11||9||0||6||8||0|
|8/8/2018||ODORIZZI(R)||@ CLEVELAND||CLEVINGER(R)||2-5||L||180||9 ov||U||8||7||3||8||6||0|
|8/9/2018||BERRIOS(R)||@ CLEVELAND||KLUBER(R)||4-5||L||187||7.5 ov||O||7||2||1||6||8||1|
|8/10/2018||SANTANA(R)||@ DETROIT||ZIMMERMANN(R)||3-5||L||-105||9 ov||U||10||7||1||3||2||2|
|8/11/2018||GIBSON(R)||@ DETROIT||LIRIANO(L)||4-3||W||-135||8.5 ev||U||9||10||0||9||7||0|
|8/12/2018||STEWART(R)||@ DETROIT||BOYD(L)||2-4||L||-115||9 un||U||4||3||0||9||6||0|
|8/20/2018||GONSALVES(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||GIOLITO(R)|| |
|8/21/2018||BERRIOS(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||KOPECH(R)|| |
|8/22/2018||GIBSON(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||RODON(L)|| |
|8/25/2018|| ||OAKLAND||FIERS(R)|| |
|CHI WHITE SOX: 2017: 67-95, fourth place.
MANAGER: Rick Renteria (second season).
ADDITIONS: RHP Miguel Gonzalez, C Welington Castillo.
SUBTRACTIONS: LHP Derek Holland, RHP Mike Pelfrey, RHP Al Alburquerque, RHP Jake Petricka, C Geovany Soto, OF-2B Alen Hanson, RHP Zach Putnam.
OUTLOOK: For a team with five straight losing seasons and a record that ranked among baseball's worst last year, the White Sox are generating plenty of buzz. That's because they're loaded with promising young players after going all-in on a rebuild prior to last season. The moves have sparked a belief that better days are ahead. Moncada and hard-throwing pitchers Giolito and Lopez showed promise in the majors last season. Right-hander Michael Kopech, outfielder Eloy Jimenez and outfielder Luis Robert are elite prospects on their way in the minors. Garcia, coming off a breakout season, is looking to prove he's not a one-hit wonder. Anderson hopes to bounce back from a trying season in which a close friend was shot to death. Abreu is back after the slugger was viewed as a potential trade candidate this winter. Left-hander Carlos Rodon is expected to be out until at least June following shoulder surgery last September. It's not clear when he'll be ready. Rodon also was sidelined at the start a year ago because of shoulder and biceps problems. The big question is whether he'll ever develop into the pitcher the White Sox envisioned when they drafted him with the No. 3 overall pick in 2014.
|MINNESOTA: 2017: 85-77, second place, lost to Yankees in wild-card game.
MANAGER: Paul Molitor (fourth season).
ADDITIONS: RHP Lance Lynn, RHP Jake Odorizzi, DH-1B Logan Morrison, RHP Fernando Rodney, RHP Addison Reed, LHP Zach Duke, SS-3B Erick Aybar, RHP Michael Pineda.
SUBTRACTIONS: RHP Matt Belisle, RHP Bartolo Colon, C Chris Gimenez, DH-1B Kennys Vargas, LHP Hector Santiago, LHP Glen Perkins, LHP Buddy Boshers, RHP Michael Tonkin.
OUTLOOK: After their massive 26-win turnaround last season, earning Molitor the AL Manager of the Year award and a new contract through the 2020 season, the Twins were already on the upswing with their 25-and-under core of Berrios, Buxton, Sano, Rosario and Kepler. Then, after spring training began, they traded for Odorizzi and signed Morrison and Lynn, all at market-bargain prices. They've already had some setbacks, with finger surgery for Santana expected to keep him out for most or all of April, and the gut-punch news of Polanco's suspension, plus the uncertainty that surrounds Sano. But this is a team, even with the bold offseason moves made by AL heavyweights Boston and New York, and the strength of reigning AL Central champion Cleveland, that has the talent and spunk to be right in the playoff mix. With Hughes and Tyler Duffey on track for long-relief roles and a spate of well-regarded prospects set to fill out the rotation at Triple-A Rochester, this is as much starting pitching depth as the Twins have had in years. After using 16 different starters in 2017, they needed that. Rodney, Reed and Duke were important additions to bolster the bullpen, too, after Minnesota relievers ranked 22nd in the majors with a collective 4.40 ERA.
|Twins give Gonsalves his first big league start vs. White Sox|
Stephen Gonsalves will make his major league debut Monday night when the Minnesota Twins open a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox at Target Field.
The left-hander, ranked as the Twins' No. 5 prospect this season by MLBPipeline.com, went 12-3 with a 2.76 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 100 1/3 innings between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester this season.
"I was actually struggling a little bit walking everyone," said Gonsalves, who issued 55 walks. "I was effectively wild, not mixing in a whole lot of hits. I've missed bats in the past with good changeups and good spin. Hopefully, we can just go from there."
Gonsalves gets his chance because Minnesota put veteran right-hander Ervin Santana back on the disabled list after he reported issues with his right middle finger.
"I have a little bit of discomfort right now, that's why we shut it down," Santana said. "Mostly the grip, that's where most of the pain is. You need to get it right before you do anything else. I'm going to shut it down and try to recover as fast as I can."
Santana, 35, underwent surgery on the same finger in February and was expected to return in late April or early May. He didn't make his 2017 debut until July 25 thanks to a series of setbacks. He made nine starts for Minnesota this season and was largely ineffective in those outings, going 0-1 with an 8.03 ERA in 24 2/3 innings.
He'll seek a second opinion on the finger later this week but could miss the remainder of the season -- his last under a four-year, $55 million contract signed ahead of the 2015 season.
"It's a combination of some discomfort, and I don't think it's working quite as well," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "We all see how it's been going to this point. I'm not sure where it's going to go from here, but we just thought it made sense at this time rather than run him back out there on Tuesday. I don't know when the next time he'll pitch is going to be."
Gonsalves will be facing a White Sox team riding high after winning four of its last five games, including a 7-6 victory Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals.
Right-hander Lucas Giolito gets the ball for the series opener, looking to keep the momentum going both for the team as well as himself.
He overcame a rough start to work six innings in a 6-3 victory over Detroit on Tuesday. Giolito struck out seven in that outing, giving him 20 in his last three starts spanning 18 innings.
"You can see his growth in the last two games," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "He's not fighting things as much as he was earlier. He has a better feel for his breaking ball his last three or four outings."
Giolito carries a 6.15 ERA into the game but has two quality starts this month.
"I want to prove that as a starting pitcher I can get out of a jam early in the game and I can give you more solid innings," Giolito said. "It's an adjustment to be able to control the pace of a game in the big leagues. I think I've learned a lot this season."
|Last Updated: 1/20/2019 5:27:35 PM EST|