|CHI WHITE SOX ( QUINTANA )|
SEATTLE ( MIRANDA )
|977||CHI WHITE SOX||+110||Ov 8,+100||+100||Ov 7.5,-115|
|978||SEATTLE||-120||Un 8,-120||-110||Un 7.5,-105|
|vs Left-handed Starters||8-4||+5.2||5-6||5.5||0.291||0.352||0.431||0.783||3.2||0.220||0.280||0.352||0.632|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3||5-1||5.4||0.269||0.318||0.438||0.756||6.0||0.256||0.349||0.458||0.807|
|vs Left-handed Starters||5-3||+2||3-5||4.1||0.246||0.324||0.365||0.690||3.2||0.213||0.279||0.387||0.666|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1||4-3||3.6||0.231||0.305||0.356||0.661||4.6||0.237||0.306||0.466||0.771|
|5/5/2017||GONZALEZ(R)||@ BALTIMORE||MILEY(L)||2-4||L||145||8.5 ov||U||12||10||1||9||8||1|
|5/6/2017||COVEY(R)||@ BALTIMORE||BUNDY(R)||5-6||L||190||9 ov||O||8||5||1||12||9||0|
|5/7/2017||QUINTANA(L)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)||0-4||L||105||8.5 un||U||8||11||1||11||10||0|
|5/12/2017||GONZALEZ(R)||SAN DIEGO||CHACIN(R)||3-6||L||-130||8 ev||O||8||7||1||10||8||0|
|5/13/2017||COVEY(R)||SAN DIEGO||CAHILL(R)||5-4||W||+130||9 ov||P||10||8||0||6||6||1|
|5/14/2017||QUINTANA(L)||SAN DIEGO||WEAVER(R)||9-3||W||-190||8.5 ov||O||9||8||1||5||5||2|
|5/15/2017||PELFREY(R)||@ LA ANGELS||CHAVEZ(R)||3-5||L||170||8.5 un||U||5||5||0||6||5||0|
|5/16/2017||HOLLAND(L)||@ LA ANGELS||RAMIREZ(R)||6-7||L||160||7.5 ov||O||11||6||0||13||10||0|
|5/17/2017||GONZALEZ(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SHOEMAKER(R)||8-12||L||155||7.5 ov||O||15||7||2||13||5||1|
|5/18/2017||COVEY(R)||@ SEATTLE||GAVIGLIO(R)||4-5||L||150||8.5 ov||O||9||7||0||8||7||0|
|5/19/2017||QUINTANA(L)||@ SEATTLE||MIRANDA(L)|| |
|5/20/2017||PELFREY(R)||@ SEATTLE||GALLARDO(R)|| |
|5/21/2017||HOLLAND(L)||@ SEATTLE|| || |
|5/22/2017||GONZALEZ(R)||@ ARIZONA||GREINKE(R)|| |
|5/23/2017||COVEY(R)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)|| |
|5/24/2017||QUINTANA(L)||@ ARIZONA||WALKER(R)|| |
|5/26/2017|| ||DETROIT|| || |
|5/6/2017||DE JONG(R)||TEXAS||PEREZ(L)||8-2||W||-110||8.5 ov||O||14||9||0||7||6||2|
|5/9/2017||MIRANDA(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||EICKHOFF(R)||10-9||W||100||8 ev||O||16||13||2||11||7||2|
|5/10/2017||GALLARDO(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||EFLIN(R)||11-6||W||-120||9 ov||O||16||13||0||11||10||0|
|5/11/2017||DE JONG(R)||@ TORONTO||ESTRADA(R)||2-7||L||110||9 un||P||6||8||0||9||5||0|
|5/12/2017||BERGMAN(R)||@ TORONTO||BIAGINI(R)||0-4||L||125||8.5 ov||U||7||7||0||10||6||0|
|5/13/2017||WEBER(R)||@ TORONTO||STROMAN(R)||2-7||L||130||8.5 un||O||12||11||2||11||7||0|
|5/14/2017||MIRANDA(L)||@ TORONTO||SANCHEZ(R)||2-3||L||125||9 ev||U||6||6||0||7||8||1|
|5/16/2017||DE JONG(R)||OAKLAND||TRIGGS(R)||6-9||L||-105||8.5 ov||O||9||5||0||11||8||1|
|5/18/2017||GAVIGLIO(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||COVEY(R)||5-4||W||-160||8.5 ov||O||8||7||0||9||7||0|
|5/19/2017||MIRANDA(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|5/20/2017||GALLARDO(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||PELFREY(R)|| |
|5/21/2017|| ||CHI WHITE SOX||HOLLAND(L)|| |
|5/23/2017||BERGMAN(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ROARK(R)|| |
|5/24/2017||GAVIGLIO(R)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)|| |
|5/25/2017||MIRANDA(L)||@ WASHINGTON||SCHERZER(R)|| |
|5/26/2017|| ||@ BOSTON|| || |
|CHI WHITE SOX: 2016: 78-84, fourth place.
Manager: Rick Renteria (first season).
He's Here: RHP Lucas Giolito, INF Yoan Moncada, LHP Derek Holland, RHP Reynaldo Lopez, C Geovany Soto, OF Peter Bourjos.
He's Outta Here: Manager Robin Ventura, LHP Chris Sale, OF Adam Eaton, OF Austin Jackson, DH Justin Morneau, C Alex Avila, RHP Matt Albers.
Projected lineup: CF Leury Garcia (.229, 1, 5 in 18 games, 48 ABs; .313, 6, 35, 18 SBs in 84 games at Triple-A Charlotte) or Jacob May (.266, 1, 24, 19 SBs in 83 games at Triple-A Charlotte), SS Tim Anderson (.283, 9, 30), LF Melky Cabrera (.296, 14, 86), 1B Jose Abreu (.293, 25, 100), 3B Todd Frazier (.225, 40, 98), RF Avisail Garcia (.245, 12, 51), DH Matt Davidson (missed much of last season with broken right foot), C Omar Narvaez (.267, 1, 10), 2B Tyler Saladino (.282, 8, 38).
Rotation: LH Jose Quintana (13-12, 3.20 ERA), RH Miguel Gonzalez (5-8, 3.73), LH Derek Holland (7-9, 4.95 ERA in 22 games with Texas), RH James Shields (6-19, 5.85 in 33 starts with Padres and White Sox), LH Carlos Rodon (9-10, 4.04).
Key relievers: RH David Robertson (5-3, 3.47, 37/44 saves), RH Nate Jones (5-3, 2.29, 3 saves), LH Dan Jennings (4-3, 2.08), RH Zach Putnam (1-0, 2.30), RH Michael Ynoa (1-0, 3.00).
Hot Spot: Triple-A Charlotte. With Giolito, Lopez and Moncada likely to begin the season in Triple-A, many White Sox fans might keep a closer watch on the Knights than the big league club. The development of the franchise's suddenly rich minor league system will help determine the trajectory of Chicago's new rebuilding project.
Outlook: Lots of losses and trades. Quintana and Frazier likely will be shipped out at some point this season, and Robertson also could be on the move in the right deal. The White Sox seem fully committed to a major overhaul, and they added several prospects when they traded away Sale and Eaton over the winter. But it could be a rough couple of years while general manager Rick Hahn tries to establish a more reliable pipeline of talent throughout the organization. In the meantime, the White Sox still have Anderson, who was impressive in his first major league stint last year. Abreu is going for his fourth straight season of at least 25 homers and 100 RBIs.
|SEATTLE: 2016: 86-76, second place
Manager: Scott Servais (second season)
Who's new? LF Jarrod Dyson, SS Jean Segura, IF Danny Valencia, RF Mitch Haniger, C Carlos Ruiz, C Tuffy Gosewich, RHP Yovani Gallardo, LHP Drew Smyly, LHP Marc Rzepczynski, RHP Casey Fien, RHP Chris Heston
Who's gone? OF Seth Smith, SS Ketel Marte, C Chris Iannetta, OF Nori Aoki, RHP Taijuan Walker, RHP Nathan Karns, LHP Vidal Nuno, LHP David Rollins, RHP Tom Wilhelmsen
Projected lineup: LF Jarrod Dyson (.278, 1 HR, 25 RBI, 30 SB with Royals), SS Jean Segura (.319, 20, 64, 33 with Diamondbacks), 2B Robinson Cano (.298, 39, 103), DH Nelson Cruz (.287, 43, 105), 3B Kyle Seager (.278, 30, 99), C Mike Zunino (.207, 12, 31), 1B Danny Valencia (.287, 17, 51 with A's), RF Mitch Haniger (.229, 5, 17 in 34 games with Diamondbacks), CF Leonys Martin (.247, 15, 47, 24 SB)
Rotation: RH Felix Hernandez (11-8, 3.82), RH Hisashi Iwakuma (16-12, 4.12), LH James Paxton (6-7, 3.79), RH Yovani Gallardo (6-8, 5.42 with Orioles), LH Drew Smyly (7-12, 4.88 with Rays)
Key relievers: RH Steve Cishek (4-6, 2.81, 25/32 SV), RH Edwin Diaz (0-4, 2.79, 18/21), RH Nick Vincent (4-4, 3.73), RH Evan Scribner (0-0, 0.00 in 12 games), LH Marc Rzepczynski (1-0, 2.64 with A's and Nationals), RH Casey Fien (1-1, 5.49 with Twins and Dodgers)
Hot spots: First base and right field. Veteran Valencia has the first baseman's job for now, but Dan Vogelbach is the heir apparent who will begin the season at Triple-A. Vogelbach, 24, slimmed down this offseason ' a necessity when you're 6 feet tall, weigh 250 pounds and expect to play your first full major league season ' and might have more weight to lose. Valencia, 32, has never been a full-time first baseman in seven seasons. Haniger is known more for his glove than his bat, but he struggled (.713 OPS) in limited time at a hitter-friendly park in Arizona last year. Safeco Field won't be as kind. Cruz will play right field if Haniger doesn't.
Outlook: General Manager Jerry Dipoto has paired a staff of fly-ball pitchers with three rangy outfielders, an exercise in team-building he once tried with the Angels. Dipoto caused a stir by executing 40 roster transactions during the offseason, but is it possible he didn't do enough? Haniger has never been atop a major league depth chart. Pitchers Gallardo and Smyly are coming off shaky seasons in Baltimore and Tampa Bay, respectively. On paper, the Mariners look like a top-heavy team without much help in the minors if the bottom falls out. That was the case for Dipoto with the Angels too, and sometimes it worked out OK. More often it didn't.
|Happy-at-home Mariners host White Sox|
SEATTLE -- Some things in baseball are hard to explain.
Like why some teams play so much better at home than on the road.
Case in point: the Chicago White Sox and the Seattle Mariners.
The White Sox are a .500 team (8-8) at Guaranteed Rate Field, yet they are 9-14 on the road, with seven consecutive losses.
The Mariners are 13-6 at Safeco Field, 7-16 away as they head into the second game of a four-game series against the White Sox on Friday. Seattle won the opener 5-4 on Thursday with a walk-off single from pinch hitter Guillermo Heredia.
Asked about the home/road difference, Mariners manager Scott Servais said, "Confidence level, routine."
Seattle currently has nine rookies on its roster, although Servais refused to use that as an excuse.
"It's not so much the young players, just our pitching," he said. "With what the pitchers have gone through (with four starters on the disabled list), they benefit at home from a bigger ballpark. We've been susceptible to the home run.
"And a number of our guys hit better at home. (Kyle) Seager stands out, for whatever reason."
The Mariners third baseman is batting .313 with three home runs and 13 RBIs at home. On the road, he is at .200 with one homer and nine RBIs.
On the opposite side is White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, who has hit all seven of his home runs this season on the road (all in the past 18 games).
"I wish I could say there was a rhyme or reason for it, but I don't have any particular explanation," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said of Abreu's totals.
Nor did Renteria have an explanation for the team's road woes.
"For us, today is what we're worried about," Renteria said. "Why we might perform better in one particular ballpark or another ... that's baseball. You have to hit, you have to catch and you have to pitch."
Said White Sox left-hander Derek Holland: "Every team goes through rough patches, it's just how you respond. It's not like we haven't shown up. Sometimes it's just one run a game either way. That's the way baseball is."
The White Sox and Mariners are both scheduled to send left-handers to the mound Friday.
Chicago's Jose Quintana (2-5, 4.38 ERA) is set to oppose Seattle's Ariel Miranda (3-2. 4.79 ERA).
It will be Miranda's second career start against the White Sox. He went four innings at Chicago last Aug. 27, allowing three runs on five hits with three walks and one strikeout.
The Mariners were beaten in that game by Quintana, who gave up just one run in 7 2/3 innings. Quintana is 2-1 with a 3.46 ERA in eight career games (seven starts) against Seattle, with 44 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings.
Quintana's five losses are tied for the most in the American League, although he isn't completely to blame. The White Sox have provided him just 2.37 runs of support per start, the third-lowest production in the AL.
His last time out, Quintana turned in a quality start in a no-decision against the San Diego Padres on Saturday. He gave up three runs on five hits in seven innings, and the White Sox eventually won 9-3 after scoring eight runs in the eighth inning.
Miranda also didn't factor into the decision in his most recent outing. He allowed one run in five innings during Seattle's 3-2 loss at Toronto on Sunday.
|Last Updated: 1/24/2018 7:18:56 AM EST|