|CHI WHITE SOX ( KEUCHEL )|
HOUSTON ( MCCULLERS )
|971||CHI WHITE SOX||+125||Ov 8.5,-120||+125||Ov 8.5,+105|
|972||HOUSTON||-135||Un 8.5,+100||-135||Un 8.5,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||25-23||-4.6||20-25||4.2||0.236||0.316||0.365||0.681||3.8||0.225||0.290||0.372||0.662|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.1||3-3||3.3||0.234||0.274||0.326||0.600||4.6||0.215||0.275||0.395||0.670|
|vs Left-handed Starters||18-14||+0.5||19-11||5.5||0.268||0.325||0.425||0.750||4.1||0.222||0.296||0.381||0.677|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+4.8||5-2||7.0||0.295||0.355||0.570||0.925||3.0||0.200||0.264||0.317||0.581|
|6/11/2021||GIOLITO(R)||@ DETROIT||SKUBAL(L)||5-4||W||-155||8.5 un||O||8||6||0||7||6||2|
|6/12/2021||CEASE(R)||@ DETROIT||URENA(R)||15-2||W||-170||9 ov||O||13||10||0||5||8||1|
|6/13/2021||RODON(L)||@ DETROIT||FUNKHOUSER(R)||4-1||W||-210||9 un||U||11||12||0||1||2||0|
|6/14/2021||LYNN(R)||TAMPA BAY||GLASNOW(R)||2-5||L||+110||7 ov||P||5||4||1||9||5||1|
|6/15/2021||KEUCHEL(L)||TAMPA BAY||MCCLANAHAN(L)||3-0||W||-110||8 ov||U||9||6||0||6||7||1|
|6/16/2021||GIOLITO(R)||TAMPA BAY||YARBROUGH(L)||8-7||W||-130||7.5 ov||O||12||6||1||9||6||1|
|6/17/2021||CEASE(R)||@ HOUSTON||URQUIDY(R)||2-10||L||115||9 un||O||4||3||1||8||5||0|
|6/18/2021||RODON(L)||@ HOUSTON||GARCIA(R)||1-2||L||-110||8 un||U||7||8||0||5||5||0|
|6/19/2021||LYNN(R)||@ HOUSTON||VALDEZ(L)||3-7||L||115||7.5 ev||O||8||7||1||11||5||2|
|6/20/2021||KEUCHEL(L)||@ HOUSTON||MCCULLERS JR.(R)|| |
|6/22/2021||GIOLITO(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||ANDERSON(L)|| |
|6/23/2021||CEASE(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||DE JONG(R)|| |
|6/6/2021||GARCIA(R)||@ TORONTO||MATZ(L)||6-3||W||100||9.5 un||U||12||13||0||5||7||1|
|6/8/2021||VALDEZ(L)||@ BOSTON||PEREZ(L)||7-1||W||-120||10 ov||U||11||9||0||6||8||0|
|6/9/2021||ODORIZZI(R)||@ BOSTON||EOVALDI(R)||8-3||W||125||10 un||O||17||12||0||4||2||0|
|6/10/2021||GREINKE(R)||@ BOSTON||RODRIGUEZ(L)||8-12||L||-105||9 ov||O||10||4||1||14||9||1|
|6/11/2021||URQUIDY(R)||@ MINNESOTA||OBER(R)||6-4||W||-145||11 un||U||11||7||1||6||4||0|
|6/12/2021||GARCIA(R)||@ MINNESOTA||BERRIOS(R)||2-5||L||-115||9 ov||U||5||4||0||8||7||2|
|6/13/2021||VALDEZ(L)||@ MINNESOTA||PINEDA(R)||14-3||W||-150||9.5 ev||O||20||10||1||7||5||1|
|6/15/2021||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||TEXAS||GIBSON(R)||6-3||W||-175||8.5 ev||O||9||5||2||6||10||0|
|6/17/2021||URQUIDY(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||CEASE(R)||10-2||W||-125||9 un||O||8||5||0||4||3||1|
|6/18/2021||GARCIA(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||RODON(L)||2-1||W||+100||8 un||U||5||5||0||7||8||0|
|6/19/2021||VALDEZ(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||LYNN(R)||7-3||W||-125||7.5 ev||O||11||5||2||8||7||1|
|6/20/2021||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||KEUCHEL(L)|| |
|6/21/2021||ODORIZZI(R)||@ BALTIMORE||AKIN(L)|| |
|6/22/2021||GREINKE(R)||@ BALTIMORE||LOPEZ(R)|| |
|6/23/2021||URQUIDY(R)||@ BALTIMORE||ESHELMAN(R)|| |
|6/24/2021||GARCIA(R)||@ DETROIT||URENA(R)|| |
|6/25/2021||VALDEZ(L)||@ DETROIT||PERALTA(R)|| |
|6/26/2021||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||@ DETROIT||MIZE(R)|| |
|6/27/2021||()||@ DETROIT||()|| |
|CHI WHITE SOX: He's Here: Manager Tony La Russa, RHP Liam Hendriks, RHP Lance Lynn, OF Adam Eaton, C Jonathan Lucroy.
He's Outta Here: Manager Rick Renteria, DH Edwin Encarnaci'n, C James McCann, RHP Alex Colom', 2B Yolmer Sanchez, LHP Gio Gonzalez, CF Jarrod Dyson, RHP Dane Dunning, RF Nomar Mazara.
Projected Lineup: SS Tim Anderson (.322, 10 HRs, 21 RBIs), CF Luis Robert (.233, 11, 31), 1B Jos' Abreu (.317, 19, 60, AL MVP), 3B Yo'n Moncada (.225, 6, 24), LF Eloy Jim'nez (.296, 14, 41), C Yasmani Grandal (.230, 8, 27), DH Andrew Vaughn (.278, 6, 36 at Arizona Rookie League and Class A Kannapolis and Winston-Salem in 2019), RF Adam Eaton (.226, 4, 17 with Washington), 2B Nick Madrigal (.340, 0, 11).
Rotation: RH Lucas Giolito (4-3, 3.48 ERA, 97 Ks, 28 BBs), LH Dallas Keuchel (6-2, 1.99), RH Lance Lynn (6-3, 3.32, 84 IP with Texas), RH Dylan Cease (5-4, 4.01, 44 Ks, 34 BBs), LH Carlos Rodon (0-2, 8.22) or RH Reynaldo L'pez (1-3, 6.49).
Key Relievers: RH Liam Hendriks (3-1, 1.78, 14/15 saves, 37 Ks, 3 BBs in 25 1/3 IP with Oakland), LH Garrett Crochet (0-0, 0.00, 8 Ks, 0 BBs in 5 appearances), RH Michael Kopech (1-1, 5.02 in 4 starts in 2018), LH Aaron Bummer (1-0, 0.96), RH Evan Marshall (2-1, 2.38), RH Matt Foster (6-1, 2.20), RH Codi Heuer (3-0, 1.52).
Outlook: The White Sox made the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and ended a run of seven losing seasons last year. Now, they're aiming for the biggest prize of all. Chicago loaded up in the offseason while other teams were cutting expenses, hoping to bring home its first World Series championship since 2005 and only the second since 1917. The club made an eye-opening change in the dugout when it brought back Hall of Famer and three-time champion La Russa to take over for Renteria. The move came 34 years after the White Sox fired La Russa, who went on to win a title with Oakland and two more with St. Louis. But he hasn't filled out a lineup card since the Cardinals won the World Series in 2011. Something else to watch: How will he relate to a vibrant, fun-loving team? That wasn't the only big move the White Sox made. They added arguably the game's best closer when they signed Hendriks to a $54 million, three-year deal. The Australian was on the mound when Oakland knocked off Chicago in their wild-card series. The White Sox also acquired Lynn from Texas, adding a workhorse starter to go with Giolito and Keuchel. The hard-throwing Kopech is back following Tommy John surgery in 2018 that sidelined him for the following season and a decision to opt out in 2020. The lineup ' anchored by AL MVP Abreu and 2019 major league batting champion Anderson ' is deep. And fans will get a chance to see them in person, at least on a limited basis. The White Sox and crosstown Cubs got the green light from the city to allow spectators with capacity capped at 20% ' 8,122 at Guaranteed Rate Field and 8,274 at Wrigley Field.
|HOUSTON: He's Here: RHP Jake Odorizzi, C Jason Castro, RHP Pedro B'ez, RHP Ryne Stanek, RHP Steve Cishek, OF Steven Souza Jr.
He's Outta Here: CF George Springer, OF Josh Reddick, RHP Roberto Osuna, RHP Chris Devenski, RHP Brad Peacock, LHP Cionel Perez, RHP Cy Sneed.
Projected Lineup: 2B Jose Altuve (.219, 5 HRs, 18 RBIs), LF Michael Brantley (.300, 5, 22, 15 2Bs), SS Carlos Correa (.264, 5, 25), 3B Alex Bregman (.242, 6, 22), DH Yordan 'lvarez (.250, 1, 4 in 2 games), RF Kyle Tucker (.268, 9, 42, 6 3Bs), 1B Yuli Gurriel (.232, 6, 22, 12 2Bs), CF Myles Straw (.207, 0, 8), C Mart'n Maldonado (.215, 6, 24).
Rotation: RH Zack Greinke (3-3, 4.03 ERA), RH Lance McCullers Jr. (3-3, 3.93), RH Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 6.59 in 4 starts for Twins), RH Cristian Javier (5-2, 3.48), RH Jose Urquidy (1-1, 2.73 in 5 starts).
Key Relievers: RH Ryan Pressly (1-3, 3.43, 12 saves), RH Steve Cishek (0-0, 5.40 for White Sox), RH Joe Smith (opted out of 2020 season), RH Pedro B'ez (0-0, 3.18 for Dodgers), RH Josh James (1-0, 7.27).
Outlook: The Astros seek their fourth AL West title in five seasons after keeping last year's team that came a win shy of the World Series largely intact. They relied on a bevy of talented young pitchers to carry them in a season when ace Justin Verlander made just one start. One of those starters, Framber Valdez, broke a finger on his pitching hand in spring training and could miss significant time. That leaves McCullers, Urquidy and Javier needing to take another step forward this season with Verlander out all year after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The rotation got a late boost when Houston added Odorizzi. The 2019 All-Star gives the Astros a veteran to pair with the 37-year-old Greinke and provide stability as some of the young arms develop. They'll have a huge hole in the lineup after leadoff hitter and center fielder Springer signed a $150 million, six-year contract with the Blue Jays after spending his first seven major league seasons in Houston. The Astros brought back veteran outfielder Brantley, who signed a two-year deal to stay with the team, and their offense should get a boost with the return of Alvarez. The 2019 AL Rookie of the Year is healthy after missing all but two games last season after being diagnosed with COVID-19 before having knee surgery. His return should help make up for the loss of Springer in a lineup that also features Bregman, Altuve and Correa, who powered the offense in the playoffs with six homers and 17 RBIs. The Astros announced in January that they would allow about 10,000 fans per game at Minute Maid Park early this season. But they could increase that number before opening day in the wake of the Texas Rangers' decision to allow 100% capacity at their ballpark after Gov. Greg Abbott lifted coronavirus restrictions in the state.
|Last Updated: 8/3/2021 5:15:22 AM EST|