|TEXAS ( DUNNING )|
CHI WHITE SOX ( CEASE )
|977||TEXAS||+135||Ov 9,+100||+130||Ov 8,-115|
|978||CHI WHITE SOX||-145||Un 9,-120||-140||Un 8,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||3-7||-3||4-5||3.9||0.210||0.279||0.349||0.628||5.3||0.268||0.321||0.475||0.795|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+2.6||3-4||3.6||0.198||0.287||0.336||0.624||4.1||0.242||0.283||0.451||0.734|
|vs Right-handed Starters||5-8||-4.5||6-7||4.1||0.235||0.301||0.367||0.669||4.5||0.243||0.312||0.370||0.682|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.3||4-3||4.9||0.281||0.316||0.455||0.771||4.3||0.260||0.331||0.397||0.728|
|4/9/2021||ARIHARA(R)||SAN DIEGO||MUSGROVE(R)||0-3||L||+175||9 ev||U||0||1||1||8||5||0|
|4/10/2021||LYLES(R)||SAN DIEGO||PADDACK(R)||4-7||L||+145||9 un||O||7||5||1||14||8||2|
|4/11/2021||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)||SAN DIEGO||MOREJON(L)||0-2||L||+150||9 ov||U||5||10||0||5||6||0|
|4/12/2021||DUNNING(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||GLASNOW(R)||0-1||L||185||7.5 un||U||3||4||0||3||6||0|
|4/13/2021||GIBSON(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||YARBROUGH(L)||8-3||W||160||8 un||O||13||6||1||7||6||0|
|4/14/2021||ARIHARA(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||FLEMING(L)||5-1||W||182||8 ov||U||9||6||0||8||6||0|
|4/15/2021||LYLES(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||HILL(L)||6-4||W||165||8 ev||O||11||9||2||7||12||0|
|4/19/2021||ARIHARA(R)||@ LA ANGELS||BUNDY(R)||6-4||W||190||8.5 ov||O||8||5||0||9||5||3|
|4/20/2021||LYLES(R)||@ LA ANGELS||OHTANI(R)||2-6||L||170||8.5 ov||U||5||9||0||8||4||0|
|4/21/2021||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)||@ LA ANGELS||QUINTANA(L)||7-4||W||160||9 ev||O||6||7||0||10||6||0|
|4/23/2021||DUNNING(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||CEASE(R)|| |
|4/24/2021||GIBSON(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||KEUCHEL(L)|| |
|4/25/2021||ARIHARA(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||GIOLITO(R)|| |
|4/26/2021||LYLES(R)||LA ANGELS||OHTANI(R)|| |
|4/27/2021||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)||LA ANGELS||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|4/28/2021||DUNNING(R)||LA ANGELS||COBB(R)|| |
|4/30/2021|| ||BOSTON|| || |
|4/11/2021||CEASE(R)||KANSAS CITY||MINOR(L)||3-4||L||-110||8.5 ev||U||5||12||2||7||7||1|
|4/17/2021||CEASE(R)||@ BOSTON||PIVETTA(R)||4-7||L||120||9 un||O||9||8||0||13||11||1|
|4/18/2021||KEUCHEL(L)||@ BOSTON||HOUCK(R)||3-2||W||-105||7 ov||U||7||4||0||8||3||1|
|4/18/2021||KOPECH(R)||@ BOSTON||PEREZ(L)||5-1||W||-105||7 ev||U||10||6||0||4||4||1|
|4/19/2021||GIOLITO(R)||@ BOSTON||EOVALDI(R)||4-11||L||-115||7.5 ov||O||9||5||1||17||11||0|
|4/20/2021||RODON(L)||@ CLEVELAND||PLESAC(R)||8-5||W||-110||7 ov||O||11||4||3||7||13||0|
|4/30/2021|| ||CLEVELAND|| || |
|TEXAS: He's Here: RHP Kohei Arihara, LF David Dahl, DH/OF Khris Davis, RHP Dane Dunning, INF Brock Holt, 1B Nate Lowe, RHP Mike Foltynewicz, GM Chris Young.
He's Outta Here: SS Elvis Andrus, RHP Jesse Chavez, LF Shin-Soo Choo, INF Derek Dietrich, RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Lance Lynn, C Jeff Mathis, RHP Rafael Montero, INF/OF Danny Santana.
Projected Lineup: CF Leody Taveras (.227, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 8 SBs), SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa (.280, 3, 10, 8 SBs), RF Joey Gallo (.181, 10, 26), LF David Dahl (.183, 0, 9 in 24 games for Rockies), 3B Rougned Odor (.167. 10, 30), DH Khris Davis (.200, 2, 10 in 30 games for Athletics), 2B Nick Solak (.268, 2, 23), 1B Ronald Guzman (.244, 4, 9), C Jose Trevino (.250, 2, 9).
Rotation (including two likely tandem-starter spots): RH Kyle Gibson (2-6, 5.35 ERA), RH Mike Foltynewicz (0-1, 16.20 in 1 start for Braves), RH Kohei Arihara (8-9, 3.80 in 132 2/3 IP for Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan Pacific League), RH Dane Dunning (2-0, 3.97 in 7 starts for White Sox), LH Wes Benjamin (2-1, 2.48), RH Jordan Lyles (1-6, 7.02), LH Kolby Allard (0-6, 7.75).
Key Relievers: RH Jose Leclerc (0-0, 4.50 in 2 games), LH Brett Martin (0-0, 3.63), LH Joely Rodriguez (0-0, 2.13), RH Ian Kennedy (0-2, 9.00 with Royals), RH Matt Bush (no MLB appearances since 2018 after Tommy John surgery), LH Taylor Hearn (0-0, 3.63).
Outlook: The Rangers are in a rebuilding mode that began last season when they finished an AL-worst 22-38 and traded away workhorse starters Lynn and Mike Minor. There is uncertainty in a rotation that might utilize seven pitchers for five starting spots, two filled by two-pitcher tandems. Leclerc, still unestablished as a closer, is coming back from a shoulder injury and Jonathan Hernandez, maybe the team's best reliever, is shut down from throwing until at least early April because of a ligament sprain in his right elbow. Several veterans in the lineup are coming off horrendous offensive seasons, including OFs Gallo (who did win a Gold Glove in right field) and Dahl, who wasn't even offered a new contract by Colorado over the winter after being an NL All-Star in 2019. There has been an infield shuffle, with Kiner-Falefa set to be the first opening day shortstop in 13 seasons other than Andrus. The young Hawaiian shifted over after winning a Gold Glove at third base last season. Long-struggling Odor is still in the lineup, at third base instead of second, where Solak is getting his shot to be an everyday player. With Texas now allowing businesses in the state to operate at 100% capacity, the Rangers are preparing for a potential full house of 40,518 fans for their home opener at Globe Life Field on April 5 against Toronto. They could be the first team in any major U.S.-based sports league with a full-capacity crowd since the coronavirus pandemic started altering the sports landscape more than a year ago.
|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.
|Last Updated: 5/9/2021 8:14:24 AM EST|