May 15, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski (12) talks with starting pitcher Jake Peavy (44) against the Detroit Tigers during the sixth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

Put Your Trust in Peavy

Yesterday was a day that Jose Quintana will remember forever. It was the day that he earned his first major league victory. Earn it he did, allowing only 2 runs over 6 innings. Looking over the weekend matchups, a betting man would have chosen that game to worry about. Quintana, largely unproven against a team coming off of a sweep against the big bad Detroit Tigers. The point I’m making here is, Saturday afternoon’s game boasts Jake Peavy, and that should allow Sox fans to relax a little bit.

Peavy redeemed his one bad 2012 start by shutting down the Cubs last weekend and leading the Sox to a shutout. See, but Peavy’s not the only thing in play here. The Indians are a tad banged up, Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring), Carlos Santana (head/neck) and Travis Hafner (knee) are all out for this one. The lineup facing Peavy is not the same lineup that put the Indians atop the central.

For the Sox:

1. De Aza – CF
2. Gordo – 2B
3. Big Donkey – DH
4. Paulie – 1B
5. Rios – RF
6. AJ – C
7. Dayan – LF
8. Alexei – SS
9. Hudson – 3B

As Hawk will tell you (time and time again), it’s not who you play, it’s when you play them. What can I say, sometimes the guy makes sense.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera Carlos Santana Indians Jake Peavy Jose Quintana Travis Hafner White Sox

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