Trying To Avoid Giving The Twins Any More Gifts – Lineups 5/14

Last night was ugly. Not winning ugly, but losing ugly. Now Jake Peavy will attempt to be the stopper, and keep the White Sox from embarking on another losing streak. Peavy said he has unfinished business in Chicago that prompted him to sign a 2 year extension to keep him here to handle that. He’s been taking care of business, too. He’s got a 3.03 ERA in 38.2 innings and has struck out over 29% of the batters he’s faced, making him 7th in all of the major leagues at getting the K right now. He’s failed to escape the 6th inning just once so far. In short, even though he’s not the Jake Peavy the White Sox originally traded for, he’s been pitching like the Jake Peavy the White Sox originally traded for.

Kevin Correia’s season started off more than encouraging. He completed the 7th inning in each of his first five starts, allowing as many as 3 runs just one time. For a team lacking starting pitching, he was making people wonder if a real, honest-to-god starting pitcher had been found. In his two starts since, he’s failed to get out of the 6th, and he’s given up as few as 3 runs in just one of them. He hasn’t been awful, but he’s crawling back towards historical Kevin Correia territory.

Today’s Lineup:

1. De Aza – LF
2. Ramirez – SS
3. Rios – RF
4. Dunn – 1B
5. Viciedo – DH
6. Gillaspie – 3B
7. Keppinger – 2B
8. Wise – CF
9. Flowers – C

Paul Konerko out of the lineup once again. No statement as to why at the time of this post .

Minnesota Twins Lineup:

1. Brian Dozier – 2B
2. Joe Mauer – C
3. Josh Willingham – LF
4. Justin Morneau – 1B
5. Chris Parmelee – RF
6. Trevor Plouffe – 3B
7. Oswaldo Arcia – DH
8. Aaron Hicks – CF
9. Pedro Florimon – SS

Where to Watch
Today’s White Sox game can be seen on WCIU for the Chicago area and Fox Sports North in the Twin Cities. 7:10 Central start time.

Topics: Chicago White Sox

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