The White Sox have a 4-game winning streak going. September 14-18 of last season they had a 5-game winning streak and this is as close as they’ve gotten since. They can equal that this afternoon in Anaheim with a victory over the Joe Blanton-lead Angels. So yeah, the averages are with them.
Joe Blanton has never had any great seasons. He’s participated in 10 of them now and this one is on its way to being the worst if he doesn’t right the ship. In his last outing he did not escape the 5th against the Royals as they put up 7 runs, all earned. The outing pushed his ERA back north of 6, where he has resided for most of the season.
When he’s not chatting with fans on Twitter, Hector Santiago is taking the ball every fifth day and heading out to the mound. It’s been so far so good, despite having to battle through some errors in his last outing, a loss to Twins. That happens to be the last time they White Sox dropped a game, and I don’t think Hector really wants the team’s last two L’s to be next to his name. He’s managed to keep the ball in the zone and not hand out the free passes; if he continues that trend, the Angels pitching friendly park should help him out with the rest.
It’s Armed Forces Day and the guys will be wearing camouflage uniforms as a tribute.
1. Wise – CF
2. Ramirez – SS
3. Rios – RF
4. Dunn – 1B
5. Konerko – DH
6. Gillaspie – 3B
7. Viciedo – LF
8. Gimenez – C
9. Greene – 2B
DeWayne Wise is leading off.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Lineup:
Where to Watch
Today’s White Sox game can be watched on FOX locally. 3:05 Central start time.