Jake Peavy left yesterday’s game in the second inning. He threw a fastball to Mike Napoli and then walked to the dug out short after. The new MRI results revealed a detachment of the latissimus dorsi muscle, the biggest one on the back. He will be headed to the disabled list. This is pure speculation, but he may miss anywhere from 6 weeks to the season.
With Peavy out the White Sox hitters picked up the slack against arguably the American League’s best pitcher, Jered Weaver. Rios drove in 2 RBI’s, and one was a solo homer off of Weaver, who had thrown a fastball by Rios’ head in the previous at bat. Andruw Jones later homered off Weaver in the 7th inning, and Juan Pierre had an RBI single which drove in Dayan Viciedo.
Tony Pena pitched for the White Sox after Peavy exited. His line ended up being 1 ER, 5 hits, and 2 BB. Putz, Thornton, and Jenks finished the game for the Sox all pitching one scoreless inning a piece. Bonafide starting and relief pitching is now the M.O. of the White Sox.
A LOOK AHEAD:
Jake Peavy is on the disabled list, and the Sox have called up RHP Jeff Marquez.
The Sox will host the Angels again tonight at 7:10, LHP Joe Saunders will oppose Freddy Garcia.
Carlos Quentin will be back in the lineup on Wednesday night, and Brent Lillibridge will get the start at second again.
Ozzie will most likely continue to ride his hot bat with Gordon Beckham struggling.