No More Mr. Nice Guy – Lineups 9/11


Even after the victory in game one of this series stretched the division lead to 3 games, tonight’s contest is still being treated as a huge game. Jake Peavy even took some time to discuss how worked up he is. Yeah that’s right, a few extra god bless it!’s coming your way.

Jake, you mad, bro? (Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

Jake’s last outing, which came against Minnesota, was solid, if not dazzling. The leash has been a little shorter of late for Jake, he’s not gone over the 110 mark in a few starts, a count he has been hitting habitually for most of the season. The reduction hasn’t been severe, he’s come close, and as anybody that saw game one in Detroit two starts ago can attest, he’s still left in just long enough to make us angry.

Doug Fister wasn’t killing it when he faced off against Peavy and the Sox on August 31. He only went 5 innings, he walked 4 and 3 runs came across to score. He only struck out 2 in the effort. If the White Sox can keep up that level of patience and contact in U.S. Cellular Field, there’s a good chance Fister won’t even hang around long enough to qualify for a win.

Tonight’s Lineup:

1.De Aza – CF
2.Youk – 3B
3.Wise – LF
4.Konerko – 1B
5.Rios – RF
6.AJ – C
8.Alexei – SS
9.Gordo – 2B

This, in the absence of Adam Dunn, is our regular lineup. Sigh deeply and hope that Dewayne Wise’s error seeking bat is in full “find” mode. Something to feel good about: should the White Sox claim victory tonight, they will have pushed their division lead to 4, which would be the largest lead of the season to date.

Where to Watch
Game available in Chicago on Comcast SportsNet and FoxSports Detroit in the Tigers market. 7:10 Central start time.