Relying On The Ace To Pull Them Out Of The Hole – Lineups 4/13


With the offense coming up short in support of Jose Quintana’s exceptional Friday night performance, the White Sox will look to put some runs on the board for their ace, Chris Sale. Sale proved in his last outing that he’s becoming the type of pitcher that can get outs when he doesn’t have all of his pitches working, and though he didn’t get credited with the win in that one, but the team won, and battling for the team is what it’s all about. A little fun with sample size: Sale has faced 16 left handed batters this season and he’s only allowed a single hit for a .067 average against.

Zach McAllister is on the bump for Cleveland. In his only 2013 start he allowed just 2 earned runs but the Indians would go on to a 4-0 loss. It was a contrast in control, as McAllister threw 2 wild pitches in his 6 innings while walking none. He’ll try to put the whole thing together against the struggling White Sox, who have lost every game they’ve played on the road so far.

Today’s Lineup:

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

White Sox running the modified Beckham-less lineup out with Flowers returning to catch after a day off.

Cleveland Indians Lineup:

1.Michael Bourn – CF
2.Asdrubal Cabrera – SS
3.Ryan Raburn – 2B
4.Nick Swisher – DH
5.Mark Reynolds – 1B
6.Carlos Santana – C 8. Yan Gomes*
7. 6.Michael Brantley – LF
8. 7.Mike Aviles – 3B
9.Drew Stubbs – RF

*After taking BP Carlos Santana felt like he was not yet ready to return to the lineup. Gomes will catch, shifting the back end of the lineup around slightly.

Where to Watch
Today’s White Sox game will be shown on CSN for the Chicago area and will be broadcast on SportsTime Ohio for Cleveland folk. 3:05 Central start time.