Counting On Floyd, Counting On Some Offense – Lineups 4/21


Scott Diamond had elbow surgery in the off-season following a year in which he was the Minnesota Twins’ ace. That’s not saying much, he was also the only pitcher to start a game for the Twins in 2012 and finish with an ERA+ above league average. The surgery caused him to miss the start of 2013, so he’s only one start into the season. That start went well enough until the 5th inning rolled around and the Mets tagged him for 4 runs, keeping him from surviving the frame. In his second game, he’s going to try to complete that 5th inning, get eligible for a win, and hope to see that win come to fruition to push the Twins over .500, a view they never had in 2012.

Gavin Floyd also failed to make it past the 5th inning in his last start. We’ve spent a long time unsure of whether we’d be getting good Gavin or bad entering his starts. As it’s shaken out we see about 50/50. In his 3 starts this year, only 1 was good, so it’d be a nice time for him to not only pitch a quality game, but pitch well enough for a win, even if the offense sleeps through another one.

Since putting up 7 runs in Toronto on Wednesday night, the White Sox have scored a total of 2 runs. Of their 10 hits in the games that followed the runs came off a De Aza HR and a Tyler Flowers double off the wall. There are hits, but there aren’t many runs coming with the overall on-base skills of the team still lacking.

Today’s Lineup:

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

Minnesota Twins Lineup:

1.Jamey Carroll – 2B
2.Joe Mauer – DH
3.Josh Willingham – LF
4.Justin Morneau – 1B
5.Ryan “ne yeux pas” Doumit – C
6.Trevor Plouffe – 3B
7.Oswaldo Arcia – RF
8.Aaron Hicks – CF
9.Eduardo Escobar – SS

Where to Watch
Today’s White Sox game will be shown on WGN for the Chicago area and will be broadcast on Fox Sports North for our friends in Minneapolis. 1:10 Central start time.