Now They Win 8 Straight. Thems The Rules – Lineups 6/6


Yesterday/last night’s contest was something. Lots of wackiness. The main takeaway for Sox fans should definitely be the end of a long 8 game losing streak. It’s not fun to watch your team lose 8 games in a row. At least not as fun as watching your team not lose 8 games in a row, and most definitely not as fun as watching your team win 8 games in a row. Could we be so lucky as to see the White Sox run off a streak like that? Probably not. The longest winning streak they’ve seen so far this season is 4, and with starting pitchers going on the DL one by one a sustained winning streak seems improbable. Why not try for it, though, right?

Jose Quintana is healthy! The only pitcher on the Southside to make more starts than him this season is Dylan Axelrod….

Sorry, I just got sad for a second. Begin again:

Jose Quintana is healthy! He’ll be making his 12th start of the season against the A’s tonight and represents the first step of the White Sox attempting to right the ship that spent a week floating blindly seaward. His numbers on the season are erratic game to game, and as he’s started to throw his cutter less, its velocity has gone up 3 MPH, which is interesting. My amateur eye can find no correlation between that and in-game results, but interesting nonetheless.

Dan Straily calls a pitching friendly ballpark his home. His home ballpark has not been so friendly to him this season. On the road, he allows far fewer homeruns, strikes out batters at a better rate, allows fewer hits and just flat out prevents runs better. It’s odd but it’s also the beginning of June so it’s probably just noise. Of course, the White Sox aren’t exactly knocking the cover off of the ball, if you except one inning in Seattle yesterday, so he’s in good shape to pad that split this evening.

Today’s Lineup:

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

Oakland Athletics Lineup:

Coco Crisp – DH
Jed Lowrie – 2B
Yoenis Cespedes – LF
Josh Donaldson – 3B
Chris Young – CF
Nate Freiman – 1B
Josh Reddick – RF
Derek Norris – C
Adam Rosales – SS

Where to Watch
Today’s game will be broadcast on CSN and CSNCA. 7:10 Central start time.