Let’s Not Embarrass Ourselves Here – Lineups 6/14


Blah blah blah blah, 2005, blah blah blah, Geoff Blum, Bob Loblaw. So two struggling teams are going to duke it out tonight at Minute Maid Park. Two teams, two last place standings, and a weekend of baseball that I’m clearly having a difficult time dressing up. The White Sox do have the benefit of sending Chris Sale out to the hill, though ever since he surrendered his consecutive scoreless innings streak he’s been moving towards a consecutive losing decision streak. Without stopping the Astros tonight he will push that to 3 consecutive losses. The Astros submit Erik Bedard for your viewing pleasure. And being that it’s not 2007, it’s not exactly pleasure you’ll be viewing. When Erik Bedard made his major league debut Chris Sale was scaring the mess out of kids trying to spend a summer playing travel baseball before they started high school. Bedard started the season out of the pen getting a 3-inning save Opening night against the Rangers. He topped that off with a short scoreless start against Seattle and then the runs started to pile up until he got to his current 5.34 mark. He is Erik Bedard, his arm hurts, but he’s out there every fifth day anyway, for your viewing pleasure.

Today’s Lineup:

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

It’s fun to put Casper Wells in center field sometimes and just see what happens.

Houston Astros Lineup:

1.Brandon Barnes – CF
2.Jose Altuve – 2B
3.J.D. Martinez – DH
4.Carlos Corporan – C
5.Chris Carter – 1B
6.Ronny Cedeno – SS
7.Jimmy Parades – RF
8.Matt Dominguez – 3B
9.Trevor Crowe – LF

Where to Watch
Today’s game will be broadcast on WCIU for Chicago and CSN in Houston. 7:10 Central start time.