White Sox Losing Streak Getting Huge Media Attention! – Game Preview And Lineups 8/5


And the dance continues. A movie we had seen before multiple times on the winless road trip played out once again as the White Sox lost in walk-off fashion. The solution to this problem is to play at home, where walk-offs mean Chicago victories, which we’ve all seen before even if we don’t remember them.

Jose Quintana will step in and continue to do his thing, hoping that he is rewarded for it. Quintana is coming off of his least effective outing in over a month, and even then it was serviceable. 5 innings and 3 runs saw him keep his strikeout rate up and got him a front row seat to an extra innings walk-off victory for the Indians.

Andy Pettitte will bring his 41 years of life experience and presumably that weird grey five o’clock shadow thing he’s got going on with him to the mound tonight. His year has been less than Pettitte-like and is shaping up to be the worst of his career. Considering he’s hovering around league average and he’s in his 18th season, it’s saying an awful lot about the strength of his career. Past performance doesn’t matter today, but looking at the very recent past, Pettitte has delivered a couple of solid consecutive starts, going 7 and 6 innings respectively while allowing just two runs in each. He could dominate the Sox with his experience or he can be exploited for no longer being able to lean on superior stuff, we can’t know until it happens.

Today’s Lineup:

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

You’d like to complain about the Ramirez-Keppinger 1-2 punch but the Sox aren’t exactly killing it without this lineup, so how bad could it be? How bad could it be? How bad could it be?

New York Yankees Lineup:

1.Brett Gardner – CF
2.Alfonso Soriano – DH
3.Robinson Cano – 2B
4.Alex Rodriguez – 3B
5.Vernon Wells – 1B
6.Curtis Granderson – LF
7.Ichiro Suzuki – RF
8.Eduardo Nunez – SS
9.Chris Stewart – C

The 3B spot is a circus and bringing extra media attention to the White Sox in their darkest hour. “Oh, you have a multi-million dollar player facing a suspension? We just lost 10 straight you insensitive schmucks.”

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