Game Preview: White Sox need a good day from Andre Rienzo vs. Padres


May 30, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez (10) attempts to get a double play against San Diego Padres catcher Rene Rivera (44) during the ninth inning at U.S Cellular Field. San Diego Padres defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox need a good game from right-handed pitcher Andre Rienzo as he faces the San Diego Padres Saturday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. CT.

Rienzo and his 4-1 overall record and 3.95 ERA will oppose San Diego’s Tyson Ross (RHP). Ross is 5-4 with a 2.97 ERA.

For Rienzo in his past three games, he is 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA and 19 strikeouts. Rienzo has never faced any of the San Diego batters during his time in the Majors.

Ross has 10.1 innings of experience against the White Sox, where he is 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA and 12 strikeouts. In his past three starts this season, Ross is also 1-1 but has a 2.84 ERA and 20 strikeouts.

One player who has had some success against Ross in the past for the White Sox is Paul Konerko, who has two RBIs and two hits, with one being a home run.

The Padres won the first of this three-game series on Friday by a 4-1 score.

The game will be aired on WGN and for out-of-market viewers on MLB.TV.

Here is the starting lineup for Saturday, May 31:

Chicago White Sox (28-28)
1. Adam Eaton (CF)
2. Gordon Beckham (2B)
3. Conor Gillaspie (3B)
4. Dayan Viciedo (RF)
5. Adam Dunn (1B)
6. Alexei Ramirez (SS)
7. Paul Konerko (DH)
8. Alejandro De Aza (LF)
9. Tyler Flowers (C)

San Diego Padres (25-30)
1. Everth Cabrera (SS)
2. Seth Smith (LF)
3. Carlos Quentin (DH)
4. Chase Headley (3B)
5. Yonder Alonso (1B)
6. Will Venable (RF)
7. Cameron Maybin (CF)
8. Rene Rivera (C)
9. Alexi Amarista (2B)