White Sox vs. Angels: Game 1 Preview/Lineups
Jun 27, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu hits a ball that results in a fielding error by Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (not pictured) in the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
With a rain out on Monday, the Chicago White Sox will face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim twice today with the first game coming at 4:10 p.m. CT.
For the White Sox they are on a three-game winning streak, winning those games against the Toronto Blue Jays, but against the Angels this season they are 0-3.
Here is the lineup for the White Sox for Tuesday’s first game:
Chicago White Sox (39-44)
1. Adam Eaton (CF)
2. Gordon Beckham (2B)
3. Conor Gillaspie (3B)
4. Jose Abreu (1B)
5. Adam Dunn (DH)
6. Alexei Ramirez (SS)
7. Dayan Viciedo (RF)
8. Alejandro De Aza (LF)
9. Tyler Flowers (C)
This lineup as of late has produced some good results, including Abreu who is tied for the MLB lead in home runs with 25. Abreu is tied with Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays and Baltimore’s Nelson Cruz.
Abreu is fourth in MLB with 64 RBIs, two behind MLB leader Cruz.
The pitching matchup for the first game is Hector Noesi (2-4, 4.18 ERA) for the White Sox vs. Garrett Richards (8-2, 2.76 ERA) of the Angels.
In his previous start on June 25, Noesi allowed just two earned runs in seven innings, but did give up nine hits and walked none. His past two starts have seen him pitch seven innings in each game. The start before that Noesi pitched just 3.2 innings.
Noesi is always a wild card when he is on the mound, because we honestly never know what the White Sox will get from him. In his past 10 appearances he has an ERA of 3.92 in 59.2 innings pitched.
As for the Angels here is their starting lineup for the first game of the doubleheader:
1. Kole Calhoun (RF)
2. Mike Trout (CF)
3. Albert Pujols (1B)
4. Josh Hamilton (DH)
5. Erick Aybar (SS)
6. Howie Kendrick (2B)
7. David Freese (3B)
8. Chris Iannetta (C)
9. Collin Cowgill (LF)