Mar 17, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Game: Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners, 3:05 pm CT (4:05 p.m. ET)
Location: Camelback Ranch, Glendale, Ariz.
TV: CSN, MLB Network, MLB.TV
Radio: WSCR 670
Live Stats: MLB Gameday, WhiteSox.com
White Sox: Hector Noesi, RHP (0-0, 1.80 ERA)
Cubs: Travis Wood, LHP (1-0, 1.80 ERA)
During the regular season, this game would be a very nice matchup between back-of-the- rotation starters. These two players may not be the best pitchers in their respective rotations, but a lot of their teams’ success depends on how they will pitch this season.
In his last outing this spring on March 15 against the Cincinnati Reds, Wood earned the win in his five innings of work that day. Wood (who has three spring starts thus far) allowed no runs on three hits and one walk. On that day, he struck out four.
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This spring with his 1.80 ERA, Wood has pitched 10 innings, where he’s allowed four runs (two earned) on 10 hits and one walk. This spring, Wood has eight strikeouts, with a WHIP of 1.10. Opponents are batting .263 headed into this start against the White Sox.
Noesi has pitched five innings (two starts) this spring and has allowed two runs (one earned) off two hits and one walk. Noesi has collected three strikeouts this spring, where opponents have a .125 average against him. He also has built a WHIP of 0.60.
In his most recent start this spring on March 12 against the San Francisco Giants, Noesi went three innings, where he allowed one earned run on two hits and one walk. He struck out three in that start.
Looking at the lineups below it seems the White Sox will be playing their A-Team and the Cubs aren’t, but the White Sox had the day off on Thursday and the Cubs played a night game last night.
Here is the Friday, March 20 White Sox lineup vs. the Cubs:
Here is the Cubs starting lineup for Friday:
This regular season the White Sox will be at the Cubs, playing at Wrigley Field on July 10-12 (Friday-Sunday), with the first two games having a 3:05 p.m. CT start and the finale being at 1:20 p.m.
The White Sox will host the Cubs on Aug. 14-16, also another weekend series, with the Friday game being at 3:10 p.m. CT, followed by a 6:10 p.m. CT start Saturday, and the Sunday game is scheduled to start at 1:10 p.m. CT.