Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Series Preview


Apr 19, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox second baseman Micah Johnson (7) dives back to first safe in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The White Sox begin the third week of regular season play hosting the Cleveland Indians for a three-game series that starts Monday at U.S. Cellular Field. Both teams are struggling to begin the season but will look to rebound from disappointing weekends and right the ship and get back on track for the summer ahead.

Team Records and Standings

• Cleveland Indians 4-7/Tied for 4th in the AL Central; Chicago White Sox 4-7/Tied for 4th in the AL Central

Season Series

The two teams split a two-game series last week with the White Sox winning the first game and the Indians taking the second game in Cleveland.

Projected starters for the series

• Monday April 20, 2015 @ 8:10EST

Trevor Bauer(2-0) vs. John Danks(0-2)

This is a rematch of last week’s series finale which was won by Bauer.

• Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 8:10EST

Carlos Carrasco(1-1) vs. Hector Noesi(0-1)

Carrasco left his last start against the White Sox after getting drilled in the face by a line drive off the bat of Melky Cabrera.

• Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 2:10EST

Corey Kluber(0-1) vs. Jeff Samardzija(0-1)

Both pitchers will be looking for their first win of the season.

Apr 18, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen (37) pitches to the Minnesota Twins in the 9th inning and earns a save at Target Field. Cleveland wins 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

New and Notes – Cleveland Indians

– Carrasco was scheduled to start Monday but has been pushed back to Tuesday.

– Michael Brantley missed the previous series against the White Sox with a sore back but played in all three games against the Twins this weekend.

– Bauer’s career era at U.S. Cellular Field is 67.50

– Carrasco was 2-1 against the White Sox last year with a 2.49 era.

– Kluber was 2-1 as well as against the Sox with an era 2.45 and struck out 40 in 36.2 innings.

White Sox News and Notes

– Carlos Rodon, the Sox’s top pitching prospect was called up today. He’ll pitch out of the bullpen to start his MLB career.

– The White Sox have scored 3 or more runs 5 times this season. They are 4-1 in those 5 games.

– The White Sox have allowed 5 or more runs in 4 of the 11 games played this year.

– Melky Cabrera is starting to warm up and is hitting 7 for his last 22 over the past week.

– Jose Abreu for his career is 4 for 7 against Trevor Bauer.