ARLINGTON, TX – Coming off of a twelve inning affair in game one of the three game series that ended when Todd Frazier hit an eventual game winning grand slam, the Chicago White Sox (23-10) and the Texas Rangers (18-15) are back in action this evening at Globe Life Park.
The Todd Father led the charge for the White Sox on Monday night going 4-6 with two home runs, two singles, and six runs batted in. The White Sox third-baseman now sits at 10 HR, 27 RBI through the Sox first 33 games.
White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez impressed on Monday night, and will likely earn a stay as the White Sox fifth starter for the time being after throwing 5 2/3 innings, allowing just one run on three hits.
Tonight Robin Ventura sends second year starter Carlos Rodon to the hill, Rodon has struggled to date in 2016. Rodon boasts a 1-4 record with a 4.36 ERA in six starts, with his struggles largely due to control problems. Rodon looks more like the Rodon of April-July of 2015, rather than the Rodon of August-September of 2015, in which he was nearly lights out.
Hopefully Rodon can rebound tonight against the Rangers, his last start versus the Rangers on April 23 was solid, as he threw 6 2/3 innings while allowing two runs on two hits, while striking out seven Rangers.
Derek Holland will toe up the rubber for the Rangers tonight, Holland is 3-2 with a 5.40 ERA to date. The 29 year-old southpaw took the loss in his last outing versus the White Sox on April 24. Holland allowed three runs on five hits over 6.1 innings pitched.
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