That is all the Sox need to win in the remaining games to have a winning homestand heading into the break. Of course, we want more than just one, but taking tonight’s game would be a fantastic start.
Tonight, Robin is sending out the following guys to win the homestand and be on their way to winning the series:
Alejandro De Aza CF, Youk 3B, Big Donkey DH, The King 1B, Alex Rios RF, AJ Pierzynski C, The Cuban Tank LF, The Cuban Missile SS, Bacon 2B.
Jake “Dirt Bag” Peavy will start for the White Sox. One thing Jake is hoping for is a win for the team. While he has suffered from lack of run support of late, he would much rather win a game by a final of 7-6 as opposed to losing a game 1-0. In his mind, that 1-0 loss means he didn’t do all he could to win the game. Jake said all of this on a call with season ticket holders on Tuesday afternoon.
In his last start, Dirt Bag struck out 11 Yankee batters but the team didn’t give him any support so he ended up taking the loss. Against the Blue Jays however, Jake is 1-0 with a 5.31 ERA lifetime against them. He last faced them in June of this year where he got a no decision after pitching six innings. He allowed three runs, only two of which were earned in the outing.
John Farrell will send out the following guys to keep his team’s winning streak going:
Brett Lawrie 3B, Colby Rasmus CF, Jose Bautista RF, Edwin Encarnacion 1B, Adam Lind DH, Yunel Escobar SS, Rajai Davis LF, Kelly Johnson 2B, J.P. Arencibia C.
Aaron Laffey will start for the Blue Jays.Laffey has recently gotten the chance to start after Brandon Morrow, Kyle Drabek and Dustin McGowan were lost to injury this season. So far he is making the most of the opportunity.
While he has no wins this season, he has pitched well for the Blue Jays. In his career versus the Sox, Laffey is 3-3 with a 3.02 ERA and 22 strikeouts. This is over 44.2 innings worth of work.
*Note: Big Donkey has 25 home runs and 60 RBI as of today heading into the All-Star break. He is just the fifth player (the sixth time) in franchise history to do this. (via ESPN Stats and Info.) The White Sox acquired left-hand pitcher Dan Moskos from the Pittsburgh Pirates off of waivers. He has been assigned to Triple-A Charlotte. Toronto is 24-9 against the White Sox including a 11-6 record at U.S. Cellular Field since 2008.