That is what the White Sox will try to do tonight. It won’t be easy though given how the Red Sox are starting to get healthy and get key players back. Tonight, Dustin Pedroia returns to the lineup.
Tonight, Robin is sending out the following guys to get a split:
Alejandro De Aza CF, The Cuban Missile SS, Big Donkey DH, The King 1B, Alex Rios RF, AJ Pierzynski C, The Cuban Tank LF, Bacon 2B, Eduardo Escobar 3B.
Jose Quintana will start for the White Sox tonight. Quintana is hoping to get his fifth win of the season. He also is getting into uncharted territory since his innings pitched this season, both in minors and majors is quickly approaching more than he has done in the past. This if he hasn’t already surpassed that number.
He has never faced the Red Sox, but he did watch the team as a teenager when fellow Colombians Orlando Cabrera and Edgar Renteria played for the Red Sox. Quintana is pretty excited about pitching at Fenway since a lot of Colombians are Red Sox fans.
Bobby V will send out the following guys in hopes of taking the series against the Right Sox:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF, Carl Crawford LF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Adrian Gonzalez 1B, Cody Ross RF, Will Middlebrooks 3B, Kelly Shoppach C, Mike Aviles SS, Pedro Ciriaco DH.
Clay Buchholz will start for the Red Sox. His last start took a loss against the Rays after coming off the disabled list. He gave up four runs on three hits with a walk and a he also hit a batter in 6.1 innings worth of work. He did strike out eight Rays along the way.
In his career against the White Sox, Clay is 1-2 with a 6.53 ERA in four starts. At Fenway, he is 0-1 with a 8.38 ERA in two game starts. The last time he saw the Sox was in 2010 where he pitched eight innings of five hit ball for the win.
*Notes: Paul Konerko played in his 2,000th game last night. That is the third most games in franchise history. After besting Pedro Hernandez last night, the Red Sox are now 18-10 against lefties this season.