62-51 this season
In Canada for the first time this season. And fans will get to hear Oh, Canada as well as the Star Spangled Banner. Admit it, Oh, Canada is a good song. Tonight, quite a heady task lies ahead for the White Sox as they will take on the Blue Jays. For those scoreboard watching, the Tigers are taking on the lowly Twins. Pretty easy to see how these games are huge since the Sox tend to struggle against the Jays even though the Jays are currently struggling themselves.
Robin is sending out the following guys tonight:
Alejandro De Aza CF, Youk 3B, Big Donkey 1B, Alex Rios RF, AJ Pierzynski DH, The Cuban Missile SS, The Cuban Tank LF, Tyler Flowers C, Bacon 2B.
Jake “Dirt Bag” Peavy will start for the Sox tonight. Jake is trying to get into double figures in win tonight. On the road, Dirt Bag is 4-5 with a 2.96 ERA over 11 starts. For the most part, Jake has been pretty good lately in allowing just three runs or less in eight of the 11 starts and thrown two complete games. Unfortunately, on the flip side, he doesn’t get much run support from his teammates. Typically, they have given him one run at the most lately.
His last start was a loss against the PITAs on August 7. He threw 6.2 innings where he gave up three runs on seven hits. In that game, he had allowed just one hit through the first five innings before he gave up the rest of the innings he pitched. Against Toronto, he is 2-0 with a 4.00 ERA in four starts. He has one start at Rogers Centre where he is 0-0 with an 11.12 ERA. The last time he faced the Blue Jays, he won in July 2012. He allowed just one run on five hits while striking out seven in 7.1 innings worth of work. » Continue reading “Oh Canada! Part II: White Sox @ Blue Jays August 13, 2012″