Gamethread: Rangers at White Sox

Photo Credit: Clinton Cole/ South Side Hit Pen

The Minnesota Twins swept the Texas Rangers in a four game series at Globe Life Park last week, and we just took two of three from the Twins, combine that with the Rangers’ losing road record and this series is looking favorable for us.

Struggling lefty Ross Detwiler has the reins for the Chicago White Sox against the struggling righty, Ariel Jurado.

Jurado has not had much good luck since the All-Star break, allowing 35 runs (28 earned) with a 1.66 WHIP over 32.2 innings in seven starts. He has given up 15 runs in just 5.2 innings in his last two starts.  He is 0-1 lifetime against the White Sox with a 6.75 ERA. José Abreu has his number with a .600 average in five at-bats.  Jurado has a .317 batting average against him with runners in scoring position, so if we can get on base, surely, we can do some damage.  Let’s face it, with Detwiler on the mound, we’re going to need some run support.

Your starting lineup for the Good Guys – please note Eloy was a late scratch, but WELCOME BACK Yoán Moncada!

And your Lone Star lineup: (you may have to click on it to see the lineup below the photo. Thanks for being difficult, Texas.)

The game is airing at 7:10 PM CST on NBCSN and WGN AM radio 720. Lenny G will have a spicy recap for you after the game. Go Sox!

41 thoughts on “Gamethread: Rangers at White Sox

  1. Hi Ashley! You gotta remember to leave the front door open, not locked, when you crash the SSHP gamethread pad! We’re never gonna get rid of all this extra guacamole at this rate!

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  2. Detwiler has still only allowed two “hard hit” balls in play tonight. That’s pretty darn good through four innings.

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  3. Site report II: Spotted Bill Melton, attempted to shake his hand. Got an apologetic fist bump and the explanation ”I’m keeping the grip for the golf course.”

    1) I’m not washing this hand
    2) Germophobes of our age: Howard Hughes, Howie Mandel, Beltin’ Bill?

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  4. I’m going tomorrow. Friend is coming up from Dallas, we’re doing the Crosstown Day-Nighter. (My first attempt.) I’ve got a Texas HOLLAND jersey I’m gonna wear just to troll.

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    1. Verlander had a complete game yesterday in the Astros loss. But, that was only two runs given up. That’s impressive for Jurado.

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  5. Baseball is a funny game- Joe Garagiola. You can say that again when Ross Detwiler pitches like he did tonight. Do you believe in miracles? Yes!

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