Clinton Cole/South Side Hit Pen

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!