Yeah, this is what happened.
Beat Baltimore today, buddy.
I’m glad to know that fellow Sox blogger, and a member of the front office, http://whitesoxpride.mlblogs.com/ posts the lineups about 4 hours before they appear on Gameday! This gives me more time to consider how the team is going to function on that day.
Getting to the lineup, I s’pose I’ll post it and then go over a few pre-game thoughts.
- Chris Getz
- A.J. Pierzynski
- Carlos Quentin
- Jim Thome
- Jermaine Dye
- Paul Konerko
- Alexei Ramirez
- Dewayne Wise
- Josh Fields
Well… I, for one, think we’ll get a lot more productivity out of Wise in the eight slot. Provided we don’t get no-hit, he’ll have a chance to drive in runs down there and hopefully he’ll be along for the ride on a few Fields home runs.
Ozzie Guillen used Pierzynski in the second spot a lot last year, and it was really useful. When he gets the ball out of the infield, it’s usually launched into the stands or at mid-to-deep depth in the outfield. Getz has some speed so if A.J. can send a blast sailing to the wall, I’m sure Getz could make third or possibly score. If there’s a first-and-third situation, the four guys (or five if you count Ramirez) following Pierzynski are RBI machines and will drive in at least one of them, if not both.
Pitching for us today is John Danks! I really like the looks of this left hander and last season was a beauty for his personal stats. I’m pretty sure that if he can locate his fastball and keep control of his breaking pitches, we are going to have a great ballgame.
I’m not sure how to react to the Royals’ decision of sending Kyle Davies to the mound. I underestimated Zack Greinke a little bit yesterday so now I have no idea what to expect out of the rest of their rotation. I guess we’ll just see what happens!
I’ll be back following the game to give my wrap-up and thoughts on what went down at The Cell.