Series Preview: White Sox vs. Twins

The White Sox have come right out of the All Star break in the opposite direction and are now the owners of a 3-7 record at the end of a ten game road trip.  Not the start Sox fans were looking for heading into the second half. There is a lot of talk of what Kenny Williams is conjuring up only two weeks from the trade deadline. But that’s a whole other bag of issues. A sweep by Detroit has the White Sox looking up now instead of down. Detroit holds a 1.5 game lead in the Central Division. The Sox welcome the Minnesota Twins to the Cell to try and get back on track.

Probable Starters

Game 1

Gavin Floyd (7-8, ERA 4.54) vs. Francisco Liriano (3-9, ERA 4.81)

Game 2

Jose Quintana (4-1, ERA 2.30) vs. Cole De Vries (2-2, ERA 3.95)

Game 3

Jake Peavy (7-7, ERA 3.22) vs. Nick Blackburn (4-5. ERA 7.46)

Series Studs 

Paul Konerko: When PK is the stud of last series with a .273 batting average and one run, you know things are not going well.

Joe Mauer: Last series Mauer batted .444 from the plate with two runs, one RBI and three BB.

Series Duds

Adam Dunn: Dunn continues to struggle at the plate, batting .091 with one run and one BB last series.

Alexi Casilla: Casilla batted .091 from the plate with zeros across every other stat.

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