White Sox at Twins Preview

The White Sox are the first team to win a series in Arlington in the past eight attempts. Not to mention being 5-1 against one of the AL’s premier teams in their last six meetings. Another pleasant event this weekend was the news that Kenny Williams acquired Francisco Liriano for Eduardo Escobar and Pedro Hernandez. Remember that one outing Hernandez had when he was shelled in Boston? Remember Escobar as Lillibridge’s latino twin? The White Sox got a MLB starting pitcher for those two. *clap clap* And Kenny isn’t done dealing yet. Rumors on the Twitter mention discussions about Brandon League on the Mariners. The Twins just finished a sweep at home over Cleveland, scoring 28 runs in the process. This could be an interesting series.

Probable Starters

Game 1: Monday, July 30, 7:10 PM CT

Jose Quintana (4-1, 2.58 ERA) vs. Cole De Vries (2-2, 3.64 ERA)

Game 2: Tuesday, July 31, 7:10 PM CT

Francisco Liriano (3-10, 5.31 ERA) vs. Nick Blackburn (4-6, 7.99 ERA)

Game 3: Wednesday, August, 12:10 PM CT

Jake Peavy (8-7, 3.15 ERA) vs. Scott Diamond (9-4, 2.88 ERA)

Series Studs 

Francisco Liriano: Cooper has the tools. He will rebuild him.

Justin Morneau: Hitting .327 since the All-Star break and 2 homeruns in the last series against the Indians.

Series Duds

Tyler Flowers: 6 strikeouts in 11 at-bats versus the Rangers. He isn’t very good. Come back AJ.

Joe Mauer: #SuckItMauer

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