Series Preview: White Sox at Blue Jays

Thus far the White Sox and the Blue Jays series is tied at three games a piece. This dirty, dirty four game series will hopefully settle the score. (In favor of the Sox of course). The last place Jays have arguably the three most important bats nursing injuries: Colby Rasmus (groin), Jose Bautista (wrist), and Brett Lawrie (oblique). Rasmus might be the only one to play this series as he is day-to-day. Unfortunately the White Sox are facing some fatigue/injury issues of their own. Paul Konerko landed himself on the 7-day disabled list due to concussion like symptoms which led to the call-up of hero DeWayne Wise. With Konerko out, manager Robin Ventura has used AJ Pierzynski and Dayan Viciedo at DH and Adam Dunn and Tyler Flowers at first. Another transaction was the send down of Jordan Danks, Friday’s hero, for LHP Donnie Veal from AAA-Charlotte. Baseball night in Canada is set and of course the cards seem too stacked in the White Sox favor for things to go as planned.

Probable Starters

Game 1: Monday, August 13, 6:07 PM CDT

Jake Peavy (9-8, 3.08 ERA) vs. Carlos Villanueva (6-2, 3.30 ERA)

Game 2: Tuesday, August 14, 6:07 PM CDT

Jose Quintana (4-2, 2.78 ERA) vs. Henderson Alvarez (7-9, 4.58 ERA)

Game 3: Wednesday, August 15, 6:07 PM CDT

Gavin Floyd (8-9, 4.43 ERA) vs. Ricky Romero (8-9, 5.32 ERA)

Game 4: Thursday, August 16, 6:07 PM CDT

Francisco Liriano (0-0, 5.65 ERA) vs. Aaron Laffey (3-3, 4.72 ERA)

Series Studs 

A.J. Pierzynski: 5 homeruns in 9 games in August. 5 for 12 this past weekend against the A’s.

Edwin Encarnacion: 5 for 11 against the Yankees with 4 RBI.

Series Duds

Adam Dunn: 4 for 37 in August. With 15 strikeouts of course.

Brett Lawrie, Jose Bautista, Colby Rasmus: All injured. What luck!

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