OK, so the Chicago White Sox shed all remaining healthy, blue-chip prospects today, in a serious move toward getting the remaining players in camp some serious reps in the stretch run of the spring. What we will miss in Eloy thrills or Cease chills, we’ll get back in Jacob May steals or Casey Gillaspie stares. Or something like that. Well, we’ll always have the memories.
Time: 3:05 p.m. CST
Today’s White Sox lineup, featuring Avisail Garcia in the 2-hole and team offensive leader Matt Skole taking cleanup:
Carson Fulmer pulls his fourth start of the spring, and he hopes to build on the better effort he made last time out, at the San Diego Padres. This spring, Fulmer is 0-3 in three starts, pitching five innings with five strikeouts, an ERA of 12.60 and WHIP of 4.00. In his spring career, Fulmer is 2-5 with a 6.61 ERA in 13 games (10 starts) and 32 2⁄3 innings, 30 Ks and a 1.99 WHIP. He has never faced the Milwaukee Brewers in the regular season.
Today’s #CactusCrew lineup against the White Sox in Maryvale at 3:05pm CT, webcast on https://t.co/srGoDStuPu:— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 14, 2018
Cain (CF), Yelich (LF), Braun (1B), Shaw (3B), Santana (RF), Thames (DH), Piña (C), Villar (2B), Arcia (SS), Chacín (P) pic.twitter.com/TY7M6MKi2M
Jhoulys Chacín makes his fourth start of the spring for the Brew Crew, with a 1-1 mark and 1.59 ERA in 5 2⁄3 innings, with four strikeouts and a 1.59 WHIP in play so far. Chacín’s career spring mark is 6-11 with a 5.71 ERA in 42 games (32 starts) and 129 1/3 innings, with 85 Ks and a 1.76 WHIP.
Last year was a major bounce-back season for Chacín, who had been released by the Colorado Rockies. With the Padres, Chacín went 13-10 with a 3.89 ERA (4.26 FIP) in 32 starts, earning 2.8 WAR (upping his career WAR to 17.9). Watch out Pale Hose, Chacín led the National League with 14 hit batsmen in 2017.
Chacín’s lone appearance vs. the White Sox came last May 12, a 6-3 win over Miguel Gonzalez. Chacín went 6 1⁄3 innings and gave up three earned runs on seven hits against five Ks in upping his record to 4-3.
Keep an eye on No. 7 hitter Leury García to see whether there is any beef carried over from last year. Leury led off that game and was ploinked by Chacín, and from there the speedster then ate the righthander alive: Two home runs sandwiched around a single, for a 3-for-3, three-RBI night. Leury’s second home run had the extra measure of knocking Chacín from the box.
Here’s the pitching slate for the White Sox, through Saturday: