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Gamethread: White Sox at Blue Jays

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Sox look to get above .500 before they return home to a chilly Guaranteed Rate Field

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers
Please Please Me: Carson Fulmer is hoping to throw more strikes against a daunting Blue Jays lineup.
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 6:07 p.m. CST

TV: NBC Sports Chicago

Radio: WGN 720

  • Well, the latest bullpen slip shows what can happen when you unload quality arms like Anthony Swarzak, David Robertson, Tommy Kahnle and Dan Jennings for multiple prospects. The relief pitchers struggled last night, giving up eight earned runs in three innings. Trust the Process.
  • Hopefully Carson Fulmer can go deep into tonight’s game to give Nate Jones and Joakim Soria a chance to close it out. Fulmer was really bad in the spring, losing command of his pitches in almost every start. He ended with an 11.81 ERA to go along with 13 walks. The White Sox are hoping he carries some of the momentum gained from his last wide-release spring outing (four innings, no runs, three walks) into tonight.
  • Aaron Sanchez gets the nod for the Toronto Blue Jays. Sanchez has put together an impressive MLB career so far. He boasts a career 3.06 ERA in 104 games, 50 of which were starts. Keep an eye on his blister count, as he had that problem all last season, one that represented a bit of a step-back for him.
  • Ricky Renteria continues toying with the lineup, and no one seems to know why. Nicky Delmonico hit ninth last night, but finds himself in the five-hole tonight. Tim Anderson, the best player from last night’s game, is now down two spots in the lineup, hitting eighth tonight. Don’t ask me. I don’t know. I just write these things.

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