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Gamethread: Brewers at White Sox

It’s a near-Opening Day lineup for the White Sox, as they host the NL Central champions

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Screened, unseen: But yeah, you know Rodón’s got the top button popped on this pitch.
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Chicago White Sox ace-by-proxy Carlos Rodón takes the hill this afternoon at Camelback Ranch, facing the defending NL Central champion Milwaukee Brewers.

It’s a very Opening Day-esque lineup for the White Sox, with the exceptions of James McCann at catcher and the defensively-limited Eloy Jiménez masquerading as a left fielder.

On the Milwaukee side, hey, look who’s catching and batting cleanup! To be fair, for $16.5 million less and one spot worse in the batting order, we got McCann.

And, old friend — playing left field — Tyler Saladino bats seventh.

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There also was a six-inning (?) B game today, with a decidedly B-lineup with the exception of Adam Engel in center. Note the whiteout insertion of Danny Mendick at shortstop, batting fifth.

And Merk didn’t make it easy, but here’s a snap of some upcoming pitchers for the end of the week. Manny Bañuelos gets a rectification start on Friday at the Angels, while Reynaldo López takes the bump on Saturday at the Texas Rangers. The five pitchers for today’s B game are listed as well.