After Dylan Cease pitched five innings to secure a Game 1 victory in his major league debut, the Chicago White Sox will look to Ross Detwiler to secure the sweep for Game 2 of the doubleheader.
(Can we give Cease another round of applause?)
(That works too! Thanks, Eloy!)
In his first start in a White Sox uniform, Detwiler went five innings. He gave up two runs off of six hits, one of the home run variety. Besides earning the win, Detwiler gave up zero walks! If he can continue to pitch like that to a struggling, rebuilding Detroit Tigers ballclub, then the South Siders should be in position for the win.
The aforementioned Tigers opted to have their Triple-A pitcher make his debut in the night game of the doubleheader. Tyler Alexander, a Chicago native, was selected in the second round of the 2015 Draft by Detroit. For the Toledo Mud Hens, Alexander is 2-9 with a 6.23 ERA in 15 games (14 starts). If the Good Guys can rattle Alexander early, then they can do themselves a favor and sweep the day.
The South Siders will line up as follows:
James McCann, who caught this afternoon’s game and went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs, slides into the DH spot, so Zack Collins will get the nod behind the plate. They bat fourth and ninth, respectively.
The Tigers will line up in this order:
Nicholas Castellanos was relatively quiet in the opener. He went 1-for-4, and he moves up to the two-spot from the damage-dealing three-spot. Harold Castro, who went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs in Game 1, will bat eighth, after batting sixth previously.
Tonight’s 7:10 CT game will be televised by NBC Sports Chicago. WGN-AM will have your radio needs. The forecast has remained clear of rain, so let’s hope that it stays that way. The sun is out, and it’s time for a whole new ballgame!