After a brilliant ballgame yesterday, the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins are ready for this Sunday afternoon’s rubber match!
Reynaldo López will take the bump for his first start of the season, and he will pitch against Kenta Maeda.
The aspiring series-winning lineup features many righthanders:
REVISED LINEUP: pic.twitter.com/Dkt5hpPrSD— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 26, 2020
Yoán Moncada earned a day off, as Ricky has pointed to some arm soreness as reason to give him a day off. Danny Mendick earns his first start of the season. Adam Engel was slated to start in right field, but he has been scratched as the lineup today evolved.
Speaking of health and progress, Nomar Mazara seems to be progressing:
Ricky on Nomar, who was anticipated to start rehab play in Schaumburg this week per Hahn: "He’s doing well, he’s progressing well. That’s as much as I can tell you."— South Side Hit Pen (@southsidehitpen) July 26, 2020
The Twinkies keep a similar lineup, but Alex Avila is thrown into the mix at catcher.
Time for the first rubber match of the season. https://t.co/8N65W9DnDr #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/ODImiIgXt4— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) July 26, 2020
As per usual, NBC Sports Chicago has the broadcast at 1:10 p.m. CT, and WGN is tasked with your radio-listening pleasure.
Yesterday was fun. Let's do it again today! pic.twitter.com/PL2U8te2VZ— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 26, 2020
Let’s win the first series of the season!