The Chicago White Sox have been slumping, and it doesn’t help that they suffered yet another injury in the first game of the day, with José Abreu taking a pitch off of his kneecap.
The team will play their final game against the Seattle Mariners coming up, but the outing will be a seven-inning game. The resumed game didn’t go well, but the South Siders have to turn it around at some point, right? They will look to avoid the sweep at home, as Ryan Burr gets the start on the mound.
Burr has been great for the White Sox as a relief pitcher this year, and this will be his first start. In seven games this year, he has a 1-0 record with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.46 WHIP in six innings pitched. His most clutch moment of the year so far was his scoreless inning pitched against the Tampa Bay Rays that led to a win.
Jimmy Lambert was also called up for this game as the 27th man, and may take the bulk of innings in the game after Burr opens, as Lambert was seen throwing in the bullpen before the game.
Righty Robert Dugger will start for the Mariners, who has a 0-1 record, 6.41 ERA, and a 1.53 WHIP this season. In his last outing against the Angels, he pitched 2 1⁄3 innings in relief, giving up three hits and two runs.
Tim Anderson will lead it off, followed by Brian Goodwin playing center field. Yasmani Grandal, who had a great day behind the plate in the first game, will shift to first base for Abreu as he is day-to-day with a bone bruise after getting hit in the knee by a pitch. Zack Collins will be behind the plate, and Leury García and Luis González will close out the lineup.
I know the home crowd would love to see at least one win today, so let’s close out the day in a positive way.