After a much needed off-day and a bundle of news, the White Sox are back for the last series before the All-Star break.
They’re facing off against the Baltimore Orioles who are, uh, not good this year.
Dallas Keuchel is facing off against Jorge Lopez. Keuchel is 3-0 in his last five starts against the Orioles, going 27 innings and posting a 3.00 ERA. He’s struck out 22 in those appearances and walked nine, allowing 27 hits.
Meanwhile Lopez is 1-2 in career starts the White Sox, lasting 16 1⁄3 and allowing 22 hits while striking out 17 and walking five. Lopez’s pitch arsenal consists of fivmee pitches: sinker, curveball, 4-seam fastball, changeup, and slider. He’s also currently leading the O’s pitching staff in strikeouts with 77.
His 2021 rankings aren’t spectacular:
So we’ll see how this goes.
Cedric Mullins is leading in batting for everything for the O’s:
- Batting Average .316
- Home Runs: 16
- OBP: .384
- Hits: 103
Except for RBIs. For that, Trey Mancini is the frontrunner at 53.
Tanner Scott is leading the pitching staff in holds (12) and Cesar Valez is leading in saves (8).
Here’s how everyone is lining up tonight:
The Sox 51 wins are their most before the All-Star break since 2008 (54-41), and their .593 winning percentage is the highest since 2006 (.648; 57-31).— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 9, 2021
⏰: 6:05 p.m. CT
: @ESPN1000 pic.twitter.com/n1VJbQvv2d
The White Sox are in town...I wonder what color socks they brought pic.twitter.com/oXJ6RHQXsr— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) July 9, 2021
The game kicks off at 6:05 p.m. Chicago time and is on NBCSports for locals, ESPN 1000 for radio listeners, and MLB.TV for non-locals. It’s a Chrystal and Colleen night so you get her with Six Pack of Stats and me for the game recap.