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Gamethread: White Sox at Rays

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The boys are back bright and early, in hopes of securing the series

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
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For those of you who, like me, may be just waking up, the boys are back bright and early for a 12:10 p.m. first pitch in game two against the Rays.

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Fun fact: This ray and Liam Hendriks are both from Australia.
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Dallas Keuchel will take the mound for the White Sox, coming in slightly less than hot with a 4.46 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in his last seven games. But never fear (jk, always fear), Luis Patino is slated to start for the Rays and is boasting a whopping 5.82 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in his last seven.

Lefties have hurt Patino, so look out for some big spots from our switchies Cesar and Yoán, and southpaws Lamb, and Goodwin (who, by the way, is batting second?).

You may have noticed that TA and Luis are out of the lineup today, but no worries, no one is hurt (except my heart from missing them).

Here’s how the Rays are lining up today:

Nelson Cruz has hit Keuchel well (.316 AVG/.649 SLG), so it will be important for Dallas to bring his best stuff early on.

First pitch is scheduled for 12:10 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago. ESPN 1000 if your eyes won’t open yet.