Pregame Notes Sunday
White Sox Batting Order for Sunday
Podesdnik, LF; Harris, 2B; Thomas, DH; Konerko, 1B; Rowand, CF; Dye, RF; Pierzynski, C; Crede, 3B; Ozuna, SS. Jon Garland (12-2, 3.40) takes the mound.
Manager Ozzie Guillen canceled batting practice before the game Sunday as the Sox conclude their longest homestand of the season (12 games, 14 days).
The White Sox eight-game winning streak ended yesterday. It was the club’s third eight-game streak this season, as the Sox became just one of five teams in the major leagues since 1900 to accomplish that feat before July 1 (according to Elias Sports Bureau). The others include the 2001 Seattle Mariners, 1998 Yankees, 1978 Boston Red Sox and 1912 New York Giants. The Sox last won nine straight games in 1977.
Sunday Matchups Against Mark Prior
Top Sox hitters over their careers against Mark Prior:
Podsednik, 8-15 (.533)
Thomas, 2-4 (.500), HR, 3 RBI
Konerko, 4-8 (.500), HR, RBI
Dye, 2-7 (.286), HR, RBI
Iguchi, 1-4 (.250), HR, RBI