Taking on the Tigers
Monday, April 10, 2006, 9:40 am
Pods, LF; Iguchi, 2B; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Dye, RF; AJ, C; Crede, 3B; Mackowiak, CF; Cintron, SS. Garcia starts.
Freddy in Detroit
Freddy Garcia pitched poorly in his first start of the season last Tuesday. Today, he faces the red-hot Tigers in their 2006 home opener at Comerica Park.
Last season, Garcia went 3-1 against Detroit with a 2.61 ERA (9 ER/31.0 IP). Lifetime at spacious Comeria Park, Garcia is 4-2 with a 3.20 ERA (20 ER/56.1 IP). Freddy won his last two starts against the Tigers in 2005, allowing two earned runs in 7.0 IP in both.
Kansas City Struggles
The White Sox lost their last two series against the Royals in Kansas City in 2005 (remember that mid September series?) and now have gone 3-6 in KC since sweeping the Royals at Kauffman Stadium last April. The Sox were 8-1 against the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field last year and have gone 16-3 at home against KC since the start of 2004.