Wednesday, September 10, 2008
OC, SS; Wise, LF; Dye, RF; Thome, DH; Missile, 2B; AJ, C; Swish, 1B; Uribe, 3B; Owens, CF. Buehrle pitching.
I am sure you all saw, but the MRI this morning confirmed last night’s diagnosis of a mild sprain of the MCL for Paulie. He hopes to be able to return to the lineup in a matter of days.
With a hoard of media waiting by Konerko’s locker, PK was in the trainer’s room with an ice pack on his right knee.
“Do you want me to go out and read a statement to the media for you?” Carlos Quentin kidded his injured teammate.
“We need to take it up a notch,” manager Ozzie Guillen told the media before the game. “And then another notch and another notch.”
Buehrle vs. Halladay
Tonight marks the sixth time these two marquee pitchers have matched up in their careers, the third time in the last two years.
Buehrle has gone 1-1 with a 3.03 ERA in the previous five matchups, while Halladay is 1-1 with a 2.50 ERA. The average time of game when these two start against one another is 2:26.
With 115 victories since 2001, Buehrle is tied for fourth in the majors, one behind Halladay, who has 116. Roy Oswalt leads the majors during that time with 126.