Final Spring Game at CBR
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Today’s Lineup vs. Padres
Wise 8, Ramirez 6, Quentin 7, Thome dh, Dye 9, PK 3, AJ 2, Betemit 5, Lilli 4. Richard pitching.
Prior to today’s game, we announced that Jerry Owens had cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Class AAA Charlotte.
7 And 7
Following yesterday’s game, manager Ozzie Guillen announced that Mark Buehrle will start Monday’s Opening Day contest with the Royals, the seventh OD start of the lefty’s career, tying the great Billy Pierce for most in club history.
Buehrle is 2-1 with a 4.07 ERA in his OD starts (2002-06, 2008-09), including a two-hit shutout vs. Cleveland in 2005.
Pierce started openers in 1951, 52, 54, 56-59 and went 11.0 IP in a 3-2 win over Herb Score in 1957. Two other times Pierce went 9.0 IP to open a year. In his seven OD starts, Pierce was 4-3 with a 3.31 ERA.