It’s Peavy Time
Saturday, July 20, 2013
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Braves at U.S. Cellular Field (3:05 p.m., CT, FOX). Starters: Just reinstated from the disabled list, it’s RHP Jake Peavy (6-4, 4.30) for the Sox vs. LHP Paul Maholm (9-8, 3.98) for Atlanta. Jake is making his first start since June 4 at Seattle. He is 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA and .208 opponents average in four home starts this season and his 3.01 ERA during interleague play is the fourth-lowest all-time.
Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, CF; Ramirez, SS; Rios, RF; Viciedo, LF; Keppinger, 1B; Wells. DH; Beckham, 2B; Phegley, C; Morel, 3B.
Chicago-born Pitcher Marv Rotblatt, who appeared in 35 games and had four starts for the Sox over three seasons (1948,1950-51), passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 85.
Play of the Day
Alexei Ramirez doubled, singled twice, scored a pair of runs and drove in another in last night’s 6-4 loss to the Braves. Alexei extended his hitting streak to eight games and is batting .410 with six doubles and four multihit games during that streak.
Quote of the Day
Paulie, after experiencing some expected soreness following his first rehab game at Class AA Birmingham Thursday night (via Phil Rogers in theTribune):
“I knew I was going to wake up dragging because I hadn’t been doing much. The good thing is I feel like I’m getting better.”
White Sox vs. Braves at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m., CT, WGN). Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (4-2, 3.71) for the Sox, LHP Mike Minor (9-4, 3.02) for Atlanta,
Did You Know…
…that Dayan Viciedo and Alex Rios lead the Sox with eight outfield assists apiece and are tied for second in the American League behind only the Twins’ Aaron Hicks, who has nine?
Photo of the Day
Jake is back on the mound.