Tune in at 8:05 PM ET as the White Sox take on the Tigers. Michael Dugan will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Welcome to tonight's coverage of junior circuit baseball, White Sox and Tigers
A Tigers win will create a tie between these two teams in the AL Central. Both teams are also in the heat of the wild card race
Sale is taking the bump for the Pale Hose, he has a 15-7 record with a 2.81 ERA
Verlander gets the start for the Tigers. Verlander has filthy stuff but is only 12-7 with a very solid 2.80 ERA
The line up for the Sox, De Aza,Youkilis, Wise, Konerko, Rios, Pierzynski, Ramirez, Flowers and Hudson
For the Tigers, Jackson, Infante, Cabrera, Fielder, Young, Peralta, Garcia, Boesch and Laird
I would take the Over as well
In his last 6 home starts Verlander is 4-0 with a 1.72 ERA and 48 K in 47 IP
Taking an over with these 2 starters should pay well
As a uni freak let me say I am thrilled that the Tigers keep it old school and wear their classic white unis.
Aces typically dont go sour in back to back starts
On just his 2nd pitch, De Aza takes the FB over the right field wall.
Verlander gets the deuce over to square the count
Strike 3 called, Youk checked
Wise pops one down the left field line, slides into 2nd for the easy DBL
Wise didnt hit that too hard but found a soft spot
@dgibsonnnn that is the typical pattern pattern for a power pitcher, Ryan, Carlton, Johnson, Clemens, etc all had their highest era in the 1st
Konerko goes down on strikes, 2 out with a runner at 2nd
at theh plate is Rios, .297 with 20 and 20
sorry everyone, I am having adobe issues tonight
Foul tip into the glove, Verlander strikes out the side
Through the top of 1, White Sox lead 1-0
@dgibsonnnn Cheer up, you could be an Astros fan (like me)