Friday, June 27, 2008

White Sox verse Cubs crosstown classic #2

Here we go again this weekend. This time at U.S. Cellular field. The White Sox hopefully bounce back from the embarrassing sweep last weekend. At least we are not at stinky, rat infested Wrigley field.

Jose Contreras
(6-6) 3.96 ERA
White Sox: Contreras got lit up by the Cubs in the fourth inning Sunday. After allowing just one Cubs run to that point, Contreras got touched up for eight more via three home runs, four singles and a walk. It was Contreras' third-straight loss and by far the worst start of the season for the right-hander. His ERA has risen more than a point since his last win, which came on June 5 against Kansas City. In five career starts against the Cubs, Contreras is 1-3 with a 6.39 ERA.

Ryan Dempster
(9-2) 2.63 ERA
Cubs: Dempster nearly notched his second complete game in three starts in his last outing. He went eight-plus innings against the White Sox, giving up one run on 10 hits for the win. The right-hander improved to 9-0 at home, and pitching on the South Side will be as close to home as he can get. Dempster has 10 quality starts this season, and is making the transition from closer to starter look very smooth. His game plan? Attack the hitters, and let his defense do the work.

It all starts today at 3:00 pm.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, hopefully we will just try and manufacture runs, not swing for the fences every time!! We need every win we can get with Minnesota so hot...