2016 Game 92: White Sox at Angels

7-17-16

Chicago White Sox (45-45, 4th AL Central) at Los Angeles Angels (39-52, 5th AL West)

Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Angel Stadium-day

Weather Forecast @ 1st Pitch: Sunny, 80F, Wind SW 7mph

Pitching Matchup

Jacob Turner (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Jacob Turner delivers a pitch during a Spring Training game against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium on March 14, 2016 (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Jacob Turner delivers a pitch during a Spring Training game against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium on March 14, 2016 (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Turner will be making his 2016 & White Sox debut this afternoon as he’s been called up to take the rotation spot of the injured Carlos Rodon. Turner has a career MLB record of 11-25 with a 4.97 ERA over 61 appearances (51 starts) for Detroit, Miami, and the Cubs from 2011-2014. So far this season he has posted a 4-7 record and 4.71 ERA in 18 starts for AAA Charlotte.

~VS~

Jered Weaver (7-7, 5.27 ERA)

Jered Weaver delivers a pitch during a game against the Oakland A's at Angel Stadium on June 24, 2016 (Harry How/Getty Images)

Jered Weaver delivers a pitch during a game against the Oakland A’s at Angel Stadium on June 24, 2016 (Harry How/Getty Images)

While Weaver has been fighting against his velocity and consistency all season, he did finish the first half on a high note. In his final start before the All-Star Break he held the Rays to just 1 run on 4 hits over 6 innings to take the win in a game the Angels won 7-2 on July 6.

Game Notes

  • Justin Morneau will be used occasionally at first base to get Jose Abreu off of his feet. But he will primarily serve as a designated hitter, getting a start again on Sunday. He is 0-for-5 over two games for the White Sox.
  • The White Sox are 33-22 against the American League West since 2015, the best mark in baseball with a minimum of 20 games played against the division. The White Sox also are 6-17 at Angel Stadium since 2011.
  • Weaver has 19 wins in July since 2011, the highest total in the Major Leagues during that time and one more than Clayton Kershaw. Weaver has a 19-2 July record during that time span.

Starting Lineups

Chicago

  1. SS-Tim Anderson – .288
  2. RF-Adam Eaton – .276
  3. 1B-Jose Abreu – .272
  4. LF-Melky Cabrera – .296
  5. 3B-Todd Frazier – .211
  6. DH-Justin Morneau – .000
  7. 2B-Brett Lawrie – .254
  8. CF-J.B. Shuck – .250
  9. C-Omar Narvaez – .000

Angels

  1. 3B-Yunel Escobar – .320
  2. RF-Kole Calhoun – .286
  3. CF-Mike Trout – .316
  4. DH-Albert Pujols – .244
  5. 1B-Ji-Man Choi – .138
  6. C-Geovany Soto – .284
  7. SS-Andrelton Simmons – .266
  8. 2B-Gregorio Petit – .275
  9. LF-Todd Cunningham – .067

2017 First-Year Player Draft Order

  1. Atlanta: 31-60 (.341)
  2. Cincinnati: 33-58 (.363)
  3. Minnesota: 33-57 (.367)
  4. Tampa Bay: 34-56 (.378)
  5. Arizona: 39-53 (.424)
  6. Angels: 39-52 (.429)
  7. Milwaukee: 39-50 (.438)
  8. Oakland: 40-51 (.440)
  9. San Diego: 40-51 (.440)
  10. Colorado: 42-48 (.467)

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