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Jake Peavy delivered a masterful performance for the Chicago White Sox his last time out.
He's been plenty sharp against the Minnesota Twins of late, too.
With Peavy looking to build on his latest outing, the White Sox try to continue their recent success against the Twins as these AL Central rivals begin a weather-shortened series Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Peavy (2-1, 3.93 ERA) was lights out Sunday, scattering five hits over seven innings of one-run ball in a 3-1 win at Cleveland. The right-hander struck out 11 to match his high from last season.
"He's not just throwing to one side of the plate," manager Robin Ventura told MLB's official website. "He'll mix it in on the inside part and backdoor you on the outside so I think he was just sharp today. He seemed to be hitting the glove."
Peavy has also been superb in winning four consecutive starts against the Twins (6-7), compiling a 1.73 ERA and striking out 23 in 26 innings. He's made things extremely difficult on Josh Willingham, who's hitless in 15 career at-bats in their matchups. Justin Morneau has also struggled, going 3 for 16.
As if facing Peavy wasn't daunting enough, Minnesota could be a bit rusty following three days off. The Twins, who saw Sunday's matchup against the Mets get postponed, went on to post back-to-back wins over the Angels before Wednesday's series finale was also called off due to weather.
After a scheduled off day, the opener of this set was postponed Friday due to a forecast of cold and windy weather.
"It's never really good to have that many off days, especially when you bang a game this time - you're going to play a lot of games in a row later," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Somewhere you're going to pay. But you can't fight this weather. It is what it is. But you'll be playing in better weather, which is a good thing. But the pitching gets a little out of whack here."
Given the unusual circumstances, the Twins will turn to Vance Worley (0-2, 10.50). Acquired from Philadelphia this offseason, Worley has been a disappointment thus far, and he was especially bad last Friday in a 16-5 loss to the Mets.
The right-hander surrendered a career-high nine runs before being removed after facing four batters and failing to record an out in the second inning.
"It's frustrating," he said. "Nobody likes to have that happen to them. So I'll have to make some adjustments this week so that I'm ready to go."
The White Sox (7-9) are coming off a four-game split with Toronto. Chris Sale was outpitched by R.A. Dickey in a 3-1 loss Thursday as Chicago finished a 3-7 road trip.
"It's been a long, rough trip," Ventura said, "so we are ready to go home and hopefully turn it around."
The White Sox are likely to be without Dayan Viciedo, who left Thursday's game with a left oblique strain. Viciedo is batting .333 with two homers and 13 RBIs in his last 11 matchups with the Twins.
Chicago has won 22 of the last 28 meetings with Minnesota. The White Sox took 14 of 18 last season, including the last four.
They will need to be wary of Joe Mauer, who's gone 16 for 31 with two homers and seven RBIs over the last seven games. Mauer is a career .320 hitter versus Chicago, and his 14 home runs in the series are his most against any opponent.
"When he gets hot, nobody can really stop him," second baseman Brian Dozier said. "He does some pretty neat things with the bat."
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The Chicago White Sox's Jake Peavy delivered a masterful performance his last time out.
He's been plenty sharp against the Minnesota Twins of late, too.
With Peavy looking to build on his latest outing, the White Sox try to continue their recent success against the Twins as these AL Central rivals begin their season series with the first of three Friday night at U.S. Cellular...
The Chicago White Sox say outfielder Dayan Viciedo is undergoing treatment for a strained oblique muscle.
Viciedo was injured in Thursday's game at Toronto, and the team says he is day to day.
He clutched his left side after swinging at a 1-0 pitch from Aaron Loup in the eighth inning and left the game. Viciedo is batting .229 with two homers and five RBIs.
The White Sox were...
MLB News: The Chicago White Sox placed outfielder Dayan Viciedo on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique issue. Projected to hit a solid 2-25 home runs for the season, Viciedo’s oblique strain will definitely bite into those numbers.
Fantasy Ramifications: While it will be a group of players trying to fill in for Viciedo while he sits on the disabled list, one thing is for...
MLB News: The Chicago White Sox recalled Blake Tekotte on Sunday from Triple-A Charlotte. Helping fill the roster void created when Dayan Viciedo went on the disabled list, he is expected to take spot turns and offer bench depth.
Fantasy Ramifications: Tekotte holds no true fantasy baseball value. Not only is he not a starter int he majors, he isn’t even the main reserve. Look...
The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder Dayan Viciedo
on the disabled list with a strained left oblique, the team has announced.
Viciedo suffered his injury earlier this week while swinging
and missing at a pitch. He was in such pain, that he fell to one knee before
ultimately being removed from the contest. After the game, he told reporters
that it hurt when he...
Chicago's Chris Sale bounced back from a career-worst performance.
But it wasn't enough to beat knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Dickey threw six shutout innings before leaving with soreness in his neck and back, Rajai Davis had two hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Sale and the White Sox 3-1 on Thursday.
Sale (1-2) allowed a career-high eight runs in his previous start on...
Dayan Viciedo has been placed on the disabled list. Dayan is listed on the 15 day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle and Blake Tekotte from Charlotte has been called up to replace him for now.
Jake Peavy (3.54 ERA) is on the mound today. I am trying to get a visual feed but at the moment not having much luck so its game cast while I work on...
After losing second baseman Gordon Beckham last week, the Chicago White Sox suffered a further blow on Thursday night when left fielder Dayan Viciedo left the game with an oblique injury.
Daryl van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Viciedo hurt his left oblique swinging at a pitch from Esmil Rogers during the 3-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Viciedo was quick...
Retired Chicago White Sox legend Frank Thomas has two homes listed for sale, one in Libertyville, Illinois and the other just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. He’s asking for a combined $4.45 million for the two properties.
Frank Thomas, “The Big Hurt,” is one of the most decorated players in White Sox history. He won a World Series with the club in 2005, and played his final game...
After Friday's rain out, the White Sox got their series started at home against the Minnesota Twins Saturday afternoon, but unfortunately it was a familiar sight for 2013 Sox followers.
It was yet another pitcher's duel, as both Jake Peavy and Vance Worley brought their A-games.
Both pitchers went 7 innings, allowing only one run before handing it over to their...
**Game one with the Blue Jays
Chicago Crew of Ken Harrelson and Steve Stone behind the mike today.
Tyler Greene make his first appearance in a White Sox grey since being picked up from Triple - A Charlotte, prior to this past Sunday’s series with the Indians due to not only Gordon Beckham but Angel Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list with back issues....
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Our finesse south paw, Jose Quintana, brought his A-game for the second straight...
Ryan Doumit doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning on Alexei Ramirez's throwing error, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 on Saturday.
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The White Sox were unable to win the series against the Blue Jays, falling 3-1 today to earn a split against the team from north of the border. With that, our Palehose end the road trip with a less than stellar 3-7 record, and you can bet the house that Robin and the boys are more than happy to head back to the Southside.
Well, it certainly was an...
Due to high winds and extreme cold the opening game against the Minnesota Twins has been CANCELLED.
I think it will do us some good to have that extra day to rest. Be at home in familiar surrounds.
I am off to do some writing and knitting and will see you at 4:35am Australia time for game two in this series. If I get any more information I will get it on to you as...