|LA ANGELS ( COBB )|
CHI WHITE SOX ( LOPEZ )
|912||CHI WHITE SOX||-1.5,+110||-1.5,+115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||45-52||-7.5||49-48||4.2||0.238||0.295||0.396||0.691||4.8||0.245||0.319||0.413||0.732|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+2.5||3-4||3.6||0.206||0.293||0.382||0.675||4.9||0.276||0.358||0.382||0.740|
|vs Right-handed Starters||59-44||-0.4||47-48||4.8||0.252||0.326||0.416||0.742||4.0||0.227||0.294||0.381||0.675|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2.7||2-5||3.9||0.250||0.312||0.414||0.726||3.9||0.229||0.311||0.366||0.677|
|9/7/2021||NAUGHTON(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||SNELL(L)||4-0||W||250||7.5 ov||U||5||3||0||4||6||0|
|9/8/2021||MAYERS(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||DARVISH(R)||5-8||L||240||8 un||O||7||4||0||7||7||1|
|9/10/2021||OHTANI(R)||@ HOUSTON||VALDEZ(L)||5-10||L||182||7.5 ov||O||8||9||1||16||10||4|
|9/11/2021||SUAREZ(L)||@ HOUSTON||GARCIA(R)||4-2||W||210||8.5 ev||U||9||9||1||6||9||1|
|9/12/2021||BARRIA(R)||@ HOUSTON||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||1-3||L||240||8.5 ov||U||4||6||0||8||9||0|
|9/14/2021||NAUGHTON(L)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||GIOLITO(R)||3-9||L||235||9 un||O||6||9||0||13||7||1|
|9/15/2021||JUNK(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||KEUCHEL(L)||3-2||W||187||9.5 un||U||8||8||0||9||7||0|
|9/16/2021||COBB(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||LOPEZ(R)|| |
|9/3/2021||KEUCHEL(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||HERNANDEZ(L)||2-7||L||-125||9 ov||P||6||7||1||12||7||0|
|9/4/2021||LOPEZ(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||LYNCH(L)||10-7||W||-150||8.5 ov||O||15||9||0||8||2||1|
|9/5/2021||CEASE(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SINGER(R)||0-6||L||-145||8.5 ev||U||6||7||1||6||6||1|
|9/7/2021||LAMBERT(R)||@ OAKLAND||KAPRIELIAN(R)||6-3||W||115||9 un||P||15||13||2||6||4||0|
|9/8/2021||KEUCHEL(L)||@ OAKLAND||MONTAS(R)||1-5||L||155||8.5 un||U||8||7||0||10||6||1|
|9/9/2021||LOPEZ(R)||@ OAKLAND||MANAEA(L)||1-3||L||125||8 un||U||7||6||1||6||5||0|
|9/14/2021||GIOLITO(R)||LA ANGELS||NAUGHTON(L)||9-3||W||-270||9 un||O||13||7||1||6||9||0|
|9/15/2021||KEUCHEL(L)||LA ANGELS||JUNK(R)||2-3||L||-205||9.5 un||U||9||7||0||8||8||0|
|9/16/2021||LOPEZ(R)||LA ANGELS||COBB(R)|| |
|9/17/2021||CEASE(R)||@ TEXAS||HEARN(L)|| |
|9/18/2021||LYNN(R)||@ TEXAS||HOWARD(R)|| |
|9/19/2021||GIOLITO(R)||@ TEXAS||LYLES(R)|| |
|9/20/2021||RODON(L)||@ DETROIT||MANNING(R)|| |
|9/21/2021||KEUCHEL(L)||@ DETROIT||ALEXANDER(L)|| |
|9/22/2021||LOPEZ(R)||@ DETROIT||MIZE(R)|| |
|9/23/2021||()||@ CLEVELAND||()|| |
|9/23/2021||()||@ CLEVELAND||()|| |
|LA ANGELS: He's Here: OF Dexter Fowler, SS Jos' Iglesias, RHP Raisel Iglesias, LHP Jos' Quintana, RHP Alex Cobb, C Kurt Suzuki, LHP Alex Claudio, RHP Aaron Slegers, GM Perry Minasian.
He's Outta Here: SS Andrelton Simmons, RHP Hansel Robles, RHP Julio Teher'n, RHP Keynan Middleton, RHP Cam Bedrosian, RHP No' Ramirez, RHP Matt Andriese, GM Billy Eppler.
Projected Lineup: 2B David Fletcher (.319, 3 HRs, 18 RBIs, .376 OBP), CF Mike Trout (.281, 17, 46, .993 OPS), DH Shohei Ohtani (.190, 7, 24, .657 OPS), 3B Anthony Rendon (.286, 9, 31, .915 OPS, 10 GIDP), LF Justin Upton (.204, 9, 22, 43 Ks, .711 OPS), 1B Albert Pujols (.224, 6, 25, .665 OPS), RF Dexter Fowler (.233, 4, 15 with Cardinals), SS Jos' Iglesias (.373, 3, 24 in 39 games with Orioles), C Max Stassi (.278, 7, 20 in 31 games).
Rotation: RH Dylan Bundy (6-3, 3.29 ERA), LH Andrew Heaney (4-3, 4.46), RH Griffin Canning (2-3, 3.99, Gold Glove), LH Jos' Quintana (0-0, 4.50 in 4 appearances with Cubs), RH Alex Cobb (2-5, 4.30 with Orioles), RH Shohei Ohtani (0-1, 37.80 ERA in 2 starts since 2018).
Key Relievers: RH Raisel Iglesias (4-3, 2.74, 8/10 saves with Reds), RH Ty Buttrey (2-3, 5.81, 5 saves), LH Alex Claudio (0-0, 4.26, 1 save with Brewers), RH Mike Mayers (2-0, 2.10, 2 saves), RH F'lix Pe'a (3-0, 4.05, 2 saves), RH Junior Guerra (1-2, 3.04 with Diamondbacks), RH Jaime Barria (1-0, 3.62), LH Patrick Sandoval (1-5, 5.65).
Outlook: The big-budget Angels believe they've got the talent and stability to end their streaks of five straight losing seasons ' the franchise's longest skid since the 1970s ' and six consecutive non-playoff campaigns. Limited groups of fans at Angel Stadium next month should provide a big boost for a team that will welcome the help. With much of the AL West rebuilding or rebooting, the timing could be right for Los Angeles to get Trout's first playoff victory. Coming off an unimpressive year by his peerless standards, Trout is back with Rendon for their first full season together. Starting pitching has been the Angels' biggest problem for years, and new GM Minasian addressed it only by acquiring Quintana and Cobb instead of bigger-name targets. Minasian is also overhauling the Halos' awful bullpen, starting with new closer Raisel Iglesias. While they're talented enough to win now, this also is a transition year for the Angels, with only four players under contract past 2021 ' including Ohtani, who will be a two-way player again after a rough 2020. Ohtani is hitting the cover off the ball in spring training, and the early results from his return to the mound are promising. This is also a probable farewell season for the 41-year-old Pujols, the oldest player in the majors as he hits the final summer of his 10-year contract with a fraction of his prime production.
|CHI WHITE SOX: He's Here: Manager Tony La Russa, RHP Liam Hendriks, RHP Lance Lynn, OF Adam Eaton, C Jonathan Lucroy.
He's Outta Here: Manager Rick Renteria, DH Edwin Encarnaci'n, C James McCann, RHP Alex Colom', 2B Yolmer Sanchez, LHP Gio Gonzalez, CF Jarrod Dyson, RHP Dane Dunning, RF Nomar Mazara.
Projected Lineup: SS Tim Anderson (.322, 10 HRs, 21 RBIs), CF Luis Robert (.233, 11, 31), 1B Jos' Abreu (.317, 19, 60, AL MVP), 3B Yo'n Moncada (.225, 6, 24), LF Eloy Jim'nez (.296, 14, 41), C Yasmani Grandal (.230, 8, 27), DH Andrew Vaughn (.278, 6, 36 at Arizona Rookie League and Class A Kannapolis and Winston-Salem in 2019), RF Adam Eaton (.226, 4, 17 with Washington), 2B Nick Madrigal (.340, 0, 11).
Rotation: RH Lucas Giolito (4-3, 3.48 ERA, 97 Ks, 28 BBs), LH Dallas Keuchel (6-2, 1.99), RH Lance Lynn (6-3, 3.32, 84 IP with Texas), RH Dylan Cease (5-4, 4.01, 44 Ks, 34 BBs), LH Carlos Rodon (0-2, 8.22) or RH Reynaldo L'pez (1-3, 6.49).
Key Relievers: RH Liam Hendriks (3-1, 1.78, 14/15 saves, 37 Ks, 3 BBs in 25 1/3 IP with Oakland), LH Garrett Crochet (0-0, 0.00, 8 Ks, 0 BBs in 5 appearances), RH Michael Kopech (1-1, 5.02 in 4 starts in 2018), LH Aaron Bummer (1-0, 0.96), RH Evan Marshall (2-1, 2.38), RH Matt Foster (6-1, 2.20), RH Codi Heuer (3-0, 1.52).
Outlook: The White Sox made the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and ended a run of seven losing seasons last year. Now, they're aiming for the biggest prize of all. Chicago loaded up in the offseason while other teams were cutting expenses, hoping to bring home its first World Series championship since 2005 and only the second since 1917. The club made an eye-opening change in the dugout when it brought back Hall of Famer and three-time champion La Russa to take over for Renteria. The move came 34 years after the White Sox fired La Russa, who went on to win a title with Oakland and two more with St. Louis. But he hasn't filled out a lineup card since the Cardinals won the World Series in 2011. Something else to watch: How will he relate to a vibrant, fun-loving team? That wasn't the only big move the White Sox made. They added arguably the game's best closer when they signed Hendriks to a $54 million, three-year deal. The Australian was on the mound when Oakland knocked off Chicago in their wild-card series. The White Sox also acquired Lynn from Texas, adding a workhorse starter to go with Giolito and Keuchel. The hard-throwing Kopech is back following Tommy John surgery in 2018 that sidelined him for the following season and a decision to opt out in 2020. The lineup ' anchored by AL MVP Abreu and 2019 major league batting champion Anderson ' is deep. And fans will get a chance to see them in person, at least on a limited basis. The White Sox and crosstown Cubs got the green light from the city to allow spectators with capacity capped at 20% ' 8,122 at Guaranteed Rate Field and 8,274 at Wrigley Field.
|Last Updated: 12/5/2021 11:08:53 PM EST|