The White Sox are coming to town for a four game set. With John Danks on tap for the ChiSox on Friday, that may be the day Brad Glenn get to make his major league debut. Saturday may feature the best pitching matchup of the series, as Marcus Stroman faces off against one of the best five pitchers in baseball.
Earlier today, the White Sox designated old friend Scott Downs for assignment. This may be the end of the road for Downs, who had an ERA over 6 in 38 appearances for the White Sox this year.
Moises Sierra is patrolling right field for the White Sox tonight. In 65 at-bats, he’s hitting .246/.275/.323. He’s also notched two assists for the White Sox with his powerful arm. One of the more interesting players to watch on the White Sox is center-fielder Adam Eaton, who was the return for the White Sox dealing Hector Santiago to the Angels in a three-team trade. After suffering through some injuries and a poor 2013, Eaton is patrolling center field comfortably and hitting .284/.352/.387. Never a power hitter in the minors, Eaton posted OBPs north of .450s at Class-A in 2011 and in 2012. While he posted these when he had batting averages above .330, there may be more potential as Eaton recovers from his 2013 elbow injury.
Thursday: Scott Carroll (2-3, 4.30) v. JA Happ (6-4, 4.87)
Friday: John Danks (6-6, 4.34) v. RA Dickey (6-6, 4.04)
Saturday: Chris Sale (6-1, 2.27) v. Marcus Stroman (4-2, 4.25)
Sunday: Jose Quintana (4-7, 3.69) v. Mark Buehrel (10-4, 2.52)