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Game Thread: Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

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Game 32:  White Sox (14-14) VS Twins (16-15)

Lineups

Chicago
Name         POS    AB   AVG  HR  RBI   OBP   SLG
Erstad        CF   105  .267   2   13  .322  .362
Ozuna         DH    36  .194   0    2  .216  .250
Dye           RF    96  .219   6   16  .309  .438
Konerko       1B   107  .196   4   18  .279  .355
Pierzynski    C     97  .227   5   10  .286  .433
Iguchi        2B    83  .229   2    6  .337  .361
Crede         3B   105  .210   2    9  .259  .286
Cintron       SS    35  .143   0    1  .189  .171
Sweeney       LF    16  .250   0    1  .294  .438

Minnesota
Name         POS    AB   AVG  HR  RBI   OBP   SLG
Castillo      2B    83  .289   0    3  .330  .313
Tyner         LF    67  .299   0    9  .333  .373
Hunter        CF   110  .345   6   21  .376  .645
Cuddyer       RF   102  .284   2   19  .330  .441
Morneau       1B   120  .267   6   17  .346  .475
Cirillo       DH    16  .250   0    1  .368  .250
Redmond       C     65  .246   0   10  .290  .292
Punto         3B   105  .229   0    6  .308  .314
Bartlett      SS    91  .264   0    7  .343  .319

Pitchers
Name          IP   W   L    ERA  WHIP   K/9   AVG
Vasquez     31.1   2   1   4.02  1.15  7.47  .224
Bonser      31.2   0   1   4.55  1.61  9.09  .250

On the one hand, here's an offense that's been one of the worst in the league. On the other hand, here's an offense with some dangerous hitters.  I'm not sure if that makes Chicago's offense a joke, because they have most of their everyday players available, or dangerous because this means those everyday players are all due eventually.  They might as well be due against the Twins; hell, that's what rivalries are for.

With Vasquez on the hill for the Sox, there's a high probability that all the Twins offense has to do is wait for the Vasquez Blow-Up, which he actually managed to avoid in his start against Minnesota last month.  Michael Cuddyer, back in the lineup, hit .429/.467/.714 against Vasquez in 2006.

Let's go Twins!