Probables (all games FSN)
- Monday, 7:10pm: Pedro Hernandez vs Hector Santiago
- Tuesday, 7:10pm: Kevin Correia vs Jake Peavy
- Wednesday, 12:10pm: Mike Pelfrey vs Dylan Axelrod
- Thursday: OFF DAY
White Sox Notes
- Chicago is, by most conventional measures, the worst-hitting team in the American League. They are dead last in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. The team's OPS+ this year is 71; Nick Punto boasts a career 77 OPS+.
- The Roll of Shame: Paul Konerko is hitting .214. Jeff Keppinger is batting .187. And Adam Dunn - well, Historically Awful 2011 Adam Dunn appears to be back in Chicago's lineup, as he's hitting .137 / .235 / .308. Also batting .137: Aaron Hicks. (And Hicks has a better OBP than Dunn, who famously walks a lot.)
- The 120 runs scored by the White Sox this year are comfortably the fewest in the AL, a full 15 runs worse than the always-punchless crew in Seattle.
- The shame of it, from the Sox standpoint, is that the team's pitching has been excellent. Chicago's given up the second-fewest runs in the AL, at 132; both the team's starters and the team's relievers are allowing opposing hitters to bat just .239.
- The Twins are 17-17, including an 8-8 record at home and a 9-9 record on the road. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games, and for the season, have scored 156 runs and given up 155. They could hardly, in any way, be more the embodiment of a .500 baseball team.
- Joe Mauer is hitting .447 / .533 / .644 in May. He has nine doubles in that span; only three other Twins (Oswaldo Arcia, Justin Morneau, and Trevor Plouffe) have more than nine hits in May.
- Speaking of Arcia, here's the on-the-nose scouting report from my Dad: "He looks like a mini-Killebrew... with a healthy dose of Delmon Young thrown in."
- Cole De Vries made his New Britain rehab start: five innings, four hits, two walks, five runs (but just two earned), five strikeouts. He threw 71 pitches. Given that Pedro Hernandez has gotten bombed twice in a row, he'd better throw a gem tonight, or he's going to be packing his bag for Rochester again soon.