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Game CIII: White Sox @ Twins

Why are the Sox referred to colloquially as "Good Guys"? Someone explain this to me. Not that I think they're bad, it's just a strange nickname.

Then-Senator Obama in 2005, scouting out fans to portray his fake children.
Then-Senator Obama in 2005, scouting out fans to portray his fake children.
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Time: 6:10 (23:10 GMT) Vegas Line: -107 MIN / CHW -103
Weather: 80 And Lower, Partly Cloudy
Opponent SB site: South Side Sox
TV: FSN. Radio: Some Folks Find The Band Dio "Rad"

Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez is one of those never-say-die guys you gotta love. An international signee by Anaheim, Rule 5 pickup by Boston, he finally hit the bigs at age 28 with Baltimore. This is his fifth MLB season, and in only one of those did he spend all year in the majors. He's probably having his best year right now. Throws the usual four pitches at usual #5 guy speeds, and will walk you. Digits:

ERA H/9 K/9 BB/9 HR/9 OPS v L/R BAbip FIP
Milone 4.97
Gonzalez 4.28

Let me throw one more set of Milone stats at you: .458/.941/1.382. That's OPS of hitters facing him the first/second/third times this year. Big shock, right? But guess what his career numbers are? .740/.741/.776. Isn't that bizarre?


More 'Neau Less Ed
Tim Anderson, SS Robbie Grossman, LF
Tyler Saladino, 3B
Joseph X.L. Mauer, 1B
Melky Cabrera, LF
Max von Kepler, RF
Jose Abreu, 1B
Brian Dozier, 2B
Avisail Garcia, RF
Kurt "ZUKE" Suzuki, C
Trust In Justin, DH Eduardo Escobar, SS
Dioner Navarro, C Jorge Polanco, DH ?
Carlos Sanchez, 2B Danny Santana, 3B
J.B. Schuck, CF
Lord Byron Buxton, CF