Abreu will look to increase his hitting streak to eight games Tuesday evening when Chicago (5-14) hosts the Seattle Mariners (11-10) in the second game of a three-game set.
The White Sox are turning to righty James Shields (1-2, 6.17 ERA), who has 11 punchouts and 13 walks to his name as well as a WHIP of 1.71. On the mound, they have been rather poor as they come in ranked 25th in the league in ERA at 5.09, while also ranking 19th in WHIP at 1.38 and 20th in K's with 177. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.11, along with a K/9 of 9.56. Seattle is also 6-1 in Hernandez's last seven road starts and 7-3 in his last 10 starts. They did take game one of this series by a score of 10-4 and they really needed the win and they had lost their previous seven games in a row. They have lost two straight games and five of their past seven.
Mitch Haniger's fourth-inning single plates Kyle Seager for game's only run; relievers hold Chicago hitless in three innings A night after the Chicago White Sox registered hits with their first seven hitters and finished with 18 hits, the Seattle pitching staff shut them down. Wade LeBlanc took over for the rest of the game, where the Mariners outscored Chicago 4-2, but it wasn't enough to overcome the hot start the White Sox took. He is hitting.267 with three home runs, five RBIs and eight stolen bases in 20 games. The 31-year-old journeyman has started 125 games with the Miami Marlins, Chicago Cubs and White Sox since he debuted at age 21 in 2008.
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The White Sox and Mariners each displayed Farquhar's jersey in the series opener to support the popular relief pitcher, who has pitched for both teams during his career. Currently, 79% of the wagers are going on the Mariners on the road.
One thing I have learned this year is that if the numbers all point one way, then the game will do just the opposite. The White Sox have been inconsistent on offense this year, but King Felix is not the same pitcher that he has been over the year and he comes in with a 5.06 ERA on the year. "We all love him, and so do I".
Chicago didn't manage a run on Tuesday and their hitting isn't likely to improve a great deal with Avisail Garcia landing on the DL. Tuesday's outing will mark his first career appearance against Chicago.