Los Angeles Dodgers (20-25, 9-11 away)
Chicago White Sox (20-25, 8-12 home)
- Gwynn, CF
- Carroll, SS
- Ethier, RF
- Kemp, DH
- Uribe, 2B
- Loney, 1B
- Navarro, C
- Gibbons, LF
- Mitchell, 3B
- Pierre, LF
- Ramirez, SS
- Dunn, DH
- Konerko, 1B
- Quentin, RF
- Rios, CF
- Castro, C
- Beckham, 2B
- Morel, 3B
The Dodgers and White Sox could not be more the opposite coming into tonight’s contest. The Dodgers have lost five of their last six games. Meanwhile, the White Sox have won nine of their last twelve after defeating the leaders of the AL Central, the Indians on Thursday.
Last season, the Dodgers struggled to post a 4-11 mark in Interleague. Meanwhile, the White Sox posted the best record at 15-3.
The Dodgers have lost four of their last five games in Chicago and nine of 12 overall.
“We’re set up to play a certain way and we go to an American League park and we’re not set up the way they are,” Mattingly told the team’s official website. “We’re not a big power club and that puts us behind the eight ball. They sit there with a DH every day and it’s a 25- or 30-homer guy. Our extra guys are versatile guys, utility guys. We set up our roster completely different.”
Mattingly may need to look for another method as the Dodgers have scored just 155 runs (27th in MLB).
Humber has been outstanding. In his last outing, he defeated Oakland 4-3 after allowing three runs in six innings. Today marks his first outing against the Dodgers.
His opponent, Ted Lilly is plenty familiar with the White Sox. The White Sox just might be what the doctor ordered for Lilly. In his last four starts, he is 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA against the White Sox. He pitched one-hit ball over eight innings in his last start against them, winning 1-0 with the Chicago Cubs on June 13.
The Dodgers hope to regain production from Andre Ethier, who has seen his average drop from .371 on May 8 to .318 after going 0 for 4 against the Giants. He’s 0 for 21 over his last six games.