Scouting the White Sox

Posted: May 7, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven InmanimagesCADQ3WP8

The Chicago White Sox are coming to New York to play the Mets for the first time ever. The series kicks off with Matt Harvey on the mound at Citi Field.  The Mets have played the White Sox in only one series before where the Mets lost two out of three in Chi town in 2002. This series will only be for two games.

The White Sox enter play Tuesday last in the A.L. Central at 13-17. They are coming off a imagesCAU5LIB3nice win in extra innings against the Royals.

Offensively the White Sox are paced by Paul Konerko and Alex Rios who are tied for the team lead in RBI’s.

Luckily the Mets will miss ace Chris Sale in this series who pitched a strong game against Kansas City on Monday. The Mets will see long man/spot starter Hector Santiago who is off to a great start and former Padre Jake Peavy. The Mets will send out Harvey and Jeremy Hefner who is coming off a tough loss down in Miami.

The White Sox are led by former Met now manager Robin Ventura. After exceeding expectations last season, the White Sox are off to a slow start.

How many games should the Mets be able to take in this short series?

  1. Michael Young says:

    Steve – In answer to your question – Why settle for one when they could and should take two? Peavyhas something to prove. So, IMO, he will be tough. I say that knowing he is now a different pitcher and not having seen him since he was a Padre. Robin Ventura is one of my past favorite players. He was king of the Grand Slams hitting two in one doubleheader and of course the famous Grand Slam single that gave the Mets fans hope over the Braves in the (1999?) playoffs. Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Yeah Mike I think they take tonight behind Harvey but Hefner- Peavy isnt exactly a matchup we should be comfortable with. Peavy has looked pretty good this year and could be a tough matchup for the Mets becasue Peavy throws a lot of strikes and the Mets take more pitches than everyone. I like the Mets chances in this series but I see them most likely taking one of two. Thanks for the comment Mike!

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