Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners: Cy Young Award Winners Square Off In Seattle
The Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners are currently the two worst offensive teams in the American League. The two struggling offenses won’t catch a break tonight, as both teams will send a Cy Young Award winner to the mound in game two of a three-game series at Safeco Field.
Jake Peavy will get the start for the White Sox, who enter Tuesday night’s contest on a seven-game losing streak. The White Sox veteran right-hander is coming off his worst outing of the year in which he allowed six runs in just four innings pitched in a loss to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
The road hasn’t been kind to Peavy so far in 2013. In six outings away from U.S. Cellular Field, he owns a 3-3 record and a 5.00 ERA. Peavy will look to end this trend tonight as he faces a Mariner team that has had their fair share of troubles against the 32-year-old starter. In nine career starts against Seattle, Peavy is 5-1 with a 2.25 ERA.
To counter Peavy, the Mariners will send their Cy Young Award winner, Felix Hernandez, to the bump. King Felix is once again enjoying a stellar season as Seattle’s ace. In 12 starts in 2013, the right-hander is 6-4 with a 2.38 ERA. However, the White Sox are one of the only teams in baseball to have had continued success against Hernandez throughout his nine-year career. The 27-year-old hurler is just 3-5 with a 3.69 ERA in his career against the South Siders, including an April 6th loss this year.
With two of baseball’s top right-handed arms battling tonight in Seattle, both the White Sox’s and Mariners’ slumping offensive attacks figure to stay dormant for at least another night.
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