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.