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Series Preview: Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox - Banana Splits

The Rangers arrived in Chicago in the early a.m. after losing on a balk on the west coast and now they have to face three good left-handed pitchers. Good luck

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"We didn’t want to go, we didn’t want to swing, but its persistent silence and outstretched arms horrified and comforted us at the same time…" – 2015, batter unknown, presumed dead.

One of two recovered photographs from the US Celluar Field blaze. Notable for being taken the day which fourteen fans vanished and for what is referred to as "Chris Sale". Deformities cited as film defects by officials. Fire at the stadium occurred one week later. Actual photograph confiscated as evidence. – 2015, photographer: Hawk Harrelson, missing since June 19th, 2015.

Series Schedule:

Friday, June 19 7:10 pm: LHP Chris Sale vs RHP Colby Lewis

Saturday, June 20 1:10 pm: LHP Carlos Rodon vs RHP Nick Martinez

Sunday, June 21 1:10 pm: LHP Jose Quintana vs RHP Yovani Gallardo

Go Rangers!

Chicago White Sox (28-37, 5th Place in AL Central)

Rangers' Record vs. White Sox: 2-1 (All at The Ballpark)

Chicago's Recent Results: 0-4 Swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates in a home-and-home series

Chicago's Home Record: 16-14

US Cellular Field Park Factors (LHB/RHB): HR: 106/114 - Runs: 93/105

SB Nation White Sox Blog: South Side Sox

Match-up: (as of 06/19) Rangers White Sox Advantage
Batting (RAR) -11.1 (16th) -68.0 (28th) Rangers
Base Running (RAR) 6.0 (5th) -11.6 (30th) Rangers
Starters (RAR) 32.9 40.8 White Sox
Bullpen (RAR) -8.7 (30th) 6.9 (19th) ;_;
Defense (UZR) -2.5 (17th) -22.0 (28th) Rangers
Overall (UZR + RAR) 16.6 -53.9 Rangers

Questions to Answer:

  • Yay or Nay: You would trade Nomar Mazara for Carlos Rodon?
  • Who is your Return of the McLemore Approved Player to Watch in this series? (I've got a hunch about Robinson Chirinos against all these lefties.)
  • Over/Under: 400.5 home runs by Joey Gallo in his big league career?
  • What's your guess for line (IP/H/K/BB/ER) by Yovani Gallardo in the finale on Sunday as he continues to transform from mediocre to actually pretty good?
  • Do the sleep deprived Rangers make it out of the Windy City with a series win?