Jose Contreras, RH Daniel Cabrera, RH (6-6, 4.36) (8-8, 4.67) LF S Podsednik 2B B Roberts 2B T Iguchi LF E Byrnes DH C Everett 3B M Mora 1B P Konerko SS M Tejada C A Pierzynski 1B R Palmeiro RF J Dye DH J Lopez CF A Rowand RF J Gibbons 3B J Crede C S Fasano SS J Uribe CF D Newhan
Game time is 1:15 on FOX.
Here we have a couple of starters that on the right day can be dominant, and on the wrong day can kill you. Last time out was some upsettingly vintage Cabrera, as he walked seven in five innings against Texas.
Both have shown improvement this season, although Cabrera's is more worthwhile as he's 24 and not "33". Still, Contreras has lowered his ERA by about a run and his WHIP is down, as he's not walking as many people and is giving up a few less hits. I am not and have never been a Contreras believer, but he's having a decent season.
This marks the second game in a row we'll face a Cuban defector.