It may seem like forever since the Cubs swept a series, but in reality, it was only two weeks ago, vs. the Nationals. The last time the Cubs swept the White Sox was three years ago, July 2-4, 2004.
Yes, I know this is usually the kiss of death, mentioning this sort of thing. But the White Sox' losing the first two games of the series has apparently prompted Ozzie Guillen to change his mind about today's starter; he was going to go with Jose Contreras, throwing on short rest. Instead, Nick Masset, who was acquired from the Rangers (along with John Danks) in the Brandon McCarthy deal, will make his first major league start. Masset's numbers are unimpressive, and the Royals scored at will off him in his last appearance last Sunday. Masset just turned 25 last Thursday.
Thought you would all be amused by this paragraph in the Yahoo preview of today's game, written by a "STATS Senior Writer":
|Today's Starting Pitchers
Unlike yesterday's gorgeous 80-degree, wind-blowing-out day, today's weather will be decidedly different:
MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)
MLB.com Gameday (2006 version)
Discuss amongst yourselves.