September 14th, 2008

Game 2 lineups

Dusty Ryan will catch in both games.

“We’re looking at him, obviously,” Leyland said. “This is a little bit of a showcase for him.”

TIGERS (70-77)

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Ordonez, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Sheffield, DH
  6. Thames, LF
  7. Renteria, SS
  8. Hessman, 3B
  9. Ryan, C

WHITE SOX (82-65)

  1. Orlando Cabrera, SS
  2. Brian Anderson, LF
  3. Jermaine Dye, RF
  4. Jim Thome, DH
  5. Alexei Ramirez, 2B
  6. Ken Griffey Jr., CF
  7. Juan Uribe, 3B
  8. Nick Swisher, 1B
  9. Toby Hall, C

The rain has finally ended

The White Sox just announced they’re hoping to get the field ready for a 5:15 or 5:30 ET start. That would make this a straight doubleheader, though I’m not sure what this would do for the ESPN broadcast.

Here are the lineups for Game 1 …

TIGERS (70-76)

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Ordonez, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Joyce, LF
  6. Sheffield, DH
  7. Larish, 3B
  8. Renteria, SS
  9. Ryan, C

WHITE SOX (81-65)

  1. Orlando Cabrera, SS
  2. Dewayne Wise, LF
  3. Jermaine Dye, RF
  4. Jim Thome, DH
  5. Alexei Ramirez, 2B
  6. A.J. Pierzynski, C
  7. Ken Griffey Jr., CF
  8. Nick Swisher, 1B
  9. Juan Uribe, 3B

 

Another delay

The word from the White Sox is that they’re hoping for the rain to clear out around mid to late afternoon. Depending on when that happens, they could try to get in both games as part of a straight doubleheader. If that’s not feasible, look for a single game tonight.

Sunday morning, still raining

It’s raining about as hard as it has all weekend — a steady, drenching pour. And a look at the radar shows that the only part of Chicagoland not covered in green is covered in yellow. It’s supposed to clear up by tonight, but that might be too late for the day game. So you could end up with a single game here out of this whole series, and a potential doubleheader on Sept. 29. And given that the Twins swept the Orioles Saturday to move into a virtual tie with Chicago in the AL Central standings, it sure appears these games are going to mean something.

I’ll try to keep you updated.

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