July 25th, 2011

Monday: Tigers at White Sox

Back to work for me, and back to third base for Ryan Raburn. He hasn’t started there since 2009, though he was an in-game substitution there twice last year.

Why Raburn, you ask? Well, he’s heating up at the plate, and though his 6-for-26 numbers off Mark Buehrle aren’t that impressive, his two home runs against him are. Wilson Betemit, by comparison, is 1-for-6 with four strikeouts against Buehrle.


  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Brennan Boesch, LF
  3. Magglio Ordonez, RF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  7. Carlos Guillen, 2B
  8. Ryan Raburn, 3B
  9. Alex Avila, C

P: Duane Below


  1. Juan Pierre, LF
  2. Alexei Ramirez, SS
  3. Paul Konerko, 1B
  4. Adam Dunn, DH
  5. Carlos Quentin, RF
  6. Alex Rios, CF
  7. A.J. Pierzynski, C
  8. Gordon Beckham, 2B
  9. Brent Morel, 3B

P: Mark Buehrle