Series preview: White Sox at Yankees

Series preview: White Sox at Yankees

Monday, April 25, 2011
Posted: 2 p.m.

White Sox (8-14) at Yankees (12-6)

Series schedule
Monday: 6:05 p.m. on WCIU
Tuesday: 6:05 p.m. on CSN
Wednesday: 6:05 p.m. on WCIU
Thursday: 6:05 p.m. on CSN
Starting Pitchers
Monday: Philip Humber (1-2, 4.42) vs. A.J. Burnett (3-0, 4.37)
Tuesday: Gavin Floyd (2-1, 4.00) vs. Ivan Nova (1-2, 7.63)
Wednesday: Mark Buehrle (1-2, 5.40) vs. Bartolo Colon (1-1, 3.50)
Thursday: Edwin Jackson (2-2, 4.88) vs. CC Sabathia (1-1, 2.73)

Previous games
The White Sox are mired in an awful stretch, having lost 10 of their last 11 games. They were swept by Detroit this week, losing the three games by the combined score of 21-3. In Sunday's 3-0 loss, the White Sox didn't manage a hit until the fifth inning and finished with just five hits - all singles - on the day.

The Yankees won both games of their rain-shortened series with the Orioles over the weekend. In Sunday's 6-3 win, Mariano Rivera blew the save in the ninth but was bailed out in the 11th on RBI singles by Russell Martin, Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson.

Head-to-head
This is the first meeting between the teams this season. Last season, Chicago lost four of six matchups against New York.

Whos hot?
Not too many White Sox players could be described as hot right now, but A.J. Pierzynski does have a seven-game hitting streak in which he has raised his average to .275. Reliever Jesse Crain has a 1.74 ERA through eight appearances (10 13 innings) this season.

StorylinesStruggling as they are, the White Sox badly need a good showing in New York this week. But which aspect of the team is going to step up? The offense, which has been dreadful lately, has produced more than four runs just once in the team's last 11 games. ... Adam Dunn has eight hits and 24 strikeouts on the season.
Sound off
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Preview: Charlotte Knights battle Buffalo Bisons Saturday on CSN+

Preview: Charlotte Knights battle Buffalo Bisons Saturday on CSN+

CSN's coverage of the Charlotte Knights continues on Saturday night as the Knights will host the Buffalo Bisons at 6 p.m. on CSN+.

[WHITE SOX TICKETS: Get your seats right here]

White Sox No. 1 prospect Yoan Moncada, who landed on the 7-day DL on May 18, is eligible to make his return to the Knights lineup this weekend.

It's the fourth of eight games that CSN will televise over the next two months to give fans an opportunity to watch the future of the White Sox.

Check out the rest of the television schedule here.

White Sox trade veteran utilityman Ryan Raburn to Nationals 

White Sox trade veteran utilityman Ryan Raburn to Nationals 

Before the White Sox postponed Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader, the organization traded veteran utilityman Ryan Raburn to the Washington Nationals.

Raburn. 36, signed with the White Sox as a free agent in the second week of April. 

The White Sox will receive either cash or a player to be named.

Raburn has not played in the majors this season, appearing in 27 games with Triple-A Charlotte and hitting .277 with a .419 on-base percentage and .853 OPS.

He's an 11-year MLB veteran with 91 career homers and a .753 OPS throughout stops such as the Detroit Tigers (2004-12), Cleveland Indians (2013-15) and Colorado Rockies (2016).

The right-handed hitting Raburn has been a platoon player for much of his career, compiling an .827 OPS against left-handed pitching compared to a .685 OPS against righties.

Raburn has appeared in at least 19 games at seven different positions on the field (first base, second base, third base, all three outfield spots and DH) and has even pitched twice.