Is it already time for interleague play? It still seems so early in the season. Just as the Sox find themselves getting back on a roll with their AL opponents, they'll take a break from the conventional and welcome the L.A. Dodgers to the Cell. The Dodgers have had a disappointing start to the season, which has been embroiled in the controversy generated by the seizure of club operations by the MLB commissioner's office. They're currently second to last in the NL West at 20-25, five games behind first place San Francisco.
Pitching for the White Sox will be Philip Humber. Humber, at 3-3 with a 3.18 ERA and 0.95 WHIP, has stuck around the White Sox rotation even after Jake Peavy's return due to his strong start to the 2011 season. In his last start at Oakland, he got the win while giving up three earned runs on six hits over six innings pitched. He's never pitched against the Dodgers.
Meanwhile, starting for L.A. will be a somewhat familiar face for the Sox lineup. Ted Lilly, formerly of the Cubs starting rotation, will take the mound for the Dodgers. Lilly hasn't fared too well on the year, and is currently 3-4 with a 4.83 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. He's started eleven games against the White Sox in his career, from which he's 6-2 with a 5.16 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. Paul Konerko is 6-for-24 against the lefty, with three home runs.
The weather in Chicago is forecast to be sunny with a game time temperature in the mid-60s. First pitch is at 7:10 P.M., CDT, and the game will be televised on CSN.