In his second start of the season, Jake Peavy showed why he was the pitcher that White Sox fans have been waiting for. The rehabbed starter threw a gem against the Indians, pitching a complete game shutout while giving up just three hits and striking out eight. Now, the Sox will hope he can repeat his success as they try to rebound from their loss to the Rangers in the first game of the series on Monday night.
Including his start against Cleveland, Peavy has made only two starts on the year, and is 1-0 with a 2.40 ERA and 0.67 WHIP on the season. Peavy has only made one start against Texas in his career, a disastrous outing in which he gave up six earned runs over just 6.1 innings pitched. In that game, Elvis Andrus was 2-for-4, while Josh Hamilton was 1-for-3 with a home run.
Pitching for the Rangers will be lefty Derek Holland. Holland is 3-1 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the year. He's coming off a start at Kansas in which he pitched eight innings while giving up just one run, but was still denied a win. Holland has never started a game against the White Sox, though he has pitched 1.1 innings of relief against them. Across that, he's 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 3.00 WHIP.
The weather in Arlington is expected to be sunny, with a game time temperature in the upper 80's and a chance of showers. First pitch is at 7:05 P.M., CDT, and the game will be televised on CSN.