The New York Mets, Minnestota Twins, and Kansas City Royals all thought Philip Humber had potential and gave the former first-round pick a chance the past five seasons. It took the Chicago White Sox to receive the benefits as Humber has been nothing short of brilliant all season. Humber has been the Sox best starter the first two months of the season, and the team hopes that success continues Sunday in the finale against Oakland.
Humber will start the series finale and the final game of the 10 game homestand. The Sox (32-35) are 5-4 on the current homestand and a win Sunday would give them a series win. Humber comes in to Sunday's game with a 5-3 record and a 2.87 ERA. This will be the second start he has made against Oakland this season. Humber beat the Athletics back in May.
Guillermo Moscoso will start for Oakland (28-38) on Sunday. Moscoso is 2-2 on the season with a 3.32 ERA. This will be his first start against the White Sox. This could be a good thing for Oakland. The White Sox have a history of struggling against pitchers they've never faced before.
The forecast at the time of first pitch is temps in the 70's under sunny skies. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 CST. The game can be seen on CSN.