Depending on who you ask and what you read, the Crosstown Classic may have lost the excitement it has had in previous seasons. The Cubs are having a season they'd like to forget and the White Sox aren't playing up to their potential. Four games in to the 2011 version of the Classic, the series may have lost its luster but don't tell that to the players. All four games have been super competitive and have gone down to the final inning each game.
Philip Humber gets the start for the Sox Saturday. Humber has been the Sox best pitcher all season and will look to continue his dominance in game two and lead the Sox to a series win. The Sox righty enters Saturday with a 7-4 record and an ERA of 2.89. Humber is coming off his first loss in nearly two months. On Sunday the Washington Nationals beat Humber and the Sox 2-1. This will be the first time Humber will face the Cubs.
Matt Garza will take the ball Saturday for the Cubs. Garza is 4-6 on the season with an ERA of 4.07. The Cubs righty is coming off a win in his last start Monday against Colorado. Garza may want to think about pitching around White Sox first basemen Paul Konerko. Konerko is 5-8 with two homers in his career against Matt Garza.
The forecast at the time of first pitch is hot and humid with temps in the 80's with a slight chance of a thunderstorm. First pitch is scheduled for 3:10 CST. The game can be seen on Fox.