The Chicago White Sox (10-6) claimed the first game of a three-game set against the Oakland Athletics (8-10) thanks to a complete game shutout by Jake Peavy, and now it is up to Gavin Floyd to extend the team's four-game winning streak on Tuesday night. As for the Athletics, they send lefty Tom Milone to the mound. Here is a quick scouting report on Milone from South Side Sox:
Milone is the lone southpaw in Oakland's rotation. He has displayed impeccable command and control in the minors, dominating at every level. He's 25 years old and never had problems with the longball in the minors, which will only be helped by playing in the Coliseum (ignoring ridiculous actual name of stadium). Milone throws a four-seamer in the upper 80s, a changeup, a cutter, and a curveball.
Here is some information to help you find Game 2 of the series on Tuesday:
Date / Time: 9:05 PM CT, Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Location: O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Starting Pitchers: Gavin Floyd (1-2, 4.58 ERA) vs. Tom Milone (2-1, 2.84 ERA)
Radio: AM 670 The Score
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