Game 147, White Sox at Mariners
Danks vs Morrow, 3:40 pm
Well, this should be interesting. With a lefty on the hill, Wak goes to his anti-LHP line-up that features Lopez at first base, but instead of Hall replacing him at second base, we get our first look at Matt Tuiasosopo, Second Baseman. He played a lot of second base in Tacoma after returning from the disabled list, with reports ranging from “he’s worked really hard and its paying off” to “he’s worked really hard and he’s still awful”. Everyone agrees that he’s put in the effort, but he had a long way to go, so he could make big strides and still be pretty rough. It will be interesting to see how he handles the adjustment at the big league level.
From Wak’s pre-game comments, it sounds like they’re not expecting much either. In other words, don’t read too much into this – it’s pretty unlikely that Tui ends up at second base long term, and especially not for a club that values defense as much as the current administration does.
Adam Moore makes his major league debut behind the plate, too. Also, Morrow pitching. The White Sox offense isn’t good, and especially lacks good LH hitters, so this is about as good a matchup as he’s ever going to get. I’m already not overly optimistic about his future, but maybe he can open some eyes today.