First Pitch: Today’s lineupsANAHEIM Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen continues to stand by his pledge not to bunch too many young players in a single lineup, even with his White Sox being eliminated from playoff contention.
However, today marks the first game since Sept. 4 (19 straight games) that Manny Ramirez is not in the starting lineup for the White Sox.
Chicagos starting lineup vs. Anaheim Angels RHP Jered Weaver:
Juan Pierre, left field (8-19, .421, 1.003 OPS career vs. Weaver) Omar Vizquel, second base (2-8, .250, .833 OPS) Carlos Quentin, right field (0-6, .000, three Ks) A.J. Pierzynski, catcher (3-15, .200, .494 OPS) Mark Kotsay, first base (3-10, .300) Alexei Ramirez, shortstop (0-7, .000, two Ks) Mark Teahen, designated hitter (8-19, .421, .924 OPS) Alejandro De Aza, center field Brent Morel, third base
The Angels bring the following lineup vs. Tony Pena, who is starting just his second career game after 293 career appearances out of the bullpen:
Peter Bourjos, center field Howie Kendrick, second base (0-3, .000, GIDP career vs. Pena) Bobby Abreu, left field (0-5, .000, K) Torii Hunter, right field (2-3, .667, 1.333 OPS) Hideki Matsui, designated hitter (0-2, .000, GIDP) Hank Conger, catcher Mark Trumbo, first base Brandon Wood, third base Andrew Romine, shortstop –Brett Ballantini
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