Scouting report: White Sox vs. Orioles

May 04, 1999|By Roch Kubatko

At Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Day, Time, TV, Starters

Tonight, 7:05, HTS, Mike Sirotka (1-3, 3.76) vs. Juan Guzman (0-3, 8.10)

Tomorrow, 7:05, HTS, Jaime Navarro (1-2, 6.00) vs. Scott Erickson (0-5, 9.36)

Thursday, 3:05, 54, 50, James Baldwin (2-2, 6.00) vs. Sidney Ponson (1-2, 4.05)

Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)

White Sox update

The White Sox have won seven of their past 11 to climb three games above .500. Frank Thomas, a disappointment last season, ranks second in the AL with a .373 average. Late-inning relief has fallen into the dependable hands of closer Bob Howry, who is 7-for-7 in save opportunities and has a 1.80 ERA. The bullpen's only left-hander is Bryan Ward. Chicago has a 3.83 ERA, among the league leaders. Shortstop Mike Caruso, who was struggling with 16 hits in his past 76 at-bats (.211), went 2-for-5 in yesterday's 8-1 win in Anaheim. The White Sox usually get the best of Erickson. He's 3-11 with a 6.75 ERA in 18 career starts. Guzman had his own problems last year, going 0-2 with a 9.56 ERA in three starts against the White Sox. Ponson appeared in two games against Chicago last season, going 0-1 with a 7.45 ERA. He allowed three homers in 9 2/3 innings.

Pub Date: 5/04/99

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