White Sox @ Dodgers June 15, 2012: Sale vs Kershaw

Tonight, the Dodgers welcome the White Sox to Dodger Stadium for the first time since 2008. The Dodgers lost two of three in that series, but the victory was somewhat notable for being basically the high point of Eric Stults‘ life, as he shut out the Sox on four singles. Stults left the Dodgers after 2009 to pitch in Japan, and after seeing some big league time with Colorado last year, he made two starts for the White Sox this season before being claimed by San Diego off waivers about a month ago. (He’s currently on the Padres disabled list with a strained lat.)

Stults may no longer be with Chicago, but his appearances for them this year make him one of six players who have seen time in 2012 for one team or another who has previously played for the other club, along with Paul Konerko, Orlando Hudson & Will Ohman on the Chicago side and Juan Uribe & the dearly departed Mike MacDougal for the Dodgers. This comes on the heels of the Dodgers sending a majority of their non-Matt Kemp & Andre Ethier 2008-09 outfield to Chicago, since Manny Ramirez, Andruw Jones, & Juan Pierre all ended up on the South Side after leaving the Dodgers. (None remains with the club, though all three are still getting paychecks from the Dodgers.) They’re all among 206 players who have suited up for both sides, including current White Sox manager Robin Ventura, who was a Chicago player from 1989-98 and a Dodger in 2003-04. And really, who doesn’t remember the 1,776 games Fielder Jones played for the two teams between 1896 and 1908?

Back to tonight’s game, Clayton Kershaw vs Chris Sale is a pretty stellar pitching matchup. Unfortunately for the White Sox, interleague play means they’ll actually have to stick Adam Dunn in left field, which should be a laugh a minute.

White Sox
Dodgers
CF
De Aza
SS
Gordon
2B
Beckham
LF
Herrera
LF
Dunn
1B
Rivera
1B
Konerko
RF
Ethier
RF
Rios
2B
Hairston
C
Pierzynski
C
Ellis
SS
Ramirez
3B
Uribe
3B
Hudson
CF
Gwynn
P
Sale
P
Kershaw

 

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