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White Sox going with first-time rookie for tonight’s finale

Posted By Chad Jennings On September 4, 2013 @ 12:57 pm In Misc | 356 Comments

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Tonight was supposed to be the fourth in a string of four straight left-handed starters to face the Yankees. Instead they’re getting a right-handed September call-up [2] named Erik Johnson, the White Sox second-round pick in 2011 who’s coming off a 1.57 ERA in 10 Triple-A starts this year (he started the season in Double-A). Same situation for the Yankees — still badly need the win — but just a different matchup than originally expected.

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[2] a right-handed September call-up: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2013_09_04_chamlb_nyamlb_1&mode=preview&vkey=preview_web_away&c_id=cws