White Sox Game Notes For Monday @ Toronto
* Since the start of the 2012 season, the White Sox (227) and Blue Jays (212) rank third and tied for fifth, respectively, in home runs. In that same time period, Toronto has allowed the most round-trippers in MLB (218), while Chicago has yielded the sixth most (199).
* White Sox hitters have a .333 batting average (24-for-72) when hitting with a runner on first only. With runners in scoring position, the South Siders are hitting only .137 (10-for-73), second lowest in MLB (Angels – .136).
* Toronto pitching is allowing a .496 slugging percentage to right-handed batters this season, highest among all teams. Chicago has one of MLB’s more right-handed lineups, as 274 of the team’s at-bats – fifth most in the majors – have come from the right side.
* Paul Konerko is hitting .143 this season (4-for-28) with no home runs with the bases empty, compared to .385 (5-for-13) with a pair of homers with runners on base. Konerko also has a sizable home-road split: .100 (2-for-20, no homers) at US Cellular Field, .333 (7-for-21, two homers) away from home. In addition, Konerko is 1-for-22 (.045) when hitting with zero or one out, and 8-for-19 (.421) with two outs.
* Since 2009, Jose Bautista has only three homers in 84 at-bats against the White Sox – his second-lowest home-run total against any AL opponent (excluding Houston) in that span. Bautista has only two homers versus Oakland since ’09.
* Mark Buehrle has won only twice in 13 April starts since 2011, pitching for three different teams (the White Sox, Marlins and Blue Jays). Buehrle has a 2-7 record and 5.02 ERA in April in that span.