White Sox Game Notes For Saturday vs. Seattle

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* The Seattle Mariners have been struggling to score runs this month (3.0/game) after averaging nearly six runs per game in June (5.85).

* Mike Pelfrey seems to hit a wall around the fourth inning in his starts this season. His ERA in innings 1-3 is 2.79, but goes up to 7.36.

* Avisail Garcia has swung at the first pitch nearly 50 percent of the time this year, the highest mark among qualifying batters.

* The pitching staff for the White Sox was solid to open the year with the best April ERA in baseball at 3.11, but has been in a sharp decline since with MLB-worst 6.75 ERA in July.