The White Sox will be challenged by the wide open spaces at Coors Field

The White Sox will be making their first visit to Coors Field since 2017, but there will be a small degree of familiarity with defensive player Andrew Vaughn during a series of two games against the Rockies starting Tuesday night.

Vaughn compared the spacious dimensions of Coors and Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City.

“This place is huge,” said Vaughn, one of Cal University’s most prominent figures, comparing the University of Utah’s home to Coors. “This place is huge. The ball is flying.

Except for the distance from the house board to the right field pole, the dimensions are similar and can be a challenge for Sox players – especially Eloy Jiménez and Vaughn because of their sore legs.

“We’ll learn what it’s like when we get there,” Vaughn said.

Course field dimensions have a pitch of 347 feet from the home plate to left field, 415 feet to center field, and 350 feet to the right.

save legs

Many fans were baffled by manager Tony La Russa’s decision to give Vaughn occasional breaks. Their latest disappointment came on Sunday when Vaughn was out of the squad after playing the first three games of the second half, including both games on Saturday night and day.

Sometimes Vaughn didn’t run at full speed due to a tip to keep his legs up, and she gave him two days off to keep his legs fresh to enter the Rockies series.

“Sometimes you need freshness of mind, and (sometimes) you need freshness of body,” La Rossa said. “The case here, it is the freshness of the body.”

La Rosa recalled a pivotal moment with the Cardinals in late August 2011, when they won two of the Buccaneers’ first three games, but opted to rest Albert Pujols, Yadir Molina and Rafael Forcal in the series finale despite them trailing in the runaway National League. Five-match card race.

The Cardinal won the series finale and proceeded to race 21-8 with Pujols, Molina and Furcal in good rest to win the NL Wild-Card and World Series position.

La Russa said the decision to rest Vaughn was easy because he was only running at 75 percent.

“Believe me, against anyone, we want Andrew Vaughn in the lineup,” La Rossa said.

skill on the hill

Sox starting bowlers are 6-2 with 2.84 ERA in their last 10 matches and have allowed three or fewer game winnings in eight of that start.

on deck
White Sox in the Rockies

Tuesday: RHP Michael Kopech (3-6, 3.36) vs. RHP German Marquez (6-7, 5.47), 7:40 p.m., NBC Sports Chicago, ESPN-AM 1000.

Wednesday: RHP Lucas Giolito (6-6, 5.12) vs. RHP Antonio Senzatela (3-5, 4.98), 2:10 p.m., NBC Sports Chicago, ESPN-AM 1000.

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