Winning

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Today’s News

Yesterday’s Highlights

Carlos Rodon continued his August mastery of major-league hitters and the White Sox took an early lead, added some insurance in the eighth and went on to defeat the Mariners, 4-1.

As a result, the Sox won the series three games to one and completed the nine-game homestand with a fine 6-3 mark.

Rodon went six innings, allowing just one run on five hits and a lone walk along with six strikeouts to win his fifth game of the year (click on top link below). Carlos is 3-0 with a 1.47 ERA, 24 hits allowed, seven walks and 26 strikeouts over his last five starts–and has lowered his ERA from 4.67 to 3.91 during that span. He has gone 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA, 14 hits allowed, eight walks and 19 strikeouts in three career starts vs. Seattle.

In the fourth inning, Justin Morneau singled in a pair giving the Good Guys a 2-0 lead (click on second link). The Mariners made it 2-1 in the sixth on a Robinson Cano homer. The Sox put two more on the board in the eighth as Melky Cabrera‘s triple plated Tim Anderson, who reached base on a one-out single (click on third link). Cabrera then scored on a Jose Abreu sac fly.

Dan Jennings induced a double play to thwart a Seattle threat in the seventh (click on bottom link) and Nate Jones shut the door with two strikeouts in the eighth. David Robertson notched his 33rd save, navigating his way through the heart of the Mariner order with a scoreless ninth.

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Sox Notes of Note

The White Sox have won six of their last eight games, are 35-29 at home this season and have won 11 of their last 16 games at U.S. Cellular Field…Adam Eaton left the game in the fifth inning due to a bruised right forearm after being hit by a pitch. X-rays were negative and he is day-to-day…Jones recorded his 26th hold of the season, tying him with Zach Duke (2015) and Matt Thornton (2012) for second-most in franchise history…Morneau is batting .295 with six doubles, one triple, two home runs, 11 RBI and five runs scored over his last 17 games. With a pair of base hits yesterday, he also recorded his seventh multi-hit game of the season…Anderson has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games, hitting .338 with six doubles, two triples, nine RBI, five walks and 15 runs scored…Cabrera is batting .307 with 22 doubles, three triples, five home runs, 35 RBI, 16 walks and 28 runs scored over his last 65 games, raising his average from .275 to .293. With two hits yesterday, he collected his 43rd mult-hit effort of the year.

Quote of the Day

Up Next

Beginning today, the White Sox embark on a seven-game road trip with three vs. the Tigers in Detroit and four vs. the Twins in Minneapolis.

The Tale of the Tape in Motown:

Today (6:08 p.m. CT, WPWR). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-16, 5.98) for the Sox, LHP Matt Boyd (5-2, 3.98) for the Tigers.

Tomorrow (6:08 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Anthony Ranaudo (1-1, 9.61) for the Sox, LHP Daniel Norris (2-2, 3.63) for Detroit.

Wednesday (12:08 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-7, 3.14) for the Sox, RHP Justin Verlander (14-7, 3.33) for the Tigers.

Prospect Watch: Jameson Fisher

http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-white-sox/white-sox-top-prospects-jameson-fisher-faring-well-transition-outfield

Photo of the Day

Who wouldn’t be happy to meet Jason Benetti?

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#SoxCellfieSunday

Whenever you come out to U.S. Cellular Field, be sure to tag your photos with #SoxGameDay for a chance to be featured on our video boards during the game. Each Sunday we’ll post some of our favorite selfies from the last week right here!

Go White Sox!

Four Homers and a Gem

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

The White Sox belted four home runs–a solo homer by Jose Abreu (18), back-to-back long ones by Avi Garcia (10, two-run shot) and Alex Avila (4) and a two-run blast by Tyler Saladino (7)–in support of Jose Quintana‘s masterful performance as the Good Guys posted a 9-3 victory over the Mariners.

The nine run, 15-hit explosion gave Q his 11th win as the All-Star lefty tossed 7.2 innings, allowing just one earned run, five hits and a lone walk while striking out eight. Jose is now 6-1 with a 2.13 ERA and 54 strikeouts over his last 10 starts (nine quality).

Both Garcia and Saladino had three-hit nights with Tyler driving in a run with a single in addition to his homer. Tim Anderson, Justin Morneau and Todd Frazier had two hits apiece with Tim and Justin each legging out a triple.  Melky Cabrera, who returned to the lineup after a bout of the flu, added an RBI.

Enjoy Q’s gem, Abreu’s homer, the “back-to-back” and watch Saladino’s drive sail over the left-field wall:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1104167983

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1103374283

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This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Mariners (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the four-game series and nine-game homestand. The Good Guys will be looking to take three of four in the series and to win their sixth on the homestand. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (4-8, 4.02) for the Sox, RHP Taijuan Walker (4-8, 4.14) for the Mariners.

Rodon is scheduled to make his 22nd start, one shy of his total from 2015. He is 2-0 with a 1.46 ERA, .211 opponents average and a 1.01 WHIP over his last four starts (four quality starts). He has lowered his season ERA from 4.67 to 4.02 during that span.

Carlos will make his third career start vs. Seattle. He has gone 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 13 strikeouts lifetime.

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Quote of the Day

Robin on Q:

“He’s pretty consistent. I think that’s the biggest thing for him. Mentality-wise and just focus, just his attitude and everything that goes with him is pretty consistent. You’re never going to really tell what’s going on with him in the game. He’s had so many games that were close or tied or even behind that he never changes. I think that’s what endears him to a lot of guys. He’s consistent.”

Sox Notes of Note

The White Sox have won five of their last seven games and 10 of their last 15 home games. The Sox are 5-3 on the current homestand vs. Oakland (2-1), Philadelphia (1-1) and Seattle (2-1)…Abreu extended his hitting streak to 10 games, batting .351 with a double, four homers and seven RBI. He has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games at home, batting .438 with three doubles, six home runs, 15 RBI and 10 multi-hit efforts. Frazier is hitting .324 with two doubles, one home run and nine RBI over his last 10 games (five multi-hit).

Up Next

Today’s game wraps up the lengthy homestand. Beginning tomorrow, the White Sox embark on a seven-game road trip with three vs. the Tigers and then travel to Minneapolis for four vs. the Twins.

The Tale of the Tape vs. Detroit:

Tomorrow (6:08 p.m. CT, WPWR). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-16, 5.98) for the Sox, LHP Matt Boyd (5-2, 3.98) for the Tigers.

Tuesday (6:08 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Anthony Ranaudo (1-1, 9.61) for the Sox, LHP Daniel Norris (2-2, 3.63) for Detroit.

Wednesday (12:08 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-7, 3.14) for the Sox, RHP Justin Verlander (14-7, 3.33) for the Tigers.

Photo of the Day

There were some strange sights at the ballpark last evening during Star Wars Night. This was one of them: Charles Comiskey and a friend.

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Quintana Aims to Quell M’s in Quest of 11th Win

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Mariners (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the third game of the four-game set. Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (10-9, 2.84) for the Sox, LHP Ariel Miranda (1-0, 4.58) for Seattle.

Q makes his 25th start and 11th at home. He ranks third in the American League in ERA and is 5-1 with a 2.25 ERA over his last nine starts. He earned his career-high 10th win in his last start on August 21 vs. the A’s, allowing two runs over seven innings. Quintana won on July 19 in Seattle, giving up just one earned run in six innings of work.

Last Night’s Highlights

Chris Sale tossed a complete game, allowing three runs in nine innings while striking out 14, and Todd Frazier connected with his 32nd homer in the 3-1 loss to Felix Hernandez and the Mariners.

Sale’s Ks and Frazier’s homer:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1101310183

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1099764883

Roster Moves

The White Sox have traded catcher Dioner Navarro to the Blue Jays for LHP Colton Turnerand activated catcher Alex Avila from the disabled list.

Quote of the Day

A Cute Kid and a Kid at Heart

 

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Prospect Alec Hansen Draws a Crowd

The staff of Baseball America (pictured below) couldn’t resist being in the house last night to watch highly touted RHP Alec Hansen make his first start at Class A Kannapolis after being promoted from Rookie League Great Falls.

Hansen tossed five innings in his debut with the Intimidators, allowing three runs and five hits with six strikeouts.

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Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Mariners (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the four-game series and nine-game homestand. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (4-8, 4.02) for the Sox, RHP Taijuan Walker (4-8, 4.14) for the Mariners.

Photo/Video of the Day

Elvis Saladino.

 

It’s Super Sale vs. King Felix in a Battle of Aces After Sweet Walk-Off Win

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

Todd Frazier‘s two-run single tied the game in the seventh inning and his base hit won it in the ninth as the Sox came from behind to move past the Mariners, 7-6, in dramatic walk-off fashion at U.S. Cellular Field.

With the Sox trailing 6-3, J.B. Shuck opened the seventh by reaching on an error. With one out, Adam Eaton walked, followed by Tim Anderson‘s third hit, a ground-rule double, that scored Shuck and sent Eaton to third. With two outs, Frazier singled to left, scoring both Eaton and Anderson to tie the score at 6-6.

In the ninth, Eaton singled, Anderson moved him to second on a sac bunt and Jose Abreu was intentionally walked setting the stage for Frazier’s game-winner that plated Eaton.

The Sox scored three in the first to take a 3-2 lead on singles by Eaton, Anderson, Abreu (RBI) Avi Garcia (RBI ) and Justin Morneau and a sac fly by Dioner Navarro.

In all, the Sox pounded out 11 hits. Anderson led the way with three, Eaton, Abreu and Frazier added two apiece.

Dan Jennings (1.1 IP), Matt Albers (0.1), Nate Jones (1.0) and David Robertson (1.0) pitched scoreless ball in relief of Anthony Ranaudo. Robertson, who pitched the ninth, earned his fourth win.

Here are Frazier’s heroics, the on-field celebration (top link) and Todd’s comments after the game:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1096591683

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Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Mariners at USCF (7:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the second game of the four-game set. Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-6, 3.15) for the Sox and RHP Felix Hernandez (8-4, 3.26) for the Mariners in a battle of two of the game’s premier hurlers.

Sale will be making his 25th start, 11th at home and second vs. Seattle. He won his 15th game of the season in his last start on August 20 against the A’s. He tossed eight scoreless innings with eight strikeouts in the 6-2 Sox win.

The All-Star lefty got a no decision in his first start vs. the Mariners on July 18 with eight scoreless innings. He is 4-0, 2.22 with 60 Ks in eight games (six starts) lifetime vs. Seattle.

Chris is 22-5 with a 2.27 ERA and 279 strikeouts in 44 career appearances (31 starts) vs. the American League West.

Sox Notes of Note

The White Sox recorded their sixth walk-off of the season…The Sox have won four of their last five games overall and nine of 15 at U.S. Cellular Field…Frazier recorded his fifth career walk-off hit…Abreu extended his hitting streak to eight games, tying a season high. He is batting .393 with a double, three homers and six RBI during the streak….He is hitting .382 with four doubles, six home runs and 15 RBI over his last 19 games…Anderson is batting .325 with seven doubles, a triple, two home runs, nine RBI, five walks and 17 runs scored over his last 22 games (seven multi-hit)…Eaton has reached base safely in 15 of his last 17 games, batting .329 with a double, triple, three home runs and seven RBI (seven multi-hit).

Quote of the Day

GM Rick Hahn on catcher Omar Narvaez:

“He has put himself on the map for the next several years of playing some sort of role on this club.”

Somebody’s Excited

Up Next

Sox vs. Mariners:

Tomorrow (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (10-9, 2.84) for the Sox, LHP Ariel Miranda (1-0, 4.58) for Seattle.

Sunday (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (4-8, 4.02) for the Sox, RHP Taijuan Walker (4-8, 4.14) for the Mariners.

Photo of the Day

Best buds.

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Sox vs. Mariners in First of Four

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

The White Sox vs. Mariners at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a four-game series that will conclude a nine-game homestand. Starting Pitchers: RHP Anthony Ranaudo (1-1, 9.42) for the Sox, TBA for Seattle.

Last Night’s Highlights

Dioner Navarro hit a two-run homer (click on link below) and Avi Garcia collected a pair of singles and an RBI in the 5-3 home loss to the Phillies in the finale of the two-game series. Jose Abreu singled to extend his on-base streak and continued his hot hitting in the month of August (see Quotes of the Day for details).

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And for the defense, a couple of terrific plays–one by Todd Frazier, another by Adam Eaton.

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Quotes of the Day

New Naming Rights

The White Sox and Guaranteed Rate, the Chicago-based national mortgage lender, have signed a 13-year naming rights agreement for the team’s home ballpark in Chicago, which will be named Guaranteed Rate Field beginning November 1, 2016.

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Next Up

Sox vs. Mariners:

Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-6, 3.15) for the Sox, RHP Felix Hernandez (8-4, 3.26) for the Mariners.

Saturday (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (10-9, 2.84) for the Sox, TBA for Seattle.

Sunday (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (4-8, 4.02) for the Sox, RHP Taijuan Walker (4-8, 4.14) for the Mariners.

Photo of the Day

During their visit to Lurie Children’s Hospital yesterday, Frazier, Robin Ventura and Carlos Rodon enjoyed learning about Nicholas’ dinosaur connection.

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Sox Seek Fourth Straight Win; Trio of 2016 Draft Picks Continue to Shine

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Phillies at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) as the Sox look for the two-game sweep and their fourth straight win. Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-15, 5.98) for the Sox, RHP Jerad Eickhoff (8-12, 3.91) for the Phillies.

Yesterday’s Highlights

Carlos Rodon continued his impressive work on the mound and Jose Abreu and Justin Morneau smacked back-to-back homers as the Sox routed the Phillies, 9-1, in the opener of the series.

Rodon delivered his fourth straight outstanding start for his fourth win of the season. He blanked the Phils on three hits over 6.2 innings while striking out four and walking only one. In his last four outings, Carlos is 2-0 and has given up only four earned runs on 19 hits in 24.1 innings with 21 strikeouts and six walks.

Abreu went 2-3 with three RBI which included a two-run blast in the fifth inning, his 17th long one of the year and third in as many games. Next batter up, Morneau hit a solo shot, his fifth of the season. Adam Eaton and Tim Anderson each singled and tripled with Anderson driving in a pair. Melky Cabrera, Todd Frazier and Carlos Sanchez each added an RBI. Avi Garcia doubled and scored in his return from the disabled list.

Enjoy Rodon’s gem (top link) and the Abreu and Morneau homers:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1087628183

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1087767283

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The Future

As we have reported on more than one occasion, the White Sox’ top three picks in the 2016 MLB draft have all started their pro careers in impressive fashion.

Here’s an update on their latest successes.

–First pick Zack Collins (10th overall) has been catching and DHing at High Class A Winston-Salem and is headed for both the Instructional League and the Arizona Fall League after his season is completed. Last night vs. Frederick, he went deep twice, both solo shots, for the first multi-hit game of his pro career.

–Second pick Zack Burdi (26th overall) has already climbed the ladder to Class AAA Charlotte. The right-handed reliever struck out the side for the Knights in the eighth inning last night vs. Durham and has 16 Ks in eight innings at AAA and 14 strikeouts without allowing a run in his last six frames.

–Third pick Alec Hansen (49th overall) was virtually unhittable in his stints in the Arizona Rookie League and the rookie Pioneer League and has been promoted to Class A Kannapolis. The righty had a combined 2-0 record with a 1.03 ERA at the above stops. He struck out 70, walked 16 and allowed just 13 hits in 43.2 innings.

Quotes of the Day

White Sox Director of Player Development Nick Capra on the three top picks (via Scott Merkin, whitesox.com):

On Collins: “Looks good. Catching well. He’s swinging the bat well. We just want to get him out there and see him play.”

On Burdi: “He’s close. There are things he needs to work on and get better…Just an electric arm. He’s touched 100-plus (mph) several times. If he stays over the ball, he’s dynamite. Good slider, good put-away pitch. He has been impressive.”

On Hansen: “…He’s been really good. He’s had double-digit strikeouts every night. He’s not walking people. A couple of mechanical changes, small issues he had coming in. He’s really taken off with it. The Pioneer League is actually a hitter’s league. He’s done a nice job. When you have stuff like he does, it comes out of his hand pretty well, he dominated the league. He didn’t belong there.”

Next Up

The White Sox conclude their nine-game homestand with a four-game set vs. the Mariners:

Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Anthony Ranaudo (1-1, 9.42) for the Sox, TBA for Seattle.

Friday (7:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-6, 3.15) for the Sox, TBA for the Mariners.

Saturday (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (10-9, 2.84) for the Sox, TBA for Seattle.

Sunday (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (4-8, 4.02) for the Sox, TBA for the Mariners.

Photos of the Day

Future Sox: Collins (swinging), Burdi (Knights uniform), Hansen (Sox uni).

With Two Straight Victories Over A’s, Sox and Rodon Look to Continue Winning Ways vs. Phillies

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Today’s News

Next Up

After winning the weekend series vs. the A’s with two wins in a row, the White Sox host the Phillies in a brief two-game series beginning tonight at U.S. Cellular Field. The nine-game homestand continues on Thursday as the Sox entertain the Mariners for four to close out the nine-game homestand.

Tonight (7:10 p.m. CT, WPWR). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (3-8, 4.26) for the Sox, RHP Jake Thompson (1-2, 8.79) for Philadelphia.

Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-15, 5.98) for the Sox, RHP Jerad Eickhoff (8-12, 3.91) for the Phillies.

If Only…

Imagine if the White Sox played the Phillies in the 1950s before the advent interleague play. We could have witnessed this pitching matchup: Sox great Billy Pierce vs. Hall of Famer Robin Roberts.

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Quote of the Day

Todd Frazier on Jose Quintana winning his career-high 10th game on Sunday:

“I didn’t know he never had 10 wins. He was pretty excited. You should have seen him over there a little bit ago. He was very excited. We’re happy for him. Hopefully we can roll with that outing. He’s been superb all year.”

Sox Notes of Note

Alex Avila, currently on the disabled list, began a rehab assignment last night at Class AAA Charlotte. He went 3 for 4 vs. Buffalo…Avi Garcia, also on a rehab assignment with the Knights, went 2-4 with a two-run homer.

Former Sox Minor Leaguer, Local Product Zaleski, Thriving in Coaching Role

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160822/sports/160829747/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hockey Enthusiast Morneau: “I Knew I was Better at Baseball”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-justin-morneau-hockey-white-sox-spt-0823-20160822-story.html

“Field of Greens” Photos of the Day

Fans, media and members of the White Sox family enjoyed a day on the golf course yesterday at the annual “Field of Greens Celebrity Golf Outing” at Harborside International. The event supports pediatric cancer research and treatment programs at local hospitals through Chicago White Sox Charities.

Here’s Hawk Harrelson,  Carlos Sanchez and young Noah and hitting coach Todd Steverson participating for a good cause.

Minor League Monday

Every other Monday, we will spotlight some of the top recent performances in the White Sox minor league system, and keep you up-to-date on the players you’ll want to know over the next few years.

Eddy Alvarez – Shortstop/Second Base (AAA Knights)

Eddy Alvarez is speeding through the White Sox farm system nearly as fast as he skated in the 2014 Olympic games. After leaving Sochi with a silver medal, he turned his focus to baseball and has been finding success ever since. Just this past week he was promoted to the Class-AAA Charlotte Knights from the AA Birmingham Barons, where he lead the team with 62 RBIs. Alvarez also ranked 7th in RBIs overall in the Southern League, and 2nd in sacrifice hits. The 26-year-old was given the chance to try out for the Sox with a little help from former Sox pitcher Carlos Castillo, a family friend. Alvarez’s speed and strength are a good sign of things to come for the White Sox in the coming seasons.

Joey DeMichele – Shortstop/Second Base (AA Birmingham)

Joey DeMichele was drafted by the White Sox in the 2012 MLB Draft and has played for the Birmingham Barons since 2014. The left-handed batter currently ranks 5th in the Southern League for runs scored. Having played 109 games so far this season, DeMichele boasts 325 assists from his position at Second Base.

Jacob May – Center Field (AAA Knights)

Jacob May was originally drafted out of high school in 2010 by the Cincinatti Reds, but instead went on to Coastal Carolina University. He was then drafted by the White Sox in the third round of the 2013 MLB Draft. May was promoted to the Charlotte Knights this season and currently ranks 18th in stolen bases in the International League. The 24-year-old bats both left and right, and has 17 RBIs this season on 56 hits.

Sunday in the Park with Q, a Top Pitching Prospect Excels and Phillies Up Next for Sox

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Today’s News

Yesterday’s Highlights

Jose Quintana (10-9, 2.84) reached double digits in wins for the first time in his career with a brilliant performance for win No. 10 as the Sox posted a series victory over the A’s with a 4-2 triumph.

Q went 7.0+ innings, allowing just two runs, eight hits and a walk along with six strikeouts (click on top link below). Nate Jones tossed a scoreless eighth inning and David Robertson shut down Oakland in the ninth for his 32nd save.

Offensively, Jose Abreu smashed a solo blast, his 16th homer of the season and second in as many games (click on middle link). Todd Frazier singled twice, doubled, stole his 10th base and drove in a pair of runs (click on bottom link below). Tim Anderson also had a three-hit day with two singles and a double and Justin Morneau doubled in a run.

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http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1077533183        

Shuck for the Defense: Here are a couple of outstanding web gems executed yesterday by centerfielder J.B. Shuck.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1077505183

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1077689083

Sox Notes of Note

Q is 3-1 with a 1.91 ERA, 10 walks and 37 strikeouts in seven starts (all quality) since the All-Star Break. He is 4-0 with a 1.65 ERA, 27 hits allowed, eight walks and 28 strikeouts in five starts vs. the American League West in 2016…Jones recorded his 25th hold of the season, tying him with Kelly Wunsch (2000) for the fourth most in a single season in franchise history…Adam Eaton is batting .361 with two home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored over his last nine games…Anderson has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games, batting .327 with five doubles, two home runs, six RBI, five walks and 10 runs scored during that stretch. Tim recorded his fourth three-plus hit game of the season (21st multi-hit)…Omar Narvaez has hit safely in 10 of his 11 starts this season, going hitting .344 with one double, three RBI, seven walks and four runs scored during those games.

Quote of the Day

One Man’s Opinion: Eaton Deserves a Gold Glove

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/21/levine-white-sox-adam-eaton-is-deserving-of-gold-glove/

Hansen Blowing Them Away at Great Falls

RHP Alec Hansen, the Sox’ 2016 second-round draft pick from the University of Oklahoma, continues his mastery of Pioneer League hitters. Pitching for the Sox rookie affiliate in Great Falls, Montana, Hansen tossed six shutout innings yesterday, allowing just one hit while striking out 13. Read more:

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/196938222/alec-hansen-allows-hit-after-14-hitless-frames/

Next Up

After today’s off day, the Sox host the Phillies in a brief two-game series tomorrow and Wednesday nights, then face the Mariners at home for four.

Sox vs. Phils:

Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, WPWR). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (3-8, 4.26) for the Sox, RHP Jake Thompson (1-2, 8.79) for Philadelphia.

Wednesday (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN)Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-15, 5.98) for the Sox, RHP Jerad Eickhoff (8-12, 3.91) for the Phillies.

Photo of the Day

Anderson poses with members of the White Sox squad that won the Junior RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) World Series. The champs were honored yesterday at U.S. Cellular Field.

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