Saturday, August 13, 2005, 4:55 pm
Ozuna, LF … Iguchi, 2B … Everett, DH … Konerko, 1B … Rowand, CF … Dye, RF … AJ, C … Crede, 3B … Uribe, SS … Garland, RHP.
Very hot, very humid, very sticky. Air is not moving much … a lot like last night.
Good to see that Shingo Takatsu has signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets and is now at their Class AAA team in Norfolk.
Jon Garland tonight is attempting to become the sixth pitcher in White Sox history and first since Jack McDowell in 1993 to record at least 17 victories in his first 23 starts … according to Elias Sports Bureau, Ed Cicotte won 19 games in his first 23 starts of 1919 and Clark Griffith won 18 in 1901, while McDowell, Bill Pierce (1956) and Ed Walsh (1908) each won 17. Heady company if Jon accomplishes the feat tonight.
Monday’s home game against the Minnesota Twins is sold out, but plenty of tickets remain for Tuesday and Wednesday’s contests. Friday and Saturday against the Yankees are sold out, but tickets do remain for Sunday’s game. Act now. The team’s annual Picnic In The Park, planned for Sunday night after the game, is sold out, as is the annual Field of Greens Charity Golf Outing on Thursday’s off day. Both events benefit Chicago White Sox Charities, which will raise over $1 million in 2005.