Thursday, September 1, 2005, 3:29 pm
Pods, LF … Iguchi, 2B … Everett, DH … PK, 1B … Rowand, CF … Dye, RF … AJ, C … Uribe, SS … Ozuna, 3B … Contreras, RHP.
The team announced four roster moves prior to tonight’s game. Ross Gload was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte, David Sanders and Raul Casanova had their contracts purchased from Charlotte and Frank Thomas was moved to the 60-day disabled list.
A few people have called asking, but Thomas’ placement is retroactive to July 21.
Manager Ozzie Guillen is nursing a cold … the Sox are 34-13 against the AL Central, going 6-5 vs. Minnesota, 10-3 vs. Cleveland, 8-3 vs. Detroit and 10-2 vs. Kansas City … with a 12-16 mark in August, it was the team’s first losing month since August 2004 (12-17) … last year, the Sox rebounded to go 19-13 in September/October … the Sox are 23-22 since the All-Star Break but have lost just 2.0 games off their lead in the Central.
Our rainout from 8/14 at Boston will be replayed at 11:05 am (CT) on Monday. The game will be shown on Comcast SportsNet in Chicago, but ESPN will carry the contest nationally. A postgame fireworks show was added to Sept. 23 in place of Saturday, Sept. 10, which is now a 12:15 pm game on FOX.
Mark and "The Demon"
Check out Mark Tremonti’s blog on mlblogs.com and his mention of Dale "The Demon" Torborg. Tremonti is a member of the band Alter Bridge. Torborg, who is the son of former Sox manager and great guy, Jeff Torborg, is the White Sox minor league conditioning coordinator. He is currently with the major league team in Chicago as Allen Thomas recovers from a sore leg (the same one that gave him all the trouble earlier this year).
At 80-51, this is the best start by a White Sox team since 1959 (81-50) … Jose Contreras’ August ERA of 2.14 ranked seventh in the AL.