Friday, March 3, 2006, 8:30 am
The White Sox have dropped their first three contests of the spring by a combined 23-4 score, prompting many in the clubhouse to joke that today’s game against the Dbacks is "Must Win" with Mark Buehrle on the mound.
With Javier Vazquez’ 3.0 scoreless IP yesterday, Sox starting pitchers have allowed only five runs in 12.0 IP (3.75 ERA).
Rob Mackowiak is 3-5 with a double in two games.
Vazquez and Freddy Garcia both departed camp to join their national teams for the World Baseball Classic.
Pods, LF; Uribe, SS; Gload, 1B; Dye, RF; Widger, C; Owens, CF; Fields, 3B; Lopez, 2B; Buehrle, LHP.