Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 1:52 pm
Pods, LF; Iguchi, 2B; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Dye, RF; AJ, C; Crede, 3B; Uribe, 3B; Anderson, CF. Charlie Haeger makes his big league debut.
I happened to be in the clubhouse talking to Greg Walker at about 1 pm when Charlie Haeger arrived with his equipment bag slung over his shoulder.
We both welcomed him to Chicago with a handshake.
Charlie is a great guy, and hopefully tonight’s start goes well. A native of Plymouth, Mich., Charlie "retired" in 2003 and went home to coach golf at Livonia State (I believe was the school). A very good golfer, he won our annual Pro-Am this February in Tucson.
Last Night’s Leftovers
The White Sox are 12-1 over their last 13 home games … the Sox have won eight straight over the Angels (including postseason) and are 7-2 against the AL West … Freddy Garcia extended his winning streak to five games, his longest since winning six in a row in 2005 … he did not walk a batter last night for his second straight outing … threw 52 pitches in the first three innings but just 54 in the final five … retired the final 16 batters he faced … is 5-0 with a 3.49 ERA in his last six starts … Sox starting pitchers have gone 15-2 with a 2.69 ERA and 18 quality starts in the last 22 games.