Monday, May 15, 2006, 11:28 am
Pods, LF; Cintron, 2B; PK, 1B; Thome, DH; Crede, 3B; Mack, RF; Uribe, SS; Widger, C; Anderson, CF. Freddy Garcia, 41-14 in day games since 1999, starts for the Sox.
Early Morning News
Jose Contreras is scheduled to throw a bullpen session before today’s game.
Many of you have asked about the health of Dustin Hermanson.
He has started a throwing program in Tucson and will continue to increase his schedule as his endurance and pain threshold allow. The next step after that would be for Dustin to go on a rehab stint to one of our minor league affiliates, although that remains to be decided in the future.
A Win is a Win
According to our friends at Elias Sports Bureau, Mark Buehrle became the first pitcher since Jack Powell of St. Louis (remember him) on 9/29/1900 at the Cubs to record the victory after allowing seven runs in the first inning. Powell, who tossed a complete game, earned the win as the Cardinals scored 10 unanswered runs in their 10-7 victory.
About Last Night
The White Sox won despite allowing seven runs in an inning for the first time since 8/21/01 at Kansas City when the Royals scored seven times in the first before the Sox came back to win, 13-12. Jermaine Dye’s home run in the first inning last night was the 200th of his career. A.J.’s home run in the fourth was his first since 9/1, a span of 56 games.
Triple Play Tidbits
Last night the White Sox turned the 29th triple play in franchise history and first since 7/7/04. The last six triple plays in franchise history were: 5/14/06; 7/7/04 vs. LAA … ground ball to Joe Crede; 6/6/96 at Boston … ground ball to Robin Ventura; 6/15/86 at Sea.; 8/31/81 vs. Det; 6/22/80 vs. Det and 8/6/67 at Bal.
Not many have noticed, but our Class AAA club in Charlotte has gone 28-8 to open the season. The Knights own an eight-game lead in the International League.
Josh Fields went 5-5 with a double, two home runs (his seventh and eighth) and three RBI (23) in yesterday’s 7-3 win over Louisville. Jerry Owens leads the league with 27 runs scored.