Saturday, April 28, 2007, 3:00 pm
Erstad, CF; Iguchi, 2B; PK, 1B; AJ, C; Dye, RF; Mackowiak, LF; Crede, 3B; Cintron, DH; Uribe, SS. Garland pitching.
First fireworks night of the year.
Nice to take that first game of the series last night against the first-place Angels.
After a sluggish start (at least according to batting average), Darin Erstad is now hitting every ball right on the nose.
As I write this, Ken Williams and Ozzie Guillen are behind closed doors in Ozzie’s office discussing what they want to do regarding Jim Thome’s re-aggravating his injury in the first inning last night. If they do go the DL route with Jim, the question then is who to bring up. Last night, Ozzie stated his preference to use guys on our current roster to take over DH at-bats as opposed to someone from the minor leagues. We should have a final decision pregame today.
Several correspondents contacted me to point out that two of the top picks in today’s NFL draft — No. 6 Laron Landry (FS, LSU) to Washington and No. 11 Patrick Willis (LB, Ole Miss) to San Francisco — were sporting White Sox caps.
With the Yankees struggles this week, the White Sox now own the best record in baseball since Opening Day 2005, going 201-144 since then. (And that is not adding in our 11 postseason wins). The Bronx Bombers are second at 200-145, Boston third (196-150), followed by the Angels (196-151) and Mets/Cardinals (193-152). Worth noting that the top four teams are all from the AL as well as seven of the top 11 (Minnesota, Oakland and Cleveland crack that list).
Tonight’s game is closing in on a sellout.
Tuesday’s game at SAFECO Field against the Mariners will now be televised on Comcast Sports Net, not CSN Plus as originally scheduled.