A Few Notes
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
This from our media notes for today’s game:
SOX AND O’S SUSPENDED
The White Sox-Orioles game yesterday was suspended after 11 innings with the scored tied, 3-3 … the game will resume on 8/25 in Baltimore and will be followed by the regularly scheduled contest … all statistics from yesterday’s game count.
It is the Sox first suspended game since 5/8/84 vs. Milwaukee at old Comiskey Park … that game was suspended by curfew with the scored tied, 3-3, after 17 innings … play resumed on 5/9, with the Sox winning, 7-6, on Harold Baines solo homer off Chuck Porter in the 25th inning.
That game remains the longest in major-league history by time (8:06) and longest in American League history by innings (25).
Tom Seaver earned two victories on 5/9/84 … Seaver pitched a scoreless 25th inning to earn the win in the suspended game … he then started the regularly scheduled game vs. the Brewers, allowing four runs on three hits over 8.1 IP of the Sox 5-4 win.
Baines, the Sox first-base coach, went 2-10 with a double and solo homer, while hitting coach Greg Walker started at first base and was 2-4 with a run scored.
VIEW FROM THE TOP
The White Sox have been in first place for 21 days this season, including every day since 4/15 … by comparison, the Sox led the division for one day last season and 35 in 2006.
They led the American League Central wire-to-wire in 2005 (182 days) on their way to the World Championship … the Sox current division lead of 3.0 games is their largest of the season.
Carlos Quentin leads the American League in on-base plus slugging percentage (1.077), on-base percentage (.454) and at-bats per home run (12.83) and ranks among the leaders in home runs (T1st, 6), hit by pitch (T1st, 6), slugging percentage (2nd, .623), runs scored (T2nd, 20) and RBI (T5th, 20).
Quentin, 25, has reached base safely in 13 consecutive games, hitting .390 (16-41) with five home runs and 10 RBI … he owns an eight-game hitting streak (.462, 12-26) and has reached base safely 12 times in his last three games, going 7-9 with two doubles, a home run, two RBI, three walks and two hit by pitches.