Welcome to the Rockies
Friday, June 13, 2008
OC, SS; AJ, C; Q, LF; PK, 1B; Thome, DH; Dye, RF; Swish, CF; Crede, 3B; Uribe, 2B. Floyd pitching.
Good to see Scotty Pods during batting practice before tonight’s game.
Prior to tonight’s game, we placed Esteban Loaiza on the 15-day disabled list and recalled Adam Russell from Class AAA Charlotte. Esteban has right shoulder tendinitis and needs to strengthen his shoulder. Russell is available tonight.
News & Notes
This is the first ever trip by the Rockies to US Cellular Field … the White Sox have been in first place 53 days this season … we are 7-3 so far in a stretch of 26 of 32 games at home … we enter tonight having won a season-high eight straight at home … we won 10 straight in 2006 … Carlos Quentin was selected by fans in an on-line vote as the “Major League Baseball Clutch Performer of the Month Presented by Pepsi” (say that three times quickly) for May … the Sox are 3-0 in interleague play, sweeping the Giants in May … at 20-9, the Sox own the third-best home winning percentage in the majors … the White Sox top the majors with a 3.36 ERA … our starters lead the majors with 42 quality starts and rank second with a 3.61 ERA.
The Sox have now sold more than 2 million tickets for the 2008 seasons … this is just the 10th time in club history the team will top 2 million … this is the fourth straight year the Sox will top the 2 million mark (also done in 1990-93).