Indians Series Finale
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tonight’s Lineup Against Sabathia
OC, SS; AJ, C; Q, LF; Dye, RF; Thome, DH; Ozuna, 3B; Swish, 1B; Ram, 2B; BA, CF. Contreras pitching.
Vote, Vote and Vote Again
Reminder that tonight is the deadline for on-line voting for the All-Star Team.
The Sox have won eight of their last nine against the Tribe and we’ve won six straight at U.S. Cellular Field against Cleveland … Sox are 23-11 vs. Central foes and have been in first place 73 days this season … we are 18-9 so far on our 26 in 32 game stretch at home … the Sox now lead the majors with a 3.38 ERA, 0.03 ahead of Oakland … at 29-11, the Sox have the third-best home record in the majors (behind the team from the north side, 33-10, and Boston, 31-10).
Congrats to Class AAA pitcher Jason Childers, !B Brad Eldred and 2B Chris Getz on being named to the International League All-Star Team. The Class AAA All-Star Game will be held on 7/16 in Louisville.
Class AA pitchers Justin Cassel, Jon Link and Carlos Torres were joined by OFs Ricardo Nanita and Miguel Negron on the Southern League South Division All-Star Team. OF David Cook was also named to the club but has been promoted to Class AAA Charlotte and cannot play in the game on 7/14 at Carolina.
Tampa Bay certainly deserves the hype, but the team with the second-best improvement since 2007 is … your Chicago White Sox!
Comparing 7/1/07 to 7/1/08, Tampa owns the biggest improvement in winning percentage at +.201 (.413 to .614), while the Sox are second at +.129 (.449 to .578) and St. Louis is third at .103 (.462 to .565).
Blog Night III
OK, we finally got this worked out … to order click here.
Game is 8/6 vs. Detroit (7:11 start). Tickets are $18 each and supplies are limited so order early. Passcode when you order is: “Blog” (creative, I know).
If you have any problems or issues ordering: firstname.lastname@example.org (my good friend Dustin)
As in past years, Blog Night III attendees will be asked to arrive by 5:45 pm for an event in the Conference & Learning Center (details to follow). From there, you can head up to your seats as a group.
How about anyone who has attended in the past offering their thoughts/opinions/comments to others here to explain how the evening goes and if it’s a good time (or not) …
Starting last night, the White Sox face on successive nights, the AL Wins leader (Lee), the AL strikeout leader (Sabathia) and the AL ERA leader (Duscherer).