Sunday, March 8, 2009
White Sox Win
Gordon Beckham went 3-5 with three doubles and an RBI, Alexei Ramirez was 2-4 with two RBI and Donny Lucy went 2-3 with a home run and two RBI to lead the White Sox to a 9-4 win over the Dodgers Sunday at Camelback Ranch — Glendale.
Gavin Floyd threw four no-hit innings in the start and Bobby Jenks added a scoreless frame.
Manager Ozzie Guillen’s postgame comments:
“Beckham’s had a great spring training,” Guillen said. “He’s making it tougher on us to make a decision. He continues to impress us, impress the coaching staff.
“We have something like 30 games left, but if he continues to play like this, it will be a nice headache. I love having to make decisions like that. I hope he makes my job pretty tough by the end of spring training. We have another two months down here to take care of business.”
When asked about Floyd’s performance …
“Awesome. Outstanding. Strikes. Location.”
The White Sox hosted a group of 15 Marines from Camp Pendleton at today’s game. The group of wounded warriors featured a couple of Sox fans, one of whom was from Orland Park, another from Iowa City.
The guy met Jerry Reinsdorf, who insisted that they tour our clubhouse, Ozzie, Harold Baines, Jim Thome, AJ, Scott Linebrink and others. John Danks and Aaron Poreda spent time with them on the field prior to the game.
During the game, the public address announcer recognized the group who stood. The entire ballpark gave the Marines their own standing ovation as players and coaches from both dugouts applauded.
We had better beat Venezuela or we will never hear the end of it from you-know-who.
Tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. vs. the Dodgers on our back field.