Saturday, June 26, 2010
Pierre7, Vizquel5, Rios8, PK3, Q9, Kotsay dh, Ram6, Castro2, Beckham4. Garcia pitching.
After being asked if yesterday’s Carlos Zambrano’s off-field news overshadowed the White Sox 1oth straight victory …
“God. I hope they fight again,” Guillen said to laughter.
“When you lose it’s a distraction,” Guillen said of public and media perception of incidents like Zambrano’s. “When you win, you were hanging tough.”
Guillen said he gave Zambrano advice as a friend that he should face it like a man and admit he was wrong.
Guillen also explained that his comments about being able to manage Zambrano or any other major league player weren’t meant as a criticism of Lou Piniella.
A little Andruw Jones, Alexei Ramirez and Allen Thomas running around the field during batting practice in full White Sox uniforms like their father.
Little Ramirez even wore his dad’s shin guard on his right leg.
Ozzie gave little Alexei a hug in the dugout.
“That’s Guillen,” the little guy said.
Ghana scored it’s second goal in overtime as the White Sox played catch during warm-ups. The long ball was met with groans and shouts from the team.
The White Sox 10-game winning streak is their longest since 5/18-26/76 and are looking for their first 11-game streak since 7/7-18/56.
The Sox are 14-1 since 6/9, the best record in the majors and our best 15-game stretch since also winning 14 of 15 from 6/4-19/00 (remember that!?)
With a 14-2 record and 10 straight wins in interleague play, the Sox own the best mark in the majors.
Chicago has swept three straight series of three games or more for the first time ever.
The Sox are trying to move five games above .500 for the first time since they were 50-45 on 7/23/09 (remember what happened that day?)
Of the last six White Sox teams to record a 10-game winning streak, five finished at least 16 games above .500.
On The Farm
Class AA Birmingham shortstop Fernandeo Cortez had his 19-game hitting streak snapped.