Sunday Sweep Dreams

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Today’s Lineup

Pierre 7, Vizquel 5, Rios 8, PK 3, Q 9, Kotsay 3, AJ 2, Ram 6, Beckham 4. Danks pitching vs. Dempster.

Notes and Such

The White Sox 11-game winning streak is tied for the sixth-longest in franchise history and the longest since a 12-game run from 6/17-27/61.

The Sox are 15-1 since 6/9, the best record in the major leagues and their best 16-game stretch in one season since also winning 15 of 16 in 1961.

Chicago is in position to complete the sixth perfect homestand in franchise history.

The White Sox are a major-league best 15-2 in interleague play, including 11 straight wins, which is tied for the sixth-longest streak in major-league history.

With a win today, the Sox will tie the 2006 Boston Red Sox, 2006 Minnesota Twins and 2002 Oakland A’s for the best interleague record in history at 16-2.

The Sox are in position to record their third ever three-game sweep of the Cubs and finish with their best ever record against the Cubs at 5-1.

Chicago has swept three straight series of three games or more for the first time in franchise history and can extend that streak to four with a win today.

The Sox are attempting to move six games above .500 for the first time since they ended 2008 with a 89-74 mark.

The King

Paul Konerko’s solo home run off Andrew Cashner in the eighth inning last night lifted the Sox to a 3-2 win.  Nine of Konerko’s 19 home runs have tied the score or given the Sox the lead, and 10 have been hit in the eighth inning or later, most in the major leagues.

Roster Move

Prior to today’s game, the White Sox placed Bobby Jenks on the MLB Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List and purchased the contract of LHP Erick Threets from Class AAA Charlotte.  Jenks must remain on the list for a minimum of three days.  Threets, 28, is 1-0 with a 0.53 ERA and two saves in 14 games with Charlotte this season.

Condolences

Our condolences to Liz Brown and members of Lorn Brown’s family at the passing of the former White Sox broadcaster, who passed away Thursday and whose funeral will be held tomorrow in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Brown, a native of Northwest Indiana, worked in the Sox TV booth from 1976-79 and again in 1983, while he also handled radio duties for the Sox from 1976-79 and again from 1983-88.  Brown had the call in 1983 as the White Sox clinched the American League West title.  Any great fan memories of this “Voice of the White Sox?”

For details about services and Lorn’s life.

Congratulations

To Harlan High School, White Sox Amateur City Elite baseball coach and Chicago Police officer Kenny Fullman on winning the voting for MLB and People Magazine’s “All-Stars Among Us” competition. Kenny is going to Disneyland! and this year’s All-Star Game in Anaheim.  A well deserved reward for a man who shaped the lives of all of his players and volunteers countless hours each summer.  Congrats (and thanks to all who voted in this on-line competition).

I like to say, the White Sox don’t lose on-line voting challenges! (Thanks to you all)

9 Comments

OK, true confessions: I am greedy when it comes to Sox wins. I want the sweep today, and I want the streak to go to at least 22 games, to beat the A’s record.

I won’t be crying in my beer if those things don’t happen, but it’s a lot of fun to think about it. The current Sox mindset seems to be “refuse to lose” and I love it. Big FUN!!

Go SOX!!!

Peggy

Yes! We’re getting to them early. That’s the way to do it boys!

I am here today. Hoo Ray! The defense has been unbelievable. I don’t know what lit these fellas up, but I am lovin it!!!

You win a lot of games when you don’t beat yourselves.

Getting a golf cart customized, 1983 White Sox colors and logos. (1983 was the last time I was able to attend a game with my Dad.) And it was a good year for the Sox. Waiting on the seat to be reupholstered, of course the seat will have 2005 World Series. I think we should have customized golf cart day at The Cell. When finished will post pictures. The Cub fans I play against will not like this.

5 to 2 but early, still have faith we can pull this off.

Oh my…

I like the fact we kept fighting all game long and even had a chance there in the end to pull it out. Hopefully that bodes well for us going forward.

Congrats to the Sox on their 11 game streak. Now start another one…. Go Sox’10….j.k.

We may have lost, but the fight those guys showed in the 9th made me excited for the rest of the summer. Great run boys, lets do it again!

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