Sunday, April 3, 2011
Home Team Charity Run
Congrats to all the thousands of runners who took part in this morning’s 10K Home Team Charity Run from the United Center to U.S. Cellular Field.
I am proud to say that White Sox fans showed the most pride as we led the Bulls and Blackhawks in runners, but the fan bases of all three franchises turned out in strong numbers. Proceeds of today’s run will be split among the three teams, so thank you on behalf of Chicago White Sox Charities.
I saw several White Sox front office staff running, including Matt Peterson, who clocked in at an impressive 39 minutes, I am told. Congrats, as well, to Rocco, Greg, Lindsay, Brian and Mike on impressive runs (sorry if I missed anyone else).
Congrats as well to my wife, who covered the six miles with her good friend Carol. Both had a blast.
The White Sox are looking to start 3-0 for the 15th time in franchise history and first since 1992, when they opened the season with three straight road victories over California.
Chicago has won eight of its last nine games vs. Cleveland and six in a row at Progressive Field, its longest streak since taking eight straight from 7/14/05-5/1/06.
The Sox are looking for their second straight three-game sweep at Progressive Field (also 8/30-9/1/10).
A.J. Pierzynski needs 2.0 IC to tie Thurman Munson for 25th all-time with 1,108.1. Pretty impressive feat.
The White Sox have scored 23 runs, tied with the 1915 club for the second-highest total after two games in franchise history (30 in 1951) … the Sox have scored 19 of their 23 runs in the first four innings.
Carlos Quentin’s seven RBI are the most by a Sox player after two games since Minnie Minoso also drove in seven in 1960.
Alex Rios (0-7) is the only Sox starter who has not hit safely in each of the first two games. I am sure no one in the clubhouse has reminded him of this!
No RISP, No Reward
Chicago is 15-27 (.556) with RISP through the first two games of this series … by comparison, the Sox had one hit with with RSIP in their first two games of 2010 and did not record their 15th hit until 4/14 at Toronto, the ninth game of the season.