Saturday, April 16, 2011
Every television in the White Sox clubhouse was tuned to the Chicago Bulls game at noon Saturday. Then I walked into our PR offices and Pat O’Connell had Notre Dame’s Blue-Gold game on his television.
Despite the frigid temps and wet weather so far, it appears Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is adjusting to playing baseball in the winter.
After hitting .121-0-2 during April of his rookie year, .214-1-9 in 2009 and .221-1-8 in 2010, the Silver Slugger is batting .292 with three home runs and eight RBI in 12 games so far this April.
Right-hander Jake Peavy threw a bullpen session today in preparation for his next rehab start with Class AA Birmingham on Monday (plans are for another next Saturday with Class AAA Charlotte). “Nice and easy today,” Peavy said afterward. “Nothing crazy.”
The White Sox have led at some point in all 12 games this season.
Paul Konerko needs one home run to tie Ralph Kiner for 69th place all-time with 369, and Adam Dunn needs two to tie Yogi Berra for 74th all-time with 358.
White Sox starters are 3-1 with a 2.01 ERA on the homestand and have allowed just seven earned runs in 39.2 IP over the last six games.
The White Sox have begun a stretch where they play 20 consecutive days from 4/15-5/4 (0-2 thus far). Then, after an offday on 5/5, the Sox play 26 games in 27 days from 5/6-6/1.