Friday, May 13, 2011
From White Sox pre-game notes:
- Tom Paciorek, who serves as color analyst in the White Sox TV booth from 1988-99, re-joins former partner Ken Harrelson in the booth for this three-game series in Oakland as Steve Stone takes the weekend off.
- The Sox are 8-1 in their last nine games played on a Friday the 13th, dating to a 7-2 victory on 7/13/01 at the Cubs.
- Starting pitcher Phil Humber has allowed three hits or fewer while throwing at least 7.0 IP in three straight starts, one of only two Sox pitchers in history to accomplish the feat, tying the great Bill Pierce (5/30-6/8/57). No Sox pitcher has ever done it over four starts. Humber is trying tonight.
- The Sox have gone 6-5 in their last 11 games in Oakland entering tonight, compared to 6-28 in their previous 34. The White Sox are 24-19 playing at Seattle, Los Angeles and Oakland since 2008, including a 10-7 record since 2010. By contrast, the Sox were 24-64 (.273) on the road vs. the Mariners, Angels and A’s from 2001-07.