Wednesday, March 21, 2012
With the option of watching John Danks pitch in Glendale in a Class AAA game or travel up to Peoria to watch our White Sox take on King Felix and the Mariners, I chose the road trip. And, boy, was I rewarded.
Led by Brent Lillibridge, the White Sox pounded out 10 hits and eight runs (seven earned) in five innings off Hernandez, scoring three times in the third and four in the fourth.
One of the most pleasant plays didn’t draw much attention. With Lillibridge on second base with a leadoff double, Tyler Flowers made sure to hit the ball the other way, grounding out but advancing the runner, who later scored on a two-out single by Alejandro De Aza.
Back In Glendale
Danks allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits over 6.0 IP against the Class AAA Mariners, walking one and striking out seven.
Earlier in the day, Jesse Crain threw a bullpen session to test his strained right oblique and all went well. He’s scheduled to throw another on Friday.
Both Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez have roles in Major League Baseball’s newest television commercials. Check them out, here.
And if you missed it, here’s a fun look at the newest White Sox digital “interactions” featuring Konerko, Robin Ventura and John Danks.
Back At It
Several members of the White Sox coaching staff took advantage of the one off day of the spring to hit the links yesterday. Nothing official yet, but word is the course records at Whisper Rock and Southern Dunes are safe for yet another year.
The fastest I’ve ever seen Harold Baines move was last year at Southern Dunes. As we approached the green, a number of groundskeepers were gathered in a circle off to the side of the green, near Baines’ ball. The center of their attention? They had cornered a snake, and Baines wanted no part of finding out if it was a rattlesnake or not.
“If you hit your drive over there,” one groundskeeper advised. “Just let it go. It’s not worth a snakebite.”