The Sox Roll On…and Matt Thornton “Feels Great”
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Winning Streak Continues
With today’s 8-4 win vs. the Rangers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale, the Sox remain unbeaten at 3-0-2. Highlights include starter Simon Castro’s outstanding three-inning outing (one hit, a walk and three strikeouts) and two-run homers by Paul Konerko and Conor Gillaspie.
Thornton Lets Loose
Matt Thornton, who has been out with a tender elbow, threw 40 pitches today (two sets of 20) and said he let it loose. Matt said he feels great and is on schedule to throw a bullpen session on Saturday and make his Cactus League debut on March 5.
Hawkins in Demand
Last year’s No. 1 draft pick Courtney Hawkins made the rounds today in separate interviews with Chicago beat writers. Stay tuned and I’ll forward the links when the stories are published.
Quote of the Day
From a fan behind the Sox dugout, who yelled “Hey, Robin, let Loman hit!” First baseman Seth Loman is off to a hot start with two homers and six RBIs.
Play of the Day
Sox starter Simon Castro’s impressive three-inning stint.
White Sox vs.Milwaukee at Maryvale (2:05 p.m., Chicago time). Scott Snodgress will start for the Sox, Wily Peralta for the Brewers.
Did You Know…
…Jake Peavy is the eighth Cy Young Award winner to pitch for the White Sox (Padres, 2007). Others are Early Wynn, Tom Seaver, Steve Carlton, LaMarr Hoyt, Doug Drabek, Jack McDowell and Bartolo Colon. Wynn, Hoyt and McDowell won the award while pitching for the Sox.
Photo of the Day
There are no fans like Sox fans.