Monday, April 15, 2013
White Sox vs. Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, Toronto (6:07 p.m., CT, CSN+). Starters: Gavin Floyd (0-2) for the Sox, former teammate Mark Buehrle (0-0) for the Jays.
Sox Starting LIneup: De Aza, CF; Keppinger, 3B; Rios, RF; Konerko, DH; Dunn, 1B; Viciedo, LF; Ramirez, SS; Flowers, C; Greene, 2B.
Buehrle’s Sox Legacy by the Numbers
He ranks fourth in club history with 365 starts and 1, 346 strikeouts and sixth with 161 wins…threw a perfect game in 2009 vs. Tampa Bay and a no-hitter in 2007 vs. Texas…earned the save in Game 3 of the 2005 World Series…was a four-time A.L. All-Star (2002, 2005-6, 2009).
A few White Sox players talk about going up against ex-teammate Buehrle tonight for the first time.
Celebrating Jackie Robinson Day
On the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier, MLB once again celebrates the occasion by having all players in the nine ballparks where games are being played today wear Robinson’s No. 42.
Listen to some of today’s players discuss the impact Robinson has had on lives and careers:
Quote of the Day
Robin, on the Sox not having faced many lefties this season:
“That is odd. One, not facing that many lefties, and finally when you see one it’s going to be somebody (Buehrle) that’s going to look weird in another uniform…It’s different with Mark having spent so much time being a White Sox. For me, I understand his place in our organization. It’ll probably be harder for Paul (Konerko) than anybody else.”
Play of the Day
The Sox bullpen ranks second in the American League with a 1.96 ERA and a .190 opponents average.
White Sox vs Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, Toronto (6:07 p.m., CT, WCIU). Starters: Dylan Axelrod (0-1) for the Sox, Josh Johnson (0-1) for the Jays.
Did You Know…
…that today is John Danks’ 27th birthday? Happy Birthday, John.
Here is the No. 42 jersey Adam Dunn is wearing tonight to honor Jackie Robinson.