Another Close One…Peavy is Outstanding
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Final: Twins 2, Sox 1 (10 innings)
Highlights: Jake Peavy pitched seven strong innings, giving up only a lone run and six hits while striking out nine…Alejandro De Aza hit a solo home run in the first inning…Paul Konerko had a pair of base hits.
Viciedo to DL
Before today’s game, the Sox placed Dayan Viciedo on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. OF Blake Tekotte has been recalled from Class AAA Charlotte to replace Dayan on the 25-man roster.
Our Sox honored the city of Boston and the Red Sox during today’s seventh-inning stretch with a Chicago-style rendition of “Sweet Caroline.” Take a look:
Too Cold for Baseball
Last night was the sixth time in U.S. Cellular Field history that a game was called due to cold weather. Interestingly, the last three times–including last night–the opponent was the Twins.
April 26, 1996 (Seattle)
April 8, 1997 (Toronto)
April 17, 2000 (Seattle)
April 6, 2007 (Minnesota)
April 10, 2008 (Minnesota)
April 19, 2012 (Minnesota)
A makeup date and time will be announced at a later date. Fans should keep any game tickets and parking coupons for last night’s postponed game until a makeup date is determined.
Last night, the Chicago Blackhawks celebrated “Pat Foley Night” honoring the Emmy Award-winning play-by-play legend for his 30 years as a broadcaster for the team. Fellow broadcasters, Hawk and Stoney, sent Foley a congratulatory video which you can watch here: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=26401571
Quote of the Day
Pitching coach Don Cooper to Scott Merkin of mlb.com about missing the recent 10-game road trip due to a bout of diverticulitis:
“It makes me realize how many nice friends I (have) that were calling, texting, e-mailing.
It makes me realize how much I miss being the coach, and I’ve come to the conclusion I want to be a Major League pitching coach as long as I’m physically able to do it…”
Play(s) of the Day
Peavy’s terrific outing and De Aza’s homer.
White Sox vs. Twins at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m., CT, WGN). Starters: Gavin Floyd (0-3) for the Sox, Scott Diamond (0-1) for Minnesota.
Did You Know…
…that new Sox outfielder Blake Tekotte was a member of the 2008 University of Miami team that played in the College World Series?
Photo of the Day
Jake continues to excel.