Two Wins in a Row is Good, Three Straight Would be Even Better
Friday, April 26, 2013
White Sox vs. Rays at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, WCIU). Starters: Jake Peavy (2-1) for the Sox, Roberto Hernandez (1-3) for Tampa Bay.
Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, LF; Greene, 2B; Rios, RF; Dunn, DH; Konerko, 1B; Gillaspie, 3B; Ramirez, SS, Gimenez, C; Danks, CF.
Kyle Long: From Pitcher to Protector
Today, offensive lineman Kyle Long–son of Hall of Fame defensive lineman and broadcaster Howie and brother of Rams DL
Chris–stands as the No. 1 draft pick of the Bears out of the University of Oregon. Five years ago, he was a lefthanded pitcher who reached 97 mph and was promising enough to be selected by the Sox in the 23rd round of the June draft. Instead of signing a pro contract, Kyle went to Florida State on a baseball scholarship and then ultimately turned to football.
“Sox Social Day” Set for Sunday
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Sox Notes of Note
The White Sox rank second in the American League with a 3.20 ERA overall and a 2.38 mark at home…the bullpen leads the A.L. with a 2.04 ERA and a .180 opponents average…Nineteen of the White Sox’s 21 games this season have been decided by three runs or less…the Sox are tied with the A’s, Mariners and Rays starting staffs for the most quality starts in the A.L. (13)… outfielder Jared Mitchell, now playing for Class AA Birmingham, has been placed on the disabled list with a strained right oblique.
Play of the Day
Chris Sale’s seven-inning, seven-strikeout performance last night as he won for the second time this season in the Sox’s 5-2 win over the Rays, our second victory in a row.
Quote of the Day
Rays’ manager Joe Maddon on Sale:
“He’s tough. He’s got good stuff, he’s got that slider and changeup off the fast ball and a tough angle to work from. He pitched well…(Sale) is going to make a lot of teams look sluggish. He’s really good, he’s really good.”
White Sox vs. Rays at U.S. Cellular Field (6:10 p.m., CT, CSN). Starters: Gavin Floyd (0-3) for the Sox, Matt Moore (4-0) for Tampa Bay.
Did You Know…
…that Jeff Keppinger, who is out of the lineup tonight with a back spasm, has had quite a productive week? He collected two hits in each of his last three games (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday), had an RBI and a run scored in each of the last two contests and drove in a pair of runs last Sunday.
Photo/Video of the Day
Enjoy watching Adam Dunn’s fourth homer of the season, a two-run blast in the sixth inning of last night’s win.