Happy Saturday…Sox Go For Sweep Tomorrow in K.C.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Final: White Sox 3, Royals 2
Play(s) of the Day
Alejandro De Aza’s ninth-inning sac fly produced the winning run…Jeff Keppinger went 3-3 with a walk and an RBI…Matt Lindstrom (1.2), Jesse Crain (1.0) and Addison Reed (1.0) pitched 3.2 innings of scoreless relief…Crain picked up his second victory and Reed his 21st save.
Quote of the Day
Robin, when asked if he would have been a hitting coach had he not become a manager:
“…It’s not an easy job, I know that. Everybody’s got a different body and different way of trying to get themselves to hit…but I don’t know where I would have ended up (as a coach). I know it wouldn’t have been baserunning, I know it wouldn’t have been that,” he said with a chuckle.
White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (1:10, CT, WGN) as the Sox go for a three-game sweep in the final game of the 10-game road trip. Starters: RHP Dylan Axelrod (3-4, 4.39) for the Sox, RHP James Shields (2-6, 2.72) for K.C.
Sox Note of Note
Highly-touted Sox pitching prospect Erik Johnson has been promoted to Class AAA Charlotte from Class AA Birmingham. The righthander recorded an 8-2 record with a 2.23 ERA, three complete games and 74 strikeouts in 14 starts with the Barons.
Did You Know…
…that the Sox’s first-round draft pick, shortstop Tim Anderson, collected two hits, two RBI, scored three times and stole a base in Class A Kannapolis’s 12-2 win last night over Augusta? It was Anderson’s second game since joining the Intimidators.
Photo of the Day
De Aza comes through with the game-winner.