Sox Hope to Enjoy a Double Dose of Indian Summer
Friday, June 28, 2013
White Sox vs. Indians, Game 1, at U.S. Cellular Field (4:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the first game of the doubleheader and opener of a four-game series. Starters: LHP Hector Santiago (3-5, 3.03) for the Sox, RHP Trevor Bauer (1-2, 2.76) for Cleveland.
White Sox vs, Indians, Game 2, at U.S. Cellular Field (Following Game 1, CSN). Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (3-2, 3.83) for the Sox, RHP Carlos Carrasco (0-3, 7.78) for the Tribe.
The twin bill is a result of the April 23 postponement.
Sox Starting Lineup, Game 1: De Aza, CF; Ramirez, SS; Rios, RF; Dunn,1B; Viciedo, LF; Keppinger, DH; Morel, 3B; Beckham, 2B; Flowers, C.
Gillaspie Back, Morel Stays for Today
Before today’s games, the Sox reinstated third baseman Conor Gillaspie from the Paternity Leave List. 3B Brent Morel, who was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte to replace Gillaspie on the active roster, will serve as the club’s 26th player for the doubleheader.
Paul Konerko, who missed the two games with the Mets because of lower back tightness, is day-to-day. He is hitting .378 in his last 10 games.
Wounded Warriors Make a Visit
The fifth annual Wounded Warrior Project Chicago Soldier Ride stopped at the ballpark today. Former White Sox standout Carlos May, who himself had his thumb blown off while on Marine Reserve duty, greeted the Wounded Warriors.
No, it’s Harold Baines at yesterday’s White Sox Field of Greens golf outing.
Quote(s) of the Day
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the Windy City ThunderBolts of the independent Frontier League last night retired the numbers of White Sox pitcher Dylan Axelrod, who starred for the Bolts in 2009, and Mike Kashirsky, now a Sox pre-game instructor and batting pitcher, who was a longtime player, coach and manager with the Windy City franchise.
Axe took to Twitter to thank the ThunderBolts and a couple of his teammates for their support:
@DylanAxelrod_33: Thank you to the entire @WCThunderBolts organization for a special night. Very honored and humbled to have my #23 retired tonight!
@DylanAxelrod_33: Also great to be retired with former WC bolt manager and current @whitesox bp man Ka$h. Thanks to Jordan Danks and @Areed43 for comin out!
Play of the Day
White Sox great Billy Pierce will be honored tomorrow during a pre-game ceremony. Now 86, Pierce will be feted for his sterling career in a Sox uniform as the ace of the staff in the 1950s. Fans will be treated to a Pierce replica statue giveaway.
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (3:10 p.m., CT, WGN). Starters: RHP Dylan Axelrod (3-4, 4.57) for the Sox, RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (6-4, 4.58) for Cleveland.
Did You Know…
…that the White Sox pitching staff leads the American League with a 3.14 “home” ERA?
Photo of the Day
Quintana and Santiago–today’s doubleheader pitching duo.