FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Santiago Shines for the Sox, Garcia Explodes in First Start with Charlotte and Jacobs Extends Streak for Birmingham
Saturday, August 3, 2013
White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park (6:05 p.m., CT, WGN). Starters: LHP John Danks (2-8, 4.57) for the Sox, RHP Max Scherzer (15-1, 3.01) for Detroit.
Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, CF; Ramirez, SS; Rios, RF; Dunn, DH; Konerko, 1B; Gillaspie, 3B; Viciedo, LF; Beckham, 2B; Phegley, C.
Play of the Day
Hector Santiago was outstanding in last night’s 2-1 loss to the Tigers, giving up just two runs and six hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings. His ERA now stands at an impressive 3.28.
Two of the Sox’s recent acquisitions, Avisail Garcia and Brandon Jacobs, had games to remember last night. Playing centerfield in his first start at Class AAA Charlotte, Garcia went 3-4 with a two-run homer, four RBI, two runs scored and a walk. Jacobs, stationed in leftfield for Class AA Birmingham, homered and has now collected a hit in each of his 16 games since joining the Barons, hitting .311. Garcia, of course, came from Detroit in the three-way Jake Peavy trade while Jacobs was obtained from Boston for Matt Thornton.
Here’s more on Garcia as his former All-Star teammate Torii Hunter raves about Avisail in this story from today’s Trib by Mark Gonzales.
Quote of the Day
Santiago, when asked after last night’s game how he reacted when he saw 2012 MVP and Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was not in the Tigers’ lineup (via @scottmerkin):
White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park (12:05 p.m, CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. Starters: RHP Andre Rienzo (0-0, 0.00) for the Sox, RHP Rick Porcello (8-6, 4.49) for Detroit.
Did You Know…
…that with his two hits last night Adam Dunn now has 1,500 in his career?
The Sox have requested waivers on outfielder Dewayne Wise, 35, for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release. Wise had been on the disabled list since June 2.
Photo of the Day
Another great effort by Hector.