White Sox Eye Series Split

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Today’s News

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Twins at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m., CT, CSN) as the Sox look to split the four-game series. Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (6-3, 3.51) for the Sox, RHP Kevin Correia (7-8, 4.84) for Minnesota. Quintana is 3-1 with a 2.58 ERA and 43 strikeouts over his last seven starts.

Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, CF; Beckham, 2B; Ramirez, SS; Dunn, 1B; Konerko, DH; Garcia, RF; Gillaspie, 3B; Flowers, C; Tekotte, CF.

1983 Memories

It’s another retro Sunday honoring the ’83 “Winning Ugly” White Sox. Here’s former shortstop Jerry Dybzinski taking a look back at that remarkable season.

http://atmlb.com/14Fv2Dc

Quote(s) of the Day

There are major stories today on Robin in both the Chicago Tribune and The New York Times. The Trib story is written by Paul Sullivan and the Times piece is by Tyler Kepner. Take a look:

http://trib.in/1bmaqi7 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/sports/baseball/robin-ventura-losing-games-but-not-his-calm.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Play(s) of the Day

Alejandro De Aza’s leaping catch in front of the leftfield wall yesterday with two outs and nobody on in the ninth saved at least an extra-base hit and perhaps even prevented the Twins’ Oswaldo Arcia from hitting his fourth home run of the series. Most importantly, the dramatic grab preserved the Sox’s 5-4 lead, ending the game in victory…Jordan Danks ripped his second homer of the year in the second inning and scored the eventual winning run in the sixth on a Conor Gillaspie single…Avisail Garcia, making his first Sox start, led off the two-run, sixth inning rally with a single and ultimately scored…Beckham walked four times and scored a pair of runs.

Early this morning I slid into the lunch room in the clubhouse (full disclosure: to grab a half of a donut). The place was quiet and the MLB Network was playing on the television set. The highlights of yesterday’s win over the Twins were playing, ending with De Aza’s game-ending catch. With a smile I turned away and who was sitting in the very back of the room finishing breakfast? De Aza himself. With a big grin, he pumped his arm.

“I’m not sure if it was going to go out, but it was going to be close,” he said. “I had told (Addison) Reed earlier in the day that I would do something to help him!”

Enjoy De Aza’s heroics:

http://atmlb.com/14jfNbX

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Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series. Starters: LHP Chris Sale (7-11, 2.77) for the Sox, RHP Doug Fister (10-5, 3.50) for Detroit.

Did You Know…

…that RHP Tyler Danish of Advanced Rookie Bristol, the Sox’s second-round pick in this year’s draft, has thrown 6.0 scoreless innings over his last three outings. Danish is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA, 18 strikeouts and a .169 average against in 11 appearances.

Photo of the Day

Jordan rounds third and heads for home after his second blast of the season.

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