Sox by the Numbers: Four Wins in a Row, 10 Victories in the Last 15 Games

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Today’s News
Tonight’s Game
White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the second game of a three-game set. Starters: RHP Andre Rienzo (0-0, 3.70) for the Sox, RHP Jeremy Guthrie (12-9, 4.15) for K.C.
Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, CF; Beckham, 2B; Ramirez, SS; Dunn, DH; Konerko, 1B; Garcia, RF; Gillaspie, 3B; Viciedo, LF; Phegley, C.
Why We Love the White Sox…A Partial List
Bo Jackson, who will be honored with a Beacon Award during festivities surrounding the 2013 Civil Rights Game on Saturday, appeared on the Mully and Hanley Show today on 670 The Score.
Play(s) of the Day
Gordon Beckham’s first-inning solo homer last night proved to be all John Danks needed for his third win of the season and a 2-0 victory for the White Sox, who have now won four straight games and 10 of their last 15. Danks went eight scoreless innings against the Royals, scattering just seven hits and a walking one before giving way for Addison Reed, who chalked up his 32nd save and fourth in as many games…Avisail Garcia added three singles in four at bats and is now batting .341 in 11 games with the Sox. Avi also has hit in seven straight games and sports a .429 average during the streak.
Gordon goes deep:
Quote of the Day
Robin commenting about Danks’ performance after the game:
“…Today was probably the best game he’s had all year long, continuing to throw strikes with all of his pitches. To go eight (innings) against a lineup like this that’s been tough on us, is pretty good….a great job by him.”
Tomorrow’s Schedule
White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (7-4, 3.66) for the Sox, RHP James Shields (8-8, 3.19) for K.C.
Did You Know…
…that Lady Luck had a bit to do with the White Sox scoring their second run in the second inning last night? With Paul Konerko on third, Royals’ starter Ervin Santana threw a pitch past catcher Salvador Perez–and it simply disappeared through an advertising sign to the amazement of both sides. The result was Paulie heading home to give the Sox a 2-0 lead they never relinquished.
Photo of the Day
Royals hitters were stifled by Danks’ stellar outing.

1 Comment

Tough to see the White Sox implosion to the second worst team in the AL, from being a playoff team caliber squad.

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