John Danks, Sox Aim to Even Series with O’s

Friday, September 6, 2013

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards (6:05 p.m., CT, CSN). Starters: LHP John Danks (4-11, 4.35) for the Sox, RHP Scott Feldman (4-4, 4.18) for the O’s. Danks is 1-0 with a 2.66 ERA in his last three starts at Camden Yards.

Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, CF; Beckham, 2B; Keppinger, 3B; Dunn, DH, Konerko, 1B; Jor. Danks, RF; Viciedo, LF; Phegley, C; L. Garcia, SS.

Sox Notes of Note

Tyler Flowers underwent shoulder surgery yesterday at Rush University Medical Center. The surgery went as expected and the estimated recovery time is 2-3 months…Prior to tonight’s game, the Sox reinstated RHP Ramon Troncoso from the 15-day disabled list. Troncoso had been on the DL since August 17 with Pericarditis, which is inflammation of the tissue around the heart. 

Birmingham Wins Game 1 of Playoffs

The Birmingham Barons, the Sox’s Class AA affiliate, won the opening game in the Southern League North Division playoffs last night, defeating Tennesee (a Cubs affiliate), 3-1, at Regions Field in Birmingham. Two outstanding Sox prospects, Chris Bassitt and Trayce Thompson, carried the day for the Barons.

RHP Bassitt, the starter who is headed to the Arizona Fall League, was dominant. He gave up just one run on three hits and struck out nine over seven innings. Outfielder Trayce Thompson broke a scoreless tie with a third inning homer and delivered an RBI single in the fifth.

RHP prospect Chris Beck (2-2, 2.89) will be on the mound tonight for the Barons in Game 2 of the best-of-five series.

Quote of the Day

Addison Reed’s tweet today after he and a few of his teammates visited Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, MD:

@Areed43: Wow, got to visit some real American heroes today at Walter Reed! Something i”ll never forget 

Here’s Reed, Nate Jones, Donnie Veal, Dylan Axelrod and Conor Gillaspie during the Walter Reed visit.

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Play of the Day

Jose Quintana chalked up a quality start, giving up three runs on seven hits along with four strikeouts in the 3-1 loss to the Orioles…Dayan Viciedo had a pair of singles and Conor Gillaspie singled and scored the Sox run in the third inning…C Bryan Anderson made his first start in a Sox uniform and walked in three plate appearances…and Gordon Beckham made this great grab to rob Brian Roberts in the third inning:

http://atmlb.com/15zxLbA

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards (12:05 p.m., CT, FOX). Starters: LHP Hector Santiago (4-8, 3.43) vs. LHP Wei-Yin Chen (7-7, 3.87) for the O’s.

Did You Know…

…that Avi Garcia is hitting .330 in 26 games with the White Sox since being acquired from the Tigers on July 30? Garcia is also batting .361 in 22 games since August 13–the fourth highest average in the American League during that span behind only the Yankees’ Robinson Cano (.402), the Angels’ Mike Trout (.373) and the Tigers’ Omar Infante (.370).

Photo of the Day

Danks will be looking to clip the Birds.

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