Thursday, March 6, 2014
At Camelback Ranch-Glendale…
White Sox 4 10 1
Mariners 7 10 1
White Sox 6 16 0
Royals 6 15 1
Plays of the Day
Vs. Mariners: OF Adam Eaton went 3-3 with a stolen base, SS-2B Carlos Sanchez 2-4 with two RBI and a stolen base and LHP John Danks gave up one hit, a pair of walks and struck out two in three scoreless innings of work.
Vs. Royals: With the Sox down 6-4 heading into the top of the ninth, OF Jordan Danks led off the inning with a homer. 2B Micah Johnson singled for the third time, stole second and advanced to third on an error. He scored on a groundout to tie the score at 6-6…1B Jose Abreu (pictured below) smashed his first homer of the spring, a two-run shot, with OF Avi Garcia aboard…Garcia went 2-3 with a double and an RBI, SS Alexei Ramirez was 3-3, OF Alejandro De Aza 2-2 with a double and DH Jeff Keppinger 2-4 with an RBI.
Sox Notes of Note
RHP Nate Jones, who has been dealing with a strained glute, is scheduled to pitch on Saturday vs. the Diamondbacks at Camelback Ranch-Glendale…if you look close enough at the photo below you can spot Paulie taking practice swings in the bullpen while the Sox battled the Mariners. And this was after he played in the game, delivering a single in three at-bats.
Quote of the Day
Former major-league pitcher Brian Bannister, son of ex-White Sox lefty Floyd Bannister, on “Mr. Nice Guy” Jim Thome, who is currently working in the Sox front office:
“Thome is my favorite. He’d hit a bomb off you and then tell you after the game it was a “tough pitch” #gentlegiant
White Sox vs. Reds’ split squad at Goodyear (2:05 p.m., CT).
Photo of the Day
Now this is something we can look forward to: