The “Two Adams” Star in Sox Victory over Reds

Friday, March 7, 2014

Today’s News

The Game

At Goodyear…

White Sox   4  9  2

Reds           3  7  1

The Sox are now 3-4-1 in Cactus League play

Plays of the Day

OF Adam Eaton, with a double, walk, HBP, two runs scored and a stolen base today against the Reds, is 6 for 10 with three walks this spring and reached base six straight times over the last two days…DH Adam Dunn had two run-scoring singles…2B Gordon Beckham and 1B Alex Liddi each singled and drove in a run…LHP Eric Surkamp pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts and LHP David Purcey, RHP Maikel Cleto, making his Sox debut, RHP Zach Putnam and RHP Nestor Molina each pitched a scoreless inning. Purcey got credit for the win, Molina the save.

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Sox Notes of Note

3B Conor Gillaspie has a four-game hitting streak (.400, 4-10)…2B Micah Johnson is hitting .500 (4-8) with three runs scored in five games…1B/DH Paul Konerko has gone 4-10 in his first four games…INF Carlos Sanchez is batting .500 (4-8) with three RBI and two stolen bases over five games…1B Andy Wilkins has gone 3-6 (.500) with a homer, three RBI and four runs scored over his first six spring games.

Slow Walker

As I ambled down the hallway today before the game (I have been accused of ambling), someone closed quickly and passed me in my left. 

I glanced up.

“I don’t catch up to many people walking,” laughed Britt Burns. “So either I’m moving fast or you’re …”

“Ambling.”

Quote of the Day

@CST_soxvan: Rookie Micah Johnson’s description of Jose Abreu’s first-pitch, opposite-field homer vs Brad Penny Thursday: “Loud. Very loud.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Diamondbacks’ split squad at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. Starters: LHP Jose Quintana for the Sox, RHP Brandon McCarthy for Arizona.

Photo of the Day

Eaton is on fire.

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