Split-Squad Saturday

Saturday, March 22, 2014

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Today’s News

The Games

At Camelback Ranch-Glendale…

Giants          8  14  1

White Sox    5  13  0

At Peoria…the contest ended in a tie, the Sox’ fourth of the spring.

White Sox   3  9  0

Padres        3  9  0

Plays of the Day

Vs. Giants: Alejandro De Aza went 2-3 with his first Cactus League homer (click on link to top video below) and a double…Blake Tekotte was 2-4 with a double and an RBI and made a spectacular catch to rob the Giants’ Tim Hudson (click on link to bottom video below)…first baseman Dan Black, who spent last year at Class AA Birmingham, doubled, singled twice and drove in a run…outfielder Grant Buckner, who was at Class A Winston-Salem in 2013, doubled in a pair of runs…Matt Davidson singled twice.

http://atmlb.com/1iOIgRL

http://atmlb.com/1iOPsNQ

Vs. Padres: Prospect Chris Beck pitched a solid five innings, allowing just one run, five hits and a walk while striking out five…Dayan Viciedo and Micah Johnson each went 2-4 with a double, Avi Garcia singled in a run and Conor Gillaspie collected two base hits…Adam Dunn drove in a run and walked twice.

Renaissance Men

More praise for the new-look White Sox…

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/cws/mlb-pipeline-checks-in-from-white-sox-spring-training-unveils-teams-top-20-prospects?ymd=20140320&content_id=69684368&vkey=news_cws

Abreu

Jose Abreu has been shut down for the next two days to get treatment on his sore ankle. Until he returns to action, here’s something to remind you of what Jose will bring to the Sox offense–a line-drive base hit off of Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers earlier this spring.

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/video/v31575325/ladcws-abreu-singles-off-kershaw

Quote of the Day

Catcher Hector Gimenez on what he learned most from from his big-league experience last season (via the Sun-TimesDaryl Van Schouwen):

“(It) was working with Don Cooper. I learned a lot from him. He’s an open person, he tries to help the pitchers and catchers and I took a lot from him that I can bring out this year.’’

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Rockies at Salt River Fields, Scottsdale (3:10 p.m., CT). Sox pitching schedule: LHP Jose Quintana, RHP Maikel Cleto, RHP Nate Jones, RHP Daniel Webb, RHP Ronald Belisario, RHP Matt Lindstrom. Colorado starter: RHP Tyler Chatwood.

Sox starting lineup: Eaton CF, Semien SS, Gillaspie 3B, Dunn DH, Konerko 1B, De Aza LF, Jor. Danks RF, Nieto C, L. Garcia 2B.

Photo of the Day 

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