Friday, April 25, 2014
White Sox vs. Rays at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, WCIU) in the first of a four-game series and six-game homestand. Starters: RHP Erik Johnson (1-1, 5.32) for the Sox, RHP Chris Archer (2-1, 3.65) for the Tampa Bay.
Sox Starting Lineup: Eaton CF, Semien 3B, Abreu 1B, Dunn DH, Viciedo RF, Ramirez SS, De Aza LF, Flowers C, Beckham 2B.
Plays of the Day
Adam Dunn homered (No. 5 on the season, No. 445 in his career), doubled, scored twice and drove in a run in yesterday’s loss to the Tigers…Dayan Viciedo was a homer shy of the cycle with a single, double and triple and improved his league-leading batting average to .377…Alexei Ramirez drove in two runs with a single and sac fly and Tyler Flowers collected three singles…Jose Quintana had a quality start, giving up three runs in six innings of work.
Sox Notes of Note
The White Sox have claimed right-handed pitcher Hector Noesi off waivers from the Texas Rangers.
Noesi, 27, has appeared in 69 games (21 starts) over parts of four major-league seasons with the Yankees, Mariners and Rangers…Jose Abreu needs one more home run to tie Albert Pujols (2001), Carlos Delgado (1994) and Kent Hrbek (1982) for the all-time record among rookies in March/April with eight.
White Sox Volunteer Corps
Join our Volunteer Corps on May 10 and help us refurbish a local high school.
We Have Many Candidates, So Support Your White Sox
Balloting for the 85th All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis, begins today. Fans can cast their votes for starters 25 times exclusively at at MLB.com and on whitesox.com.
RIP Connie Marrero, 1911-2014: Cuban Legend Was Oldest Living Major Leaguer
Quote of the Day
Gordon Beckham, talking about his struggles yesterday against the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner in his first game back from a rehab stint at Birmingham.
“There’s not a lot of Max Scherzers throwing around Double-A, I’ll tell you that…”
White Sox vs. Rays at U.S. Cellular Field (6:10 p.m., CT, CSN). Starters: LHP John Danks (2-0, 2.84) for the Sox, LHP Cesar Ramos (0-1, 4.91) for Tampa Bay.
Photo of the Day
How did young Sox fan Miguel Rodriguez get this baseball? Compliments of none other than GM Rick Hahn.