Round 2 of Sox-Tigers Series Postponed Due to Rain
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The game has been postponed due to rain. Fans should keep their game tickets and parking coupons until a makeup date is determined. This marks the first White Sox postponement of the season.
Plays of the Day
In last night’s 6-5 victory over the Tigers, the first four hitters in the Sox lineup went 9-18 with three doubles, a triple, a homer, four runs scored and six RBI. The foursome also had nine of the Sox’ 11 hits.
Adam Eaton: 2-5, including a triple, an RBI and a run scored
Gordon Beckham: 3-5, including two doubles, a run scored and an RBI
Conor Gillaspie: 2-4, two RBI and a run scored
Jose Abreu: 2-4, a two-run homer and a double
Hector Noesi went 5.2 innings for his second straight win. Scott Downs (0.1 IP), Jake Petricka (1.1), and Zach Putman (0.2) pitched scoreless ball in relief and Ronald Belisario came on in the ninth and earned his sixth save.
Watch Abreu’s homer: http://atmlb.com/1xAtTaN
Pitching, Pitching, Pitching
White Sox starters own an American League-best 3.16 ERA in 19 games since May 20…the Sox bullpen has recorded a 1.69 ERA over its last 12 games.
Outfielder Courtney Hawkins (pictured below, top), the Sox first-round pick in 2012, and shortstop Tim Anderson (pictured below, bottom), our top pick in 2013, will represent Winston-Salem (High A) at the California-Carolina League All-Star Game on June 17 in Wilmington, Del.
Quote of the Day
GM Rick Hahn on the Sox draft:
“We’re thrilled with our draft. Taking Carlos (Rodon) in the first round, we get a high-ceiling, close-to-the-majors potential front-end piece to fit in with this rebuilding plan that we have going on now.
“But behind him, in being able to get Spencer Adams in the second round–a high-ceiling high school kid, who a lot of people thought would be gone in the first round–was a nice follow-up. The kid, (Jace) Fry, we took in the third, was the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year and is a polished left-handed starter who potentially could come quick as well.
“There’s a lot of other guys of note that we were pleased to get, but I think those first three really set a great tone there.”
White Sox vs. Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, WCIU). Probable starters: LHP John Danks (4-5, 4.32) for the Sox, RHP Justin Verlander (6-5, 4.19) for Detroit.
Photo/Video of the Day
What a catch by Eaton, robbing Victor Martinez in the second inning.