Quintana Looks to Halt Mariners

Friday, August 8, 2014

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Mariners at Safeco Field, Seattle (9:10 p.m., CT, CSN). Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (6-7, 3.04) for the Sox, RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (9-6, 2.94) for Seattle.

“Q” will be making his 24th start of the season and 14th on the road. Seven of his last nine starts have been quality and he is 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA and 56 strikeouts during that span.

Jose didn’t factor in the decision in his last start vs. the Mariners on July 5 at home despite allowing only four hits and striking out a season-high-tying 10 over 7.2 scoreless innings.

Play of the Day

Dayan Viciedo belted his 15th homer of the season, a two-run shot, in last night’s loss to the Mariners (click on link below):

http://atmlb.com/X5HNUQ

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Putnam Activated

Zach Putnam will be back in the Sox bullpen tonight after being activated from the disabled list. Andre Rienzo was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte after last night’s game to make room for Putnam on the 25-man roster.

Wimpy’s Back

Tom “Wimpy” Paciorek, who is filling in for Steve Stone on the TV broadcasts all weekend in Seattle, played for both the Sox (1982-85) and the Mariners (1978-81) in his 18-year major-league career.

Coop-less in Seattle (and San Francisco)

Don Cooper, still dealing with a bout of vertigo, will miss the entire west coast road trip.

Happy Birthday, Karko!

It’s birthday No. 51 for former catcher Ron Karkovice, who spent his entire 12-year major-league career with the White Sox.

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Memories

On this date in 1976, the Sox became the first major-league team to wear shorts during a game. For the record, we won 5-2 over the Royals in Game 1 of a twin bill and were 5-5 in stolen bases (via @ckamka). That’s former Sox outfielder Ralph Garr pictured below along with then-coach Minnie Minoso.

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Quote of the Day

Sox first base/outfield coach Daryl Boston on Adam Eaton‘s style of play:

“He’s fearless, man. In the past we didn’t have that and with this ball club we feel like we always have a chance when we have guys who play like that.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Mariners at Safeco Field (8:10 p.m., CT, CSN). Starters: RHP Hector Noesi  (6-8, 4.97) for the Sox, LHP James Paxton (2-0, 2.76) for Seattle.

Photo/Video of the Day

Enjoy the July of Abreu.

http://m.mlb.com/video/v35160749/?partnerId=as_cws_20140807_29328166

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