Sale Takes On Bronx Bombers in Series Finale, JRW Best in U.S.

Sale Takes On Bronx Bombers in Series Finale, JRW Best in U.S.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Today’s News

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY (12:05, CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series and brief three-game road trip. Starters: LHP Chris Sale (10-3, 2.12) for the Sox, LHP Chris Capuano (1-3, 4.35) for New York.

Sale is set to make his 21st start of the season, eighth on the road and second against the Yankees. He is 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA and 51 strikeouts on the road this season. He owns a 16 scoreless inning streak on the road and is 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his last five road outings.

The All-Star lefty ranks among the American League leaders in ERA (2nd, 2.12), winning percentage (2nd, .769), WHIP (2nd, 0.92), strikeouts per nine innings (3rd, 10.46), opponents OPS (3rd, .547), opponents average (4th, .202) and strikeouts (8th, 158). Sale is limiting left-handed hitters to a .135 average this season with just one extra-base hit.

Sox Starting Lineup: Ramirez SS, Sanchez 2B, Abreu 1B, A. Garcia RF, Gillaspie 3B, Konerko DH, Viciedo LF, Flowers C, Danks CF.

Hail to the Champions!

The young men of Jackie Robinson West captured the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series yesterday as a result of their hard-fought 7-5 come-from-behind victory over Las Vegas, the same previously unbeaten team that defeated them 13-2 earlier in the tournament.

The White Sox organization couldn’t be prouder of what these youngsters have accomplished and what they’ve meant to the South Side, the entire City of Chicago and fans of the underdog everywhere. A special shout-out to the JRW players who are members of the White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) program: Cameron BuffordBrandon GreenJoshua HoustonEd HowardMarquis Jackson and Trey Hondras.

JRW plays in the Little League international championship game this afternoon against Seoul, South Korea, at  2:00 p.m., CT, on ABC (Channel 7 in Chicago).

Plays of the Day

Jose Abreu went 2-3 with a walk and an RBI (his major-league leading 94th), Carlos Sanchez doubled and delivered his first MLB run batted in and Alexei Ramirez drove in another in yesterday’s loss to the Yankees–on the day former New York manager Joe Torre had his number retired and a plaque in his honor installed along with the other NYY legends in Monument Park. Matt Lindstrom pitched two scoreless innings in relief off of starter Scott Carroll.

The Eaton Report

In his first rehab game with Class AAA Charlotte, Adam Eaton went 2-5 with a double and a run scored in the Knights’ 11-inning victory over Norfolk last night.

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Rodon Back on the Mound

Our 2014 No. 1 draft pick Carlos Rodon makes his second start today with Charlotte vs. Norfolk. The young lefty threw three solid innings in his Knights debut.

Quote of the Day

Newcomer Carlos Sanchez on Carlos Sanchez (through an interpreter via the Sun-Times):

“Someone who gives 100 percent and effort out on the field day-in and day-out in everything he has to do whether it is offensively or ­defensively or on the bases, whatever. That’s what [the fans] will see.’’

Tomorrow’s Schedule

Off Day. On Tuesday, White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN+) in the opener of a three-game series and seven-game homestand that continues with four vs. the Tigers starting on Friday night. Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (6-10, 3.25) for the Sox, T.J. House (2-3, 3.80) for the Tribe.

Photo of the Day

Yankees’ Hall of Famer Yogi Berra, at Yankee Stadium for Joe Torre Day, visits with Sox trainer Herm Schneider and skipper Robin Ventura. Both Herm and Robin spent time in the Bronx, the former as the assistant trainer in the 1970s and the latter as a player during the 2002-03 seasons under Torre.

Robin to Yogi: “You never told me how hard managing is.”

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