Sox Gear Up For Tribe and Tigers While Chicago Prepares for JRW Rally and Parade
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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, LHP T.J. House (2-3, 3.80) for the Tribe. “Q” is 3-0 with a 2.66 ERA in four career games (five starts) against the Tribe.
Adam Eaton has been activated from the disabled list and his rehab assignment at Class AAA Charlotte. Jordan Danks has been optioned to the Knights.
Eaton ranks among the American League leaders in triples (T2nd, 7), on-base percentage (T7th, .370) and average (9th, .304). He is batting .435 over his last 22 games.
In related news, outfielder Moises Sierra began his rehab assignment with Charlotte last night and went 2-5 with a run scored. He has been on the DL with a strained left oblique.
Welcome Home, JRW!
Tomorrow’s celebratory welcome home rally and parade to honor the United States champion Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers will begin on the South Side and end at Millenium Park. The rally will commence at 9:00 a.m. at Jackie Robinson Park (10540 S. Morgan Park St.). The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m., will continue to Millenium Park and a second rally will begin there around 11:00 a.m. The regular Wednesday fireworks at Navy Pier this week also will be dedicated to the champions.
Beginning at 10 a.m., CSN will be on hand to describe all of the rally and parade activities with Chuck Garfien, Kip Lewis and Frank Thomas reporting.
Kevin Coe, the White Sox manager of youth baseball initiatives, talked about JRW’s spectacular run on Channel 32 (click on link below):
Make Way for the Champs
An Encouraging Endorsement for 2015
Charlotte’s Wilkins, Phegley International League Postseason All-Stars
Pictured below, Southpaw and the White Sox Volunteer Corps teamed up with Chicago Cares to build planter boxes, bean bag sets and benches at Park Lawn Charity in Oak Park.
Quote of the Day
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, WCIU). Starters: RHP Hector Noesi (7-8, 4.39) for the Sox, RHP Corey Kluber (13-7, 2.46) for Cleveland.
Photo/Video of the Day
JRW’s Trey Hondras (pictured below), who also is in the White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) program, talks about the phone call he and his teammates received from President Obama on Sunday (click on the link for video):