It’s “Q” and Sox vs. Kluber and Tribe
Saturday, September 6, 2014
White Sox vs. Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland (6:05 p.m., CT, WGN). Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (7-10, 3.44) for the Sox, RHP Corey Kluber (13-9, 2.34) for the Tribe.
Plays of the Day
Alexei Ramirez hit his 14th homer (click on link below) and Jose Abreu tripled, singled, drew an intentional walk, raised his batting average to .324 and extended his latest hitting streak to 14 in last night’s 2-1 loss in 10 innings to the Indians…Chris Sale registered a no-decision, but lowered his American League-leading ERA to 2.09. He allowed just a first-inning run on five hits while striking out five in six innings…Daniel Webb and Javy Guerra each pitched a perfect inning in relief of Sale.
PK Sidelined, Alexei Bruised
Paul Konerko has a sesamoid fracture in his left hand. The injury is not season-ending but he could miss up to a week, depending on the pain…Ramirez’s homer came in the third inning. In the fifth, he left the game with a bruised left foot after being hit by a pitch.
Quotes of the Day
Tyler Flowers (pictured below with tonight’s starter Quintana, a native of Colombia) on how speaking Spanish has worked to his advantage (via Daryl Van Schouwen, Sun-Times):
“We seem to be adding more Spanish-speaking guys, so it doesn’t hurt to be able to communicate, not only baseball-wise but personally. I find it beneficial and a little more imperative right now, being a catcher, because we have a few more Spanish-speaking pitchers as well, and there isn’t anyone who can translate out there.’’
Adam Eaton and his wife have purchased Rosetta Stone software as they intend to follow Flowers’ example. Adam explains why:
“I want to brush up on my Spanish to be a complete team guy. Hopefully, we’ll surprise a few of the Spanish-speaking guys in spring training.’’
White Sox vs. Indians at Progressive Field (12:05, CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series and five-game road trip. Starters: RHP Scott Carroll (5-9, 5.07) for the Sox, RHP Carlos Carrasco (6-4, 2.94) for Cleveland.
Photo of the Day
CSN’s Chuck Garfien visited with a pair of White Sox World Champions: Jon Garland and Scott Podsednik.