Rookie Bassitt Takes On A’s and Samardzija
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
White Sox vs. A’s at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, WCIU). Starters: RHP Chris Bassitt (0-1, 7.36) for the Sox, RHP Jeff Samardzija (4-5, 3.70) for Oakland.
Quote of the Day
Bassitt (pictured above) on his transition from the minor leagues to the majors:
“It’s more coming here and realizing what you need to work on. There are a lot of things I got away with in Double-A just because I overmatched a lot of people.”
Plays of the Day
Dayan Viciedo belted his 20th homer of the season, a solo shot off of Jon Lester, in last night’s loss to the A’s (click on link below). This is the second time Tank has hit 20-plus homers in his career (25 in 2012)…Avi Garcia collected a pair of singles and has now recorded three multi-hit efforts over his last seven games. He’s hitting .321 during that span.
Hawk’s Random Act of Kindness
White Sox vs. A’s at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the finale of the four-game series. Starters: LHP Chris Sale (11-3, 2.09) for the Sox, LHP Scott Kazmir (14-7, 3.42) for Oakland.
Photo of the Day
In case you missed it from Monday night’s Bark at the Park: This dog is serious about watching his/her Sox.