Countdown to Opening Day

Monday, March 30, 2015

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Today’s News

A Week From Today: Kansas City Here We Come

The White Sox are down to their last four days in Arizona, then head to Charlotte for an exhibition game against the Class AAA Knights on Friday. The Sox have Saturday and Sunday off before the opener in K.C. next Monday, April 6.

The remaining spring schedule is as follows.

Today: vs. Cleveland (Camelback Ranch-Glendale)

Tomorrow: at L.A. Dodgers (Camelback Ranch-Glendale)

Wednesday: vs. San Diego (SS) (Camelback Ranch-Glendale), vs. Seattle (SS) (at Peoria)

Thursday: at Arizona (Salt River Fields)

Friday: at Charlotte

Saturday: Off

Sunday: Off

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Indians at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m., CT). Probable Starters: RHP Hector Noesi for the Sox, RHP Trevor Bauer for Cleveland.

Yesterday’s Highlights

A couple catchers–George Kottaras who was actually playing behind the plate and Tyler Flowers who was in the DH slot–led the White Sox offense in yesterday’s 4-1 win over the Indians at Goodyear. In the fourth inning, Flowers doubled in a run to tie the Tribe at 1-1 (click on top link below) and after a walk to J.B. Shuck, Kottaras doubled home both runners to give us a 3-1 lead (click on bottom link below)…In the fifth, Conor Gillaspie singled in Micah Johnson after the rookie collected his second base hit of the game…Sox pitching was outstanding. Scott Carroll went three innings, allowing one run, none earned, on two hits and a walk with a strikeout…David Robertson, who has been experiencing some soreness in his pitching arm, pitched a scoreless fourth and felt good after the game…Arcenio Leon pitched two perfect innings and Jace Fry, the Sox’ third-round pick in last year’s draft, threw three scoreless frames to earn the save.

http://m.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/8878818/v57061183/?c_id=cws

http://atmlb.com/1F7oyLj

Best Wishes to Chris on Number 26

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Kyle Drabek’s Whirlwind

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/115427114/chicago-white-sox-get-first-look-at-kyle-drabek-as-he-throws-first-bullpen?tcid=tw_share

Final Four

There will be some good-natured ribbing this week among Sox staff leading up to Final Four Saturday. In one of the two semi-final games, Assistant Athletic Trainer Brian Ball‘s Kentucky Wildcats go up against the Wisconsin Badgers of Senior Executive Vice President Howard Pizer, Senior Director of of Media Relations Bob Beghtol and Director of Digital Communications Brad Boron. There will be more tension prior to the championship game a week from tonight if Senior Coordinator of Social Media Colleen Maxwell‘s Michigan State Spartans defeat Duke in the other semi-final and challenge either Kentucky or Wisconsin.

Quote of the Day

Jose Quintana‘s response was short and sweet after allowing just one earned run in six innings against the A’s on Saturday, giving him a 2.92 Cactus League ERA.

“I’m ready.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Dodgers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m., CT, CSN).

Photo of the Day

Robertson after his performance: “I feel good. I feel like I’m throwing the ball better than I was earlier in camp. I just needed a little time to get the soreness out, have my body recoup and get ready for the next outing.”

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