It All Begins Today
Monday, April 6, 2015
White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (3:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the season opener. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija for the Sox, RHP Yordano Ventura for K.C.
Sox Starting Lineup: Adam Eaton CF, Melky Cabrera LF, Jose Abreu 1B, Adam LaRoche DH, Avi Garcia RF, Alexei Ramirez SS, Conor Gillaspie 3B, Tyler Flowers C, Micah Johnson 2B
Pitchers (11): Samardzija, Jose Quintana, John Danks, Hector Noesi, David Robertson, Zach Duke, Zach Putnam, Matt Albers, Dan Jennings, Javy Guerra, Kyle Drabek
Catchers (2): Flowers, Geovany Soto
Infielders (8): Abreu, LaRoche, Ramirez, Gillaspie, Johnson, Gordon Beckham, Emilio Bonifacio, Carlos Sanchez.
Outfielders (4): Cabrera, Eaton, Garcia, J.B. Shuck
Disabled List: Chris Sale (foot), Jake Petricka (right forearm) and Erik Surkamp (back strain) are all on the 15-day DL retroactive to March 27.
Quotes of the Day
Skipper Robin Ventura on Samardzija making the Opening Day start (via Scott Merkin, whitesox.com):
“The football (background) that he has, and the athletic part of him, just attitude-wise and everything, it suits up well for him to be able to have an Opening Day (start). Guys will be excited with him. Personality-wise, he likes to go after it.”
For Hahn, Father Knows Best
Off Day. On Wednesday, it’ll be the White Sox vs. Royals (7:10 p.m., CT, WGN) at Kauffman Stadium. Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana for the Sox, LHP Danny Duffy for the Royals.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the White Sox’ championship season…
The Sox began their title run with a 1-0 Opening Day victory over Cleveland on April 4 at U.S. Cellular Field. Mark Buehrle pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and Shingo Takatsu pitched a perfect ninth for the save. Aaron Rowand drove in the lone run and Paul Konerko doubled and scored. Ironically, the Sox clinched the World Series by the same 1-0 score in Game 4 vs. the Astros.
Photo/Video of the Day