Showdown in Motown
Friday, April 17, 2015
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit (12:08 p.m., CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija for the Sox, LHP David Price for the Tigers.
Sox Starting Lineup: Eaton CF, Cabrera LF, Abreu 1B, Garcia RF, LaRoche DH, Ramirez SS, Beckham 3B, Soto C, Bonifacio 2B
Meet Adam LaRoche
Petricka Starts Rehab on a Good Note
Jake Petricka made his first injury rehab appearance for Class AAA Charlotte last night and pitched a scoreless sixth inning in the Knights’ victory.
New Melissa McCarthy Movie to be Filmed at U.S. Cellular Field
While the Sox are on the road in Milwaukee on May 12 and 13, popular comedic actress Melissa McCarthy, who was born just outside of Chicago in Plainfield, Illinois, will be at U.S. Cellular Field to shoot scenes for the upcoming movie, Michelle Darnell.
Quote of the Day
Don Cooper on a recent conversation he had with Chris Sale (via CBS Chicago):
“We were talking, and I said, ‘You know, I got to tell you something. You’re the best pitcher I’ve ever been lucky enough to have, and I appreciate you. I’m not talking about…gameday. Certainly, I appreciate you in there.’ Here’s the things I appreciate most from him. One, he wants to be good, you know. He wants to be one of the top guys.
“I appreciated him for that, his desire and hunger to be good.
“As a pitching coach, he’s a dream.
“Our biggest job, my biggest job, is to keep this guy healthy because if he’s healthy, he’s got to go out there and do some special things, which we’ve all seen since he arrived here in Chicago.”
White Sox vs. Tigers in Detroit (1:10 p.m., CT, WGN). Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale for the Sox, RHP Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers.
Photo of the Day
A quite formidable 1-2: Shark today, Sale tomorrow