Holy Melkman, Robin!
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m, CT, CSN). Probable Starters: RHP Hector Noesi for the Sox, Carlos Carrasco for the Tribe.
With one out in the ninth, The Sox quickly erased a 3-0 deficit and a potentially unsettling loss into a thrilling come-from-behind 4-3 walk-off victory over the Indians that had to put a huge smile on the face of skipper Robin Ventura. Here is how it unfolded: Avi Garcia doubled, Conor Gillaspie walked and each moved up a base on a wild pitch. Alexei Ramirez then sent a long double off the centerfield wall, scoring both Garcia and Gillaspie. Tyler Flowers followed with a single, sending Ramirez to third, and Gordon Beckham tied the score at 3-3 with another single. Flowers moved to third and Beckham to second on Adam Eaton’s single and Melky Cabrera drove in Flowers with the game-winning hit…David Robertson pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts for his first win in a Sox uniform.
** Carlos Rodon on being promoted to the Sox: “It’s a dream come true.”
** GM Rick Hahn: “(Rodon) makes us stronger, makes us better.”
** Carlos’ high school coach weighs in: http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/carlos-rodon%E2%80%99s-high-school-coach-sees-white-sox-getting-great-pitcher-person/
And here’s Rodon visiting with Sox coach Todd Steverson.
Quotes of the Day
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija for the Sox, Corey Kluber for the Tribe.
Photo of the Day
A welcome sight after the ninth-inning rally: