Sox Plan on Minny Turnaround Before Heading Home

Sunday, May 3, 2015

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Today’s News

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Twins at Target Field, Minneapolis (1:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the finale of the four-game series and five-game road trip that began with the one game in Baltimore. Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (1-2, 5.64) for the Sox, RHP Mike Pelfrey (2-0, 2.25) for Minnesota.

Danks will be making his fifth start of the season, third on the road and first against the Twins. It will be his fifth straight start against an American League Central rival. John earned the win in his last start on April 26 vs. Kansas City, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out eight over six innings of work.

Yesterday’s Highlights

Avi Garcia, with a pair of hits and an RBI, extended his hitting streak to eight games and raised his batting average to .320 in yesterday’s loss to the Twins…Melky Cabrera collected three hits with a run scored and is now at .286 on the season…J.B. Shuck and Alexei Ramirez added a pair of hits apiece. Shuck and Micah Johnson each drove in a run.

Quote of the Day

Jeff Samardzija on his first season with the Sox, despite the slow start.

“These guys are great. The staff is awesome. It’s great here. I love the team. I love the feel of being here and how we go about every game.”

Sox Note of Note

Adam Eaton missed his second straight game yesterday due to the flu.

Sanchez En Fuego 

Read all about Carlos Sanchez (pictured in photo below) and his torrid streak at Charlotte.

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20150502&content_id=122008300&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Upcoming Homestand Activities

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/121715650/white-sox-announce-upcoming-series-events

“Championship Giving” Campaign

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/121715650/white-sox-announce-upcoming-series-events

Tomorrow’s Schedule

Off Day. On Tuesday, it will be White Sox vs. Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the first of a three-game series and six-game homestand that continues with a Friday-Sunday interleague series vs. the Reds. Probable Starters: RHP Samardzija (1-2. 4.78) for the Sox, Shane Greene (3-1, 4.60) for Detroit.

Photo of the Day

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3 Comments

Fire the manager.

So much for an exciting season ..yes it’s early but…Ventura is not the coach for this team ..he needs to still learn when to have someone to sacrifice bunt when it is applicable ..common sense. He is dragging the team down. Boring …I love baseball ..so I think I’ll watch other MLB teams…not to lose my interest in baseball.. The Soxs are too predictable n boring. To think I almost brought the pick 14 season pass…I don’t think so…. They picked up where they left off last season. Yes I’m a Soxs Fan … but really ..they got the talent..where is it ???.Ventura ..AKA Lovie Smith. Yawn!!! Oh yeah… Cooper….pitching coach….enough said.

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