Red Alert: Sox Face Cincy After Series Win Over Tigers

Friday, May 8, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Reds at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN+) in the opener of a three-game interleague series. Probable Starters: RHP Hector Noesi (0-3, 6.75) for the Sox, RHP Jason Marquis (3-1, 5.22) for Cincinnati.

The Sox have played the Reds in six previous interleague series. We have a commanding 14-3 advantage–4-1 at home, 10-2 on the road.

Yesterday’s Highlights

With victories in the first two games, the Sox came away with a much-needed series win over the Tigers despite dropping yesterday’s finale…After driving in the game-winner on Wednesday night, Avi Garcia drove in his ninth run of the season with a single (click on link below)…Starter Jose Quintana gave up just a pair of runs and four hits while striking out eight in five innings of work…Jake Petricka tossed a perfect sixth, Zach Putnam got the final out in the eighth and pitched a perfect ninth.

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/v105386883/detcws-garcia-ties-game-with-rbi-knock/?affiliateId=clubMEGAMENU#

Everybody Loves Avi

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Sale

Chris Sale dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension resulting from his involvement in the April 23 on-field incident vs. the Royals. He can return to pitch on five days rest May 12 vs. Milwaukee.

The Maturation of Micah

http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/micah-johnson-beginning-settle-white-sox

Sox’ Class A Affiliate Winston-Salem Scores Record Nine Runs in One Inning

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20150507&content_id=122982814&fext=.jsp&vkey=recap&sid=t580

Quote of the Day

Sox EVP Ken Williams:

“I said early on that it’s a team that’s built for the long haul, and that I wouldn’t get too concerned with a slow start because of that fact…”

All Hail the Blackhawks

Congrats to our hockey brethren, who completed the sweep of the Wild last night and move on to the Western Conference Final for the third year in a row and fifth time in the last seven years. They’ll face either Anaheim or Calgary.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Reds at U.S. Cellular Field (6:10 p.m., CT, WGN). Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (0-0, 2.84) for the Sox, making his first big-league start, vs. RHP Johnny Cueto (2-3, 2.72).

2005 Flashback

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…

In Game 26 on May 3 vs. the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field, Carl Everett‘s two-run double in the eighth inning gave the Sox a 5-4 advantage. Shingo Takatsu came in the ninth to preserve the lead and record his seventh save in relief of winning pitcher Mark Buehrle (4-1), who tossed eight innings. The first-place Sox won their third in a row and raised their record to 19-7.

Photo of the Day

Speaking of champions, here are five members of the 1917 World Champion White Sox. That’s Shoeless Joe Jackson in the center.

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