Wednesday, May 13, 2015
White Sox vs. Brewers at Miller Park (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the rubber match of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (1-3, 5.03) for the Sox, RHP Jimmy Nelson (1-3, 4.00) for Milwaukee.
Last Night’s Highlights
Chris Sale was back to his usual All-Star self last night, tossing eight strong innings in the Sox’ 4-2 victory. He gave up just two runs, three hits and a walk while striking out 11 Brewers for his third win of the season (click on link below)…David Robertson came on in the bottom of the ninth and retired Milwaukee hitters 1-2-3 with two strikeouts to earn his sixth save…With the score tied 2-2 heading into the eighth, the Sox took a 3-2 lead on Alexei Ramirez‘s sac fly and added an insurance run in the ninth on a Jose Abreu single.
Quote of the Day
GM Rick Hahn talked to the media before last night’s game about the state of the Sox:
“Obviously, I was very pleased to see the fight in the club to battle back last night (Monday) and make it a ballgame in the end. But we need to start playing more consistently on the road. There are no two ways about it.
“You guys who are with us regularly see how hard these guys work at home and on the road, how early guys are here and how much effort is involved and how the preparation isn’t much different at home than it is on the road, but the results have been. Now is the time to get going.”
Rowand in the Booth, on the Diamond
Former White Sox outfielder Aaron Rowand will be in the broadcast booth this weekend in Oakland along with Hawk Harrelson while Steve Stone is away. And a week from Saturday Rowand will represent the Sox for the second straight year as one of 30 former major-league players who will participate in the annual Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Rowand, of course, was the consummate “grinder” as the centerfielder on the 2005 World Champion Sox. An outstanding defensive outfielder, Aaron hit .283 in five seasons in a White Sox uniform.
Hall of Famers Rollie Fingers, Tom Glavine, Phil Niekro, Tony Perez, Ozzie Smith and Robin Yount will serve as managers for the Classic.
Off Day. On Friday, White Sox vs. A’s at O.co Coliseum, Oakland (9:05 p.m. CT, CSN). Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (1-0, 2.92), now in the rotation, vs. RHP Jesse Hahn (1-3, 4.73) for the Athletics.
Celebrating the Sox’ 2005 championship season…
In Game 31 on May 8 at Toronto, Jermaine Dye crushed a two-run homer, Juan Uribe belted a solo shot, Mark Buehrle won his fifth game of the season and the White Sox nipped the Blue Jays, 5-4, for their eighth straight victory. The first-place Sox improved to 24-7 on the season.
Photo of the Day
The closer closed.