Sox Win Third Straight Series, Rodon Ready to Face A’s on Friday
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Last Night’s Highlights
Jose Quintana pitched a stellar seven-plus innings and Avi Garcia (No. 3) and Adam LaRoche (No. 4) hit back-to-back homers (click on links below) in a three-run first inning as the White Sox won their third straight series, downing the Brewers, 4-2, in the rubber match of the three-game set…Quintana gave up just one run on four hits and a lone walk while striking out a season-high 10 batters for his second win…Jake Petricka came on in relief of Quintana with one on in the eighth, gave up a couple of hits, but induced a double play ball to end the inning…David Robertson pitched the ninth and earned his seventh save.
Garcia leads the White Sox this season in average (.322), hits (38), runs scored (18) and multi-hit games (13)…Avi has hit safely in 16 of his last 18 contests dating back to April 22 and ranks among the American League leaders in hits and average.
Quote of the Day
Robertson after last night’s game (via whitesox.com):
“The last two series have been really good for us. We’ve had a good atmosphere in the dugout, the guys have been playing really hard, the offense is coming through, the pitching is doing well. We’re just playing a lot better brand of baseball now.”
Robin on MLB Network
Sodfather and Son
After today’s off day, it will be the White Sox vs. the A’s at O.co Coliseum, Oakland (9:05 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series on Friday. Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (1-0, 2.92)–now in the starting rotation–for the Sox, RHP Jesse Hahn (1-3, 4.73) for the Athletics.
Photo of the Day
Rodon will be seeking his second major-league victory on Friday night after winning his first in his initial start last Saturday against the Reds. He allowed just two runs and four hits along with eight strikeouts in six innings of work.