Shark Time

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Today’s News

The Game

White Sox vs. Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, Toronto (11:37 a.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. RHP Jeff Samardzija (4-2, 4.28) for the Sox, RHP Marco Estrada (1-3, 3.90) for the Jays.

Shark is set to make his 10th start of the season, sixth on the road and first against Toronto. He earned the win in his last start on May 22 vs. the Twins, allowing just two runs and a season-low three hits over eight innings.

Samardzija will be making his second career appearance vs. the Blue Jays. He’s 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA, allowing a run in seven innings in his previous start against Toronto.

Last Night’s Highlights

The White Sox mounted comeback after comeback after comeback, but when it was all said and done it was just too much Josh Donaldson, who capped off an outstanding individual night with a three-run, walk-off blast in the ninth, to give the Jays a dramatic 10-9 victory and a heartbreaking defeat for the Sox…In addition to the nine-run output, the Sox offense had a 14-hit game as everybody in the lineup registered at least one…Jose Abreu belted a three-run homer, his eighth (click on link below), and had four RBI; Melky Cabrera and Alexei Ramirez each collected two hits and an RBI; Adam Eaton, Gordon Beckham and Carlos Sanchez each recorded a hit and drove in a run; and Adam LaRoche, J.B. Shuck and Tyler Flowers had a pair of hits apiece.

Quote of the Day

Robin, indicating that the best is yet to come for Melky:

“He’s hit the ball hard. Our last series (vs. the Twins), he lined out quite a bit, and it was on the barrel and it was hard. It’s a good sign to see that…You always like the sign of a guy swinging that way and being on time, and he’s been that way.”


Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Orioles at Oriole Park, Camden Yards, Baltimore in a makeup doubleheader from the April 27 and 28 postponements due to the civil unrest in the city.

Game 1 (12:05 p.m. CT, WGN). Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale (3-2, 4.21) for the Sox, TBA for the O’s.

Game 2 (30 minutes after the first game, CSN) Probable Starters: RHP Chris Beck (0-0, 0.00), who will be making his big-league debut, for the Sox vs. TBA for the Orioles.

Photos of the Day

Happy Birthday to The Big Hurt! Hall of Famer Frank Thomas is 47 today.


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