Saturday, May 30, 2015
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Astros at Minute Maid Park, Houston (3:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (2-5, 4.67) for the Sox, LHP Dallas Keuchel (6-1, 1.98) for the ‘Stros.
Last Night’s Highlights
The bench came through in a big way last night as the White Sox won the opener of the three-game series over the Astros, 6-3, in 11 innings…Geovany Soto replaced Jose Abreu (right index finger irritation) in the eighth inning as Tyler Flowers moved to first base. All Soto did was deliver the eventual game-winning, two-run double in the 11th to give the Sox a 5-3 lead. Adam LaRoche‘s single added an insurance run… In the fifth inning, Gordon Beckham pinch-hit for Conor Gillaspie and gave the Sox a 2-1 advantage with a sac fly. Then, in the eighth, Beckham led off the inning with his third homer of the season, a solo shot, to tie the score at 3-3…Carlos Rodon had a strong outing, allowing just one earned run over 6.1 innings…Daniel Webb (1.2), Zach Putnam (1.1), Dan Jennings (0.2) and closer David Robertson (1.0) pitched scoreless ball in relief of the rookie. Jennings was credited with his first win of the year and Robertson his 10th save.
Enjoy the Soto double, Beckham homer and Rodon outing:
Quote of the Day
Robin on last night’s game and having to deal with injuries:
“It was a nice win. These guys battled, but I think you look at team wins you’ll have at some point and this is a big one because it was a bit of a MASH unit. Got a little messy there, limited on who we could use and mixing and matching. We started moving guys all over the place, just trying to figure out who you got and who’s available.”
Give the Save to the Skipper
Flowers tumbled into the dugout in the fourth inning last night, attempting to snare a foul pop, and his skipper was there to help him. Perhaps it gives new meaning to the term, “player’s manager.” Take a look:
Webb is Latest Sox Call-Up
White Sox vs. Astros at Minute Maid Park (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (2-4, 5.96) for the Sox, RHP Roberto Hernandez (2-3, 4.77) for Houston.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
Minute Maid Park will always have a special place in the hearts of White Sox fans in that it was the site of our first World Series triumph in 88 years. Can’t forget, won’t forget, don’t want to forget.
Photo of the Day
Beckham’s game-tying home run last night came off of Astros’ reliever Chad Qualls. For those of you who don’t remember, that’s the same Qualls who surrendered the now-legendary grand slam homer to Paul Konerko in Game 2 of the ’05 World Series.