Shark Goes For Fifth Win and Series Victory
Sunday, June 7, 2015
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the rubber game of the three-game series. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (4-3, 4.68) for the Sox, RHP Alfredo Simon (5-3, 2.97) for Detroit.
Last Night’s Highlights
Alexei Ramirez doubled in a run (click on top link below) and singled and Adam LaRoche had a pair of base hits in the loss to the Tigers…LaRoche is now batting .348 in his last 12 games…And enjoy a terrific defensive play by Gordon Beckham at third (click on bottom link):
Quote of the Day
LaRoche on Friday night’s game-tying homer that set the stage for the Sox’ dramatic extra-inning win:
“Down to our final out there and it allowed us to keep playing and get a win. I can’t say I ever had a goal on home runs or a mark I wanted to hit. Just looking back, it’s neat, the ones you do remember and this will definitely be one of them. I won’t forget this one. Pretty cool.”
Before today’s game, the White Sox placed lefty reliever Dan Jennings on the 15-day disabled list and have purchased the contract of right-hander Junior Guerra, who posted a 2.72 ERA at Class AAA Charlotte.
Nate Jones on the Comeback Trail
Sox Wives Help Toy Drive
Here are a couple of White Sox wives generously helping out with the Toy Drive last night at Southpaw‘s birthday celebration. Hmm, Nos. 21 and 52. Venture to guess who their husbands are? Answers will appear in tomorrow’s post.
Just a Reminder
The Sox have the eighth pick in Major League Baseball’s 2015 First Year Player Draft, which gets underway tomorrow night. You can watch it live on the MLB Network and MLB.com, starting at 5:00 p.m. CT.
White Sox vs. Astros at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale (5-2, 3.27) for the Sox, RHP Lance McCullers (2-0, 1.88) for Houston.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 55 on June 4 at U.S. Cellular Field, the first-place White Sox squeezed by the Indians, 6-5, and improved to 37-18 on the season. Paul Konerko smashed his 14th homer, a solo shot, Joe Crede hit a two-run blast for No. 7 and Aaron Rowand went 2-3 with a pair of runs batted in. Jon Garland upped his record to 9-2 and Dustin Hermanson chalked up his 13th save.
Photo of the Day
Hidden ball trick?