Friday, June 26, 2015 blog post
White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit (6:08 p.m. CT, CSN). Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (3-7, 3.92) for the Sox, RHP Anibal Sanchez (6-7, 4.59) for Detroit.
A clutch three-run triple by Carlos Sanchez with two outs in the top of the 10th inning broke a 5-5 tie and proved to be the difference as the White Sox nipped the Tigers, 8-7, in the opener of the four-game series (click on top link below). David Robertson held the lead in the 10th to record his 15th save…Adam Eaton led off the game with his fourth homer (click on second link), Adam LaRoche doubled in a pair of runs (click on third link) and Avi Garcia and Tyler Flowers added an RBI apiece…Jake Petricka tossed two scoreless innings in relief of starter Carlos Rodon (Jake has a 2.21 ERA since May 2) and Zach Duke threw a scoreless ninth to send it into extras and earn his third win…The Sox benefited from a pair of outstanding double plays in the sixth and seventh off the bats of Miguel Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes that were started beautifully by Sanchez and Gordon Beckham, respectively.
@SoxNerd: …CarlosSanchez delivered the @whitesox first bases-loaded triple in extra innings since May 28, 1953 (ferris fain)
There’s No “I” in Team for Alexei
To Alexei Ramirez’s credit, the veteran shortstop remained a team-first player yesterday despite being held out of the starting lineup because of his recent struggles. Alexei was the first one off the bench to congratulate his teammates (he’s shown below greeting Eaton after the leadoff home run). As it turned out, the short breather may have helped as Ramirez pinch-hit for Conor Gillaspie in the eighth inning, doubled to left and stayed in the game at shortstop.
Quote of the Day
Robin Ventura explains why he walked the Tigers’ Cabrera in the 10th inning yesterday, putting the potential tying and winning runs in scoring position:
“It’s risky, but you don’t tug on Superman’s cape too often. I’m not going to mess with him”
Montas in Futures Game
Top Sox pitching prospect Frankie Montas, now on the starting staff at Class AA Birmingham, has been named to the World Team for the 2015 Futures Game in Cincinnati at 2:00 p.m ET on July 12. The right-hander is 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA and 48 Ks in 60 innings with the Barons this season. Montas also threw a seven-inning no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader earlier this season. He missed last year’s Futures Game because of a knee injury.
Double Duty Classic
Now Batting for the White Sox, Will Ferrell
Watch HBO to see the hilarious Will Ferrell play for the Sox in a spring training game.
White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park (3:08 p.m. CT, CSN). Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (3-8, 5.38) for the Sox, LHP Kyle Ryan (1-1, 3.91) for Detroit.
Photo of the Day