Saturday Roundup: A Three-Homer Night, a “Q”uality Start, Danks Looks to Tame Tigers Today
Saturday, June 27, 2015
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit (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 the Tigers.
Last Night’s Highlights
For the second straight day, Adam Eaton led off the game with a homer (No. 5) and Jose Abreu (13) and Tyler Flowers (5) also belted solo shots in the Sox’ 5-4 loss to the Tigers that evened the four-game series at a game apiece…Melky Cabrera added an RBI with his first triple of the season…Jose Quintana went six innings–allowing three runs–for a quality start, but got another no-decision.
The Eaton, Abreu and Flowers homers:
Quote of the Day
Robin on managing these Sox:
“You have to keep them together, keep them pointed in the right direction and there’s an element in here that you don’t want them to cave into it.
“You continue to compete and you have to be able to come out here. You practice right, you get the right mentality going and you go play. And there has to be that expectation there. There is a professionalism that goes with it and whether it’s going good or bad, you better come out ready to compete.
“I get my point across and these guys know that and there are moments that are louder than others. There’s moments that are more poignant than others. But in the end, this is professional baseball and there are standards that are there and I’m trying to make sure those are met. And when they’re not, it becomes a tougher conversation with guys. You’re upfront and they know what’s expected.”
Sox Note of Note
RHP Hector Noesi has been outrighted to Class AAA Charlotte after being designated for assignment.
White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park (12:08 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the four-game series. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (5-4, 4.53) for the Sox, LHP David Price (7-2, 2.42) for Detroit.
Photo of the Day
It was Tim Anderson bobblehead night in Birmingham last evening. The Sox’ No. 1 prospect is having an outstanding season at shortstop for the Class AA Barons and as we posted earlier this week was the MVP of the Southern League All-Star Game.