Monday, July 13, 2015
The White Sox enter the All-Star break having won four straight series (Cardinals, Orioles, Blue Jays and Cubs), four of their last five games and nine of 12–looking to carry the momentum forward in the second half with scenes like the one above.
Quote of the Day
Robin on the team’s recent performance:
“We played well the last two weeks; we had a good run at it going into the break…we pitched well, we played defense and scored some runs.”
Royals Up Next After Break
After the Monday-Thursday break, the White Sox face the Royals in a four-game series beginning with a day-night doubleheader on Friday. The first game begins at 1:10 p.m. CT on CSN, the nightcap at 7:10 p.m. CT on WGN. Sox probables: RHP Jeff Samardzija in Game 1, LHP John Danks in Game 2.
Friday also marks the start of the 2005 World Championship Reunion Weekend:
Although he was tagged with the loss in the finale vs. the Cubs, Jose Quintana enjoyed his ninth consecutive quality outing. In 7.1 innings of work, he gave up three runs and struck out nine…Adam Eaton plated Carlos Sanchez on a safety squeeze in the sixth inning (click on link)…That’s Q below in the 1950s throwback road uni the Sox wore to honor Minnie Minoso.
Sale an All-Star Veteran
Chris Sale, who will be representing the Sox Tuesday night at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati, is already a four-time All-Star and very familiar with the surroundings. He is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in three appearances (four innings pitched) and was the winning pitcher for the American League in 2013, pitching two perfect innings in the AL’s 3-0 triumph at New York’s Citi Field.
Here’s Chris tipping his cap during the introductions at the 2012 All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City (top photo); en route to his 2013 win in New York (center); and on the mound last year in the Midsummer Classic at Target Field in Minnesota.
Photos of the Day
Jose Abreu and the Cubs’ Jorge Soler brought a youth team from Cuba to play in the United States. Here’s Abreu with the youngsters before yesterday’s game and in an emotional reunion with his Little League coach, who traveled to the U.S. with the team.