Danks Looking to Ground Redbirds, Saladino Sizzles and Kaminsky’s Fun Day at the Ballpark

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Cardinals at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m.  CT, CSN) in the finale of the two-game series and six-game homestand. Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (5-8, 4.98) for the Sox, RHP Lance Lynn (7-5, 2.79) for St. Louis.

Danks is set to make his 18th start of the season and 10th at home. He earned the win in his last start on July 17 vs. the Royals, allowing four hits over six scoreless innings in the Sox’ 2-0 victory. John is making his first start career against the Cards.

Last Night’s Highlights

Tyler Saladino (No. 18 pictured below) homered for the second straight game, a two-run shot, collected a pair of singles and scored twice in the Sox’ 8-5 loss. He’s now batting .355 with the two homers and four RBI in his short time in the big leagues…Geovany Soto belted a solo home run, his sixth, and Jose Abreu and Melky Cabrera each drove in a run.

The Saladino and Soto home runs:

http://www.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=278367483

http://www.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=278343983

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Quote of the Day

Lifelong Sox fan, former Wisconsin Badger, 2015 College Basketball Player of the Year and current Charlotte Hornet Frank Kaminsky had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial pitch before last night’s game. He tweeted this after taking some BP:

@whitesox: This is harder than I thought it would be!” – @FSKPart3

Die-hard fan Kris Grahnke on Meeting his Sox Heroes: “I’m Really at a Loss for Words”

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/7-21-2015/Grahnke-cherishes-special-day-with-White-Sox/

Chicago Beer Geeks enjoy Specialty Beer Night, Rave About the Ballpark

During Specialty Beer Night, the Sox hosted Chicago Beer Geeks, a group of local beer and drinks bloggers who have a loyal online following. Below is a post from their visit:

“Fan amenities are a big reason why (U.S. Cellular Field) is the best venue in town to catch a game in my opinion. This place has it all; a fundamentals deck in left field where kids can run bases and take batting practice. There’s a sports bar in the bullpen, rain rooms for cool mist on host summer days. Not to mention nine sculptures dedicated to White Sox legends throughout the park.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a four-game series and eight-game road trip that continues with four in Boston. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (6-5, 4.08) for the Sox, RHP Trevor Bauer (8-6, 4.03) for the Tribe.

Photos of the Day

Kaminsky’s great adventure.

http://www.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=278337283

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