Consider the Drink Stirred
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 28, 2015
White Sox vs. Red Sox at Fenway Park, Boston (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN) as the Sox look to win their sixth straight. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (7-5, 3.91) for our Sox, LHP Wade Miley (8-8, 4.33) for the Bosox.
Shark is set to make his 21st start of the season, 12th on the road and first vs. Boston. Samardzija earned the win in his last start on July 23 at Cleveland, allowing one run on four hits over eight innings. He has worked at least seven innings in his last nine starts, the longest streak this year in MLB, and has worked seven-plus innings in 15 of his 20 outings.
Last Night’s Highlights
The White Sox continued their winning ways in the opener of the four-game series vs. the Red Sox, 10-8, claiming their fifth straight win. We moved to 5-0 on the current eight-game road trip and have won nine of our last 10 road contests…Adam Eaton, who went 3-6 and was a homer shy of the cycle, and Tyler Saladino began the game with back-to-back triples and the Sox went on to take a 4-0 lead at the end of the first inning. The game see-sawed until Eaton’s double tied the score at 7-7 in the sixth, singles by Tyler Flowers (click on top link below) and Eaton (click on bottom link) in the seventh made it 9-7 and an RBI double by Flowers gave the Sox a three-run advantage at 10-7…Melky Cabrera, who now has a career-high five multiple hit games in a row, and Jose Abreu each had a pair of hits and a run batted in. J.B. Shuck added an RBI and Avi Garcia and Carlos Sanchez, who extended his hitting streak to 10, collected two hits apiece and each scored a run in the 15-hit attack. Matt Albers (1.2 IP), Zach Duke (0.2) and Jake Petricka (1.1) tossed scoreless ball in relief of John Danks and David Robertson pitched the ninth to earn his 22nd save.
Quote of the Day
Robin on Adam LaRoche taking a couple of days off to work on his swing:
“(He) can kind of work it out in the cage and have a couple of days knowing he can go in there and work on some stuff. He’s trying to figure it out. You continue to do that. He’ll be back in there to play. But for two days, he’s going go ease the mind and not be in there.”
White Sox vs. Red Sox at Fenway Park (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (5-9, 3.56) for our Sox, RHP Rick Porcello (5-10, 5.51) for Boston.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 98 on July 25 at Kansas City, the first-place White Sox exploded for 14 runs and 22 hits in a 14-6 victory over the Royals. A.J. Pierzynski (3-6, solo homer–his 14th–two RBI), Juan Uribe (3-5, solo homer–his ninth–two RBI), Jermaine Dye (3-6, four RBI), Scott Podsednik (3-6, 51st stolen base), Willie Harris (3-5, two RBI) and Aaron Rowand (3-6) led the potent offense. Freddy Garcia won his 10th game as the Sox chalked up win No. 65.
Photo of the Day
The Eaton and Saladino back-to-back triples to start the game represented the first time White Sox teammates accomplished the feat since shortstop Chico Carrasquel (pictured on the left) and Hall of Fame second baseman Nellie Fox (right) did it on June 15, 1954 (via ckamka).