Sox “To Do” List: Sweep Tribe (Check), Win Series in Boston (Check), Repeat Success at Home
Friday, July 31, 2015
White Sox vs. Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series and six-game homestand that continues with three vs. the Rays. Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (4-3, 4.09) for the Sox, RHP Nate Eovaldi (10-2, 4.27) for New York.
Last Night’s Highlights
Jose Abreu belted a two-run homer, his 17th of the season (click on link below), in the White Sox’ 8-2 loss to the Red Sox, which ended our seven-game winning streak. Abreu extended his hitting streak to 10 games and Adam Eaton collected a pair of hits giving him nine in the four-game series at Fenway Park.
Quote of the Day
Here’s Robin singing the praises of Alexei Ramirez‘s recent defense, a big reason for the Sox surge (via @CSNHayes):
“He’s been sharp…He has been playing some fantastic defense for us. You get the guys in the middle of the field, him and (Carlos Sanchez), we’ve turned some double plays in recent weeks that helps you and helps your pitchers and he’s been right there. He’s been on time.”
White Sox RBI Team Advances to World Series
The White Sox team competing in the Junior Baseball Division (Ages 13-15) of the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program is one of eight clubs in its category that have advanced to the RBI World Series, which begins Wednesday, August 12. The event, which also includes Senior Baseball and Softball divisions, will be hosted by the Texas Rangers for the second consecutive year. The competition in the three divisions will be played on fields throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area with the championship games played at Globe Life Park, home of the Rangers, in Arlington, Tex.
A team from Chicago has represented the Junior Division in the World Series 11 of the last 14 years while the city has had a team in the Senior Division 12 of the last 14.
Sox Note of Note
The Sox have acquired infielder Justin Sellers from the Pirates for a player to be named later. He’ll get playing time at Class AAA Charlotte with Micah Johnson on the disabled list with a hamstring issue.
White Sox vs. Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (5-8, 4.97) for the Sox, TBA for New York.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 101 on July 29 at Camden Yards in Baltimore, the first-place White Sox overwhelmed the Orioles, 7-2, for win No. 66 on the season. Paul Konerko smashed a three-run homer (23), Carl Everett hit a two-run blast (15) and drove in three while Scott Podsednik stole his 52nd base of the year. Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez improved his record to 8-3.
Photo of the Day
Hats, or in this case, helmets off to the Sox’ seven-game winning streak.