Danks vs. Yanks
Saturday, August 1, 2015
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, RHP Bryan Mitchell (0-0, 2.89) for New York.
Last Night’s Highlights
Jose Abreu hit his 18th homer, a two-run blast (click on top link below), while Adam LaRoche went 4-5 with an RBI (click on bottom link) as the White Sox dropped the opener of the three-game series to the Yankees. LaRoche, called upon to pitch in the ninth inning, also tossed a perfect frame with a strikeout (pictured below).
Like Father, Like Son
Here’s Adam’s dad Dave LaRoche, a top reliever in the 1970s and ’80s, throwing his patented LaLob back in the day.
Quotes of the Day
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and Robin Ventura on the passing yesterday of Sox pitching great Billy Pierce:
@SenatorDurbin: @whitesox’s #Billy Pierce – a tremendous ballplayer who epitomized the spirit of the sport. No. 19 will be missed.
Robin: “A class person. A sweetheart of a guy. We’re going to miss him.”
White Sox vs. Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN/TBS) in the finale of the three-game series. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (8-5, 3.82) for the Sox, RHP Ivan Nova (3-3, 3.38) for New York.
Keeping up with the Joneses
Nate Jones pitched a scoreless inning at Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday night and recorded his first strikeout in five innings there. He had one K in three innings pitched at Class A Winston-Salem. Nate boasts a 0.00 ERA overall.
Tim Anderson Goes Deep
How’s the Sox’ No. 1 prospect doing at Class AA Birmingham? Well, he’s batting .305 and take a look at this from Thursday night. He also tripled.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 102 at Camden Yards in Baltimore, the first-place White Sox scored four runs in the eighth inning to take an 8-6 lead and chalked up another run in the ninth for a 9-6 victory. A.J. Pierzynski (a three-run shot) and Jermaine Dye (a solo blast) accounted for the eighth inning runs with back-to-back homers. It was A.J.’s 15th of the season and Jermaine’s 21st. Joe Crede added his 15th round-tripper with nobody on and Tadahito Iguchi went 3-4 with a triple and two RBI. Neal Cotts won his third game in relief and the Sox recorded victory No. 67.
Photo/Video of the Day
Take a look at the Pierce tribute by Steve Stone on last night’s Sox telecast (click on link below) and the scoreboard salute that came along with a moment of silence before the game: