Danks vs. Yanks

Saturday, August 1, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

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).

http://www.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=316682783

http://www.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=318479983

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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.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zdyT0LHNSfg

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.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

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.

http://www.milb.com/multimedia/vpp.jsp?content_id=314034483&sid=t247

2005 Flashback

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:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=316422983

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