Tuesday Roundup: Rodon’s First Complete Game, A Super Sale Stat and Sox Cap Confusion

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim (9:05 p.m. CT, CSN) in the second game of the four-game series. Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (6-9, 4.58) for the Sox, RHP Garrett Richards (11-9, 3.55) for LA.

Last Night’s Highlights

Carlos Rodon tossed a gem of a game, allowing just two runs (a pair of solo homers), four hits, three walks and five strikeouts in eight innings of work as the White Sox lost a tough 2-1 decision to the Angels. He is the first Sox rookie to throw a complete game since Zach Stewart in 2011 at Minnesota and the first rookie left-hander since Wilson Alvarez in 1991 vs. Cleveland…Avi Garcia singled and doubled as the DH and starting rightfielder Trayce Thompson singled and walked.

Quote of the Day

Robin on Rodon’s performance:

“This was probably his best stuff…After the first homer, how he reacted to it and responded was great. You’re kind of seeing him mature a bit…It’s a tough front part of that lineup to go through, and he did a pretty good job.”

MLB Stat of the Day

Chris Sale has fanned 32.8% of the batters he has faced in 2015.

California Dreamin’

Carlos Sanchez takes the opportunity to focus on his game plan during BP in Anaheim last night.

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Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim (9:05 p.m. CT, CSN) in the third game of the four-game series. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (8-8, 4.78) for the Sox, RHP Jered Weaver (4-9, 4.60) for LA.

Photos of the Day

In the 1989 film “Field of Dreams,” one of finest baseball movies of all-time, many baseball fans were distracted by the fact that the Sox’ outstanding outfielder Shoeless Joe Jackson, a left-handed hitter from the South (top photo below) was portrayed by right-handed hitting Ray Liotta from New Jersey (second photo).

The latest film to take liberties with the facts is the recently released movie, “Straight Outta Compton,” which has been a huge hit so far at the box office. But observant White Sox fans will tell you that there is a flaw.

In the opening scene of the film, which is set in 1986, actor/rapper Easy-E is wearing the current Sox cap that didn’t surface until 1990 (third photo). For the sake of accuracy, the actor should have been wearing the cap in the bottom photo that the Sox wore from 1982- 86 and have been wearing occasionally the past couple of years as part of an alternate throwback uniform.

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