Monday Roundup: Shark Faces Red Sox, “Sox Serve Week” Gets Underway, Sale’s Bid for 300 Ks and More…
Monday, August 24, 2015
White Sox vs. Red Sox at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series and seven-game homestand that continues with four against the Mariners. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (8-9, 4.64) for the Sox, RHP Joe Kelly (6-6, 5.37) for Boston.
“Sox Serve Week” Begins
Down 7-1 heading into the sixth inning, the White Sox put up a five-spot on the strength of two-run homers by Jose Abreu (No. 23) and Adam LaRoche (12) and an RBI double by Tyler Saladino to get within a run. The Sox couldn’t make it all the way back, however, and had to settle for a series win in Seattle, dropping the finale 8-6.
Here are the Abreu and LaRoche homers:
Quote of the Day
LaRoche, summing up the Sox season from a veteran player’s viewpoint (via @CSNHayes):
“These guys have been steady all year. From the players to the coaches, everybody affiliated with this team has stayed positive. There were some very frustrating times but you wouldn’t be able to tell in the clubhouse.”
Tight Games the Norm
Sixty-seven of the White Sox’ 122 games (55 percent) have been decided by two runs or less, including 12 of the last 19. The Sox’ 46 one-run games are the second-highest total in the major leagues behind the Cardinals (47).
Something Fun to Talk About: Will Sale Reach 300 Strikeouts?
“Evidently” This is Must-See TV
@ChuckGarfien: One of the greatest hitters in White Sox history. “Inside Look: Harold Baines” Wednesday at 8pm on @CSNChicago.
White Sox vs. Red Sox at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the middle game of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (7-10, 3.60) for the Sox, LHP Wade Miley (10-9, 4.41) for Boston.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 123 on August 24 in Minneapolis, Carl Everett belted a first-inning two-run homer and drove in two more in the fifth with a single as the first-place White Sox claimed victory No. 76 of the season with a 6-4 win over the Twins. Mark Buehrle improved his record to 14-6, giving up a lone run on six hits in eight innings of work. Dustin Hermanson chalked up his 31st save.
Photo of the Day
Due to Bobby Jenks‘ dramatic arrival during the 2005 season and his outstanding performance through the postseason, Hermanson has pretty much become a forgotten hero of ’05. But before injuring his back and giving way to Jenks in September, the 12-year big-league veteran was outstanding, saving 34 games with a 2.04 ERA for the eventual World Champions.