Saturday Roundup: Sox vs. M’s in Game 3, “Sox Serve Week” Continues, a Fulmer Update and More…
Saturday, August 29, 2015
White Sox vs. Mariners at U.S. Cellular Field (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN) as the four-game series is now tied at one game apiece by virtue of Seattle’s 2-0 win last night. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (8-10, 4.75) for the Sox, RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (5-3, 4.29) for Seattle.
Last Night’s Highlights
John Danks had a quality start, allowing just a pair of solo homers on seven hits with five strikeouts in six innings of work. Melky Cabrera and Alexei Ramirez each collected a pair of hits.
Quote of the Day
Robin on Adam Eaton, after the Sox leadoff man collected three hits and three runs scored on Thursday night:
“Him getting on and just creating havoc like that is very important for us. We’re always a better team when he’s there running around the bases.”
“Sox Serve Week”
The White Sox celebrate “Sox Serve Week”–our seventh annual fundraising and community outreach campaign formerly known as Charities Week–during each day of the team’s current homestand that runs through tomorrow. Presented in partnership with Magellan Corporation, MillerCoors and Wintrust Financial, “Sox Serve Week” engages the Sox fan base through community outreach events featuring current players and special fundraising opportunities including auctions and more.
On tap today:
KaBoom! Playground Build at Primo Center — The White Sox Volunteer Corps plus front office and team members will build a brand new playground for the Primo Center for Women and Children in the North Lawndale community.
Players’ Favorite Things — Fans will have the opportunity to bid on baskets with some of the current White Sox players’ favorite things, as put together by their wives. Bidding on the baskets–which will include some autographed items–will take place today from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Fans attending the game can place bids in person with the wives by visiting the Miller Lite Extra Base (near Section 157) or by phone at 312-674-5684.
As part of “Sox Serve Week,” White Sox players-including Avi Garcia, Jose Quintana and Carlos Sanchez–brought the ballpark atmosphere to the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital yesterday, giving patients the opportunity to win prizes and participate in White Sox-themed games. The Sox also welcomed a group of teenage oncology patients to last night’s game.
Here are Quintana and Sanchez holding up a sign for a youngster in isolation at the hospital:
Good News From Winston-Salem
The Sox’ No. 1 draft pick Carson Fulmer tossed three scoreless innings for the Class A Winston-Salem Dash last night vs. Frederick. He now has a 2.37 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 20 innings over eight starts.
“Faith Day” Observed Tomorrow
White Sox vs. Mariners at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the four-game series and seven-game homestand. Probable Starters: LHP Quintana (7-10, 3.63) for the Sox, LHP Mike Montgomery (4-6, 4.60) for Seattle.
Photo of the Day
Avi on Friday’s “Elvis Night.”