Sunday, August 30, 2015
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Mariners at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the four-game set and seven-game homestand–with the Good Guys attempting to split the series with Seattle. Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (7-10, 3.63) for the Sox, LHP Mike Montgomery (4-6, 4.60) for the M’s.
Last Night’s Highlights
Tyler Saladino singled in two runs (click on link below) and Jose Abreu drove in another in a four-run eighth inning, Adam LaRoche and Tyler Flowers each added an RBI single and Avi Garcia had a three-hit night, as the Sox came up just short in the 7-6 loss to the Mariners.
Quotes of the Day
Here’s Trayce Thompson‘s interview on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk.”
“Sox Serve Week”
The White Sox have celebrated “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 which ends today. 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:
Kids Take the Field — Representatives from Chicago White Sox Charities grant recipients will take the field with White Sox players before the game.
Ultimate Experience Broadcast Auction presented by WGN-TV — During the game, fans have the opportunity to bid on a variety of unique experiences at U.S. Cellular Field in Section 135 or at whitesox.com/ultimate auction. Experiences include a sleepover in the clubhouse for eight guests, a video game challenge vs. White Sox players in the Sox clubhouse, the 2005 World Series trophy at a location of your choice for one hour and more. The bidding will take place until 3:00 p.m. today.
Members of the White Sox Volunteer Corps plus front office and team members, including Saladino, Thompson and coach Harold Baines spent part of yesterday participating in “Sox Serve Week.” They helped build a brand new playground for the Primo Center for Women and Children in the North Lawndale community. Tyler (pictured in the distance on the left in the white pinstriped jersey) and Trayce (in the 1980s throwback) are shown doing their part in the photo below.
Additionally, the White Sox wives put together baskets of things that were auctioned off yesterday as part of the week’s activities. Among the baskets auctioned off were those of Jeff Samardzija, Adam Eaton, Melky Cabrera, Carlos Sanchez, Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone and Jerry Reinsdorf.
The White Sox have placed RHP Zach Putnam on the disabled list and reinstated RHP Daniel Webb from the DL.
Sox Land Five Carolina League All-Stars
The Winston-Salem Dash, the Sox’ high Class A affiliate, had a league-high five players named to the Carolina League year-end All-Star roster: RHP Matt Heidenreich, C Omar Narvaez, INFs Jake Peter and Trey Michalczewski and OF Adam Engel. Heidenreich also was named the league’s Pitcher of the Year.
Jermaine Dye was in the house last night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and celebrate his bobblehead night.
Off Day. On Tuesday night, it’ll be White Sox vs. Twins at Target Field, Minneapolis (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series and six-game road trip that continues with three in Kansas City. Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale (12-7, 3.20) for the Sox, RHP Tyler Duffie (2-1, 4.29) for Minnesota.
Photo of the Day