Walk-Off Win Sunday, Off Day Monday, Sale’s Our Man Tuesday
Monday, August 31, 2015
Tyler Saladino singled home Alexei Ramirez with two outs in the bottom of the 11th as the White Sox walked off with a thrilling 6-5 come-from-behind, extra-inning triumph and a split of the four-game series (click on top link below)…Melky Cabrera hit his ninth homer of the season, a seventh-inning solo shot that tied the score at 4-4 (click on bottom link) after the Sox trailed 3-0 and 4-1…Down 5-4 entering the ninth, Trayce Thompson singled, stole second and with two outs scored via a throwing error on a Carlos Sanchez infield grounder to tie the game at 5-5… Cabrera collected four hits on the day, Ramirez had three and Adam Eaton and Saladino each had two-hit games as the Sox totaled 14 in all…Saladino drove in a pair and Eaton and Jose Abreu (No. 80) each added an RBI…Matt Albers pitched two scoreless innings in relief of starter Jose Quintana and finished the month of August with 13.2 IP and 14 strikeouts without allowing an earned run…Nate Jones threw 1.1 perfect innings with three Ks and David Robertson tossed two unblemished innings with three strikeouts to earn his sixth victory…Sox pitchers fanned 19 batters yesterday, tying the club record…We are now an impressive 12-3 in extras this season, our most “overtime” wins in a season since 1996.
After Monday’s off day, 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 Duffey (2-1, 4.29) for Minnesota.
Sale will make his 26th start of the season, 13th on the road and fifth vs. the Twins. He is 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA and 43 strikeouts over his last four starts and leads the American League and ranks second in the major leagues with 229 strikeouts.
Chris received a no decision in his last start on August 26 vs. Boston, allowing just five hits over seven scoreless innings.
Quote of the Day
Robin on Carlos Rodon (pictured above with a young fan):
“As far as his first year and how he’s getting through it, it’s been great. His progression has been fine, too.”
White Sox vs. Twins at Target Field (7:10 p.m. CT, WPWR) in the second game of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Rodon (6-5, 4.15) for the Sox, LHP Tommy Milone (6-4, 3.86) for Minnesota.
Willie Robertson of the hit show “Duck Dynasty” threw out the ceremonial first pitch yesterday to good friend Adam LaRoche. And both participated in the “Faith Day” program after the game.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 130 on August 30 in the second game of a doubleheader at Texas, Jermaine Dye belted his 24th and 25 homers (a two-run shot, a three-run blast) and drove in six runs in an 8-0 whitewash of the Rangers. Brandon McCarthy pitched 7.2 innings of shutout ball, allowing just two hits for his first major-league victory. Scott Podsednik stole his 55th base.
Photo of the Day
Thompson and Sanchez love #SelfieSunday.