J.B.’s Two-Run, Pinch-Hit Triple Sends Sox to KC on a High Note
Friday, September 4, 2015
White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three game series. Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (6-12, 4.82) for the Sox, RHP Kris Medlen (3-0, 3.51) for KC.
J.B Shuck‘s two-run, pinch-hit triple in the seventh inning gave the White Sox a 5-4 lead (pictured above and click on the link below), Adam Eaton drove in an insurance run later in the frame with a sac fly and the bullpen held up its end of the bargain as the Sox beat the Twins, 6-4, in the series finale…Avi Garcia added a pair of RBI, Alexei Ramirez went 2-3 with a walk and an RBI and Jose Abreu collected two doubles and a single, raising his batting average to .292…Jeff Samardzija recorded his ninth win, tossing 6.1 innings, Nate Jones pitched 1.2 scoreless innings with three strikeouts and David Robertson came on in the ninth and retired the Twins 1-2-3 for his 28th save.
Quote of the Day
Tyler Flowers on the progress of rookie lefty Carlos Rodon, who has a fine 1.85 ERA in his last five starts:
“Now he’s actually pitching. There’s a game plan we’re able to execute. There are situations where we can throw secondary pitches in there for strikes. It’s even turned into where we’re getting guys out on a changeup, which is a pitch we couldn’t even throw in the vicinity in spring.”
White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium (6:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the middle game of the three-game set. Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (7-10, 3.75) for the Sox, LHP Danny Duffy (7-6, 4.11) for Kansas City.
Quintana Makes a Dream Come True in This “Sox Story”
Winston-Salem Captures Carolina League Second-Half Championship; Fulmer Shines
Thanks to their win last night and Myrtle Beach’s loss the Winston-Salem Dash, the Sox’ high Class A affiliate, are the Carolina League Southern Division second-half champions. The Dash begin their playoff run on Wednesday vs. Myrtle Beach in a best-of-three series in Winston-Salem.
No. 1 draft pick Carson Fulmer (pictured below) had another terrific outing last night in the Dash’s 5-0 victory over Wilmington. The right-hander out of Vanderbilt started and tossed three scoreless innings, allowing just three hits with four strikeouts. His ERA is now an impressive 2.05.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 133 on September 2 at U.S. Cellular Field, the first-place White Sox took advantage of three homers to overwhelm the Tigers, 9-1, for win No. 82 on the season. Juan Uribe (No. 10) and Carl Everett (22) blasted three-run shots and Willie Harris connected with a solo blast, his first of the year. Freddy Garcia tossed seven innings, allowing just the one run on a pair of hits with seven Ks.
Photo of the Day
The Sox home clubhouse then and now.