Erik Johnson Set to Battle A’s in Game 3 of Series

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. A’s at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, WPWR) in the third game of the four-game series. Probable Starters: RHP Erik Johnson (1-0, 3.27) for the Sox, RHP Cody Martin (2-4, 6.57) for Oakland.

Johnson is set to make his third start of the season, second at home and first vs. Oakland. In his last start on September 11 vs. the Twins he had a no decision, allowing just one run on four hits with six strikeouts in five innings of work.

Last Night’s Highlights

Melky Cabrera and Alexei Ramirez each belted his 10th homer of the season and Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton both had three-hit nights along with an RBI in the loss to the A’s…Reliever Matt Albers made his career-high 15th scoreless appearance (18.2 IP).

Here’s Melky’s two-run blast and Alexei’s solo homer:

http://www.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=481773383

http://www.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=481993183

Sox Notes of Note

Cabrera is batting .333 with two homers and six RBI over his last 10 home games…Ramirez is hitting .371 with two homers and 16 runs scored over his last 15 contests…Abreu is batting .500 with seven RBI against the A’s this season…Eaton is hitting .378 with 14 RBI and 14 runs scored over his last 18 games…Mike Olt is batting .316 over his last five.

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Quote of the Day

Rookie Trayce Thompson on reaching the major leagues (via @CST_SoxVan):

“In the minor leagues, you try so hard to get here and once you get here it’s almost a relief and you just go play.”

In 26 games and 61 at bats, Trayce has certainly made the most of his call-up from Class AAA Charlotte with a slash line of .377/.424/.689.

Baseball’s Best Starting Pitcher? How About “Swing and Miss Chris?”

http://mlb.com/r/article?ymd=20150915&content_id=149509768&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. A’s at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the four-game series and 10-game homestand. Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (9-10, 3.53) for the Sox, LHP Sean Nolin (1-1, 3.09) for Oakland.

Photo of the Day

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