Sox Counting on a Vintage Sale vs. Tribe
Friday, September 18, 2015
White Sox vs. Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series and 11-game road trip that continues with four against both the Tigers and Yankees. Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale (12-9, 3.55) for the Sox, RHP Cody Anderson (4-3, 3.68) for the Tribe.
Sale will make his 29th start of the season, 14th on the road and fourth vs. Cleveland. Chris leads the American League and ranks second in the majors with 250 strikeouts. He needs four Ks to tie Hall of Famer Ed Walsh (1912) for the fourth-highest total in Sox single-season history with 254. He is 14 strikeouts away from 1,000 in his career.
Jose Quintana pitched seven strong innings, allowing just a run on four hits along with six strikeouts (click on top link below), but the Sox dropped a 4-2 decision to the A’s in the finale of the four-game series…Quintana is 3-0 with a 2.72 ERA over his last six starts…Mike Olt belted his second home run in as many days (No. 3), a solo blast (click on bottom link), Melky Cabrera collected two hits with an RBI and Tyler Flowers had three hits…Matt Albers pitched a perfect eighth for his career-high 16th straight scoreless appearance (19.2 IP).
Quote of the Day
Olt on becoming the first player to homer for the Sox and Cubs in the same season (on Wednesday night):
“It’s pretty cool. I’m surprised that it hasn’t happened. I guess not a lot of guys get traded over here from the Cubs or the opposite. It was definitely something I’ll be able to tell my kids about down the road.”
What You Don’t Know About Tyler Saladino
White Sox Prospects Honored
Shortstop Tim Anderson (left) and LHP Jordan Guerrero have been named MLB Pipeline’s White Sox Prospects of the Year.
R.I.P. Milo Hamilton
Hall of Fame baseball broadcaster Milo Hamilton has passed away at the age of 88. Hamilton worked with longtime White Sox radio voice and fellow Hall of Famer Bob Elson on Sox games from 1962-65 on WCFL.
White Sox vs. Indians at Progressive Field (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the middle game of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (7-6, 3.94) for the Sox, RHP Carlos Carrasco (13-10, 3.62) for Cleveland.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 146 on September 16 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Joe Crede singled home Jermaine Dye with the eventual game-winner in the 10th inning as the first-place White Sox prevailed over the Twins, 2-1. Jon Garland tossed eight outstanding innings, allowing just a run and six hits with six strikeouts. Bobby Jenks, who pitched 1.1 perfect innings in relief, notched his first victory.
Photo of the Day
Boys will be boys–and Saladino is no different.