Rodon Rules, Sox Gear Up For Series Win
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Last Night’s Highlights
Carlos Rodon tossed 7.2 brilliant innings in winning his eighth game of the season. He allowed just one run on a sacrifice fly, six hits and a lone walk along with four strikeouts (click on top link below) as the White Sox topped the Tribe, 4-3, in the middle game of the three-game set. The Sox also played the role of a spoiler as the Indians continue to make a run at an American League wild-card spot…In Rodon’s last seven starts, he has a 1.66 ERA and a .193 opponents average over 48.2 innings…Adam Eaton, Melky Cabrera, Micah Johnson and Rob Brantly each collected an RBI while Eaton delivered a two-hit game…David Robertson chalked up his 30th save and the game ended with the Sox closer picking off Cleveland’s Abraham Almonte, the potential tying run, at first base (click on bottom link).
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland (12:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the rubber match of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (7-12, 4.56) for the Sox, RHP Josh Tomlin (5-2, 2.70) for the Tribe.
Danks is set to make his 28th start of the season and 14th on the road. He posted a no-decision in his last start on September 14 vs. Oakland, allowing three runs on three hits over seven innings for another quality start.
Quote of the Day
Robin Ventura on Rodon’s performance:
“The whole time he was in control, command-wise he was locating great. It’s impressive what he’s done.”
White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit in a day-night doubleheader that begins a four-game series.
Game 1 (12:08 p.m. CT, CSN) — Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (9-13, 5.27) for the Sox, LHP Kyle Ryan (2-3, 5.32) for the Tigers.
Game 2 (6:08 p.m., CT, WPWR) — Probable Starters: RHP Erik Johnson (2-0, 3.71) for the Sox, LHP Randy Wolf (0-3, 6.48) for Detroit.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 148 on September 18 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, the first-place White Sox won their 90th win of the season with a narrow 2-1 victory over the Twins. Jose Contreras claimed his 13th triumph and Bobby Jenks recorded his third save. Scott Podsednik had a two-hit game and Aaron Rowand drove in a run.
Photo of the Day
DRob’s a little bit giddy after closing down the Indians with his pick-off move.