Friday Roundup: Rodon Faces Yanks, Sale’s Milestones, A Look Back at Little Looie and a Trayce of Power
Friday, September 25, 2015
White Sox vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY (6:05 p.m. CT, CSN) in the second game of the four-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (8-6, 3.78) for the Sox, CC Sabathia (5-9, 4.80) for New York.
Rodon makes his 26th appearance and 23rd start of the season. He is 4-2 with a 1.66 ERA and 45 strikeouts over his last seven starts, limiting opponents to a .193 average. Carlos won his last start on September 19 at Cleveland, allowing one run on six hits over 7.2 innings pitched.
With his fourth strikeout of the game–fanning former Sox minor-leaguer Chris Young in the third inning–Chris Sale recorded his 1,000th career K. With eight total strikeouts, he is now three away from breaking the all-time franchise record of 269, set by Hall of Famer Ed Walsh in 1908.
Quote of the Day
In addition to his milestone strikeout last night, Sale surpassed the 200-inning mark, reaching 201.2. Here was his reaction:
“You look at guys through history, 200 innings was the benchmark. That’s what you want to reach. I don’t think anything else really matters until there’s 200 innings pitched.”
Luis Aparicio: 30 Years of Immortality
Starting today and continuing through Sunday, The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is hosting the 10th annual Baseball Film Festival in Cooperstown, NY. Films can be of any length and genre, but must have been released within the last five years and feature baseball as a primary or secondary theme.
One of the films is Luis Aparicio: 30 years of Immortality, featuring the man who became known to White Sox fans as Little Looie. The film examines the impact of Aparicio, who broke in with the Sox in 1956 and spent 10 of his 18 Hall of Fame seasons on the South Side. It also includes footage from the day that Venezuela heard the news that one of their favorite sons had achieved immortality in Cooperstown.
Click on the link below and enjoy the film:
White Sox vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium (3:05 p.m. CT, CSN) in the third game of the four-game series. LHP John Danks (7-13, 4.59) for the Sox, RHP Adam Warren (6-7, 3.46) for New York.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 154 on September 24 at U.S. Cellular Field, the first-place White Sox routed the Twins, 8-1, for their 93rd win of the season. Jermaine Dye belted his 30th homer of the year, a three-run shot, Joe Crede blasted a solo home run, No. 21, with two RBI and Tadahito Iguchi went 4-4 with an RBI. Freddy Garcia won his 13th of the season, allowing just one run and four hits in eight innings of work.
Photos/Video of the Day
Trayce Thompson made his Yankee Stadium debut a positive one last night with his fifth homer, a solo shot (click on link below), and a walk with the bases loaded in the Sox’ 3-2 loss. Teammate Adam Eaton added three hits, walked and scored a run.