Seventh-Inning Homers Do the Trick in The Bronx
Saturday, September 26, 2015
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium (3:05 p.m. CT, CSN) in the third game of the four-game series. Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (7-13, 4.59) for the Sox, RHP Adam Warren (6-7, 3.46) for New York.
Last Night’s Highlights
Mike Olt (No. 4) and Gordon Beckham (6) blasted seventh-inning solo homers off of CC Sabathia to break a 2-2 tie and Carlos Rodon had another quality start for his ninth win of the season as the White Sox went on to top the Yanks, 5-2, in Game 2 of the four-game series.
Olt grew up a Yankee fan in Connecticut and put the Sox ahead with his family and friends watching from their seats (click on top link below) and Beckham gave us a little breathing room moments later (click on second link)…Rodon gave up just a pair of runs in six innings and now has posted a 1.81 ERA over his last eight starts. The outing is expected to be his last start of 2015.
The Sox got on the board in the second inning on an Alexei Ramirez RBI double and we added our second run in the third on an Avi Garcia single. Adam Eaton singled in the final run in the ninth …The Sox defense was outstanding, completing four double plays–and click on the bottom link to see Trayce Thompson‘s spectacular leaping catch, which saved at least one run…David Robertson, making his first appearance at Yankee Stadium in a visiting uniform after seven years in New York pinstripes, set his former mates down in order in the ninth for his 32nd save.
Quote of the Day
Robertson on retiring former teammate Brett Gardner for the last out of the game:
“Brett’s a good friend of mine and I’ve seen him grind out some at-bats and I feel like he was doing it right there to me. I wanted to strike him out and I’m sure he wanted to blast one out off me and instead we settled for a long flyout.”
Click on link to watch Robertson’s perfect ninth:
White Sox vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium (12:05 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the four-game series and 11-game road trip as the Good Guys finish the season at home with three vs. the Royals and three against the Tigers beginning Tuesday night. Probable Starters: RHP Erik Johnson (3-0, 3.52) for the Sox, RHP Luis Severino for New York.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 155 on September 25 at home, the first-place White Sox defeated the Twins, 4-1, for their third straight victory and 94th of the season. Mark Buehrle won his 16th with a complete game performance, allowing just one run, four hits and no walks while striking out six. Paul Konerko hit his 38th home run, a two-run shot, and Aaron Rowand delivered an RBI triple.
Photos of the Day
Sox celebrate a Yankee Stadium win.