The Home Stretch
Monday, September 28, 2015
After today’s off day, it will be the White Sox vs. Royals at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, WPWR) in the opener of a three-game series and six-game homestand that will continue with a season-ending series against the Tigers. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (10-13, 5.04) for the Sox, RHP Johnny Cueto (3-6, 4.99) for KC.
Samardzija will make his 32nd start of the season, 16th at home and fourth against the Royals. Shark earned the win in his last start in the first game of the September 21 doubleheader at Detroit and allowed a career-low one hit over nine scoreless innings.
Quote of the Day
Robin on how Adam Eaton has toned down his aggressive play to avoid injury and stay in the lineup (via Dan Hayes, CSNChicago.com):
“He’s been able to throttle it back at times better than he did last year because it was all out or not at all. He’s kind of found that sweet spot being able to know when to turn it on and there’s time he can slow it down a little and not be able to have to use everything to get to be able to play the game…There are smarter ways to do it and I think he’s progressed and learned how to do it.”
25 Years Ago Today…
Frank Thomas hit the last White Sox home run in Old Comiskey Park. It came off Hall of Famer Randy Johnson (via @ckamka).
White Sox vs. Royals at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the second game of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (9-10, 3.38) for the Sox, RHP Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.65) for Kansas City.
Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 159 on September 29 at Comerica Park in Detroit, the White Sox clinched the American League Central title with a 4-2 victory over the Tigers for their 96th win. Freddy Garcia tossed seven strong innings and Bobby Jenks recorded his fourth save. Paul Konerko belted a solo homer, his 40th of the season, and Carl Everett went 3-4 with two RBI.
Photo/Video of the Day
Avi Garcia blasted his 13th homer of the season Sunday in the loss to the Yankees.