Four Straight Wins and Two More Homers
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Today’s Spring Training News
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. A’s at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (2:05 p.m. CT, whitesox.com). Jacob Turner is scheduled to start for the Sox.
Jimmy Rollins and Avi Garcia (both pictured above) blasted two-run homers as the White Sox (4-1-1) won their fourth straight, 10-6, on 16 hits with all the runs scoring in the first three innings. Rollins and Garcia both went 3 for 4 with Rollins driving in three runs and Garcia four. Avi also was a double shy of the cycle adding a single and a triple…Adam Eaton continued his hot spring with a 3 for 4 day, Melky Cabrera pounded out a pair of singles along with an RBI and Carlos Sanchez singled, tripled and scored twice…John Danks went 3.1 IP and earned the win. Tyler Danish (0.2), Zach Duke (1.0), Matt Lollis (1.0) and Phillipe Aumont (1.0) all pitched scoreless ball.
The Sox have now slammed 12 homers in their last five games wth 12 different players going deep. Aside from Jimmy and Avi, the sluggers included Brett Lawrie, Jason Coats, Adam LaRoche, Eaton, Tyler Saladino, Jose Abreu, Todd Frazier, Dioner Navarro, Steve Lombardozzi and Matt Davidson.
The Rollins and Garcia HRs:
Quote of the Day
Avi after his big afternoon:
“We’re on our way. We have to do it right now. We have to start now and for me, it’s important to win right now. Once you start winning, you have the feeling, you can trust the other guys. We have to work and have fun. We have to be ready for the season.”
White Sox (split squad) vs. Royals at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (2:05 p.m. CT, whitesox.com)
White Sox (split squad) vs. Rangers at Surprise (2:05 p.m. CT).
Sox Notes of Note
Tim Anderson and his fiancee, Bria, have welcomed their daughter, Peyton Kensleigh into the world…Aaron Rowand will join play-by-play announcer Russ Langer on today’s whitesox.com webcast of the game vs. the A’s.
Photo of the Day
Eaton and Lawrie on their way to work.