New Sox TV Voice Jason Benetti Debuts Tomorrow on WGN
Friday, March 11, 2016
Today’s Spring Training News
Benetti Ready to Go
MLB and the Sox will be giving an unprecedented look inside Spring Training today with the debut of Snapchat Day. Make sure to add the White Sox on Snapchat (username: whitesox) to get a look inside traveling on the team bus, interactions in the dugout and more.
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Padres at Peoria (2:10 p.m. CT). Carlos Rodon makes his second start of the spring–and second against San Diego.
In one split-squad game, The White Sox defeated the Rangers, 8-2, in Surprise. Avi Garcia continued his hot spring with a pair of doubles and two RBI, Jerry Sands (pictured above) hit a three-run blast and drove in four, Tyler Saladino slammed his second homer and Travis Ishikawa went 3 for 3…Jose Quintana went 4.1 innings for the win and Tyler Danish (0.2 IP), Tommy Kahnle (2.0), Nate Jones and Michael Ynoa (1.0) pitched scoreless ball in relief of Q.
Here’s an Avi RBI double and the Sands and Saladino homers:
In the split-squad game at Camelback Ranch-Glendale, the Sox dropped a 9-2 decision to the Royals. Brett Lawrie and Matt Davidson each belted their second Cactus League homers…Carson Fulmer started for the Sox and pitched 2.1 innings, allowing a run while striking out a pair.
The Lawrie and Davidson blasts:
The Sox now have 16 homers in nine games. Saladino, Davidson and Lawrie each have two.
Quote of the Day
Fulmer on his second spring start–both coming vs. the Royals:
“The last outing, a couple of those guys barreled me up a little bit. I got hit around, but going into this game, I kept the same approach, same pitch sequences for the most part, but made better-quality pitches this outing, and I definitely had better results.”
White Sox vs. Cubs at Mesa (2:05 p.m. CT, WLS Radio, WGN-TV).
Photo/Video of the Day
In the fifth inning of the game vs. the Royals, the Sox turned this triple play. Jason Coats caught a line drive off the bat of Tony Cruz in left field. With KC runners Reymond Fuentes and Dusty Coleman off with the pitch, Coats, shortstop Jimmy Rollins and first baseman Mike Olt doubled and tripled them off second and first to complete the rare act.