Hump Day Roundup: Davidson Powers Sox over Dodgers, LaRoche Steps Away and More…
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Today’s Spring Training News
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox at Brewers at Maryvale (3:05 p.m. CT). Carlos Rodon, who gets the starting nod, is 2-0 in his first two starts with a 0.00 ERA over seven innings pitched.
Matt Davidson (pictured above) belted a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Sox a 5-3 lead, then smashed his second two-run shot of the game in the ninth to give the White Sox an 8-6 walkoff victory over the Dodgers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale…Davidson now has four homers in Cactus League play…Jose Abreu and Travis Ishikawa each collected a single and a double and Jason Coats hit his second homer in as many days. He has three this spring…Matt Albers, David Robertson and Zach Duke each pitched a scoreless inning.
Enjoy the Davidson homers:
Adam LaRoche’s Surprise Announcement
Quote of the Day
Adam Eaton on the makeup of the 2016 White Sox (via USA Today):
“I’ve never been around a more diverse group of athletes. You got a mafia guy (he was kidding, of course) in Todd Frazier. He’s got that smooth demeanor, but it can be loud and get guys going. You got a guy like Lawrie, who’s going to bring constant passion and fire to the game. You got J-Roll, who’s not rah-rah but brings that energy. And you got Avila. I call him the general because he’s calm, cool and leads by example. It’s crazy how diverse it is in here, but it works.’’
Off Day. On Friday, White Sox vs. Cubs at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m. CT, WLS Radio).
Photo of the Day
Eaton’s wife Katie was the guest analyst for yesterday’s whitesox.com telecast of Sox-Dodgers alongside play-by-play man Russ Langer.