Home Run Derby
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Today’s Spring Training News
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Padres at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m. CT, WLS, whitesox.com). John Danks gets the start.
Trailing 7-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, Jimmy Rollins–who went 3 for 4 on the day–smashed a three-run homer and Travis Ishikawa followed immediately with a solo shot as the White Sox held on for the 8-7 come-from-behind victory over the Giants at Camelback Ranch-Glendale…Austin Jackson hit his first homer of the spring, a solo blast, Todd Frazier went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Jose Abreu and Melky Cabrera each drove in a run…Tyler Danish pitched 2.1 shutout innings in relief of Mat Latos and earned the win. Nate Jones and Zach Putnam tossed a scoreless inning apiece. Putnam chalked up the save.
Enjoy the Rollins (pictured above), Ishikawa (pictured below) and Jackson homers:
Quotes of the Day
Todd Frazier and Scott Carroll started their pro baseball careers at the same time–in Billings, Montana in the Reds organization (2007). They talk about their lasting friendship (via @scottmerkin).
“It’s crazy how we come back together. We got drafted the same year, went to the same places every year and we just clicked, man. It’s just one of those things and we kept in touch ever since.”
“We just got to experience a lot together…In the minor leagues, we were with host families or in apartments, and then hotels on the road. But we were always roommates. I remember the first day he got called up, when we were in Norfolk, Virginia.”
White Sox vs. Angels at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m. CT, CSN).
Photo of the Day
With all eyes on President Obama‘s trip to Cuba and the game between the Rays and the Cuban National Team, MLB’s official historian John Thorn posted this on Facebook. It’s a tribute to White Sox icon and Cuba native Minnie Minoso‘s time in the Negro Leagues.