Jake Peavy: “I told Jimmy Rollins and Brett Lawrie, ‘You All Have a Good Team,’ and Those Guys Believe It.”
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Ex-Sox Pitcher: Don’t Sleep on the White Sox
This Afternoon’s Game
In the Cactus League finale, White Sox vs. Reds at Goodyear (3:05 p.m. CT, CSN). Jose Quintana will make the start for the Sox. David Robertson, Zach Duke, Jake Petricka and Dan Jennings are among those scheduled to follow Q.
Chris Sale tossed 5.1 innings, allowing just one run and six hits while striking out five, as the White Sox (15-12-1) topped the Rangers, 6-2, at Camelback Ranch-Glendale for their third straight win…Todd Frazier smashed a two-run homer (click on link below), his third of the spring, and Adam Eaton belted his second Cactus League roundtripper, a solo shot. That brings the Sox HR total to 48 with one Cactus League game remaining…Jimmy Rollins went 2 for 4 with an RBI, Alex Avila singled in a pair of runs and Avi Garcia went 2 for 3…Nate Jones (0.2 IP), David Robertson (1.0) and Zach Duke (1.0) threw perfect baseball in relief.
Quote of the Day
Sale on the regular season beginning Monday:
“I think we all are (ready for Opening Day). It’s great to come down here and get your bearings and get your feet underneath you, but I think we’re all ready to start the race.”
The Sox have announced five moves: Optioned INF Matt Davidson, INF Leury Garcia, RHP Tommy Kahnle and INF Carlos Sanchez to Class AAA Charlotte and reassigned Jason Coats to minor-league camp.
Following the moves, the White Sox have 31 players remaining in major-league camp: 15 pitchers, three catchers, seven infielders and six outfielders.
Off Day. On Friday night, White Sox vs. Padres at Petco Park, San Diego (9:10 p.m. CT, WLS) in the first of two exhibition games in the California city before the start of the regular season on Monday vs. the A’s in Oakland.
Photo/Video of the Day
A solid start and ready for Opening Day. And wish Chris a Happy Birthday–he’s 27 today.