Sox Aim to Win Opening Series Before Heading Home
Thursday, April 7, 2016
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. A’s at the Oakland Coliseum (2:35 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the four-game series, in which the Sox have won two of the first three. Starting pitchers: RHP Mat Latos for the Sox, RHP Kendall Graveman for the Athletics.
Last Night’s Highlights
After two one-run victories in the series, the White Sox dropped a 2-1 decision to the A’s in Oakland…Despite absorbing the loss, Carlos Rodon tossed seven strong innings, allowing just two runs, seven hits and a walk while striking out six…Jimmy Rollins drove in the Sox run with a third-inning sac fly and leadoff man Adam Eaton collected another pair of hits, giving him seven in the three games for a .636 batting average. He has also reached base in 25 consecutive games dating back to last season.
Quote of the Day
Catcher Alex Avila commenting on Rodon’s performance after last night’s game:
“He looked great. He was effectively wild today. At times he didn’t have the best command but was able to make enough pitches and get enough strikes to where they were still swinging. He had a real good two-seamer today and was able to get some swings and misses and ground balls, too. Overall, I thought he pitched well.”
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Great Baseball, Great Food
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (3:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the home opener and the first game in a three-game series. Starting pitchers: LHP John Danks for the Sox, RHP Cody Anderson for the Tribe.
Photo of the Day
With the recent death of 100-year old ex-Brave, Dodger and Pirate Mike Sandlock, one-time White Sox outfielder Eddie Carnett–who will be 100 in October–is now the oldest living major leaguer. He drove in 60 runs for the 1944 Sox.