Fourth Straight Win in Sight, What is the Top Moment in USCF History? Special Event Unis and More…
Thursday, April 14, 2016
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Twins at Target Field, Minneapolis (12:10 p.m. CT, CSN) as the Sox go for the sweep in the finale of the three-game series and for their fourth win in a row overall. Starting Pitchers: RHP Mat Latos (1-0, 0.00) for the Sox, RHP Ervin Santana (0-0, 2.25) for Minnesota.
Latos is set to make his second start of the season. He earned the win in his Sox debut on April 7 at Oakland, allowing just one hit over six scoreless innings. He retired 11 straight batters from the first to the fifth inning.
Last Night’s Highlights
The White Sox won their third straight game with a 3-0 shutout over the Twins on the strength of another strong performance by Carlos Rodon, a two-run homer by Jerry Sands and another air-tight bullpen effort…Rodon (1-1, 1.38) tossed six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and five walks along with six strikeouts (click on top link below)…Sands, making the start as the DH, clouted his first homer, a two-run blow, with the Sox holding a slim 1-0 lead (click on bottom link)…Nate Jones and David Robertson were perfect in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, with Robertson earning his fourth save in as many tries…Melky Cabrera and Brett Lawrie each singled and doubled and Jimmy Rollns added a pair of base hits.
According to @ckamka, here are Rodon’s numbers in his last 10 starts dating back to 2015: 1.73 ERA, 67.2 IP, 48 H, 61 K, 27 BB, 5 HR, .202 opponents average.
Quotes of the Day
Click on the link below and read the insightful comments from Todd Frazier and hitting coach Todd Steverson about the Jose Abreu-Frazier middle-of-the-lineup combo:
On the Ballpark’s 25th Anniversary, Vote for the Most Memorable Moment in the History of U.S. Cellular Field
Sox Getting Ready for the June Draft
White Sox vs. Rays at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game weekend series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (2-0, 3.86) for the Sox, Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 3.86) for Tampa Bay.
Photos of the Day
Here are the new Sox special event uniforms. Pictured below in order: Mother’s Day (cap and jersey), Father’s Day (cap and jersey) Memorial Day (cap and jersey), Fourth of July (cap and jersey) and the All-Star Game cap and All-Star workout and home run derby cap.