Sale Gem, Booming Bats, Five Straight Wins, Best Record in the A.L.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
What Matters Most
“Every day we come in here collectively and it’s all about winning. Nothing else. Not what he’s hitting or what his ERA is. Winning.”—Chris Sale
White Sox vs. Blue Jays at Rogers Centre (6:07 p.m. CT, CSN) as the Sox go for the three-game sweep. Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (2-1, 1.82) for the Sox, RHP Marco Estrada (1-1, 2.50) for the Jays.
Sale went to 5-0 and 1.66, Avi Garcia (3), Dioner Navarro (2) and Adam Eaton (1) homered and the Sox knocked out 15 hits in the 10-1 victory over the Blue Jays. The Sox–establishing season highs in runs, hits and homers–have now won five in a row, seven of eight, improved to 15-6 and continue to have the best record in the American League.
Sale tossed eight innings, allowing a single run, four hits and a pair of walks with six strikeouts. What are people saying about Chris’ April? Please take a look:
The Sox’ 7-8-9 hitters (Garcia, Navarro and Austin Jackson) went 7-11 with four RBI, six runs scored and a pair of walks. Eaton added a pair of hits and two RBI, Jose Abreu singled and doubled with a run batted in and all nine starters had at least one hit.
Enjoy the show:
Quote of the Day
Robin on reliever Matt Albers and his defensive prowess:
“A few people have bunted on him thinking he can’t get off the mound. He believes he’s a cat.”
Prior to last night’s game, the White Sox placed catcher Kevan Smith on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 24) with sacroiliac joint dysfunction and purchased the contract of catcher Hector Sanchez from Class AAA Charlotte. Sanchez appeared in 244 games with San Francisco from 2011-15, batting .240 with 33 doubles, 10 home runs and 87 RBI. He has thrown out 20 percent of attempted basestealers in his career. Sanchez was a member of the Giants 2012 World Series championship team, appearing in four postseason games.
Smith was recalled from the Knights prior to Sunday’s game vs. Texas. He was scheduled to make his major-league debut Monday night before being scratched from the starting lineup.
White Sox vs. Orioles at Oriole Park, Camden Yards, Baltimore (6:05 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a four-game series. Starting Pitchers: LHP John Danks (0-3, 6.23) for the Sox, RHP Tyler Wilson (1-0, 2.77) for the O’s.
Photo of the Day