GM Hahn: “This Could Well Be a Very Special Summer Here”

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Today’s News

First-Place Numbers

With last night’s 4-1 victory over Boston, the White Sox won their third in a row, moved to an American League-best 19-8 on the season and increased their lead in the A.L. Central to four games over the Tigers…The Sox boast their best record after 27 games since 2006 (also 19-8)…They have scored 52 of their 106 runs this season in the seventh inning or later…The Good Guys are 15-0 when scoring four or more runs and 15-2 when scoring first…Sox starting pitchers have allowed two runs or less in 17 of 27 games…Jose Quintana (4-1) earned his fourth win of the season last night and has won three straight…With nine saves, including his 1-2-3 ninth last night, David Robertson is tied for the league lead…Jose Abreu extended his current hitting streak to seven games and recorded his fifth multi-hit game. He is batting .423 with two doubles, a triple and eight RBI over that span…Adam Eaton has reached base two-plus times in 17 games this season and leads all of MLB in defensive runs saved (12). He was honored as ESPN’s Defensive Player of the Month for April. Read more:

http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/70238/defensive-player-of-the-month-white-sox-outfielder-adam-eaton

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Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Red Sox at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, WPWR/ESPN) in the second game of the three-game series and six-game homestand that continues on Friday vs. the Twins. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (1-3, 4.33) for the Sox, RHP Clay Buchholz (0-3, 6.51) for Boston.

Last Night’s Highlights

Quintana was nothing less than brilliant in his eight innings of work, allowing just one run, four hits and no walks along with five strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 1.40…Abreu tripled, doubled and drove in three, giving him 17 on the season.

Quotes of the Day

–GM Rick Hahn:

“This could well be a very special summer here.”

–Robertson on Sox success:

“You can’t just put your finger on one thing, it’s good pitching, it’s defense, it’s timely hitting. It’s everything you need, all the small things in a game that makes your games go good and make it easy to win ballgames.”

Danks Designated for Assignment

John Danks will officially be designated for assignment on Thursday after spending 10 years–his entire major-league career–with the Sox.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Red Sox at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: RHP Erik Johnson (NR) for the Sox, LHP Henry Owens (0-0, 4.82) for Boston.

Photo of the Day

Here’s a pretty impressive stat: Quintana, Chris Sale and Mat Latos are a combined 14-1 with a 1.62 ERA.

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