Maestro Lawrie Sets the Tone in Sox Clubhouse
Friday, May 6, 2016
Brett Lawrie and “The Hum”
More Lawrie: “He Makes Coffee Nervous”
White Sox vs. Twins at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game weekend series. Starting Pitchers: RHP Mat Latos (4-0, 1.84) for the Sox, RHP Ricky Nolasco (1-0, 4.05) for Minnesota.
Last Night’s Highlights
Avi Garcia belted a solo homer (4), driving in his 10th run of season, and singled while the White Sox drew nine walks in the 7-3 loss to the Red Sox in the rubber game of the three-game series…Jimmy Rollins (3), Todd Frazier (2) and Adam Eaton (2) led the walk parade…Eaton also collected a pair of singles and scored a run…Melky Cabrera added two singles.
Quote of the Day
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, who visited U.S. Cellular Field yesterday, on the notion of an all-Chicago World Series:
“If I told you that hadn’t crossed my mind, you’d say they need to get somebody else to do this job.”
Sox Notes of Note
Jake Petricka has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, Tommy Kahnle has been recalled from Class AAA Charlotte…Alex Avila, who has been on the DL, begins a rehab assignment today at Charlotte.
Pre-Mother’s Day Special: Robin Eaton’s “Baby”
Basto Carolina League Player of the Month
White Sox prospect Nick Basto, playing first base at High-A Winston-Salem, was named the Carolina League’s Player of the Month as a result of a spectacular April.
Leading all of Minor League Baseball with 39 hits, Basto finished April second in batting average with a .433 mark. He hit four homers, seven doubles and a triple with a staggering 1.147 OPS.
Basto ended the month with a nine-game hitting streak–recording a .538 batting average during that span with three long ones and eight RBI.
White Sox vs. Twins at U.S. Cellular Field (6:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the middle game of the three-game weekend series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (6-0, 1.66) for the Sox, RHP Ervin Santana (0-1, 3.15) for Minnesota.
Fans please note: the USCF parking lots will open three hours prior to the 6:10 p.m game time, with the ballpark gates opening two hours prior at 4:10 p.m.
Photo of the Day
Sale embraces Boston’s David Ortiz last night before the Red Sox slugger’s final regular season game at U.S. Cellular Field. Chris, on behalf of the White Sox, presented Ortiz with a humidor and cigars decorated with both Sox logos.