Shields, White Sox Look to Even Series with Twins; Sox Prospects Shine
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
White Sox vs. Twins (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) at U.S. Cellular Field in the middle game of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (2-9, 6.22) for the Sox, RHP Ricky Nolasco (3-5, 4.95) for Minnesota.
Last Night’s Highlights
Tim Anderson and Brett Lawrie each collected a pair of base hits and Lawrie stole two bases in the Sox’ 4-0 loss to the Twins.
Quote of the Day
Newly acquired slugger and former American League MVP Justin Morneau (pictured below), who is close to going on a rehab stint, talked about getting back into action after spending time on the disabled list:
“I don’t know how many days that’s going to take. Once I go on a rehab assignment, I can’t see it being less than 30 at-bats before I’ll be ready. But who knows? I could feel great after 20 or whatever. To say less than that would probably be pushing it a little too much.”
Sox to be Well-Represented at All-Star Futures Game
Top Sox pitching prospect Carson Fulmer, the club’s No. 1 draft choice in 2015 now with the Class AA Birmingham Barons, has been named to U.S. team for the All-Star Futures Game. The annual contest will be played Sunday, July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego, two days before the All-Star Game at the same venue.
Others representing the Sox will be minor-league field coordinator Kirk Champion (bullpen coach) and Jim Thome (hitting coach) for the U.S. and minor-league infield instructor Ever Magallanes (first base coach) and assistant coach Luis Sierra (bullpen coach) for the World team.
Hawkins on a Roll at Birmingham
Fulmer’s fellow No. 1 draft selection (2012) and Birmingham teammate Courtney Hawkins (pictured below) has been named the Southern League’s Player of the Week. Read more:
Prospect Zangari Great at Great Falls
First baseman Corey Zangari, playing with Advanced Rookie League Great Falls, was named the Pioneer League’s Player of the Week with a .440 average, a pair of homers and eight RBI.
White Sox vs. Twins (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series and six-game homestand. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (2-6, 4.09) for the Sox, LHP Tommy Milone (0-2, 5.33) for Minny.
Photo of the Day
With his two hits last night, Anderson now has eight multi-hit games in his brief career in the big leagues.
Tim tied Gus Zernial, Craig Wilson, Braggo Roth, Nyls Nyman and Greg Mulleavy for the most multi-hit games by a White Sox player through his first 17 career games. The young shortstop has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, batting .302 with two doubles, three homers and three RBI during that span. Five of the games were multi-hit efforts.