Shields Takes On Halos, Aims to Even Series
Saturday, July 16, 2016
White Sox vs. Angels at Angels Stadium (8:05 p.m. CT, CSN) in the middle game of the three-game series after the Good Guys dropped Game 1 last night despite a solid performance by starter Miguel Gonzalez.
Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (2-3, 7.68) for the Sox, RHP Matt Shoemaker (4-9, 4.45) for L.A.
Shields executed his best start in a White Sox uniform last Sunday, allowing just a pair of runs on six hits. He has gone 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA and 13 strikeouts over his last four starts.
Quote of the Day
GM Rick Hahn on newly promoted Carson Fulmer:
“For the forseeable future he will be used in the bullpen. He’s ready to contribute, to make an impact in an area of need.”
Tim Anderson’s Transition to ‘The Show’
Although he didn’t pitch last night, David Robertson is good to go after sitting out a few games with a leg injury…Carlos Rodon will play catch today to test his injured wrist and may be looking at a rehab start…In the next few days, Austin Jackson will have a followup MRI to check on his injured knee…September is the earliest Matt Davidson will be back from a broken foot…Zach Putnam also will play catch today to test his injured arm…Alex Avila hit yesterday and said he feels good.
Top Pick Zack Collins a Smash in Dash Debut
White Sox vs. Angels at Angels Stadium (2:35 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: TBA for the Sox, RHP Jered Weaver (7-7, 5.27) for L.A.
All-Stars in Seattle
Chris Sale will be on the mound for the Sox on Tuesday in Seattle. Jose Quintana will face the Mariners on Wednesday.
Photo of the Day
Justin Morneau made his White Sox debut last night in a pinch-hitting role. Much more to come, of course, from the former American League MVP.