Sunday Roundup: Turner Makes Sox Debut in Series Finale vs. Angels, All-Stars to Face Mariners and More…
Sunday, July 17, 2016
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Angels at Angels Stadium, Anaheim (2:35 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: RHP Jacob Turner (pictured above), making his first start of the season for the Sox after being recalled from Class AAA Charlotte, vs. RHP Jered Weaver (7-7, 5.27) for L.A.
Last Night’s Highlights
James Shields couldn’t have been much better last night in the Sox’ tough 1-0 loss to the Angels. The Halos’ Yunel Escobar collected a leadoff triple in the first inning and scored what would be the game’s only run on a Mike Trout ground out. Shields didn’t allow another hit until he gave up a double to Ji-man Choi with one out in the eighth. In all, the Sox right-hander (pictured below) tossed a two-hit, complete game and in his last five starts he has recorded an impressive 2.43 ERA in 33.1 innings.
Quote of the Day
Former major-league scout Bernie Pleskoff defines recently recalled Carson Fulmer in one word:
Sanchez to Charlotte
After last night’s game, Carlos Sanchez was optioned to Charlotte.
Sox Prospect Adam Engel Up Close and Personal
White Sox vs. Mariners at Safeco Field, Seattle in a three-game series that will conclude a six-game road trip for the Sox.
Monday: (9:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers — LHP Chris Sale (14-3, 3.38) vs. LHP Wade LeBlanc (1-0, 3.52).
Tuesday: (9:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers — LHP Jose Quintana (7-8, 3.21) vs.LHP Wade Miley (6-6, 5.44).
Wednesday: (2:40 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers — RHP Miguel Gonzalez (2-5, 4.40) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez (4-4, 2.86).
Photo of the Day
The Sox will be counting on their All-Star aces in the first two games of the upcoming series in Seattle.