Carson Fulmer: “It’s One of Those Moments That You Try to Cherish as Much as You Can”

Monday, July 18, 2016

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Mariners at Safeco Field, Seattle (9:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (14-3, 3.38) vs. LHP Wade LeBlanc (1-0, 3.52).

Yesterday’s Highlights

The silver lining in yesterday’s 8-1 loss to the Angels was the much-anticipated major-league debut of right-hander Carson Fulmer. The Sox’ top draft choice in 2015 came on in the seventh inning, struck out the first batter he faced–who just happened to be future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols (see video above)–and tossed two scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts.

Not to be outdone, catcher Omar Narvaez (No. 38 pictured below getting congratulations) scored the only Sox run on an Adam Eaton double after ripping a two base-hit to left field in his first major-league at bat (click on link below):

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=937760483

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Quote of the Day

Fulmer on making his first big-league appearance…

“It’s one of those moments that you try to cherish as much as you can. It was definitely an opportunity I’ll never forget.”

…and facing the likes of Pujols:

“He’s one of the game’s best. But I’m just trying to stick to my approach like I always do and try not to necessarily think about who is in the box. Obviously you have a ton of respect for a guy like that…Seeing him step in the box, especially with my growing up watching him play, it was a special moment.”

2016 Draft Update

* First-round pick Zack Collins out of the University of Miami has two homers and eight RBI in three games with the High-A Winston-Salem Dash.

* Another first-rounder, Zach Burdi from Chicago and the University of Louisville, struck out two yesterday in a scoreless inning for Class AA Birmingham vs. Biloxi.

* Second-rounder Alec Hansen out of the University of Oklahoma made his debut at Rookie League Great Falls, tossing four scoreless innings and giving up just one hit and one walk along with eight strikeouts against Grand Junction. In 11 minor-league innings he has not given up a run, allowed only two hits and has struck out an impressive 19.

Thome Special Tonight

“Inside Look: Jim Thome” premieres tonight at 8:00 p.m. CT on Comcast SportsNet.

http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-white-sox/why-jim-thome-owes-his-baseball-career-roy-hobbs

Next Up

Tomorrow: White Sox vs. Mariners at Safeco Field (9:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers — LHP Jose Quintana (7-8, 3.21) vs. LHP Wade Miley (6-6, 5.44).

Wednesday: White Sox vs. Mariners at Safeco Field (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

Fresh off his All-Star appearance, Sale goes for win No. 15 tonight.

sale

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I’m reaching out on behalf of Paul Konerko. Today he launched a 2 week limited edition and limited time campaign with Athletes Brand at >>> AthletesBrand.com/Paul <<< (more info at the link). Paul designed a shirt specifically for himself to be his own new favorite T shirt in his wardrobe.. and had decided to go a step further and have the proceeds go to Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder. Paul's oldest kid has Sensory Processing Disorder, which is very similar to Autism.

The shirts design is the skyline of Chicago in brain waves to represent Chicago On My Mind as a tribute to the city that he loves, with a subtle nod to those with Sensory Processing Disorder with the brain waves (SPD is a disorder of the brain and thinking).

This week Paul will be in Chicago to raise awareness for SPD by doing interviews, making appearances and more. He will be throwing out the first pitch agains the Cubs while wearing the shirt, so you can write a story about that if you'd like! He will even be going to the Suites at the game Thursday to hand out shirt personally so he can share the cause with fans. The White Sox have come on board and are participating in the campaign as well and will be doing a ticket deal that will include a shirt, a ticket to the game, and attendance to a private talk with Paul July 22nd. You can get a ticket here: WhiteSox.com/PK. Chris Sale, Adam Eaton, Brett Lawrie, and Todd Frazier also have been wearing the shirt lately in support of Paul and SPD.

The goal is to rally together the White Sox community and organization to help Paul impact a cause that means so much to him and his family. Any help at all such as social media posts or blog posts etc would be greatly appreciated and thank you for your consideration. Lets give PK a hand and rally together as the White Sox community!

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