Sox Set Stage for Series Win Over Birds
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Last Night’s Highlights
Carlos Rodon pitched six strong innings, Omar Narvaez broke a 2-2 tie with a bloop RBI single that was originally called foul but overturned by a White Sox challenge and Adam Eaton homered (9) in the eighth for some insurance as the Sox grounded the Orioles, 4-2.
Rodon gave up just one earned run on five hits and two walks along with seven strikeouts, at one time striking out five in a row.
Tyler Saladino added a solo homer, No. 6, and Melky Cabrera doubled in a run and singled.
Jacob Turner (0.2), Nate Jones (1.1) and David Robertson (1.0) pitched scoreless ball in relief of Rodon. Jones (5-2) got credit for the win, Robertson earned his 27th save.
Enjoy the Melky RBI double in the first inning that made it 1-0, the Saladino home run in the third that made it 2-0, the Narvaez hit that gave the Sox a 3-2 lead and Eaton’s blast:
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the rubber game of the three-game series and finale of the brief weekend homestand. Starting Pitchers: James Shields (5-13, 4.92) for the Sox, RHP Dylan Bundy (4-3, 3.05) for Baltimore.
Quote of the Day
From MLBPipeline.com, regarding promising Sox pitching prospect Alec Hansen, selected out of the University of Oklahoma. He is pictured below.
“In his best outing as a professional, Alec Hansen recorded his first pro win (Friday night) as he piled up 11 strikeouts over six one-hit innings for Rookie-level Great Falls. The 2016 second-rounder allowed one hit and one walk, throwing 59 of his 85 pitches for strikes in the outing. Through his first 26 2/3 pro innings, Hansen, 21, has yielded just nine hits and seven walks while striking out 43 hitters.”
After tomorrow’s off day, the White Sox travel to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City to face the Royals in a three-game set. The series launches a nine-game road trip, which will see the Sox also head to Miami (3) and Cleveland (3) before returning home for a nine-game homestand against the A’s (3), Phillies (2) and Mariners (4).
Sox vs. Royals:
Tuesday (7:15 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (14-5, 3.12) for the Sox, RHP Edinson Volquez (8-10, 4.99) for K.C.
Wednesday (7:15 p.m. CT, CSN). LHP Jose Quintana (9-8, 2.93) for the Sox, RHP Ian Kennedy (6-9, 4.03) for Kansas City.
Thursday (7:15 p.m. CT, WPWR). RHP Miguel Gonzalez (2-6, 4.09) for the Sox, LHP Danny Duffy (7-1, 2.98) for K.C.
Photo of the Day
Congratulations to the White Sox Junior RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) team for defeating Baltimore RBI 8-5 yesterday in the MLB RBI World Series.