Friday, August 19, 2016
White Sox vs. A’s at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series and nine-game homestand that continues with two vs. the Phillies and four vs. the Mariners. Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-14, 5.78) for the Sox, RHP Kendall Graveman (8-8, 4.37) for the A’s.
Last Night’s Highlights
In the 5-4 loss to the Tribe in the series and nine-game road trip finale, Carlos Rodon pitched six strong innings for the second straight start, giving up just two runs while striking out five and walking none (click on top link below)…Justin Morneau had a bases-clearing double (click on bottom link), driving in three in the first and Omar Narvaez singled in a run in the seventh.
And a Tim Anderson to Jose Abreu web gem:
Quote of the Day
Robin on Anderson navigating his rookie season, which currently finds him on an 11-game hitting streak (via Colleen Kane, Tribune):
“The one thing he has that a lot of great players have is the ability to have the confidence to fight through. He always had supreme confidence, and he should have it. It’s the hardest thing to have and to keep with you because the game can beat you down.”
Sox vs. A’s:
Tomorrow (6:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (14-6, 3.30) for the Sox, RHP Zach Neal (2-2, 5.19) for Oakland.
Sunday (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (9-9, 2.85) for the Sox, LHP Ross Detwiler (1-1, 4.15) for the Athletics.
Photo of the Day
Everybody loves the Toddfather, even on the road.