Sunday in the Park with Q, a Top Pitching Prospect Excels and Phillies Up Next for Sox
Monday, August 22, 2016
Jose Quintana (10-9, 2.84) reached double digits in wins for the first time in his career with a brilliant performance for win No. 10 as the Sox posted a series victory over the A’s with a 4-2 triumph.
Q went 7.0+ innings, allowing just two runs, eight hits and a walk along with six strikeouts (click on top link below). Nate Jones tossed a scoreless eighth inning and David Robertson shut down Oakland in the ninth for his 32nd save.
Offensively, Jose Abreu smashed a solo blast, his 16th homer of the season and second in as many games (click on middle link). Todd Frazier singled twice, doubled, stole his 10th base and drove in a pair of runs (click on bottom link below). Tim Anderson also had a three-hit day with two singles and a double and Justin Morneau doubled in a run.
Shuck for the Defense: Here are a couple of outstanding web gems executed yesterday by centerfielder J.B. Shuck.
Sox Notes of Note
Q is 3-1 with a 1.91 ERA, 10 walks and 37 strikeouts in seven starts (all quality) since the All-Star Break. He is 4-0 with a 1.65 ERA, 27 hits allowed, eight walks and 28 strikeouts in five starts vs. the American League West in 2016…Jones recorded his 25th hold of the season, tying him with Kelly Wunsch (2000) for the fourth most in a single season in franchise history…Adam Eaton is batting .361 with two home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored over his last nine games…Anderson has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games, batting .327 with five doubles, two home runs, six RBI, five walks and 10 runs scored during that stretch. Tim recorded his fourth three-plus hit game of the season (21st multi-hit)…Omar Narvaez has hit safely in 10 of his 11 starts this season, going hitting .344 with one double, three RBI, seven walks and four runs scored during those games.
Quote of the Day
One Man’s Opinion: Eaton Deserves a Gold Glove
Hansen Blowing Them Away at Great Falls
RHP Alec Hansen, the Sox’ 2016 second-round draft pick from the University of Oklahoma, continues his mastery of Pioneer League hitters. Pitching for the Sox rookie affiliate in Great Falls, Montana, Hansen tossed six shutout innings yesterday, allowing just one hit while striking out 13. Read more:
After today’s off day, the Sox host the Phillies in a brief two-game series tomorrow and Wednesday nights, then face the Mariners at home for four.
Sox vs. Phils:
Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, WPWR). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (3-8, 4.26) for the Sox, RHP Jake Thompson (1-2, 8.79) for Philadelphia.
Wednesday (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-15, 5.98) for the Sox, RHP Jerad Eickhoff (8-12, 3.91) for the Phillies.
Photo of the Day
Anderson poses with members of the White Sox squad that won the Junior RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) World Series. The champs were honored yesterday at U.S. Cellular Field.