With Two Straight Victories Over A’s, Sox and Rodon Look to Continue Winning Ways vs. Phillies
After winning the weekend series vs. the A’s with two wins in a row, the White Sox host the Phillies in a brief two-game series beginning tonight at U.S. Cellular Field. The nine-game homestand continues on Thursday as the Sox entertain the Mariners for four to close out the nine-game homestand.
Tonight (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.
Tomorrow (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.
Imagine if the White Sox played the Phillies in the 1950s before the advent interleague play. We could have witnessed this pitching matchup: Sox great Billy Pierce vs. Hall of Famer Robin Roberts.
Quote of the Day
Todd Frazier on Jose Quintana winning his career-high 10th game on Sunday:
“I didn’t know he never had 10 wins. He was pretty excited. You should have seen him over there a little bit ago. He was very excited. We’re happy for him. Hopefully we can roll with that outing. He’s been superb all year.”
Sox Notes of Note
Alex Avila, currently on the disabled list, began a rehab assignment last night at Class AAA Charlotte. He went 3 for 4 vs. Buffalo…Avi Garcia, also on a rehab assignment with the Knights, went 2-4 with a two-run homer.
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“Field of Greens” Photos of the Day
Fans, media and members of the White Sox family enjoyed a day on the golf course yesterday at the annual “Field of Greens Celebrity Golf Outing” at Harborside International. The event supports pediatric cancer research and treatment programs at local hospitals through Chicago White Sox Charities.
Here’s Hawk Harrelson, Carlos Sanchez and young Noah and hitting coach Todd Steverson participating for a good cause.