This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Diamondbacks at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m.
, CT, CSN) in the rubber match of the three-game series–the Sox won Friday and dropped a close one last night. Probable starters: RHP Hector Noesi
(0-2, 8.27) for the Sox, RHP Chase Anderson,
his first big-league start, for Arizona.
Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza CF, Beckham 2B, Gillaspie 3B, Abreu DH, Dunn 1B, Viciedo LF, Ramirez SS, Sierra RF, Flowers C.
Play of the Day
With his fifth-inning, two-run home run last night, his first homer of the season, Paul Konerko moved past Juan Gonzalez and Andruw Jones into sole possession of 43rd place on the all-time home run list. Take a look:
An Encouraging Word
Sox ace Chris Sale threw a simulated game yesterday. He felt fine and is scheduled to throw again in five days. Don Cooper said he looked great.
Mother’s Day Tribute: Abreu’s Inspiration
Adam Eaton “Pinks Out”
After today’s game the Sox embark on a nine-game, 10-day road trip to Oakland (3 games), Houston (3) and Kansas City (3). We return home on Thursday, May 22, for a 10-game homestand, beginning with a four-game series with the Yankees and continuing with three vs. the Indians and three against the Padres.
Quote of the Day
Arizona closer Addison Reed on former Sox teammate Paulie (via @scottmerkin):
“Best guy you’ll ever meet. If there’s any little kid that wants someone to look up to, it’s definitely him.”
White Sox vs. A’s at O.co
Coliseum, Oakland, Calif. (9:05 p.m., CT, WCIU). Starters: LHP John Danks
(3-2, 4.93) for the Sox, RHP Jesse Chavez
(2-1, 2.47) for the A’s.
Photos of the Day
Here are the pink balloons that went up before last night’s #PinkOut game in honor of breast cancer awareness and Marcus Semien and Alexei Ramirez on the field with a pair of cancer survivors.