Results tagged ‘ Conor Gillaspie ’
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
White Sox vs Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field (6:10 p.m., CT, CSN). Starters: LHP Hector Santiago (3-5, 3.59) for the Sox, RHP Scott Feldman (7-6, 3.46 in a Cubs uniform) for Baltimore.
Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, CF; Ramirez, SS; Rios, RF; Dunn, 1B; Viciedo, LF; Gillaspie, 3B; Keppinger, DH; Beckham, 2B; Flowers, C.
Before tonight’s game the Sox placed both Paul Konerko (lower back strain) and Jesse Crain (right shoulder strain) on the 15-day disabled list. Third baseman Brent Morel, who was with the Sox briefly last week, and LHP David Purcey were recalled from Triple-A Charlotte. Morel is hitting .283 with five homers, 20 doubles and 40 RBI for the Knights. Purcey has a 3.03 ERA, three saves and 43 strikeouts in 26 relief appearances this season with Charlotte, Lefty hitters are hitting only .146 against him.
Robin said both Konerko and Crain should be back after the All-Star Game.
According to Coop, Jake Peavy threw all of his pitches from both the windup and the stretch in a light to medium bullpen session yesterday. There were no problems and Jake will likely throw again on Friday at Tropicana Field during the White Sox-Rays series.
The Cup is in the House
The Sox will welcome the Stanley Cup and Blackhawks Patrick Sharp and Brandon Bollig tonight for an on-field ceremony prior to the start of Sox-O’s.
Sox Minor League All-Stars
Charlotte’s Purcey and catcher Josh Phegley (pictured below) have been selected to the Class AAA All-Star Game in Reno, NV on July 17….Six Class AA Birmingham Barons have been chosen to the Southern League North Division All-Star squad: C Michael Blanke, DH Dan Black, INF Marcus Semien, RHPs Ryan Kussmaul and Nick McCully and LHP Scott Snodgress. The players will represent the Barons in Jacksonville, FL, also on July 17.
Play(s) of the Day
* John Danks got credit for his second victory of the season last night in the Sox’s 5-2 win–7 IP, 2 ER, 6 hits, a walk and 4 strikeouts.
* Conor Gillaspie put the Sox ahead to stay in the sixth inning with a solo blast, his sixth homer of the year.
* Adam Dunn hit his 22nd home run of the season and career homer No. 428 last night, a two-run shot that extended the Sox lead in the seventh inning to 5-1. Adam is now in sole posession of 45th place on the all-time list, passing Mike Piazza. He is one shy of Konerko.
Quote of the Day
Slugger Jim Thome, now a special assistant to Sox GM Rick Hahn, on the itch to keep playing:
“That never leaves. Once that is in you a long time it makes leaving it really tough. I miss digging my back foot in and competing. I think what this will do will give me a chance to go down and see some minor league guys and give a piece of advice that leads to success, which would be the biggest accomplishment of all. Giving back to young players who want that advice will be rewarding.”
White Sox vs. Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (3-2, 3.97) for the Sox, LHP Zach Britton (2-2, 4.50) for the O’s.
Did You Know…
…that the Sox’s keystone combo continues to make a significant impact on the club’s offense. With two more hits last night, Alexei Ramirez extended his hitting streak to eight games and has a hit in 17 of his last 19. He is batting .349 with seven doubles, five RBI, six stolen bases and nine runs scored over the 19 games. Gordon Beckham recorded his ninth multi-hit game of 2013 last night with three singles and added an RBI. He is now hitting .385 with two doubles, three RBI, a walk, a stolen base and three runs scored on this homestand.
Photo of the Day
Dunn’s homer gave the Sox some much-needed breathing room in last night’s victory.
Friday, June 28, 2013
White Sox vs. Indians, Game 1, at U.S. Cellular Field (4:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the first game of the doubleheader and opener of a four-game series. Starters: LHP Hector Santiago (3-5, 3.03) for the Sox, RHP Trevor Bauer (1-2, 2.76) for Cleveland.
White Sox vs, Indians, Game 2, at U.S. Cellular Field (Following Game 1, CSN). Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (3-2, 3.83) for the Sox, RHP Carlos Carrasco (0-3, 7.78) for the Tribe.
The twin bill is a result of the April 23 postponement.
Sox Starting Lineup, Game 1: De Aza, CF; Ramirez, SS; Rios, RF; Dunn,1B; Viciedo, LF; Keppinger, DH; Morel, 3B; Beckham, 2B; Flowers, C.
Gillaspie Back, Morel Stays for Today
Before today’s games, the Sox reinstated third baseman Conor Gillaspie from the Paternity Leave List. 3B Brent Morel, who was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte to replace Gillaspie on the active roster, will serve as the club’s 26th player for the doubleheader.
Paul Konerko, who missed the two games with the Mets because of lower back tightness, is day-to-day. He is hitting .378 in his last 10 games.
Wounded Warriors Make a Visit
The fifth annual Wounded Warrior Project Chicago Soldier Ride stopped at the ballpark today. Former White Sox standout Carlos May, who himself had his thumb blown off while on Marine Reserve duty, greeted the Wounded Warriors.
No, it’s Harold Baines at yesterday’s White Sox Field of Greens golf outing.
Quote(s) of the Day
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the Windy City ThunderBolts of the independent Frontier League last night retired the numbers of White Sox pitcher Dylan Axelrod, who starred for the Bolts in 2009, and Mike Kashirsky, now a Sox pre-game instructor and batting pitcher, who was a longtime player, coach and manager with the Windy City franchise.
Axe took to Twitter to thank the ThunderBolts and a couple of his teammates for their support:
@DylanAxelrod_33: Thank you to the entire @WCThunderBolts organization for a special night. Very honored and humbled to have my #23 retired tonight!
@DylanAxelrod_33: Also great to be retired with former WC bolt manager and current @whitesox bp man Ka$h. Thanks to Jordan Danks and @Areed43 for comin out!
Play of the Day
White Sox great Billy Pierce will be honored tomorrow during a pre-game ceremony. Now 86, Pierce will be feted for his sterling career in a Sox uniform as the ace of the staff in the 1950s. Fans will be treated to a Pierce replica statue giveaway.
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (3:10 p.m., CT, WGN). Starters: RHP Dylan Axelrod (3-4, 4.57) for the Sox, RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (6-4, 4.58) for Cleveland.
Did You Know…
…that the White Sox pitching staff leads the American League with a 3.14 “home” ERA?
Photo of the Day
Quintana and Santiago–today’s doubleheader pitching duo.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
White Sox vs. Mets at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the finale of the two-game series. Starters: LHP John Danks (1-4, 5.40) for the Sox, RHP Shaun Marcum (0-9, 5.76) for the Mets.
Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, CF; Ramirez, SS; Rios, RF; Dunn, 1B; Viciedo, LF; Keppinger, DH; Morel, 3B (See note below); Beckham, 2B; Flowers, C.
As I mentioned earlier this month, the Sox and Bulls have launched a series of public service announcement videos focusing on an anti-violence message and the teams’ partnership with Youth Guidance, a leading provider of school-based programs in Chicago Public and charter schools.
Today, White Sox Executive Vice President Ken Williams and Bulls GM Gar Forman sent this letter to fans of both teams as the city’s public schools are being let out for the Summer this week.
Quote of the Day
Strange things happen in the game of baseball. Case in point, last night, when Gordon Beckham inexplicably collided with Conor Gillaspie on a seemingly routine pop-up in front of the pitcher’s mound with two outs in the top of the ninth inning and the Sox ahead, 4-3. The ball, however, fell to the ground and instead of clinching the win, the Mets scored the tying run. As unfortunate as these plays are–and they are invariably going to happen to every team over the course of the season–what you like to see in these situations is that the player responsible doesn’t hide, faces the media after the game and is accountable for the miscue. Predictably, Gordon rose to the occasion.
“I ran in there and screwed it up, that’s what happened,” Beckham explained. “Stupid play for me. You know, my heart was in the right spot trying to make the play, but my mind obviously wasn’t…I’m glad we won and it didn’t cost us the game…it’s unacceptable to do that and blow the save for Reed and don’t get Sale a win.”
Play of the Day
Alexei Ramirez’s two-out, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth in last night’s 5-4 win. http://atmlb.com/19rBOhl
And though he didn’t get credit for the victory, you can’t overlook Chris Sale’s terrific performance–8 IP, 3 runs, only four hits, a pair of walks and a whopping 13 strikeouts. It is also interesting to note that Chris is the first pitcher to have two starts of 8+ IP and 13+ strikeouts and not receive a win in either start since Randy Johnson in 2004.
Did You Know…
…that Ramirez is one of only two players (Manny Machado of the Orioles) in the majors who has played every inning this season? Furthermore, Alexei leads all MLB shortstops in games (691) and innings played (6,103.2) since the start of the 2009 season.
Sox Notes of Note
* Before tonight’s game with the Mets, Conor Gillaspie was placed on the Paternity Leave List as he is expecting the birth of his first child. Replacing Gillaspie on the active roster is third baseman Brent Morel, who has been recalled from Class AAA Charlotte.
Morel, who played parts of three seasons with the Sox in 2010-12, is batting .280 with 19 doubles, five homers, 40 RBI and a .373 on-base percentage with the Knights.
Gillaspie can be reinstated after one day, but can only be on for as many as three.
* RHP Andre Rienzo and C Josh Phegley, both playing at Charlotte, have been named to the 2013 Futures Game, which takes place the Sunday before the July 16 Major League All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York. Phegley will play for the U.S. team, Rienzo, a native of Brazil, will represent the World team. Top outfield prospect Courtney Hawkins, at Class A Winston-Salem, is one of five still in the running for a spot on the U.S. squad. Fans can vote for him on whitesox.com until June 30 at 10:59 p.m., CT.
Off-day. On Friday, it’s the White Sox vs. Indians in a doubleheader at U.S. Cellular Field (1st game, 4:10, CT, 2nd game will follow, both on CSN). The twinbill is a result of the April 23 postponement. Starters for both the Sox and Cleveland are TBA.
Photo of the Day
Alexei is mobbed by his teammates after his game-winning hit.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
White Sox vs. Astros at Minute Maid Park, Houston (6:15 p.m., CT, FOX). Starters: LHP John Danks (1-2, 4.13) for the Sox and RHP Lucas Harrell (4-7, 4.52), who pitched on the South Side in 2010-11, for the Astros. In Danks’ last start, a week ago today vs. the A’s, he allowed only one run, three hits and a walk along with six strikeouts in eight innings to win his first game of the season.
Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, CF; Ramirez, SS; Rios, RF; Dunn, 1B; Konerko, DH; Gillaspie, 3B; Viciedo, LF; Beckham, 2B; Flowers, C.
Signed on the Dotted Line
The Sox have come to terms with 27 of their 40 draft choices from this month’s First-Player Draft, including the top 11 picks.
Never a Dull Moment
To anyone following the White Sox this season, it’s obvious how many tight games the Sox have played. But when you take a closer look, the number of nail-biters is staggering. Of the 64 games the Sox have played, 51 have been decided by three runs or less. That’s 79.7 percent. We also have played 11 extra inning games, the most in the American League and second only in the majors to the Colorado Rockies (12).
Quote of the Day
Robin, on being selected as a coach for the American League in the All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 16, at New York’s Citi Field.
“It’s special, having played there (in New York with both the host Mets and Yankees), it makes it nice. It’s always an honor anytime you get asked to do anything with the All-Star Game…Even as a player guys should play…it’s important for the game. Anytime you’re asked to do it, you should honor that.”
Play of the Day
Chris Sale’s magnificent complete-game performance in last night’s 2-1 loss to the Astros. He allowed no earned runs, just five hits and a lone walk while striking out 14, just one shy of his career high of 15 accomplished in May of last year against Tampa Bay. It was also Chris’s sixth career game with 10 or more strikeouts.
White Sox vs. Astros at Minute Maid Park (1:10 p.m., CT, CSN). Starters: LHP Hector Santiago (2-4, 3.12) for the Sox, LHP Dallas Keuchel (3-3, 4.37) for Houston. Hector earned his second win of the season last Sunday against the A’s. He pitched 6.1 innings, giving up just one earned run on four hits.
Did You Know…
…that this is the second time this month that the Sox have started all left-handers in a four-game series (Sale, Danks, Santiago and Jose Quintana)?
Photo/Video of the Day
Sale’s virtuoso performance last night:
The Bulls and White Sox support of Youth Guidance, specifically the organization’s B.A.M. (Becoming A Man™) – Sports Edition program, is part of the teams’ shared commitment to violence prevention in the city of Chicago. The special PSA videos launched today, in advance of summer vacation, feature “discussion sessions” with young men from B.A.M. programs at Hyde Park Academy and Little Village Academy, as they engage with Bulls players Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson, along with White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams, respectively.
To view the videos, go to whitesox.com/community.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013