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Friday, September 12, 2014
Tonight’s series opener of a three-game series between the Sox and the Twins has been postponed due to a forecast of rain throughout the evening and rescheduled for tomorrow as part of a straight doubleheader beginning at 3:10 p.m., CT.
The second game of the twin bill will begin approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game but not before the regularly scheduled 6:10 p.m. CT first pitch.
Jose Quintana will start the first game for the Sox. Scott Carroll will go in Game 2.
Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus will broadcast the opener, while WGN will televise the nightcap as originally scheduled.
Tonight’s White Sox Miller Lite Irish flat cap promotional giveaway has been moved to Thursday, September 25 vs. the Royals. Tomorrow’s Paul Konerko promotional game-worn uniform baseball card, presented by Wintrust Community Trust Bank, will be given to the first 20,000 fans beginning when the gates to the park open at 2:10 p.m., CT.
Plays of the Day
Chris Sale was in his usual Cy Young Award form (click on top link below) and Marcus Semien‘s sixth-inning homer proved to be the difference as the Sox defeated the A’s 1-0 yesterday to take three of four in the series…Sale lowered his American League-leading ERA to 1.99 by tossing eight shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out nine for his 12th win against just three losses…Semien’s blast (click on bottom link below) was his fourth homer of the season…Jake Petricka came on in the ninth and recorded his 13th save.
Headline of the Day
From mlb.com after yesterday’s game:
Band of Brothers
Hector Noesi, Quintana, Alexei Ramirez and Leury Garcia smile for the camera.
Center of Attention
Joakim Noah, who threw out the ceremonial pitch before yesterday’s game, chats it up with young Sox–and presumably Bulls–fans in the photo below.
And don’t forget that it’s Chicago Bulls Night tomorrow at U.S. Cellular.
Quote of the Day
Sale on his miniscule ERA, now under the 2.00 mark:
“It’s cool. I’ve said it a million times. I’m not a numbers guy. I don’t care about any of that stuff — the strikeouts, the ERA, whatever it is. There’s one stat that matters. It’s wins.”
Photo of the Day
The Sox and Cubs front offices played a couple of friendly games of slow-pitch softball last night. I’m happy to report we won both contests. Here are the winners!
Thursday, May 8, 2014
White Sox vs. Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN) as the Sox look to sweep the four-game Crosstown Cup series. Starters: RHP Scott Carroll (1-1, 0.68) for the Sox, RHP Jake Arrieta (0-0, 0.00) for the Cubs. Carroll makes this third start after two outstanding outings.
Sox Starting Lineup: Beckham 2B, Gillaspie 3B, Abreu 1B, Dunn DH, Viciedo LF, Ramirez SS, De Aza CF, Sierra RF, Flowers C.
Plays of the Day
Gordon Beckham‘s second homer in as many nights–a three run shot–and Paul Konerko‘s bases-clearing three-run double, one of a pair of two-baggers he had on the night, were the key blows as the Sox won their season-high fourth in a row and third straight vs. the Cubs, 8-3. As a result, we claim the 2014 Crosstown Cup and go one game over the .500 mark at 18-17…Jose Abreu doubled twice, singled and scored a run while Alexei Ramirez and Marcus Semien each got credit for an RBI…John Danks earned his third win of the season, allowing three runs, four hits and a lone walk while striking out eight…The bullpen was once again solid. Jake Petricka came on in relief of Danks and pitched two perfect innings. Maikel Cleto closed it out in the ninth.
Enjoy the Beckham homer and Paulie’s three-run double…
…plus Ramirez’s dazzling ninth-inning catch that started a double play.
Even More From Last Night
Sox Notes of Note
Every White Sox batter reached base in last night’s game…Sox relievers own a 0.48 ERA over the last 11 games and a 1.47 mark and a .180 opponents average since April 20. Relievers have thrown 18.1 consecutive scoreless IP over the last five games…Petricka extended his scoreless streak to six appearances (10 IP). The streak includes five straight hitless outings and he owns a 0.68 ERA and .149 opponents average over his last nine appearances.
All-Time White Sox Team vs. Cubs (During Interleague Play)
(Qualifier: Minimum 20 plate appearances; Numbers entering tonight)
C: A.J. Pierzynski – 45 games (.296/.365/.478; 8 HR, 29 RBI)
1B: Paul Konerko – 73 games (.299/.362/.602; 20 HR, 58 RBI)
2B: Ray Durham – 30 games (.364/.454/.496; 1 HR, 9 RBI)
3B: Gordon Beckham – 26 games (.348/.398/.598; 6 HR, 16 RBI)
SS: Alexei Ramirez – 36 games (.275/.303/.449; 5 HR, 17 RBI)
OF: Scott Podsednik – 20 games (.333/.435/.462; 1 HR, 6 RBI)
OF: Carlos Lee – 36 games (.326/.382/.574; 9 HR, 31 RBI)
OF: Magglio Ordonez – 32 games (.317/.406/.545; 5 HR, 25 RBI)
DH: Jermaine Dye – 27 games (.324/.384/.706; 11 HR, 21 RBI)
Quote of the Day
Robin Ventura Talks Abreu:
On the slugger’s No. 79 jersey cracking the Top 10 in MLB sales:
“I got one. I got a real one, too, didn’t even have to buy it.”
Did he sign it?
On Jose’s Impact:
“…It’s fun for him, it’s fun for us to have a guy like him. Nobody knew about him last year and now all of a sudden he’s on our team. What makes it fun for us and being around him is that he’s just a good person. He’s a humble kid, he’s a great team person. I think that’s the thing for our guys–you root for him and you’re happy for all these accolades he’s getting and the attention. It’s not going to change him. Guys like to have fun with him because he’s such a good team person and you like to see stuff like this happen to people like him.”
White Sox vs. Diamondbacks at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10, CT, CSN) in the first of a three-game series. Starters: RHP Andre Rienzo (2-0, 4.50) for the Sox, ex-Sox Brandon McCarthy (1-5, 4.67) for the D-backs.
Photo of the Day
Carroll takes on the Cubs in Cup finale.