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Friday, April 17, 2015
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit (12:08 p.m., CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija for the Sox, LHP David Price for the Tigers.
Sox Starting Lineup: Eaton CF, Cabrera LF, Abreu 1B, Garcia RF, LaRoche DH, Ramirez SS, Beckham 3B, Soto C, Bonifacio 2B
Meet Adam LaRoche
Petricka Starts Rehab on a Good Note
Jake Petricka made his first injury rehab appearance for Class AAA Charlotte last night and pitched a scoreless sixth inning in the Knights’ victory.
New Melissa McCarthy Movie to be Filmed at U.S. Cellular Field
While the Sox are on the road in Milwaukee on May 12 and 13, popular comedic actress Melissa McCarthy, who was born just outside of Chicago in Plainfield, Illinois, will be at U.S. Cellular Field to shoot scenes for the upcoming movie, Michelle Darnell.
Quote of the Day
Don Cooper on a recent conversation he had with Chris Sale (via CBS Chicago):
“We were talking, and I said, ‘You know, I got to tell you something. You’re the best pitcher I’ve ever been lucky enough to have, and I appreciate you. I’m not talking about…gameday. Certainly, I appreciate you in there.’ Here’s the things I appreciate most from him. One, he wants to be good, you know. He wants to be one of the top guys.
“I appreciated him for that, his desire and hunger to be good.
“As a pitching coach, he’s a dream.
“Our biggest job, my biggest job, is to keep this guy healthy because if he’s healthy, he’s got to go out there and do some special things, which we’ve all seen since he arrived here in Chicago.”
White Sox vs. Tigers in Detroit (1:10 p.m., CT, WGN). Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale for the Sox, RHP Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers.
Photo of the Day
A quite formidable 1-2: Shark today, Sale tomorrow
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Shirts vs. Skins
Yesterday’s intrasquad game was rained out, but it was a go today as the Sox Shirts and Sox Skins faced each other a day before Cactus League play begins. Highlights of the day: Micah Johnson went 3-4 with two stolen bases and three runs scored, Conor Gillaspie connected for two triples, Tim Anderson went 2-3 with two RBI and Trayce Thompson homered.
Jeff Samardzija was on the mound for today’s intrasquad contest and he’s feeling good.
Sox vs. Dodgers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (2:05 p.m., CT).
Sox Starting Lineup: Eaton CF, Cabrera LF, Abreu 1B, LaRoche DH, A. Garcia RF, Ramirez SS, Beckham 3B, Flowers C, Sanchez 2B, Quintana P.
Scheduled to follow Quintana on the mound are: Brad Penny, Nolan Sanburn, Tyler Danish, Erik Surkamp, Zach Putnam, Logan Kensing and Arcenio Leon.
Up Close & Personal with Carlos Rodon
Scott Merkin of whitesox.com talks with the Sox’ rookie (pictured below).
The New John Danks
Micah Johnson used Yoga to help his development this past offseason.
Who knows if Adam LaRoche‘s son Drake will be the third generation LaRoche to reach the big leagues, following in the footsteps of his grandad Dave, a 14-year major-league pitcher, dad Adam and uncle Andy, who is also in Sox camp this spring. But if Drake does reach the bigs, he very well may look back at this conversation with Jim Thome at Sox camp as being one of the reasons why he made it.
Taking a Look at Prospect Courtney Hawkins
The Wonder of Minnie Minoso
Yet another wonderful tribute to Mr. White Sox.
Jose Abreu on Minnie
Minoso Visitation and Memorial Service Announced
Quote of the Day
Robin on Micah Johnson:
“When you see him on the field, you’re drawn to him. He makes a lot of stuff happen.”
Photo of the Day
Getting ready for his closeup: Abreu prepares for an MLB Network photo shoot that will also include some of baseball’s biggest stars.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
First baseman/DH Adam LaRoche (pictured above) checked into camp today, two days before the full squad reports on Tuesday. It’s interesting to note that LaRoche, one of the club’s key acquisitions in the offseason, will be occupying Paul Konerko‘s old locker. He’s also here with his brother Andy, a third baseman who is a non-roster invitee (photo compliments of CSN’s Chuck Garfien).
Top Prospect Carlos Rodon: “Stay in the Background and Keep Quiet”
Rodon talks to the Trib…and confers with pitching guru Don Cooper.
Scorpions Invade Sox Camp–Really
A group of honest-to-goodness scorpions were seen at Camelback Ranch on Saturday. The eight-legged predators caused a bit of a scare, but no harm was done. Some media members looked at it as a natural progression–a Shark (Jeff Samardzija) officially arrived on Friday followed the next day by a group of arthropods.
Mark Your Calendars
MLB Network’s “30 Clubs in 30 Days” series, which gives “inside access” to every team’s training camp, begins March 3.
The Sox will be featured on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m., CT.
Quotes of the Day
* Manager Robin Ventura on the addition of Vince Coleman, one of the best basestealers of his time, serving as a baserunning instructor in spring training:
“We’re very fortunate to have him out there, especially with the basestealing stuff. I wouldn’t know what that is, but there are guys, there is a certain mentality of doing it. Especially with Adam [Eaton] leading off, he has the speed to steal more bases, so you want him to have that mindset that a guy like Vince had.”
* @Chuck Garfien: Jose Abreu in Spanish to the pitcher during his long hitting session:
“You’re going to need some ice.”
* Gordon Beckham on his return to the Sox:
“I feel like I have a good chance to go out there and win a job, that’s all I really want.”
* Coop on his conversations with newcomers Zach Duke and David Robertson:
“I said to them, ‘You know what I think when I see you two guys? There’s the 8th and 9th inning.’”
Photo/Video of the Day
Robin on team leadership:
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
“They’re scrapping and finding a way to do it, especially with all the injuries of guys going down, you just kind of have to find your way sometimes and scratch and claw and take what you can get. They’ve been doing that, which is good.”
—Robin Ventura‘s assessment of the 2014 Sox
White Sox vs. Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, WCIU) in Game 3 of the Crosstown Cup series. Starters: LHP John Danks (2-2, 5.00) for the Sox, LHP Travis Wood (2-3, 3.35) for the North Siders.
Sox Starting Lineup: Beckham 2B, De Aza CF, Abreu 1B, Viciedo LF, Ramirez SS, Konerko DH, Sierra RF, Semien 3B, Nieto C.
Plays of the Day
Gordon Beckham‘s eighth-inning solo home run (his first homer of the year), which followed base hits in his three previous at-bats, broke a 1-1 tie in the Sox’s 5-1 win last night over the Cubs…In the ninth, Tyler Flowers doubled in the third run and Jordan Danks, who came into the game as a defensive replacement in the eighth, doubled in two more…Newly acquired outfielder Moises Sierra, a late insertion in the starting lineup, doubled and singled three times in his first start for his new team…Hector Noesi pitched five outstanding innings, allowing just a run, four hits and a walk with six strikeouts…Zach Putnam pitched two perfect innings and got credit for the win, Scott Downs pitched a scoreless eighth and Daniel Webb closed it out in the ninth.
The Beckham homer:
The Sox have returned third baseman Conor Gillaspie from his injury rehabilitation assignment at Class AAA Charlotte and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Jordan Danks to the Knights.
Gillaspie has been on the disabled list since April 26 (retroactive to April 22) with a left hand contusion. Before heading to the DL, he was hitting .302 with seven doubles, 12 RBI and eight runs scored in 16 games this season.
Jose Abreu has added another distinction to his early season success–a Sports Illustrated regional cover (May 12 issue) and feature story. Here’s a sidebar to the main story and the cover itself.
And here he is doing an interview with ESPN’s Pedro Gomez:
Sox Notes of Note
Last night’s triumph was our third win in a row put us back at the .500 mark (17-17)…we are now 51-45 in the Crosstown Cup series and 26-21 at U.S. Cellular Field…the White Sox are way ahead of the pack with 33 ninth-inning runs. The Athletics and Rangers (21) and Diamondbacks and Mets (19) are next in line…with Beckham and Sierra each collecting four hits last night brought to mind the only other set of Sox teammates to record four hits in a game vs. the Cubs–A.J. Pierzynski and Alex Rios on June 11, 2010 in a 10-5 win at Wrigley Field…Sierra’s hits were a career-high and the most by a White Sox player in his first start with the team since Richie Zisk‘s first start on Opening Day,1977.
Quote of the Day
Robin on Noesi’s performance:
“He threw great. Even the last game he threw, he got through three and then that little bump with four, but he’s stretching it out where he’s throwing more pitches. He’s making that adjustment really on the fly. It’s impressive that he’s able to step in and give us that kind of effort.”
White Sox vs. Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the finale of 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.
Photo of the Day
Representing the Cubs, Jeff Samardzija presented Paul Konerko with a No. 14 from the Wrigley Field scoreboard before last night’s game on the occasion of the Sox captain’s last trip to Wrigley.