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Countdown to Monday

Friday, March 29, 2013

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Milwaukee at Miller Park (7:05 p.m., CT). Hector Santiago is the starter for the Sox vs. Wily Peralta. Also scheduled to pitch for the Sox are Nate Jones, Jesse Crain, Matt Lindstrom, Donnie Veal and Matt Thornton.

Sox Lineup: De Aza, cf; Keppinger, 3b; Rios, rf; Dunn, dh; Konerko, lb; Viciedo, lf; Ramirez, ss; Flowers, c; Beckham, 2b.

The Sox were 13-13-3 in the Cactus League, the Brewers, 12-17-2

Cactus League Standouts

Chris Sale, the White Sox’s Opening Day starter, paced the Sox pitching staff in Arizona with a 4-0 record and a 3.86 ERA. Paul Konerko led the Sox with five homers and Dayan Viciedo was the team leader with 14 RBI and was tied for the lead in runs (11) and doubles (five). Reliever Brian Omogrosso finished with 12.1 scoreless innings in Cactus League play.

Opening Day Recommendations

On the Road with Southpaw

Southpaw was a big hit yesterday on his “getting ready for Opening Day” tour. The popular White Sox mascot and some of his Sox colleagues hopped on the Red Line near U.S. Cellular Field, rode north, got off at a few stops and passed out baseballs, key chains and shirts.

He had people on the train yelling “Go Sox,” asking about Opening Day, wondering how they could arrange for Southpaw to appear at birthday parties and the workers on the train were having a lot of fun with their celebrity rider. Twitter was also abuzz with Southpaw sightings.

And it’s important to note that Southpaw is not one of those high and mighty celebs. At one of the stops where workers were repainting garbage cans, our hero stopped and helped them out.

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Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Milwaukee at Miller Park (1:05 p.m., CT) in the final preseason game. Gavin Floyd will start for the Sox, Chris Narveson for the Brewers.There’s an off day on Sunday with the much-anticipated Opener on Monday.

Did You Know…

…that Robin Ventura made eight career Opening Day starts at third base for the Sox (1990-96, ’98)? His eight starts are the second most in team history behind Willie Kamm, who made nine straight from 1923-31.

Photo of the Day



No Fooling…Season Starts a Week from Today

Monday, March 25, 2013

Today’s News

Down to the Wire

After leaving Arizona on Wednesday following their final Cactus League game (vs.the Indians at Camelback Ranch), the White Sox have an off day on Thursday and will play Milwaukee in two exhibition games at Miller Park Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The Sox will hold their final preseason workout next Sunday morning at U.S. Cellular Field before opening the regular season a week from today on April 1.

Farm Aid

In addition to major-league players, the following Sox minor leaguers also will make the trip for the games in Milwaukee: INF Drew Garcia, OF Stefan Gartrell, INF Marcus Semien, OF Brandon Short, C Kevan Smith, OF Keenyn Walker and RHP Matt Zaleski.

You Never Know Who Answers the Phones

True story. A White Sox staffer located upstairs in our offices called the downstairs PR office this morning looking for two guest passes.

Only the person sitting at the desk in the PR office wasn’t Bob Beghtol or Ray Garcia. It was designated hitter/first baseman Adam Dunn.

“What do you need?” he answered the phone, semi anonymously. “Sure, no problem.”

So when the Sox staffer brought his two guests downstairs to pick up their day passes, there was Dunn to greet them and hand them their passes.

And in the spot on the pass where a signature was required, it read D-U-N-N-E-R.

Among the Leaders

Entering today’s game vs. the Angels, Paul Konerko was tied for second in the Cactus League in home runs (5), ranks seventh in total bases (37) and eighth in slugging percentage (.712). Chris Sale was tied for the CL lead with three wins, ranks second in ERA (4.19) and was tied for fourth in IP (19.1 IP). Ramon Troncoso was tied for the lead in appearances (11).

Quote of the Day

Jesse Crain, hampered all spring by an adductor strain, on his outing in today’s game: “The most important thing today was feeling good…and I felt fine. My leg felt good, it didn’t bother me one bit.”

Play(s) of the Day

In today’s 11-5 loss to L.A of Anaheim…Dayan Viciedo’s perfect throw to Gordon Beckham at second base in the sixth inning to nab Mike Trout, who tagged up in an attempt to reach second on a fly ball out. It resulted in an inning-ending double play. Also, Tyler Saladino smashed a two-run, ninth inning homer.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Rangers at Surprise (4:05 p.m., Chicago time). Chris Sale will start for the Sox vs. Matt Harrison.

Did You Know…

…that longtime major league pitcher Virgil Trucks, who died on Saturday at 95, went 47-26 with a fine 3.14 ERA for the Sox from 1953-55? A bit of trivia: Trucks’ nephew, Butch Trucks, was a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Photo of the Day

Dunner: Sox slugger–and new PR man.