Results tagged ‘ Robin Ventura ’
Quote of the Day
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
White Sox vs Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (7:05 p.., CT, CSN+). Starters: Jose Quintana (2-0) for the Sox, Yu Darvish (4-1) for Texas.
Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, LF; Greene, 2B; Rios, RF; Dunn, 1B; Konerko, DH; Gillaspie, 3B; Ramirez, SS; Gimenez, C; Wise, CF.
Casper Wells Joins Sox
On yesterday’s off-day the White Sox acquired righthanded-hitting outfielder Casper Wells from the Oakland A’s for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Leyson Septimo was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Wells, a four-year major leaguer who is a career .244 hitter with 25 homers and 80 RBI in 244 games, takes Blake Tekotte’s spot on the 25-man roster. Tekotte was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte after Sunday’s game.
In addition to the A’s, Wells has seen action with the Tigers and Mariners. Here’s what was waiting for him in his locker in Arlington:
Dayan Viciedo, on the disabled list with a strained oblique, feels a lot better today. He took about 25 swings and didn’t have any pain.
Jordan was in the starting lineup tonight, but removed in favor of Dewayne Wise due to an inflamed bursa sac in his right knee. The lineup change was a precaution and Jordan is day-to-day.
Quote of the Day
Robin on managing with key players on the DL:
“Guys are playing hard. You try to make do and make sure everybody’s giving some constant effort. That’s all you can ask.”
Play of the Day
Paul Konerko, boasting a .500 batting average with runners in scoring position, is among the American League leaders–tied for fifth place with the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera.
White Sox vs. Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (7:05 p.m., CT, WCIU). Starters: Chris Sale (2-2) for the Sox, Nick Tepesch (2-1) for Texas.
Did You Know…
…that the Sox were 6-3 against the Rangers last season and won five straight games against Texas in July, including a three-game sweep at U.S. Cellular Field, July 3-5?
Photo of the Day
Jose goes for victory #3.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
As I sat and watched the terrible footage from Boston yesterday – probably just like every other American – one thought kept returning to my mind.
It was October 2005, and the White Sox had just swept the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox in three games. The moment was amazing for us and our fans as we celebrated at Fenway Park. I will never forget the number of Red Sox fans, staff and workers at the park, who came up to us and repeatedly said:
“Good luck! “ or “Beat the Yankees!” (many people assumed New York would beat the Angels) and “Enjoy the ride!”
To a person, Red Sox fans were so gracious, and while disappointed that their team lost, wished the White Sox nothing but the best. Pure class.
And I remembered that yesterday as I watched the scenes from Boylston Street (I love to eat at the Atlantic Fish Company for lunch whenever we are in town). So here’s best wishes to a great city with strong citizens and fanatic sports fans. You remain in our thoughts and our prayers. And U.S. Cellular Field, along with all MLB parks, followed President Obama’s request to lower our flag to half mast.
Here is the No. 42 jersey Adam Dunn is wearing tonight to honor Jackie Robinson.
Saturday, April 13, 2013