Results tagged ‘ U.S. Cellular Field ’
Thursday, April 17, 2014
White Sox vs. Red Sox at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10, CT, CSN+) in the rubber game of the three-game series and last one on the homestand. Starters: LHP Chris Sale (3-0, 2.66) for the Sox, LHP Jon Lester (1-2, 2.57) for Boston. Chris is looking to become the first White Sox starting pitcher to begin a season 4-0 since Jose Contreras (8-0) in 2006 and first to win his first four starts since Jon Garland (8) in 2005.
Sox Starting Lineup: Eaton CF, Semien 3B, Viciedo RF, Dunn DH, Konerko 1B, Ramirez SS, De Aza, LF, Flowers C, L. Garcia 2B.
Plays of the Game
Alexei Ramirez smashed a two-run homer last night in the Sox’ 14-inning, 6-4 loss to the Red Sox. By virtue of his home run, Alexei extended his hitting streak to 15 games, tying Frank Thomas (1996) for the longest streak to begin a season in franchise history…Tyler Flowers entered the game in the 10th inning and collected a pair of singles, including the RBI base hit that knotted up the score at 4-4 in the bottom of the 11th…rookie Adrian Nieto, who started the game behind the plate, collected a pair of hits for his first multi-hit game…John Danks was outstanding, earning his third straight quality start. He went six innings, allowing just one run, three hits and four walks.
Watch Flowers tie the score:
Sox Notes of Note
Prior to tonight’s game, the White Sox purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Zach Putnam from Class AAA Charlotte and designated left-hander Donnie Veal for assignment. Putnam, 26, has gone 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (6.0 IP) and 11 strikeouts in four relief appearances with Charlotte in 2014. He allowed just one walk and was holding opponents to a .182 (4-22) average. He pitched in 15 major-league games, all in relief, for Cleveland (2011), Colorado (2012) and the Cubs (2013). He was signed as a free agent last November...left-handers Sale, Jose Quintana and Danks are a combined 5-0 with a 2.78 ERA, 50 strikeouts and 44 hits allowed in nine starts this season…Paul Konerko is in the starting lineup tonight as the Sox face only their third lefty of the season. Paulie needs just two hits for 2.300 in his career and four total bases to to tie Thomas (3.949) for the franchise record…Last night was the first time that two Sox catchers (Nieto and Flowers) had multi-hit efforts in the same game since John Romano and J.C. Martin did it in August of 1965…Following tonight’s game the Sox embark on a seven-game road trip to Texas (3 games) and Detroit (4).
Quote of the Day
John Danks on last night’s pitching performance by infielder-outfielder Leury Garcia, who pitched the 14th inning in his initial mound appearance:
“He’s got good stuff. I want him to teach me a sinker like that. He’s got a pretty good sinker. Surely it’s weird to be out there for the first time. I can only imagine having to play second base for the first time. It’s like a fish out of water, but I felt like he held his own. And like I said, I want him to teach me that sinker.”
White Sox vs. Rangers at Globe Life Park, Arlington, Tex. (7:05 p.m., CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series. RHP Felipe Paulino (0-1, 7.98) for the Sox, LHP Martin Perez (2-0, 2.70) for Texas.
Photo/Video of the Day
The man of the hour.
Friday, April 11, 2014
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, WCIU). Starters: LHP Chris Sale (2-0, 1.76) for the Sox, RHP Carlos Carrasco (0-1, 6.35) for Cleveland. Chris will make his third start of the season, his second at home. In his last start, against the Royals, Sale allowed just four singles and struck out six over eight scoreless innings. He is 17-10 with a 2.71 ERA over 31 career starts at USCF.
Sox Starting Lineup: Eaton CF, Semien 2B, Gillaspie 3B, Abreu 1B, Dunn DH, Viciedo RF, De Aza LF, Ramirez SS, Flowers C.
Plays of the Day
Jose Abreu hit two homers and drove in three and Alexei Ramirez also went deep with three ribbies in the Sox’ 7-3 victory last night…Adam Eaton went 2-4 with a run scored and an RBI…John Danks got credit for the win, his first of the season, going six innings and allowing three runs with two walks and four strikeouts…Daniel Webb made his first scoreless appearance with two perfect innings and now leads all Sox relievers with 6.1 IP.
Enjoy Abreu’s two long ones, Ramirez’s tie-breaking double and Eaton’s RBI single:
How About This?
Entering tonight’s game, the White Sox lead the major leagues in runs per game (6.10) and home runs (15) and rank second in average (.287), OPS (.820), slugging (.472) and on-base percentage (.348). Our six homers and 15 runs against the Rockies on Tuesday are both single-game highs in the majors this season.
Sox Notes of Note
The Sox broke a 14-game losing streak against the Indians with last night’s victory…Sox lefty starters have made quality starts in all six of their starts this season…John Danks earned his first career home win against Cleveland…Abreu hit his first career homer at U.S. Cellular Field and his second multi-homer game of the young season. He has four homers in his past three games and is the first Sox player to have two multi-homer games within his first 10 career games. The last major leaguer to do it was the Royals’ Mark Quinn in 1999. Jose has also driven in 14 runs in his first 10 games of the season, the most for the Sox since Ron Kittle in 1983 (14)…Ramirez hit homer No. 2 and recorded his ninth RBI after his two-run double in the fourth inning. His current hitting streak is at 10, collecting a hit in every game this year…Eaton had his third consecutive multi-hit game. He’s hitting .500 (6-12) over that span and .310 this season…Happy Birthday to Alejandro De Aza. The Sox outfielder is 30 today…the Sox have acquired outfielder Gorkys Hernandez from the Royals for cash considerations and assigned him to Class AAA Charlotte. Hernandez is 26 and has played 70 games in the major leagues for the Pirates and Marlins…Below, Abreu shows his support for friend and teammate Avi Garcia, who is unfortunately out for the season with an injured left shoulder.
Thome and “Opening Knight”
I’m in Charlotte today with Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and Jim Thome, who has the honor of throwing out the first pitch before tonight’s home opener between the Knights and the Norfolk Tides as our Class AAA affiliate opens up brand new BB&T ballpark in the city’s uptown. As I posted on Tuesday, Jim, who is now a special assistant to Rick Hahn, played in Charlotte in 1993 when it was an Indians affiliate, hit a league-best .332 with 25 home runs and 102 RBI on his way to winning the International League Most Valuable Player award. He helped the Knights win a franchise-record 86 games that year and win the first Governor’s Cup championship in team history. Here’s something that very few of us will ever experience–stepping on an elevator and discovering a life-sized photo of ourself. Maybe it doesn’t happen to most people, but it did happen to Jim today upon our arrival in Charlotte. And what did he do? He autographed the photo.
Getting in Shape
Sox reliever Donnie Veal gets the students at Langford Community Academy moving today. Veal, Sox Director of Conditioning Allen Thomas and Southpaw were there to talk about the importance of nutrition and being active.
The Big Hurt on “Jimmy Kimmel”…and a Tribute to the Hall of Famer at the Ballpark.
Wow!! This just brought a Tear to my Eye!! Thank you Chicago White Sox!! http://t.co/azlD0dRxpR—
Frank Thomas (@TheBigHurt_35) April 11, 2014
Quotes of the Day
From John Danks…
On last night’s win and the ’14 White Sox:
“Those guys did a great job. I put us in an early hole. They have no quit. This is a fun team to be on. The guys are gonna play until the last out. We saw that today. They didn’t hang their heads. They went to work.”
Relating a conversation he had with Sale about Abreu:
“We want to go thank Rick (Hahn) right now for signing him. He’s fun to watch, and it’s scary but he’s only going to get better.”
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m., CDT, WGN). Starters: RHP Felipe Paulino (0-1, 6.52) for the Sox, RHP Justin Masterson (0-0, 4.22) for Cleveland.
Photo of the Day
A lot of baseball people are taking notice of No. 79:
Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 11, 2014
And click on this link–it’s the stuff of legends and shades of Roy Hobbs in The Natural.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Say It Ain’t So
Avi Garcia will miss the remainder of the season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder suffered yesterday attempting to make a diving catch in the sixth inning against the Rockies. Garcia is scheduled to undergo surgery within the next week at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Replacing Garcia on the roster is OF Jordan Danks.
“It’s a lousy day,” Sox GM Rick Hahn said today, referring to Garcia’s injury. “One of the cruel realities of sports.” Hahn also revealed that Avi is crushed after hearing the bad news, but indicated that he’s still very much a part of the Sox future and should be ready for spring training next year.
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10p.m., CT, CSN) in the first of a four-game series. Starters: LHP John Danks (0-0, 3.68) for the Sox, RHP Danny Salazar (0-0, 3.18) for the Tribe.
Sox Starting Lineup: Eaton CF, Semien 2B, Gillaspie 3B, Abreu 1B, Dunn DH, Viciedo RF, De Aza LF, Ramirez SS, Nieto C.
Plays of the Day
Conor Gillaspie singled in a pair of runs, Adam Eaton singled twice, scored a run and drove in another in yesterday’s loss to the Rockies…Jose Abreu followed up his big night on Tuesday with a single and a double and Tyler Flowers collected a single and an RBI…Maikel Cleto struck out three in 1.1 innings pitched.
Sox Notes of Note
According to Hahn, reliever Nate Jones, currently on the disabled list with a back issue, had an MRI and an epidural but is improving…Robin said today that with Garcia out, Dayan Viciedo will get the majority of time in the outfield over Jordan Danks.
Quotes of the Day
From yesterday’s pre-game interview with Abreu, who has often spoken about the influence of his mother:
Q: How often do you speak with your mother?
Abreu: Every day. I speak with her. I just talk with her today a little bit ago. She said congratulations on your performance last night. I said no, thank you for allowing me to be here and to be able to do that.
Q: Obviously we are all close to our mothers and we love our mothers. What is it about your relationship with your mother that is special to you?
Abreu: It is a beautiful thing. It is a beautiful relationship we have. I do have a good relationship with my dad, as well. Sometimes he does get jealous because, well, you know. But I think my mom is only one in the world. It is just the part where you can always talk to her and tell you how you feel, whether it’s good or whether it’s bad. And she’s always there for you. That’s the part that really makes it special to me.
Q: What is your father’s name?
Abreu: Jose Oriol Abreu
Q: What is your mother’s name?
Abreu: Daisys Correa
Q: What is the best piece of advice she gave you before you came here?
Abreu: She tells me the same thing all the time. That is – to be a better person. If you are a good person every day, then things are going to happen for you.
Q: How far off is it until your parents might be able to watch you on the field, in person?
Abreu: Right now I don’t really know exactly when they will be coming. I left that in God’s hands. But the day that they are here will be an unbelievable day. It will be one that we’re going to share together.
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, WCIU). Starters: LHP Chris Sale (2-0, 1.76) for the Sox, RHP Carlos Carrasco (0-1, 6.35) for Cleveland.
Photo of the Day
Purchase a seat in Section 154 tomorrow night as Sale goes for win No. 3 and join the “K Zone For Sale.” Get to the game early and head to the Sox Social Lounge just behind Section 154 and show them your ticket to receive a free “K Zone For Sale” t-shirt and special K Card. These items must be picked up before the end of the first inning.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Hey White Sox runners, how would you like an opportunity to support the Chicago White Sox Charities and gain bragging rights as the fittest, most dedicated sports fans in the city?
White Sox, Blackhawks and Bulls fans will all come together April 3 to run in the inaugural Home Team Charity Run? 10K. The race will begin at the United Center, and end at a post-run festival at U.S. Cellular Field.
The post-run festival will feature food, beverages and a performance by Chicago singer and songwriter Michael McDermott. Runners have a chance to win a photo with the World Series and NBA championship trophies, or an autograph session with your favorite players.
In addition to all that, each male and female first place runner will win four tickets to the April 13, 2011 Chicago White Sox game with a free parking pass and will throw out the first ceremonial pitch at the game that evening. Plus, they’ll each win VIP treatment at a 2011-2012 Chicago Blackhawks game and Bulls game. The top three male and female runners in each age bracket will also win a pair of tickets to attend a 2011 White Sox game and a pair of tickets to attend a Chicago Blackhawks and Bulls game during the 2011-2012 seasons.
The non-refundable entry fee of $60 is due by March 31, and includes a long-sleeved moisture wicking jersey representing your chosen team. 25% of your registration fee will go towards benefiting each team’s chosen charity.
We are determined to be the team with the most registrants, so register today and be sure to select White Sox as your representing team!
For more information on the race, such as age restrictions and to see a map of the course click HERE
For more details on the Chicago White Sox Charities click HERE