Sox Boast a Host of Hot Hitters
March 18, 2015
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Reds at Goodyear (3:05 p.m., CT). Probable starters: LHP Jose Quintana for the Sox, RHP Jason Marquis for Cincinnati.
Trayce Thompson tied the game at 5-5 with a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning and that’s how the game ended between the Sox and Mariners at Camelback Ranch-Glendale…Adam LaRoche doubled in a run and J.B. Shuck and Avi Garcia each went 2-3 with a pair of singles…Starter Jeff Samardzija went four solid innings, allowing two runs, four hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Chris Beck pitched perfect ball in the seventh and eighth innings and Daniel Webb hurled a 1-2-3 ninth.
—Melky Cabrera (pictured above) has gone 5-7 with a single, walk, run scored and RBI in his last three games. He’s hitting .348 on the spring.
—Jose Abreu is hitting .423 with a single, double, triple and five RBI in his last eight games. He has hit safely in eight of nine games played and has a six-game hit streak.
–Micah Johnson is hitting .444 with a .500 on-base percentage and is among the Cactus League leaders in hits (12) and runs scored (7) as well.
–Garcia, hitting .440, has two doubles and two RBI in eight games and has reached safely in all eight.
–LaRoche (8) and Alexei Ramirez (7) are among the CL RBI leaders.
–Courtney Hawkins, in 13 games, is hitting .400 with two doubles, a homer, five runs scored and four RBI.
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Former slick-fielding Sox first baseman Mike “Spanky” Squires was at CR-G yesterday scouting for the Reds. Here’s a fun fact: Squires referees high school basketball games during the winter in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area.
Sox Note of Note
Taking another step in his rehab, Jesse Crain is scheduled to pitch in a minor-league game today.
Quote of the Day
Kenny Mayne of ESPN fame (second from left in photo below) visited with Robin and Coop yesterday. Mayne’s takeaway in a tweet:
I felt a part of your team until the equipment manager made me give back jersey.
Off-day. On Friday, White Sox vs. Cubs at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m., CT, CSN). Probable starters: RHP Hector Noesi for the Sox, LHP Travis Wood for the North Siders.
Photo of the Day
Thompson enjoyed a game-tying St. Patrick’s Day.