In Sox Camp “Q” Stands for Outstanding
Monday, March 23, 2015
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Padres at Peoria (3:05 p.m., CT, CSN). Probable Starters: LHP Jose
Quintana for the Sox, RHP Tyson Ross for San Diego. Other Sox scheduled to pitch: RHP David Robertson, RHP Frankie Montas, RHP Jake Petricka, RHP Daniel Webb, RHP Maikel Cleto.
Quintana will be looking to continue his outstanding performance this spring. He’s 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA.
J.B. Shuck (pictured below) singled, doubled, drove in a run and stole his fourth base of the spring. He is now hitting .394…Alexei Ramirez, also batting .394, added a single and double with an RBI and Courtney Hawkins, following up his two homers on Saturday, doubled and drove in a run in his only at bat in the Sox’ loss to the Brewers at Maryvale.
A New Avi
March Madness White Sox Style
On Saturday, Sox hurlers and North Carolina State products Carlos Rodon and Erik Surkamp were celebrating their alma mater’s impressive win over No. 1 seed Villanova in the East Regional to advance to the Sweet 16. And former Fighting Irish standout Jeff Samardzija was doing likewise after Notre Dame’s triumph over Butler in the Midwest Regional. Now it’s Conor Gillaspie‘s turn to gloat as his Wichita State Shockers upended No. 2 seed and intrastate rival Kansas yesterday to advance to the round of 16 in the Midwest. N.C. State squares off with Louisville on Friday in Syracuse while Jeff’s Irish will play Conor’s Shockers on Thursday in Cleveland.
Also in a very good mood is White Sox social media whiz Colleen Maxwell, whose Michigan State Spartans surprised No. 2 Virginia in the East. Sparty goes up against Oklahoma Friday in Syracuse.
Quotes of the Day
Alexei on hitting in the sixth hole:
“That’s part of the job that I’m doing right now. I’ve found my spot in the lineup. It’s a great responsibility and I can find men on base. I have to bring them home.”
And on this year’s Sox:
“We are like a family right now. We make jokes. We laugh. I think that it’s a good team we have here. I think that the front office found the pieces.”
White Sox vs. Rockies at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m., CT, CSN). Probable Sox Starter: LHP John Danks. Others scheduled are RHP Javy Guerra, LHP Dan Jennings, LHP Zach Duke, RHP Matt Albers, LHP Onelki Garcia.
Photo of the Day
World Champion White Sox outfielder Aaron Rowand (on the far right) brought his Little League team to Glendale to see how it’s done on the major-league level. That’s Aaron’s son wearing his Dad’s No. 33.