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Thursday, March 12, 2015
Stay Classy, White Sox Fans
Actor/comedian Will Ferrell will DH for the Sox today in the team’s 6:05 p.m., CT game against the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. Ferrell is participating in a once-in-a-lifetime role for the lifelong baseball fan, as production begins on a new special from Funny Or Die, in partnership with Major League Baseball, to air exclusively on HBO later this year.
Dedicating today’s project to the fight against cancer, Ferrell also is honoring the historic feat by Oakland’s Bert Campaneris five decades ago by playing every position on the field and maybe some off the field for 10 different teams in the same day.
Ferrell’s goal is to honor Campaneris while also helping organizations dedicated to fighting cancer, including Cancer for College. Formed in 1993, Cancer for College is a charity that helps individuals adversely affected by cancer realize their dream of a college education.
An important part of the fund-raising efforts will be game-used memorabilia from Ferrell’s journey across the five ballparks that will be auctioned online later in the year on MLB.com with proceeds being donated to Cancer for College as well as Stand Up To Cancer, a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research. MLB is the founding donor of Stand Up To Cancer.
Ferrell’s historic day will be chronicled in the exclusive HBO special which will air later this year and also feature major-league players, managers, coaches, executives and fans. Fans can follow along live and on-demand throughout the day across MLB Network, MLB.com, whitesox.com and all the official social media accounts of MLB and the White Sox.
This Afternoon’s Games
White Sox (Split Squad) vs. Rangers at Surprise (3:05 p.m., CT). Probable Sox starter: RHP Frankie Montas. Others scheduled are RHP Chris Beck and RHP J.D. Martin.
White Sox (Split Squad) vs. Giants at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (6:05 p.m., CT). Probable Sox starter: RHP Hector Noesi. Others scheduled to see action are: RHP David Robertson, RHP Zach Putnam, RHP Matt Albers, RHP Maikel Cleto, RHP Erik Johnson.
The White Sox overcame a 3-0 first inning deficit and fought back to tie the Rangers 4-4 in a game called after nine innings, the club’s second come-from-behind tie in the last three days…Conor Gillaspie (in photo below) knotted up the game at 3-3 in the sixth with a double and Andy LaRoche knocked out his own two-base hit in the eighth to tie the contest at 4-4…Geovany Soto went 2-4 with an RBI…Logan Kensing (0.2 IP), Daniel Webb (1.0), Zach Duke (1.0), Javy Guerra (1.0), Dan Jennings (1.0) and Jake Petricka (1.0) each pitched scoreless ball…The Sox are now 3-3-2.
Welcome to the White Sox, Michael Ynoa
Quotes of the Day
The White Sox on Ferrell playing for the Sox:
“Hopefully he’ll help us. It’s a good for Major League Baseball, raising some money for a good cause. For us, spring training is long days. Hopefully it’ll be a lot of fun. I think he’ll get on base for us. I might have to pinch run for him, though.”
“I love new teammates! Welcome!!…Will Ferrell ? Hmm not sure how I feel about this… Gonna need to see some production.”
“If the man is on base in front of me tomorrow I hope he’s ready to double steal.”
White Sox vs. Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale (3:10 p.m., CT).
Photo of the Day
Alexei and Jose: friends and teammates.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Rangers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m., CT). Probable pitching order: LHP Carlos Rodon, RHP Javy Guerra, LHP Dan Jennings, LHP Zach Duke, RHP Jake Petricka, RHP Daniel Webb, RHP Logan Kensing.
Rodon (pictured above) makes his second Cactus League start. In his first outing, vs. the Padres on March 6, he went two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while striking out four.
Watch the game by clicking on this link: http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/8878818/v40434483
A day after his ninth-inning solo homer tied the game with the Diamondbacks, Micah Johnson went 4-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in the White Sox’ 6-2 win over the Royals in Surprise where the Sox pounded out 15 hits…Jose Abreu went 2-3 with a run batted in and run scored and Andy Wilkins, Alexei Ramirez, J.B. Shuck and Gordon Beckham each added an RBI…Zach Phillips (1.1 IP), Raul Fernandez (1.1), Scott Carroll (2.2) and Erik Surkamp (1.1) pitched scoreless ball in relief of highly touted prospect Tyler Danish, who gave up a pair of runs in 2.1 innings of work and got credit for the win…The White Sox are now 3-3-1 this spring.
Tune in Tonight
Sox starters Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija will be featured in an exclusive interview tonight in the latest edition of Inside Look, presented by Cadillac, at 9:00 p.m, CT on Comcast SportsNet.
And don’t forget, it’s the White Sox turn on the MLB Network’s “30 Clubs in 30 Days” tonight, airing at 6:00 p.m., CT.
Abreu Adjusts to Fame
Robertson on Robertson
The new Sox closer (pictured below) on his first spring appearance.
The young outfielder hopes to be the next in his family to shine at the highest level in sports. By the way, Trayce‘s brother Klay, in Phoenix with his Golden State Warriors, was in Surprise yesterday watching his bro on the baseball diamond.
Tyler Flowers: Pitch Framer
Danks Builds Arm Strength
Hitting Coach Steverson on White Sox Hitters
Todd Steverson, shown here with veteran 1B/DH Adam LaRoche, discusses the Sox offense in the story below.
Sox Notes of Note
Outfielder Michael Taylor, 29, announced his retirement yesterday. Taylor played in 11 games with the Sox in 2014 after being acquired from the A’s…Outfielder Engel Beltre will replace Taylor in major-league camp. Beltre signed with the Sox as a free agent in January after spending last year in the Rangers organization.
Quote of the Day
Robin on Emilio Bonifacio (via Colleen Kane at the Trib):
“(He has) energy, and he’s a smart player. You see him doing the small things–getting guys over, running the bases. He does a lot of things well. Having that kind of versatility, there’s not many people who can do that.”
White Sox (Split Squad) vs. Rangers at Surprise (3:05 p.m., CT). Probable Sox starter: RHP Frankie Montas.
White Sox (Split Squad) vs. Giants at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (6:05 p.m., CT). Probable Sox starter: RHP Hector Noesi.
The start time of the second game was originally 2:05 p.m. CT, but was changed to accomodate MLB, which is working with HBO to film a special that day during Cactus League games. The production will be dedicated to the fight against cancer and will include a charitable component and awareness campaign.
Photo of the Day
Micah is certainly enjoying the spring in Glendale.