CHICAGO WHITE SOX - Official Atlanta Braves Website ... WHITE SOX Chicago White Sox Media Relations Department 333 W. 35th Street Chicago, IL 60616 Phone: 312-674-5300

Download CHICAGO WHITE SOX - Official Atlanta Braves Website ...  WHITE SOX Chicago White Sox Media Relations Department 333 W. 35th Street Chicago, IL 60616 Phone: 312-674-5300

Post on 09-May-2018

213 views

Category:

Documents

1 download

Embed Size (px)

TRANSCRIPT

<ul><li><p>GAME NOTES</p><p>CHICAGO WHITE SOXChicago White Sox Media Relations Department 333 W. 35th Street Chicago, IL 60616 Phone: 312-674-5300</p><p>Senior Director: Bob Beghtol Assistant Director: Ray Garcia Manager: Billy Russo Coordinators: Joe Roti and Hannah Sundwall 2017 Chicago White Sox whitesox.com orgullosox.com whitesoxpressbox.com @whitesox </p><p>WHITE SOX AT A GLANCE The Chicago White Sox have won four of their last fi ve games as they continue a nine-game trip tonight with the opener at Yankee Stadium LHP Derek Holland, who owns a 1.50 ERA through two starts, is the scheduled starter for the White Sox. The Sox are 4-2 on this trip at Cleveland (2-1), Minnesota (2-1) and New York-AL (4/17-19) after going 2-3 on the season-opening homestand vs. Detroit (1-1; one rainout) and Minnesota (1-2). Following this three-game series and a day off on Thursday, Chicago is home for six games vs. the Indians (4/21-23) and Kansas City (4/24-26). The White Sox have four scheduled off days in April (one in 2016) and play 25 of their fi rst 28 games within the division, including the fi rst 12.</p><p>TONIGHT'S STORYLINES The White Sox rank second in the major leagues with a 2.71 ERA, but that mark is 0.20 higher than their 2.51 ERA after 11 games in 2016. The Sox have won back-to-back road series for the fi rst time since 6/20-23/16 at Boston and 7/1-3/16 at Houston. Tonight's game marks the fi rst this season for the White Sox outside the American League Central division following this series, their next 15 games are within the division. Avisal Garca leads the major leagues with a .465 (20-43) average Garca's 20 hits are most by a Sox player through 11 games since Frank Thomas recorded 22 in 2000. Derek Holland is 1-6 with a 6.59 ERA (41 ER/56.0 IP) in 10 career games (nine starts) against the Yankees.</p><p>ROSTER MOVES Prior to today's game, the White Sox reinstated OF Melky Cabrera from the Paternity List. Cabrera was placed on the Paternity List on Friday to return to Chicago for the birth of his fourth child, daughter Mianna he takes the roster spot of OF Willy Garca, who was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte following yesterday's game.</p><p>YESTERDAY'S RECAP Avisal Garca hit a game-winning, two-run home run off Ryan Pressly with two outs in the 10th inning as the White Sox rallied to win the deciding game of the series, 3-1, at Minnesota. Garca fi nished with a career-high tying four hits (fourth time) to raise his average to a major-league leading .465. Starter James Shields posted a no decision despite allow-ing one run on fi ve hits over 6.0 IP to lower his ERA to 1.62 Anthony Swarzak, Tommy Kahnle, Nate Jones (win) and David Robertson (save) each threw 1.0 scoreless IP in relief. Brian Dozier hit an inside-the-park home run off Shields to lead off the fi fth, a lead that held until Matt Davidson tied the game with a sacrifi ce fl y in the eighth. The Sox played without regulars Tim Anderson (day off ), Melky Cabrera (Paternity List) and Todd Frazier (stomach).</p><p>PITCHING PROWESS The White Sox rank second in the major leagues with a 2.71 ERA, trailing Minnesota (2.46) the bullpen ranks third in the majors with a 1.43 ERA, while the starting rotation ranks sev-enth at 3.48. The Sox have held the opposition to two runs or less six times this season, and six hits or less on six occasions. A breakdown of the White Sox bullpen after 11 games:W-L ERA SV-OPP HLD IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG WHIP3-1 1.43 3-3 4 37.2 24 7 6 2 12 42 .188 0.96</p><p>SLAM THE DOOR RHP David Robertson has thrown 1.0 scoreless IP with two strikeouts in each of his fi ve outings this season, allowing just one baserunner, a single on 4/11 at Cleveland. Robertson has converted all three save opportunities, issuing zero walks with 10 strikeouts and a 0.20 WHIP his career average of 11.94 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ranks fi rst in major-league history among pitchers with at least 500.0 IP.</p><p>NO RISP, NO REWARD White Sox pitchers have held the opposition to a .126 (11-87) average with RISP, the lowest mark in the major leagues. Over the last six games, Sox opponents have gone 6-51 (.118) with RISP, including four hitless games.</p><p>PROGRAMMING NOTES Due to confl icts with Bulls playoff games vs. Boston, the White Sox games tomorrow at New York-AL and 4/21 vs. Cleveland., previously scheduled to air on CSN, have been switched to CSN+.</p><p>WHITE SOX VS. NEW YORK-AL The White Sox are 1-9-3 in the last 13 season matchups against the Yankees, going 36-54 during that span. The teams split the 2016 season series, 3-3, with each win-ning two of three games at home. The Sox batted .250 (50-200) with a 3.12 ERA (18 ER/52.0 IP) and outscored the Yankees, 26-21 they held New York to two runs or less in four of the six games. The White Sox trail the all-time series, 818-1,059 they are 449-492 at home (53-56 at Guaranteed Rate Field) and 369-567 on the road (7-20 at new Yankee Stadium).</p><p>EDGE VS. THE EASTThe White Sox went 19-14 vs. the American League East in 2016, their fi rst winning record against the divisoin since going 20-13 in 2005.The Sox were 10-7 on the road against the AL East last season, including a combined 6-1 record at Toronto and Boston.</p><p>QUALITY IS JOB ONE The White Sox have made 1,257 quality starts since the start of the 2003 season, the second-highest total in the major leagues behind the Mets (1,258) and 55 more than the Angels, the closest American League team. The Sox are tied for 11th in the AL with four quality starts this season after ranking second with 95 in 2016 and leading the league with 100 in 2015.</p><p>AT THE HELM Rick Renteria was named the 40th manager in White Sox history on 10/3/16, replacing Robin Ventura. Renteria, the only current Latino manager in the major leagues, spent 2016 as the Sox bench coach he brings nine seasons of managerial experience to the position. Renteria was selected by Pittsburgh in the fi rst round (20th overall) of the 1980 draft Cleveland manager Terry Francona (22nd), Oakland executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane (23rd) and Toronto manager John Gibbons (24th) were selected in succession later in the fi rst round of that draft.</p><p>SEEING TRIPLE The White Sox fi elded a starting lineup on Friday at Minne-sota that included LF Willy Garca, CF Leury Garca and RF Avisal Garca. According to Elias, it marked the fi rst game in major-league history in which a team started all three outfi elders with the same last name (i.e. exact same spelling). There had been only three previous games in major-league history in which one team had three outfi elders in the game at the same time, all with the same last name. Brothers Felipe, Jesus and Matty Alou appeared together with San Francisco on 9/15/63 at Pittsburgh, 9/17/63 at Milwau-kee and 9/22/63 vs. the Mets.</p><p>PROSPECT PROWESS The White Sox minor-league system is rated by MLB.com as No. 3 in baseball and by Baseball America as No. 5. INF Yoan Moncada (No. 2), RHP Lucas Giolito (No. 25), RHP Reynaldo Lpez (No. 31), RHP Michael Kopech (No. 32) and C Zack Collins (No. 56) are ranked among Baseball Americas Top 100 prospects Moncada (No. 2), Giolito (No. 11), Kopech (No.16), Lpez (No. 46), RHP Carson Fulmer (No. 71) and Collins (No. 81) are ranked in MLB.coms Top 100. Moncada was named Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year in 2016.</p><p>ABREU IN ELITE COMPANY Jos Abreu is the seventh player in major-league history to drive in 100 or more runs in each of his fi rst three seasons (2014-16), joining Albert Pujols (10, 2001-10), Hideki Matsui (3, 2003-05), Ted Williams (8, 1939-49; did not play from 1943-45), Joe DiMaggio (7, 1936-42), Al Simmons (11, 1924-34) and Pinky Whitney (3, 1928-30). Abreu also is the fi rst player in White Sox history to record 30-plus doubles, 25-plus home runs and 100-plus RBI in each of his fi rst three seasons.</p><p>WHITE SOX 2017 BREAKDOWNRecord ..............................................................6-5Sox After 11/12 in 2016 ..............................8-3/8-4Current Streak .............................................Won 1Last 10 Games .................................................6-4Current Trip.......................................................4-2Last Homestand ...............................................2-3Series Record ................................................2-1-1Series First Game.............................................1-3First/Second Half ........................................6-5/0-0Home/Road ................................................2-3/4-2Opp. At-Above/Below .500 .........................6-5/0-0vs. AL East/Central/West ......................0-0/6-5/0-0Interleague........................................................0-0Comeback W's/L's After Leading ...................... 3/2Extra Innings.....................................................1-1One-Run/Two-Run Games .........................2-1/1-1Ahead After 6/7/8 ..................................4-0/5-0/5-0Behind After 6/7/8 .................................1-4/1-4/0-4Tied After 6/7/8 .....................................1-1/0-1/1-1Sox/Opp. Score First ..................................2-2/4-3Sox/Opp. Score 4+ .....................................3-0/1-3Sox/Opp. Score 3 or Less ..........................3-5/5-2April/May/June ......................................6-5/0-0/0-0Days in First/Second/Third Place .................. 0/0/5Days in Fourth/Fifth Place ................................ 9/0Average Time of Game ................................... 3:11</p><p>UPCOMING PROBABLESAT NEW YORK YANKEES</p><p>Monday: 6:05 p.m. CTLHP Derek Holland (1-1, 1.50) vs. </p><p>LHP Jordan Montgomery (0-0, 3.86)Tuesday: 6:05 p.m. CT</p><p>RHP Miguel Gonzlez (1-0, 4.22) vs. RHP Luis Severino (1-0, 4.50)</p><p>Wednesday: 6:05 p.m. CTRHP Dylan Covey (0-0, 1.69) vs. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (1-1, 8.36)</p><p>SOX VS. NEW YORK-AL (0-0)Date H/R Result WP LP4/17 R 6:05 p.m. CT CSN4/18 R 6:05 p.m. CT CSN+4/19 R 6:05 p.m. CT CSN6/26 H 7:10 p.m. CT WGN6/27 H 7:10 p.m. CT CSN6/28 H 7:10 p.m. CT CSN+6/29 H 7:10 p.m. CT CSN</p><p>WHITE SOX ON THE TRIP (4-2)at CLE/MIN/NYY ...............................2-1/2-1/0-0Runs Scored/Allowed ............................... 18/15AVG/OBP/SLG/HR .................. .210/.256/.337/5ERA .................................. 2.47 (15 ER/54.2 IP)Quality Starts ................................................... 2</p><p>AL ERA LEADERSClub OverallMinnesota ................................................... 2.46White Sox .................................................. 2.71New York-AL ............................................... 3.12Houston ...................................................... 3.55Kansas City ................................................ 3.68</p><p>Club StartersKansas City ................................................ 2.31Minnesota ................................................... 2.66Seattle ........................................................ 3.36Texas .......................................................... 3.42White Sox .................................................. 3.48Club BullpenNew York .................................................... 1.23White Sox .................................................. 1.43Boston ........................................................ 1.98Minnesota ................................................... 2.11Los Angeles ................................................ 3.60</p><p>MLB AVERAGE LEADERSPlayer, Club AVGAvisal Garca, SOX .................................. .465Zach Cozart, CIN ........................................ .432Chase Headley, NYY .................................. .410Marcell Ozuna, MIA .................................... .404Daniel Murphy, WAS................................... .396</p><p>MLB 2B LEADERS SINCE 2016Player 2BDaniel Murphy ............................................... 54Jose Ramirez................................................. 49David Ortiz ..................................................... 48Melky Cabrera .............................................. 46Carlos Gonzalez ............................................ 46Anthony Rizzo ............................................... 46</p><p>2017 MLB.COM SYSTEM RANKINGSClub Top 1001. Atlanta Braves ............................................. 72. New York Yankees ....................................... 73. Chicago White Sox .................................... 64. San Diego Padres ....................................... 45. Milwaukee Brewers ..................................... 5</p><p>World Champions: 1906, 1917, 2005 AL Champions: 1901, 1906, 1917, 1919, 1959, 2005 AL West Champions: 1983, 1993 AL Central Champions: 2000, 2005, 2008</p><p>CHICAGO WHITE SOX (6-5) at NEW YORK YANKEES (8-4)</p><p>LHP Derek Holland (1-1, 1.50) vs. LHP Jordan Montgomery (0-0, 3.86)Game #12/Road #7 Monday, April 17, 2017 Yankee Stadium</p><p>TV: WGN Radio: WLS-AM 890 Spanish Radio: None</p><p>WHITE SOX LIVE STREAMING INFORMATION For the fi rst time in 2017, every White Sox game carried on CSN Chicago will be live streamed White Sox in-market games will be streamed live at CSNChicago.com/WhiteSoxStream and via the NBC Sports app out-of-market games will be live streamed on WhiteSox.com, MLB.TV and via the MLB.com At Bat app.</p></li><li><p>HOLLAND AT A GLANCEl The 30-year-old left-hander is scheduled to make his third start of the season, second on the road and first against New York-AL since 2013. l Needs 3.0 IP for 1,000.0 in his career, one strikeout for 800, seven wins for 70 and 19 appearances for 200.l Enters his first season with Chicago after spending his first seven MLB seasons with Texas ranks among the Rangers all-time leaders in shutouts (T6th, 8), starts (8th, 158), strikeouts (8th, 790), wins (9th, 62), quality starts (9th, 82) and IP (10th, 985.0).l Appeared in just 38 games (35 starts) from 2014-16 due to injuries was 13-12 with a 4.30 ERA (97 ER/203.0 IP), 133 strikeouts and a .269 (209-777) opponents average during that span.l Signed a one-year deal with the White Sox on 12/14/16 was originally drafted by Texas in the 25th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.l Ranked among American League leaders from 2011-13 in complete games (T8th, 6), winning percentage (9th, .644), wins (10th, 38), starts (T10th, 92) and IP (12th, 586.1).l Pitched for Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, starting the elimination matchup vs. Canada in Phoenix (ND; 2 ER/5.0 IP).</p><p>LAST STARTl Earned his first win of 2017 on 4/12 at Cleveland made his second straight quality start, allowing just one hit over 6.0 scoreless IP struck out four and walked four tossed back-to-back quality starts for the first time since 8/23-9/3/16 (three straight) ... the four walks were the most allowed since 9/20/15 vs. Seattle (career-high tying five).l Held the Indians hitless from the first-fifth inning ... surrendered a double to Francisco Lindor to leadoff the sixth.l Departed with the White Sox leading, 2-0, in the seventh threw 101 pitches (57 strikes) the Sox went on to win, 2-1.</p><p>TOUGH ON LEFTIESl Left-handed batters are hitting .247 (2...</p></li></ul>

Recommended

View more >