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A pair of right-handers will face off in the series opener between the Custom Titans Jersey Rangers and the White Sox on Friday, as Texas rookie Austin Bibens-Dirkx and veteran Mike Pelfrey will take the mound at Guaranteed Rate Field.Men’s Nike Personalized Washington Redskins Elite Red Team Color Jersey for Sale.

Bibens-Dirkx will make his fifth start of the season looking to build off the success he had in his last outing against the Yankees on Saturday, when he picked up the win after going seven strong frames and allowing only one run on five hits while walking one and punching out three. Bibens-Dirkx said on Thursday that he think he can benefit from facing a team for the first time,
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“Obviously, I haven’t been up here very long,” he said. “They probably don’t have quite the scouting report for me as they do for a guy like Yu Darvish or Cole Hamels, who’s been around Personalized Redskins Jersey forever. I think it benefits Custom Redskins Jersey me a little bit as long as I can make my pitches. That’s Custom Buccaneers Jersey the biggest key for me.”

After notching 13 swinging strikes over his first two starts, he has gotten 27 over his past two, including 16 last time out against the Yankees. He missed bats with five different pitches in that one, led by five with his
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Pelfrey, meanwhile, will make his 13th start of the campaign. In his last outing on Friday, Pelfrey took the loss after going 4 2/3 innings and allowing three runs on four hits and five walks against the Athletics. Although the righty has only gone six innings twice this season, he has allowed three earned runs or fewer in all but one of his starts.

Three things to know about this game

• Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has enjoyed success in his career against Pelfrey, going 4-for-11 with two homers, five RBIs and a 1.242 OPS.

• In five career starts against the Rangers, Pelfrey is 1-2 with a 5.97 ERA and has struck out Personalized Buccaneers Jersey 17 in 28 2/3 innings.

• White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has had some success in his career against the Rangers, batting .290 with three doubles, two homers and 11 RBIs in 17 games.

William Kosileski is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Red Sox’s Jay Groome excels in Custom Titans Jersey rehab start

Finally healthy, Jay Groome is showing what he can do.

The Red Sox’s No. 2 prospect (No. 35 overall) fired five hitless frames with six strikeouts and two walks on Thursday as Class A Short Season Lowell defeated Hudson Valley, 5-2.

It was Groome’s third rehab appearance in the New York-Penn League since returning from a two-month stint on the disabled list for a lat strain, which he suffered during his season debut with Class A Greenville. The 18-year-old Custom Titans Jersey lefty surrendered one earned run in each of his first two turns while completing 2 1/3 and 3 2/3 innings, respectively, before Men’s Nike Personalized Washington Redskins Elite Red Team Color Jersey for Sale stretching out his pitch count to 85 (49 strikes) on Thursday.

Groome, the 12th-overall Draft pick in 2016, made just three starts last summer, posting a 2.70 ERA with 10 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings across two levels, after signing for $3.65 million — a franchise record for a drafted pitcher.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Thursday

No. 37 overall prospect Reynaldo Lopez (White Sox No. 5) set a season high with 11 strikeouts as he tossed 6 2/3 frames Personalized Buccaneers Jersey of one-run ball to lead Triple-A Charlotte past Columbus. The 23-year-old right-hander has fanned 79 batters in 81 innings this season while posting a 4.22 ERA in 15 starts.

 

• After making a pair of rehab starts in the Personalized Redskins Jersey New York-Penn League, No. 39 overall prospect Mitch Keller (Pirates’ No. 2) tossed four perfect innings with two strikeouts in his return to Class A Advanced Bradenton. Before landing on the disabled list
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Giants No. 5 prospect Chris Shaw homered in his first two at-bats before finishing 4-for-5 with four RBIs in Triple-A Sacramento’s 11-10 win over El Paso. The pair of homers gives him three in his last two games, and he’s now gone deep six times in 30 games while hitting .292 since being promoted to Triple-A.

 

Rays No. 6 prospect Josh Lowe stayed hot for Class A Bowling Green as he hit a home run and collected four RBIs for a second straight game. He’s gone 7-for-18 with three homers and 11 RBIs over his last four games. Also pacing the Hot Rods’ offense was Garrett Custom Buccaneers Jersey Whitley (No. 11), who went 2-for-3 with a triple, four RBIs and his 11th stolen base from the bottom of the order.

• Orioles No. 7 prospect Austin Hays went 4-for-5 with a home run and four
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Phillies No. 7 prospect Sixto Sanchez used his elite fastball to rack up seven strikeouts in five innings in a win for Class A Lakewood. The 18-year-old righty allowed two earned runs on five hits while walking one, which gives him an ERA of 2.98 with a 46-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 45 1/3 innings (nine starts) in his first full season.

• Pirates No. 8 prospect Steven Brault scattered four hits over a season-high eight innings to pace Triple-A Indianapolis in a 4-0 shutout of Durham. Brault also matched his season high in strikeouts with nine, all while generating nine ground-ball outs and throwing 69 of his 106 pitches for strikes. He’s 7-0 with a 1.25 ERA in his last 10 starts.

• Phillies No. 11 prospect Scott Kingery regained a share of the Minor League lead as he connected on his 21st home run of the season in Triple-A Lehigh Valley’s loss against Pawtucket. It was the third homer in four Triple-A games for the 23 Custom Redskins Jersey-year-old second baseman, who’s hitting .314/.374/.622 on the season. Rhys Hoskins (No. 13) also homered for the IronPigs for the second time in as many games. He leads the International League with 19 home runs.

 

Mets No. 24 prospect Chris Flexen was sharp once again for Double-A Binghamton as he allowed one earned run on one hit (a solo home run) over six innings to lower his Eastern League ERA to 1.69 through four starts. The 22-year-old righty recorded a season-best 10 strikeouts and did not issue a walk, with 56 of his 84 pitches going for strikes in the performance.

 

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Moncada, Kopech,Custom Buccaneers Jersey Collins named to Futures Game

CHICAGO — A small part of the White Sox rebuild will be on display at the 2017 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at 3 p.m. CT on Sunday, July 9, at Marlins Park in Miami and can be viewed live on MLB Custom Buccaneers Jersey Network and MLB.com. Rosters for the U.S. and World teams were announced Thursday.

Second baseman Yoan Moncada, rated as the game’s top prospect by MLBPipeline.com, will be part of the World squad. Moncada won the MVP Award in this competition last season while playing as part of the Boston organization.

Right-hander Michael Kopech and catcher Zack Collins were selected for the U.S. team.”It’s overall a very strong roster, both on the World and the USA side,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. “And I think it’s a nice Men’s Nike Personalized Washington Redskins Elite Red Team Color Jersey for Sale tribute to those three individuals that they were named to the squad.

“The fact we were able to get three this year is a nice feather in the cap of the organization. It’s really those players and the staffs that have worked with them that have earned that right.”

In its 19th year, the Futures Game features top Minor League prospects competing in a nine-inning contest as part of All-Star Sunday. Major League Baseball, in conjunction with MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 Ma Personalized Buccaneers Jersey jor League Clubs, selected the 25 players named to each team.

Each Major League organization is represented, and players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to be selected.

Moncada, 22, has a .280 average and Custom Titans Jersey.833 OPS in 65 games for Triple-A Charlotte. The Cuban native has 10 home runs among his 22 extra-base hits and 15 stolen bases in 18 attempts.

Kopech, 21, posted a 4-4 record and 3.38 ERA over 14 starts for Double-A Birmingham. The hard-throwing right-hander — ranked as the White Sox No. 2 prospect — has fanned 94 and walked 46 over 72 innings, with a .183 batting average against.

Collins, 22, produced a .211 average for Class A Winston-Salem but also holds a .368 on-base percentage to go with 10 home runs and 23 extra-base hits in his first full professional season. He is rated as the club’s No. 7 prospect.

Tommy Thompson, the White Sox Minor League camp coordinator/assistant for player development, will serve as bullpen coach on the U.S. team. Luis Sierra, a pregame instructor for the White Sox, will be one of the coaches on the World team.

“That’s pretty cool,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “Having all three of those guys selected and to be a part of that is special for them and special for us as an organization, obviously. It’s a positive thing and
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Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

All-Star rosters to be unveiled on Personalized Redskins Jersey Sunday

We’re just hours away from knowing the American and National League starting position players and the bulk of the pitchers and reserves for the 88th MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. We’re also just hours away from Personalized Redskins Jersey getting answers to the questions on many baseball fans’ minds.

Will Bryce Harper finish as the Majors’ overall vote leader, or can MLB home run leader Aaron Judge overtake him? Who will win the NL’s epic battle at third base between perennial MVP contenders Nolan Arenado and Kris Bryant?
Men’s Nike Personalized Washington Redskins Elite Red Team Color Jersey for Sale And what about the three-horse race at the hot corner in the AL between Miguel Sano, Jose Ramirez and Josh Donaldson? Will the Senior Circuit’s entire right side be populated by Nationals stars Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Murphy and Harper?

Meanwhile, Reds fans appear to be flooding the ballot box for shortstop Zack Cozart, who as of the final ballot update held a slim lead over 2016 NL Rookie of the Year Corey Seager.

Taking the field for both ends of the Twins’ doubleheader on Saturday, Sano made the most of the opportunity, hitting his 19th and 20th homers. In the Dodgers’ rout of the Padres on Saturday, Seager tallied three hits, including his 13th homer, raising his average to .299.

Then there’s the Astros, owners of MLB’s best record. They have a chance to be well represented by their talented young trio of Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and George Springer.

The stars will be out, that much is certain. But only 17 position players (nine fan-elected starters in the AL, eight in the NL) will receive one of the game’s greatest honors as a starter for the Midsummer Classic. Those
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As noted above, the AL All-Star team will have nine elected starters via the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, while the NL squad will have eight fan-elected starters. Pitchers and reserves for both teams — totaling 23 for the NL and 22 for the AL — will be determined through Custom Redskins Jersey a combination of Player Ballot choices and selections made by the Commissioner’s Office.

Following the unveiling of the 2017 All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com Custom Buccaneers Jersey and cast their 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league’s All-Star roster. Then on Tuesday, July 11, while watching the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The fan vote for starters closed at 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, and now it is time to find out how your favorite players fared. On the final day of voting, five positional races were down-to-the-wire finishes, including the starting spot at third base in both Custom Titans Jersey leagues. With less than 12
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AL third base
Fewer than 60,000 votes separated three players. Miguel Sano of the Twins was still leading with 1,764,734 votes, followed closely by Jose Ramirez of the Indians (1,730,869) and Josh Donaldson of the Blue Jays (1,671,408).

AL DH
Who will replace retired David Ortiz in the lineup in Miami? New leader Corey Dickerson of the Rays (1,616,809) was holding a small edge over Nelson Cruz of the Mariners (1,557,747) and Edwin Encarnacion of the Indians (1,505,226).

NL first base
Did Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs catch Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman? This has been a vote battle royale, and Rizzo (1,915,790) was fewer than 75,000 behind Zimmerman (1,989,104).

NL third base
There is a rich tradition of final-week takeovers, and we’ll see whether the big move by Colorado’s Nolan Arenado is the latest example for an All-Star starter. He finally surpassed Kris Bryant of the Cubs, and was trying to hold onto a lead of 2,426,431 to 2,322,249.

NL shortstop
Dodgers fans were pouring it on, and it remained to be seen whether the lead by Zack Cozart of the Reds (2,260,205) would stand up against early NL MVP contender Corey Seager Personalized Buccaneers Jersey of Los Angeles (2,151,923).

The 88th Midsummer Classic on July 11, at Marlins Park in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM will have comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.

Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com and a baseball writer since 1990. Follow him @Marathoner and read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com/blogs hub. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Melky Cabrera robs Aaron Custom Titans Jersey Judge at fence

CHICAGO — There was some doubt as to whether Personalized Redskins Jersey Aaron Judge’s majestic drive off of White Sox starter James Shields in the fifth inning of Thursday’s 4-3 White Sox victory over the Yankees at Guaranteed Rate Field would have cleared the left-field fence.

Melky Cabrera completely erased that little bit of uncertainty.

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Cabrera made a leaping grab against the wall Personalized Buccaneers Jersey on Judge’s fly ball, a blast looking as if it might have hit the top of the wall if not corralled. Cabrera moved back to the necessary spot in left-center, near the White Sox bullpen, and perfectly timed a straight jump.

“I read very well that ball,” Cabrera said through interpreter Billy Russo. “With the power that he has, you have to be deep in the outfield. And I had a very good read of that ball and I jumped in the precise moment.”

“When I threw it, Judge kind of slammed his bat a little bit so I figured it was a pop fly and I looked back and he caught it and I actually thought it was a home run because he didn’t show the ball quite right away,” Shields Custom Titans Jersey said. “It was a great catch.”

As if the catch wasn’t Custom Redskins Jersey spectacular enough, Cabrera added a little showmanship after the play. He turned to talk with the White Sox bullpen after coming down with the baseball, with closer David Robertson yelling encouragement to his fellow ex-Yankees teammate. Cabrera also talked with the fans in the left-field stands before holding up the ball to show he made the catch.Men’s Nike Personalized Washington Redskins Elite Red Team Color Jersey for Sale.

Judge was standing at second by that point. There was a Cabrera taking a bow in left field, with applause above his head and waving to the crowd.

Fans cheered loudly when it looked as if Judge had gone deep for home run No. 28, with a strong representation of Yankees fans in attendance for a game delayed 2 hours, 50 minutes by rain. The crowd cheered even louder when Cabrera held up the baseball on a ball Judge knew wasn’t going out before the play was made.Men’s Nike Custom Made Tennessee Titans Elite Light Blue Team Color NFL Jersey Sale.

“No, I got it off the end of the bat. I knew it right away,” Judge said. “I kind of lost it; I didn’t know actually where it went. I started running and thought it was going to be an outfielder coming in. I just missed it.”

“That was just the way that it goes,” a smiling Cabrera said of his reaction. “I wasn’t planning to do it. It was just the reaction in that moment.”

This catch came one inning after Cabrera threw out Ronald Torreyes trying to stretch a run-scoring single into a double to end the fourth. It was the seventh assist of the season for Cabrera, who threw a runner out at the plate on Wednesday. It also helped Shields and the White Sox keep the Yankees out of a big inning with the top of the order coming to the plate, setting up Cabrera’s further defensive gems.

“It was a great catch,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “He made some nice plays out there, some catches, the throw and assist again throwing the ball well.”

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

White Sox host Wounded Personalized Titans Jersey Warriors at BP session

CHICAGO — The White Sox held a special batting-practice session Thursday morning at Guaranteed Rate Field by welcoming more than 20 veterans from the Wounded Warriors program.

Manager Rick Renteria, bullpen coach Curt Hasler and pregame instructor Mike Kashirsky were joined by pitchers Chris Beck, Derek Holland, David Holmberg, Nate Jones, Mike Pelfrey, David Robertson, Carlos Rodon and Anthony Swarzak. The veterans took some swings and went through fielding drills with the White Sox, all as part of Sox Serve Week supporting Chicago White Sox Charities.
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Several of the veterans were members of the Chicago White Sox Division, a Navy Recruit Division that has had its swearing in ceremony at the ballpark for 33 consecutive years.

“There were a couple of guys swinging the bats pretty good. They wanted some contracts,” said Renteria, who has a son in the Navy. “It was a good time.

“These men and women have sacrificed a lot and because of the sacrifices, all of the men and women of the military take part to keep all of us safe, not just here in the United States but across the world. It’s a great military that we have.”

Avi sore but relieved
Avisail Garcia is day to day with inflammation in his left knee, suffered while sliding into first on a pickoff play in the seventh inning Wednesday night. Garcia had an MRI showing the inflammation and was relieved Personalized Buccaneers Jersey it was not more serious.
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“It hurts a little bit, but I’m OK,” said Garcia, who believes he will be back before the All-Star break. “Couple of days and see how it feels, and I will be back on the field again.

“I’ve been in that situation before with my shoulder, and it’s not fun.”

Garcia ranked fifth among American League outfielders in the last update of All-Star voting. His .318 average, 11 home runs and 51 RBIs during this breakout first half makes him the favorite as the White Sox representative in Miami at the All-Star Custom Redskins Jersey Game presented by Mastercard.
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“It would mean a lot,” Garcia said. “You know how hard everybody works during the season, during the offseason. We never stop. I never stop. I work here for six months, take a couple of days or weeks off, and then work hard again. It’s such an accomplishment and I would feel proud. Let’s see what happens.”

Frazier would do Derby
Todd Frazier, who has 13 home runs this season, would like to be part of the Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities. Frazier was the Derby champion in ’15 and finished second to Giancarlo Stanton in ’16.

“It’s a cool event where you get to wear an All-Star jersey, have something for your house later on,” Frazier said. “If you’ve been in all these home run derbies, you Custom Buccaneers Jersey can look back on your career and you didn’t win a World Series or anything like that, it’s a cool event that you did and can look back on.”

Minaya returns
With Jake Petricka being placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a right elbow strain, right-handed reliever Juan Minaya returned to the White Sox. Minaya has pitched in eight games over three stints this season and was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday night to make room for Rodon.

Minaya arrived in Charlotte at 4 p.m. Wednesday and found out seven hours later Custom Titans Jersey he was coming back to Chicago.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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CHICAGO — One question seems to consistently come up in each of Rick Hahn’s Custom Titans Jersey media sessions over the past six weeks.

When does the road from Charlotte lead Yoan Moncada, MLBPipeline.com’s top-rated prospect, to Chicago? On Wednesday, the quick-witted White Sox general manager didn’t hesitate with a response.Men’s Nike Personalized Washington Redskins Elite Red Team Color Jersey for Sale.

“There are planes there every day,” said Hahn, drawing laughs from reporters.

“Some point in the future,” he added. “Not tonight.”

The Moncada case illustrates the White Sox thought process in regard to their plethora of highly rated young players. The organization wants these players to Custom Redskins Jersey be here to stay when they arrive, although that sort of linear development comes with no guarantees. But the White Sox also want these players to be well-rounded and well-prepared in everything about the game.

“More of you all show up on a given day to ask questions about the night before or their performance or what’s going on and why they are not meeting expectations, so to speak. The game is also faster here. There’s a third deck.

“Let’s take a position player, a guy working on certain things defensively, he can only be tested to a certain extent at Triple-A. It gets you a long way of the way there. But Personalized Buccaneers Jersey the game is faster up here. When he gets here, you are going to see a few foibles along the way, and how quickly we are able to iron those things out will further that development and help with the Men’s Nike Custom Made Tennessee Titans Elite Light Blue Team Color NFL Jersey Sale finishing touches.”

White Sox prospects such as Moncada, Lucas Giolito,Personalized Titans Jersey Reynaldo Lopez and Michael Kopech, to name a few, have been joined in the Minors by players such as third baseman Jake Burger, first baseman Gavin Sheets and catcher Evan Skoug from the 2017 Draft class. It is a class with a fair amount of potentially impactful talent, targeting polished bats with power and
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“That’s something, frankly, we were missing in the organization,” Hahn said. “It was nice to fill in that area.”

Burger, the team’s top pick at No. 11, has been projected by some as possessing the capabilities of being part of the same rebuilding talent wave as Moncada. Before the Majors are even a thought for these new additions, they first have to go through the pro baseball acclimation process.

“Not having to go to class every day, learning to hit with wood, learning to hit against premium stuff every single day,” White Sox director of amateur scouting Nick Hostetler said. “Just the ins and outs of managing your life, and understanding the future is in your hands.

“You control everything from that point out. As long as they get that and understand it, they are going to have success.”

As for the ongoing Moncada question, there’s no magical date or formula predicting his arrival.

“We’re going to continue to monitor him there, talk with our player-development folks,” Hahn said. “Once it comes time for him to have that next stage of development in Chicago, we’ll see him Custom Redskins Jersey up here.”

Kevan Smith starts White Sox rally Personalized Buccaneers Jersey with walk

CHICAGO — Kevan Smith’s one-out walk drawn against New York’s Dellin Betances started the White Sox two-run, game-winning rally in the ninth inning Tuesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.

It also stood as the catcher’s first walk in 130 plate appearances.Men’s Nike Personalized Washington Redskins Elite Red Team Color Jersey for Sale.

“I got way on the plate, and I was like, ‘You are either going to hit me or walk me.’ I’m not letting this one slide,” said a smiling Smith of the free pass. “I’ve been to a few 3-0 counts. But I finally got the first one out of the way. Everybody was Personalized Buccaneers Jersey laughing at me.”

Smith was immediately replaced by pinch-runner Willy Garcia, joking the walk warranted a celebratory moment, although he didn’t keep the baseball. Smith, Personalized Titans Jersey who turned 29 Wednesday, has never been a high walk guy.Men’s Nike Custom Made Tennessee Titans Elite Light Blue Team Color NFL Jersey Sale.

“I’ve been very aggressive and the majority of these guys can throw strikes up here so I’m going to be swinging,” Smith said. “There’s guys like Omar [Narvaez] that are just very patient, and they kind of wait for their pitch. That’s something I can get better at and something I try to work on.

“I’m sure it’s in the reports. They say throw it in the zone and it’s just kind of my game. Walks will come. I’m sure more will come now that I got the first one out
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Late day for Sox
White Sox players didn’t have to report to the ballpark Custom Titans Jersey until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, marking the second straight day it was a show-and-go situation set by manager Rick Renteria.

“I’m not really used to it, to be honest with you,” White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier said. “I remember some late flights where we didn’t have to take batting practice, but never this late.

“It’s good. You get to spend more time with the family. If you can get a nap in there, that helps too. Getting to the ballpark, you feel Custom Buccaneers Jersey like you have more time than you really have, but you work in the cage, get warmed up and away you go. It’s like high school.”

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter Personalized Redskins Jersey , on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Cessa, Shields close Custom Redskins Jersey Yanks-White Sox series

White Sox right-hander James Shields (1-1, 4.26 ERA) will look for his first victory since coming off his first career stint on the disabled list as he Custom Redskins Jersey takes the hill against Luis Cessa (0-2, 6.57) and the Yankees in the finale of a four-game set at Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday night.

Shields will be making his third start, and second at home, since missing two months while dealing with a strained right lat. After giving up one run in each of his first three outings before the injury (for a 1.62 ERA), he’s allowed nine runs over two starts since coming back. He pitched well in his return in Toronto before a big sixth inning proved costly, and his 2016 struggles returned in his last outing against Oakland. Shields, who allowed the most homers in the Majors last year with 40, allowed multiple home runs in a start for the first time this season against the A’s — each coming as Custom Buccaneers Jersey the first career homer for the hitter.

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Cessa will be making his third start and fourth appearance overall for the Yankees this season after 17 appearances (nine starts) as a rookie last year. He’s gone further in each outing, going 3 1/3 innings out of the bullpen before going four and five innings, respectively, in two starts. He’s coming off his best Personalized Redskins Jersey big league outing of the year, going five innings and allowing three runs while striking out eight before picking up the loss against Texas.

Shields has faced the Yankees 32 times in his career — five more than his second most-frequent opponent (Baltimore and Boston), posting a 4.12 ERA. His 11 wins against them are his most against any non-Toronto opponent, though he has more losses (16) against the Yankees than any other opponent. Cessa has faced the White Sox once, allowing three runs (two earned) over two innings
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The Yankees have won four of the six meetings with the White Sox this season, including Wednesday night’s 12-3 rout.

Three things to know about the game
• Every pitcher is struggling when Aaron Judge steps into the batter’s box. The Yankees slugger has been impossible Custom Buccaneers Jersey to keep off the bases, hitting his MLB-best 27th homer Wednesday night Custom Titans Jersey to extend his on-base streak to 30 games. That’s the longest on-base streak for a Yankee since Derek Jeter’s 34-game stretch to end the 2012 season.

• The Yankees will be without a cog in the middle of the order after they placed Matt Holliday on the 10-day DL with a viral infection. It’ll be a key loss especially late in games, as according to StatcastPersonalized Buccaneers Jersey he has an average exit velocity of 99.4 mph between the seventh and ninth innings with a runner on — the highest average in the big leagues. Holliday also has a .544 slugging percentage between the seventh and ninth innings this season. Holliday is the latest in a string of losses for New York, who is also without Aaron Hicks and Starlin Castro due to recent injuries.

“Well it’s not the best idea,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “I can tell you that. I could think of different things to do. But you have to make adjustments, and I think a lot of times division winners are determined by who survives the injuries the best because it is such a long season, so we’ve got to survive this.”

• While the White Sox may not be looking for a repeat of Jose Quintana’s gem from Tuesday, they are seeking quality from Shields. Chicago has just 27 quality starts, the lowest mark in the American League.Men’s Nike Custom Made Tennessee Titans Elite Light Blue Team Color NFL Jersey Sale.

Fabian Ardaya is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

The White Sox host Personalized Titans Jersey Sox serve week

CHICAGO — There’s no a such thing as a rain delay when you’re a kid.

Even with rain coming down at Curtis Granderson Field at the University of Illinois-Chicago, laughs and fun were abound Wednesday as the White Custom Redskins Jersey Sox and their Amateur City Elites (ACE) program joined forces to host 250 Chicago youth in a baseball clinic.

The White Sox are celebrating “Sox Serve” week, putting together a camp to benefit kids ranging from 9 to 12 years old from the White Sox Inner City Youth Baseball (ICYB) and Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities (RBI) programs, giving kids the chance to learn how to run the bases, hit home runs, catch Personalized Titans Jersey pop flies and follow the game.Men’s Nike Personalized Washington Redskins Elite Red Team Color Jersey for Sale.

Also giving them a chance to meet some of their heroes. White Sox infielders Todd Frazier and Matt Davidson, along with former White Sox player and current team ambassador Harold Baines, were among those on hand to help coach the next generation of sluggers.

“Bottom line, it’s about the kids out there,” Frazier said. “If we can teach them a little bit about baseball, a little bit about life and have a little bit of fun in general, it goes a long way. I think us as players have a Custom Titans Jersey responsibility to come out here, help these kids out and steer them the right way and we’re doing it through the great game of baseball.”Men’s Nike Custom Made Tennessee Titans Elite Light Blue Team Color NFL Jersey Sale.

The constant downpour of rain reminded Frazier of some of his times playing as a kid, splashing around and using the weather Personalized Redskins Jersey as a bonus instead of a detriment.

“Nothing bothered us [as kids],” Frazier said. “Thirty degrees, snow, we always found a way to make a base or make an adjustment to playing baseball or whatever sport it was, especially baseball. Baseball in the rain, I think as a young kid you just want to slide everywhere and I think they’re starting to get a little crazy now in the best way possible.”

Davidson said that, beyond the fun, he felt it was his duty as a big leaguer to provide a positive influence on the next generation of kids. Serving as that role model, he said, can make a big impact.

“It’s awesome,” he said. “I remember these camps as a kid. They’re Personalized Buccaneers Jersey all excited, and it’s pretty cool that we have the opportunity to come here and help them out. When you’re a little kid, seeing a Major League Baseball player is a dream come true. I’m glad to be that guy today.”

As part of their “Sox Serve” week, the White Sox organization reached out to the local community to find ways to help others while generating opportunities for the next generation of potential big leaguers. Frazier said his role as a key figure in the community is something he and the organization have taken seriously.

“The White Sox, they’re top-notch,” Frazier said. “They understand not only what it means to serve as a baseball team, but in the community as well. We have a great organization. We have a great group of people who work tireless hours to get stuff like this done.”Women’s Nike Custom Made Tennessee Titans Elite Away White NFL Jersey Cheap.

Fabian Ardaya is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.