ANAHEIM — Catching was never going to be the offensive strength for the White Sox, but some production is required.
Now that they have officially lost starting catcher Geovany Soto for at least three months to elbow surgery, manager Rick Renteria will have to find a way to get Custom Dodgers Jersey the most from relatively inexperienced catchers Omar Narvaez and Kevan Smith.
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It figures to be a difficult challenge. Neither catcher has much Major League experience.
It may not be strict platoon. Renteria started the right-handed-hitting Smith, 28, Monday against right-hander Jesse Chavez. On Tuesday, he started Narvaez against right-hander JC Ramirez.
Narvaez, 25, hits left-handed. Smith has actually hit right-handers slightly better, batting .182 for his career, while still looking for his first hit this season in eight at-bats against a right-hander.
“Both of them continue to develop,” Renteria said. “Smithy was here a little bit last year before he got hurt. He tweaked his back a little bit and was not able to participate. Now that he’s here and Narvi is here, I’ll continue to rotate them back and forth.”
Narvaez is hitting .250 vs. right-handed pitchers, but only .154 against left-
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Last season, Narvaez hit .267 in 101 at-bats, while Smith hit .125 in just 16 at-bats.
There are no great offensive numbers there to build much hope around.
At the moment, Renteria said there is no exact plan for their usage.
“There will be days when they have back-to-back days,” he said. “I think we’ll also have conversations with [pitching coach Don Cooper].
“There are sometimes when we might want a catcher to take another pitcher, Personalized Colorado Rockies Jersey just to take him for the game on that day and see how he can manage that particular aspect with that particular individual. We want them to be able to catch all the guys, so we’ll continue to mix them up.”
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Renteria has a simple plan to turn things around.
“Hit ’em,” he said. “Continue to have better at-bats. Obviously try not to do too much, stay within ourselves. We’re pretty right-handed, so we have to get these guys to get the ball up in the zone where we can handle it a little bit better.
“Obviously they use a lot of secondary pitches that we’re going to have to be able to fight or actually put in play in certain situations. We’ll find a way. Just keep battling.”
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INDIANAPOLIS — The phrase “Zack Burdi, White Sox closer” probably stands a Custom Yankees Jersey few years away from coming to fruition.
But at one point in the Downers Grove South High School career of Triple-A Charlotte’s current standout reliever, it looked as if “Zack Burdi, Bears
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“I thought I was going to be a college kicker for football,” said Burdi during a Personalized New York Yankees Jersey recent International League road trip to Victory Field. “Baseball wasn’t really my thing.
“Then my junior year, I kind of had a little spike in my velo. I decided to run with it.”
Burdi, who was a center fielder his freshman and sophomore high school seasons, clearly appears to have made the right career choice. He misses hitting,
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Entering Tuesday’s contest, Burdi featured a 1.84 ERA over 13 games to go with five saves in six chances for the Knights. The hard-throwing right-hander has 24 strikeouts and five walks allowed in 14 2/3 innings.
His high-octane stuff would play now at the Major League level. But the White Custom Orioles Jersey Sox are giving their No. 7 prospect time to refine his entire repertoire and approach.
“We also have to remember that literally 12 months ago he’s pitching at Louisville,” said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn of Burdi, who was the 26th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. “There is an acclimation process that goes on to not only pitching more regularly but what you do on your side days and the travel and doing this full-time as a professional.
“Just like we said at the Draft, he has the kind of stuff to make you think he’s going to come quickly. He has that makeup to make you think he can handle moving quickly.
“At the same time, we want him to get through some consistency and repetition,” Personalized Baltimore Orioles Jersey Hahn said. “We want him getting acclimated to the lifestyle before he comes up here.”
Bobby Jenks and Craig Kimbrel serve as closing influences for Burdi, but it was his older brother, Nick, who had the first and ongoing impact. Nick, who pitches in the Twins system, was the closer at Louisville in 2014 before Zack took over in 2015.
As a high school kicker, Burdi once connected from 43 yards. It’s a good memory for the now 22-year-old hurler. He figures to make more Major League memories soon but isn’t thinking about a promotion.
“I’ve had things my entire life that I’ve been looking forward to, whether it was Team USA my sophomore year or the Draft my junior year,” Burdi said. “If you just put it in the back of your head and you don’t think about it, it’s going to shake out the way it’s supposed to.
“Whether that’s the way you want, that’s great. But if it doesn’t, then you just Website gotta take a step back, take a deep breath and figure out why it didn’t
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“I’m not trying to let that consume me or take over,” Burdi said. “It’d be cool if it happens, but if it doesn’t, figure out why and fix it.”
Here’s a look at top prospects to watch in today’s Minor League action:
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Hitter to watch: Ozzie Albies (Braves’ No. 1), Gwinnett at Norfolk (12:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
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Pitcher to watch: Carson Fulmer (White Sox No. 5), Charlotte vs. Durham (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
Fulmer, MLBPipeline.com’s No. 63 overall prospect, has been a model of Custom Yankees Jersey consistency in his last five starts for Triple-A Charlotte, going 4-0 with a 1.57 ERA in 28 2/3 innings. He’s allowed one earned run while Women’s Personalized Stitched Any Name Any Number Baltimore Orioles Home White Jersey completing at least five innings in each of those outings, during which he’s held opposing hitters to a .206 average.
Duel of the day: Walker Buehler (Dodgers’ No. 5) vs. Jack Flaherty (Cardinals’ No. 8), Tulsa at Springfield (12:10 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
Buehler, 22, is set to make his second start for Tulsa since being promoted to the Double-A level. The No. 84 overall prospect worked a season-high four innings in his Drillers debut, allowing two earned runs on six hits and one walk with three strikeouts. Before joining Tulsa, Buehler posted a 1.77 ERA with 30 strikeouts in Personalized New York Yankees Jersey 20 1/3 innings (seven starts) for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga.
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ANAHEIM — Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout smashed back-to-back home runs off Custom Orioles Jersey Mike Pelfrey in the fifth inning to power the Angels to a 5-3 comeback win over the White Sox in Monday night’s series opener at Angel Stadium.
Calhoun blasted a three-run homer to right-center field to tie the game, 3-3, before Trout followed with a solo shot — his 12th of the season — to left to put the Halos in front, 4-3. It was the first time the Angels have produced back-to-back home runs this year.
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Trout has now homered in four consecutive games, becoming the first Angel to accomplish the feat since Mark Trumbo did it in May 2012.
“Unbelievable,” Calhoun said. “His first game [back from hamstring tightness] he didn’t get a hit, and now he’s back to Mike Trout. Every day he’s going to amaze you with something.”
Martin Maldonado added a solo homer in the seventh to help back a strong outing from Angels right-hander Jesse Chavez, who allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts over seven-plus innings. Chavez became only the second Angels pitcher to work into the eighth this season, though he opened the inning by walking Tyler Saladino, prompting Angels manager Mike Scioscia to lift him in favor of Jose Alvarez. It still marked Chavez’s longest start since Aug. 19, 2015.
“I just roll with the punches,” Chavez said. “Today he was able to instill that trust in me and go back out there for that eighth. He gave me that leash, and I didn’t take advantage of it to earn that trust a little bit, but next time he gives it to me, I’m going to take it.”
Chavez retired the first nine batters he faced, but he stumbled in the fourth, yielding a two-run blast to Jose Abreu that gave the White Sox a 2-0 lead. Saladino extended Chicago’s lead to 3-0 with an RBI triple in the fifth, but that proved to be the extent of the damage against Chavez.
The White Sox threatened in the ninth, putting runners on first and second with two outs against closer Bud Norris, but Norris struck out Kevan Smith looking to Personalized New York Yankees Jersey seal the Angels’ win. Norris recorded the final four outs of the game to pick up his eighth save of the season.
Pelfrey lasted only 4 2/3 innings in his fifth start of the season for the White Sox, surrendering four runs on three hits while walking three and striking out two. Pelfrey allowed just two baserunners through the first four innings before losing his command in the fifth, when he issued two walks and a pair of homers to fuel the Angels’ rally.
“He was throwing a lot of strikes,” said White Sox manager Rick Renteria. “His breaking ball was working well. I thought he was working both sides of the plate. In the end, it started to sputter a little bit. He gave us what he could give us. He gave us a chance to win that ballgame. And quite frankly, I didn’t take advantage of it.”
Pelfrey blamed going deep into counts on too many hitters.
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MOMENTS THAT MATTERED Angels rock Pelfrey for four runs: The Angels had just one hit entering the bottom of the fifth inning, but they erased a three-run deficit by erupting for four runs behind Calhoun and Trout’s homers. Still, Cameron Maybin ignited the comeback by drawing a one-out walk on a 3-2 sinker from Pelfrey that appeared to be strike three but was called a ball by home plate umpire Mike DiMuro.
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But Pelfrey could not escape trouble, as Calhoun and Trout subsequently went deep to shift the momentum in the Angels’ favor. More >
Chavez’s shutdown inning: After the Angels took a 4-3 lead, Chavez came out for the sixth and gave up a leadoff single Melky Cabrera, putting the tying run on first for Chicago. Still, Chavez averted danger by coaxing a flyout from Abreu, a forceout from Leury Garcia and a groundout from Todd Frazier to leave the runner stranded, preserving the Halos’ slim lead.
Anthony Swarzak allowed a two-out double to Andrelton Simmons in the sixth. The White Sox right-hander had allowed one hit in his previous 48 hitters faced.
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WHAT’S NEXT White Sox: Left-hander Derek Holland is scheduled to make his eighth start Website Tuesday at 9:07 p.m. CT. Holland is coming off his worst outing of the season, yet only gave up three earned runs in five innings against the Twins. On the season he is 3-3 with a 2.43 ERA.
Angels: Right-hander JC Ramirez will take the mound for the Angels on Tuesday in the second game of their three-game series against the White Sox at 7:07 p.m. PT at Angel Stadium. In two career relief appearances against Chicago, Ramirez is 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA.
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Steve Dilbeck is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the White Sox on Monday.
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ANAHEIM — Since the start of his White Sox managerial tenure, Rick Renteria Custom Twins Jersey has preached team above individual. He has talked about playing for the name on the front of the jersey as opposed to the name on the back.
But it was Renteria who told reporters about breaking that philosophy in a key Custom Astros Jersey moment of Monday’s 5-3 loss to the Angels at Angel Stadium.
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Mike Pelfrey, who was effectively wild for most of the night, had a two-on, two-out situation in the fifth inning with the White Sox leading by a 3-0 margin and left-handed-hitting Kole Calhoun at the plate. Renteria had left-handed reliever Dan Jennings warming in the bullpen, but chose to stay with Pelfrey and try to Personalized Houston Astros Jersey push him through five in what turned into Men’s Authentic Personalized Houston Astros Commemorative 50th Year Alternate Orange Jersey a game-tying home run from Calhoun.
“Pelf gave us a nice four-plus innings. Really, he gave us enough to do what we need to do,” Renteria said. “I had those guys out there ready to pick him up and I didn’t. I went against my better judgment.
“Honestly, we had [Jennings] ready for Calhoun and a righty ready. That’s not any of their faults but mine. At least it would have given us a better chance. I can’t guarantee that the outcome would have been what we wanted, but the
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Anthony Swarzak, who yielded a double Andrelton Simmons in the sixth inning — the second hit allowed to the last 50 batters faced — replaced Pelfrey in the fifth. Swarzak was ready to face Mike Trout after Calhoun, but Pelfrey stayed in the game and yielded Trout’s go-ahead home run.
Pelfrey went to at least a three-ball count against 11 Angels hitters. Cameron Maybin worked the count full with one out in the fateful fifth, but Pelfrey’s 3-2 sinker within the strike zone was called ball four by home plate umpire Mike
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“I’m pretty frustrated. Pretty disappointed. Pretty tough to swallow after being given that 3-0 lead and giving it right back. It [stinks],” Pelfrey told reporters after falling to 0-4. “I felt like it was 3-2 to everybody. Eventually it caught up to Personalized Minnesota Twins Jersey me. Pretty bad to give up three runs on one hit, and walking guys.”
In five starts with the White Sox, Pelfrey has worked into the sixth inning only one time. The deeper he works, the more problems Pelfrey seems to face. He now has allowed nine of his 16 runs this season in pitches 75 to 100.
That statistic also could have factored into the pitching-change decision for Renteria. Instead, it became a tough but teachable moment for Renteria himself.
“Today my emotions for an individual came before the reality of managing for a team,” Renteria said. “You cannot do that and win ballgames consistently over an
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“This one doesn’t sit well with me. I’m sure it doesn’t sit well with very many Website people. I agree with them. But it’s not something we’ve been doing all year long. It’s something we went against. We’ve been thinking team first, and we’re going to continue to do it.”
CHICAGO — The murmurs began on social media shortly after the White Sox optioned infielder Cody Asche to Triple-A Charlotte following Sunday’s win over Custom Twins Jersey the Padres.
Could this move mean the arrival of Yoan Moncada, the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball per MLBPipeline.com?
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When the White Sox quickly advised a pitcher would be added prior to Monday night’s series opener in Anaheim, the guessing switched to potential additions for Custom Astros Jersey right-handed hurlers Reynaldo Lopez (No. 39 prospect overall), Carson Fulmer (No. 63) or Zack Burdi (No. 7 for White Sox). Ultimately, Men’s Authentic Personalized Houston Astros Commemorative 50th Year Alternate Orange Jersey the White Sox purchased the contract of Gregory Infante from Triple-A to fill the roster spot, a 29-year-old who had pitched well in the Minors and had a brief stint with the White Sox in ’10.
Some people point to service time as an issue for the big league start with these Personalized Houston Astros Jersey top prospects. But as part of the ongoing rebuild, fully developing these players stands as more important than anything contractually related.
General manager Rick Hahn addressed that point during a recent conversation
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“We want him to be in a position to succeed when he gets here and not just survive,” Hahn said of Burdi but also making a point applicable to all of these prospects. “His stuff is probably good enough to survive. Now we are getting close to the point where you see that level of consistency that makes you feel comfortable to give him that next challenge here up in Chicago.”
A goal for the White Sox in regard to this critical mass of talent is having them stay in the Majors once they arrive. They don’t want Moncada to come up for a Personalized Minnesota Twins Jersey month, not quite be ready, and then have to go back to the Minors for more seasoning.
Obviously, that callup process doesn’t rank as an exact science. Aaron Rowand and Joe Crede, two accomplished Major Leaguers who made major contributions to the 2005 White Sox World Series championship, had to go back to the Minors
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So while there’s an overall desire for what shapes up as an exciting future to begin as soon as possible for the South Siders, the organization understands the wait should be worth it.
“You do want them to be as well-equipped as possible,” Hahn said. “You make adjustments to a player’s defensive approach, and you want that to become second nature at the Minor League level. When you get to the bigs, the game is a little quicker and everything moves a little faster.
“If those alterations aren’t ingrained at that point, it might be a little harder to execute up at this level. You want to be as confident as you can any changes you’ve made have taken hold and become second nature for the player.”
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The White Sox arrived in Southern California without their catcher. They had best get used to it.
The club announced that catcher Geovany Soto would have arthroscopic surgery Custom Braves Jersey on his right elbow and be out a minimum of three months.
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White Sox manager Rick Renteria said he thought Soto, 34, was handling the setback as well as could be expected.
“I think he’s fine,” Renteria said. “Obviously nobody ever wants to go down,
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“I just think he wants to resolve the pain in his elbow. I guess it’s been pretty significant.”
Soto is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday for debridement with loose body removal on his right elbow, which landed him on the disabled list twice over the Personalized Atlanta Braves Jersey season’s first six weeks.
Soto signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in the offseason and was hitting .190 with three home runs in 13 games.
With Soto out, the White Sox catching duties have fallen to Omar Narvaez (.228, no homers, three RBIs in 57 at-bats) and Kevan Smith (.133, no homers, 1 RBI, 15 at-bats).
“I don’t think they’re overwhelmed by any means,” Renteria said. “I think they feel good, they’re comfortable in their own skin and what they’re capable of doing.
“I think we continue to monitor and Coop [pitching coach Dan Cooper] continues to talk to them in between innings and certain situations. They’re fine.”
Right-hander James Shields (right lat strain) threw on the field prior to Monday’s Custom Diamondbacks Jersey game and came away encouraged.
“I just kind of tested it out to see if I’m feeling anything, and I felt great today,” Shields said. “Positive and in the right direction. We’re going to move on [Tuesday] and start the throwing program.”
Shields, 35, already had one setback in his return and admitted to some frustration.
“When you’re not throwing for a long time and watching the guys play, you get a little itchy,” he said. “I know it’s a process, and I’m going try and stick to the
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Seven years after making his Major League debut with the White Sox, right-handed reliever Gregory Infante returned to the team Monday. He takes the spot of infielder Cody Asche, who was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte.
“I’m very happy to get this opportunity to pitch here again,” Infante said before the game. “The last seven years were tough years. I worked a lot to get to this point again.”
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Infante, 29, was 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA and three saves for Charlotte. He appeared in five games with the White Sox in 2010, before spending most of the past seven years in the Minors.
Infante said he felt appreciative of the opportunity and respectful of all the work
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“I was just happy,” he said. “I took a moment to realize all the work and all the things I had to pass through the last seven years. It was a very satisfying moment.”
Shortstop Tim Anderson returned to the team Monday after being allowed to miss three games to attend the funeral of his close friend. The White Sox played a man short over the weekend.
“They’ve definitely been in my corner and showed me support,” he said. “It means a lot. It speaks highly to the kind of organization they are. They really care about their players.”
Anderson was not in the lineup Monday, but Renteria said he would be back Website Tuesday.
Steve Dilbeck is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the White Sox on Monday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
CHICAGO — The most solid of contact made by the White Sox during an eight-run eighth inning in a 9-3 victory over the Padres Sunday was Todd Frazier’s towering bid for a grand slam resulting in the frame’s final out.
That rally off of San Diego relievers Ryan Buchter, Brandon Maurer and Craig Personalized Miami Marlins Jersey Stammen including five walks, one hit batsman and four hits, with Leury Garcia’s double being the only hit that went for extra bases. The 17-18 South Siders clearly took advantage of what was given them.
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“We gave one away today,” Padres manager Andy Green said. “It was a painful Custom Twins Jersey loss.”
“Eight-run eighth, that doesn’t happen too often in the game of baseball,” Frazier said. “Guys battling. A walk here, a couple knocks here, and away we go. Everybody just battling their butt off, taking really good at-bats and waiting for their pitch. It was a lot of fun.”
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Buchter assisted the comeback for the White Sox by issuing one-out walks to Custom Marlins Jersey Yolmer Sanchez and Jose Abreu. Avisail Garcia reached on shortstop Luis Sardinas’ fielding error, and Frazier walked to force home a run. Melky Cabrera delivered a pinch-hit single in place of Matt Davidson, off of Maurer, to give the White Sox a 4-3 advantage.
Tyler Saladino followed with a popped up bunt caught by first baseman Will Myers for the second out. But when Myers turned his back on the play, Frazier Personalized Minnesota Twins Jersey moved back to third, tagged up and showed a little risk taking by racing home for the fifth run.
“I’m just curious if it’s a sac fly or not,” Frazier said. “Me and Sally were trying to talk. Hopefully it is. Just one of those things. You just read what’s going on, and
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you take a chance.”
Fourteen hitters in total came to the plate for the White Sox, who picked up their seventh come-from-behind victory and improved to 2-17 when trailing after seven innings. The ’17 Padres won’t exactly be confused with the ’27 Yankees, but the miscues coming with a youthful rebuild engaged in by San Diego shouldn’t
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Jose Quintana finished with his 60th no-decision since ’12, ranking No. 1 in the Majors in this dubious category. He has received two runs or less of support in six of his eight starts this season, but even if the offense didn’t score for him, it scored big for the team.
“Really good comeback and we take the series. That’s the most important thing here,” Quintana said. “I tried to throw the ball well and get some quick outs. I’m a little frustrated because I didn’t [pitch well enough to] get the win, but the most important thing here is the team won.”
“You’ve got to think that way. That’s what we’ve got to do,” said Frazier of erasing the 3-1 deficit. “And then I came up with a walk, pushed it a little bit, put a little more pressure on him. Then we opened the floodgates with the two-RBI single Website from Melky. It was a great inning.”
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CHICAGO — The White Sox rallied for eight runs in the eighth and claimed a 9-3 victory over the Padres Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field, giving them the series win and a second straight victory after six consecutive losses. They scored those Custom Mets Jersey eight runs on four hits, while benefitting from five walks and
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“We gave one away today. It was a painful loss,” Padres manager Andy Green said.
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“Guys showed a lot of patience and controlled the zone,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “We were able to take advantage of it, in a big way.”
• Shields expected to resume throwing Monday
The Padres were staked to an early lead on Hunter Renfroe’s three-run homer in the 7th, breaking up what was otherwise a strong start from Jose Quintana.
However, trouble brewed in the eighth. Trailing 3-1, Padres reliever Ryan Buchter walked Yolmer Sanchez and Jose Abreu with one out. The bases were loaded on an error by Luis Sardinas off a routine Avisail Garcia ground out. Personalized New York Mets Jersey Buchter walked Todd Frazier to force in a run, followed by Melky Cabrera pinch-hitting for Matt Davidson and singling
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“It was just a good read by Frazier right there,” Myers said. “I felt like I could have been more aware of what was going on and make sure I checked him instead of turning my back to him.”
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“You just read what’s going on, and you take a chance,” Frazier said. “I thought it was a good chance to take there. We scored, we were up two runs already with Custom Brewers Jersey our closer coming in.”
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Jered Weaver once again dominated the White Sox, even though he entered the contest with a 0-4 mark and a 6.81 ERA. The White Sox had lost eight straight games started by Weaver before Sunday. More >
Weaver allowed one run in the first inning but that was all the White Sox could produce, as Weaver yielded five hits in six innings and 89 pitches. Quintana finished with a no-decision, yielding three runs on five hits over seven innings, striking out five and walking four.
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED Momentary advantage: Renfroe’s three-run home run in the seventh marked his sixth of the season and first since April 26, giving the Padres a 3-1 lead. He
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Off the ropes early: Singles from Leury Garcia and Sanchez, who both were using pink bats Sunday, and Abreu getting hit by a pitch left the White Sox with a bases loaded, nobody out situation in the first against Weaver. But in three pitches, the inning was over and the White Sox scored only one run. Garcia hit into a double play on a 1-0 pitch and Frazier grounded out on the next pitch after the double play.
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“Walks and defensive breakdowns. It’s one of the ugliest half innings I’ve ever seen in baseball, especially at the Major League level. There’s no excuse for so many things that happened out there that inning. Walks are going to happen from time to time, our pitchers are out there battling, but you couple that with the way we played defense. Yeah, it was disgusting baseball.” — Green, about the eight-run eighth inning
“Carelessness, shortsightedness, not paying attention to the situation, not getting time out, not recognizing where runners are on the baseball field. No excuse in it. It’s a Major League baseball field. This isn’t Little League.” — Green, about MLB Frazier scoring from third on the bunt popup to first in the eighth inning
“I tried to go away so I missed the spot. That’s what happens when you miss the spot.” — Quintana on Renfroe’s homer, pointing to an issue with fastball command this season
NEITHER A WIN NOR A LOSS
Quintana picked up his 60th no-decision in Sunday’s contest, the most in the Major Leagues since 2012. He is 2-1 with 2.76 ERA over his last four starts, after going 0-4 with a 6.17 ERA in his first four.
UPON FURTHER REVIEW
Green challenged Frazier’s tag when Myers was called out at third as he tried to advance from first on Hedges’ single over right fielder Garcia in the fourth inning on a routine fly ball that Garcia overran. After a review, the call stood. San Diego lost its challenge, and Myers was out on the 8-6-5 play.
WHAT’S NEXT Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (0-0, 4.13 ERA) will try for his first victory in his sixth start as San Diego opens a four-game home series against Milwaukee on Monday. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. PT.
White Sox: Mike Pelfrey (0-3, 5.21 ERA) goes in search of his first victory as a member of the White Sox, making his fifth start and third on the road. The right-hander is 3-3 with a lifetime 4.26 ERA against the Angels.
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