White Sox and Minnesota – Game 2

moundJames Shields on the mound today and it will be interesting. James had a decent outing last time, confidence building but will today be better is the question?

Injury News: Melky is out 3 to 4 days with a mild wrist sprain.

**Mat Latos has signed a minor league deal with the Nationals.

**Update on Zack Putnam – they are hoping for him to avoid surgery by working through the elbow issues but if things do not improve it could be arthroscopic procedure to remove bone chips, or along the lines of Tommy John surgery which would end his 2016 season.

**New Chicago Bulls Denzel Washington visited with Steve and Jason in the booth and Denzel also threw out the first pitch.

For those who can’t see the game, the new home uniform, Black jersey’s and white pants.

James first pitch is a strike, 2nd pitch is a homerun to left. Twins 1 and Sox yet to open batting.

Brett Lawrie opens the bottom of the 2nd with a solo shot to right to tie the game, J.B Shuck with a single to right and he is safe at 2nd with a steal. An RBI, single and E-7 gets J.B Shuck home and Avi Garcia standing on 3rd for a 2 to 1 Sox lead.

Adam Eaton guns down another runner at the plate, protecting the Sox 2 to 1 lead. (score 9 to 2)

Tyler Saladino goes “Yard” with a solo shot for a 3 to 1 lead to open the 5th

Todd Frazier goes “Yard” with his solo shot for a 4 to 1 Sox lead. Dioner Navarro with a stand up double. Avi with a walk, joining Dioner on the pond. Tyler with a single, brings home Dioner, Avi stopping at 3rd for a 5 to 1 Sox lead. Tyler safe at 2nd on the steal, time with a double bringing home Avi and Dioner for a 7 to 1 Sox lead, Adam with a single getting Tim home for an 8 to 1 Sox lead.(everyone in the lineup tonight has 1 hit), A very busy bottom of 6th inning.

Top of 7th – Thank you James for a great outing.(he had control tonight and was economical in his pitch usage.) Matt Albers to the office.

Home half of the 7th and Todd with a stand up double. J.B with a sac fly getting Todd home for a 9 to 1 Sox lead

Michael Ynoa in the office in the top of the 8th. (has hit batter) Matt Purke has taken over in the office in the top of the 9th. With Matt struggling, Dan Jennings on the way to the mound.

Thanks to a Brett mistake (E-4) the pond is full. Twins single takes the score to 9 to 2. Sox gave up the run to get the batter to first its 9 to 3 Sox lead. Jennings hits the batter with 2 strikes. Dan walked a runner and it’s a 9 to 4 Twins lead.  A 2 run double makes it 9 to 6. At one point it was NINE TO ONE in favor of the Sox.

Nate Jones to the office to hopefully shut this down in a save position. Nate locks up the office with getting the final batter to fly out to left.

**Final Score — White Sox – 9 and Twins – 6









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