Sox Spring Training — Game #2
A day after falling to the LA Dodgers by a score of 6-4 in their spring opener, the White Sox took the field against the LA Angels on Tuesday with hopes of their first win. This time, they had the Brothers Danks.
John Danks (0-1, 13.50) got the start for the White Sox and allowed three runs on four hits and was saddled with the loss in the Angels 6-2 win over the Sox. Danks, 26, walked three and fanned one batter in his first outing of the spring season. Danks appeared in two games last season for the Knights while on a Major League rehab. John is the older brother of Jordan, who spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the Knights.
Jordan Danks went 1-2 with a strikeout in Tuesday’s game. The younger Danks played center field for the Sox in the game and is a defensive whiz in the outfield. Last season, the 25-year-old was awarded with MiLB’s Gold Glove award. He had just one error in 329 chances.
Jordan also enjoyed a solid 2011 season at the plate for the Knights. The Texas native hit .257 with a career-high 14 home runs and a career-high 65 RBIs. He also stole 18 bases — also a career-high.
Former Knights of Note
Gordon Beckham (2009 Knights)
Beckham went 2-2 with a stole base on Tuesday. Beckham is looking to regain the form he showed in 2009, when he was the Sporting News AL Rookie of the Year. Last season, Beckham hit .230 with 10 home runs and 44 RBIs.
Alejandro De Aza (2010-11 Knights)
De Aza led-off the game for the White Sox on Tuesday and went 0-1 with an RBI. He started in center field for Chicago and will look to become the club’s table setter this season at the top of the lineup. Last year, with the Knights, he stole 22 bases.
Tyler Flowers (2009-11 Knights)
Flowers started behind the dish for the Sox on Tuesday and went 1-2 with a run scored.