Sox Drop Sunday’s Game…
The White Sox continued their spring struggles on Sunday, as they lost to the Colorado Rockies by a score of 5-2. With the loss, Chicago fell to 2-6 through their first eight games.
Offensively, the Sox were led by Eduardo Escobar, who had two of the team’s nine hits. The Venezuelan infielder started at second base and had a double and an RBI. He’s currently hitting .357 so far this spring.
Addison Reed, who went from Single-A to the Majors in 2011, tossed a scoreless inning for the Sox on Sunday. Reed, who continues to battle for a bullpen spot this spring, has not allowed a run in two appearances (2 IP). The California native was sharp in 11 games last year for the Knights (0-0, 2 saves, 1.27 ERA).
Another reliever getting work on Sunday was RHP Anthony Carter, who allowed just one hit over 1.2 shutout frames. It was Carter’s third appearance this spring. He has a 2.25 ERA through four innings pitched.
Carter, 25, began the 2011 season with Double-A Birmingham and went 1-0, with five saves and a 1.26 ERA in 12 games for the Barons. The Decatur, Georgia native also appeared in 35 games for the Knights a season ago. Carter posted a 0-2 record with two saves and an ERA of 7.23.
Dallas McPherson went 1-2 on the afternoon. McPherson, a native of Greensboro, hit 20 home runs for the Knights last year. The Minor League veteran enters the 2012 season eight home runs shy of 200 for his career (nine Minor League seasons).
Former Knights of Note:
Jim Thome (1993 & a rehab stint in 2007 w/Knights)
Thome, a future Hall-of-Famer, went 1-3 with an RBI for the Phillies on Sunday. Signed by the Phillies during the offseason, the 41-year-old should provide some insurance for Ryan Howard, who is expected to miss the start of the season. Thome is reunited with his former Knights and Indians manager, Charlie Manuel.
Carlos Torres (2008-10 w/Knights)
Torres, who spent three seasons with the Knights from 2008-2010, notched the save for the Rockies in their win over the Sox on Sunday. The
29-year-old allowed just one hit in one inning against his former ‘mates. Torres has allowed just one run over three innings this spring as he vies for a spot in the Rockies bullpen.