Sox Drop Tuesday’s Contest…
The Chicago White Sox faced the San Diego Padres on Tuesday and the results were much of the same. Chicago fell to 2-8 on the spring season, as they lost to the Padres by a score of 6-3.
Let’s take a look at some of the other highlights from Tuesday’s game:
Jordan Danks (2010-11 w/Knights)
Danks made the most of his start on Tuesday. Danks, 25, started for the Sox in right field and went 2-3 with an RBI at the plate. The brother of Sox starter John Danks, Jordan has been solid in eight games this spring.
He is currently hitting .357 (5-14) with a team-high three doubles, a run, and an RBI. Last season, the 25-year-old enjoyed a breakout campaign with the Charlotte Knights. He hit a career-best 14 home runs and drove-in a career-best 65 RBIs.
A defensive whiz, Danks can play all three outfield positions. In 131 games last season for the Knights, he committed just one error in 329 chances. At the end of the season, he won Minor League Baseball’s Gold Glove award.
Other Notes from Around Spring Training:
Brian Bruney (2011 Knights)
Bruney struck-out the side in the seventh inning for the Sox in Tuesday’s contest. The 30-year-old right-handed reliever is trying to win a spot in Chicago’s bullpen, and so far, he’s been sharp (3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 SO).
Lucas Harrell (2009-11 w/Knights)
Harrell is in camp with the Astros this season after spending parts of the past three years with the Charlotte Knights. On Tuesday, Harrell allowed one run over two innings of work for the ‘Stros. In 5.2 innings this season, Harrell has allowed two runs on six hits. He’s 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA.
Livan Hernandez (1996-97 w/Knights)
It seems like forever ago that Hernandez was on the mound for the Knights — well, it was. Back then, Hernandez was one of the most hyped prospects in the game. Now, Hernandez is looking to catch-on with the Houston Astros. And, after a start like he had on Tuesday, that shouldn’t be a problem.
The 37-year-old Cuban native started for Houston and tossed five shutout innings. In three starts this spring, Hernandez is 0-1 with a 1.93 ERA (9.1 IP, 11 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO).
Brent Lillibridge (2009-10 w/Knights)
Lillibridge went 2-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI on Tuesday for the Sox. He’s currently hitting .333 (5-15) with two doubles, two runs scored, two RBIs, and a stolen base. On Tuesday, he started the game at shortstop.
Stults is another reliever trying to make the Sox out of spring training, and so far, he’s also impressed. The 32-year-old lefty has not allowed a run in four innings.