Monday’s Action Ends in Another Tie…
Game three of the spring season is in the books and the White Sox have yet to lose a game. On Monday, the Sox faced the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants, and finished their game in a 9-9 tie — their second tie in as many days. So far this year, they are 1-0-2.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from Monday’s action:
Seth Loman – Loman had another impressive day at the plate for the Sox. The California native went 2-2 with a run scored and a huge three-run home run in the eighth inning. The long ball was his second of the spring season and he now leads the Sox in that category. He also leads the club in RBIs with five.
Originally a 47th round pick of the LA Angels in the 2005 draft, Loman is coming off a solid season for Double-A Birmingham. He posted a .276 batting average with 16 home runs and 58 RBIs in 115 games before a promotion to the Knights last year. He appeared in four regular season games with the Knights. He was Birmingham’s 2012 Player of the Year.
For his career, Loman has played in parts of seven seasons in the Minors and has accumulated a .285 batting average with 115 home runs and 405 RBIs.
Knight Lights: Josh Phegley went 1-2 with a run scored and an RBI… Stefan Gartrell, a former Knight, who spent the 2012 season with the Gwinnett Braves, went 1-2 with a run scored… Carlos Sanchez, the third-best prospect in the White Sox system, as ranked by Baseball America, went 1-3… Sanchez is just 20 years old… Josh Bell continued his hot-hitting… Bell went 1-2 with a run and two RBIs… He’s 2-4 in two games this spring… Jared Mitchell, who is ranked as the ninth-best prospect in the system by Baseball America, tripled in the sixth… His two-run triple began Chicago’s scoring on the day… Mitchell led the Southern League with 12 triples last year… Leyson Septimo had his second scoreless appearance of the season.