Still Undefeated After Five Games…
The White Sox continue to play quality baseball this spring. On Tuesday, Chicago beat the Texas Rangers by a score of 8-4. After five games, the Sox are now 3-0-2.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from Tuesday’s action:
Simon Castro — Castro started the game for the South Siders and was sharp. The Dominican native threw three scoreless innings and allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out three batters. Castro was obtained by the White Sox back in December of 2011, along with Pedro Hernandez for OF Carlos Quentin.
Last season, the 24-year-old appeared in 21 games over three classifications. He made one start for Bristol (A), 15 starts for Double-A Birmingham, and five starts for the Knights. He went 6-4 with a 3.70 ERA for the Barons (90.0 IP). With the Knights, he posted a 1-1 mark with a 4.32 ERA (25.0 IP).
Ramon Troncoso followed up Castro’s performance with two shutout innings… Jhan Carlos Marinez and Jake Petricka also threw a scoreless inning each… Alejandro De Aza stole his first base of the spring… He also had a hit and an RBI… Dayan Viciedo, Keenyn Walker, and Steve Tolleson all had two hits apiece… Conor Gillaspie started at 3B and went 1-2 with his first home run… His home run was a two-run blast off of pitcher Collin Balester in the sixth inning… It was an inning after Paul Konerko hit his first homer… Konerko’s was a two-run shot off of Robbie Ross… Josh Bell chipped in with two RBIs and now has four… Gillaspie and Seth Loman lead the team with six RBIs.
No Longer Knights:
Ray Olmedo, now playing for the Minnesota Twins organization, went 1-2 with a double… Dan Johnson, who is in camp with the New York Yankees, went 0-1 with two walks and a run scored… The Yankees lost to the Orioles in that game 10-7… A 2012 Charlotte Knights slugger was in the opposite dugout of that game… Now a member of the Orioles organization is Conor Jackson, who had a nice day at the plate on Tuesday… Jackson went 2-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.