The White Sox beat Houston 5-1 in an all-around good game, with Chris Sale striking out six in four innings and Adam Dunn belting his sixth home run of the preseason. Spring training probably couldn't have gone much better for either Sale or Dunn, to say the least.
Speaking of Dunn, Robin Ventura hinted he'll hit third -- which he did Tuesday, going 2-4 in the process.
And the last time the White Sox were in Houston, this happened:
Bill Melton joined Mark Schanowski to look ahead to the upcoming White Sox season. Melton will also join Chuck Garfien down in Texas for a one-hour edition of White Sox Pregame Live on Opening Day -- Friday's full TV slate on Comcast SportsNet can be found here.
Luckily, Melton, Garfien and the whole White Sox crew weren't in Texas on Tuesday, because a tornado passed right by Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Rangers catcher Mike Napoli took video of it, with the gusts getting strong enough to whip the tarp around like a plastic bag.
Season preview week rolled on with a look at the White Sox outfield, which has a chance to be great or disappointing.
Around the division: Ubaldo Jimenez is appealing his five-game suspension, Aaron Gleeman previews the Twins, Joakim Soria underwent successful Tommy John surgery and Brandon Inge is actually going to play some second base for the Tigers.
In Part 2 of "Ask Us Anything" we answer the following questions: Who will be the biggest free agent the White Sox sign this off-season? What are the chances they trade Avi Garcia before the deadline? What's your assessment so far of Luis Robert? Who's on your all-time busted prospect list? Is Omar Vizquel the next White Sox manager? Would the 1994 White Sox have won the World Series if there wasn't a strike? What's the long term plan at third base? These questions and many more on this edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast.
If you missed Part 1 of 'Ask Us Anything', you can listen to the full episode here
Listen to the full Part 2 of 'Ask Us Anything' at this link or in the embedded player below:
White Sox catching prospect Zack Collins is being talked about in some elite company after a recent accomplishment.
Collins participated in the Southern League Home Run Derby in Double-A earlier this evening for the Birmingham Barons, and he secured his first career home run derby win.
Now, this is cool, thanks to NBC Sports Chicago’s stats guru Chris Kamka: Dating way back to 1895, Babe Ruth was born on Feb. 6, 1895. Collins was born on the same day as Ruth, but 100 years later.
It’s still way too early to make any sort of comparisons, but it’s a fun way to connect the two.
Collins so far this season is hitting .267 with 9 HR, 33 RBI’s and 59 BB in 62 games. Those walks lead the Southern League. The next highest is 39.
Collins is hitting much better than he did when he was with Single-A Winston-Salem last season. Collins hit a mere .233 in 101 games.
Think about this too. Rick Hahn mentioned several White Sox prospects will get promotions in the coming days. Could this mean Collins will get his opportunity? We’ll just have to wait and see.