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Chris Sale had another solid outing in his transition from the bullpen to the rotation and the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 5-1 in an exhibition game on Tuesday night.
Sale (2-1) struck out six in four innings and was charged with one run and three hits. The left-hander gave up one run and struck out seven in six innings in his last start.
The 23-year-old Sale, who has appeared in 79 games as a reliever, will make his first major league start when his spot in the rotation comes up.
Jordan Schafer was back in center field for the Astros and appeared to be fully recovered from a hand injury that had kept him out for more than two weeks.
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Earlier tonight, KVB and I hosted the latest episode of White Sox Off Day with guest Tom Fornelli from South Side Asylum.
We discussed a number of Spring Training topics with Tom, then Kevin and I gave our predictions for the 2012 White Sox.
Among the topics we discussed with Tom:
Thoughts on potential bounceback seasons for Adam Dunn and Alex Rios, plus today’s report that Dunn...
Baseball begins in the States tonight with one game in Miami, then opens in a handful of other cities tomorrow, and then comes to a handful more on Friday*, before the first full slate of games on Saturday.
* – including in Arlington at Rangers Ballpark for White Sox-Rangers…I’ll be there!
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Tonight, KVB and I will be hosting the second episode of White Sox Off Day, the final episode before the 2012 season begins and we get on our normal schedule.
Our guest this evening will be Tom Fornelli of South Side Asylum, and we will discuss a smorgasbord of White Sox topics with Spring Training coming to a close.
Among the topics:
The final composition of the 25-man roster...
The day is almost here.
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He was gracious enough to join us on conference call.
Transcript provided by South Side Sox
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Select Televised Games
2. Lightly Annotated Video: Chris Sale vs. the Dodgers
3. SCOUT Leaderboards: Spring Training Pitchers
Select Televised Games
The best games on MLB.TV today, or your money back. Seriously, all of it.
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This game features the Braves major...