Good morning Chicago White Sox fans … still excited from yesterday’s 7-6 walk-off win in the 11th inning to seal the series win against the Minnesota Twins?
I know it is just the second game of the season, but if the White Sox performance on Wednesday showed us anything, it was this isn’t last season and they have fight in them for 2014.
Today (Thursday, April 3) the Sox will go for a series sweep against the Twins, and they will do that by sending left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana against Minnesota’s Phil Hughes … but more on that in the game preview later today.
To be honest, this is an unexpected start to the season, but one we can be excited about (except for the hiccup of the bullpen on Wednesday).
Now it will be interesting to see if the Sox can sweep a three-game series for the first time since playing the Kansas City Royals on Aug. 20-22, 2013 in Kansas City. They won those games last season by scores of 2-0, 5-2 and 4-3.
In other White Sox news:
• Da Windy City of FanSided wrote about the “wild win” by the White Sox.
• In an article on ESPN Chicago, Doug Padilla wrote about the energy of the White Sox.
• Tweet of the Day:
— Night Train Veeck (@VeeckAsInWreck) April 2, 2014
• Don’t forget minor league games begin today as well. The Sox’s Triple-A affiliate, the Charlotte Knights, will open the 2014 season on the road at Norfolk.