Chicago White Sox Morning BP (4/3): Jose Quintana set for 1st start of season


Mar 31, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez throws to first base against the Minnesota Twins in the sixth inning of an opening day baseball game at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

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:

• Here is a Sun-Times article on how Nate Jones was “beat up” in the seventh inning.

CSN Chicago wrote about Paul Konerko‘s big hit that sparked the White Sox on Wednesday.

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:

• 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.

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