16-inning Sox game was one to remember
The White Sox were still a little bleary Thursday afternoon after flying back from Seattle following a 7-5 win in 16 innings and touching down in Chicago in the middle of the night.
Fortunately for the Sox, acting manager Mark Parent decided to scrap batting practice.
The White Sox seemed to have Wednesday's game wrapped up when they broke a scoreless tie with 5 runs in the 14th inning. But the Mariners answered right back with 5 runs off closer Addison Reed in the bottom of the 14th.
Run-scoring singles from Alejandro de Aza and Alex Rios in the 16th inning finally put Seattle away in a game that ran 5 hours, 42 minutes, the fourth longest in franchise history.
"That game yesterday, I've played a million games over my career probably like everyone in here, and that game was probably one of the most awkward, weird games," Paul Konerko said. "You think you've seen it all. We won. That was nice. That's up there in the Top 10 I'll always remember."
Starting pitcher Jake Peavy was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday. He's expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured left rib.
Relief pitcher Brian Omogrosso (0-1, 5.14 ERA) was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte.
With Hector Santiago coming back out of the bullpen to take Peavy's rotation spot, the White Sox recalled reliever Deunte Heath from Charlotte and purchased the contract of reliever Ramon Troncoso from Charlotte.
Troncoso was 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA and 8 saves in 21 appearances for the Knights. The right-hander pitched for the Dodgers from 2008-11 and was 8-8 with a 3.92 ERA and 6 saves in 175 games.
This is Heath's third stint with the Sox this season. The right-hander's allowed 7 earned runs in 52⁄3 innings.
Robin Ventura is away from the White Sox until Saturday for his daughter's graduation, and bench coach Mark Parent filled in as manager Thursday.
Parent leaves Friday for his son's graduation, and pitching coach Don Cooper takes over as manager.
"Business as usual," Parent said. "For the guys, they know what to expect, how we do things."
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