White Sox morning roundup


White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

The White Sox couldn't solve Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow, who threw his MLB-leading third shutout of the season to push Toronto to a 4-0 win. The Sox managed just two hits and two walks against Morrow.

Paul Konerko missed his third straight game and hopes to return soon, he explained prior to the contest:

And Tyler Flowers had a good soundbite about playing first base, where he started Wednesday:

In other injury news, it sounds like Kosuke Fukudome may be bound for the disabled list. Whether the Sox removing Ozzie Martinez from their 40-man roster is connected to that remains to be seen -- since the move put the 40-man at 37 -- but the Sox will need to add an outfielder to the 40-man roster if Fukudome hits the shelf.

Jose Quintana made the most of his third crack at starting in the majors, allowing two runs over six innings. He allowed nine hits -- one of which was a home run -- with only one walk and one strikeout. Quintana doesn't have great stuff, but he kept the ball on the ground, which keyed his success. If this was his last start in the majors until further notice, he did a fine job.

More video: Steve Stone and Matt Thornton checked in on Chicago Tribune Live to discuss the state of the Sox, and Tyler Flowers and Robin Ventura broke down Morrow's outing.

The first-year player draft concluded Wednesday, with the White Sox taking Tim Allen's nephew, among others. And David Kaplan has a good look as to what Courtney Hawkins brings to the Sox organization and where he needs to improve.

Around the division: Detroit placed Alex Avila on the 15-day disabled list and lost 9-6 to Cleveland -- but stayed a half-game ahead of Kansas City as the Royals fell to Minnesota 4-2.

Preview: White Sox host Tigers in doubleheader today on CSN

Preview: White Sox host Tigers in doubleheader today on CSN

The White Sox take on the Detroit Tigers in a doubleheader today, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage for Game 1 begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 3:30 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Game 1 starting pitching matchup: Mike Pelfrey (1-4, 4.85 ERA) vs. Matthew Boyd (2-4, 5.36 ERA)

Game 2 starting pitching matchup: Tyler Danish (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Buck Farmer (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

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White Sox top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito throws no-hitter in Triple-A Charlotte

White Sox top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito throws no-hitter in Triple-A Charlotte

Lucas Giolito threw a seven-inning no-hitter in Game 1 of Thursday's Charlotte Knights doubleheader.

The White Sox top pitching prospect recorded three strikeouts and issued three walks in a 4-0 win.

The Knights' Twitter account posted a video of the final out:

Perhaps the best part? It was against the Syracuse Chiefs, the Washington Nationals' minor league team.

The Nationals selected Giolito with the 16th pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. Last offseason, the 22-year-old was traded to the White Sox — along with Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning — as a key component in exchange for Adam Eaton.

The last Knights pitcher to throw a no-hitter was Andre Rienzo on July 25, 2013 against the Indianapolis Indians, which also came in the first game of a doubleheader.