GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Sloppy play isn’t going to be tolerated.
White Sox coaches and the front office have made their preference clear all offseason they don’t want a repeat of a comedy of errors the team committed in 2013. So when an egregious mistake occurred during Friday’s 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds, manager Robin Ventura took care of it.
The play in question resulted in an error charged to Tyler Flowers. The White Sox catcher fired to second base to cut down a stolen-base attempt but neither shortstop Alexei Ramirez or second baseman Gordon Beckham was there to take the throw and the ball sailed into center field.
“Miscommunication,” Ventura said. “Yes. Handled. … That can’t happen. So it was handled. Somebody has to be there.”
The White Sox also ran into an out when Dayan Viciedo’s pop up to shallow right fell in between two defenders. Viciedo was hustling to second base but was thrown out by 15 feet.