Mitchell was knocked out in the fifth inning of the New York Yankees’ 8-2 loss to John Danks and the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. 378 with four homers and 16 RBIs in a 12-game hitting streak as he gets ready for his first look at Nova.
Chicago White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) watches teammates shortstop Alexei Ramirez (10) and center fielder Adam Eaton (1) celebrate after winning a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Chicago, on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
“The ground ball completely changed, I nearly got it, ” Mitchell said. “He’s been in the middle of a lot of it”.
With Michael Pineda out with a forearm injury, the Yankees reshuffled their rotation and gave a spot start to Bryan Mitchell (0-1), who allowed four runs over four-plus innings and raised more questions about whether the Yankees have enough starting pitching.
After two blowout losses put a few of their good vibrations on hiatus, the White Sox returned to what got them into the American League playoff race. Ivan Nova, Sunday’s starter, left his last gig with fatigue in the right arm, which is coming back from Tommy John surgery.
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Mark Teixeira homered from both sides of the plate for the record 14th time, hitting his 10th grand slam and a two-run homer that led the New York Yankees over the Chicago White Sox 13-6 Friday night.
Danks’ unbeaten streak reached five starts on Monday as he escaped with a no-decision after surrendering seven runs – six earned – and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings at Boston. “It’s tough to pitch like that”.
Finishing 2-3 with three runs batted in and two runs scored, including a three-run shot in the fifth inning, Cabrera spearheaded a four-run fifth inning for Chicago. Chicago took an early 2-0 lead with runs in the first and second off Mitchell.
Chicago will start someone whom many believed wouldn’t be on the team anymore in Jeff Samardzija (8-5, 3.94), who was the subject of trade rumors. “We’ve always thought of ourselves as contenders, ” he said. “He is the greatest pitcher I played behind in so many ways”.
Mitchell was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make his second career start and first this season.
White Sox: OF J.B. Shuck (hamstring) went on the 15-day disabled list and RHP Scott Carroll was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte….With Shuck sidelined, manager Robin Ventura acknowledged the team will likely need to add a position player. His brother, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, tweeted that Trayce reached the majors. Klay later deleted the tweet….OF Dayan Viciedo was signed to a minor-league contract and assigned to Triple A.
Saturday’s starter, Jeff Samardzija (8-5, 3.82 ERA), has gone at least seven innings in 10 consecutive starts, a career high and the longest streak in baseball this season.