Spring-training recap: Rockies 5, White Sox 2
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN firstname.lastname@example.org March 11, 2012 7:02PM
Updated: April 13, 2012 10:35AM
ROCKIES 5, WHITE SOX 2
For the record
John Danks had control issues, especially with his changeup, in his second consecutive start as the Sox fell to 2-6.
Brent Lillibridge, who is playing almost everywhere in the infield this spring, made an error on a fairly routine double-play grounder at shortstop. If Lillibridge, a good defensive outfielder, proves he can play short, the Sox could keep a pinch hitter such as Dan Johnson instead of a shortstop (Eduardo Escobar, Ozzie Martinez). Lillibridge, who was on the bubble last year, is in no such jeopardy this year.
Manager Robin Ventura will keep Adam Dunn out of the lineup Monday after playing him every day except one. Dunn (3-for-11) grounded out and singled to center Sunday. He has five walks and two strikeouts. “He’s been swinging it great,’’ said Ventura, who wants to keep Dunn active and prepare him to spell Paul Konerko at first base this season.
Sox pitchers walked seven Sunday. Addison Reed got himself in trouble with an error and two walks but gave up no runs. Danks walked four.
Athletics (7-3) at Sox (2-6), 3:05 p.m., whitesox.com. Jake Peavy makes his second start, and Jesse Crain, Will Ohman and Hector Santiago are scheduled to pitch.
Daryl Van Schouwen