Chicago White Sox: Ron Washington

Andrus (0-for-15) will face Sale

August, 5, 2014
8/05/14
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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CHICAGO -- There is no shame in struggling against Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale, although not too many players have a worse time against the left-hander than the Texas RangersElvis Andrus.

Despite an 0-for-15 career mark against Sale, the Rangers’ shortstop will be in the lineup Wednesday afternoon. Texas manager Ron Washington is well aware of the numbers, but won’t change his shortstop against Sale in the finale of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.

“So, I look at that and I can't afford to pull Elvis out the lineup,” Washington said Tuesday. “He's 0-for-15 and now it's Elvis' turn to get Sale. It's his turn to get Sale. And if he don't, then he'll be 0-for-f---ing-19. But I ain't pulling him out. I figure the odds got to be in Elvis' favor.”

Washington was far from finished on the subject.

“Ol' Sale gotta leave something for Elvis to put in play to get a base hit off,” Washington said. “If not, then he certainly will be one of those guys that will go down in history that Elvis never got a hit off of. I'm not removing him. I know he's 0-for-15. I'm not removing him and I think he's got 0-for-15 with five K's.”

Hey, it’s not all negative. Andrus does have a walk against Sale.

Bad numbers against Sale actually put you in good company. Among others who struggle against the Cy Young Award candidate are Mike Napoli (1-for-11), Michael Brantley (2-for-19), Albert Pujols (1-for-12) and Austin Jackson (2-for-30).

Ron Washington defends remark

July, 3, 2012
7/03/12
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By ESPNChicago.com
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American League All-Star manager Ron Washington, whose Texas Rangers are in Chicago to face the Chicago White Sox, insisted on Tuesday that his disappointment for not having A.J. Pierzynski on the All-Star team was genuine, even if the Sox catcher didn't believe him.

"I said what I had to say about A.J., and it came from my heart," Washington said before Tuesday's game. "After that, I have no more comment."

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A.J. not buying manager's All-Star lament

July, 2, 2012
7/02/12
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Durrett By Richard Durrett
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AJ PierzynskiChris Sweda/ Chicago Tribune/MCTA.J. Pierzynski thinks if Ron Washington wanted him on the All-Star team, he'd be on it.
When AL manager Ron Washington was asked if there was one player he was most disappointed that didn't get in the All-Star Game, he was quick to mention A.J. Pierzynski. But Pierzynski isn't happy that Washington didn't pick him.

"I feel bad for Pierzynski," Washington said Sunday after the team was announced. "The guy's having an outstanding year. He's been working with a very good pitching staff over there with those Chicago White Sox for many years. I consider him a winning player because he beats you any kind of way he can. He beats you mentally, he beats you physically. So I feel really bad for Pierzynski."

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jose Abreu
BA HR RBI R
.317 36 107 80
OTHER LEADERS
HRJ. Abreu 36
RBIJ. Abreu 107
RA. Ramirez 82
OPSJ. Abreu .964
WC. Sale 12
ERAC. Sale 2.17
SOC. Sale 208