GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The White Sox have two defeats in two Cactus League games after falling to the Brewers on Tuesday, but other than starter Mark Buehrle they used just one player projected to be in the Opening Day lineup, designated hitter Adam Dunn.
The good: Dayan Viciedo made his first appearance with the White Sox in right field and ran down a ball on the line early in the game for an out and also threw out a runner at third base. He added a hit in three trips to the plate. “One thing about Viciedo he has matured a little bit. He came into camp in shape ready to play,” manager Ozzie Guillen said.
The bad: The White Sox couldn’t break through against eight different Brewers pitchers until the ninth inning when Tyler Saladino tripled and came home on a ground out from Alejandro De Aza. It was a little bit of redemption for De Aza, who left three runners in scoring position with two outs after playing the entire game.
Beyond the box score: Just like there is no reason to read too much into strong two-innings starts from both Gavin Floyd on Monday and Buehrle on Tuesday, there is no reason to make a big deal over the two runs Chris Sale gave up in his first ever spring-training outing. Sale, who was pitching in college a year ago today, gave up three hits but two of them were infield singles.