Manager Mike Scioscia isn't giving much thought to hitting Albert Pujols lower in the lineup while he tries to figure it out his struggles. "He's much better served staying where he is right now," Scioscia said. "Just grinding through it. You'd only consider that if it was going to be a means to a better end." White Sox: Hickey remembered fondly
Kevin Hickey, a pregame instructor and former pitcher for the White Sox, died Wednesday morning at the age of 56. Hickey, who pitched for the club from 1981-83 and the Orioles from 1989-91, was taken to Parkland Hospital in Dallas on April 5 after he was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Texas on April 5 after missing the team's workout prior to Opening Day. He was then moved to the intensive-care unit at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he remained unresponsive. "Ask anyone in our clubhouse, every person here appreciated what Kevin did to help the White Sox win baseball games," said White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko. "No one wanted to win more, no one was more optimistic, no one cared more and no one took more pride in his job. He made all of us better." The left-hand reliever compiled a 9-14 record, 3.91 ERA and 17 saves in 231 career appearances. He rejoined the White Sox organization before the 2004 season as a pregame instructor and batting-practice pitcher. Worth noting
On Friday, the Angels head south to face the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. It is Los Angeles' first regular-season visit to the stadium. On Tuesday, the White Sox surrendered a six-run lead in their 10-8 loss to Detroit. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the White Sox lost a home game after leading by at least six runs was May 12, 1996, against the Yankees.