Tyler Flowers’ teammates showered him with support on Thursday night at the conclusion of his first official meeting with his predecessor. It didn’t hurt matters that the White Sox new catcher provided all the offense and helped the pitching staff navigate its way through a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers in front of 31,199. But the fact that the performance, which included a go-ahead three-run homer, took place with ex-Sox catcher and fan-favorite A.J. Pierzynski in attendance only strengthened their pride. Hector Santiago (1-1) won his first start of the season and Addison Reed pitched around two ninth-inning walks as the White Sox secured their first series victory since April 5-7. “I feel like for 'Flow' that was huge because you are replacing A.J. and especially the year he had last year,” Santiago said. “It was tough to come in there and replace him. But with Flow back there, he mixes it up well back there. He helps the pitcher instead of just getting after guys. I feel like he helps us out a lot.” Though he has struggled, the evidence backs Santiago’s assertion that Flowers comes through in a big way when he does produce.
Flowers paces Sox past Rangers, Pierzynski
CSN Chicago | May 3