"No, I just need to know the day of," Samardzija said. "Some of my best starts were when I showed up and they said you're pitching today. It doesn't really matter to me. Probably the less time you get the better, that way the less time you stay in bed thinking about it and staying up all night."
Although manager Robin Ventura has yet to name his starter for Day,
"It's a little different because it's the first one, right?" Samardzija said. "You're not in midseason form but the spotlight is so bright you need to be in midseason form, so in that sense it's a little weird."
"That second day is my day. Second start right now," Quintana said. "You know I want to be ready for this start and I like this spring for me. I feel really good."
Quintana, who gave up four runs on eight hits Monday, said he's feeling close to ready.
"Just his attitude and the way he goes about things is good as anybody that I have ever been around in the game," said manager Robin Ventura of Quintana. "That's part of his maturity."
Quintana pitched two hitless innings against the Dodgers in his spring training debut, including 20 strikes on 26 pitches.
"It's time for preparation, throw good pitches, more strikes the first time," Quintana said. "The first hitter I was a little bit nervous because I wanted to throw a good pitch, but I feel really good. I threw the fastball in and out really good."
Quintana would like to get to start opening day, but knows it's out of his hands.
"I don't have control over that, Quintana said. "I would like one time, but I think Sale is the first guy here, and we need him to throw the Opening Day, and we want him to come back healthy."
Brad Penny, Tyler Danish, Nolan Sanburn and Zach Putnam are also slated to pitch in Wednesday's game. In 2014, Quintana went 9-11 and posted a 3.32 ERA.
"I feel really good, my arm is good and I’m ready for the first day against the Dodgers," Quintana said. "I’m excited for opening day. It’s spring training, but it’s Opening Day, you know?"
The White Sox asked Quintana to delay his throwing program in the hopes of having him stronger and fresher if the team makes the postseason. After throwing 200 innings in each of the last two seasons, he hopes to feel strong long after he has in the past.
"It’s good for your arm because here you throw a lot, eight months throwing and you need a good rest," Quintana said. "I feel really good, better than last year. I hope this year I’m better."
Quintana went 9-11 with a 3.32 ERA and 178:52 K:BB ratio in 200 1/3 innings in 2014.
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