The Red Sox have come to town, and the White Sox got this series off to a good start after beating the Red Sox 6-4 Monday night. Jose Quintana faced off against Felix Doubront tonight, and the White Sox luckily came out on top. It was a low scoring affair, but Quintana had a spectacular performance. » Continue reading “Quintana Flirts with No-No as White Sox Beat Red Sox”
A win! A win! Somehow the Sox pulled off another win! I know, I’m surprised too. With the way they’ve been playing, it’s a miracle that they actually score runs. But they did tonight, and I’ve been doing a happy dance. They managed to beat the Twins, 4-2. » Continue reading “White Sox Win? White Sox Win!”
After being one-hit last night, the White Sox looked to get back on their winning ways against the Mets. Jake Peavy took to the mound for the first time since suffering from back spasms. The Sox beat the Mets, 6-3.
Is it wrong that I have just started to expect that White Sox baseball is going to suck? That there will be no hitting, terrible defense and then something else that will happen to make me want to throw stuff at the television? Today had some moments like that, but then it was very interesting. I thought perhaps I might see the PITA Kansas City Royals perhaps get no-hit.
Yes, you read that right. The Kansas City Royals for a while were not getting any base runners. By a hit or free pass. It took until the fifth inning for the Royals to finally break through with a base hit. This coming off the bat of Mike Moustakas. The the flood gates opened for the Royals as another defensive gaffe by Jeff Keppinger allowed the PITAs to take a 3-1 lead. Given how the season has gone, you’d be excused if you walked away thinking, so much for a pretty good pitching performance by Jose Quintana.
But WAIT! The Sox would come back and add four more runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 5-3 lead again. Could it be that this team has figured out a way to win in Kansas City? All they would need to do would be to hold the Royals down for a couple of innings and then go relax until tomorrow afternoon.
If you chose to think it was over, you’re excused because our guy, Addison Reed, blew it in the ninth inning. Addy was in to close and we’ve come to expect him to make closing a high-wire act. Addison didn’t disappoint today with walking the first two men he faced in the ninth inning. He did get the next two guys out. Unfortunately, Billy Butler came up and hit a double that would lead to those walks to come around and score to tie the game up.
A blown save for Mr. Reed. If he had nailed things down, he would have been tied with the great Mariano Rivera with 11 saves on the season. » Continue reading “Enthralling Baseball? Why Yes As White Sox Bested By Royals”
Hey look! The three-game losing streak is over! Yes, the White Sox managed to pull out a win behind the excellent pitching performance by Chris Sale. Home runs were the deciding factors as the Sox beat the Rangers, 5-2. » Continue reading “Pitching and Home Runs Power White Sox to Win”
The Sox were rained out again Tuesday night, so they finished a shortened series this afternoon. Jose Quintana took to the mound and had a good start, picking up the win as the Sox beat the Indians 3-2. » Continue reading “Alex Rios Powers White Sox to Win”
After losing a close game last night, the White Sox looked to turn things around. Cheryl mentioned briefly yesterday that the Sox will finish this 10-game road trip with a losing record. Despite that, there are still many games to be played, and the Sox needed to get back on the winning track. Facing off against the Blue Jays and pitcher Josh Johnson, the Sox sent Dylan Axelrod to the bump, and the Sox pulled out a 4-3 win.
Axelrod pitched poorly his last time out, lasting just 3.2 innings against the Nationals. This time out, he had a much better performance. He lasted six innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and a walk. The two runs were both solo home runs, one from Colby Rasmus and one from JP Arencibia. » Continue reading “White Sox Win Despite Limited Offense”
Today’s game just didn’t get off to a great start. One pitch and a run on the board for the Cleveland Indians. If you’ve been watching the Sox the last few games, you probably got a pit in your stomach thinking, “here we go again” and that the game was lost already. The offense has been putrid. The starting pitching has been abysmal and Jake “Dirt Bag” Peavy had to go and serve up a nice juicy pitch for Michael Bourn to hit out of the park right away.
Fortunately, after getting off to the worst road start in over 35 years, Jake and the team settled down and managed to stop the road bleeding with a 3-1 win over the Indians. Offense came in the form of Paul Konerko hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning to put the Sox ahead in the game 2-1. Alejandro De Aza added his own solo shot in the eighth inning as insurance for the Sox. » Continue reading “Road Win For White Sox? Road Win For White Sox!”
Try as they might, the White Sox are just not playing very well right now. Another loss today means they have lost five in a row, and they are not having a very good road trip. Today they lost 9-4 to the Cleveland Indians, and it wasn’t pretty.
Chris Sale started today, so I thought it was gonna be a relatively easy win for Mr. Sale. However, that was not the case. Sale lasted just 4.2 innings, giving up eight runs on eight hits and two walks. He allowed two home runs, a two-run shot to Nick Swisher and a grand slam to Mark Reynolds. It was an ugly, ugly day for Sale. » Continue reading “Sale’s Rough Outing Dooms White Sox”
The long ball reigns supreme for the White Sox. The Sox again played their second game of extra innings and this time, they won by a final of 4-3 over the Seattle Mariners. There wasn’t much offense in today’s game. The runs were scored in the first, sixth, seventh and 10th innings. Oh and every single run was scored because of a home run.
The game started off in blech fashion with Michael Morse taking Chris Sale to left field to put the Mariners up by two. Unlike in games last season when I just felt the game was over, this time, it was just eh, the Sox will score some runs.