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 meeting of the Sox is to happen this week to start the homestand off. Red against White. Right versus Wrong. Which description fits the White Sox at this point is hard to say. Are they right or terribly wrong? The answer may depend on when you are looking at the White Sox and how you personally feel about them. For now, here is what you need to know for this upcoming series:
2013 Season Series: 0-0
2012 Season Series: 2-6
All-Time Series Record: 925-962 (The White are 536-408 at home against the Red)
The following pitchers are expected to start this series:
Dylan Axelrod: 1-3, 4.27 ERA, 26K vs. Jon Lester: 6-0, 2.72 ERA, 50K
Jose Quintana: 2-1, 3.97 ERA, 34K vs. Felix Doubront: 3-1, 6.03 ERA, 42K
Chris Sale: 5-2, 2.53 ERA, 61K vs. Clay Bucholz: 6-0, 1.78 ERA, 69K
All three games begin at 7:10 pm CDT. Don’t forget, you can get discounted tickets for tonight’s and Tuesday’s game here as part of the CTA construction on the Red Line. » Continue reading “Right Against Terribly Wrong. Series Preview: White Sox Versus Red Sox”
Yes, this team has won four in a row. What is this crazy talk? It started with taking two straight from the Twins and now they have taken two straight from the Angels. If you count the times the Angels and Sox have faced each other this season, it is three in a row over the Halos. Who would have thought such a thing would be possible.
Certainly not I as this team has been one bad outing after another. It was amazing if this team would win two games in a row, let alone three. Four just seemed like something that was never going to happen. But it did.
Another win! And Dylan Axelrod got his first win of the season! Three cheers all around! Yes, you read that correctly. The Sox beat the Twins 9-4 this afternoon and took the series. Behind some relatively solid pitching and three spectacular home runs, the Sox put on a show. » Continue reading “Adam Dunn and Home Runs Lead White Sox to Victory”
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.
Tonight was not the night for the White Sox. For the first time ever, the Sox faced the Mets in New York, and it was not a pretty sight. The Sox sent Hector Santiago to the mound to face Matt Harvey, and it was definitely a pitchers’ duel. The Sox ended up losing 1-0 in ten innings.
On any normal night, Santiago would have probably pitched a winner. He went seven solid innings, giving up four hits and two walks. No runs, just seven baserunners, as he also hit one batter. He struck out eight. EIGHT! But tonight it wasn’t enough for a win. Matt Lindstrom pitched a perfect eighth, but Nate Jones picked up the loss in the tenth. Jones pitched the ninth and one out in the tenth, giving up the lone run in the game.
Unfortunately for Santiago, he had no run support. Mainly because the Sox had no answer for Harvey. None. Zero. Zip. Harvey pitched nine innings. He struck out 12 batters. TWELVE. He didn’t walk a batter. But he also gave up just one hit. Alex Rios broke up Harvey’s perfect game in the seventh with a single. Bobby Parnell came on for the tenth, and he didn’t allow a hit or a walk either. Rios was the saving grace for the Sox tonight.
Of the starters, Jeff Keppinger was the only one who didn’t strike out tonight. Alejandro De Aza had three strikeouts in four at-bats. Rios had two, Adam Dunn had two, and Conor Gillaspie had two. Even Jordan Danks, who pinch hit for Lindstrom in the ninth, struck out.
This performance tonight was bad. The highlight for the Sox was that Santiago looked great. It looks like he’ll do well as a starter now that Gavin Floyd is out for the season. If he keeps this performance up, he’ll likely be ahead of Dylan Axelrod for a rotation spot when John Danks comes back.
The Sox end this short series with the Mets tomorrow night. Jake Peavy will finally be back on the mound. He was experiencing back spasms, but he felt good after a bullpen session on Monday. He’ll be facing Jeremy Hefner who had a great start unravel his last time out against the Marlins. He basically dominated the Marlins’ lineup but picked up the loss after some shaky pitching in the ninth and a blown save by Brandon Lyon.
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”
My general tears had to wait at least one more night, as AJ Pierzynski was not in the Rangers’ lineup tonight. No, I’m still not over it, but I’m working on it. The Sox traveled to Texas for a three-game series with the Rangers, and it didn’t start well. The Sox lost, 10-6.
Pitching was once again awful. Jose Quintana didn’t have a bad start. He lasted five innings, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk. He struck out two, but he also allowed back-to-back home runs to Nelson Cruz and Jeff Baker. Matt Lindstrom came on and pitched a third of an inning. He picked up the loss, as he allowed one run on a walk. » Continue reading “Pitching Fails as White Sox Fall to Rangers”
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”
And the White Sox come home after a 10-game road trip. The trip was pretty terrible. No offense and sometimes some terrible pitching. Tonight was a no offense night. The team was facing Toronto Blue Jay knuckle baller R.A. Dickey. As terrible as he was in his last start, his knuckle ball was working just as good tonight. The Sox would go on to lose by a final of 3-1. Alex Rios was the first Sox batter to get a hit off of Dickey. That did not happen until the fourth inning.
As for Chris Sale, he did have a bounce-back performance compared to how he pitched in Cleveland. Unfortunately, he had a few issues with holding runners as Rajai Davis stole a couple of bags off him. Then Chris had a throwing error that led to the go-ahead run advancing to third base and Big Donkey followed up with another error. All told, the Blue Jays got two more runs to win the game. While Chris had settled down, the offense just wasn’t there to support. It kind of makes you wish that last night’s offensive outburst had saved a little bit for tonight. » Continue reading “Unable To Dance With the Knuckle Ball, White Sox Drop Finale And Series In Toronto”