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”
It’s not a good sign when I check WhiteSox.com to see who we’re playing and who’s pitching and still think, “We’re probably gonna lose.” Sadly that’s my thought process lately because this team has almost no offensive production. Saturday night was no different when the Sox lost to the Angels, 3-2. » Continue reading “Lack of Run Support Dooms White Sox”
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.
The good news about this portion of the season? The Sox no longer have to see the Tigers or the Royals, especially the Royals. This season, the Sox lost badly in both series to both teams. Just last night, they dropped the 12th game against the Royals. And now they are off to the West Coast one last time. Here is what yo need to know about the series against Anaheim:
2012 Record: White Sox 81-68, 1st in AL Central. Angels 81-69, 3rd in AL West
2012 Season Series: 3-2
All-Time Series Record: 348-344 (The Sox are 164-182 at Anaheim)
The following pitchers are expected to start this weekend:
Jake Peavy: 11-11, 3.26 ERA, 177k vs. Ervin Santana: 8-12, 5.08 ERA, 121K
Jose Quintana: 6-4, 3.69 ERA, 75K vs. Dan Haren: 11-11, 4.41 ERA, 127K
Gavin Floyd: 10-10, 4.50 ERA, 124K vs. Jered Weaver: 18-4, 2.79 ERA, 132K
Friday’s game begins at 9:05 pm, Saturday’s game is at 8:05 pm and Sunday’s game begins at 2:35 pm. All times CDT.
The White Sox looked to increase their lead in the AL Central in the season finale against the Royals, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. The Royals pulled out a win in the ninth, beating the Sox 4-3. » Continue reading “That Ended Badly”
Oh goodie! The Sox get to continue their road trip with a visit to their new house of horrors, Kauffman Stadium. It definitely won’t be easy. Those teams with no post season hopes are always the most dangerous to those who do have playoff aspirations. Here is what to know for the next few days:
2012 Record: White Sox 80-66, 1st in AL Central. Royals 66-80, 3rd in AL Central
2012 Season Series: 5-10
All-Time Series Record: 347-312 (The Sox are 195-138 at Kansas City)
The following pitchers are expected to start the three games:
Gavin Floyd: 9-10, 4.59 ERA, 121K vs. Luke Hochevar: 8-13, 5.46 ERA, 128K
Chris Sale: 17-6, 2.78 ERA, 173K vs. Luis Mendoza: 7-9, 4.50 ERA, 89K
TBD: vs. Bruce Chen: 10-12, 5.42 ERA, 128K
All three games begin at 7:10 pm CDT. Tuesday’s game is the free MLB.com game of the day.
Is this it? Is this the series that will one and for all decide the AL Central? The Sox and Tigers will meet for what is very likely the final time this season in this . . . um, CRITICAL series for both teams. Here is what you should know for this series:
2012 Record: White Sox 75-64, 1st in AL Central. Tigers 73-66, 2nd in AL Central
2012 Season Series: 4-10
All-Time Series Record: 1,005 – 1,032 (The Sox are 535-485 at home against the Tigers)
The following pitchers are expected to start in the four games:
Jose Quintana: 5-4, 3.68 ERA, 65K vs. Rick Porcello: 9-11, 4.58 ERA, 95K
Jake Peavy: 10-10, 3.22 ERA, 162K vs. Doug Fister: 8-8, 3.54 ERA, 110K
Francisco Liriano: 5-11, 5.25 ERA, 151K vs. Max Scherzer: 15-6, 3.85 ERA, 213K
Chris Sale: 16-6, 2.88 ERA, 168K vs. Justin Verlander: 13-8, 2.91 ERA, 212K
All four games begin at 7:10 pm CDT. » Continue reading “Decision Time? Series Preview: White Sox V Tigers”
It isn’t often the closer of a team is used to get the final four outs, but that is exactly what the Sox did tonight in their 3-2 win over the Blue Jays. The game started out with not a lot going on in the game offensively for either team. The Blue Jays did get on the board in the bottom of the first inning via the old-fashioned get ‘em on, get ‘em over, and get ‘em in.
The Jays would add their second and final run in the third inning. Again with the basic formula. The Sox would come roaring back in the fifth inning however and score all of their runs. They would also do it without a long ball as well. In the process, AJ Pierzynski extended his hitting streak to 15 games. Who knew he could do what he has been doing as an old man of 35? » Continue reading “Four-out Save For Addison Reed? Four-out Save For Addison Reed!”
The White Sox . . . are not so hot right now. The Athletics on the other hand . . . probably one of the hottest in baseball. And now they will bring their hotness to US Cellular Field for the weekend. Here is what you should know for the battle this weekend that yet again is . . . critical.
2012 Record: White Sox 60-50, 1st in AL Central. Athletics: 60-51, 2nd in AL West
2012 Season Series: 1-2
All-Time Series Record: 268-289 (The Sox are 138-136 at home against the Athletics)
The following pitchers are expected to start in the three games this weekend:
Gavin Floyd: 8-9, 4.43 ERA 99K vs. Brandon McCarthy: 6-3, 2.54 ERA, 52K
Francisco Liriano: 3-10, 5.03 ERA, 121K vs. Tommy Milone: 9-9, 3.91 ERA, 101K
Chris Sale: 13-3, 2.59 ERA, 121K vs. Jarrod Parker: 7-6, 3.55 ERA, 92K
Friday’s game begins at 7:10 pm, Saturday’s game is at 6:10 pm and Sunday’s game is at 1:10 pm. Saturday’s game is also the Free MLB.com game of the day. All times CDT. » Continue reading “Hotness! Series Preview: White Sox V Athletics”
Two of the first three games on the nine-game homestand have been won. Another home series win. And sending the Angels away with a series loss? What more can you ask for from the White Sox after a 4-2 win over the Angels today?
No extra innings for the guys today as they took are of business in nine innings. It took until the fifth inning before someone broke through and scored a run. Sadly, it was the Angels who would do it. However, given how how the Sox have played lately, it wasn’t something that was insurmountable for the Sox. They would tie the game up in the sixth inning and after letting the Angels get ahead in the seventh, AJ Pierzynski would come to the rescue in the bottom of the inning. » Continue reading “Round 2 Goes To White Sox”