There were runs. There were lots and lots of runs. And the White Sox scored them all, beating the Indians 11-0. » Continue reading “Too Little, Too Late”
Interleague plague is over. Fittingly, the White Sox go back to “normal” play by facing a division rival, the Minnesota Twins. Here is what to know as the White Sox embark on a seven-game, seven-day road trip:
2012 Record: White Sox 38-34, 1st in AL Central. Twins 29-42, 5th in AL Central
2012 Season Series Record: 2-1
All-time Series Record: 371-416 (The Sox are 168-224 at Minnesota)
The following pitchers are expected to start in the three games:
Jake Peavy: 6-3, 2.74 ERA, 83K v. Francisco Liriano: 1-7, 5.74 ERA, 65K
Gavin Floyd: 5-7, 5.20 ERA, 76K v. Liam Hendricks: 0-4, 7.39 ERA, 17K
Chris Sale: 8-2, 2.24 ERA, 89K v. Nick Blackburn: 4-4, 7.45 ERA, 26K
Monday and Tuesday’s games begin at 7:10 pm. Wednesday’s game is at 1:10 pm. All times CDT. » Continue reading “To The North! Series Preview: White Sox @ Twins”
The White Sox win the final game by a final of 1-0 in 10 innings. Great pitching all around by both teams. Jose Quintana picks up his third win of the season.
Eduardo Escobar ends up driving in the winning run. The Indians lost today so the Sox move back into first place.
The big news of the day of course, is the trade for Kevin Youkilis. In order to get Youk, the Sox had to give up Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart. No one is really going to miss Zach as he was recently demoted and really didn’t do much except give up tons of runs this season. Brent on the other hand, will be missed. » Continue reading “Bittersweet Sunday for White Sox Fans”
You are the Chicago White Sox. Coming into this game, you had a .530 winning percentage. That’s a 35-31 record. You were up 1.5 games on the Cleveland Indians. The Indians won tonight, however. And because you lost horribly tonight, they’re only half a game behind you. What are you going to do about that, White Sox? » Continue reading “Well That Was Disgusting”
Bacon decided tonight would be a good time to be a one-man wrecking crew. Driving in the first runs of the game. Adding more in the fifth. Sadly, it wouldn’t be enough. The Mariners would mount a comeback.
As for the pitching duel that many were expecting, not so much. Both Jake and Felix were throwing a lot of pitches. Fortunately for the Sox, Jake was able to do what was necessary to make sucameos team came out on top. » Continue reading “Nine Looks So Good For White Sox”
And you have also been swinging the bat pretty well. Tonight, you did something to really make fans happy. You helped the Sox end a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 final over the Indians.
In extras, you manage to hit a triple to score L’il Bridge for the go-ahead run. That was a nice moment considering you hit the triple off of Indians Reliever Chris Perez. A nice bit of payback for the chirping last week in Chicago.
Fortunately, once the team went ahead, Addison Reed was able to shut the door and preserve the win. Congratulations to Addison by the way. He now has the record for rookies to start the season for scoringless appearances. The previous record was 12 appearances.
Addison tied that record held by Sergio Santos. After tonight, Addison has that all to himself. It will be fun to see how far he can extend that streak. » Continue reading “FINALLY! A Happy White Sox Ending”
Only because the third baseman can’t find the handle on the ball and commits an error. Both teams had this problem early on. Eventually, men got on base via the hit.
What we had last night was a nice little pitching duel between Mr. Consistently Inconsistent and Tommy Milone. Gavin went 7.1 and still had a man on base via the walk, Daric Barton. » Continue reading “Pitching Duel Doesn’t End In White Sox Favor”
It always happens. After a pitcher throw a no-hitter, talk in the very next game is how long will the no-hitting go? If the no-hitter was a perfect game, the additional question asked is when the first baserunner will get on base.
Today, we didn’t have to wait long to see when the Mariners would get a baserunner and a hit. Dustin Ackley, the second hitter of the game for the Mariners got on base thanks to a dropped third strike. Then Ichiro hit a single to right field for the first hit. No one scored in that inning.
No matter as today’s game ended up as a see-saw back and forth in scoring. The Sox struck first. then the Mariners came right back with runs. That all happened in the third inning. » Continue reading “White Sox Bring The Brooms Today!”
The Sox dropped the finale to the Orioles this afternoon. Gavin Floyd struggled a little bit this afternoon, which he hasn’t really done in his career versus the Orioles. In fact, Floyd is usually incredibly good against this team. But he struggled today, and the offense couldn’t pick him up.
But Sox fans have come to expect that Floyd isn’t at his finest in April and May. In April, he has a 5.54 career ERA with a 12-11 record after today’s loss. In May, he has a 5.11 ERA and a 9-12 record. So Floyd isn’t stellar.
The offense almost got Floyd off the hook. They staged a bit of a comeback in the ninth, but a called third strike to Alex Rios ended the rally, with the Orioles winning 5-3.
Before spring training really had begun, I made an early prognostication on how the AL Central would look come October. Now that spring is done and the season is about to begin, I thought I would revisit how the standings may look. I knew things could change, but how much still remains to be seen.
So far, everyone is in agreement that the Tigers are the team to beat. From there, opinions vary a great deal. I think the standings will end up with Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, Cleveland and Minnesota. The White Sox the past few weeks had me thinking there might be something special happening. » Continue reading “Did Spring Make A Difference In Eventual AL Central Standings?”