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”
How fitting that the White Sox end the 2012 season in Cleveland. Given how the Sox played the Indians all season, it is conceivable for a sweep. Then again, after last week’s games, it could be bad. Here is what you need to know about the final series for the 2012 regular season:
2012 Record: White Sox 83-76, 2nd in AL Central. Indians 67-92, 4th in AL Central.
2012 Season Series: 9-6
All-Time Series Record: 1,044-999 (The Sox are 488-527 at Cleveland)
The following pitchers are expected to start the three games:
Hector Santiago: 3-1, 3.69 ERA, 69K vs. Corey Kluber: 2-4, 5.02 ERA, 48K
Jake Peavy: 11-12, 3.37 ERA, 186K vs. Justin Masterson: 11-15, 5.03 ERA, 154K
Gavin Floyd: 11-11, 4.47 ERA, 138K vs. David Huff: 3-0, 2.86 ERA, 17K
All three games begin at 6:05 pm CDT. Wednesday’s game is the free MLB.com game of the day. » Continue reading “Playing It Out? Maybe. Series Preview: White Sox @ Indians”
Perhaps there isn’t want for a division title. The Sox are returning home for the final home stand of the season. This after crapping the bed in Anaheim over the weekend. First up will be the Indians. Here is what you need to know for the last time seeing the Indians at home in 2012:
2012 Record: White Sox 81-71, 1st in AL Central. Indians 63-90, 5th in AL Central
2012 Season Series Record: 8-4
All-Time Series Record: 1,043-997 (The Sox are 550-466 at home against the Indians)
The following pitchers are expected to pitch in the three games:
Chris Sale: 17-7, 2.82 ERA, 181K vs. Zach McAllister: 5-8, 4.31 ERA, 101K
Francisco Liriano: 6-11, 5.24 ERA, 163K vs. Corey Kluber: 1-4, 5.36 ERA, 44K
Jake Peavy: 11-12, 3.40 ERA, 180K vs. Justin Masterson: 11-15, 4.97 ERA, 152K
Monday’s game begins at 7:10 pm, Tuesday’s game is at 1:10 pm and the finale on Wednesday begins at 7:10 pm. All times CDT. » Continue reading “The Last Stand. Series Preview: White Sox V Indians”
Then we will FINALLY get a break and not see them again until late September. Praise be all things sacred holy and good! Here is what you might want to know for this weekend series:
2012 Records: White Sox 23-22, 2nd in AL Central. 28-18, 1st in AL Central
2012 Season Series: 5-4
All-Time Series Record: 1,040-997 (The Sox are 547-466 at home against the Tribe)
The following pitchers are expected to start the three games:
Jose Quintana: 0-0. 0.00 ERA, 3K v. Jeanmar Gomez: 3-2, 3.19 ERA, 23K
Jake Peavy: 5-1, 2.39 ERA, 55K v. Derek Lowe: 6-2, 2.15 ERA, 15K
Gavin Floyd: 3-5, 4.66 ERA, 50K v. Ubaldo Jimenez: 5-3, 5.02 ERA, 30K
Friday’s game is at 7:10 pm, Saturday’s game is at 3:10 pm and Sunday’s game is at 1:10 pm. All times CDT. » Continue reading “Cleveland Rocks? Series Preview: White Sox v Indians”
Starter Philip Humber was looking to get back to his winning ways. His start last Thursday was abysmal, so a win would have put him back on track. His control was a little bit off tonight. Humber gave up three runs in his six innings of work. He only gave up four hits, but it was the six walks that were indicative of his control issues tonight. He did strike out six, so his control wasn’t THAT awful. » Continue reading “Bullpen Bombs as Sox Fall”
Oh off days! Later in the season when we’ve been overwhelmed by so many games (hopefully nail biters in a good way), we come to appreciate them. Early in the season, not so much.
Tomorrow, our guys in black will be home for a seven-game home stand. Those first three games could be quite tough. And hopefully you haven’t decided it is hopeless and the Sox should just roll over for the Tigers. In the meantime, here is some reading to catch up on happenings with the Sox.
Newsflash: Robin is a different person that Ozzie Guillen! *Eye Roll at stating the obvious* Here is an article on how the clubhouse and team has a different atmosphere and attitude under Robin. » Continue reading “Off Day White Sox Reading”
The Chicago White Sox picked up their second win of the season with some big bats and some quality pitching.
Backed by some power in the first inning, Chris Sale picked up the win in his first Major League start. Before he even took the field, the Sox put three runs on the board, and Sale had himself a night.
Sale finished the night with 6.2 innings pitched, giving up just one run on three hits. He struck out five and walked two for an impressive debut. The only run he gave up was in the sixth inning. After striking out Jason Donald and getting Asdrubal Cabrera to fly out to center, Sale hit Shin-Soo Choo with a pitch on the hand. He stole second base during Carlos Santana’s at-bat and scored on Santana’s single. » Continue reading “Sale-ing Along”
The Sox are back at .500 again this season. Will they stay and more importantly, move above this mark? Who knows. Given recent history with the .500 mark, things appear to be headed south for the Sox. However, the opponent facing the Sox right now is one the Sox have managed to handle this season. Here is what you should know going into the three-game tilt.
2011 Records: White Sox 60-60, 3rd in AL Central. Indians: 60-57, 2nd in AL Central. Season series: 6-1
2010 Record: 9-9
All-Time Series Record: 1,030-987 (The Sox are 543-460 at home against the Indians)
The following pitchers are expected to start in the three games:
Gavin Floyd: 10-10, 4.53 ERA, 102K v. Ubaldo Jimenez: 1-0, 3.46 ERA, 13K (stats with the Indians only; season: 7-9, 4.37 ERA, 131K)
Mark Buehrle: 10-5, 3.06 ERA, 83K v. Fausto Carmona: 5-12, 5.12 ERA, 76K
Philip Humber: 8-8, 3.67 ERA, 83K v. Justin Masterson: 9-7, 2.69 ERA, 127K
All games begin at 7:10 pm CDT. » Continue reading “Series Preview: White Sox v Indians”
After being rained out on Saturday, the Sox hoped to beat the Cleveland Indians and take two of the three games played. Behind Edwin Jackson, the Sox beat the Indians 4-2.
Jackson pitched well, lasting six innings and allowing two runs. He gave up five hits and walked three. Jackson also picked off Ezequiel Carrera. Jesse Crain came on in relief and pitched one inning without allowing a baserunner. Chris Sale pitched 1.1 innings and also didn’t allow a baserunner. Sergio Santos picked up his 20th save of the season after pitching 0.2 innings and walking Carlos Santana.
The Sox scored four runs off Indians starter Justin Masterson, but only one of those runs was earned, as the Indians committed three errors in the game. Masterson allowed six hits, two of them to Juan Pierre. Alexei Ramirez, Paul Konerko, Adam Dunn, and Alex Rios failed to record a hit, but Dunn and Rios reached base on errors.
The White sox now have a 49-51 record and will face the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers in Chicago beginning Monday. Mark Buehrle will take on Duane Below who is making his second Major League start tomorrow.
After last night’s rain out and with an important series against the Tigers starting Monday, the Sox have temporarily moved Phil Humber to the bullpen. Buehrle, Jake Peavy, and John Danks will face the Tigers in the three-game series in Chicago.