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”
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”
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!”
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and mother figures out there. Here at SSHG, we’re glad you are baseball fans and possibly even White Sox Fans. Though, if you’ve abandoned the Sox of late, that is completely understandable because they have not played inspiring of late.
In any event, the Mother’s Day game was a Sunday night affair. Hopefully the mom-types had a chance to do some fun things today before settling in for some Sunday night baseball. Things started off in the game rather hopeful. A crazy comeback to Chris Sale and then a strikeout of Mike Trout. It got me all giddy that the game might be amazing. It was an EASY first half of the inning for Sale. I’m not used to seeing such baseball out of the White Sox. They’ve conditioned me to expect runs to be given up right away. Of course, I had to calm myself because this rare start probably won’t last. Something will go wrong soon to cause this game to be lost. Whether it be lousy defense – as if this team has any other type – or lack of offense.
Early on in the game, Chris Sale was cruising in the game. He was mowing down the Angels hitters and they were not really into trying to work the count. They basically swinging at first pitches and making no contact. It was a thing of beauty to see. Of course, this season the pitching really has not been the problem. The problems with this team have generally been due to poor, uh I mean PUTRID defense and lack of offense. » Continue reading “I Just Expect An L These Days From The White Sox”
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”
It appears that the White Sox are actually capable of scoring runs! Who knew! They happened to score quite a few of them tonight, beating the Blue Jays 7-0 behind a great performance from Jose Quintana.
Quintana pitched 6.2 solid innings, allowing just five hits and two walks while striking out seven. He picked up his first win of the season, as he was backed up with some run support. Jesse Crain pitched 1.1 innings allowing just one hit, and Donnie Veal pitched a perfect ninth, striking out one. » Continue reading “White Sox Blank Blue Jays Behind Quintana’s Strong Start”
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”
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.
The White Sox continued their winnings ways with a 5-2 win over the Royals. All runs came courtesy of the long ball. Adam Dunn, Alexei Ramirez, and Dayan Viciedo all hit their first home runs of the season, while Tyler Flowers knocked his second.
As I’m sure you’re all fully aware, SoxFest is this weekend. Fans from all over will flock downtown to meet some of their favorite players and hear some of them in panels. Before SoxFest starts, the White Sox wanted to give season ticket holders a chance to talk to Tom Paciorek and Robin Ventura during a conference call this afternoon.
As with every other season ticket holder chat, Gene Honda moderated the call, and we started with Wimpy. He’ll be a big part of SoxFest this weekend, as it will partly be a celebrationg of the 1983 “Winning Ugly” team. Wimpy is excited to be there this weekend with a great group of guys and a great coaching staff. He mentioned that while most fans remember the players, some people may have forgotten the personnel of the 1983 team. » Continue reading “Conference Call with Tom Paciorek and Robin Ventura”