Welp, the AL Central has a tie for first place. After yesterday’s game, I think we are starting to really know some things about the White Sox. A lot of it no so pretty. and if / when they get to the playoffs this season, could be pretty scary. Depending on your viewpoint / outlook, the Magic Number (or Tragic if you will) is at eight. There also eight games left in the season. So what do we know? » Continue reading “What We Know About The White Sox”
Much of my evening consisted of yelling at my TV, telling the Sox to score runs since the Tigers were either winning or had won, depending on the time of yelling. More often than not, the Sox didn’t listen. Thankfully they did at some point, beating the Indians 5-4. This also snapped their ugly losing streak. » Continue reading “Streak Snapped! A Win!”
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”
The Sox had the wonderful opportunity to face Bruce Chen again, and just like every other time, they made him look like a Cy Young winner, dropping this game 3-0. » Continue reading “Cy Chen Strikes Again”
It is official now. Both the Indians and Twins have been eliminated from post season play. But of course, that is really not the big news of the day. No, that is that the Sox won and for the moment have a 1.5 game lead over the Tigers who will begin play against the Indians shortly. » Continue reading “The High Wire: White Sox 5 Twins 3″
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”
The White Sox finished their set against the Twins this afternoon. I was lucky enough to be in attendance for my last Sox game of the season. I always hope the Sox will pick up a win, but I was a little worried about them after last night’s debacle which I don’t want to talk about anymore. Luckily for me and the people I was with, they pulled out a 6-2 win! » Continue reading “Alex Rios is the Offense”
It was bound to happen. The White Sox lost. As nice as that six-game winning streak was, it snapped tonight in Baltimore. Francisco Liriano faced off against Wei-Yin Chen, and the Sox came up on the wrong side of the stick.
Liriano didn’t have a horrendous night, but he could have been better. He pitched five innings, giving up two runs on six hits and four walks. Not a terrible night, but not great. One of those runs crossed the plate in the sixth. Liriano faced two batters in the sixth, and both reached base. Jesse Crain came on and walked in a run before settling down and finishing off the inning. Brett Myers picked up the loss. He pitched two innings and gave up two runs on a walk to Mark Reynolds and a Home run to Nate McLouth. » Continue reading “Homers and Walks Cost Sox”
With the 7-3 win tonight, the White Sox have done something they haven’t done since 2003: they won a season series against the Yankees. This season, the two played each other seven times. When the series began, it was tied two wins for each team. Tonight, the Sox won their second game in a row meaning they have four wins in the season series. In other words: SERIES WIN!
This is big news folks. Even in looking at the all-time series record, the Yankees have walloped the Sox. Tonight, the tables were turned and the Sox did a little beating of their own. » Continue reading “Oh Em Gee They Done Done It! White Sox Win Season Series Against Yanks”
Gavin Floyd was the starter tonight, and just like basically every other game Gavin ever starts, I was left wondering whether we’d see Good Gavin or Bad Gavin. And boy did we see Bad Gavin. He left the game in the third with a really gross-looking line: three runs on five hits and four walks in 2.1 innings pitched. Not pretty, Gavin. Sooooo not pretty. He also hit Raul Ibanez, so Gavin recorded seven outs and allowed ten batters to reach base.
Robin pulled him in favor of Hector Santiago who pitched three innings. He didn’t have a much better line, as he gave up three runs on four hits and three walks. He had two wild pitches as well, so it was a bit of an experience watching these first two pitchers. » Continue reading “Bad Gavin Strikes Again, But Homers Save Sox”