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”
A meeting of the Sox is to happen this week to start the homestand off. Red against White. Right versus Wrong. Which description fits the White Sox at this point is hard to say. Are they right or terribly wrong? The answer may depend on when you are looking at the White Sox and how you personally feel about them. For now, here is what you need to know for this upcoming series:
2013 Season Series: 0-0
2012 Season Series: 2-6
All-Time Series Record: 925-962 (The White are 536-408 at home against the Red)
The following pitchers are expected to start this series:
Dylan Axelrod: 1-3, 4.27 ERA, 26K vs. Jon Lester: 6-0, 2.72 ERA, 50K
Jose Quintana: 2-1, 3.97 ERA, 34K vs. Felix Doubront: 3-1, 6.03 ERA, 42K
Chris Sale: 5-2, 2.53 ERA, 61K vs. Clay Bucholz: 6-0, 1.78 ERA, 69K
All three games begin at 7:10 pm CDT. Don’t forget, you can get discounted tickets for tonight’s and Tuesday’s game here as part of the CTA construction on the Red Line. » Continue reading “Right Against Terribly Wrong. Series Preview: White Sox Versus Red Sox”
The White Sox are still on the road. After stunning us with a series win in Minnesota, they are now off to Southern California to see the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Again. These two teams just met up last weekend and now will get an immediate rematch. Here is what you need to know for this weekend.
2013 Series Record: 1-2
All-Time Series Record: 349-349 (The Sox are 164-185 at Anaheim)
The following pitchers are expected to start the four games this weekend:
Jose Quintana: 2-1, 3.72 ERA, 30K vs. Jerome Williams: 2-1, 3.06 ERA, 20K
Chris Sale: 4-2, 2.88 ERA, 49K vs. C.J. Wilson: 3-2, 3.88 ERA, 47K
Hector Santiago: 1-2, 2.23 ERA, 31K vs. Joe Blanton: 0-7, 6.46 ERA, 29K
Jake Peavy: 5-1, 2.6 ERA, 51K vs. Jason Vargas: 2-3, 4.03 ERA, 34K
Thursday and Friday’s games begin at 9:05 pm. Saturday’s game starts at 3:05 pm and Sunday’s game begins at 2:35 pm. All times CDT. » Continue reading “West Coast Kindness? Series Preview: White Sox At Angels”
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”
The road? Not a good place. At home? Again, not a good place. The Sox are off the road and once again at home. This time, hoping for something good to happen to them to get the season turned around. Here is what you need to know for the weekend series against the Angels:
2012 Season Series Record: 3-5
All-Time Series Record: 348-347 (The Sox are 184-162 at home against the Angels)
The following pitchers are expected to pitch this weekend:
Dylan Axelrod: 0-2, 3.60 ERA, 16K vs. Tommy Hanson: 2-1, 3.86 ERA, 17K
Jose Quintana: 2-0, 3.86 ERA, 25K vs. Jerome Williams: 1-1, 3.16 ERA, 17K
Chris Sale: 3-2, 3.42 ERA, 42K vs. C.J. Wilson: 3-1, 3.86 ERA, 44K
Friday’s game is at 7:10 pm, Saturday’s game is at 6:10 pm and Sunday’s game begins at 7:05 pm. All times CDT. » Continue reading “What To Do? Series Preview: White Sox Versus Angels”
Is it wrong that I have just started to expect that White Sox baseball is going to suck? That there will be no hitting, terrible defense and then something else that will happen to make me want to throw stuff at the television? Today had some moments like that, but then it was very interesting. I thought perhaps I might see the PITA Kansas City Royals perhaps get no-hit.
Yes, you read that right. The Kansas City Royals for a while were not getting any base runners. By a hit or free pass. It took until the fifth inning for the Royals to finally break through with a base hit. This coming off the bat of Mike Moustakas. The the flood gates opened for the Royals as another defensive gaffe by Jeff Keppinger allowed the PITAs to take a 3-1 lead. Given how the season has gone, you’d be excused if you walked away thinking, so much for a pretty good pitching performance by Jose Quintana.
But WAIT! The Sox would come back and add four more runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 5-3 lead again. Could it be that this team has figured out a way to win in Kansas City? All they would need to do would be to hold the Royals down for a couple of innings and then go relax until tomorrow afternoon.
If you chose to think it was over, you’re excused because our guy, Addison Reed, blew it in the ninth inning. Addy was in to close and we’ve come to expect him to make closing a high-wire act. Addison didn’t disappoint today with walking the first two men he faced in the ninth inning. He did get the next two guys out. Unfortunately, Billy Butler came up and hit a double that would lead to those walks to come around and score to tie the game up.
A blown save for Mr. Reed. If he had nailed things down, he would have been tied with the great Mariano Rivera with 11 saves on the season. » Continue reading “Enthralling Baseball? Why Yes As White Sox Bested By Royals”
The Sox had their first game against the Royals postponed on Friday, so they opened the series Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, the Royals have been relatively good while the Sox have been relatively bad. This was the case today, as they lost 2-0. » Continue reading “Guthrie’d: White Sox Blanked By Royals”
My general tears had to wait at least one more night, as AJ Pierzynski was not in the Rangers’ lineup tonight. No, I’m still not over it, but I’m working on it. The Sox traveled to Texas for a three-game series with the Rangers, and it didn’t start well. The Sox lost, 10-6.
Pitching was once again awful. Jose Quintana didn’t have a bad start. He lasted five innings, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk. He struck out two, but he also allowed back-to-back home runs to Nelson Cruz and Jeff Baker. Matt Lindstrom came on and pitched a third of an inning. He picked up the loss, as he allowed one run on a walk. » Continue reading “Pitching Fails as White Sox Fall to Rangers”
The White Sox will be back at trying to be good at baseball after a much needed day off. As much for them as for fans who have been feeling ill after looking at their play on the recent homestand. The roadtrip begins with a stop in Arlington to face the Texas Rangers. Here is what you need to know for the upcoming three games.
2012 Series Record: 6-3
All-Time Series Record: 248-230 (The Sox are 107-137 against the Rangers on the road)
The following pitchers are expected to start the three games:
Jose Quintana: 2-0, 2.78 ERA, 20K vs. Yu Darvish: 4-1, 1.65 ERA, 49K
Chris Sale: 2-2, 4.09 ERA, 30K vs. Nick Tepesch: 2-1, 2.53 ERA, 14K
Jake Peavy: 3-1, 3.38 ERA, 39K vs. Justin Grimm: 2-0, 1.59 ERA, 15K
All three games begin at 7:05 pm CDT. » Continue reading “A New Enemy? White Sox At Rangers”