Tonight was it. The end. The finale. Fin.
Tonight was it. The end. The finale. Fin.
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”
But it could have been worse.
The White Sox looked to keep their distance from the Tigers, but it was not meant to be. The Sox lost 8-6 and now have only a one-game lead on Detroit.
Gavin Floyd returned from the disabled list tonight and started off well. He ran into some trouble in the fifth inning. He gave up a hit and a walk to lead off the inning. He was responsible for all three runs scored in the inning, and that put the Tigers up 3-1. » Continue reading “Well Then…That Sucked”
Unless you are bragging about how amazing the Sox have been (save the beating by the PITAs), then stop talking. Don’t tell us about what the Yankees are doing. If you do, all Sox fans will here is “blah blah blah”! Everyone knows the Yankees are on top in the east. In fact, at this point in the season, it is pretty much expected. However, they are now in Chicago to take on the White Sox in yet again, a critical series for the Sox. Here is what you should know for the next few days:
2012 Record: White Sox 65-55, 1st in AL Central. Yankees 72-49, 1st in AL East
2012 Series Record: 2-2
All-Time series Record: 804-1,043 (the Sox are 437-487 at home against the Yankees)
The following pitchers are expected to start the three games:
Gavin Floyd: 9-9, 4.43 ERA, 112K vs. Freddy Garcia: 7-5, 4.68 ERA, 64K
Francisco Liriano: 4-10, 5.22 ERA, 132K vs. Ivan Nova: 11-6, 4.76 ERA, 136K
Chris Sale: 14-4, 2.72 ERA, 137K vs. Phil Hughes: 12-10, 4.23 ERA, 120K
All three games begin at 7:10 pm CDT. » Continue reading “Stop Spreading The News! Series Preview: White Sox V Yankees”
The Sox headed north of the border to face the Toronto Blue Jays for a four-game set. They hoped to take an early series lead tonight, but unfortunately they fell in extras, 3-2.
Only one Sox batter had a really good night. The offense picked up seven hits and a walk, but Adam Dunn had a great night, going 3-for-5. In the past 13 games, he has been homerless. Tonight, he put all the runs on the board. In the fourth he hit a monster home run. It was estimated to be 469 feet, and it hit off of his face on the scoreboard in center field. It was waaaaaaaay up there. That was career home run number 397. In the top of the ninth, he tied the game at 2 with his 398th homer. Those two RBI were also numbers 999 and 1,000 of his career. And to top it off, he didn’t strike out tonight. » Continue reading “Blame Canada”
No offense to the Minnesota Twins and their fans, but I’m really glad they’re not very good this season. For years, the Sox had consistent trouble playing against them. This year, for whatever reason, the Twins aren’t very good, and the Sox took advantage of that this afternoon.
The Sox beat the Twins 8-2 for the series sweep. After getting swept by the Tigers last weekend, it was a much-needed sweep to keep the Sox tied for first in the AL Central, as Detroit beat Cleveland tonight. Both teams now sit at 53-45. » Continue reading “Brooms, Rings and Awards…Oh My!”
Pedro Hernandez made his Major League debut tonight. He was called up to fill in for Gavin Floyd who is on the disabled list. Hernandez is the 10th starting pitcher for the White Sox this season and also the 10th rookie pitcher to be on the active roster. Unfortunately, his first ever start was not one to remember. Hernandez lasted just four innings, giving up eight runs on 12 hits and a walk. He gave up three home runs in those innings: two three-run home runs from Cody Ross and a solo shot from Adrian Gonzalez. » Continue reading “Pedro Hernandez and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Debut”
For the first time in his career, Kevin Youkilis played at Fenway Park as a visitor. The White Sox opened a four-game series in Boston tonight, but the outcome was not what Youk and his teammates were hoping for, as the Red Sox beat the White Sox 5-1.
Youk had himself a game. He made his first appearance as a visitor in the top of the first with one out. The Fenway faithful greeted him with a standing ovation, to which Youkilis tipped his batting helmet. He finished the night going 3-for-4 with a run scored and a strikeout. Two of those three hits were doubles. » Continue reading “Red Sox Spoil Youk’s Return”
The Sox started off a little iffy. Dylan Axelrod gave up three runs in the first inning. He settled down a bit and only gave up one more run, a solo home run to Josh Hamilton. He pitched 5.2 innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and two walks. Leyson Septimo came on in the sixth, but he gave up a hit and issued a walk before Robin Ventura pulled him. » Continue reading “Youuuuuuuk Walks It Off”
But no! The Sox would add four runs in the top of the second and then more in the third. While the Yankees would tie it up in the fourth inning, AJ Pierzynski hit his second home run of the game to put the Sox ahead by a score of 7-6. Of course the Yankees weren’t done. They tried oh so valiantly to make a go of things. They did put up another run in the seventh inning, but the Sox were already ahead by a score of 10-6 at that point.
And your White Sox just kept pouring it on. Four runs added in the top of the ninth inning to make it 14-7. That score would hold up to be the final in the game. It got so comical that DeWayne Wise (remember him) came in to pitch to Paul Konerko and Alex Rios for the final two outs in the ninth inning. He actually got the job done. The Yankees pitching staff at this point had thrown nearly 300 pitches. Seems a great time to use a positional player to give those arms a break. » Continue reading “SLUGFEST! White Sox & Yankees Battle for Most Runs, Hits”