The early favorite pre-season was that the Sox would finish with a record under .500. In fact, some said you might be lucky to get to 75-80 wins on the season. You did more than that and got a total of 85 wins. You know fans were disappointed, particularly given how the last two weeks of baseball went. » Continue reading “RIP 2012 White Sox”
The Sox lost today. But you probably already knew that. The Tigers won. Again, you probably already knew that. The Tragic number at the start of the day was at three. Now it is at one. It wasn’t a pretty start for Jose Quintana who was throwing a bajillion pitches in just the first inning. So many in fact, that Philip Humber was up and warming in the bullpen.
Sure, he settled down but as usual, the offense was just not around today. Yeah, they put up a couple of runs. And yeah, they managed to string together some hits ( a whopping FIVE in total) but it was just too little too late. David Price is a 20-game winner now. There was a brief moment when the Sox looked like they would get to him, but alas, it didn’t happen. Remember when this team was AMAZABALLS with RISP? If you don’t, it’s ok as it was such a long time ago. Now, this team is just looking lifeless. » Continue reading “And Then There Was One”
Slowly but surely, people are starting to believe. Starting to believe that the White Sox just might do something incredibly special this season. After coming off of two series sweeps, (the first a loss, the second a win) the team will not face the team that has been the hottest in baseball since the break. Here is what you need to know about the weekend series against the Mariners:
2012 Record: White Sox 68-55, 1st in AL Central. Mariners 61-64, 4th in AL West
2012 Season Series: 5-1
All-Time Series Record: 217-184 (The Sox are 121-80 at home against the Mariners)
The following pitchers are expected to start this weekend:
Jake Peavy: 9-9, 3.11 ERA, 150K vs. Jason Vargas: 13-8, 3.53 ERA, 109K
Jose Quintana: 5-2, 2.76 ERA, 58K vs. Blake Beavan: 8-7, 5.00 ERA, 57K
Gavin Floyd: 9-9, 4.56 ERA, 113K vs. Kevin Millwood: 4-10, 4.29 ERA, 97K
Friday’s game begins at 7:10 pm, Saturday’s game is at 6:10 pm and Sunday’s game is at 1:10 pm. All times CDT. » Continue reading “Keeping On A Roll. Series Preview: White Sox V Mariners”
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”
The Sox finished up their trip in Canada tonight with a spectacular win over the Blue Jays with a final score of 7-2. Francisco Liriano earned his first win as a member of the White Sox, and the Sox launched five home runs in the game.
Liriano gave up a two-run home run in the second to Moises Sierra, putting the Jays on the board first. Luckily those were the only runs scored by the Jays. Liriano gave up just three hits and a walk in 6.1 innings and struck out six. Jesse Crain finished off the seventh without allowing a hit and striking out one. Brett Myers came on for the eighth and gave up two hits while Philip Humber pitched the ninth perfectly, striking out two. » Continue reading “Baseball is Just a Game”
The White Sox haven’t won two games in a row in Toronto since 2006, according to a tweet from CSN’s Chuck Garfien. The Sox sent out Gavin Floyd to try and break that streak. The Jays sent out Ricky Romero, the Sox finally won two games in a row in Toronto, beating the Blue Jays 9-5.
Floyd took to the bump and started out solid. He went six innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on eight hits. His one big miscue came in the bottom of the sixth. The Sox held a 4-1 lead. With one out and Edwin Encarnacion and David Cooper on base, Kelly Johnson hit his 14th home run of the season, tying the game at four.
After hosting the Blue Jays twice on the South Side this season, the Sox will finally make the trek north of the border and go visit Toronto. Here is what to know about the upcoming four-game series to begin the seven-game road trip.
2012 Record: White Sox 62-51, 1st in AL Central. Blue Jays 54-60, 5th in AL East
2012 Series Record: 3-3
All-Time Series Record: 166-190 (The Sox are 75-103 in Toronto)
The following pitchers are expected to start in the four games:
Jake Peavy: 9-8, 3.08 ERA, 138K vs. Carlos Villanueva: 6-2, 3.30 ERA, 78K
Jose Quintana: 4-2, 2.78 ERA, 49K vs. Hernderson Alvarez: 7-9, 4.58 ERA, 51K
Gavin Floyd: 8-9, 4.43 ERA, 104K vs. Ricky Romero: 8-9, 5.32 ERA, 99K
Francisco Liriano: 3-10, 5.35 ERA, 126K vs. Aaron Laffey: 3-3, 4.72 ERA, 32K
All games begin at 6:07 pm. Thursday’s game is the free MLB.com game of the day. All times CDT. » Continue reading “Visiting Canada. Series Preview: White Sox @ Blue Jays”
So the White Sox *won the opener against the Angels by a final of 8-6. In spectacular walk off fashion thanks to a tenth inning home run by none other than ALEX RIOS! Of course, this all capped off a great Elvis Night.
There were plenty of highlights and lowlights, but first enjoy some Elvis and a song that asks why do we like this team? Why do you keep falling in love with them despite the agony some of the players put us through.
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!”
Just a minor thing before getting to the game that was not pretty today.
Do you consider yourself the ultimate White Sox fan and think the world should know about it, perhaps in a TV commercial? If so, Dan Bell Casting has put out a casting call in the Chicago Area for Sox fans. The Auditions will be on July 25 and 26 and the pay is pretty good for shooting ($500/shoot day) and even better if the commercial airs ($1,500 upon airing). » Continue reading “Congratulations Detroit! You Best The White Sox”