Hey look! The three-game losing streak is over! Yes, the White Sox managed to pull out a win behind the excellent pitching performance by Chris Sale. Home runs were the deciding factors as the Sox beat the Rangers, 5-2. » Continue reading “Pitching and Home Runs Power White Sox to Win”
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”
Pitching was all sorts of bad tonight. Gavin Floyd started the game, and he didn’t last very long. In 2.2 innings pitched, he gave up two runs on two hits and two walks. He left in the third inning with a flexor muscle strain in his right elbow. Hector Santiago came on in relief, and he didn’t have a much better night. He pitched 3.2 innings, giving up four runs on ten hits. » Continue reading “White Sox Get Stung, Lose to Rays”
The Sox were rained out again Tuesday night, so they finished a shortened series this afternoon. Jose Quintana took to the mound and had a good start, picking up the win as the Sox beat the Indians 3-2. » Continue reading “Alex Rios Powers White Sox to Win”
Travelling to Washington for the beginning of their first road trip of the season, the White Sox started interleague play early in the season since the Houston Astros are now a member of the AL West. Jake Peavy faced off against former Sox pitcher Gio Gonzalez, and it was a hard-fought battle, ending in a Sox loss.
The Sox got on the board quickly in the first inning after Gonzalez had a shaky start. After striking out Alejandro De Aza to lead off the inning, Gonzalez gave up back-to-back singles to Jeff Keppinger, who broke an 0-for-19 streak, and Alex Rios. During Alexei Ramirez’s at-bat, Gonzalez balked, allowing Keppinger to score before Ramirez flew out to end the inning. » Continue reading “White Sox Lose to Nationals After Allowing Four Homers”
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”
So Chris Sale didn’t have it today. As usual, the offense not around. Mr. Kate Upton was pitching in Minnesota.
It all results in a tragic number of three. There is still hope, though it grows fainter with each passing game. With the latest loss, all I hear is the following song’s chorus.
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What happened tonight? Well, the Twins did the Sox a favor and beat the Tigers. Magic (or Tragic depending on your view) number remains at five games. The Sox still are pretty abysmal with RISP scoring, but they did eek out just enough runs tonight to get a win and cut the lead the Tigers have to just one game. Given how this season has gone, it would be so Tigers and Sox to end up tied in a couple of days. » Continue reading “There Is Hope! White Sox 3 Rays 1″
Yes, White Sox, let’s keep playing horribly. That’s just what you need to get into the postseason. Especially since the Tigers won this afternoon. Unfortunately, the Sox continued to play like crap and lost to the Rays, 3-2. » Continue reading “Falling Further Out”
All good things must end. Sadly, last night was the end of over 100 days in first place. Tonight begins the final homestand of the season for the White Sox. Strangely, it involves a team that has not visited the city AT ALL this season. Here is what you need to know for the series against the Tampa Bay Rays:
2012 Record: White Sox 82-73, 2nd in AL Central. Rays 85-70, 3rd in AL East
2012 Season Series: 3-0
All-Time Series Record: 66-46 (The Sox are 32-19 at home against the Rays)
The following pitchers are expected to start this weekend:
Jake Peavy: 11-12, 3.40 ERA, 180 K vs. James Shields: 15-9, 3.65 ERA, 202K
Gavin Floyd: 10-11, 4.56 ERA, 132K vs. Jeremy Hellickson: 9-10, 3.20 ERA, 116K
Chris Sale: 17-7, 2.86 ERA, 185K vs. Matt Moore: 10-11, 3.92 ERA, 171K
TBD: vs. David Price: 18-5, 2.58 ERA, 201K
Thursday and Friday’s games begin at 7:10 pm. Saturday’s game is at 3:05 pm and Sunday’s game is at 1:10 pm. All times CDT. » Continue reading “This IS It! Series Preview: White Sox V Rays”