Posts tagged "Donnie Veal"

White Sox benefit from "Rios Factor," climb to within a game of Tigers

White Sox benefit from "Rios Factor," climb to within a game of Tigers
Make no mistake about this. If there is one White Sox player who has deserved praise from the day the season began to today, it’s Alex Rios. Rios homered to win the Sox’s first game of the year against the Rangers, has been stellar throughout the summer and last night, in the most desperate of... Read more »

White Sox menu of "Veal Well-Dunn" cooks Tribe; And is last night's Crede-Riske moment a good omen?

White Sox menu of "Veal Well-Dunn" cooks Tribe; And is last night's Crede-Riske moment a good omen?
Last night’s “homecoming” game had the familiar look of the past five White Sox contests–inning after inning of lost opportunity. When the Indians took a 3-1 lead in the top of the sixth, the prospect of the Sox halting the losing streak seemed dim at best. Then, in the bottom of  that frame, the recently dormant,... Read more »

With 13 games to go, here are some questions White Sox fans are asking...

With 13 games to go, here are some questions White Sox fans are asking...
As the White Sox made their way to Anaheim last night to face the Angels of Albert Pujols, Mike Trout, Torii Hunter and Jered Weaver this weekend, they certainly tried to put another lost series to the Kansas City Royals behind them. But will they be able to erase the bad memory so quickly? That’s... Read more »
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Sox Win! Sox Win!: My favorite things from a memorable day on the South Side

Sox Win! Sox Win!: My favorite things from a memorable day on the South Side
It was a crucial game that was played in a playoff atmosphere with playoff implications. In the end, the White Sox prevailed before a large and enthusiastic crowd at the Cell. My favorite things about today’s beautiful afternoon on the South Side: 1. The 5-4 Sox victory expands their A.L. Central lead to three over... Read more »

Here are a few of my favorite things...from last night's White Sox victory over the Tigers

Here are a few of my favorite things...from last night's White Sox victory over the Tigers
Eight memorable moments from a very satisfying 6-1 win over the Tigers, which has moved the Sox to three games ahead of their rivals from Detroit: 1.  The poise of Jose Quintana as he emerged from a rough start to allow only a run, seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven... Read more »

Be still my heart: Resilient White Sox get the job done after top of the ninth nightmare

Be still my heart: Resilient White Sox get the job done after top of the ninth nightmare
Adam Dunn’s two homers and three RBIs, Alexei Ramirez’s two-run shot and Jake Peavy’s outstanding seven-inning outing for his 10th win of the season paced the Chicago White Sox to a  7-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners last night at U.S. Cellular Field. The win widened the Sox’s lead to 2 1/2 games over Detroit... Read more »
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Danks but no Danks...with Jordan sent to minors, Donnie Veal is recalled

Danks but no Danks...with Jordan sent to minors, Donnie Veal is recalled
News Item No. 1:  Jordan Danks optioned to Charlotte on Sunday. News Item No. 2:  Lefty reliever Donnie Veal recalled from Charlotte on Monday. I haven’t consulted the Elias Sports Bureau so I’m not 100 percent sure it’s unprecedented, but at the very least I’m confident that there haven’t been many players sent down to... Read more »

White Sox Lose Fifth Straight; Is it the Curse of Cody Ross?

White Sox Lose Fifth Straight; Is it the Curse of Cody Ross?
Every major league team knows that at certain points during the long summer either the pitching isn’t going to click or the hitters are going to go into a collective slump–or both. And when this happens it will be accompanied by an extended losing streak. Welcome to my world during the past five days. In... Read more »
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