Posts tagged "Dylan Axelrod"

The Final Stretch Begins at the Cell with a Royal Flush--Mendoza, Chen and Guthrie

The Final Stretch Begins at the Cell with a Royal Flush--Mendoza, Chen and Guthrie
If the White Sox are to do this–win the A.L. Central–they’ll have to do it the hard way. Down the pennant stretch, the South Siders will be facing hot teams, teams striving for their own survival, teams they haven’t been able to beat and teams out of the race trying to be spoilers. To paraphrase... Read more »

White Sox relying on Quintana as division race heats up

White Sox relying on Quintana as division race heats up
With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, it goes without saying that every inning of every game is an important one for teams still in the hunt for the postseason. For the White Sox and their slim one-game lead in the A.L. Central, thanks to the outstanding pitching and welcome clutch hitting by Gordon Beckham... Read more »

Dylan has Orioles "Blowin' in the Wind" as Sox extend division lead to three

Dylan has Orioles "Blowin' in the Wind" as Sox extend division lead to three
Baseball is full of surprises. A day after Cy Young candidate Chris Sale had a rare bad outing, the White Sox’s human yo-yo Dylan Axelrod, who has spent more time going from Charlotte to Chicago this summer than a Delta Airlines pilot, hurled a gem to get the Sox back on track after two straight... Read more »
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White Sox Need a More Consistent Offense to Compensate for a Pitching Staff in Flux

White Sox Need a More Consistent Offense to Compensate for a Pitching Staff in Flux
No mystery here. If you don’t pitch and don’t hit, you’re not going to win many ballgames. So it was on Wednesday night as the Sox, the White version, got pummeled 10-1 by the Sox, the Red version. Although the South Siders lost a game in the standings to the Tigers, who they will face... Read more »

White Sox's "Baby Bunch" Needs to Hold Down the Fort Until the Cavalry Arrives

White Sox's "Baby Bunch" Needs to Hold Down the Fort Until the Cavalry Arrives
We have gotten familiar with their names: Starters Jose Quintana and Dylan Axelrod plus relievers Addison Reed (pictured above), Nate Jones, Hector Santiago and to a lesser extent Leyson Septimo, Brian Omogrosso and Jhan Marinez. They are the rookies who have dominated the White Sox pitching staff while John Danks, Philip Humber, Jesse Crain and... Read more »

Youkilis, White Sox Head to Boston After Taking Two of Three From Royals

Youkilis, White Sox Head to Boston After Taking Two of Three From Royals
The White Sox’s 2-1 nail-biting victory in Kansas City wasn’t easy. Frankly, as the Sox failed to score in the final seven innings after plating their runs in the first two, I was waiting for the proverbial roof to cave in as we’ve seen many times at Kauffman Stadium. But “Cy” Sale, despite giving up... Read more »
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Observations From a Long Night and Another Sox Victory

Observations From a Long Night and Another Sox Victory
While I’m a bit groggy from the five-hour plus, 9-8, extra inning win in Kansas City, I’m still alert enough to make some observations about Game 1 after the All-Star break: –It was heartening to see the Sox strike early, fall behind and come back the way they did on multiple occasions. I had visions... Read more »

White Sox All-Star Break Report Card: Pitchers and Catchers

White Sox All-Star Break Report Card: Pitchers and Catchers
As we wait for the White Sox to resume play on Friday in Kansas City, here is Part 1 of a four-part blog grading the performances of the Sox’s 25-man roster and manager. Today, pitchers and catchers, tomorrow I’ll focus on the infielders, Thursday the outfielders and on Friday I’ll take a look at Manager... Read more »

Random Sox Notes After a Split With the Yankees and the Rangers Looming...

Random Sox Notes After a Split With the Yankees and the Rangers Looming...
Some opinions and observations as the Sox leave New York with a 4-2 loss and prepare for the Rangers after an off-day tomorrow: * Repeating their same Yankee Stadium pattern as a year ago, the Sox won the first two games of the series and lost the final two. It would have been nice to... Read more »
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How the White Sox Walloped the Yanks, Part II

How the White Sox Walloped the Yanks, Part II
In keeping with my list of “musts” that the Sox need to accomplish to be successful against the Yankees, here’s a review of the second game of the series as the Sox walloped the Yankees on Friday night, 14-7. The victory increased the Sox lead over the Indians in the A.L. Central to 3 1/2... Read more »
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