Tag: Gordon Beckham

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 »

Story of 2012 White Sox: They Never Give Up

Story of 2012 White Sox: They Never Give Up
Note to self: Don’t give up on the White Sox too early in the game. They have made comebacks time and time again. It doesn’t mean they’ll do it every time, but there’s always a chance. Having witnessed so many Yankee wallopings of the Sox over the years, I admit that my first tendency last... Read more »
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After Royal debacle, White Sox look to rebound at home against the Yanks

After Royal debacle, White Sox look to rebound at home against the Yanks
I never thought I’d say this, but it’s a relief to leave Kansas City and come home to face the mighty Yankees. The White Sox just endured a weekend of futility against their new chief nemesis where they were flat in every phase of the game, getting swept by 4-2, 9-4 and 5-2 scores. The... Read more »

A.J., "Cy" Sale and more of my favorite things from today's series win over the A's

A.J., "Cy" Sale and more of my favorite things from today's series win over the A's
My favorite things about today’s 7-3 win as the White Sox take the series from the red-hot A’s: 1.  A.J. Pierzynski: Both his 23rd home run of the season, which put the Sox ahead, and his heads-up baserunning which saw him score from first on a ball that never left the infield. It’s no coincidence... Read more »

10 random White Sox thoughts on a Sunday morning...

10 random White Sox thoughts on a Sunday morning...
Ten thoughts from here and there as the White Sox aim to win the series from the surprising Oakland A’s after last night’s 9-7 defeat: 1.  Sox manager Robin Ventura and A’s skipper Bob Melvin are not only leading their teams to a possible collision course for an American League playoff berth, they also have... Read more »
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10 Things That Didn't Happen in Last Night's White Sox Win Over the Royals

10 Things That Didn't Happen in Last Night's White Sox Win Over the Royals
Let’s look at last night’s 4-2 Sox victory over Kansas City in a “bizarro world” perspective. Here are some key things that didn’t  happen: 1. Chris Sale, who was masterful on the mound in eight innings of work, didn’t show any ill effects from the nine-day layoff prompted by a tired arm. 2. Thanks to Sale’s... Read more »

Are More Sox Moves in the Works as the Trade Deadline Approaches?

Are More Sox Moves in the Works as the Trade Deadline Approaches?
Kenny Williams doesn’t seem satisfied with just acquiring Kevin Youkilis, Brett Myers and Francisco Liriano. From the comments he made to reporters over the weekend he’s not done bolstering the White Sox, who look more and more like a team that’s going to play October baseball. The Sox GM, who seems to get an itchy... Read more »

White Sox All-Star Break Report Card: Infielders

White Sox All-Star Break Report Card: Infielders
Here’s the second of four blogs that will grade the players on the White Sox’s major league roster at the All-Star break. Today it’s the infielders, tomorrow the outfielders and Friday it’ll be Manager Robin Ventura. INFIELDERS Gordon Beckham: B- Beckham has made positive strides at the plate and is arguably the best defensive second... Read more »
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The White Sox: Let's Look at it This Way

The White Sox: Let's Look at it This Way
Skepticism is very much a part of a White Sox fan’s DNA. So I don’t deny that it runs rampant through my blood during the bad times, like the recent string of series losses punctuated by back-to-back defeats at the hands of the Cubs on Monday and Tuesday. The recent woes of John Danks‘s injury,... Read more »