Posts tagged "John Danks"

Here's what we've learned about the Sox two days into camp

Here's what we've learned about the Sox two days into camp
In two days of pitchers and catchers, and some position players, beginning their routine for the long season, not much news is expected. But for White Sox fans starving for tidbits after the winter there are a few things to chew on. –Manager Robin Ventura turned down a contract extension in November because he wants... Read more »

10 questions as White Sox pitchers and catchers report tomorrow

10 questions as White Sox pitchers and catchers report tomorrow
For White Sox fans, beginnng this week and for the next month and a half, Camelback Ranch in Glendale, AZ will be the center of the earth as the Sox begin their 2013 journey. Here’s some food for thought in the form of 10 key questions as the first wave of Sox players arrive in... Read more »

White Sox Baseball is back as SoxFest 2013 gets underway

White Sox Baseball is back as SoxFest 2013 gets underway
So, what did we learn from the first day of SoxFest 2013? * New General Manager Rick Hahn felt it was best for the long-term that the Sox parted ways with A.J. Pierzynski and said once again the club has confidence that Tyler Flowers can succeed as the everyday catcher. The point was also made... Read more »
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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 »

Every youngster's dream comes true for White Sox's Jordan Danks

Every youngster's dream comes true for White Sox's Jordan Danks
It was a wonderful new experience for the 26-year-old on multiple levels. Promoted to the major leagues in June, it was his first home run in the show. It was also his very first walk-off homer anywhere, of any kind, ever. And the best part is that the solo blast vaulted the White Sox to... 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 »

Youk and Humber and a Guy Named Pedro

Youk and Humber and a Guy Named Pedro
Philip Humber has pitched in just 67 major league games over a seven-year span, but compared to eight of his White Sox rookie mound teammates he is a grizzled veteran at age 29. The big news from last night’s 7-5 Sox victory in Boston was Kevin Youkilis’s three-run, fourth inning homer against tough lefty Jon... 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 »
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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 »
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