Posts tagged "Philip Humber"

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 »

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 »

Shaky Starting Pitching? No Problem, White Sox Take Series From Angels Anyway

Shaky Starting Pitching? No Problem, White Sox Take Series From Angels Anyway
On Friday night, Philip Humber gave up six runs, 10 hits and walked four in 5 2/3 innings. But the bullpen pitched 4 1/3 scoreless frames and the Sox offense, highlighted by Alex Rios’s game-winning homer in the 10th, bailed him out with the 8-6 victory in the opener of the three-game set with the... Read more »
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10 Random White Sox Thoughts on a Sunday Morning

10 Random White Sox Thoughts on a Sunday Morning
Some things that come to mind on the morning after a disappointing 6-5 loss to the Angels, which now gives us a 1 1/2 game division lead over the Tigers: 1. Having watched him the past two nights, it’s clear that Halos’ rookie Mike Trout is as good as advertised. Not only is he a... Read more »

Game on the Line? Give the Bat to Alex the Great

Game on the Line? Give the Bat to Alex the Great
The Angels’ Albert Pujols and Mike Trout et. al. did their best last night to roll over the White Sox and a very hittable Philip Humber by tagging the up and down Sox hurler for six runs and 10 hits while coaxing four walks in 5 2/3 innings. But, in the end, it was Alex... Read more »

White Sox Get First Look at the Angels' Mike Trout, the Game's Newest Phenom

White Sox Get First Look at the Angels' Mike Trout, the Game's Newest Phenom
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a team that has one of the all-time great hitters in Albert Pujols, an impressive young slugger named Mark Trumbo and a pitching staff that now features Jered Weaver, Zack Greinke, C.J. Wilson and Dan Haren. But all anybody is talking about is soon-to-be 21-year-old rookie Mike Trout, who... Read more »
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Kenny Williams Doesn't Disappoint in White Sox's Quest for Division Title: Youkilis, Myers and Now Liriano

Kenny Williams Doesn't Disappoint in White Sox's Quest for Division Title: Youkilis, Myers and Now Liriano
It’s nothing new. Jerry Reinsdorf and Kenny Williams want to win and it’s reflected in the moves they make. They may not always succeed in making the right deal or have the resources to get premier players, but they always give it a shot. And it’s never been as apparent as this season despite a... 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 »

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 »
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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 »