Archive for May 2012

The best start of Sale's career

The best start of Sale's career
There’s a lot of time that could be spent making subjective arguments about which one of Chris Sale’s starts was the best.  He had the most swing-and-miss stuff against Seattle on April 20th when he recorded 11 strikeouts, and he absolutely decimated the Reds in that one Spring Training game… But it’s easier to just... Read more »

Instant Rationalization – Dominant Sale helps White Sox break through perennially pesky Twins

Instant Rationalization – Dominant Sale helps White Sox break through perennially pesky Twins
Chris Sale chewed up and spit out all of the Twins piranhas, giving up just two hits in seven shutout innings as the White Sox put last night’s misery behind them with a 6-0 blanking of Minnesota.  The White Sox showed the hustle and fundamentals of a major league team, which is a marked improvement... Read more »

Gavin Floyd's struggles with damage control

Gavin Floyd's struggles with damage control
Back-to-back rough starts have ballooned Gavin Floyd’s ERA to 4.66 on the season.  Not only has every trace of his hot start been erased from his statistical record, but the 16 runs he’s given up in his last two outings dwarf the 13 he allowed in his seven previous times on the hill. Ups-and-downs happen... Read more »
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Morning notes: More Orlando Hudson mania continues, for better or for worse

Morning notes: More Orlando Hudson mania continues, for better or for worse
Tuesday was Orlando Hudson’s first official day on the roster–and Brent Morel’s first on the DL–and he managed to get his feet wet.  O-Dog got in at the end of the blowout, singled, scored, and made a somewhat erratic throw to 1st on his only defensive chance.  He’ll probably start Wednesday, barring Eduardo Escobar going... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization - The Twins are back!

Delayed Rationalization - The Twins are back!
If only for the night, the terrorizing Twins returned to life in U.S. Cellular Field.  Either that, or it simply doesn’t matter what state of disarray their franchise is in, Minnesota will give the Sox trouble. It certainly holds true for Gavin Floyd.  His streak of eight straight losses against the Twins would sound like... Read more »

Without good health, the White Sox could easily be the Twins

Over at Southside Showdown, I look at the Twins and become very thankful for Herm Schneider…and good fortune in general.  Click the title to follow the link and read.
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Let's all share happy stories about how Adam Dunn is fixed

Let's all share happy stories about how Adam Dunn is fixed
Adam Dunn has been hitting enormous home runs with prodigious frequency of recent.  He’s got 14 in total (here’s another one), which is the most of anyone not named Josh Hamilton. Better yet, the last three Dunn blasts have all come against lefties, which brightens up a batting line that otherwise suggests that his struggles against... Read more »

Team at a crossroads, or hungry for attendance

Team at a crossroads, or hungry for attendance
In the wake of a three-game sweep of the Cubs, there’s as much reason to be optimistic about the 2012 Sox as there ever has been. They’re back to .500, the starting rotation is healthy and performing well, and the AL Central looks to be up for grabs with projected powerhouse Detroit sporting a losing... Read more »

The O-Dog is here, what does it mean?

The O-Dog is here, what does it mean?
Those that saw Peter Gammons’ initial tweet… The irrepressible ODog says he’s going to sign with the White Sox. — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) May 19, 2012 …and worried for a second that the team had plans to employ Larenz Tate to reprise his role as a homicidal youth from Menace II Society, might be pleasantly relieved... Read more »
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Lineup at a glance

Lineup at a glance
After a banner week, taking a cross-section of the White Sox hitters after the last seven games should be a blast. 1.  Alejandro De Aza – 8 for 27, 4 BB, 9 K, 5 R, RBI – Not much pop, and an interesting influx of strikeouts, but the rate he’s getting on base at makes... Read more »