Posts in category "White Sox moments"

Not the biggest performance of Adam Dunn's life, but more than close enough

Not the biggest performance of Adam Dunn's life, but more than close enough
“We just have to take a step back and relax,” Dunn said. “We have to realize we are in first place and in a really, really good position.” That was Adam Dunn, the veteran of absolutely zero MLB playoff wars, before Monday night’s crucial showdown with the Cleveland Indians.  Dunn would cooly go on to... Read more »

The Entire Texas Series at U.S. Cellular

Rarely do the most difficult series of the year contain the most easy pleasures, but the three-game set against Texas seem scripted for maximum enjoyment by White Sox fans. The opener contained gluttonous amounts of offensive might, the second night gave a chance for newcomer Kevin Youkilis to be the hero, and the finale not... Read more »

O-Dog's walk-off

Walk-offs are walk-offs.  It doesn’t matter whether they come at the tail end of a miserable series against the Toronto Blue Jays, in a dreary game where multiple opportunities to score the decisive runs had already been squandered, off of a washed-up reliever who lent a sense of inevitability to the affair…it’s still a game-winning... Read more »

Chris Sale-Zack Greinke pitcher's duel

Some perhaps would not include a game where the Sox offense was shutout over 10 innings on a list of their greatest moments.  But while the lineup was getting overpowered by an entirely worthy foe in former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke, Chris Sale was matching him blow for blow over eight shutout innings of... Read more »

Five-run 6th inning rallies Sox past James Shields

The White Sox offense seemed to be all out of hot streak mid-way through their May 29th game in Tampa.  Against the work of James Shields, they had been limited to a single run, and were befuddled by the changeup Shields had rode to a complete game win against Chicago the previous year. But in... Read more »

Eduardo Escobar's walk-off breaks scoreless tie in the 10th

Eduardo Escobar isn’t a particularly likely offensive hero, but then again, Jose Quintana vs. Michael Fiers wasn’t a particularly likely pitcher’s duel. Sometimes baseball games just creep along without anything happening, and sometimes light-hitting middle infielders just wind up in clutch hitting situations and don’t fail every time. It might not have made much sense,... Read more »

Dayan's 9th inning 3-R HR wins it in the Bronx

Stealing isn’t noted for the spiritual satisfaction it provides in other areas of life, but in sports, and with victories, there’s hardly anything better. The White Sox had been unable to get the big hit to capitalize off of all the baserunners they got on Ivan Nova all game, so when they were spared the... Read more »

Sale's first complete game

If the 15 strikeouts in Tampa already showcased Chris Sale’s ace-caliber stuff, it was this outing versus the Mariners that saw him fulfilling all the responsibilities and chores of the #1 slot in a rotation. He shrugged off a long 2-R HR early in game, and ate all nine innings for a Sox pitching staff... Read more »

Chris Sale's 15 strikeouts

Rays manager Joe Maddon is credited with developing The Danks Theory, designed to counteract the effectiveness of the lefty’s changeup against righties by…hiding the righties.  Against Chris Sale, Maddon cleared the lefty sluggers out of his lineup to avoid unfavorable matchups, but it acted as more of an evacuation, as Sale razed the remaining Tampa... Read more »

Rios' dramatic home run gives the Sox their first win

In the 2nd game of the season in Texas, most were still under the notion that the Sox were a hopelessly overmatched AL Central cellar-dweller trying their darndest to stick with the defending AL Champions.  Despite Jake Peavy getting rocked during the first three innings, the Sox had made it to the 9th stuck in... Read more »