Posts tagged "dylan axelrod"

Instant Rationalization - Bullpen, division lead is Scherzered in half

Instant Rationalization - Bullpen, division lead is Scherzered in half
Entering into this game, the White Sox were hard up on ways to get to Max Scherzer.  They removed every questionable righty from the lineup in preparation for him, which included pulling a guy who had homered in back-to-back games, as well as turning to Dan Johnson. It was not enough.  It did not come... Read more »

Your latest update in the White Sox starter shuffle

Your latest update in the White Sox starter shuffle
It’s not a time of the greatest feelings about the White Sox starting rotation.  A sturdy rock holding firm amidst a river of sadness in previous seasons, this year has seen the rotation’s two mainstays go down, a wave of seemingly unqualified youngsters, and many, many injuries and ailments to manage. There’s a source of... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Der Twain can only hurt you if your heart isn't pure

Instant Rationalization - Der Twain can only hurt you if your heart isn't pure
Thousands of years ago, before the dawn of man as we knew him, the White Sox were leading the Twins 3-0 after the 1st inning. Scott Diamond had been the Twins most consistent starter all season, but spent the first frame falling behind hitters, and getting rapped down the foul lines for three runs on... Read more »
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Here comes that showdown with Detroit you've heard so much about

Here comes that showdown with Detroit you've heard so much about
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox start  the first of their two remaining head-to-head series Friday, after each spent the last week kinda killing the buzz of the whole affair. Not killing the buzz for us, obviously.  You the reader–who is either a hyper-partisan Sox fan or at least reading understanding that the target audience... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization - A win built on the sturdy shoulders of Axelrod, Ramirez, and Beckham

Delayed Rationalization - A win built on the sturdy shoulders of Axelrod, Ramirez, and Beckham
The White Sox entered the night having not gotten a hit out of the infield in a while…since Monday, to be precise.  It was a drought that needed fixing, so Dewayne Wise went about fixing it with a solid single to left field on the second pitch of the game. With that out of the... Read more »

Everybody's working for the weekend

Everybody's working for the weekend
The White Sox are making overt efforts to save up their best punch for this weekend’s showdown with Detroit–they’ve cued up the best raw stuff on the squad with Peavy, Liriano and Sale, and given them all rest, in various kooky ways. Peavy’s spot against Baltimore is getting skipped to hide away Dylan Axelrod replacing... Read more »
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6th starters, assemble!

6th starters, assemble!
It’s just another day in bizarro-land, where Jake Peavy and Chris Sale sit 1-2 for the White Sox team lead in innings, and middle rotation members struggle to keep all of their muscles in working order.  At present, the following issues are at the forefront. Gavin Floyd underwent an MRI on his right elbow Thursday that... Read more »

Pre-game notes: Things found inside John Danks' shoulder

Pre-game notes: Things found inside John Danks' shoulder
After a day spent under the knife, John Danks was declared to be a successful recipient of shoulder surgery. But since that’s a blanket description, the details are that Danks underwent a successful procedure to “repair a capsular tear and minor debridements of the rotator cuff and biceps in his left shoulder.”  On the strength... Read more »

An interesting time for Hector Santiago to get demoted

An interesting time for Hector Santiago to get demoted
Francisco Liriano and Rey Olmedo being added to the roster meant that someone needed to exit from the bullpen to make room for Philip Humber, even if he’ll probably never actually sit down there. With the bullpen holding two semi-effective lefty rookies, Leyson Septimo and Hector Santiago seemed to be the two men at risk,... Read more »
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Addressing the holes that the White Sox might fix in a trade

Addressing the holes that the White Sox might fix in a trade
The Kevin Youkilis trade–and his just dandy .277/.373/.479 line with the White Sox–plugged the last truly awful, burning hole amongst the starters.  At 3rd base, there was injured youngster who was terrible, there was veteran fill-in who was terrible, and significant salary commitments to neither.  It was perfect situation to add a veteran rental, and... Read more »