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White Sox Week That Was - 7/16-7/22 - Obviously, that was a disaster

White Sox Week That Was - 7/16-7/22 - Obviously, that was a disaster
There’s a reason that so many have stressed that there is a lot of baseball left–67 games to be precise–after Sunday’s loss and sweep completion in Detroit. It’s a truth, and it’s also a coping mechanism, and coping mechanisms are assembled in response to disasters.  In a single seven-day period, the Sox went 1-6, dropped... Read more »

Notes came in with the breeze, on Sunday morning

Notes came in with the breeze, on Sunday morning
The recently-traded-for reliever Brett Myers should be available for Sunday’s game.  In turn, the Charlotte Knights are actually getting some help from the Sox in the form of Dylan Axelrod, who was optioned in turn. Axelrod racked up a 5.63 ERA in his ten appearances with the big club, but delivered memorable quality starts in... Read more »

Brett Myers is here to help

Brett Myers is here to help
Faced with a bullpen where the only men with an ERA under 3.50 are Jesse Crain–who’s record has been saved by being on the DL for the last month–and Donnie Veal–who has faced two batters this season–Kenny Williams took the time to act upon what had become a fairly glaring need. On Saturday, the White... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Sale can't get 3rd outs, White Sox can't stay in 1st place

The one solace the White Sox had after Friday night’s Verlander-ing, was that they would at least have pitching mismatches in their favor the next two days.  Going into Saturday, starters Chris Sale and Rick Porcello had a two-and-a-half runs of difference in their ERA…in Sale’s favor. Porcello hasn’t faced the Sox since May 6th,... Read more »

So, you've punted a game...

So, you've punted a game...
To recap the point I’m set to belabor–on Wednesday night, the White Sox started Pedro Hernandez. They sent a future middle reliever who isn’t even ready for such a role yet to face the still-capable Red Sox offense in Fenway Park, and looked on as he suffered a predictably grizzly fate. Everyone involved in the... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was: 7/9-7/15 - The results were good enough to overlook some things

White Sox Week That Was: 7/9-7/15 - The results were good enough to overlook some things
According to dictionary.com, “cromulent” is a real word now and not just a joke from The Simpsons, which makes it the perfect word to sum up the White Sox week in Kansas City.  It was fine, adequate. They came away from the All-Star Game unscathed mostly by not playing, and scratched out two wins out of... Read more »
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Gavin Floyd has tendinitis, and now things get extra dicey

Gavin Floyd has tendinitis, and now things get extra dicey
Gavin Floyd was scratched from Monday’s start in Boston due to soreness in his elbow and forearm. It was enough to prompt a flight back to Chicago for an MRI, which was clean.  That’s a relief, but also puts Floyd in the position of waiting and seeing if the hurt goes away, a territory that... Read more »

Coping with the aftermath of Friday night

Coping with the aftermath of Friday night
Winning doesn’t actually cure all ills, it’s more like an enormous injection of painkillers that covers up all the pain for a six-to-eight hour period. While the eventual White Sox triumph Friday night made burning through the entire bullpen and dragging what is still a fairly old team in terms of position players through fourteen... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - It's over, and they won

Instant Rationalization - It's over, and they won
A lot of smooth and easy narratives went by the wayside during this 14-inning marathon. First, there was the White Sox tattooing Bruce Chen for three home runs and six tallies total.  An easy, happy tale almost arose out of this auspicious beginning Second, was Jose Quintana looking out of sorts, and as a result,... Read more »
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Danks and Humber bring the big question of the 2nd half to the forefront

Danks and Humber bring the big question of the 2nd half to the forefront
While watching SportsCenter at the gym–there are only around four channels there–I couldn’t help but notice a segment where they listed the White Sox as the 1st place team most likely to miss the playoffs. “It’s not that the White Sox aren’t playing well,” said the ESPN expert on hand, “it’s that Detroit is coming... Read more »