Posts tagged "ivan nova"

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 »

White Sox Week That Was: 6/25-7/1 - Job done, in strange ways

White Sox Week That Was: 6/25-7/1 - Job done, in strange ways
Facing a series against the last place Twins, and an exhaustive four-game weekend tilt with the Yankees, the White Sox obligations were clear: win the first series, hold their own in the latter. 4-3!  Mission accomplished!  Though, in odd fashion. Offense Two games this week saw the White Sox offense crank out 26 runs combined;... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Viciedo salvages Axelrod's fine outing

The Sox seemed all set to waste a great start from an unexpected source.  They trailed 3-1 heading into the 9th, after Hector Santiago had offered an insurance home run to Mark Teixiera the previous frame. Even though teams with so-so closers regularly throw up marks like ’58-2 when leading after eight innings’, those two... Read more »
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Morning notes: Uncomfortably large divisional lead edition

Morning notes: Uncomfortably large divisional lead edition
Now that the Indians have sank down to .500 after being swept in New York–which is somewhat troubling since that’s where the next series is–the White Sox are up in the AL Central by two and a half games.  That margin ties June 3rd for the biggest lead they’ve held all season, which seems small,... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was 8/1-8/7 - Split-Level

White Sox Week That Was 8/1-8/7 - Split-Level
Deciding to use a week as a split for which to examine a baseball season was always flawed.  It’s impossible to conclude on anything as a real trend in that time, and the next week (especially this season) always seeks to prove that momentum doesn’t exist. This past week for the White Sox is an... Read more »

Sweeptacular Homicide

Sweeptacular Homicide
Fair or not (no one cares which), series against the top contenders in the league are viewed as referendums on the state of a team.  It seems wrong-headed off the bat, given that the White Sox are perfectly capable of having their season derailed by hemorrhaging losses to the Royals and A’s. Yet among the reasons for... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was - 4/25-5/1: Way Down In The Hole

White Sox Week That Was - 4/25-5/1: Way Down In The Hole
Walk of shame // Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune The White Sox went 2-5 this past week, riding absurdly good pitching from Phil Humber and Gavin Floyd to overcome weak hitting and win two straight games over the Yankees….then they went and dropped five straight. Compared to previous weeks’ efforts of 1-6, and 1-5, this is... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was - 4/18-4/24: THE DAMAGE IS QUITE SEVERE

White Sox Week That Was - 4/18-4/24: THE DAMAGE IS QUITE SEVERE
The White Sox run per game average // Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune (h/t: The Dugout) Well, skin me alive and call me lunch.  The White Sox are 8-14. After posting a 1-5 week, most teams would reflect on their deeds, be horrified beyond measure, and steel themselves to ensure it didn’t happen again.  Not the... Read more »