Posts tagged "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim"

The home stretch looms

The home stretch looms
There are just 52 games left on the White Sox regular season schedule, compared to 50 for the Detroit Tigers.  While the Sox only have a one-game advantage in the division, that lead is entirely composed of the two extra games the Tigers have played and lost. The White Sox play their 111th and 112th... 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 »

Instant Rationalization - Alex Rios redeems everyone

Instant Rationalization - Alex Rios redeems everyone
The White Sox being in a position to win this game at all is a peaceful bit of absurdity.  They came into the game toting the garish pitching mismatch of Philip Humber versus Zack Greinke.  They needed the absolute best from Humber to compete and got him at his most erratic, and only maxed out... Read more »
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Morning notes: White Sox will give this 'winning streak' thing a try

Morning notes: White Sox will give this 'winning streak' thing a try
A casual glance at the standings gives the impression that something like a crucial August series is taking place this weekend.  The Angels–still a heavy favorite to end their season in October with a wild card berth safely in tow–head into town fresh off a split with the Rangers where their bullpen allowed 11 runs... Read more »

Saving up for the weekend

Saving up for the weekend
Philip Humber made his return to the starting rotation Tuesday night.  It wasn’t spectacular, but perfect game aside, all the best memories of Philip Humber are of him being unspectacularly effective.  He threw strikes, and didn’t compound any of his problems with extra base-runners. In fact, it was Humber’s only walk-less outing of 2012 besides... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was: 5/14-5/20 - The Cubs' series makes everything look better

White Sox Week That Was: 5/14-5/20 - The Cubs' series makes everything look better
The 5-2 record the White Sox managed this past week is right up there with the best performance they’ve managed all season.  The weekend triumph against the Cubs was the first three-game sweep since they bested the Mariners on April 20-22nd. A dominant stretch against the crosstown team covered up a disappointing moment where the... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Walks, dropped pop-ups, and just enough Sale carry Sox to split

The first four innings in Anaheim were pretty much ideal for the White Sox on their getaway day.  Chris Sale had struck out six through four shutout innings, the Angels defense bungled two pop flies to key a 3-run 4th inning, and had hastened the departure of their starter C.J. Wilson, who only lasted 3.2... Read more »

Morning notes: Too many DH's

Move over, Gordon Beckham, Dayan Viciedo is now the possibly rejuvenated hitter trying to earn his way up the batting order. Wednesday night’s losing effort witnessed Viciedo post his third straight multi-hit game, and launch his fifth home run of the year.  Better yet, Dayan’s deposit of a 93 mph Jerome Williams fastball into the... Read more »

Instant Rationalization – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Floyd continues to master inconsistency

Instant Rationalization – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Floyd continues to master inconsistency
If the goal for pitchers was to be as inconsistent as humanly possible—to dominate batters and make them look silly one game and then get shelled like a batting practice pitcher the next—Gavin Floyd might have four or five Cy Young awards by now. When Floyd is at his best, like in his previous start... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was: 5/7-5/13 - Up and down, black and white

White Sox Week That Was: 5/7-5/13 - Up and down, black and white
I can’t find the exact quote, but a player made a comment during SoxFest about the most frustrating part of last season being the inability of the team to sustain a stretch of good play.  After all, he longest winning streak of the 2011 season was five. While the Sox have plenty of time to... Read more »