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White Sox Week That Was: 6/4-6/10 - A regrettable stretch

White Sox Week That Was: 6/4-6/10 - A regrettable stretch
“It’s baseball,” Konerko said. “You catch teams in different moments during the season, a series here and there. There’s a lot of parity in the game now. I don’t read too much into that.” -a quote from Paul Konerko stuffed at the end of Dave Van Dyck’s article on Philip Humber There’s truth to that,... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Humber yields dingers, opens floodgates as Sox drop series to Astros

Instant Rationalization - Humber yields dingers, opens floodgates as Sox drop series to Astros
Sunday offered the Philip Humber experience in all its tortured glory.  He simultaneously flashed his compliment of plus breaking pitches, at one point striking out five consecutive Houston Astros.  He also made horrible mistakes over the plate that resulted in three home runs, including a blast by fourth outfielder Justin Maxwell down the left field... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Huge 5th, breezy outing by Sale, make things look easy

Instant Rationalization - Huge 5th, breezy outing by Sale, make things look easy
This is how it was supposed to be.  The 1st place White Sox were supposed to overwhelm a rebuilding Astros team, and pad their lead in the AL Central before week spent on the road in St. Louis and Los Angeles. That’s pretty far from how it worked out Friday night, but there’s been a... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Sox finally play poorly enough to lose one

Instant Rationalization - Sox finally play poorly enough to lose one
Four home runs allowed by Gavin Floyd, two errors, Zach Stewart, Hector Santiago and Jesse Crain combining for three walks in a combined 1.2 innings. And yet, it wouldn’t take much convincing of any White Sox fan in attendance that their team would pull it out once more.  At least until the 12th inning. Despite... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization - The Twins are back!

Delayed Rationalization - The Twins are back!
If only for the night, the terrorizing Twins returned to life in U.S. Cellular Field.  Either that, or it simply doesn’t matter what state of disarray their franchise is in, Minnesota will give the Sox trouble. It certainly holds true for Gavin Floyd.  His streak of eight straight losses against the Twins would sound like... 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 - No Paulie, no cry

Instant Rationalization - No Paulie, no cry
Without the heart of their offense in the lineup due to injury, and red-hot but still green Dayan Viciedo subbing as the clean-up hitter, the White Sox would need to find some other sources of power, or string their hits together to be successful Saturday night. Instead, they did both.  Viciedo and Pierzynski went yard... Read more »

5th starter vacancy prompts roster shuffle

5th starter vacancy prompts roster shuffle
This Chris Sale kid is really causing some problems Since his move to the bullpen, the White Sox have had to take an unflattering look into their starter depth.  After RHP Dylan Axelrod nibbled and labored his way through 4.1 so-so innings Sunday, he was immediately optioned to Charlotte.  In turn, the team will take... Read more »

Chris Sale is not the next White Sox ace after all

Chris Sale is not the next White Sox ace after all
Chris Sale’s time in the starting rotation has reached an abrupt end, as it was announced before Friday’s game by Robin Ventura–with lots of help from Cooper– that he’s moving to the bullpen to become the new closer.  For the rest of the season, at least. The surprising move comes with equally surprising revelations behind... Read more »
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Crain's rehab schedule aligns with upcoming roster decision

Crain's rehab schedule aligns with upcoming roster decision
Jesse Crain is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday as he tries to recover from his second oblique strain of the young season.  Because his addition to the disabled list was made retroactive to April 21st, Crain is technically eligible to rejoin the roster as soon as this Sunday. Even though he only... Read more »