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South Side Sox Oct 3, 2015

There's nothing the White Sox can say about Robin Ventura

Winning is the only way to rationalize staying the course, so it's going to be a long winter Before Chris Sale set the White Sox franchise record for most strikeouts in a single season, Robin Ventura made some history of his own. It's just not the kind anybody would brag about. Ventura became the first manager to survive three straight losing seasons on the South Side. While the White Sox did fire bench coach Mark Parent -- which ain't nothing, and I'll get to it in bit -- history said they had all the license to clean house and start anew. Under such circumstances, keeping Ventura is the...
South Side Sox Oct 2, 2015

White Sox 2, Tigers 1: Chris Sale a winner on record-setting night

Adam Eaton two-run double and superb defense defense support Condor after he sets the single-season strikeout mark A rocky season by Chris Sale's standards ended with a satisfying evening. Sale set the White Sox single-season record for strikeouts en route to seven innings of one run ball, picking up his 13th victory of the season to close out a historic year. The Condor set the record in the second inning by freezing James McCann with a backdoor breaking ball, giving him 270 for the season to break Ed Walsh's 107-year-old record. It was Sale's third strikeout of the night, and he...
South Side Sox Sep 30, 2015

Royals 5, White Sox 3 (10 innings): A very Jose Quintana finish

Hard-luck lefty goes nine innings for latest, longest no-decision in career full of them The man who turned the no-decision into a performance art finished his season with a masterpiece. Despite going nine innings, Jose Quintana finished another season stuck on nine wins. Robin Ventura kept sending him out there for a chance at that elusive 10th victory, which would've been a career best, but the White Sox stranded the go-ahead run on third base in the eighth and never threatened again. Eventually David Robertson took over in the 10th, and he gave up a two-run homer to Eric Hosmer and...
South Side Sox Sep 30, 2015

If that was the Jeff Samardzija Era, it wasn't much of one

Neither the White Sox nor the pitcher got what they wanted out of 2015 Jeff Samardzija said he couldn't quite get a grasp of his mechanical issues until the end of the season. The same can be said for his effectiveness against the Royals. Prior to stifling Kansas City over seven innings on Tuesday, Samardzija's most triumphant moment in was his bowling over of Royals third-base coach Mike Jirschele during the brawl back in April. He lost to them on Opening Day, lost to them in July, and lost once more in August. It was only until the very last start of the season -- and likely the last...
South Side Sox Sep 29, 2015

Podcast: Last hurrah of 2015

Final week of 2015 starts today for the Chicago White Sox, starting with the American League Central champs. Remember the outcry from some White Sox fans when PECOTA projected Chicago to win only 78 games in 2015? Well, in order for the South Siders to meet that projection, they will need to win five of the remaining six games to do so. Even with the team not playing for the postseason, some of the players have plenty to play for, starting with Chris Sale aiming to set the new single season record for most strikeouts. On this week's rundown: Sale is not the only one playing for...
South Side Sox Sep 28, 2015

Decisions loom for White Sox in final week

If Robin Ventura and four broadcasters are returning, this is the time the team usually announces it Since the postseason is no longer even a mathematical possibility, the White Sox figure to spend this week working on 2016 business. And since the White Sox close out the season with two home series, it's quite convenient for them to announce such business decisions. This time around, two major items of business loom large. The White Sox technically don't have to do anything about one of them, but the other actually involves expiring contracts. In either case, the past tells us that this is...
South Side Sox Sep 27, 2015

Yankees 6, White Sox 1: Erik Johnson's island

Two first-inning errors foreshadow a tough day at the office as Sox drop series in the Bronx Erik Johnson got it from all sides today. The offense scored only one run for him, and it was an Avisail Garcia solo shot after he'd already left the game. Before and after, the lineup suffered from the same constipation that's plagued it all series. Melky Cabrera grounded into a pair of double plays -- including one with runners on the corners and the Sox trailing 1-0 -- while Rob Brantly added another. J.B. Shuck was also thrown out trying to steal on a strikeout, so hey, make it four. The defense...

Offense breaks out late in 6-1 win over White Sox

That series went pretty darn well. The Yankees took three of four from the White Sox this weekend thanks to Sunday afternoon’s 6-1 win. The offense broke out in the late innings and the pitching staff did a wonderful job for the second day in a row. Early Opportunities The Yankees had runners on base […] The post Offense breaks out late in 6-1 win over White Sox appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
South Side Sox Sep 27, 2015

With the White Sox out, who ya got?

What do we have to look forward to? With the White Sox loss to the Yankees, and then Houston Astros winning yesterday, the Chicago White Sox have officially been eliminated from the post-season. This isn't a surprise or shocking in anyway to anyone here, it is merely official. Sitting at 73-82, the Sox need to win out to be a .500 team. That's fairly unlikely. It's a losing record for us. As this season winds down, we get to see the Condor Chris Sale attempt to set a franchise record for strike outs with his last start this week. That's about the final thing we can be optimistic about for...
South Side Sox Sep 26, 2015

Yankees 2, White Sox 1: Where has the offense gone?

John Danks only allowed two earned runs. Two too many as the Yankees now extend the Wild Card lead to 4 1/2 games with eight games remaining. Chicago started hot out of the box as Adam Eaton on a 0-2 count singled off New York Yankees starter, Adam Warren, to start the game. Followed with a steal to second and a single by Jose Abreu to give the White Sox an early 1-0 lead. After Trayce Thompson singled, that was the extent of the offense. One inning, and all three hits by the Chicago White Sox were consumed after the first. Seven of the next eight innings the White Sox went three up, three...

Yankees rally in the sixth for 2-1 win over White Sox

Source: FanGraphs On Saturday, two runs were just enough. The Yankees rallied in the sixth inning for a 2-1 win over the White Sox in the third game of their four-game series. Give the pitching staff a gold star for this one. It’s Saturday, so let’s recap with bullet points: Not A Starter: Adam Warren‘s […] The post Yankees rally in the sixth for 2-1 win over White Sox appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
South Side Sox Sep 26, 2015

Carlos Rodon completes successful rookie season

White Sox' top prospect smoothed out his rough spots and turned into a force over last eight starts Robin Ventura suggested it before Friday's game, and he confirmed it afterward: Carlos Rodon made his last start of the season against the Yankees. It wasn't his prettiest work, but he found uglier means to the same end: an eighth consecutive quality start to close out his season. That stat alone represents considerable improvement for Rodon, yet it also undersells it, since he really did transform into a reliable weapon in the White Sox rotation. These ones are a little more...
South Side Sox Sep 25, 2015

White Sox 5, Yankees 2: Solo shots support Carlos Rodon

Seventh-inning blasts by Mike Olt and Gordon Beckham allow rookie pitcher to close out season with a victory If Robin Ventura doesn't change his mind, tonight was Carlos Rodon's last start of the season. It was a fine finale for a successful rookie season. Rodon overcame control issues to throw six innings of two-run ball, then watched Mike Olt and Gordon Beckham hit solo homers in the top of the seventh to give the White Sox the lead for good. CC Sabathia had more or less subdued the Sox through six, but Olt put a charge into the proceedings by turning on a 2-1 fastball and cranking it to...
South Side Sox Sep 25, 2015

Terrerobytes: Kansas City Royals sit in AL Central throne

Plus: Chris Sale looks better, Tyler Flowers grades out well, baseball in South Korea is fun, and studies in contrast for baseball legends Because they made it to the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7 of the World Series in 2014, the Kansas City Royals entered the season with the AL Central's bragging rights. But since they slipped into the postseason as a wild card team, their pennant collection remained only half complete. That ended on Thursday, as the Royals clubbed the Mariners while the Indians beat the Twins, which knocked Kansas City's magic number down to zero for the Royals'...
River Ave. Blues Sep 24, 2015

Beltran’s HR all Pineda needed on a 3-2 win over the White Sox

Always good to get a win, especially this late in the season to give it a chance to take the AL East crown and against Chris Sale. Beltran’s three-run homer is all the runs Yanks needed as Pineda pitched brilliantly and Betances escaped the scare in the seventh. Charlie Belts one!  Yankees struck against Sale […] The post Beltran’s HR all Pineda needed on a 3-2 win over the White Sox appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
South Side Sox Sep 24, 2015

Yankees 3, White Sox 2: Big hit eludes Chicago bats, but finds Chris Sale

Chris Sale strikes out eight to reach doorstep of single-season strikeout record, but he's still winless in September Chris Sale didn't snap his losing streak. Nor did he set the White Sox' single-season franchise record. He did, however, top 200 innings and rack up his 1,000th strikeout while the White Sox slid back into the 10th draft slot, so I guess things were accomplished after all. The Condor turned in his best start of September, even though he dropped to 0-4 this month. Unfortunately, he gave up a three-run homer to Carlos Beltran, and the White Sox offense couldn't find that one...

9/24 to 9/27 Series Preview: Chicago White Sox

It’s not often the Yankees play a non-AL East team this late in the season — they’ve played only six series against a non-division rival after September 20th since 2005 — but the final homestand of the season begins tonight with the first of four against the White Sox. There are only eight regular season […] The post 9/24 to 9/27 Series Preview: Chicago White Sox appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
South Side Sox Sep 24, 2015

Frankie Montas deserved a little better in first start

Bad luck preceded painful pitches in White Sox rookie's loss to Tigers A couple months ago, Larry gave Frankie Montas a 35-percent chance of sticking as a starter long enough to earn a spot in the White Sox' rotation. After five largely encouraging relief outings followed by a rough starting debut Wednesday against the Tigers, Montas didn't exactly make a case for better odds. It could be even more lopsided if you only looked at his line (3 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB (1 BB), 3 K, 1 HR) or his pitch mix (all fastballs and sliders). Watching him throw, though... it seemed like the same stuff on...
South Side Sox Sep 23, 2015

Tigers 7, White Sox 4: A forgettable first start

Frankie Montas looks like a rookie, while Justin Verlander resembles his old self Bullet-point recap for now, since this game occurred during the workday and I want to watch Frankie Montas' starting debut in its entirety... *Montas' first start didn't go as planned. He gave up a two-run homer to Victor Martinez (his 200th) to fall behind 2-0 after one, then allowed five straight Tigers to reach in the third, leading to four more runs. Robin Ventura called for an intentional walk of Victor Martinez the next time they met, but that only set up a bases-loaded ground-rule double for J.D....
Bless You Boys Sep 23, 2015

Tigers 7, White Sox 4: Justin Verlander's fine start propels Detroit to win

With everything working well for the Tigers, Victor Martinez hit the 200th homer of his career. DETROIT -- Justin Verlander isn't just back. He's dominant. This time, though, the Detroit Tigers offense was there to back him up, unlike his last several starts. Lead by Victor Martinez's 200th career home run and a solid day at the plate for the middle of the order, the Tigers won 7-4 over the Chicago White Sox, tying the series to close out the season between the two clubs. It was an interesting strike zone and Verlander let the home plate umpire know it after he gave up a two-run home run to...

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