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South Side Sox 49 mins ago

Guessing the White Sox' September call-ups

There's room for at least three pitchers and three position players, one of whom is Erik Johnson The White Sox are done with their August schedule, so the next time we see them, they may have a few extra bodies in tow. Rosters can and will expand on Sept. 1, and the Sox have at least one player in mind. We could just wait until Tuesday, which is when the White Sox are likely to announce the first wave of September call-ups. Then we'd know the names and could accurately report and reflect on them. But why do that when we can speculate first? The guidelines: The Sox can call up anybody from...
South Side Sox 4 hours ago

White Sox Minor League Update: Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Scores, news and more from around the White Sox farm system The Winston-Salem Dash clinched their spot in the Carolina League playoffs on Saturday, which could mean one more outing for Carson Fulmer. Not that Fulmer necessarily needs one. He's pitched in eight games -- one in the Arizona Rookie League, and the rest for the Dash -- tacking 20 professional innings onto the 128 he threw for Vanderbilt. Going back to a minor league update post from last month, the resulting total of 148 innings is higher than any Sox draft pick over the last six years, with Jake Petricka coming closest with 145...
South Side Sox 12 hours ago

White Sox 6, Mariners 5 (11 innings): Charity accepted

Tyler Saladino wins it with walk-off single after Seattle ninth-inning error allows tying run to score After 20 innings and more than eight hours of baseball over the last two days, I think we can safely conclude that the White Sox and Mariners deserve each other. A Tyler Saladino walk-off single in the 11th helped the Sox salvage a series they had no business splitting. It was made possible because Seattle shortstop Brad Miller pull-hooked a rather routine throw to first well wide of the bag. Instead of a game-ending groundout, the tying run scored, and a couple of shutout innings from...
South Side Sox 23 hours ago

August cruel to Jeff Samardzija, kind to Carlos Rodon

Expanded roster in September affords a break to starters, but Shark might need it more than anybody With his laborious loss against the Mariners on Saturday night, Jeff Samardzija closed out a month to forget. Or burn. Or flush. Samardzija went 0-6 with an 8.82 ERA over his six August starts, turning in the first six-loss month by a White Sox starter since John Danks, who went 0-6 with a 7.62 ERA in August of 2007. A few things come to mind there: No. 1: Samardzija's ERA (4.87) is now higher than Danks' (4.82) with one month remaining. No. 2: Danks was entering the tail end of his rookie...
South Side Sox Aug 30, 2015

Mariners 7, White Sox 6: Comeback can't bail out Jeff Samardzija

It was frustrating, but at least it took forever Here is a game designed to exhaust a White Sox fan's patience. You had: *Jeff Samardzija falling behind 2-0 before recording an out thanks to a Kyle Seager homer, and 3-0 before the White Sox even had a chance to hit. *Samardzija ultimately trailing 5-0, albeit one run scored thanks to a pop-up down the left field line that Melky Cabrera couldn't see, and Tyler Saladino couldn't catch despite his best efforts to track it at an odd angle. *The White Sox struggling to capitalize against Hisashi Iwakuma, even though they had enough baserunners...
South Side Sox Aug 29, 2015

Zach Putnam hits DL; Daniel Webb takes his place

Groin strain alters White Sox bullpen just a few days before rosters are allowed to expand In what could be the final disabled list stint of the season, the White Sox placed Zach Putnam on the 15-day DL retroactive to Thursday with a strained right groin. In his place, they reinstated Daniel Webb, who completed a rehab assignment in Charlotte after going on the disabled list himself with what was described as "a mild right back strain." Putnam had been trying to work through the groin injury over the last week, as he tweaked it while warming up in the Aug. 22 game against Seattle. His...
South Side Sox Aug 29, 2015

Kenny Williams update: Seattle has an opening; Toronto's might be closing

Mariners fire Jack Zduriencik to officially open a reported possibility for the White Sox executive vice president The last time we heard about Kenny Williams' future, the Mariners joined the Toronto Blue Jays as specifically identified potential landing spots for the White Sox' executive vice president. To refresh your memory, Bob Nightengale wrote: Jack Zduriencik, who has had seven years on the job but with no playoff berths, likely will follow Amaro out the door, with Chicago White Sox President Kenny Williams coming in, unless Williams instead goes to the Toronto Blue Jays as club...
South Side Sox Aug 28, 2015

Mariners 2, White Sox 0: Solo shots spoil John Danks' night

Taijuan Walker spearheads four-hit shutout in rematch from Sunday When John Danks and Taijuan Walker squared off in Seattle this past Sunday, Danks fell early, Walker crumbled later, and the Mariners held on for the victory in an 8-6 slobberknocker. This time, Danks limited the damage to two solo homers over six innings in a respectable showing. It just happened to be two runs too many, as Walker, Carson Smith and Tom Wilhelmsen combined for a four-hit shutout. Kyle Seager broke the tie leading off the sixth. Geovany Soto called for a fastball away to the lefty hitter, Danks hit the wrong...
South Side Sox Aug 28, 2015

White Sox 1976 uniforms worth revisiting ... with a tailor

Throwback jerseys still polarizing after 39 years, but a size too big this time Adam Eaton had one of his best games of the season on Thursday night, going 3-for-3 with an HBP and three runs scored in the White Sox' 4-2 victory over the Mariners, but he wasn't crazy about the way he looked doing it. His face before the game said it all ... Lookin' good, @AdamSpankyEaton! #SoxTBT pic.twitter.com/wJRJGgVpN8 — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 27, 2015 ... but he added some actual words after: "I’m short and I have long legs for how short I am, so when I have the size that I...
South Side Sox Aug 27, 2015

White Sox 4, Mariners 2: Dressed for success

The jerseys were untucked, but the play was comported in series-opening victory over Seattle The White Sox didn't look particularly good tonight, but at least it was limited to the uniforms. While their throwback jerseys from the late 1970s struggled to accommodate 2015 jersey manufacturing, there wasn't anything wrong with their performance, really. The White Sox offense and Carlos Rodon gradually built a 4-0 lead through six innings, and once Rodon's release point left him, four relievers made it hold up without bringing the tying run to the plate in the ninth. Credit Adam Eaton with...
South Side Sox Aug 27, 2015

The ugly truth: Tonight's White Sox throwback uniforms are the best

For fans of a certain age, the late-1970s uniforms were more than shorts When I first heard that the White Sox were bringing back the 1976 to 1981 uniforms for tonight's game, I have to say I was pretty excited.  Like many of you out there, these were the uniforms I grew up with.  OK, I was reeeeeeeeeally excited. Soon... pic.twitter.com/nEXjCLTnSr — Steve Peters (@Steve_p) August 20, 2015 So when quotes like this were even coming from the Sox, it bothered me a lot. The #WhiteSox will wear collared blue and white v-neck '76 jerseys for "Throwback Thursday" on August 27. #SoxTBT...
South Side Sox Aug 27, 2015

Rest of 2015 vital for Avisail Garcia's case for 2016

As tragic number ticks down, individual progress reports come to the forefront Chris Sale was in an awkward-yet-familiar position after Wednesday's game, having to deflect praise over a personal accomplishment because the White Sox aren't winning on the whole. The Condor struck out seven Red Sox to set a personal best with 229 on the season, which also stands as the modern-day White Sox record. Moreover, he only needs 41 to set the all-time franchise record, which Ed Walsh established in 1908 then took to the grave for 56 years and counting. But the Sox are still well under .500 despite his...
South Side Sox Aug 26, 2015

Red Sox 3, White Sox 0: Chris Sale can't do it himself

Condor throws seven shutout innings, but he needed more than nine of 'em to win Normally, if Chris Sale threw seven shutout innings while squaring off against Rick Porcello, you'd have to like the White Sox' chances. Not so tonight. Porcelo, who entered the game with a 5.81 ERA, matched Sale with seven shutout innings of his own to push the game to the bullpens. Nate Jones gave up his first runs of the season on a two-run blast by Travis Hart, and the Red Sox added one in the ninth to put away the game and the series. Sale wasn't his sharpest. He left the bases loaded in the third and...
South Side Sox Aug 26, 2015

Trayce Thompson launching career against lefties

Robin Ventura utilizing rare opportunity to ease rookie into major-league role When Tyler Saladino spent his first week's worth of games looking like a big leaguer, it was an utter novelty. Now, Trayce Thompson has taken Saladino's strong first impression idea and hoisted it to crazy statistical heights. After going 3-for-4 with a triple, double and three RBIs against the Red Sox on Tuesday night, Thompson is hitting .522/.560/.957 in his first 25 plate appearances. It comes with a stipulation of course: 18 of his 25 plate appearances have come against left-handed pitching. While Saladino...
South Side Sox Aug 25, 2015

Jeff Samardzija, entire offseason befuddle White Sox front office

Centerpiece of aggressive winter maneuvering has been center of disappointing season It turns out that even Tyler Flowers can't cut Jeff Samardzija completely loose from his struggles. After working together to get through seven arduous innings of one-run ball against the Angels last week, Samardzija returned to his familiar self against Boston on Monday even with Flowers behind the plate. He ran into sudden trouble at random spots, making it hard for Robin Ventura to know when he should get the bullpen stirring. Samardzija's postgame quotes have been pretty consistent, finding the sweet...
South Side Sox Aug 24, 2015

Podcast: fWAR vs. bWAR

Everyone knows that Chris Sale is great, but according to Fangraphs he's the best in the American League in 2015. Baseball-Reference, he's 10th best. We breakdown why that is. Episode 66 is in the books and it's a jam packed show covering a lot of topics. Here is this episode's rundown: Jim joins from Seattle to share his new found love of coffee and churros. His review of Safeco Field, how fun it was to see Chris Sale perform well, and questionable managerial decision making in Saturday's win. We discuss Bob Nightengale's rumors further and if it makes sense for the White Sox to bring...
South Side Sox Aug 24, 2015

White Sox Minor League Update: Aug. 23-29

Scores, news and more from around the White Sox farm system Just the facts as I wind down my half-vacation. Thanks to madridsox for filling in. Indianapolis 5, Charlotte 2 Matt Davidson was 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Kevan Smith, 2-for-4 with a strikeout. Daniel Webb's rehab stint is still going well: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K Birmingham 6, Jacksonville 2 Tim Anderson was 0-for-3 with a strikeout and an HBP. Jacob May, 2-for-3 with a walk and a caught stealing. Nick Delmonico was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. Adrian Nieto, 1-for-4 with a strikeout. Tyler Danish: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R,...
South Side Sox Aug 23, 2015

"Big Data Baseball" finds strength in anecdotes

Semi-regular SSS reading recommendation roundup is back with a book about the Pirates' revival When responding to people complaining about the White Sox, I often stress the importance of paying attention to other teams. For one, if you watch enough baseball, you realize that no team's problems are unique. Besides that, understanding how other teams succeed help make criticism of the Sox a little more precise and forward-thinking. Along these lines, I practiced what I preached by reading "Big Data Baseball" by Travis Sawchik, the Pirates beat writer for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "Big...
South Side Sox Aug 22, 2015

Possible impact of a Kenny Williams departure

USA Today's Bob Nightengale shares what his sources have been saying about an impending change in the White Sox front office. On August 20th, USA Today MLB Columnist Bob Nightengale wrote a piece about how loyalty to General Managers is fleeting from Major League Baseball owners. He highlights the 40% turnover rate with GM's, including the removal of Dave Dombrowski from Detroit and the impending dismissals elsewhere. One of those future dismissals very well could be in Seattle with current General Manager, Jack Zduriencik. It’s a harmless paragraph, but sure has the Chicago White Sox...
South Side Sox Aug 22, 2015

White Sox 11, Mariners 4: Chris Sale dethrones Felix Hernandez

In a highly anticipated pitchers duel, The Condor doesn't disappoint striking out 14 batters. Tonight's game had a buzz to it once the pitching probables came out earlier this week. Chris Sale for the Chicago White Sox versus Seattle Mariners Felix Hernandez. Arguably the two best pitchers in the American League going head-to-head. It's match-ups like these that even fans who clamor for more dingers can appreciate the beauty in a low scoring affair. Chris Sale was coming in scorching hot, winning his last two starts over the Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago Cubs, which he struck out 15....

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