11:28 PM EDT, Sun May 20, 2018
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White Sox Minor League Report: May 20, 2018

White Sox Minor League Report: May 20, 2018

On a day when the affiliates won just one of six games, Zack Collins, Laz Rivera and Gavin Sheets provided positives Columbus Clippers 2, Charlotte Knights 1 JUST ANNOUNCED: @whitesox LHP Carlos Rodon will start our game on Thursday, May 24th as he continues his rehab assignment. #WhiteSox : @laurawolffphoto pic.twitter.com/hInodrB9Gv— Charlotte Knights (@KnightsBaseball) May 20, 2018 Charlie Tilson: 1-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K Jake Elmore: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K Matt Skole: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K Patrick Leonard: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K Tyler Danish: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K **MVP** With a...
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Lopez’s gem ices White Sox series win

Lopez’s gem ices White Sox series win

Eight innings of shutout ball, eight Ks, two hits, 88 game score — and ace status restored Let’s take a second to marvel at what a gem the Chicago White Sox have in Reynaldo López. Of course, it’s easy to jog a victory lap when the 24-year-old paints a masterpiece like he did today: Eight innings, two hits, two walks, eight strikeouts and a delicious 88 game score, pacing the way for a 3-0 win over the Texas Rangers and securing the White Sox’s first series win this season outside of Kansas City. No, López is just a joy to watch pitch. He’s competitive, natch. But there’s also...
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Most Essential White Sox Vote: Round 1

Most Essential White Sox Vote: Round 1

Kicking off the final player poll of the season OK, here we go, with the South Side Sox Most Essential White Sox poll. The guidelines here are pretty simple: The top five finishers from the prospects poll and roster poll are rolled out each vote, giving you 10 names to choose from in our mashup of the two polls. In the end, we will have our Most Essential White Sox list. There were questions regarding criteria from the get-go during the Roster Ranking poll. The most important player for the future? For winning now? As a flippable player at the trade deadline? I don’t know the answers to...
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Methup X, success! Chisox nip Texas, 5-3

Methup X, success! Chisox nip Texas, 5-3

Palka’s triple backs Giolito’s quality start and bullpen kickassery As we await word of another successful South Side Sox Methup from those in the mix, let’s bask in the glory of a guaranteed non-loss in a series against a team other than the Kansas City Royals! The Chicago White Sox achieved that status with a 5-3 win over the Texas Rangers in front of thousands of Star Wars nuts as well as unspecified dozens of SSS loyalists at Sox Park on Saturday night. It was everyone’s favorite right field stumbler, clubber Daniel Palka, who provided the biggest blow, a two-out, two-RBI triple...
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White Sox Minor League Update: May 19, 2018

White Sox Minor League Update: May 19, 2018

Carlos Rodon and Eloy Jimenez are back on track Columbus Clippers 8, Charlotte Knights 4 RHP Donny Roach with six strong innings tonight! 2-1 Knights lead.#LetsGoKnights pic.twitter.com/k6wMF6kcfg— Charlotte Knights (@KnightsBaseball) May 20, 2018 Charlie Tilson: 1-for-5, 0 BB, 1 K Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K Kevan Smith: 2-for-4, 1 BB, 0 K Patrick Leonard: 1-for-4, 1 BB, 1 K Donn Roach: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K **MVP** Ricardo Pinto: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K Thyago Vieira: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K With very little prospect hype in Charlotte, Roach won the day with a...
May 19, 2018
Gamethread: Methup X

Gamethread: Methup X

Contained herein, a non-definitive history of SSS meetups So, not having participated in many of these and certainly not being a member of the All-Timers group (all 10, HSA, KenWo ... ?), there’s little I can offer in terms of Methup history. But there are a few recaps on SSS that can fill in some blanks — not just for new SSS members, but for those who were there ... and drank it all away ... Five years ago was Methup V, by all accounts a ribald affair which included the host leading a chant of Fuck Nick Swisher. There have been holiday meetups. There have been playoff watching...
May 19, 2018
Sox fall to the Rangers, 12-5

Sox fall to the Rangers, 12-5

Carson Fulmer blows up again, and the White Sox couldn’t complete another comeback With a FIP of 6.97 from Carson Fulmer and 5.38 from Matt Moore, a score of 3-2 after the first inning should have been expected — and it could have been worse after two. The Chicago White Sox were able to load the bases in the second, thanks to a Jurickson Profar error that extended the inning. One run scored, but Moore was able to punch out Welington Castillo with three pitches to keep the Texas Rangers’ 4-3 lead intact. That was the last time the Sox had a chance to take the lead. Fulmer could not...
May 18, 2018
White Sox Minor League Update: May 18, 2018

White Sox Minor League Update: May 18, 2018

The Farm tosses two shutouts, from Kopech and Cease To start off, some injury news around the farm system today. "I've really condensed my delivery, shortened my arm action. I'm kind of getting away from that side-to-side and getting more over the ball."#WhiteSox No. 12 prospect Zack Burdi has been working on his mechanics while rehabbing from Tommy John: https://t.co/mUWuUsmUXy pic.twitter.com/l8UEKjGuLL— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) May 18, 2018 Not many updates on Zack Burdi’s Tommy John surgery recovery have been issued until now. Today, we learned that Burdi has been throwing...
May 18, 2018
White Sox Minor League Update: May 17, 2018

White Sox Minor League Update: May 17, 2018

Birmingham’s boys don’t quit, win in walk-off fashion BREAKING: #WhiteSox pitcher and #NCState Alum Carlos Rodon to pitch Saturday on rehab assignment with Intimidators.READ MORE: https://t.co/Fk1EpqkvgV pic.twitter.com/rB2O9Q26gD— Kannapolis Intimidators (@Intimidators) May 17, 2018 Leading off: White Sox LHP Carlos Rodón (shoulder) will make his first rehab start Saturday for Kannapolis. Rodón, who last pitched on Sept. 2 after having his 2017 debut delayed until June 28, underwent surgery in late September and was expected to be out of action 6-8 months. In 63 starts over...
May 17, 2018
White Sox 4, Rangers 2: Eighth inning of miracles

White Sox 4, Rangers 2: Eighth inning of miracles

With bases empty and two outs, Sox complete improbable four-run rally When Yoan Moncada came to the plate in the bottom of the eighth, the White Sox were down 2-0 with two outs and the bases empty. Moncada needed to get something going to try to avoid extending their unprecedented bad start to the season. It felt like it was going to take a miracle. Actually, it took three miracles, and the Sox got them all. Moncada hit a ground-rule double, which would have been a triple had it not gotten stuck under the padding in the right field corner. He advanced to third on a wild pitch, and Yolmer...
May 17, 2018
Secret Overnight Mini-Poll: Final South Side Sox Prospect Vote

Secret Overnight Mini-Poll: Final South Side Sox Prospect Vote

Who are the 41st- and 42nd-best prospects in the White Sox system? Congratulations, Lenyn Sosa, you are the 39th-best prospect in the SSS rankings, earning 37% (26 of 71 ballots)! Congratulations, Casey Gillaspie, you are the 40th-best prospect in the SSS rankings, earning 24% (17 of 71 ballots)! Our last two prospects, Amado Nuñez and Yermin Mercedes, finished tied, at 20%. So we’re going to hold a last-minute, overnight, end-in-the-a.m. vote to finish this thing clean. On Saturday, we’ll begin the Most Essential White Sox poll. South Side Sox Top White Sox Prospects for 2018 Eloy...
May 17, 2018
Gamethread: Rangers at White Sox

Gamethread: Rangers at White Sox

James Shields has more innings to eat If you were expecting to direct a large portion of your rebuild-fueled ire at James Shields this season, well... I was with you. It sure seemed like he was the obvious weakness in the 2018 rotation. The hope was that until the White Sox no longer required Shields’s services, he would at least be able to eat some innings. Well, his eight starts thus far: 3/29 (at KC) – 6 IP, 4 ER4/5 (vs. DET) – 5 IP, 3 ER4/11 (vs. TB) – 6⅓ IP, 1 ER4/20 (vs. HOU) – 5⅓ IP, 7 ER4/25 (vs. SEA) – 6 IP, 4 ER5/1 (at STL) – 6 IP, 1 ER5/6 (vs. MIN) – 6⅔ IP,...
May 17, 2018
Know Your Enemy: Texas Rangers

Know Your Enemy: Texas Rangers

A Rangers fan looks upon the White Sox rebuild with ... envy? On Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, I boarded a bus in Round Rock, Texas, 19 miles north of Austin. The bus was chartered by the Round Rock Express, the new Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Our destination was Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, for Game 2 of the ALCS vs. the New York Yankees. It was my fourth season as a Rangers fan. Some may say I didn’t pay my dues to ride that bus. Those folks can kick rocks. I picked right. In mid-2006, I picked up and moved to Austin, just as I was “getting back into baseball.” I...
May 17, 2018
2018 MLB Draft Profile: Nick Madrigal

2018 MLB Draft Profile: Nick Madrigal

Welcome back to the first of our 2018 draft profiles! Who is Nick Madrigal? A former 17th round pick of the Indians in the 2015 draft, Madrigal decided to honor his commitment to Oregon State and has been their starting second baseman the past three seasons. Over that time at Oregon State, he’s hit an impressive .373/.429/.512. In limited time this season due to a broken wrist, he’s taken that up a notch to .449/.488/.590 with two homers and two strikeouts in 86 plate appearances. How does Madrigal rank? MLBPipeline: 3rd Perfect Game: 7th Fangraphs: 2nd Sporting News Mock Draft: 4th...
May 17, 2018
South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 39

South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 39

Who is the 39th-best prospect in the White Sox system? Congratulations, Danny Mendick, you are the 38th-best prospect in the SSS rankings! The everyman earned 30% (25 of 83 ballots). We have reached the end of the full consensus prospect list, so this is likely the final Prospect Vote. Initially, I figured on squeezing some overlooked prospects, who for whatever reason eluded the preseason prospect polls, into the vote. My research yielded names like Colton Turner, Matt Rose, Patrick Leonard, Trey Michalczewski, Jose Ruiz and Mike Morrison, but no one who was so thumping their respective...