2:05 AM EDT, Sat September 19, 2020
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Six Pack of Stats: Reds 7, White Sox 1

Six Pack of Stats: Reds 7, White Sox 1

Photo by Andy Lyons/ A flaccid offensive day doesn’t overshadow Garrett Crochet’s heat — or Jonathan Stiever’s struggle Well, didn’t we all sort of expect a bit of a letdown after clinching the playoffs, especially hitting the road immediately and running into a buzzsaw of a Cincy team that’s now .500 after winning six straight? The offensive good news: None The pitching good news: GARRETT CROCHET The pitching bad news: See below FanGraphs The Starts Jonathan Stiever’s second start was a true stinker, with three solo homers and a three-run shot to...
7 hours ago
Gamethread: White Sox at Reds

Gamethread: White Sox at Reds

Photo by Ron Vesely/ Shades of Sale: Garrett Crochet called up for a 10-game audition Some news, before the lineups. In order of shock: Ian Hamilton was designated for assignment. A space needed to be made on the 40-man. See below. Evan Marshall was put on the injured list with “shoulder inflammation.” Ricky was surprised by the move, which tells you it was more or less to make room and Call up 2020 first-rounder Garrett Crochet to the active roster for a 10-day audition for the postseason. GM Rick Hahn said pregame the White Sox still see Crochet as a starter, but he’ll be a...
Sep 17, 2020
Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 4, Twins 3

Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 4, Twins 3

First Goal is Accomplished: Next goal? Win the AL Central. | @whitesox THE WHITE SOX COME BACK TO WIN AND CLINCH A PLAYOFF SPOT In dramatic fashion, the Chicago White Sox come back late in the ballgame to win the series against the Minnesota Twins and become the first American League team to clinch a playoff berth, the Sox’s first since 2008! MOOD pic.twitter.com/2oMNsnzsh9— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 17, 2020 FanGraphs The Starts Reynaldo López pitched as well as he could have against this Twinkie squad. In 5 1⁄3 innings, he gave up three...
Sep 17, 2020
MVPito!

MVPito!

A tribute to José Abreu, the frontrunner as the American League’s best player, is the latest Breaking T masterpiece Ironic, I got word of this shirt just as José Abreu was homering and singling in runs in today’s game. Bidding to be the first White Sox MVP since Frank Thomas and only the fourth player, after Nellie Fox, Dick Allen and Thomas, it seems as if the award is Pito’s to lose. Celebrate a little early by ordering here. And peruse the rest of the collection below to add to your order and combine shipping. Clubbing homers and scoring runs like there’s no...
Sep 17, 2020
Six Pack of Stats: Twins 5, White Sox 1

Six Pack of Stats: Twins 5, White Sox 1

Pinky Promise: The White Sox will clinch a playoff spot, but it will not be tonight. | Photo by Quinn Harris/ Clinching a playoff spot is postponed to tomorrow The Chicago White Sox will clinch the playoffs at some point this week, but tonight, they stall and take the loss against the Minnesota Twins. FanGraphs The Starts Lucas Giolito only gave up three hits in the ballgame, but two of the hits hurt him: a solo shot and a two-run shot. However, he pitched six innings, so he did notch a quality start against a thundering lineup. But he also takes the loss. Jake...
Sep 16, 2020
Spring Training 2021 is just around the corner

Spring Training 2021 is just around the corner

The White Sox officially released their theoretical 2021 Cactus League schedule The Chicago White Sox are, in theory, having a regular 2021 baseball season. As such, it only makes sense to release a theoretical Cactus League schedule, which they did just this morning. Next spring will feature some hard-core crosstown action, with one game at Camelback (March 19) against the ivy bumblers, and three (March 26, 29-30) in Mesa. That combination of an uncommon two days off and two split-squads, in consecutive weeks, is interesting. As is a third split-squad day a week later. For...
Sep 16, 2020
The South Side Hit Men return!

The South Side Hit Men return!

Eloy Jiménez, José Abreu, Tim Anderson and Luis Robert line up in this year’s White Sox Murderer’s Row Clubbing homers and scoring runs like there’s no tomorrow, the Chicago White Sox Murderer’s Row of Eloy Jiménez, José Abreu, Tim Anderson and Luis Robert is the subject of a new BreakingT shirt: South Side Hit Men Some real nice details in this one: Each players’ expression, the gangster pinstripes, and the exotic player numbers among them. Grab one at BreakingT, and peruse the rest of their collection below to combine shipping. With Luis Robert not only...
Sep 15, 2020
Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 6, Twins 2

Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 6, Twins 2

Dunning delivers: With the No. 3 spot in the rotation wide open, Dane Dunning continued to make a strong case for himself. | Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports Dane Dunning gets a quality start against a tough lineup to secure another victory Well, that was fun. The White Sox delivered their second victory in as many days against the Twins. As a result, the White Sox have won six in a row and 22 of their last 28. They’re 32-16, and with 12 games to go, they have already exceeded my expectations (31-29). Let’s take a look at how they won this time. FanGraphs Good...
Sep 15, 2020
Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 3, Twins 1

Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 3, Twins 1

Sneaky Fox: Adam Engel was the hidden weapon all along against Minnesota. | Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ Adam Engel fools the Twins en route to a late-inning victory This game surely did not disappoint in terms of a playoff-like atmosphere. The Chicago White Sox edged the Minnesota Twins late to secure the first win of this four-game set! FanGraphs The Starts Dylan Cease bounced back from his rough 2019 against the Twins! In 4 2⁄3 innings, he only gave up one run off of five hits, but he did strike out four. However, his outing was cut short by five walks. Luckily for...
Sep 14, 2020
Gamethread: Twins at White Sox

Gamethread: Twins at White Sox

Ready, Aim, Fire: Dylan Cease looks to attack the Twins on all cylinders. | Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports The biggest series of the season begins! The Chicago White Sox are 30-16, currently the best team in the American League. That status will be challenged all throughout this week, with a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins. Dylan Cease (5-2, 3.33 ERA) is the series-opener starter for the Good Guys. He has yet to pitch against the Twins in 2020, but he did see them twice in 2019. I’ll spare the details of both those starts, but let’s hope the third time is the charm against...
Sep 13, 2020
Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 5, Tigers 2

Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 5, Tigers 2

Photo by Ron Vesely/ Moncada’s rest this week pays off in a 3-for-4 day After a nail-biter on Friday and laffer Saturday, Sunday’s win to cement the sweep, 5-2, split the difference. Yeah, Ricky Renteria had to go to Alex Colomé to secure the win in the ninth, but Alex isn’t much for side work, anyway — get him on the mound! Jonathan Stiever made his major-league debut, with a successful jump from High-A to MLB. Wow. His first inning was very jittery, but he settled down before getting the hook with two outs in the fourth, at 73 pitches. The White Sox offense used some...
Sep 12, 2020
Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 14, Tigers 0

Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 14, Tigers 0

M-V-Pito: Enough said. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The Chicago White Sox are the best baseball, and football, team in Chicago Welcome to the 2020 Slugging Sox! The Chicago White Sox are incredibly exciting to watch, and although these games do not erase all of the past years’ heartbreaks, they sure make the present feel phenomenally good, and the future looks bright! The Sox will go for their sixth sweep of the season tomorrow afternoon; let’s see what was done today in order to look for a repeat tomorrow. FanGraphs The Starts Just like I predicted, Reynaldo...
Sep 12, 2020
Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 4, Tigers 3

Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 4, Tigers 3

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Eloy did not miss on his second crack at a chest-high fastball, and the bullpen came through again with a scoreless three-plus Love the 8-1 romps, but a 4-3 comeback win (look at all that lusty leverage below) is an awful lot of fun. MAN this bullpen. The starters keep running out of gas, and this group just takes any mess and leaves it pretty spotless. Tonight it was a killer combo of Evan Marshall, Codi Heuer and Alex Colomé who stepped in with two outs in the sixth and ensured the win. And, oh, Eloy Jiménez moonshotting at a center-cut, chest-high ball had...
Sep 10, 2020
South Side Sox Reacts: temperature check

South Side Sox Reacts: temperature check

White Sox fans are feeling, pretty, pretty, pretty good about the state of the club Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in White Sox fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Despite being just more than a month from Opening Day, the baseball season is heading into the home stretch of the season. The small sample size of the first half of the season is about to be put to the test. Were the first few weeks of play a fluke, or the sign of each team’s fate for 2020? Of course, part of that...
Sep 10, 2020
Dallas Keuchel to injured list; Reynaldo López back, likely starts Saturday

Dallas Keuchel to injured list; Reynaldo López back, likely starts Saturday

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ Move is retroactive to September 7, so Dallas should start next at Cincinnati In a fairly administrative move, the White Sox placed No. 2 starter Dallas Keuchel on the injured list on Thursday, retroactive to September 7. Reynaldo López returns from Schaumburg, presumably to assume Keuchel’s start on Saturday and perhaps carry on from there as the team’s No. 5 starter. If Keuchel returns for the start of the Cincinnati Reds series beginning September 18, it would put him directly in line to start the playoff opener. But he could easily go on six days’...