4:00 AM EDT, Tue August 20, 2019
3 hours ago
Abreu’s moon shot grounds Twins, 6-4

Abreu’s moon shot grounds Twins, 6-4

Huh? Somehow, neither USA Today nor Getty managed to get a shot of José Abreu’s titanic blast or Yolmer’s squeeze bunt. Maybe the photogs were busy chasing after that delightful on-field squirrel. | Photo by Hannah Foslien/ Also featuring a Ricky Renteria fever dream: A two-strike suicide squeeze from Yolmer Holy man, listen, we were not expecting this at all. Sure, Minnesota is reeling after their first-half fire, but between the rough start to this game for the Chicago White Sox and the fact that the Twins have played better baseball all season long made this decisive, 6-4 win a...
4 hours ago
South Side Sox on the air!

South Side Sox on the air!

OK, no, it’s not an SSS podcast, but still Just a little heads-up that Max Rieper over at SBN sister site Royals Review had me on talking rebuilds on Monday. Updates on the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins rebuilds were also featured. We covered some familiar White Sox stuff, the things we’ve been talking about here all year. Probably got a demerit from the White Sox front office when I warned that Rick Hahn wouldn’t be able to sleepwalk though the coming offseason, as he did during this past one. Anyway, thanks for Max for gracious hosting, and have a listen if you’d like.
8 hours ago
Gamethread: White Sox at Twins

Gamethread: White Sox at Twins

Tuff stuff: The second half, so far, has rescued Nova’s career. | Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports Iván Nova tries to continue his strong second half Super Nova.#SoxStats x @GuaranteedRate pic.twitter.com/7rWdHy7tDq— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 19, 2019 Tonight's #WhiteSox starters: pic.twitter.com/bBDDWEErbq— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 19, 2019 Boomstick is BACK! #MNTwins https://t.co/OKh9aZo4kx pic.twitter.com/vRnPwjHp4a— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) August 19, 2019 WGN and WGN, at 7:10 p.m. CT.
Aug 18, 2019
Ugly loss in Anaheim

Ugly loss in Anaheim

Wingman: Mike Trout [hoodied] congratulates Shohei Ohtani for a two-run bomb — and for letting him get away with a day off. | Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports White Sox fall, 9-2, in a game where very little went right Well, no way around this one, this 9-2 Malachi Crunch of a Chicago White Sox loss to the Angels was ugly. It can be spun a spot sunny by pointing out that Eloy Jiménez had seven total bases on a homer and a triple — but you’d also have to point out he jogged out of the box twice, on one just-barely oppo taco and another that was a long fly ball. Instead of talking...
Aug 18, 2019
Angels edge Sox, 6-5

Angels edge Sox, 6-5

So, a guy walks into a bar and tells you Hector Santiago is going to strike Mike Trout out twice tonight, and you say, yeah, is there a punchline, and he says, yeah, the White Sox lose. | Photo by Victor Decolongon/ Offense impresses early, bullpen falters late Turnabout is fair play, and the same late flurry of runs that iced a 7-2 Chicago victory on Friday night shut the door on them Saturday, as the Angels’ four-spot in the seventh sunk the Sox, 6-5. And here it is, your moment of non-Zen: Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Yup, a bases-loaded walk from Evan Marshall...
Aug 17, 2019
Dude, where’s my basketball Hall-of-Famer?

Dude, where’s my basketball Hall-of-Famer?

Road trippin’: The tie-dyes were out for Bill Walton on Friday — as was James McCann’s grand slam. | @Alex_Curry Bill Walton tripped his way into the White Sox broadcast booth — and brought home a decisive, 7-2 win Well, though I fear my SSS brethren will mostly disagree, Bill Walton’s trip into the broadcast booth on Friday night was a delight. And one thing you cannot dispute, it was a successful trip, as the Chicago White Sox clobbered the Angels, 7-2. Here’s the one true highlight you need to see: Your browser does not support HTML5 video. James McCann’s massive shot...
Aug 16, 2019
Angels outlast White Sox, 8-7

Angels outlast White Sox, 8-7

Not just one but two home runs for José Abreu tonight. | Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports José Abreu clobbered two to the rocks, but a late rally fell short The Chicago White Sox were never too much into this game, at least until the very end, ultimately seeing their ninth-inning rally fall one tick shy in an 8-7 defeat. Three guesses as to why: Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Yep, another Mike Trout gem made it awfully hard for the White Sox to get on top of this one. Reynaldo López was due for a clunker, and this was it, with five earned runs in just 5 1⁄3 innings,...
Aug 15, 2019
Gamethread: White Sox at Angels

Gamethread: White Sox at Angels

Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports So fresh. Wheels up to LA! ✈️ pic.twitter.com/ojl8a3psv6— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 15, 2019 Put on a pot of coffee and get ready for some late-night baseball! Here are your #WhiteSox starters for tonight's opener against the Angels: pic.twitter.com/ymjq5vTnOd— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 15, 2019 Heaney is toeing the rubber tonight, Goodwin is in right field in the first game of the series against the White Sox. #TheHaloWay pic.twitter.com/zuAZzIhzTA— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) August 15, 2019 Janice Scurio...
Aug 15, 2019
White Sox Minor League Update: August 14, 2019

White Sox Minor League Update: August 14, 2019

Kaboom times two: Zack Collins had a great game, with a pair of bombs in a walk-off win. | Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights More homers — including two from Zack Collins — and some fantastic team performances in North Carolina Charlotte Knights 13, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 12 (10) 2️⃣ @zackcollins0 goes onto the roof in right for his second HR and fifth RBI of the night! @ymercedes73 follows with a towering shot of his own for his 12th HR as a Knight! End-8: RailRiders 12, Knights 10 pic.twitter.com/c9HTD5BkIg— Charlotte Knights (@KnightsBaseball) August 15,...
Aug 14, 2019
Rat sighted under Barstool

Rat sighted under Barstool

With a possible baseball strike looming, and Stoolie tomfoolery dumped in our laps just yesterday, it’s time to check in with our labor watch-rat, Scabby You may have noticed a couple of new bylines recently (Leonard Gore unveiled the White Sox 2020 schedule, and now IceColdFalstaff aka Rob Warmowski aka @Whitesoxski on Twitter graces us with this interview), without the usual accompanying Meet the Players writer intro. There’s a reason for that, and we’ll get to it tomorrow. @ScabbyTheRat is a voice and icon of organized labor on Twitter, which is a singular accomplishment for a...
Aug 14, 2019
James McGrand secures the series win in a wild 13-9 finish

James McGrand secures the series win in a wild 13-9 finish

FaceTime: Tim Anderson’s face says it all. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Craziest game of the season? A game of ups and downs and lots of runs. The White Sox take the series and the season series from the first place Houston Astros, and it feels pretty darn good. The Astros opened up the scoring in this afternoon’s offensive affair. In the first inning, Michael Brantley hit a bloop double that Eloy Jiménez misread. Alex Bregman then doubled him home to give the ‘Stros an early 1-0 lead. The lead would quickly expand to 2-0 as Detwiler gave up a solo shot to Yuli Gurriel, who has...
Aug 14, 2019
White Sox Minor League Weekly Update: Week 19

White Sox Minor League Weekly Update: Week 19

Bopping again: Micker Adolfo is back and playing in the AZL! He’s even hit a homer already. | Sean Williams/South Side Sox As the season winds down, promotions slow — but Bernardo Flores finds himself back with the Barons and Micker Adolfo is hitting in Arizona Charlotte Knights — 2 1⁄2 GB in International League Wild Card Congrats to Ramón Torres, who was named as the International League's Batter of the Week! He hit .688 with 4 home runs & 9 RBIs in 4 games last week! pic.twitter.com/VNunuOTxR9— Charlotte Knights (@KnightsBaseball) August 12, 2019 Yermin Mercedes:...
Aug 14, 2019
Gamethread: Astros at White Sox

Gamethread: Astros at White Sox

Big boss Ross: Looking for another solid outing — but against Houston, Detwiler’s work is cut out for him. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ In the series’ deciding game, Ross Detwiler is our man The Chicago White Sox look to take the series today against the Houston Astros. Ross Detwiler takes the mound in an effort to shut down the Houston Astros. The White Sox have thrown two complete games against the Astros this year, so let’s get crazy, why not try to make it a third? Detwiler in his last two starts has gone at least five innings, giving up two earned runs in each. If he can do...
Aug 14, 2019
White Sox Minor League Update: August 13, 2019

White Sox Minor League Update: August 13, 2019

Andrew Dalquist threw a scoreless inning to kick off his pro career | Sean Williams (@Sean_W10) Knights, Barons hog all the offense from Intimidators, AZL Sox; Dalquist makes 2019 debut Charlotte Knights 15, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 1 Kyle Kubat: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K (W, 4-1)Nick Madrigal (2B): 4-for-6, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 KLuis Robert (CF): 4-for-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB **MVP**Daniel Palka (RF): 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 KZack Collins (C): 2-for-5, 1 R, 2B, 1 K, 1 EYermín Mercedes (DH): 3-for-5, 2 2B, 4 RBISeby Zavala (1B): 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1...
Aug 13, 2019
Nova deals a gem in 4-1 victory; Sox earn doubleheader split

Nova deals a gem in 4-1 victory; Sox earn doubleheader split

Tip Your Hat: Ivan Nova has looked great over his past few starts and continued that trend tonight. | Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports Nova has thrown 17 innings over his past two outings... The nightcap of the Chicago White Sox’s doubleheader against the Houston Astros got off to a rather strange start. Gerrit Cole was slated to get the start for the Astros but did not run out of the dugout in the first inning. Instead, it was relief pitcher Chris Devenski who took the mound for the Astros. What happened to Cole? Turns out the possible future White Sox starting pitcher got...