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Knights clobbered by Jumbo Shrimp, 12-3

Knights clobbered by Jumbo Shrimp, 12-3

One of the few White Sox players anywhere packing power, Carlos Pérez went deep for No. 21 in Jacksonville’s rout of Charlotte on Sunday. | Norm Hall/ John Parke has had better days Post-lat surgery Jonathan Stiever made his second start of September on Sunday, again just a one-inning check-in, and it went just as swimmingly as his first. Unfortunately, he couldn’t stretch his 14 pitches over, say, three or four innings, because once Stiever left the game all hell broke loose in an eventual 12-3 trouncing. John Parke, at...
Sep 25, 2022
Six Pack of Stats: Tigers 4, White Sox 1

Six Pack of Stats: Tigers 4, White Sox 1

Trailing 1-0 through six innings, Detroit put up a three-spot in the eighth after tying it, to plunge the win expectancy graph down. | FanGraphs Detroit clinches the road sweep, as the South Siders fall below .500 The Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox, 4-1, at Guaranteed Rate Field. Detroit (60-92) heads back to Comerica Park for a three-game series with the Royals. Chicago (66-67) heads into a road series against Minnesota starting Tuesday, with its first losing record since September 1. The Starters Tyler Alexander took the mound for the Tigers, allowing...
Sep 25, 2022
A nap would have been more productive

A nap would have been more productive

Dylan Cease went six innings. The rest of the team forgot to show up. | Nuccio DiNuzzo/ White Sox drop sixth in a row, swept by Tigers The Tigers completed the sweep of the White Sox on Sunday afternoon, 4-1. A strong outing by Dylan Cease and a solo home run by Yoán Moncada would not be enough for the South Siders. Cease lowered his ERA to 2.06 over six innings of work. The pitcher struck out five, walked three, and gave up no runs in an outing that he was poised to take the win in. Instead, the offense fell flat and the bullpen conceded the lead. Dylan’s record...
Sep 25, 2022
Bird App Recap: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Bird App Recap: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I guess it’s Sunday and the White Sox are playing? Who knows? Who cares? Everyone is watching football anyway, so get ready for some unhinged tweets. Sox are trying to avoid getting swept by Detroit, but once again, it doesn’t matter. In news that’ll actually matter for next year: Sunday scaries. (via @BNightengale) pic.twitter.com/yDMq4f0PqC— Sox On 35th (@SoxOn35th) September 25, 2022 No Abreu, no Eloy, Tigers are probably going to sweep. Today's #WhiteSox starters at Guaranteed Rate Field.⏰: 1:10 p.m. CT : @NBCSChicago :...
Sep 25, 2022
Today in White Sox History: September 25

Today in White Sox History: September 25

Tommy John set a home-run record — yes, you read that right — on this day, 57 years ago. | Louis Requena/MLB via Solo homer streaks, and key franchise wins 1920 The White Sox knocked off first-place Cleveland, capping a key series win to climb within a half-game of first place. Shoeless Joe Jackson had two doubles and a home run in the 5-1 win. the White Sox win three of five to end the season, but Cleveland takes six of eight to win the pennant by two games. Chicago is not helped by having three (scheduled!) days off at the end of September, as they dropped two of...
Sep 25, 2022
Colás homers twice, doubles in Knights explosion of offense

Colás homers twice, doubles in Knights explosion of offense

With the way his one-week audition is going in Charlotte, Oscar Colás is going to be flashing his bling on the South Side in 2023. | Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Fifteen hits, with Burger, Sosa, Rutherford adding three apiece, paces win in extras So, well, this was a crazy one. Charlotte’s offense outlasted Jacksonville’s, taking home a 13-11 win in 10 innings. And on the hitting side, the prospect performances were something to be excited about, pointing toward 2023. Certainly the headline here is, as...
Sep 25, 2022
Six Pack of Stats: Tigers 7, White Sox 2

Six Pack of Stats: Tigers 7, White Sox 2

Back-to-back solo homers gave the White Sox a brief lead in the win expectancy battle before Javier Báez flatlined the graph with a three-run shot to center. | FanGraphs A four-run seventh inning capped the series clincher for Detroit The Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox, 7-2, at Guaranteed Rate Field. Detroit (59-92) looks for its 60th win of the year tomorrow while trying to close the sweep. Chicago (76-76) drops to .500, seven games back of an AL wild card spot. The Starters Drew Hutchison (W, 3-9) threw 77 pitches over five innings, allowing two...
Sep 24, 2022
Nothing-to-lose White Sox lose faces, devoured by Tigers

Nothing-to-lose White Sox lose faces, devoured by Tigers

Remember when the White Sox were a game-and-a-half out of first last week? | Quinn Harris/ “This series is a layup,” said every fan two days ago Happy Saturday, White Sox fans, and Happy Free Windbreaker Giveaway Day, if you attended this game. Let me try that again. Happy Saturday, White Sox fans, and Happy Mark Payton in Left Field day. No, that doesn’t work either. Happy La Russa Is Officially Out for the Remainder of the Year on Medical Leave and is Unlikely to Return Next Year Day? Happy This Season Is Almost Over Day? I’m trying, White Sox fans, unlike our...
Sep 24, 2022
La Russa, Robert out for season

La Russa, Robert out for season

Sayonara, 2022. | Nuccio DiNuzzo/ Tim Anderson, Michael Kopech almost certain to follow A bevy of White Sox info poured out today, with the headline item being Tony La Russa’s doctors advising him not to return to the dugout in 2022. La Russa had a pacemaker installed sometime this spring, and his absence in August was to attend to its settings and La Russa’s overall health. The news of the “doctor’s advice” does not ensure that La Russa would not return; given that the White Sox have trotted players in need of surgery (apparently, Michael Kopech, and...
Sep 24, 2022
The case for re-signing José Abreu

The case for re-signing José Abreu

The convoluted White Sox roster isn’t José Abreu’s problem. He needs to be back in Chicago. | Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via How better management can improve the White Sox defense — without losing their most productive hitter The White Sox are between many rocks and many hard places. The team’s best, most beloved player of the last decade — and the latest in the franchise’s storied history of borderline Hall of Fame first basemen — is a free agent. There might not be room to bring him back. I’m the last person to make excuses for this front office,...
Sep 24, 2022
Sharing Sox Podcast 87 — Wait’ll next year

Sharing Sox Podcast 87 — Wait’ll next year

But what then? SSS duty geezer Leigh Allan and his son and west coast correspondent, Will, took a pass on maintaining hope for the 1/1,000 chance computer algorithms give the White Sox to win the AAAL Central (maybe we shouldn’t call it that any more, since Cleveland appears to be an actual major league team), did some of the mandatory lamenting about the horrible quality of baseball and spirit the White Sox showed not just in being swept by the Guardians but the entire season — except right after the HOFBP flew off to get his pacemaker jiggered (a small number of players...
Sep 24, 2022
Today in White Sox History: September 24

Today in White Sox History: September 24

Jack Brohamer joined Ray Schalk in an exclusive White Sox club, on this day 45 years ago. Move over, Ray Schalk 1919 A 6-5 win over the St. Louis Browns clinched the pennant for the White Sox. Eddie Cicotte got the win. Shoeless Joe Jackson’s double in the ninth drove in the game- and pennant-clinching run. The Sox would beat out Cleveland by 3 1⁄2 games for the title, and finish with a record of 88-52 in the war-shortened season. 1961 White Sox star pitcher Billy Pierce won his 186th and final game with the team, as he threw 6 2⁄3 innings in relief in an 8-7...
Sep 24, 2022
Hope is lost

Hope is lost

Lucas Giolito goes six innings, but once again the Chicago offense couldn’t get it done. | Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports Nothing seems to be left in the tank, White Sox drop opener to Tigers, 5-3 After being swept by the Cleveland Guardians, the last two weeks of baseball on the South Side have little to no meaning. The White Sox seemed to take this to heart tonight, as they extended their losing streak to four games by dropping the first of a three-game set to Detroit, 5-3. Lucas Giolito took the mound for the first time in seven days. He faced a similar lineup last...
Sep 24, 2022
Six Pack of Stats: Tigers 5, White Sox 3

Six Pack of Stats: Tigers 5, White Sox 3

FanGraphs South Siders continue to sink toward .500 record, as they extend their losing streak to four The White Sox are really not having a great week against the AL Central. They drop the series opener against the Tigers, and end up losing their fourth game in a row in front of their home crowd. After Cleveland came to town, effectively ending their postseason hopes and dreams, a proud ballclub would be able to bounce back. Instead, you will get a four-game losing streak, and you will like it! The Starters Lucas Giolito got the start tonight against Detroit,...
Sep 24, 2022
Bird App Recap: Tigers 5, White Sox 3

Bird App Recap: Tigers 5, White Sox 3

Did it just get worse? The White Sox were back in action against the Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field this evening. This week was rough, but we must hold our heads high. It was Hispanic Heritage night at the ballpark after all! ¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana! #LosWhiteSox pic.twitter.com/ihhGF0Ux0y— Los White Sox (@loswhitesox) September 23, 2022 I am not sure what this stat means, but I have a good feeling about it. It’s totally not a stretch or anything. The White Sox are 14-3 this year when wearing black and when the starting pitcher is taller & has a...