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Sox Century: Sept. 18, 1917

Sox Century: Sept. 18, 1917

Buck Weaver returns to the lineup ... and his old position After wrapping up their home schedule with a victory lap -- and victory — at Comiskey Park over the Browns, the White Sox headed east for their last 12 games of the season, starting i Philadelphia. It also started with another victory. The 6-1 triumph was their 23rd in 25 games. The win restored the White Sox’ lead to eight games, and their magic number to six. The game was closer than the score indicated. The White Sox only led 2-1 heading into the eighth, and Red Faber ended up scattering 10 hits over his complete-game effort,...
Sep 18, 2017
White Sox Minor League Update: Sept. 17, 2017

White Sox Minor League Update: Sept. 17, 2017

Great Falls’ championship run ends with a split doubleheader There’s something very minor league about a championship being decided by a standard minor-league doubleheader arrangement of two seven-inning games. But even after Saturday’s contest was postponed by wet grounds, they still didn’t plan on playing past Sunday. The Great Falls Voyagers had to win both of them in order to win the Pioneer League, but they could only get the first. They won Game 1 (which was Game 2) 15-3, while dropping Game 2 (which was really Game 3) by an 8-3 margin. This wraps up the daily version of the...
Sep 18, 2017
Podcast: A new way to rate MLB stadiums

Podcast: A new way to rate MLB stadiums

Guest: Max Schleicher, ReviewTrackers Episode 153 is now available for you to listen. Here is this week’s rundown: Filling in for Jim is Greg Nix (gnix) of the Ducksnort Podcast. They had Jim on as a guest last week: We recap Tank Bowl II which featured great offense when the White Sox were not being no-hit. Can Avisail Garcia catch Jose Altuve? Has this week given us more confidence in Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada abilities? Should we be alarmed that Reynaldo Lopez only has four strikeouts in his last three starts? A quick preview of the Houston Astros series that will feature...
Sep 17, 2017
Tigers 12, White Sox 0: Anderson breaks up Matt Boyd’s no-hitter attempt in the ninth inning

Tigers 12, White Sox 0: Anderson breaks up Matt Boyd’s no-hitter attempt in the ninth inning

Only Tim Anderson and Rob Brantly reached base today against Boyd. The Chicago White Sox have done well against Detroit Tigers starter Matt Boyd. In his career, Boyd's eight starts against the South Siders have gone poorly with a 6.13 ERA in just 39.2 innings. Most of that damage has taken place this 2017 season where the White Sox have scored 16 runs in 20 innings against Boyd. With an offense that scored 69 runs in their past eight games, it appeared everything had lined up for the White Sox for another good afternoon. So, of course, Boyd carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning when...
Sep 17, 2017
Abreu vs. Hosmer: Battle for the Silver Slugger

Abreu vs. Hosmer: Battle for the Silver Slugger

A close battle for the top offensive award at first base. As a White Sox fan if you're tired of the draft position race and need something else to root for in the season's final two weeks, pay attention to the Silver Slugger battle at first base. At the All-Star game, Jose Abreu was behind Justin Smoak, Yonder Alonso, and Logan Morrison in offensive performance. Making Abreu be a fan at the festivities instead of a participant. After a good but not great start to 2017, Jose Abreu has emerged back to his 2014 play in the second half hitting .320/.374/.606 since the All-Star game with a 152...
Sep 16, 2017
White Sox 10, Tigers 4: Anderson, Hanson run over Tigers

White Sox 10, Tigers 4: Anderson, Hanson run over Tigers

Tim Anderson and Alen Hanson went 6-7 with two walks, five runs and four stolen bases to lead the Sox over Detroit. The White Sox late season hitting barrage continued on Saturday night as they scored 10 runs on 17 hits against the Tigers. Leading the way were Tim Anderson and Alen Hanson. The last two spots in the order went 7-8 with two walks, five runs, four stolen bases. The Sox didn’t waste time getting on the board. With two outs in the first, Jose Abreu drew a walk. Nicky Delmonico followed with a line drive into the first row of the right field bleachers to give the Sox a 2-0...
Sep 16, 2017
Sox Century: Sept. 16, 1917

Sox Century: Sept. 16, 1917

The White Sox close out their home schedule in front of an adoring crowd with an extra-inning victory Following three games in two days at Detroit, the White Sox returned home to Chicago for a one-off game with St. Louis that represented both the Sox’ last meeting with the Browns, and their last home game of the year. The Sox gave the 20,000 fans in attendance a thrill and a little extra baseball, beating the Browns in 10 innings, 4-3. The outpouring of support made the Chicago Examiner lyrical: Over 20,000 Chicagoan bade the Sox good-by. They came from bankers’ homes and from back of...
Sep 16, 2017
Sporcle Saturday: All the RBIs

Sporcle Saturday: All the RBIs

Who’s hit at least 7 RBI in a game for the Sox? The White Sox’ delightful romp on Thursday afternoon saw, as you all likely know, Avisail Garcia knock in seven runs against his former team. Looking at his career splits, it would seem that he enjoys to hit Tiger pitching more than just about any other team in the Central (or the league, for that matter), sporting a .311/.360/.484 line with 10 dingers and 52 RBI. It’s the RBIs, however, that shall be the focus of today’s Sporcle. Who else in Sox history has hit at least 7 RBI in one game? Can you name them all? Good luck! Quiz...
Sep 16, 2017
White Sox Minor League Update: Sept. 15, 2017

White Sox Minor League Update: Sept. 15, 2017

Kannapolis’ season ends in the South Atlantic League Championship Series The Kannapolis Intimidiators came up two games short in their quest to win their first South Atlantic League Championship Series since 2005. While they were able to come back from a three-run Greenville first to tie the game at 3 in the fourth, they had no answer for a five-run sixth. Hence, the Drive won the Sally League title with an 8-3 victory on Friday. There were highlights, including: Alex Call’s solo shot over the mini Green Monster, and Evan Skoug’s solo blast to left center. The loss leaves Great...
Sep 16, 2017
Sox Century: Sept. 15, 1917

Sox Century: Sept. 15, 1917

Another winning streak dies as nine games, but the White Sox come back to split a doubleheader For the second time in three weeks, the White Sox blew a chance to extend a winning streak to 10 games. Among all the problems to have, that has to rank as one of the best. And while the White Sox dropped the opener of a doubleheader to the Tigers by a score of 4-3, they came back and won the second game, 2-1. At the end of the day, the White Sox had won 21 of their last 23 games, which is a pretty good way to put it. Granted, the Sox had a chance to get to double digits by taking a 3-1 lead in...
Sep 15, 2017
Tigers 3, White Sox 2: Unlikely pitchers’ duel sets up walk-off

Tigers 3, White Sox 2: Unlikely pitchers’ duel sets up walk-off

Mike Mahtook’s single through the middle brings end to Detroit skid Nothing lasts forever. The White Sox’ unbelievable, incredible, spellbinding winning streak that made history and captured the hearts and minds of a nation ended at two games with a walk-off loss to the Tigers. Rick Renteria tried to nurse a tie game into extra innings in classic September fashion by using five relievers over 2 2⁄3 innings, including three in the ninth inning alone. Al Alburquerque recorded both outs, getting a groundout and a flyout around a one-out walk. Renteria probably didn’t have to go to the...
Sep 15, 2017
Yoan Moncada starting a strong finish to rookie season

Yoan Moncada starting a strong finish to rookie season

Which could also be a start in and of itself if it can hold up against tougher competition Not having a whole lot of context for the White Sox promoting a top position propsect to the majors, I adopted a conservative outlook for Yoan Moncada. I expected a Byron Buxton-ish start to his career, in that he was too talented to meaningfully struggle at the Triple-A level, so the contact issues in his game would have to be spackled in the majors. You’d see flashes of that All-Star talent early on, but you’d also see a frequency of feeble at-bats that makes you squirm a little. It’s not a...
Sep 15, 2017
White Sox Minor League Update: Sept. 14, 2017

White Sox Minor League Update: Sept. 14, 2017

Kannapolis keeps its season alive, but others are looking at fall ball Kannapolis won to keep its season alive, while Great Falls lost the opener of a best-of-three Pioneer League Championship Series against Ogden. Both teams need to win two games in two days to end up on top. Before we get to the box scores, some White Sox farm system news and notes ... *The Kannapolis Intimidators seem like an unlikely subject for New York Times Magazine, but Chris Jones wrote an excellent article on 27-year-old manager Justin Jirschele. There isn’t one blurb that sums it all up, but this sets it...
Sep 15, 2017
Sox Century: Sept. 14, 1917

Sox Century: Sept. 14, 1917

With the White Sox holding a large lead, World Series tickets are the talk of the town Because they had eight games in hand on the Boston Red Sox, the White Sox got the benefit of a four-day break in September. Being three games up in the loss column gave every Boston defeat more weight. Sure enough, while the White Sox were idle, the Red Sox lost three of four games, and tied another. Chicago’s position improved dramatically while doing nothing. Through Sept. 9: White Sox, 91-47 Red Sox, 80-50, 7 GB Through Sept. 13: White Sox, 91-47 Red Sox, 81-53, 8 GB The Sox could start thinking...
Sep 14, 2017
White Sox 17, Tigers 7: Stat-padding aplenty

White Sox 17, Tigers 7: Stat-padding aplenty

Avisail Garcia, Yoan Moncada among Sox with monster games The followed-from-work-caught-up-afterward bullet points: *The box score tells this story of this one. The White Sox outhit the Tigers 25-12, 21 of which were singles, and a few of them on shoddy Detroit efforts. *For instance, Avisail Garcia went 5-for-5 with seven RBIs. Three hits were legit — singles to right and center, and an opposite-field blast. The other two were gifts from the scorer, with Jose Iglesias unable to snare a hop on a grounder up the middle, and Jaimer Candelario double-clutching on a bouncer to the right...