5:10 PM EDT, Mon May 23, 2022
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South Side Sox Podcast 102 — A Sunday sweep, with a side of controversy

South Side Sox Podcast 102 — A Sunday sweep, with a side of controversy

Chrystal O’Keefe, Sam Sherman, Joe Resis, Zach Hayes and Jacki Krestel check in with Brett Ballantini to celebrate a doubleheader sweep in the Bronx — and examine the “Jackie” furor Well now, this is more like it. An impossibly happy podcast, on the heels of a White Sox doubleheader sweep in the Bronx, brings the best out of Chrystal O’Keefe, Jacki Krestel, Joe Resis, Sam Sherman, Zach Hayes and Brett Ballantini. Or does it? Round table vibe check? Solid The outright heroism of Tim Anderson and Michael Kopech But really, dig how good the entire pitching staff has...
10 hours ago
Today in White Sox History: May 23

Today in White Sox History: May 23

Willie Kamm helped the White Sox shake off a triple play in the bottom of the ninth to walk it off in the 10th, on this day 96 years ago. | George Rinhart/Corbis via The craziest ending to a game imaginable 1928 One day after White Sox center fielder Johnny Mostil tied an AL record with 12 chances in a 4-3 win over Cleveland at Comiskey Park, the White Sox won again, 4-3. And in this game, there were more defensive heroics — but this time, by Cleveland. The end of the game was positively crazy. In the bottom of the ninth, the White Sox rallied with an error, single...
15 hours ago
The game ends when Tim Anderson says it does

The game ends when Tim Anderson says it does

Silence, Yankee. | Sarah Stier/ South Siders get the series win, and a doubleheader sweep, 5-0 After the Chicago White Sox won the opening game of tonight’s twin bill against the New York Yankees, it felt like a weight had been lifted. But when the White Sox piled on with a 5-0 victory in the nightcap? Well, that was music to soothe White Sox fans’ road-weary souls. It was a symphony of shoving; an opus of opposite-field bombs. This game was a banger. It slapped. Verse and Chorus: Michael Kopech If this game was a song, Michael Kopech was the verse and the chorus,...
17 hours ago
White Sox Minor League Update: May 22

White Sox Minor League Update: May 22

Wes Kath hit his third homer of the year in the 8-7 Kannapolis loss. | Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox Winston-Salem is the lone winner, as Terrell Tatum had four hits and Duke Ellis stole home, while in a close loss in Kannapolis Wes Kath hit his third homer of the year. This game just kept getting worse and worse for the Knights as the day went along, as the pitching allowed 14 runs and the lineup only came away with five hits (against 15 strikeouts). This was Davis Martin’s return to the minors, and he had trouble with the...
17 hours ago
Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 5, Yankees 0 (nightcap)

Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 5, Yankees 0 (nightcap)

STICK TALK: Tim Anderson is THAT DUDE! | Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Michael Kopech, Tim Anderson pave way for a Sunday Night Baseball win FanGraphs Michael Kopech. Tim Anderson. The Chicago White Sox sweep the New York Yankees in today’s straight doubleheader and win the series — the second series lost for the Yanks this year (first at Yankee Stadium), and the South Siders are back better than .500, at 21-20. The Starters Michael Kopech was absolutely brilliant this evening. In seven innings of work (the longest outing of his career, so...
17 hours ago
Bird App Recap: Tim Anderson owns the Yankees now

Bird App Recap: Tim Anderson owns the Yankees now

Cueto and Kopech lead the South Siders to a doubleheader sweep! After Saturday’s game that was full of conflict and racist remarks directed at Tim Anderson from Josh Donaldson, the White Sox were fired up for today’s doubleheader. As a Sunday tradition, Tony La Russa made sure to put a ridiculous lineup together for the opener, including the removal of Tim Anderson from the first game lineup. Rightfully, everyone’s reaction was “WTF?” Tim Anderson and Yoán Moncada can only play once today but Leury Garcia and Josh Harrison will play twice. Tony La Russa should be...
21 hours ago
Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 3, Yankees 1

Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 3, Yankees 1

Fan Graphs Good offense and even better defense led the South Siders to an afternoon win. The Chicago White Sox jumped right back into the fire for the first game of today’s doubleheader against the New York Yankees. Tensions were high after yesterday’s drama between Tim Anderson and Josh Donaldson, so the South Siders went in ready to fight (arguably in more ways than one). Good offense and even better defense saw the White Sox leave the field with a 3-1 win over New York, and hopefully enough energy to back it up tonight. The Starters In only his second outing...
21 hours ago
White Sox 3, Yankees 1 (opener): Ninth-inning offense leads to victory

White Sox 3, Yankees 1 (opener): Ninth-inning offense leads to victory

Heating Up: AJ Pollock notched two hits, and one won the game. | Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports AJ Pollock crushes a fastball for the afternoon’s winning home run The Chicago White Sox take the opener against the New York Yankees with the help of some ninth-inning clutch hitting! In a game that saw very little offense at the start, it was pleasant to see some of the South Siders who have been struggling offensively be responsible for the first run scored in this game. In the top of the fourth inning with one out, José Abreu, AJ Pollock, and Yasmani Grandal hit...
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Gamethread: White Sox at Yankees (nightcap)

Gamethread: White Sox at Yankees (nightcap)

Give the people a thrill tonight, Tim. | Photo by Ed Zurga/ South Siders look to sweep the doubleheader tonight in the Bronx Saturday’s emotionally-charged loss to the New York Yankees left a lot of Chicago White Sox fans looking for blood. But you know what they say - the best revenge is living well. And trust me, the 3-1 win in today’s opener feels a lot better than a fastball in a certain third baseman’s ear would have. With that said, a win in tonight’s finale would feel even better. On the mound for the White Sox will be Michael Kopech who is having a much...
May 22, 2022
Gamethread: White Sox at Yankees (opener)

Gamethread: White Sox at Yankees (opener)

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports A little weird that Tim is just playing in the first game and taking the national broadcast off, but hey, maybe we can still take two from the Donaldson Apologists Gamethreads for two straight games I’m not covering? Yep, that’s me, your gamethread guy. Today is such a mixed-up coverage day, with a straight doubleheader carried over from Friday night coverage, we’re trying to re-align for full coverage here at SSS. Ashley Sanders will have the opener recap and Rachael Millanta has the first Six Pack. Then Ashley switches over to Six...
May 22, 2022
Today in White Sox History: May 22

Today in White Sox History: May 22

Carlton Fisk could be a really angry player. | Focus on Sport via Another White Sox kerfuffle in New York City, go figure ... 1928 Center fielder Johnny Mostil tied former White Sox center fielder Happy Felsch with an AL-record 12 chanced in a 4-3 win. Mostil took advantage of a cavernous Comiskey Park center field to grab 10 fly balls (including all three outs in the top of the third) among all the chances. Mostil also initiated an inning-ending double play in the top of the sixth, snagging a liner off the bat of Luke Sewell. As if scampering deep to center and into...
May 22, 2022
White Sox Bird App Recap: “Jackie”

White Sox Bird App Recap: “Jackie”

A lesser man than Tim Anderson would have gone ham over Josh Donaldson’s derision. | Sarah Stier/ Josh Donaldson steps in it and doubles down on mockingly addressing Tim Anderson, and Yaz has his teammate’s back It’s a throwback to before we called this the Bird App Recap, back when we’d devote an entire day-after story to the social media takes on a controversy. Was the first in the aftermath of STICK TALK? I think so. Anyway, thus concludes the SSS history lesson. This isn’t going to be a game retelling, but rather a look at how the benches cleared. And...
May 22, 2022
White Sox Minor League Update: May 21

White Sox Minor League Update: May 21

Kohl Simas has another quality start; time to promote him. | Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox Winston-Salem is the only winner today, with help from Terrell Tatum’s two doubles, but elsewhere Kohl Simas pitched a quality start and Lenyn Sosa had another multi-hit game. A great offensive performance gets squandered, as the opener strategy goes wrong. Now, the actual opener, Andrew Perez, did very well, as he struck out the side in the first inning. The rest of the staff, besides Zach Muckenhirn, did not do so well. Emilio Vargas...
May 21, 2022
Six Pack of Stats: Yankees 7, White Sox 5

Six Pack of Stats: Yankees 7, White Sox 5

FanGraphs New York’s early lead saw the White Sox fighting to catch up, in more ways than one. After yesterday’s game was postponed due to inclement weather, the Chicago White Sox took the field today for the first of three games in their away series against the New York Yankees. After a rather fierce showdown for at least the second half of the game, the Yankees took the win, 7-5, putting the White Sox at .487 on the season. The Starters Dallas Keuchel started on the bump for the White Sox and pitched exactly how we are used to Keuchel pitching nowadays —...
May 21, 2022
White Sox tripped up by artful Yankees

White Sox tripped up by artful Yankees

No Hope, an AI-created art piece inspired by Dallas Keuchel’s performance against the Yankees. | Di Billick/South Side Sox Emotions run high, as South Siders fight to the end Happy Saturday, White Sox fans! I’ve been away from our beloved city for a spell, and during my recent trip south, I took home covid as a souvenir, and am currently convalescing in quarantine. The nightmare of a Dallas Keuchel start against a formidable Yankees team, and the sinister fever dream that is the White Sox all-encompassing slump, combined with my actual covid fever, is inspiring me...