2:52 AM EDT, Sun July 23, 2017
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Sox Century: July 22, 1917

Sox Century: July 22, 1917

Reb Russell throws a four-hitter to beat Boston Having overcome any arm problems in a complete-game victory over the Washington Senators back on July 14, Reb Russell proved able to answer the bell, so the White Sox again turned to him after a 15-inning tie that required three pitchers the day before. And once again, Russell exceeded expectations. This time, he threw a four-hit shutout against the defending champs, “pitching as stylish a game of ball as he has turned out in a couple of seasons,” according to the Chicago Tribune. The White Sox could have won this by more, because while...
3 hours ago
Royals 7, White Sox 2: The bullpen of the immediate future

Royals 7, White Sox 2: The bullpen of the immediate future

With two relievers out and more on the way, blown leads are going to happen frequently Dan Jennings and Anthony Swarzak threw four innings between them on Friday, so Rick Renteria wasn’t going to go to them first with four more innings to pick up in relief of Mike Pelfrey tonight. Instead, he went to David Holmberg after Pelfrey walked Lorenzo Cain to start the inning. Holmberg survived a lashed Eric Hosmer line drive to left center because Adam Engel made a brilliant sprinting, leaping catch in the gap to steal extra bases and an RBI. Then Salvador Perez homered to make it moot. And...
7 hours ago
Gamethread: White Sox at Royals

Gamethread: White Sox at Royals

Tim Anderson gets a day off TV: WGN Lineups: White Sox and Royals lineups tonight. pic.twitter.com/8LQfFAaljZ— Colleen Kane (@ChiTribKane) July 22, 2017
14 hours ago
Sporcle Saturday: Down on the farm

Sporcle Saturday: Down on the farm

Grab your pitchfork and get to work. With the massive injection of talent into the White Sox minor league system, there’s never been a better time to pay attention to what’s going on down on the farm. Over the years, the Sox have usually fluctuated between 3 and 7 teams, all over the country and even in Canada. Today’s mission, should you choose to accept it: name the cities or regions the White Sox have been affiliated with since 1963. Why 1963? I’ll let John Cronin elaborate: As a result of several factors, notably the rise of television in American homes, the minor leagues went...
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White Sox Minor League Update: July 21, 2017

White Sox Minor League Update: July 21, 2017

Reynaldo Lopez and Jordan Guerrero show why they need promotions Given that the White Sox have already called up most Charlotte relievers worth auditioning, it makes sense that they’re looking for relief depth elsewhere to fill in all the innings required over the last two-plus months. They acquired Tyler Clippard from the Yankees in the Tommy Kahnle deal, and now Tacoma Rainiers broadcaster Mike Curto said two more are coming Charlotte’s way, at least temporarily: Rainiers relievers Mark Lowe and Jean Machi have been traded to the White Sox & are reporting to Charlotte. Big loss of...
Jul 22, 2017
Sox Century: July 21, 1917

Sox Century: July 21, 1917

The White Sox and Red Sox wrestle to a 15-inning tie In the third game of a key midsummer series against the Boston Red Sox, the White Sox refused to lose. Technically, so did the Red Sox. The game ended in a 5-5 tie, but the White Sox probably came away with the moral victory. For one, they held the 2½-game lead in the standings. More to the point, they found ways to answer every time Boston scored. When the Red Sox scored one in the second, the White Sox scored one in the fourth. When the White Sox defense botched its way into allowing three runs in the sixth, the offense answered with...
Jul 22, 2017
Royals 7, White Sox 6 (10 innings): Trade candidates fare well

Royals 7, White Sox 6 (10 innings): Trade candidates fare well

That’s probably the most important thing until the Sox finish selling for the season For the time being, it’s probably better looking at White Sox games as showcases for significant pieces, whether they’re for trades or for their own future. So while the White Sox blew a 5-1 lead to lose by a 7-6 score in extra innings, James Shields and Tyler Clippard gave up all the runs, which doesn’t really matter in the long run. In terms of individual performances, the White Sox actually came out ahead. Position players Thumbs up: Yoan Moncada, whose first hit with the White Sox was a...
Jul 21, 2017
Gamethread: White Sox vs. Royals

Gamethread: White Sox vs. Royals

It’s a little bit warm in Kansas City TV: CSN Lineups: White Sox and Royals lineups for tonight. pic.twitter.com/01QVfxn3G2— Colleen Kane (@ChiTribKane) July 21, 2017
Jul 21, 2017
Terrerobytes: It’s the day after Opening Day all over again

Terrerobytes: It’s the day after Opening Day all over again

Waiting for Yoan Moncada’s second game, plus thoughts on prospect hauls and Kenny Williams’ role On the whole, I thought the White Sox had the right timing in promoting Yoan Moncada to the majors. By the time his chief service-time concern had lapsed in early May -- giving the Sox the ability to retain him through 2023 -- he had started to deal with a hand injury. He went on the disabled list, he returned, he worked through a slump, and he came out on the other side with his typical performance at his toughest assignment yet, and a reduced strikeout rate to boot. While he worked his way...
Jul 21, 2017
White Sox Minor League Update: July 20, 2017

White Sox Minor League Update: July 20, 2017

Michael Kopech was great, Lucas Giolito was not, but the bats came to play A lot happened today, so let’s just get into the box scores. OK, one thing — video of Eloy Jimenez’s easy power. Here’s his opposite-field homer, and here’s his second double of the night, high off the batting eye in center field. Scranton-Wilkes/Barre 13, Charlotte 2 Nicky Delmonico was 1-for-4. Rymer Liriano, 1-for-3 with a triple and an HBP. Willy Garcia went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Jacob May, 2-for-4, but was picked off/caught stealing. Danny Hayes doubled, walked and struck out twice. Lucas...
Jul 20, 2017
Sox Century: July 20, 1917

Sox Century: July 20, 1917

The White Sox extend their lead over Boston, but the World War I draft casts a cloud over it The Red Sox took the first game of a significant midsummer series with the White Sox by taking an early lead and never trailing. Likewise, Boston headed into the bottom of the seventh leading 2-1, and never trailing at any point. Then they trailed in a flash, and by a significant amount -- and the White Sox barely had to lift a bat. Let’s let the Chicago Tribune sum it up: There was only one hit on the White Sox side. But there was one error for Boston. There were four bases on balls. Three...
Jul 20, 2017
South Side Sox Live!: Hello, Yoan Moncada

South Side Sox Live!: Hello, Yoan Moncada

Plus, our reaction to the trade that sent Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle to New York. Sorry for the technical difficulties which didn’t allow this episode to be live streamed. To listen, just click play below:
Jul 20, 2017
Yoan Moncada debuts with Jose Abreu at side

Yoan Moncada debuts with Jose Abreu at side

This is why you haven’t heard many trade rumors For somebody who is 30 years old and under team control for only two more years, Jose Abreu has remained curiously absent from most rumor mill activity. He’ll pop up in discussions about players the White Sox could move, but there hasn’t been any documented interest from either side, whether it’s the White Sox fielding offers or receiving them. I’ve had a sense that he’s off limits because of Yoan Moncada, which has sounded a little silly to write and talk about at a distant without direct confirmation. It’s not terribly...
Jul 20, 2017
White Sox Minor League Update: July 19, 2017

White Sox Minor League Update: July 19, 2017

Another big trade, another big shift in the organizational depth chart With the last wave of collegiate draft picks launching from the Arizona Rookie League and a new influx of talent from the seven-player trade, the farm system underwent another series of notable promotions. Charlotte: Gets Jake Peter Birmingham: Gets Danny Mendick. Winston-Salem: Gets Ian Clarkin and Brannon Easterling. Kannapolis: Gets Evan Skoug and Alex Call. Kannapolis will also be the landing spot for Blake Rutherford, although it’s not yet official. Rochester 7, Charlotte 6 Jacob May went 0-for-5 with a...
Jul 20, 2017
Sox Century: July 19, 1917

Sox Century: July 19, 1917

Babe Ruth beats the White Sox for the first time in three tries The last time the White Sox faced the Red Sox, a promising series crashed to a thud when they dropped a doubleheader to close out the set at Fenway Park, followed by Buck Weaver and Fred McMullin getting served with arrest warrants. This series at Comiskey Park continued that theme, minus the melee. The White Sox had gotten the best of Babe Ruth in their first two meetings, but this time Boston’s ace found a way to win. His offense spotted him two quick runs against Lefty Williams before he even took the mound, and he held...