MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

South Side Morning 5: Derek Holland is Sliding Back Into Relevancy

1. When Derek Holland is at his best, as he was in Thursday’s 8-3 win over the Royals, he’s keeping hitters off balance with a fixture of perfectly placed fastballs and offspeed stuff out of the zone. During his peak seasons, 2011 and 2013, the whiff percentage on his curveball was 21 percent and 23 […]

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South Side Morning 5: Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Garcias of War

In 2016, the last gasp of the Contending White Sox managed only five wins out of 19 games against the Kansas City Royals.  The Rebuilding 2017 White Sox now have 60 percent of that win total in only three chances, outscoring their erstwhile nemeses 27-8 en route to a sweep, and moving to 11-9 on the year. […]

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: So This Is What A Rebuild Looks Like

1. The White Sox dropped 2 of 3 from the Indians over the weekend, going from the fourth inning of Wednesday’s loss to the Yankees to the first inning of Sunday’s win without scoring a run in the process.  The results themselves are difficult to get worked up about given the team’s current standing as […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

South Side Morning 5: How Did Miguel Gonzalez Do That?

1. Miguel Gonzalez’s efficiency in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over the Yankees — 8.1 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts on just 88 pitches — showed what the White Sox can get when he’s at his best. Gonzalez is never going to blow away hitters or get them to chase his off-speed stuff with regularity, but his […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

South Side Morning 5: Avisail Garcia and James Shields are Good?

The White Sox visited Target Field over the weekend for a three game series with the Minnesota Twins. With Dylan Covey, Jose Quintana, and James Shields taking the mound the Sox were able to take 2 of 3 games from the Twins. They now sit a game above .500 at 6-5. 1. Jacob May saw his […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

South Side Morning 5: Avisail Garcia Keeps Going

The White Sox offense exploded Thursday night to a 10-4 win over the Indians. That win allowed them to seal the series victory over a Cleveland team that looks like it should win the AL Central with ease. It also pushed the White Sox to a .500 record of 4-4 in this early juncture of the […]

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South Side Morning 5: Dutch Courage

With a 2-1 victory in Cleveland last night, the White Sox continue their respectable start, moving to 3-4.  Even with Chris Sale gone and Carlos Rodon on the DL, to date pitching is the strength of the team.  Theoretically a staff ERA of 2.54 would get you more than three wins in seven games, but […]