White Sox 11, Indians 4: A run in every inning and a few extra for good luck

Throughout a 162-game season there are short games and long games; this was one of the long ones. A long game in September for a team well out of the playoff race can be boring to say the least. Despite this showdown with the Indians’ more boring qualities, it provided plenty of encouragement for the […]


White Sox 10, Indians 7: Eaton’s slam caps shocking five-run ninth

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that for all their frustrating flaws, the Sox aren’t much worse than an average team, and get to have fun nights too. This was a fun night! With Anthony Ranaudo filling in for a spot start against verified stud Carlos Carrasco, facing an Indians team that had defeated the Sox […]


Indians 3, White Sox 1: Well, Quintana did his job

Perhaps, with an off day to shake off the sting of Sunday’s last-second loss, the reader was able to drum up more optimism than the author for the White Sox matchup against Corey Kluber–a true AL Cy Young candidate–and the division-leading Indians, who had taken their last six contests against the South siders. From this […]


Indians 3, White Sox 2: A different type of disappointment

For much of the night, the White Sox looked ticketed toward their familiar brand of disappointment: Jose Quintana labors in vain to a great start, and takes a loss while his offense doesn’t score. Then they suddenly pivoted and found a different way to lose. 1. Nate Jones came into hold a 2-2 tie against […]

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians

Around The AL Central: Are The Tables Turning?

As we draw nearer by the day to the “There are only 100 games left!” point of the baseball season, things in the AL Central are beginning to fluctuate, and the fun part of the race is just starting to take place. This weekend saw a few significant division rival match ups, and things were flipped […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

Around the AL Central: Winning the division means winning against the division

The White Sox are coming off an 10-game stretch where they went 2-8 against American League Central foes. They are 9-9 against the AL Central this season, however, they’re 6-0 against the Twins and 3-9 against everyone else. To make matters worse, that 3-9 mark comes against only the Royals and Indians, as they’ve yet […]


Indians 4, White Sox 3: Very close to avoiding disaster but not quite

It’d take a real creative bent to characterize the White Sox recent performance in a manner more generous than “freefall.” They have dropped three in a row to the now barely second place Indians and have lost five series in a row. But it’s more eye of the beholder whether another one-run loss that was […]

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox

Around the AL Central: Are the Indians good or not good?

Cleveland Indians 22-19 Last week: 5-2 (4-0 vs. Cincinnati; 1-2 @Boston) A few weeks ago in this space, I wrote about how the Indians might be in trouble after an inauspicious start, coupled with a prolonged injury to bonafide No. 2 starter Carlos Carrasco. The Indians entered the season as, by most accounts, favorites to win […]