MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Sad News for Zach Putnam

1. The White Sox announced Monday that reliever Zach Putnam underwent Tommy John surgery last week and will miss the remainder of the season. The usual rehab time for Tommy John surgery, of course, is 12-18 months, meaning it’s unlikely he’ll be able to pitch again until the 2019 season. Putnam emerged as as a […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

South Side Morning 5: Holy crap, that White Sox starting pitching

1. The White Sox have settled into the cellar of the AL┬áCentral, sitting comfortably with the Oakland Athletics as the bottom two teams in the American League. This is both unsurprising and inconsequential given the team’s goals both for this year and long term, but what is surprising is that the White Sox, according to […]

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 […]