MLB: Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies

White Sox win total projection reveals a few things

The dead period between Hot Stove season and Spring Training leaves us in a state of destitution. We eagerly devour anything that even remotely resembles baseball news, scurrying under the table to feast on the crumbs of a Wily Mo Pena minor-league deal or bizarre rule change possibility. Preseason projections are the perfect meal to […]


White Sox 13, Twins 11: Order and reason abandon the sport, and the Sox emerge victorious

The assumption when the fourth and fifth-place teams in the AL Central square off in the finale of a four-game set, and drag themselves, the paid attendants, the stadium staff and broadcast crews through a four-hour, 46-minute, 24-run war, that this is awful, low-quality baseball; a joyless slog. Let’s operate under a different assumption, that […]


Twins 11, White Sox 3: What are we doing here, guys?

The White Sox are contractually committed to James Shields through 2018, he is unmovable in his current state, and they have plenty of reasons for being invested in his recovery, whatever potential for it there may still be. But as each disaster piles on top of each other, they will be pressed to answer if […]


White Sox 11, Twins 4: Rodon, big offensive night snaps four-game skid

Two bad teams completely out of playoff contention met in a game Friday night, and it was apparent. The Twins came in having lost 13 of their last 14 games (their only win coming last night in the series opener), while the Sox went into the game with a four-game losing streak of their own. […]


Twins 8, White Sox 5: Let’s not even pretend to understand what happened

The Twins entered Thursday night’s contest twirling their way through a 13-game losing streak that will probably get frequently referred to when retracing how they lost 100 games in 2016. During said streak, the Twins had allowed 96 runs, or around 7.3 per game. If one wanted to gradually transition a major league team into […]


White Sox 6, Twins 5: Shuck bloop saves Sox

With their best hitter troubled by a sprained wrist, their center fielder’s injured knee still in recovery and their mid-season DH upgrade stuck on zero plate appearances for the season, perhaps it was unreasonable to expect the White Sox to collect any style points in dispatching even the moribund Minnesota Twins. All they really need […]


White Sox 9, Twins 6: James Shields Didn’t Get Murdered

Rumors of James Shields’ demise may have been exaggerated. Building upon the “best” start with his new team in Boston last week, the seemingly hopeless right-hander provided some hope that all is not lost. Pitching over a home run by the first batter he faced, Shields steadied the ship and the offense chipped in to do […]


Twins 4, White Sox 0: Dozier pummels lifeless Sox club

The White Sox just wrapped a trying but encouraging week. They braved the onslaught of two AL East playoff contenders, climbed back to .500 with a pair of series wins despite dealing with multiple key injuries, and set themselves up nicely for soft stretch in their schedule, which began with a Tuesday night’s hilarious starting […]

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 […]