MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

White Sox 7, Rays 1: This Team Is Clearly Unstoppable

The White Sox kept tacking on incrementally throughout the game, such that a close pitcher’s duel gradually morphed into a laugher.  James Shields of all people pitched six innings allowing only one run while striking out six and only walking two. Shields entered the game leading the majors in HR/9 allowed, surrendering over two per […]

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White Sox 3, Indians 0: Rodon pushes back Cleveland’s clinch party

With the Tigers getting poleaxed by Royals on their own field at the time of this writing, the Indians just needed a victory against the deeply scuffling White Sox to be celebrating an AL Central title in their clubhouse Sunday afternoon. Which…wouldn’t be the end of the world. It’s not like the White Sox have skin […]

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Omar Narvaez: Symbol of Hope?

While it has been a rough season in many respects, one particularly disappointing aspect of 2016 has been–through misfortune and persistent organizational weakness–the lack of young players to watch with hopeful optimism. After all, once it’s clear a team’s immediate playoff fortunes have been dashed, the most obvious pleasure in continuing to watch derives from […]

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Carlos Rodon’s year of running in place

Carlos Rodon returned to action Sunday after missing most of July with falling-up-the-stairs-related injury, and turned in something that fits in very comfortably with his disappointing but not disastrous season: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K and two home runs that were bazooka’d to Mars, inflating his season ERA to 4.67. […]