MLB: Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners

Chris Sale, Felix Hernandez, and the Road Not Taken

Usually every Felix Hernandez start against the White Sox makes me think of former-failed prospect Brian Anderson taking a young King Felix yard twice for his first two career home runs. Watching Anderson’s blonde mop bounce up and down as he grinned like a child while that damn foghorn sounded in the background of Safeco […]

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox

White Sox 4, Mariners 1: Rodon’s hot stretch continues

The White Sox continued their onslaught against the Mariners Sunday, winning 4-1 to bring the season series to 5-3. With the Mariners on the periphery of Wild Card contention along with surging teams such as Detroit, Houston and Kansas City, the White Sox fought hard to ensure that the only AL team with a longer […]

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White Sox 7, Mariners 6: Todd Frazier Plays Hero In Walkoff Victory

After playing the last couple of series against teams with records even poorer than theirs, the White Sox found themselves back up against a team with actual playoff aspirations.  In their own meandering way, they helped to push those aspirations down by adding a loss to the Mariners’ ledger and dealing the mental blow of […]

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Mariners 6, White Sox 5: Sox terrorized by Leonys Martin, own bullpen

The Seattle Mariners might be selling. They’re hanging around .500 aimlessly, are 5.5 games back from the Wild Card with four teams in front of them and even farther out of the AL West, and they just swung a trade to send reliever Mike Montgomery to the Cubs for Dan Vogelbach, with others involved. And yet […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners

White Sox 6, Mariners 1: Somehow, someway, miraculously, a game is won

The White Sox only post-All-Star break victory belongs to Jose Quintana. After Chris Sale was thoroughly Quintana’d by the White Sox bullpen — or more specifically, David Robertson — in an agonizing loss on Monday, Quintana picked up essentially right where he left off in the first half on Tuesday. The All-Star pitched around a […]

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Mariners 4, White Sox 3: Wasting Chris Sale

A Chris Sale beauty was chucked into the trash can tonight. You can scrounge in the dumpster if you like, but it you’re unlikely to find it. It’s gone. It’s lost. Scoring multiple runs may greatly increase your chances of winning baseball games, but turns out the winning formula is still to score more runs than […]