MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

Hypothetical landing spots for Abreu, Garcia

I’m just going to get this out of the way right from the start: I’m not advocating the White Sox trade Jose Abreu or Avisail Garcia. There are logical arguments to be made for trading either or both. That’s an argument for another day. However, while Rick Hahn indicated at this week’s GM meetings in Orlando […]

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox

White Sox 5, Blue Jays 2: Chris Sale Day ends in series win

When he made his 16th start of the 2015 season, Chris Sale was coming off an eighth consecutive 10-strikeout game, tying an MLB record set by Pedro Martinez 1999. While he didn’t continue his streak, he did twirl a brilliant complete game in a 4-2 victory against the Blue Jays, allowing just two solo home runs while […]

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox

Blue Jays 10, White Sox 8: Seven home runs somehow not enough

It’s hard to fathom a scenario where the White Sox could hit seven home runs in a game. It’s even harder to imagine they could hit seven in a single game and lose. Somehow, that’s what happened on Saturday as the Sox took a host of Toronto pitchers deep seven times — all of the solo variety — […]


White Sox 3, Blue Jays 2: Sox persevere without Abreu, hold lead with short bullpen

After cranking a three-run home run late Thursday afternoon, Jose Abreu and his .997 June OPS sat on the bench with leg soreness. Four days after walking off the mound hurt, crucial reliever Zach Putnam is considering surgery. To say the least, the White Sox did not enter Friday night at maximum strength. Facing Toronto’s […]


South Side Mid-day 5: The benefits of success

1. Hitting being contagious, or a contagion, as Hawk would say, might not scan, but the White Sox certainly enjoyed some effecting of cascading success Wednesday. So brutal was their treatment of Gavin Floyd, Pat Venditte, Drew Storen, and Brett Cecil over the first two nights of action (and all season), that with Marco Estrada rolling […]


White Sox 4, Blue Jays 0: Sox offense picks up Jose Quintana

It’s a long season and there’s a lot of ghosts the White Sox will need to exorcise over the course of the year, and Wednesday night they set about rescuing Jose Quintana from a sure no decision. 1. Quintana was not at his very sharpest, walking three and putting runners in scoring position in four […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays

South Side Morning 5: Chris Sale’s bizarre reign of terror

1. To date, we’ve had two starts of traditional-looking Chris Sale: one was a step away from greatness due to a command lapse and in the other he was just freezing cold. There has been one kitchen sink, 1,000 ways-to-kill-you masterpiece, and two starts where Sale has thrived with a couple of miles on his fastball tied behind […]