Found April 28, 2013 on Grab Some Bench:
Although the White Sox have lost more than they've won so far in 2013, most of the games they've dropped have been awfully close. Unfortunately, that was not the case on Saturday night against Tampa Bay, who defeated the Sox 10-4. The game got off to a bad start quickly, as Ben Zobrist homered home Matt Joyce, who Sox' starter Gavin Floyd had walked, in the top of the first inning. Although Floyd did cool down after that, he was pulled in the third inning after expressing discomfort on the mound. The injury was later diagnosed as a strained flexor in his right elbow, an injury that put him on the disabled list briefly in 2012. Most are expecting that Floyd will indeed land on the 15-day DL once again, as the injuries continue to pile up. If that's the case, we will take an in-depth look at exactly what it means for the team going forward. So with Floyd leaving early in the game, it was up to the bullpen to give the offense a shot to get the team another win. Unfortunately, they too struggled mightily, as you can see with the final pitching lines ... The offense wasn't anemic Saturday night, but it certainly wasn't as potent as Tampa's. Rays' starter Matt Moore did a great job taming the Sox, as he improves to 5-0 with a 1.13 ERA so far on the young season. Obviously, getting beaten by him is nothing the team should hang their heads to. However, Adam Dunn did hit his fifth home run of the season as he continues to look better at the plate, which is instrumental to the team's offense going forward. Alexei Ramirez and Conor Gillaspie each went 2-for-4 with an RBI, as they continue to be some of the most consistent pieces to the team's lineup. BOX SCORE  -  PLAY-BY-PLAY  -  VIDEO    

Floyd leaves start with muscle strain in right arm

White Sox starting pitcher Gavin Floyd has left Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning with a flexor muscle strain in his right arm. Floyd threw a first-pitch strike to Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria with two outs in the third. A trainer and manager Robin Ventura then immediately came out of the dugout to check the right-hander. Hector Santiago replaced...

Chicago White Sox Recall Pitcher Deunte Heath

The Chicago White Sox have recalled right handed starting pitcher Deunte Heath from Triple-A Charlotte to take Gavin Floyd‘s spot on the roster. The starting pitcher was plased on the disabled list with a flexor muscle strain in his right elbow. Hector Santiago will be replacing Floyd in the rotation but Heath is the lucky beneficiary of being added to the major league roster....

John Danks set to make first rehab start Thursday

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You could double Adam Dunn‘s batting average this season, and he still wouldn’t come close to hitting .400. That didn’t stop the slugger from sounding off on players attempting to reach that plateau, though. Dunn, who enters Saturday hitting .128, seems to think that the reporting of batting averages has the potential to impact players mentally. “I’m telling you, if people...

Chicago White Sox Option Outfielder Blake Tekotte

The Chicago White Sox have optioned outfielder Blake Tekotte to Triple-A Charlotte. Appearing in three games, he played left field, right field and center field in the brief stint. He has a good shot at making it back to the parent club later this summer. The post Chicago White Sox Option Outfielder Blake Tekotte appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports...

Price rips umpire on Twitter after game

Rays ace David Price has never been known as a hot-headed hurler. But all that changed Sunday after he faced the White Sox. The defending AL Cy Young winner pitched well, allowing three earned runs and striking out nine in seven innings to earn his first win of the season , 8-3 in Chicago. But despite the sparkling outing, Price was none too pleased with home-plate umpire Tom Hallion...

Report: MLB investigating Price, Hallion incident

Major League Baseball is investigating an incident between Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price and umpire Tom Hallion, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting.To recap: Price accused Hallion, 56, of cursing at him following Prices final out of an eventual 8-3 Tampa Bay Rays victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.According to Price, Hallion, then at home plate, told him to throw...

During self photo, Rays reporter nearly hit by ball

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Game TWO with the Rays

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Kelly Nash, Tampa Bay Rays sideline reporter, nearly missed a ball to the face

This happened to Kelly Nash is the new Tampa Bay Rays sideline reporter as she took a self photo: “Producer Art Dryce had called out ‘heads up!’ a few times while I was taking pictures around... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

White Sox 5, Rays 4

Jake Peavy pitched well into the seventh and the White Sox supported him with three homers to rally from a three-run deficit and beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Friday night. Peavy (3-1) gave up home runs to Matt Joyce and Evan Longoria and fell behind 3-0 in the fourth, but the White Sox overpowered Rays starter Roberto Hernandez (1-4) for their first three-game winning streak of the...

Rays 8, White Sox 3

David Price struck out nine in winning for first time this season, Ben Zobrist hit a go-ahead RBI single in a three-run eighth spurred by Alex Rios' error and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Sunday. The 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings. The Rays lost all five of Price's five previous starts this year and...

April 26: White Sox 5, Rays 4

The White Sox pulled out another close victory on Friday night, bouncing Tampa Bay 5-4. Our Palehose have now won three straight, the longest win streak of the year. Let’s take a look at some of the game’s key elements.   UNLIKELY HEROES Hector Gimenez, Tyler Greene (pictured above, H/T, and Conor Gillaspie. If I asked you who those three guys...

Yankees to sign Hideki Matsui

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