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Grab Some Bench:
Chicago White Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
Though it took longer than we may have hoped, the White Sox finally pulled off their first comfortable victory of the season in which they didn't have to fight and scrap until the very end to get the W. But the recipe for success was nothing new: a lot of pitching and a dash of power.
Our finesse south paw, Jose Quintana, brought his A-game for the second straight outing, as he pitched 6.2 scoreless innings in which he fanned 7 Jays' hitters.
After Quintana struggled in his first outing a couple weeks ago vs. the Mariners, many were worried that the rest of the league had caught up to our 2012 rookie sensation. But since then, he's tossed 14.2 scoreless innings through two starts, lowering his ERA to 2.55. He's continuing to look like the comfortable, confident pitcher that we saw last season and even more recently in Spring Training.
As we've been able to say more times than not, the bullpen again did its job. Jesse Crain struck out 2 hitters in his 1.1 innings of work (3.00 ERA), and Donnie Veal continued to look good (0.00 ERA) as he pitched a flawless 9th inning, looking good against righties, a task manager Robin Ventura doesn't present to him too often.
But the offense is what really gave us all a sigh of relief tonight, as the boys in black went 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
Tyler Flowers got things started off on the right foot in the 2nd inning with his 2-out, very long 2-run home run to right center field off of Toronto starter J.A. Happ. His suddenly new stance looks good so far, as he went 2-for-4 on the night.
The power continued in the top of the 6th inning when Alex Rios launched his 5th home run of the season, extending the team's lead to five runs.
It was also very nice to see the team's efforts in the top of the 7th inning, as they loaded the bases with nobody out and saw both Jeff Keppinger and Paul Konerko hit RBI sacrifice flies. So if the 3-for-7 line with RISP wasn't good enough for you, you should rest assured that the team was indeed extremely efficient with ducks on the pond.
All-in-all, it was a very nice game for us Sox faithful to watch as we got to take a deep breath for the first time in way too long and just enjoy some baseball.
The finale of the series should be a good one, as both team's aces will face off with the Sox trying to win the series before heading home. It's knuckleballer RA Dickey against Chris Sale at 7:07 PM EST from the Rogers Centre.
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MLB News: The Chicago White Sox recalled outfielder Jordan Danks from Triple-A Charlotte Wednesday. Developing a little pop as he enters his prime years, Danks is better known for his speed. Last season he batted .224 in 67 at bats while hitting one home run and stealing 3 bases.
Fantasy Ramifications: Barring injury, Danks will be a role player for the team so there is very little...
Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham underwent
surgery to repair the fractured hamate bone in his left hand, according to Dan
Hayes of CSN Chicago.
Beckham's surgery went "splendidly", expected to be six weeks. John Danks threw 71 pitches over 6 IP. He starts again Saturday. #WhiteSox
— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesCSN) April 16, 2013
Tyler Flowers hit a three-run homer and Jose Quintana pitched 6 2-3 innings to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 7-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.
Alex Rios also homered to back Quintana (1-0), who held the Blue Jays to five hits with two walks while striking out seven in his third start of the season.
J.A. Happ (2-1) allowed six hits, including two homers...
In wake of Gordon Beckham's injury, the White Sox called up called up reliever Duente Heath from AAA Charlotte last Friday to help eat up some innings with the bullpen being used heavily early on.
Just a handful of days later, with the staff now more rested, the team has sent Heath back down to Charlotte and called up lefty hitter and utility outfielder, Jordan Danks.
Chicago's Chris Sale bounced back from a career-worst performance.
But it wasn't enough to beat knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Dickey threw six shutout innings before leaving with soreness in his neck and back, Rajai Davis had two hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Sale and the White Sox 3-1 on Thursday.
Sale (1-2) allowed a career-high eight runs in his previous start on...
After losing second baseman Gordon Beckham last week, the Chicago White Sox suffered a further blow on Thursday night when left fielder Dayan Viciedo left the game with an oblique injury.
Daryl van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Viciedo hurt his left oblique swinging at a pitch from Esmil Rogers during the 3-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Viciedo was quick...
What an ugly but hard-fought win by the boys yesterday, let hope we can make it two wins today. Yesterdays win still has the Sox two and a half games out.
Jose Quintana has pitching duties to open the game today. Should make for another interesting outing.
Grab a coffee and let’s go to the first inning – I can’t find a VIDEO feed of the game so its game cast...
I grew up a massive Cubs fan, but there were two players on the White Sox who I couldn’t root against. The first was Robin Ventura and the second was The Big Hurt. There was something about Frank who reminded me of a slightly chubbier Bo Jackson which always kept me in his corner. Frank has just decided to put his 5,700-square-foot home in Libertyville on the market for...
The former head of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority filed a lawsuit Monday against White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf and former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson, claiming they conspired to fire her two years ago to stop her reforms at the public agency.
Perri Irmer, the agency's former executive director, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago. It claims Reinsdorf...
**Game one with the Blue Jays
Chicago Crew of Ken Harrelson and Steve Stone behind the mike today.
Tyler Greene make his first appearance in a White Sox grey since being picked up from Triple - A Charlotte, prior to this past Sunday’s series with the Indians due to not only Gordon Beckham but Angel Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list with back issues....
Dayan Viciedo doubled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Tuesday.
Paul Konerko hit a game-tying homer and scored three runs as the White Sox won for just the second time in eight games.
Matt Lindstrom (1-0) got one out for the win and Addison Reed finished for his fifth save in as many opportunities....
The Chicago White Sox's Jake Peavy delivered a masterful performance his last time out.
He's been plenty sharp against the Minnesota Twins of late, too.
With Peavy looking to build on his latest outing, the White Sox try to continue their recent success against the Twins as these AL Central rivals begin their season series with the first of three Friday night at U.S. Cellular...
The White Sox were unable to win the series against the Blue Jays, falling 3-1 today to earn a split against the team from north of the border. With that, our Palehose end the road trip with a less than stellar 3-7 record, and you can bet the house that Robin and the boys are more than happy to head back to the Southside.
Well, it certainly was an...