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After Friday's rain out, the White Sox got their series started at home against the Minnesota Twins Saturday afternoon, but unfortunately it was a familiar sight for 2013 Sox followers.
It was yet another pitcher's duel, as both Jake Peavy and Vance Worley brought their A-games.
Both pitchers went 7 innings, allowing only one run before handing it over to their respective bullpens. After Alejandro De Aza led off the game with a home run for the south siders, the Sox couldn't produce anything at all.
The most trouble came from the team's 2, 3, and 4 hitters going a combined 0-for-12 with five strikeouts. Although we can't complain about what Alex Rios (.328) has done for us this year, Jeff Keppinger (.159) and Adam Dunn (.098) continue to be huge problem areas for the ball club.
But after the bullpen (Lindstrom, Veal, Jones, Crain, Thornton) scrapped together two scoreless innings, the teams headed into extra innings as the Sox hoped to escape with yet another close victory.
But then in the top of the 10th inning, another familiar problem area for the 2013 Sox came about. With one out and a runner on 2nd base, Alexei Ramirez committed a throwing error that allowed the game-winning run to score for the Twins. Although we've all been fairly confident that this team would be able to field well, since they were so great defensively a year ago, it's starting to look more and more like this will be a recurring issue throughout the season.
The Sox are pitching well overall - that's for sure. But you can't not hit or field and expect to win ball games ... the Sox are going to have to start doing at least one of the two well, or this season could get out of hand by the time summer rolls around.
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The Chicago White Sox fell to the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Sunday afternoon. This loss was their third in a row and gives them sole possession of last place in the AL Central.
Despite losing his first three starts, Gavin Floyd seemed to finally find his groove against the Twins. He only gave up three hits over six innings with the only earned run coming off a bases loaded walk. Sadly...
MLB News: The Chicago White Sox recalled Blake Tekotte on Sunday from Triple-A Charlotte. Helping fill the roster void created when Dayan Viciedo went on the disabled list, he is expected to take spot turns and offer bench depth.
Fantasy Ramifications: Tekotte holds no true fantasy baseball value. Not only is he not a starter int he majors, he isn’t even the main reserve. Look...
Joe Mauer has been locked in at the plate lately for the Minnesota Twins.
Given his history against Chicago White Sox scheduled starter Gavin Floyd, he seems to be in good shape to extend his hitting streak to 11 games Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.
After Friday's series opener was postponed because of cold and windy conditions, the Twins (7-7) won 2-1 in 10 innings Saturday...
The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder Dayan Viciedo
on the disabled list with a strained left oblique, the team has announced.
Viciedo suffered his injury earlier this week while swinging
and missing at a pitch. He was in such pain, that he fell to one knee before
ultimately being removed from the contest. After the game, he told reporters
that it hurt when he...
After an off season in which there was much talk about how well the White Sox do staying healthy - exponentially more so than most MLB teams - that good fortune has not been the case early on in 2013, as Dayan Viciedo becomes the fifth member of the squad to hit the disabled list.
When he was hitting this past Thursday in Toronto, Viciedo strained his oblique with one...
For Josh Willingham, that flub in the fourth was an eternity ago when he came to the plate in a big spot for the Minnesota Twins.
It was just about coming up with another clutch hit.
Willingham atoned for an earlier misplay with a tiebreaking three-run double in Minnesota's four-run seventh inning, leading the Twins to a 5-3 victory over the slumping Chicago White Sox on Sunday...
Adam Dunn was hitting .098 in 61 at bats for the Chicago White Sox this season. Then he went 1-4 with you guessed it a homer and three strikeouts in a 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins. So going 1-4 “raised” his batting average to .108. This is what $15,000,000 a season gets you. This is what Adam Dunn is, White Sox people.
Move over Jaime Navarro, I think we have a worst all time...
The White Sox were scheduled to start a three-game weekend series against the division foe Minnesota Twins on Friday before the game got postponed until a later date (likely August).
Still, a two-game series will kick off at US Cellular Field on Saturday.
The opener of the series and the ten game homestand will see Jake Peavy (2-1, 3.93 ERA) taking...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have pre-emptively postponed their game against the Miami Marlins, due to approaching inclement weather.
The Twins announced almost seven hours before the scheduled start time on Monday that they'll play the Marlins instead on Tuesday night as the second half of a split doubleheader. The two teams already were slated to play on Tuesday...
Struggling a little here to get woke up to bring you this game. It was a heartbreaking loss in extra innings yesterday, so lets hope the boys have put it behind them and we can get a win today. Fingers crossed we can get a video feed today. As far as I know it’s still Gavin Floyd with the pass to the mound today.
A year ago today Philip Humber threw the...
Cleveland Indians (7-10) at Chicago White Sox (7-11)
Series 7, Games 18, 19 and 20
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago: 0.827*, Extreme pitchers park.
The Indians will play the White Sox for the second series this season. The first series was very entertaining and I expect this one to be the same.
Slugger Adam Dunn has certainly...
The White Sox limp into this series with Cleveland having lost four straight and nine of their last twelve, including two of three to the Tribe. The Indians meanwhile snapped a five game losing streak by winning a pair of games against Houston over the weekend. Both teams have struggled overall this year and sit at the bottom of the AL Central.
You will find dugout notes during the home stands when the boys are at The Cell. Road trip notes as we travel. Just a reminder that I will not be with you for the game on ANZAC Day but there will be a Dugout Notes later in the day.
**Game One with the Minnesota Twins
The opening game of the series was postponed due to extreme cold and rain. Make up date is yet to be announced...
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...
Due to high winds and extreme cold the opening game against the Minnesota Twins has been CANCELLED.
I think it will do us some good to have that extra day to rest. Be at home in familiar surrounds.
I am off to do some writing and knitting and will see you at 4:35am Australia time for game two in this series. If I get any more information I will get it on to you as...