Found April 25, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Alejandro De Aza
Chicago White Sox
OAKLAND -- Yoenis Cespedes crushed a game-tying, two-run home run in the bottom of the 14th inning, and the Oakland A's rallied for a 5-4 victory Wednesday over the Chicago White Sox. After Cespedes homered off White Sox reliever Hector Santiago, the A's strung together singles by Seth Smith, Kurt Suzuki and Kila Ka'aihue, with Ka'aihue's bloop down the left field line scoring Smith with the winning run. White Sox designated hitter Paul Konerko hit his 400th career home run, a game-tying solo shot in the top of the ninth. The A's took a had taken 2-1 lead into the bottom of the ninth and brought in closer Grant Balfour, who was a perfect 5-for-5 in save opportunities. Konerko crushed Balfour's first pitch deep over the left field wall, knotting the score 2-2. Konerko became the fourth player in White Sox history to reach the milestone. He ranks 48th on baseball's all-time home run list, seven behind Duke Snider in 47th. The White Sox took a ...
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Jake Peavy has always been a favorite here. For one, his name has Maine roots. A peavy is a logging tool used to separate logs in the river or millponds. It was invented and named after a Peavy that lived right up here in northern Maine. Who knows if the pitcher from the Chicago White Sox has any ancestral connection to the inventor, but it is fun to speculate. Anyway, our man, Peavy...
The Chicago White Sox never could quite figure out how to win in Oakland.
Today’s game was a tutorial on how to lose a baseball game. As Hawk said during the 13th inning broadcast, this is the White Sox’ 18th game and it is the first one they’ve played badly. The Sox failed to execute on numerous occasions and just when it looked like they would prevail despite their missteps...
Gordon Beckham has not lived up to expectations. After being selected eighth overall by the Chicago White Sox in 2008, Beckham was expected to be one of the team’s future stars. And after a strong rookie season, it looked like Beckham might achieve that goal. Since then, however, Beckham was struggled mightily. For the 25-year-old, 2012 is a make-or-break year. The early signs...
I’ve talked a lot on Grab Some Bench and here on MSF about two of the “comeback kids” of the Chicago White Sox, Adam Dunn and Jake Peavy, but not so much about the third part of the trio, Alex Rios.
Now that Rios is one of the hottest hitters in baseball, it’s time to correct that.
Rios is red hot after a slow start to the season. Photo courtesy "UCinternational"...
This post originally appeared here at my personal blog, Primility.com.
This past Saturday, White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw the 21st perfect game in MLB history, much to my excitement as a rather dedicated fan of the Pale Hose.
Scott Merkin, who does a terrific job covering the White Sox beat for the team’s official website, took the opportunity tell the story of a trip Humber...
The White Sox head back to the Windy City from a solid road trip with a pair of milestones to celebrate alongside their home fans.
They nearly had one more win to take along, too.
With two of the American League's top pitching teams dueling it out for a third straight day, Kila Ka'aihue blooped a winning single in the 14th inning soon after Yoenis Cespedes' tying two...
Philip Humber does something tonight that only five pitchers since 1999 have done - start a game on the heels of a perfect game.
And if history teaches baseball bettors anything about the Perfect Game Hangover, it's that betting on that pitcher to have a quality start is a money-losing proposition.
In those five games, the next outing was a loss for the pitcher who was perfect...
Robin Ventura was a fiery player during his 17-year MLB career. But the now 44-year-old has changed up his approach and his attitude in his new gig as manager of the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox have gotten off to a 10-8 start to the season and Ventura looks to have full control of the clubhouse, something former manager Ozzie Guillen seemed unable to do in recent years. Ventura...
According to the raw neutrality of the win probability chart, the Seattle Mariners actually had a chance to win the game last Saturday:
But it did not know — nor did the players know — what day it was. A.J. Pierzynski did not realize the significance of that first pitch, sailing wide to his glove side. Philip Humber may have even felt a twinge of frustration...
Kila Ka'aihue blooped a winning single in the 14th inning soon after Yoenis Cespedes' tying two-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday.
Cespedes delivered his fifth homer of the season against Hector Santiago (0-1) after Chicago took the lead in the top half. Then Ka'aihue came through in a game that lasted 3 hours, 56...
The Monday Takeaway
If you had to bet on a team’s starting rotation to deliver a double-digit strikeout performance, a perfect game, and a shutout in separate outings within one turn, you might have gone with the Phillies, or the Angels, or the Rays. But the White Sox—with a rotation of John Danks, Jake Peavy, Gavin Floyd, Chris Sale, and Phil Humber? No way.
Yet, in the...
Jake Peavy has really looked like his former self so far this season, and the cherry on top of the sundae came last night against the A's. Peavy threw a complete game shutout against Oakland, allowing three hits and two walks, and striking out five hitters. He threw that shutout on just 107 pitches, too. Peavy has four quality starts in four attempts this season, and has a...
Since he threw the 21st perfect game in MLB history, the 3rd in White Sox lore, -Yes, that’s right the Sox have as many perfect games as any team in the MLB record books- Philip Humber has become a media sensation. The Sox starting pitcher is becoming bigger than curly fries.
Here is being interviewed by David Letterman, then reading a top ten list which is all about him.
CHICAGO - In his first start since tossing the 21st perfect game in Major League history last Saturday at Seattle, White Sox right-hander Philip Humber was anything but perfect Thursday as the Boston Red Sox won their fourth straight game 10-3. Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia feasted on Humber's pitching with a pair of home runs, while teammate Kevin Youkilis had three...
I was all set to laud White Sox Paul Konerko for his 400th home run, which tied the game at 2 against the A’s in the ninth inning of yesterday’s game in Oakland. Then Yoenis happened. The power-packed and maybe 26-year-old Cuban rook brought the Oakland Athletics back from a 4-2 deficit in the 14th [...]