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The Chicago White Sox had won eight of their last nine games and things were looking up. But then the road trip happened. Since heading into Boston on August 30th, the Sox have dropped seven in a row.
Poor run support is mostly to blame, but a few mediocre pitching performances did not help the cause. Only Chris Sale, rookie Erik Johnson, and Jose Quintana have turned in quality starts in the Sox’ last seven games.
The White Sox have decided to go with a 6-man rotation to finish out the season. This is a smart move because it allows them to further evaluate the aforementioned Erik Johnson and other options at starting pitcher. Johnson has had success across two minor league levels this season. He was considered Chicago’s top pitching prospect at the start of the year.
Not everyone is at fault for the Sox offensive struggles. Avisail Garcia and Dayan Viciedo have put up respectable numbers as the rest of the team has faltered. Viciedo, however, has sat three games of this road trip w...
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Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers has struggled immensely this season. For this reason, it's not surprising to hear that he's been dealing with shoulder issues over the last year. As a result of the lingering ailment, Flowers underwent exploratory surgery to attempt to reveal the cause of the injury, according to Todd Karpovich of MLB.com.
Flowers initially injured...
Despite the White Sox' eight-game losing streak, we're doing what we can to find positives with this ball club. One has been new reliever Jake Petricka.
As we discussed in early August and here when he was called up, the 25 year-old former minor league starter has a decent shot at a set-up role with the 2014 White Sox. And so far, he's been pretty much as...
The Chicago White Sox have endured 83 defeats this season, and now it's gotten to the point where it's difficult to distinguish one loss from another.
Jose Quintana gave up three home runs and the White Sox fell to the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Thursday night, extending their skid to seven games.
Dayan Viciedo had two singles for the White Sox, who went 0-3 in Boston and dropped...
The Chicago White Sox had just dropped their eighth straight game to fall deeper into the AL Central cellar, and someone asked manager Robin Ventura if his players might be putting too much pressure on themselves to win.
''I don't think they're pressing,'' Ventura said after a 4-0 loss to Baltimore on Friday night. ''It's just the way it is. I...
The Chicago White Sox were hoping for one last magic act from closer Addison Reed. It just didn't work out.
The end of this show left them shaking their heads once again.
Reed yielded Matt Wieters' game-ending, two-run single in the 10th inning, sending Chicago to a 4-3 loss at the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.
It was the ninth consecutive loss for the White Sox, who...
Bats break at baseball games all of the time — but few of the incidents are as scary as this video shows.
The fans at Yankee Stadium had to take cover as Dayan Viciedo's bat shatters and flies into the stands during Wednesday night's game between the Yankees and White Sox. Luckily, a Plexiglas barrier separated them from the frighteningly sharp dagger and sword made of...