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Chicago White Sox continued their offensive woes while scoring only four runs in a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Josh Phegley was called up from Triple-A Charlotte to help bolster the struggling Sox offense. Phegley drove in three of the White Sox four runs during the Tampa Bay series including a solo home run on Sunday which was the Sox lone run.
Can Josh Phegley seize control of the White Sox catching job?
If Phegley continues to show an ability to drive in runs, expect to see him in the lineup more often than Tyler Flowers, who has struggled at the plate with a .205 batting average and eight home runs this season.
During this series, the White Sox left 19 runners on base and went 4-for-18 with runners in scoring position as a team. Three of the four hits came in game one on Friday, where the Sox scored three runs but gave up eight.
The White Sox also continue to squander quality pitching performances as seen on Saturday, by Chris Sale, and Sunday, by John Danks. Chris Sale pitched seven innings on Saturday while only giving up three runs (two earned), yet the Sox were stymied by Matt Moore who earned his 12th win of the season. Sale, on the other hand, saw his record drop to 5-8.
John Danks saw himself as the hard luck loser on Sunday after giving up three earned runs on Sunday, while his offense squandered eight hits to score once on the previously mentioned home run by Phegley.
Runs have been so hard for the White Sox to come by that they rank 29th in the majors with 312 and 29th in RBIs only ahead of the lowly Miami Marlins in both categories. Maybe Phegley can help these overall numbers but he’s not going to be able to do it by himself and time is running out for many other Sox players as the non-waiver trade deadline looms at the end of July.
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The Chicago White Sox lost catcher Josh Phegley during
yesterday’s contest against the Philadelphia Phillies after he took a foul ball
from Kevin Frandsen off his right index finger. While X-rays came back
negative, manager Robin Ventura told Scott Merkin of MLB.com that the injury “didn’t
After taking the foul ball off his hand, Phegley shook his...
Team: Chicago White Sox
Record: 37-55 (14 GB)
Biggest Surprise of 1st Half :
For biggest surprise I was going to put a bunch of negative things however there were a couple positives let’s talk about them. Pitcher Chris Sale has been as good as advertised and followed up his solid 2012 with another great year. He only has six wins to show forward however with an ERA of 2...
Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko says that he has already had his All-Star break, so the next four days are work days. MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports that Konerko will use the break to prepare for his Minor League rehab assignment scheduled for Thursday, July 18.
Konerko will join the Double-A Birmingham Barons Thursday for a four-game series that will take him...
After yesterday’s afternoon loss in Philadelphia, the White Sox made a small roster move, optioning relief pitcher Simon Castro to AAA Charlotte. With the team’s next game not coming until Friday because of the All-Star break, the Sox have a couple of days to announce a corresponding move.
Castro, who had recently been converted to a reliever before being called up...
The Chicago White Sox held second baseman Gordon Beckham out
of yesterday’s first-half finale against the Philadelphia Phillies. After
Beckham suffered a left thigh bruise during the second game of Saturday’s
double-header versus the Phillies, manager Robin Ventura told reporters – including
Scott Merkin of MLB.com – that there was little chance the second baseman would...
The Chicago White Sox are heading into the All-Star Break with their worst record since 1989. The team has been tough to watch, and the next four days off gives the players and fans time to forget about the first half.
The most important days for the White Sox will be the few weeks that end July, as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches. Reliever Matt Thornton was traded to Boston...
Following one rehab start for the Double-A Birmingham Barons, Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy is preparing to return the Sox next weekend, says MLB.com's Scott Merkin. Peavy threw 90 pitches over five innings on Sunday. He reported no issues with the rib that is healing from a fracture, and he appears ready to return when the White Sox host the Atlanta Braves coming out...
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Paul Konerko will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Birmingham on Thursday.
A lower back strain forced the veteran first basemen to the disabled list at the beginning of the month.
If all goes well for Konerko he could be activated on July 22. On the season Konerko was hitting .249/.314/.368 with 7 home runs and 30 RBI in 67 games...
Outfielder Dewayne Wise won't be rejoining the Chicago White Sox soon.
Wise suffered a right hamstring strain during his second minor league rehabilitation stint at Triple-A Charlotte and has return to the Sox until he can be healthy enough to start another assignment.
Wise hasn't played for the Sox since May 29 because of the hamstring injury. He started a minor league...
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The Chicago White Sox had planned to activate Dewayne Wise after the All-Star break but the he has suffered another strain in his right hamstring.
Wise, 35, began his most recent rehab assignment on July 6 after suffering a rib injury in June.
In 30 games for the White Sox this season the outfielder was hitting .234 with one home...
Game one was cancelled Friday night due to rain and moved to Saturday, turning a double play of sorts.
*White Sox - 5, Phillies – 4
Pitching Staff – John Danks, Matt Lindstrom, Donnie Veal, Nate Jones, Ramon Troncoso, Addison Reed
Playing Staff – De Aza, Ramirez, Rios, Dunn, Viciedo, Gillaspie, Morel, Wells, Tekotte, Phegley, Beckham, Keppinger...
The White Sox lost their final game of the season by a score of 4 – 3 in 10 innings. It was the first time all season that a series went extra inning in all the games in the series. There where lots of positives but it was also head breaking to watch at times.
We got out of the Detroit series with NO ERRORS which was great. Right now any game with out errors is a real...
After a rain out Friday night in the city of brotherly love, the White Sox and Phillies played two on a very hot Saturday in Philadelphia.
The first game started off well for the White Sox for the most part, including more life out of the offense. Weird, I know.
After getting out to a quick 2-0 deficit, the squad bounced back in the fifth inning. After Josh Phegley...
The Phillies and White Sox played a total of 24 innings of baseball between yesterday afternoon and early this morning. On a Saturday that provided a twin bill, the Phils and Sox took both games into extras. Chicago took the first in 11, but the Phillies struck back later in...
Philadelphia Phillies (47-48) vs Chicago White Sox (37-54)
Cole Hamels (4-11, 4.17) v. Jose Quintana (4-2, 3.67)
TIME: 1:35, Citizens Bank Park
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The Phillies will try for .500 today after splitting the double header with the White Sox yesterday. The two teams played 24 innings of baseball, and both games were nearly four hours each....