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Throughout last week’s struggles, which saw Chicago go 1-6 against Baltimore and Detroit, you heard many complaints about the first place White Sox from fans.
The most consistent of those complaints was about the starting rotation, which struggled mightily in all cases outside of spot starter Dylan Axelrod, who dazzled in Camden Yards.
The “Axe Man” has a 0.96 ERA in his wins so far in 2012. Credit: UC Irvine Sports
With just under a month left in the 2012 regular season, it’s strange that we’re discussing Axelrod and fellow spot starter Hector Santiago in such great detail for a team competing for a division title. But it’s looking like they’re both going to be important down the stretch.
There are numerous question marks about the White Sox rotation as we head into the heart of September:
John Danks is on the disabled list for the rest of the year (and has been since May).
Gavin Floyd is temporarily shelved and still experiencing soreness.
Many wonder if the workload for the lik...
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Catching a ball at a game has to be one of the greatest thrills a fan can have. I’m speaking out of assumption since I’ve never had the fortune of catching a ball at a game, but it sure looks awesome. Think about how lucky one has to be to even have the opportunity to catch a ball. Out of thousands of fans in attendance, the ball has to...
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For a guy that has been on four different teams in the past two seasons, Chicago White Sox outfielder DeWayne Wise sure has a knack for making the highlight reel.
Wise was brought in to pitch the 9th inning as his Sox were trailing the Minnesota Twins 18-8. He shut the Twins out with a double-play ground ball and a pop fly out.
His secret pitch? Well, it was also his only pitch...
Gordon Beckham hit a two-run homer and Hector Santiago won in his first major league start as the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Monday night.
After falling out of sole possession of first place in the AL Central on Sunday night following a 1-6 road trip and being swept by the Tigers, the White Sox won the first of a 10-game homestand. They moved a game up on...
The best part about this GIF is that veteran Paul Konerko is too ashamed to even look at young Chris Sale
Alex Rios homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs to lead the Chicago White Sox to their fourth straight victory, 6-2 over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
Rios hit a grand slam in the first inning and a two-run shot in the sixth to help extend Chicago's lead in the AL Central to 1 1/2 games over Detroit.
The Twins erupted for 18 runs against Chicago pitching Tuesday...
The Minnesota Twins have typically been a thorn in the Chicago White Sox's side, but not this year.
Back in sole possession of first place in the AL Central, the White Sox look to win their seventh straight at home over the Twins on Tuesday night.
Prior to this season, Chicago hadn't posted a winning season record against Minnesota since 2005, but a 4-2 victory Monday improved...
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2012 BANDAI OWNERS LEAGUE LASTINGS MILLEDGE
Mets COTW is back in town after 5 weeks in Japan, jet lagged as hell and raring to go.
While in Tokyo, I dropped 5,000 yen on Japanese baseball cards at an Akihabara hobby shop. All in the name of research, I assured my wife, as she cocked her head and arched an eyebrow or two.
The primary card set in Japan is called “Owners League”...