Found July 23, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Chris Sale
TEAMS: Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox look to be re-energized after four days off due to the All-Star festivities.  The weekend series against the Atlanta Braves gave many White Sox fans something to cheer about as the bats came out of hibernation.  The club took two out of three from the NL East leading Braves. Jake Peavy was terrific in his start against Atlanta on Saturday. It is just one series, but it begs the question of how far away the White Sox really are.  When the offense scores runs, their is no doubt the Sox are as good as any team in baseball.  Even a middle-of-the-road offensive club, the White Sox can have great success.  Due to the Sox outstanding starting pitching staff, there is no reason to think that they couldn’t contend in a very mediocre AL Central. Jake Peavy had a happy return from the disabled list and received a victory on Saturday from a great offensive explosion by the White Sox.  The Sox scored ten runs on thirteen hits, the big blast coming from Alex Rios in the third inning.  Rios hit, an estimated, 419 foot grand slam that gave the Sox the lead permanently in the game. On Sunday the White Sox received another strong pitching performance from Jose Quintana who surrendered 9 hits over five and two-thirds of an inning, but received unusual stellar play from his defense.  Quintana ended up only surrendering one run and the Sox pen held down the Braves for the rest of the game giving the Sox a 3-1 victory and a much needed series win coming out of the All-Star break. In the week ahead the Sox will have 7 straight home games, four against the Detroit Tigers and three against the Kansas City Royals.  Monday night’s pitching match-up will be very interesting as the Sox send Chris Sale to the mound against the Tiger’s Max Scherzer and his thirteen victories.  Later in the week Jake Peavy could be making his last start with the Sox on Thursday as he pitches against Justin Verlander in an interesting match up of power arms.

White Sox expect Paul Konerko back today

Over the weekend, Chicago White Sox first baseman and designated hitter Paul Konerko completed his three-game rehab assignment with the team's Double-A affiliate. He rejoined the club in Chicago yesterday, and the White Sox expect to have Konerko back in the lineup for today's series opener against the Detroit Tigers, according to Scott Merkin of The White Sox...

White Sox's Jesse Crain could return this weekend

Chicago White Sox reliever Jesse Crain threw 33 pitches in a bullpen session Monday and could return from the disabled list a few days before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. .@JesseCrain will throw off the mound today & tomorrow in side sessions. He hopes to be back pitching with the club Sunday or Monday. — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 23, 2013 Crain, who...

Scouts flocking to watch White Sox

Scouts are well aware White Sox starter Jake Peavy will pitch Thursday in what appears more than likely as a showcase outing against the Tigers who beat them 6-2 Tuesday night. And some of those evaluators for pitching-thirsty teams likely will stay through the weekend thanks to a sudden development. Reliever Jesse Crain whom manager Robin Ventura wanted to make at least one minor...

Diamondbacks to scout Jake Peavy this week?

No matter how many teams we keep hearing from the local media that the Diamondbacks have no interest in Jake Peavy, the rumor just won’t die. The latest report, from the Chicago Tribune, claims the Diamondbacks will scout Peavy’s Thursday start against the Tigers.

Gordon Beckham's strained wrist will 'take a little bit of time'

White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham sat out Sunday's game against the Braves, saying he started experiencing discomfort in his left wrist before batting practice Friday. Beckham had the hamate bone in his left hand removed in April. "I played with it taped up the last two days and it felt OK, but it just … wasn't right," Beckham said. "The doctor looked...

The High Asking Price For Alexei Ramirez

We’ve heard the Pittsburgh Pirates loosely linked to Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez this year. Today, Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune (via MLBTR) said that the White Sox turned down a trade offer from the Cardinals which would have sent right-hander Carlos Martinez to the White Sox for Ramirez. Baseball America had Martinez as the 24th best prospect in the game...

Sox's Paul Konerko reinstated from DL

Paul Konerko was reinstated from the 15-day disabled and will be on the Chicago White Sox's 25-man roster Monday night when they face Detroit and 13-game winner Max Scherzer. Konerko, 37, was recovering from a lower back strain. He was 4-for-10 (.400) during a minor league rehabilitation assignment for Double-A Birmingham. Konerko is batting .249 with nine doubles, seven home...

Screengrab Snafu: 1 person attended Tigers-White Sox last night

And you thought the Florida Marlins had attendance woes!  Over at CBS Sports the official box score of the Tigers-White Sox game at Comiskey Park in Chicago last night had a listed attendance of 1.   Surely all the other White Sox fans stayed home so they could watch the television broadcast with Hawk Harrelson, right? H/T MaxFlipper

Game Two with Detroit

Morning Kids, Hope everyone is OK,  It’s game two with Detroit and Hector Santiago is on the mound today. Grab a coffee and let’s go to the first ***First Inning Error charged to Adam Dunn *0 – 0 Detroit - (single to right)(Walk)(struck out)(ground out to second) White Sox - De Aza(flied out to center) Ramirez(lined out to third), Rios(infield single)(stole second...

Ramirez, Peavy boost trade hopes for White Sox

Red-hot right-hander Matt Garza was close to going to the Rangers in a sizable deal Friday before a snag set the sides back, and word now is that the Cubs are looking at other possible landing spots as well for Garza, who is 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA over his last six starts and presumably coveted in a very thin pitchers' market. While Garza, who pitches again Monday for the Cubs...

Braves Look to Rebound Against Mets

The Braves really blew it in the Windy City. The Chicago White Sox (39-56) proved too much for the National League East division leaders over the weekend, despite a promising start to the series for Atlanta. Game one personified the White Sox season thus far. In the fifth inning in a tie game, Alex Rios [...]

Red Sox will have scout in place to watch Jake Peavy on Thursday

The Red Sox will be represented for Jake Peavy's scheduled start on Thursday in Chicago against the Tigers. A baseball source told that the Red Sox wanted to see the White Sox right-hander pitch again after coming off the disabled list. Peavy made his first start since June 4 on Sunday tossing six innings against the Braves. He allowed four runs two earned. Peavy...

Red Sox will have scout in Chicago for Peavy, Jesse Crain

AP Photo/Reed Saxon Conor Frederick Contributing Writer According to, the Red Sox will have scouts at Chicago White Sox starter Jake Peavy's start on Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. This is only his second start since June 4th, as he has been out with a rib fracture, according to MassLive. The Red Sox will also want to see reliever Jessie Crain pitch, as...

Report: Boston Red Sox to scout White Sox P Jake Peavy

With the Major League Baseball trade deadline exactly one week away, the Boston Red Sox are stepping up their efforts to acquire some additional pitching for the stretch run. According to multiple reports, Boston will be sending a scout once again to watch Chicago White Sox starter Jake Peavy. Peavy, who is a three time All-Star, has been on the Red Sox radar for the past few weeks...

Tigers-White Sox Preview

Last week's All-Star game provided thrilling moments for Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer and Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, though that may be all the two have in common as they prepare to take the hill for their respective clubs Monday night in Chicago. Detroit's offense has provided Scherzer (13-1, 3.19 ERA) with a major league-best 7.29 run-support average, and...
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