Philip Humber hopes to feel this good at the end of spring training.
The Chicago White Sox pitcher got into a good rhythm and threw more of his offspeed pitches, allowing two runs in three innings in a 10-6 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night in a split-squad game at Camelback Ranch. He struck out three and allowed three hits, including a solo home run by Juan Rivera.
Tyler Flowers of the White Sox and the Dodgers' Jerry Hairston Jr. and Cory Sullivan also homered. Sullivan hit a grand slam to cap a five-run ninth inning.
Humber, expected to pitch in the back of Chicago's rotation, was happy with his results in his second spring start. He went 9-9 with a 3.75 ERA in 2011 in his first full major-league season.
''If I can feel just like I feel right now. Honestly, I feel really strong,'' Humber said. ''I feel like I'm getting good downhill plane on the ball. I feel like I'm behind everything. I'm just going to stay in the p...