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Cesar Ramos had looked good in racing through the first four innings against the White Sox on a frigid Saturday night.
But things got a little hot in the fifth, when a couple of walks and a single loaded the bases and Chicago's top hitter, Jose Abreu, the slugging rookie who did in the Rays the night before, was headed to the plate.
Manager Joe Maddon hadn't shown much faith previously in Ramos, the lefty who was making his third start since joining the rotation. And he had reliever Brandon Gomes, a righty who would match up better with Abreu, at the ready.
But Maddon — for several reasons — gave Ramos the chance, and the pitcher proved him right by getting Abreu to ground out, the key moment in a 4-0 victory that the Rays badly needed.
"It was one of those things I didn't want to get too smart with," Maddon said. "I just put the seat belt on right there."
First, the Rays are counting on Ramos, who took the place of injured Matt Moore, so leaving...
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Cesar Ramos and two relievers combined to five-hit the Chicago White Sox in a 4-0 win by the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
Ramos (1-1) gave up all five hits over five innings in his first scoreless start of the season. He started in place of Matt Moore, who had Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.
James Loney had three hits for the Rays, who snapped a three-game losing...
Many fantasy baseball games come down to the wire. Whether it’s a points or roto league, many matchups are decided on Sunday nights. In this article, I’m going to highlight some pitchers that could give their team a win this week.
Let’s start with the points league. In my opinion, streaming in a points league is easier than in a roto league. As long as a pitcher doesn’t do...
The White Sox have a record of 13-13 and they’ve gotten a hot start from Jose Abreu, who has set the MLB record for most HRs and RBIs in April as a rookie. The question mark since the start of the season has been the pitching. To me, the problem has been offseason acquisition Felipe Paulino.
Paulino has been on the DL since April 19 but before then, he was getting hammered by his...
After more than 100 minor league starts, eight years in the minors and two surgeries, the road to the majors was anything but easy for 29-year-old starting pitcher Scott Carroll.
But on Sunday, his dream was finally realized when he went 7 1/3 innings and allowed just one earned run as he led the Chicago White Sox past David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 in his major league debut...
The White Sox are looking to improve their one weakness this season, pitching. RHP Scotty Carroll’s contract was purchased prior to Game 3 of a four game series against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound righty, who has four starts with AAA Charlotte this season, has gone 3-1 with a 1.57 ERA (4 ER/23.0 IP), 13 strikeouts and a .228 (18-79) opponents BA. Carroll was also...
The Chicago White Sox have relied heavily on a high-scoring offense in the early stages of the season while the majority of their pitching staff continues to struggle.
John Danks has been one of the exceptions.
Danks seeks another solid outing Saturday to help the White Sox deal the visiting Tampa Bay Rays a fourth straight defeat.
Chicago (12-12), which leads the majors with 134...
The recent influx of Cuban prospects making the jump over to Major League Baseball has resulted in something of a mixed bag for some teams (See the Chicago Cubs and Jorge Soler), but some have not only risen to the expectations set forth when the signed eight figure deals with big league clubs, they’ve surpassed them. Jose Abreu is living proof of that through the first month of...
Two years ago, Scott Carroll underwent Tommy John surgery, made a comedic YouTube video, and was coming off a season for Cincinnati’s AAA affiliate where he finished with a 5.39 ERA. Set to turn 27, the big leagues were starting to seem like a pipe dream.
Fast forward to April 27, 2014. Carroll’s on the mound for his first major league start against the Tampa Bay Rays. Just...
Chicago White Sox Baseball — The Chicago White Sox finished week 4 with some more help from their rookies. It was a pretty good week for the south side, especially if you like Yogi Bombs. Here’s a look behind the scenes:
April 21st – April 28th (Week 4) Record – 4-3
Overall Record (As of 4/28): 13-13, 3rd place in AL Central, 1.5 GB Tigers
Jose Abreu’s Walk-Off Grand Slam...
((mlb.com))Boom!Rookie Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox has some serious power.9 Homeruns in his first month with the big club in April.None bigger than the one he hit Friday night.Abreu took the plate against Tampa Bay Rays closer Grant Balfour with his team trailing 6-5 in the bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded, down in the count with a strike..MLB.com has the video of the rest...
The usage of pine tar, not surprisingly, currently is a pretty hot topic in baseball, in light of New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda’s 10-game suspension stemming from his egregious use of the substance in a game earlier this week against the Boston Red Sox. Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, as quirky of a […] The post Joe Maddon drops fantastic pot reference when tweeting...
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We’re a month of the way through the 2014 MLB season and we finally have a Hawk Harrelson walk-off call to feature… but it’s for a Chicago White Sox victory?!? What in the world is going on here?
Yes, the White Sox are actually winning games so far in 2014 and Friday night’s victory came on a 9th inning grand slam by Jose Abreu.
That walk-off success led Hawk to give some...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Tuesday, April 29 @ 7:10 PM
Erik Bedard, LHP (0-1, 7.45) vs John Lackey, RHP (3-2, 4.22)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Wednesday, April 30 @ 7:10 PM
Chris Archer, RHP (2-1, 4.11) vs Felix Doubront, LHP (1-3, 6.00)
TV: NESN, ESPN, WatchESPN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...
The White Sox slugger breaks rookie records, plus other action from this weekend and what to watch today.