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Pro Sports Daily:
First-year manager Robin Ventura has made it a point to do whatever he can to protect
certain players from themselves, and that started in the spring with Jake Peavy, and
making sure the often injured pitcher was brought along slowly, no matter what Peavy told
them. That also included Adam Dunn, and was on further display in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to
Oakland. Yes, Dunn struck out to end the game against the Athletics, but did so as a
pinch-hitter, brought off the bench in the ninth. The reason Dunn was sitting? Ventura doesn't want the left-handed hitter to be exposed
by left-handed pitchers like he was last season, and with Oakland starter Tommy Milone on
the hill, it meant Dunn was on the bench until late in the game. "Obviously I'm doing something against them that's not working," Dunn said. "I feel
fine in the box, but when I do get a pitch to hit, I miss it. Probably pulling off a
little bit against the lefty." "A l...
BEST OF MAXIM
Jake Peavy has always been a favorite here. For one, his name has Maine roots. A peavy is a logging tool used to separate logs in the river or millponds. It was invented and named after a Peavy that lived right up here in northern Maine. Who knows if the pitcher from the Chicago White Sox has any ancestral connection to the inventor, but it is fun to speculate. Anyway, our man, Peavy...
I’ve talked a lot on Grab Some Bench and here on MSF about two of the “comeback kids” of the Chicago White Sox, Adam Dunn and Jake Peavy, but not so much about the third part of the trio, Alex Rios.
Now that Rios is one of the hottest hitters in baseball, it’s time to correct that.
Rios is red hot after a slow start to the season. Photo courtesy "UCinternational"...
Jake Peavy pitched a three-hitter, Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko hit back-to-back homers and the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory.
Two days after teammate Phil Humber pitched the 21st perfect game in major league history, Peavy allowed only a leadoff single to Jemile Weeks in the fourth inning, a double to Yoenis Cespedes...
This post originally appeared here at my personal blog, Primility.com.
This past Saturday, White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw the 21st perfect game in MLB history, much to my excitement as a rather dedicated fan of the Pale Hose.
Scott Merkin, who does a terrific job covering the White Sox beat for the team’s official website, took the opportunity tell the story of a trip Humber...
The White Sox head back to the Windy City from a solid road trip with a pair of milestones to celebrate alongside their home fans.
They nearly had one more win to take along, too.
With two of the American League's top pitching teams dueling it out for a third straight day, Kila Ka'aihue blooped a winning single in the 14th inning soon after Yoenis Cespedes' tying two...
Philip Humber does something tonight that only five pitchers since 1999 have done - start a game on the heels of a perfect game.
And if history teaches baseball bettors anything about the Perfect Game Hangover, it's that betting on that pitcher to have a quality start is a money-losing proposition.
In those five games, the next outing was a loss for the pitcher who was perfect...
The Chicago White Sox roll into town to take on the Oakland A's starting Monday night for a three-game set. The White Sox arrive riding the momentum of a perfect game and a three-game sweep, while the A's are trying to shake of the disappointment of losing two-of-three to Cleveland. Chris Biderman previews the series inside...
According to the raw neutrality of the win probability chart, the Seattle Mariners actually had a chance to win the game last Saturday:
But it did not know — nor did the players know — what day it was. A.J. Pierzynski did not realize the significance of that first pitch, sailing wide to his glove side. Philip Humber may have even felt a twinge of frustration...
Kila Ka'aihue blooped a winning single in the 14th inning soon after Yoenis Cespedes' tying two-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday.
Cespedes delivered his fifth homer of the season against Hector Santiago (0-1) after Chicago took the lead in the top half. Then Ka'aihue came through in a game that lasted 3 hours, 56...
OAKLAND -- Yoenis Cespedes crushed a game-tying, two-run home run in the bottom of the 14th inning, and the Oakland A's rallied for a 5-4 victory Wednesday over the Chicago White Sox. After Cespedes homered off White Sox reliever Hector Santiago, the A's strung together singles by Seth Smith, Kurt Suzuki and Kila Ka'aihue, with Ka'aihue's bloop down the left...
The Monday Takeaway
If you had to bet on a team’s starting rotation to deliver a double-digit strikeout performance, a perfect game, and a shutout in separate outings within one turn, you might have gone with the Phillies, or the Angels, or the Rays. But the White Sox—with a rotation of John Danks, Jake Peavy, Gavin Floyd, Chris Sale, and Phil Humber? No way.
Yet, in the...
Since he threw the 21st perfect game in MLB history, the 3rd in White Sox lore, -Yes, that’s right the Sox have as many perfect games as any team in the MLB record books- Philip Humber has become a media sensation. The Sox starting pitcher is becoming bigger than curly fries.
Here is being interviewed by David Letterman, then reading a top ten list which is all about him.
I was all set to laud White Sox Paul Konerko for his 400th home run, which tied the game at 2 against the A’s in the ninth inning of yesterday’s game in Oakland. Then Yoenis happened. The power-packed and maybe 26-year-old Cuban rook brought the Oakland Athletics back from a 4-2 deficit in the 14th [...]
The Beantown Breakdown, why I’m not so excited about Philip Humber, and my stance on replay. Plus, NHL playoffs and my opinions of NCAA transfers and The Player Formerly Known as Artest.
The Dovid Dobin Show 4/23/2012
Carl Crawford, Adam Dunn, and Jayson Werth signed large free agent contracts with new teams last offseason, and each were unequivocal disappointments in 2011 with their new club. This phenomenon is not limited to free agents. In recent memory, several highly touted prospects have been traded and not lived up to expectations with their new teams: Justin Smoak, Brett Wallace, and...