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Jordan Danks homered in the 10th inning, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 victory over a split squad of Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Dan Johnson hit a two-run homer and Gordon Beckham singled in two runs with in a 5-run sixth inning for the White Sox.
Cubs pitcher Casey Coleman threw three scoreless innings. He gave up only two hits and struck out three.
For the Sox, Zach Stewart - a candidate to make the staff as a reliever and spot starter - gave up two runs and six hits in three innings.
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Geovany Soto homered, doubled, and walked in Saturday's game, so it looks like he's feeling better from his groin injury. Steve Clevenger, Adrian Cardenas, and Joe Mather also homered this weekend. Tony Campana broke his hitless streak with a hit or two but is probably out of a spot on the roster at this point.
On the pitching side, both Jeff...
Oh, the White Sox. 2011 was pretty much a lost year for the team, highlighted by struggles nearly everywhere on the team. Despite all of the downslides, the Sox only finished four games under .500. GM Kenny Williams responded by pretty much blowing up the team, which leaves Chicago with a brand spanking new White Sox team for 2012...well, not totally new. Some guys just couldn'...
Many of you who have been reading this blog or ACB before it are familiar with the playing time projections we've set up each year. Back in 2008 and 2009 we had a lot of people filling the surveys out. There was a lot of excitement among Cubs fans before each of those seasons and it led to many more completed surveys than I had ever anticpated. As the Cubs have begun to suck...
Since Jeff Samardzija is now a "near-lock" to make the rotation, per Dale Sveum. Let's take a look at his projections for 2012. Just about everyone projected him as a reliever, though a few of them had him making 1-3 starts. It's enough that I'm not going to worry about trying to split all of those numbers out. Here's his projection as a reliever and roughly...
Travis Wood sucks. He started the day with a 20.50 ERA. He was spotted a 7-0 lead before he took the mound. He left after allowing the game to be tied by the 3rd inning. His ERA now stands at 25.07.
Don't talk to me about small sample sizes. He blows.
Chris Sale was disappointed after a pair of rough starts.
He rebounded by pitching two-hit ball over six innings and striking out six Monday as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds 1-0.
''I want to finish this spring strong,'' Sale said. ''My first couple (outings) were not where I wanted to be. It was nice to go out there and do what I did...
Jake Peavy threw five hitless innings in his best outing of the spring and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 on Saturday.
Peavy struck out five and walked one. The right-hander had allowed nine runs in 4 1-3 innings in his previous two starts.
Eduardo Escobar, a candidate for a reserve role, hit a three-run homer off Hong-Chih Kuo to give the White Sox a 4-0 lead...
White Sox Off Day is a new regular podcast I am hosting with KVB that will take place during every regularly schedule off day for the White Sox in 2012. For now, episodes will be hosted here at MSF, and you can follow us on Twitter (@WhiteSoxOffDay) for White Sox commentary, links, and in-game tweets.
In the first episode, Kevin and I interview Jim Margalus of South Side Sox to discuss...
It was a pretty quiet season last year in Chicago. The White Sox were relatively anonymous among the relevant in baseball. The AL Central news was dominated by the Royals, and Indians fast starts, and the Verlander-led Detroit Tigers. Meanwhile, the White Sox were just playing ball, and had that eerie “calm before the storm” feeling.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chris Sale pitched two-hit ball over six innings and struck out six Monday as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds 1-0.
Sale allowed a one-out double to Zack Cozart in the first inning and a single to Cozart leading off the fourth. Sale, who had allowed eight runs in 7 1-3 innings in his previous two starts, is moving to the rotation following...
Seth Smith had a two-run double among his three hits, and the Oakland Athletics scored three unearned runs off Paul Maholm in the first inning and beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in a game between split squads Saturday.
Cubs catcher Geovany Soto, playing in just his fifth game of the spring, homered on the first pitch of the fourth inning, and former Oakland outfielder David DeJesus tripled...
Dan Vogelbach and Dustin Geiger slugged back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the 8th inning, and the Chiefs had the tying and winning runs in scoring position with no outs in the bottom of the 9th but could not score, as the South Bend Silver Hawks (Diamondbacks Full-Season Class-A affiliate) rode a two-run Jimmy Comerate triple and took advantage of four errors, holding-on to...
After the season of the BearThere are Hawks games and Bulls games to spareBut you can't wait for the dayWhen you hear Pat Hughes say,"Chicago Cubs baseball is on the air"
(Sorry if I got a little deep there.)
Happy St. Pat's, everyone!