CONOR GILLASPIE NEWS

Rare flop for Royals bullpen in 7-5 loss to White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis both gave up runs for the first time in nearly three months as the Kansas City Royals' dominant bullpen was touched up Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Davis replaced Herrera with two on in the seventh inning and walked Jose Abreu to load the bases for Conor Gillaspie, who cleared them with a triple to right...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rare flop for Royals bullpen in 7-5 loss to WSox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis both gave up runs for the first time in nearly three months as the Kansas City Royals' dominant bullpen was touched up Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Davis replaced Herrera with two on in the seventh inning and walked Jose Abreu to load the bases for Conor Gillaspie, who cleared them with a triple to...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rare flop for Royals bullpen in 7-5 loss to White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis both gave up runs for the first time in nearly three months as the Kansas City Royals' dominant bullpen was touched up Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Davis replaced Herrera with two on in the seventh inning and walked Jose Abreu to load the bases for Conor Gillaspie, who cleared them with a triple to right...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Chicago White Sox

For a team fighting to avoid finishing last in their division and on their way to their third losing season in the last four years, things are actually looking up for the White Sox. Armed with an MVP-level slugger and one of the best pitchers alive, the White Sox are very quietly shaping up as a team that could soon join the rest of the crowd vying for AL Central supremacy. Preseason...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Chicago White Sox

For a team fighting to avoid finishing last in their division and on their way to their third losing season in the last four years, things are actually looking up for the White Sox. Armed with an MVP-level slugger and one of the best pitchers alive, the White Sox are very quietly shaping up as a team that could soon join the rest of the crowd vying for AL Central supremacy. Preseason...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox stage eighth-inning rally to knock off A's

Avisail Garcia singled in two runs late Wednesday night as the White Sox downed the Oakland A’s, 2-1, at U.S. Cellular Field. Following an intentional walk to Conor Gillaspie that loaded the bases with two outs, Garcia singled to center field to give the White Sox their first lead of the night. Shoddy defense by Oakland set up the rally as Eric Sogard couldn’t cleanly handle...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Find New Outfielder

Apparently the Sox have been looking for a new outfielder to increase roster flexibility, and they may have found their man. Conor Gillaspie, the dynamic third basemen who is sporting a .309/.360/.451 slash line right now, plans on getting a few looks in the outfield the rest of the season. It’s been well documented that the Sox bullpen has pitched the team out of playoff contention...
Via Sports Mockery
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Gillaspie in Two-Hole Makes Too Much Sense

It’s been since the 2005-2006 seasons when the White Sox have had the same player bat second in the order over 100 times in consecutive seasons, when Tadahito Iguchi accomplished that. Before Iguchi, a Sox player hadn’t done that since Luis Aparicio in 1969-1970 (although Joey Cora was on his way to accomplishing such if there was no strike in 1994). You can probably imagine...
Via Grab Some Bench
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Markakis' catch helps Norris win 11th in 8-2 victory

The game was slipping away from Bud Norris. The Orioles were up by just a run in the bottom of the seventh and Conor Gillaspie hit a long drive to right field. Nick Markakis ran back, leaped and took a two-run home run away from Gillaspie and kept the Orioles lead intact. Norris leaped on the mound and watched as his teammates scored five runs in the eighth and make the final a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Markakis robs Conor Gillaspie of go-ahead HR

With the White Sox trailing the Orioles 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Nick Markakis robbed Conor Gillaspie of what would have been a go-ahead two run homer. Not content with taking away Chicago’s chance at tying the game, Markakis capped off a five-run eighth inning for Baltimore with a two-run homer of his own to right field with a little more lift than Gillaspie’s fly out had.
Via The Outside Corner
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Markakis robs Conor Gillaspie of go-ahead homer

With the White Sox trailing the Orioles 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Nick Markakis robbed Conor Gillaspie of what would have been a go-ahead two run homer. Not content with taking away Chicago’s chance at tying the game, Markakis capped off a five-run eighth inning for Baltimore with a two-run homer of his own to right field with a little more lift than Gillaspie’s fly out had.
Via Bloguin Best
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gillaspie grand slam helps White Sox beat Jays 7-5

CHICAGO (AP) Conor Gillaspie hit his first grand slam and Jordan Danks added a two-run shot to cap a six-run first inning, and the Chicago White Sox held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Sunday. Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer, his 27th this season and first since returning from the disabled list on Friday. The Blue Jays have lost five of six and 11 of...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive Efforts Lead Sox To Late Victory

The White Sox have had plenty of bad luck this season but they show resiliency and the will to win. Last night’s game against the Mariners was no exception. Conor Gillaspie, who is having a solid season, singled home the winning run in the 10th inning but the Sox really got it done with good fundamental fielding and a never-give-up-on-a-ball attitude. Check out these fantastic...
Via Sports Mockery
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Zunino leads Mariners to 4-1 win over White Sox

Adam Eaton lasted one at-bat and aggravated an injury. Conor Gillaspie dropped an easy pop fly. Jose Quintana made one bad pitch and ended up with his first loss since the middle of June. The Chicago White Sox are in quite a slump. "Everything we're going through, it's just like you're in a funk," manager Robin Ventura said. "If it can go wrong, it'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox and Twinkies at Target Field, Games 3 and 4

The White Sox gave Chris Sale the keys for Sundays game against the Twins, and with a 2 – 0 lead in the series the Sox where hoping for great things from the ace and they were not in any way shape or form disappointed. Going 8 full innings with 12 strike outs and dropping his ERA to 1.88. It would be up to the offence to complete the day. I was over the moon to see that they have...
Via In The Neutral Zone
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox First Half Review: The Good

The unofficial second half starts Friday for the White Sox so let’s take a look back and what went right for the Sox, pre-All Star break. The Sox finished the first half with a 45-51 mark, certainly nothing to give out awards for but the Sox have hovered around .500 for the better part of the season despite a variety of injuries to key players.  Last year the Sox didn’t pick...
Via Grab Some Bench
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox and Indians Series in Cleveland

It was a quick trip to Cleveland for a three game series before the much-needed All Star Break. *Game One Hector Noesi against Corey Kluber Top of the second inning saw the Sox open the scoring when, Conor Gillaspie starting things with a ground ruled double to right, Alejandro De Aza’s single to right moved Gillaspie to third, Adrian Nieto smacked a double to deep left getting...
Via In The Neutral Zone
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles with a play of the year nominee

CLEVELAND -- Mike Aviles made one of the plays of the year for the Indians during the second inning of Sunday's game against Chicago as he doubled up Conor Gillaspie. A hard-charging Aviles caught a Gordon Beckham fly ball just inside the left-field line for the first out in the inning. Aviles' momentum carried him into the wall in foul territory but he quickly saw that Gillaspie...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Updates: Seattle and Sox Drawer Battle

Seattle Mariners came to The Cell for a three game series. *Game One  Sox – 7 and Mariners – 1 Chris Sale against Roenis Elias Sale was his brilliant self going the full distance striking out a career high 12 batters that he faced only allowing one run. Bottom of the 4th saw Dayan Viciedo open the scoring with a home run to left center. The home half of the 5th inning with the...
Via In The Neutral Zone
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Knocked 'Dizzy' By Gillaspie, Lose, 8-3

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)And the beat goes on. Your 2014 Carmine Hose fell to 12 games under .500 in an 8-3 pounding by the Chicago White Sox. The immortal Conor Gillaspie delivered the knock-out blow—a tie-breaking two-run, sixth-inning HR that set the tone for the day. David Ross succinctly summed up the 2014 campaign, '"When we do score runs, we haven...
Via FenwayNation
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gillaspie shows knee isn't an issue as White Sox top Red Sox

Maybe a day off wasn’t such a bad thing for Conor Gillaspie. Both the third baseman and his manager suggested 24 hours of rest could have given Gillaspie an extra boost in Tuesday night’s 8-3 White Sox victory over the Boston Red Sox in front of 35,345 at Fenway Park. Gillaspie, who missed Monday’s game with a bruised right knee, had three hits, including a go-ahead, two...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Danks Battles Past Control Issues as Gillaspie, Bullpen Lead White Sox to Victory

John Danks has been phenomenal in 2014. Though he’s been beat up pretty good in three starts, in 13 of his 14 starts outside of those three, he’s turned in at least what qualifies as a quality start … and plenty of times he’s been dominant. Danks Finds A Way For a pitcher like him with underwhelming stuff, hitting his spots reigns supreme, which is something that’s difficult...
Via Grab Some Bench
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Injury Update: Conor Gillaspie exits after HBP

Chicago White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie was forced to leave Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch on his right knee. MLB.com's Joe Popely reports that Gillaspie was hit by a Dominic Leone fastball and did not appear to be walking very easily as he came off the field, as manager Robin Ventura noted when asked about the injury after the game:"I know he couldn...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Steal Rubber Match vs. M’s Despite Just Two Hits

After a heartbreaking loss on Saturday, the White Sox were back at it on Sunday afternoon, hosting the rubber match against the Seattle Mariners. Going against phenom Taijuan Walker, the south sider’s offense didn’t look much better than the day before when Felix Hernandez was on the bump. Despite recording just two hits against Walker, he was yanked from the game after four...
Via Grab Some Bench
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays select switch-hitting 1B Casey Gillaspie with 20th overall pick

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays selected first baseman Casey Gillaspie with the 20th overall pick in the 2014 draft on Thursday. Gillaspie, a Wichita State product, is known for his promising offensive ability, and the switch-hitter enters a franchise in need of bolstering its production at the plate. He stands 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, and the 21-year-old hit a Cape Cod League...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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