MLB Game Picks - Monday: July 21, 2014

For the third time in the last six days, I correctly picked eleven out of fifteen games. That's pretty sweet. July has been a good month, but I should not say that too loudly or I'll jinx myself.Of the four incorrect picks yesterday, the Yankees finishing the sweep of the Reds was fairly impressive and lucky as it turned out. Tim Lincecum had another good outing but made...
Via The Flagrant Fan
1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Kick Off Second Half Against Astros

The White Sox kick off the unofficial second half with a six game homestand, starting with a three game weekend series against the Houston Astros.  The Sox come in at 45-51 on the year but are 24-21 at home.  The Sox limped into the All-Star break losing four of their last five. The Astros come in at 40-56 on the year in fourth place in the AL West.  They are 19-28 on the road...
Via Grab Some Bench
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Best Chicago White Sox Seasons Since 2000

Posted to Chicago White SoxThe Chicago White Sox have had their share of ups and downs over the last 15 years, but how does each season rank? Considering it’s already been quite a long time since 2000, we bring you the 5 Best Chicago White Sox Seasons since. (based on regular season win percentage) #5 – 2010 Regular Season Record: 88-74 Winning %: .543 AL Central Finish: 2nd...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians cap first-half on winning note

Cleveland (47-47): 3 Chicago White Sox (45-51): 2 WP: B. Shaw (4-1) LP: J. Guerra (0-2) S: C. Allen (12) The Cleveland Indians put a winning cap on the first-half of the season with a late-inning comeback on Sunday afternoon. All-Star break is now officially here. Cleveland was in need of a positive home stand to cap off the first-half of the season. The Indians needed to go into...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Yanny-Be-Good to Save Tribe Bullpen and Offense Late; Indians 3, White Sox 2

Bend, but don’t break was the storyline on Sunday. Both Trevor Bauer for the Indians and John Danks for the White Sox did just that in the first half finale. Bauer and Danks each worked in and out of jams all afternoon, but both allowed few runs. Bauer was able to pitch into the seventh, pitching shut out baseball and leaving with the lead, but the bullpen squandered away a win...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Live: Indians vs. White Sox

Welcome to Indians Gameday Live! GAMEDAY INFO Opponent: Chicago White Sox Where: Progressive Field TV: SportsTime Ohio Starting Pitchers: Trevor Bauer (3-4) vs. John Danks (8-6)   Game preview: Click here GAMEDAY CHAT
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians-White Sox set to close out first half

It's uncertain if John Danks will still be with the Chicago White Sox by the end of this month. Amid the trade rumors, he'll try to continue the kind of pitching that's made him so marketable.  The left-hander seeks his sixth win in eight starts when he faces the Cleveland Indians in the final game before the All-Star break Sunday. With the White Sox (45-50) in fourth...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, Jul 12-14

On July 15 during the MLB All-Star Game we’ll announce our $50 StubHub gift card winner! It takes 30 seconds to enter. Click here for more info! Our typical weekend post is slightly abbreviated this week as teams are off beginning Monday. For Saturday and Sunday, here are some thoughts on the rankings below: Jimmy Nelson gets the start on Saturday and rates right around average...
Via Baseball Professor
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: White Sox at Indians 7/11-13

This will be the Indians final series before the All-Star break, but rather than the end of the first half, it is more important as it begins a long stretch against Central Division teams that will go a long way into establishing the order of things in the second half. Including this series, the next 14 Indians games will be against Central Division foes, enough to completely rearrange...
Via Burning River Baseball
11 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Head to Fenway for Four-Round Bout With the Champs

The White Sox hit the road for a seven game trip to wrap up the pre-All Star break portion of the season with the first stop being a four game set at Fenway against the Red Sox.  The Sox went 3-3 on their just concluded homestand but won three of the last four.  The Sox are now 43-47 on the year in fourth place in the AL Central. The defending World Series champs from Boston are...
Via Grab Some Bench
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Face Three Tough White Sox Lefties

The upcoming four-game set with the Chicago White Sox will not be the 'cupcake series' you might have expected it to be. While The Pale Hose are only marginally better than the Carmine variety this year, they will send three tough lefties to the mound on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. John Danks, Chris Sale and Jose Quintana are among the nastiest port-siders this side...
Via FenwayNation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The White Sox accidentally turn their fans into KKK look-a-likes

Yeah, this is really uncomfortable for everyone.On Wednesday night the White Sox thought they'd hook their fans up with free white ponchos during a rainy night in the windy city.And let's just say it turned out to be a bad look.  I would assume the next order for ponchos coming out of the White Sox will be for clear, not white.KKK rally at the ballpark? Nope -- the White...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fail: KKK Rally at White Sox Game Apparently Not Cancelled due to Rain

The Chicago White Sox handed on white rain ponchos during Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at U.S. Cellular Field. [Sportress of Blogitude]I hope those guys weren't holding up K signs after John Danks got his 3rd strikeout. ht @miggiesmalls— Brian Sharp (@1happystreet) July 3, 2014Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe...
Via Bob's Blitz
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Hand Out Ponchos That Resemble KKK Robes

  White Sox Gave Fans White Ponchos, Which Turned Into Pictures of People in White Hoods #strange — Strange Stuff (@strangestuff) July 4, 2014 The individual in charge of poncho promo night had one job! And he (or she) screwed up horribly. In a perfect example of how the best of intents can result in the most unfortunate and unintended consequences, the...
Via The Sideline
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox: Leury Garcia Delivers To Avoid Sweep in Chicago, Danks Shines

Leury Garcia was past the point of being "due for a hit" last night as he approached the plate in a pinch-hitting situation in the bottom of the 9th inning, to avoid the White Sox suffering a sweep at home by the Los Angeles Angels - and he delivered. Clutch, situational hitting, whatever you want to call it, at it's finest!Garcia stepped into the box last night to...
Via The Sports Blogette
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the Pirates are raising it again

What is the “it” being raised? Well, the Jolly Roger, of course. Pittsburgh beat Arizona 5-1 on Wednesday night to win their third game in a row, fifth out of six, and tenth out of 13 games. They’re still six games behind the first place Brewers in the NL Central, but have closed to within just two games of the Nationals for the NL’s second Wild Card berth. It seems like...
Via Bloguin Best
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: July 2nd

Draftstreet has been a terrific platform for daily baseball and to prove it we are going to play a different game today than what we have played before. Draftstreet offers three types of games in addition to the multitude of ways you can get paid out. You can play salary cap games (as we have played every other time before), they offer snake drafts, and today’s game which is the...
Via The Fantasy Fix
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Abreu, Danks Even Series With Blue Jays

After dropping a 7-0 blowout in the opener in Toronto Thursday night, the White Sox were back at it against the Blue Jays on Friday. This matchup was headlined by the very solid pitching matchup of R.A. Dickey vs. John Danks. Danks Bounces Back Dickey was solid until the fifth in this one, but was absolutely killed by the long ball from there on out. John Danks, on the other hand...
Via Grab Some Bench
23 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Limp Into Toronto to Take on Jays

The White Sox head north of the border for their annual trip to Toronto to take on the AL East leading Blue Jays.  The Sox have dropped six of the first seven games of this road trip after another late meltdown by the bullpen cost the Sox a series win in Baltimore.  The Sox have lost 10 of their last 13 games and have slipped to a season low seven games below .500 and 8.5 games...
Via Grab Some Bench
25 days ago  |  Discuss

John Danks victimized by the old ‘Cup Placed on Baseball Cap’ prank (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Hijinks, tomfoolery and skullduggery were in play in the Chicago White Sox dugout during the team’s game against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night, as pitcher John Danks fell victim to a tried-but-true prank that nevertheless fails to delight each and every time it is perpetrated. Yep, an unknowing […] The post John Danks victimized...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss

John Danks On Fire

Posted to White Sox PitchingChicago White Sox pitcher John Danks is one of the hottest pitchers in baseball. He stayed hot and ended Chicago’s four game losing streak last night by earning his third win in a row against Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants. It was about a month ago that he took a step back and decided to put in extra work to get back to his vintage form. His...
Via Sports Mockery
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Danks Cruises, Offense Rocks Cain As White Sox Snap Skid

Over the White Sox’ four-game losing streak, the team became accustomed to falling behind early and squandering great opportunities to mount comebacks. Against the San Francisco Giants, who came in with baseball’s best record at 43-27, the odds seemed to be stacked against the south siders in the final two contests of their homestand. Despite falling behind early yet again, the...
Via Grab Some Bench
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Look to Slay the Giants

The White Sox’ homestand concludes this week with a two game interleague series against the San Francisco Giants. It was one that started out well with the Sox winning the first two games against the Tigers but it has been all downhill from there. The Sox dropped the final game to Detroit and were then swept over the weekend by the red hot Kansas City Royals.  The losing streak...
Via Grab Some Bench
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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