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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-White Sox Live: Brandon Workman Tries To Right Ship For Boston

6:40 p.m.: Mookie Betts will return to the Red Sox’s lineup Tuesday. The rookie sat out the last two games and three of the last four. Betts will start in center field. Jonny Gomes and Brock Holt will start in left field and right field, respectively, against left-hander John Danks. Tuesday’s complete lineups are below. Chicago White Sox (43-47) Adam Eaton, CF Gordon Beckham...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 90: Sox look for much-needed win against Chicago

Photo from MLB.comConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox need a win tonight. Really badly. They need to get into the win column and save their season before they don't have a season to save. Granted, some fans don't think there's a season to save, but I'm not one of those. I still think this team can go on a tear, but it has to start tonight...
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2 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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will Be The Amica Pitcher Of The Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday, and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. Monday: Clay Buchholz vs...
3 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
3 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
6 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...
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6 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...
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7 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
7 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...
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7 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...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Leury Walks-Off in Rain to Salvage Last Game vs. Halos

On an unseasonably cool and no so unseasonably rainy July night, the Sox battled the Angels to not only try to salvage one game in this series, but win their first game against the Angels this season. Battling the rain and deteriorating field conditions, the Sox walked off courtesy of pinch-hitter Leury Garcia. After singles from Alejandro De Aza and Conor Gillaspie, Robin Ventura...
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8 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...
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8 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...
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12 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...
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14 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...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Kick Off Daunting Road Trip in Minnesota

The White Sox take to the road for an 11-game, three city road trip with the first stop in Minnesota to take on the Twins. The Sox bounced back from a four game losing streak to sweep the MLB best Giants in a brief two game series.  They are now two games under .500 and in fourth place in the AL Central, 4.5 games behind the division leading Royals (that’s right, the Royals)....
Via Grab Some Bench
21 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...
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22 days ago  |  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...
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23 days ago  |  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...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Two with Detroit – Abreu Hits #19

Game Two/Game Three at The Cell with Detroit. Game two was rained out last night and the starting pitchers got the call for tonight. John Danks on the mound for the Sox, carrying an ERA of 4.32, with a 4 and 5 record facing  Justin Verlander for the Tigers with an ERA of 4.19 with a 6 and 5 record. The Sox line up for game : Adam Eaton, Gordon Beckham, Conor Gillaspie, Jose Abreu...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Use Big Sixth Inning to Back Danks in Rout of Tigers

The up again, down again 2014 Chicago White Sox appear to be back on the up swing. After looking lackluster against the Angels over the weekend, the Sox have taken the first two games of the weekday series against the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers. While Monday’s game was a thriller, the Sox coasted to an 8-2 victory tonight. As a result, the Sox are back up to .500, the 20th...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Abreu, Danks and White Sox top Verlander, Tigers

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jose Abreu hit an early homer off Justin Verlander, then singled to start a seven-run burst in the sixth inning that sent John Danks and the Chicago White Sox over the Detroit Tigers 8-2 Wednesday night. Abreu went 3 for 4 with a walk and scored twice. The Cuban rookie has 19 home runs and 50 RBIs this season. Danks (5-5) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday’s White Sox-Tigers Game Postponed

Posted to South Side HitmenThe White Sox scheduled game against the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field Tuesday night has been postponed because of rain. The game will likely be made up sometime after the series, which continues Wednesday and Thursday. John Danks will start tomorrow, followed by Chris Sale on Thursday. Source: Daryl Van Schouwen | @CST_soxvan | 91 total views...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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