Series Preview: Royals vs. Chicago White Sox, September 15-17

After a terribly disappointing series against the Boston Red Sox, the Kansas City Royals welcome in socks of a different color in the Chicago White Sox. After a disastrous series to open the homestand, the Royals badly need to win this series. In the end, we might realize they needed to sweep this series to have a real chance at the AL Central, but at this point, a series win would...
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Milk and Twinkies

It is game two in the series with Minnesota and before the game tonight, the Twins honored Paul Konerko with a donation to his foundation and a rather large bottle of wine with an engraved thank you. Taking the field today:Adam Eaton, Moises Sierra, Alexei Ramirez, Carlos Sanchez, Jose Abreu, Michael Taylor, Avisail Garcia, Jordan Danks, Conor Gillaspie, Leury Garcia, Dayan Viciedo...
Via In The Neutral Zone
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s Made the Cut? : Cubs/Sox Make Expand Rosters

It’s that time of the year, when the Chicago baseball fans finally get a glimpse into this “Next Year is the Year” they speak of. Chicago White Sox Prior to tonight’s game at #MNTwins, the #WhiteSox announced seven roster moves: — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 2, 2014 The White Sox officially announced recalling pitchers Chris Bassitt, Scott...
Via Sports Mockery
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview #42: Cleveland Indians (66-63) at Chicago White Sox (59-71)

It is hard to believe, but the Cleveland Indians are embarking on their second-to-last road trip of the season this week as they head to the Windy City to do battle with the Chicago White Sox. The Indians (66-63) continued to stay afloat in the divisional and Wild Card races by winning their third straight series and their fourth out of their last five. The Houston Astros came to...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
20 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Make Moves; Still Mum on 40-Man Addition

The Chicago White Sox optioned outfielder Jordan Danks back to AAA Charlotte. #WhiteSox have optioned outfielder Jordan Danks to @KnightsBaseball: — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 25, 2014 The move clears space on the 25-man-roster for Adam Eaton’s return from the disabled list. Eaton has been on the DL since August 9th with an oblique strain. While...
Via Sports Mockery
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Game Series with the Yankees

The boys are on their way back to Chicago from a quick trip to New York for a three game series with the Yankees. I was secretly hoping for at least one win but it was not meant to be. Getting over the shock of Gordon Beckham being traded to the Angels I think everyone is still getting over. September is Paul Konerko month, so something positive to focus on. *Game One (Yankees ...
Via In The Neutral Zone
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 126 lineup: 8/22/14

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images The Yankees will try to build off an absolute gem thrown by Brandon McCarthy yesterday, as they welcome in the Chicago White Sox for a weekend series. The Orioles lost earlier today to the Cubs, so New York has a chance to gain ground in the AL East. Shane Greene gets the ball for the Bombers against John Danks. Game time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium ...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 8/18/14

Finally, some hot and humid days up here. It may not be your thing, but it’s definitely mine. The Gophers are going to have gold helmets at some point this season. Yes, we got rid of this guy, but at least Jim Hoey came to Minnesota for a while. Joe Mauer has been pretty good since he returned from injury.  SCOREBOARD Tippeligaen Brann 3, Rosenborg 1 – Oh no. This is bad. MLB...
Via The Rhino and Compass
29 days ago  |  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...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Two-First Inning Homers (And You’ll Never Guess Who Slugged ‘Em!)

MERCY! The White Sox are chasing the Blue Jays pretty quick in this one today. In the bottom of the first inning today, the Sox loaded the bases with a single by Alejandro De Aza, and walks to Adam Dunn and Avisail Garcia. Connor Gillespie then stepped up to the plate and hit this beauty: Click here for video. If that grand slam wasn’t enough, Gordon Beckham singled to left field...
Via Sports Mockery
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox edge Giants in 10

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Gordon Beckham hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Tuesday night after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth. One batter after Jordan Danks was thrown out trying to score from third on a fielder's choice, Beckham hit an 0-1 pitch from San Francisco reliever Santiago Casilla (1-2) past...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Where do the Cubs and White Sox Benches Rank Amongst the MLB?

Fangraphs listed the best and worst benches in the Major Leagues. WAR or “Wins Above Replacement” was the  popular sabermetric tool used to evaluate bench players for the graph. What does the ranking mean? Well, the LA Dodgers, Oakland A’s and Baltimore Orioles are amongst the best teams in baseball and are ranked as three of the top four benches in the league. Fangraphs...
Via Sports Mockery
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Eaton (oblique) goes on 15-day DL

The Chicago White Sox placed Adam Eaton on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right oblique and recalled outfielder Jordan Danks from Triple-A Charlotte. Eaton left Friday's game at the Seattle Mariners with a side injury after one at-bat. He missed Thursday's game entirely after crashing into the right-center field fence Wednesday in the White Sox's series...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor star Jordan Danks longs to hit big time

Jordan Danks, Class AAA Charlotte Knights record holder, accomplished more than he cared to in the minor leagues. It’s time, again, to try to prove he belongs in the bigs. An injury to Adam Eaton will give Danks, who turned 28 this week, a more extended look than what he would’ve had as a September call-up. “This is a little bit different,’’ said Danks, who came up April  10...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox beat Mariners 2-1 in 10 innings

SEATTLE (AP) Conor Gillespie's RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning helped the Chicago White Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. With Jordan Danks on second base, Gordon Beckham reached when Seattle shortstop Chris Taylor booted his grounder. Danks advanced to third and scored when Gillespie, who entered as a pinch hitter in the eighth, hit...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Eaton headed to 15-day DL

The White Sox confirmed today that Adam Eaton will be heading to the 15 day disabled list. We reported last night that Eaton left the game against the Mariners after grounding out to 3rd, holding his ribs as he ran. #WhiteSox place @AdamSpankyEaton on 15-day DL; recall Jordan Danks from @KnightsBaseball: — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 9, 2014 The...
Via Sports Mockery
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers vs. White Sox (7/31) Game Preview: The Tigers look for the series win against the White Sox

Today the Tigers (58-46) look to take 2 of 3 from the White Sox (52-56) in the finale of a 3-game midweek series from Comerica Park. After finally providing their pitching staff with some run support the Tigers will trot out lefty Drew Smyly to face off against 9-game winner John Danks. First pitch is scheduled for 1:08PM ET and you can watch it live on FOX Sports Detroit or dial...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Danks Demoted As Gillaspie Makes Return

The White Sox released a statement Wednesday afternoon announcing that third baseman Conor Gillaspie has been reinstated from the disabled list as his left hand contusion is now fully healed. Outfielder Jordan Danks has been demoted to AAA Charlotte to make room on the team’s 25-man roster. Gillaspie, 26, was hitting .302/.347/.413 through 16 games before being sidelined on April...
Via Grab Some Bench
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Head To Cleveland To Take On Slumping Indians

The White Sox are back on the road after going 3-3 on their six game homestand against the Rays and Tigers.  They head to Cleveland this weekend to take on the Tribe before returning home for the Crosstown Classic against the Cubs. The Sox might be catching the Indians at the perfect time.  Cleveland is coming off a disastrous 0-6 road trip out west and sits at 11-17 overall....
Via Grab Some Bench
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox offense roars back to life in 16-2 win

The White Sox skidded into Sunday's game against the Rangers on a four-game losing streak, a suddenly stalled offense made more uncomfortable by the loss of leadoff hitter and center fielder Adam Eaton for a few days. Jordan Danks and Marcus Semien — being counted on to fill Eaton's roles as he recovers from a strained left hamstring — helped the Sox perk up Sunday in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn Moving To The Outfield?

Chicago White Sox Baseball — The Chicago White Sox have to fill the void created from Avisail Garcia’s season ending surgery. Jordan Danks was recalled, and sure there is Alejandro De Aza and Dayan Viciedo, but maybe it’s time to think outside the box. Adam Dunn moving to the outfield could be the answer to help keep the White Sox on track. Granted Dunn has not played outfield...
Via Sports Mockery
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Danks called up; Viciedo will get most of playing time

The White Sox called up Jordan Danks from Class AAA Charlotte to take Avisail Garcia’s place on the roster, but Dayan Viciedo will get most of the playing time with Garcia out for the season. “He’s going to get the majority of it in right field,’’ manager Robin Ventura said. Viciedo, 25, regressed last season after he hit 25 home runs and drove in 78 runs in 2012. Danks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Acquire Gorkys Hernandez To Add Organizational Outfield Depth ☆

After the news broke that Avisail Garcia would miss the remainder of the 2014 with a torn labrum, General Manager Rick Hahn had a job to do: add outfield depth to AAA Charlotte in lieu of Jordan Danks‘ promotion to the big league club. He took care of that job very quickly. The team acquired 26-year old Gorkys Hernandez from the Kansas City Royals in return for cash considerations...
Via Grab Some Bench
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Davidson, Danks, Petricka Optioned to AAA Charlotte

This is a post we've known is coming for awhile. In a perfect world we'd be to see the White Sox' best young talent playing at the big league level from day one. But it's a business, so we'll have to wait to see some of them. A few key names were optioned to AAA Charlotte on Sunday. Credit: White Sox Pride Blog Among this round of (five) cuts are third...
Via Grab Some Bench
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Davidson, Danks, Petricka Optioned to AAA Charlotte

This is a post we've known is coming for awhile. In a perfect world we'd be to see the White Sox' best young talent playing at the big league level from day one. But it's a business, so we'll have to wait to see some of them. A few key names were optioned to AAA Charlotte on Sunday. Credit: White Sox Pride Blog Among this round of (five) cuts are...
Via Grab Some Bench
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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