Results tagged ‘ Chris Sale ’

Perfect Time For A Super Sale

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Rangers at Globe Life Park, Arlington, Tex. (7:05 p.m. CT, CSN). Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale (4-2, 3.66) for the Sox, RHP Nick Martinez (4-1, 2.03) for Texas.

Sale is set to make his 10th start of the season and fifth on the road. He was in Cy Young form in his last outing on May 28 as he shut out the Orioles in Baltimore for 7.2 innings in a 3-2 Sox victory. He allowed just four hits and struck out a season-high 12 en route to claiming his fourth win of the season. Chris is 2-1 with a 1.71 ERA, .147 opponents average and 40 strikeouts over his last four starts, all quality outings, and is 2-0 lifetime at Globe Life Park.

Last Night’s Highlights

Adam Eaton hit this third homer of the season, a two-run shot, in the Sox’ loss to the Rangers in the opener of the series (click on the link below):


Quote of the Day

GM Rick Hahn on the state of the Sox (via Scott Merkin,

“We want to start seeing more of the consistency we’ve seen in terms of the upside of our performance. Some of the guys with the track record we expect them to eventually reach very likely will get going or will continue to get going over the next few weeks.

“That’s only going to help us in the long run. There certainly is plenty of time to put ourselves back in the position to win this thing, which was our goal from the start.”

Sox Have No. 8 Pick in Monday’s Draft

Game 1 for Blackhawks, New Coach for Bulls

Good luck to the Blackhawks tonight as they continue their quest for the Stanley Cup in Game 1 of the best-of-seven Final on the road vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning. And congrats to Fred Hoiberg, who takes the helm of the Bulls after a successful run at Iowa State, his alma mater. Hoiberg played for the Bulls from 1999-2003 during his 10-year NBA career.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Rangers at Globe Life Park (7:05 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series and 11-game road trip. Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (1-0, 3.45) vs. RHP Yovani Gallardo (5-6, 3.88) for Texas.

2005 Flashback

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…

In Game 51 on May 30 vs. the Angels at U.S. Cellular Field, Timo Perez singled in the bottom of the ninth inning, driving in the tying the winning runs as the White Sox enjoyed a 5-4 come-from-behind victory. Aaron Rowand singled and doubled and drove in a pair of runs, Cliff Politte earned his first win of the season in relief and the first-place Sox moved to 34-17 on the year.

Photo of the Day

Here is Timo, who was a valuable piece of the puzzle as an extra outfielder for the ’05 Sox.


All Josh-ing Aside, Sox Get “Extra” Satisfaction in Toronto Finale

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Today’s News

Chris Squared (Sale and Beck) Face O’s in Twin Bill

White Sox vs. Orioles at Oriole Park, Camden Yards, Baltimore today in a makeup doubleheader from the April 27 and 28 postponements due to the civil unrest in the city.

Game 1 (12:05 p.m. CT, WGN). Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale (3-2, 4.21) for the Sox, RHP Tyler Wilson (1-0, 4.50) for the O’s.

Game 2 (30 minutes after the first game, CSN). Probable Starters: RHP Chris Beck, who will be making his big-league debut, for the Sox vs. RHP Mike Wright (1-0, 0.00) for the Orioles.



Yesterday’s Highlights

Josh Donaldson, the White Sox’ latest nemesis, did his best yesterday to ruin the finale of the first series in our 11-game Sox road trip. After hitting the walk-off, three-run homer Tuesday night, he tied the game yesterday, 3-3, in the bottom of the ninth. But it wasn’t enough as we showed our resiliency in the top of the 10th. Jose Abreu tripled, his second of the season, and came home on an Adam LaRoche single (click on top link below). Gordon Beckham added some insurance by doubling in Emilio Bonifacio, who came in to run for LaRoche, and the Sox held on to win, 5-3…Abreu, who went 3-5 on the day, doubled in a pair of runs in the third as his pop to right field got lost in the sun…J.B. Shuck had two hits and an RBI, Adam Eaton collected a pair of base hits…For the second straight day, the Sox pounded out 14 hits…Jeff Samardzija was outstanding in his seven innings of work, giving up one unearned run, eight scattered hits and a walk along with striking out five (click on bottom link below)…David Robertson recorded his fourth win, pitching both the ninth and the 10th.

Quote of the Day

After a rough stretch, including Tuesday night’s delating walk-off, what could sound better than this:

Swirsky Challenge: Subbing for an Icon

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Astros at Minute Maid Park, Houston (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game seres. Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (1-0, 4.03) for the Sox, RHP Lance McCullers (1-0, 2.53) for the ‘Stros.

2005 Flashback

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…

In Game 46 on May 24 in Anaheim vs. the Angels, Tadahito Iguchi doubled in the eventual game-winner in the top of the 11th inning for the 2-1 victory. Carl Everett gave the Sox an early lead with a solo homer, his sixth of the season, in the second inning. Mark Buehrle pitched nine strong innings, allowing just the one run on four hits and Damaso Marte tossed two perfect frames to earn his third win. The first-place Sox moved to 32-14 on the year.

Photo/Video of the Day

Abreu triples, Eaton comes to his aid.

Sale Looks to Stymie Brewers and Even Series

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Brewers at Miller Park, Milwaukee (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the second game of a three-game series and six-game road trip that continues in Oakland for three this weekend. Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale (2-1, 5.93) for the Sox, RHP Mike Fiers (1-4, 5.46) for the Brew Crew.

Last Night’s Highlights

An impressive comeback enabled the White Sox to tie the game at 7-7 in the eighth innng after being down 6-0 early. But the Brewers came right back with three in the ninth and handed the Sox a heartbreaking 10-7 loss…Adam Eaton went 4-5 with two RBI and reached base a fifth time on an error…Geovany Soto belted a two-run homer (click on link below) and a single, Jose Abreu collected three singles and two RBI and pinch-hitter Adam LaRoche drove in another…Zach Putnam pitched a perfect seventh with two strikeouts in relief of Jeff Samardzija, who got a no-decision.


Quote of the Day

Eaton on the good-natured ribbing he’s been getting for his comment about being the straw that stirs the drink.

“That’s the showing of a good team. I was fortunate to be on a couple of championship clubs in the minor leagues and that’s what you have in the clubhouse, just fun going and guys giving each other a hard time, t-shirts that make no sense and pictures of guys when they were in their teens. It’s fun loving…a club that can laugh together usually will win.”

Jose, Alexei Thinking About Home

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Brewers at Miller Park (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (1-3, 5.03) for the Sox, RHP Jimmy Nelson (1-3, 4.25) for Milwaukee.

2005 Flashback

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…

In Game 30 on May 7 in Toronto, the White Sox won their seventh straight, smashing five homers in a 10-7 victory over the Blue Jays. Paul Konerko connected for two long ones–a two-run shot and a three-run blast–Juan Uribe and Tadahito Iguchi belted two-run homers and Aaron Rowand added a solo shot. Jon Garland improved his record to 6-0 and the first-place Sox moved to 23-7 on the season.

Photo of the Day

Here’s Abreu taking BP prior to a three-hit, two RBI night in his first game at Miller Park.


Showdown in Motown

Friday, April 17, 2015


Today’s News

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit (12:08 p.m., CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija for the Sox, LHP David Price for the Tigers.

Sox Starting Lineup: Eaton CF, Cabrera LF, Abreu 1B, Garcia RF, LaRoche DH, Ramirez SS, Beckham 3B, Soto C, Bonifacio 2B

Meet Adam LaRoche

Petricka Starts Rehab on a Good Note

Jake Petricka made his first injury rehab appearance for Class AAA Charlotte last night and pitched a scoreless sixth inning in the Knights’ victory.

Mother/Son Night


New Melissa McCarthy Movie to be Filmed at U.S. Cellular Field

While the Sox are on the road in Milwaukee on May 12 and 13, popular comedic actress Melissa McCarthy, who was born just outside of Chicago in Plainfield, Illinois, will be at U.S. Cellular Field to shoot scenes for the upcoming movie, Michelle Darnell.


Quote of the Day

Don Cooper on a recent conversation he had with Chris Sale (via CBS Chicago):

“We were talking, and I said, ‘You know, I got to tell you something. You’re the best pitcher I’ve ever been lucky enough to have, and I appreciate you. I’m not talking about…gameday. Certainly, I appreciate you in there.’ Here’s the things I appreciate most from him. One, he wants to be good, you know. He wants to be one of the top guys.

“I appreciated him for that, his desire and hunger to be good.

“As a pitching coach, he’s a dream.

“Our biggest job, my biggest job, is to keep this guy healthy because if he’s healthy, he’s got to go out there and do some special things, which we’ve all seen since he arrived here in Chicago.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Tigers in Detroit (1:10 p.m., CT, WGN). Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale for the Sox, RHP Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers.

Photo of the Day

A quite formidable 1-2: Shark today, Sale tomorrow


This Could Be the Start of Something Big

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Today’s News

The Gang’s All Here

Today was the first official day of full-squad workouts as all White Sox position players joined pitchers and catchers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. A sight for sore eyes: live batting practice–Sox hitters vs. Sox pitchers.


Sale and Samardzija: Friendly Competitors

A bond is building between these two All-Star pitchers, who are on the same side for the first time.

The Vince Coleman Factor


Welcome Emilio!

The versatile Emilio Bonifacio (pictured above) is expected to add a great deal of flexibility to the White Sox this season. Click on the link below to hear his thoughts about playing for the Sox. And he sure looks happy to be on the South Side (via CST_soxvan).

Emilio Bonifacio

Pitching Schedule

Where the Sox pitchers will be during the next few days:


More Promo Dates for the 2005 Celebration

Quotes of the Day

Here’s what the Chicago media is tweeting from the first day of full-squad workouts. If you don’t follow these reporters, it would definitely be worth your while to do so.

@ESPNChiSox: Bonifacio was asked if he likes Jose Abreu and all his production: “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” #quoteofthespring

@scottmerkin: From @Micah_Johnson3: “You have to be confident but not arrogant. If you become arrogant, that’s when you lose your edge to work hard.”

@scottmerkin: Micah on Vince Coleman: “He’s already made some adjustments on my running game. I’m open ears to him.”

@ChiTribKane: White Sox 2B Micah Johnson is fluent in Spanish, has been studying it since elementary school. Surely helps with clubhouse communication.

@ESPNChiSox: Eaton said working with Vince Coleman is intense. Wanted to get out there immediately vs. a pitcher to try some base-stealing advice.

@ChuckGarfien: Adam Eaton on Adam LaRoche: “I’ve heard great things. He’s got a great beard. I think we’ll have a good set of beards this season.”

@CST_soxvan: Adam Eaton has Konerko card on locker, talks about leadership void. ‘Nobody can replace Paul’  

@ChuckGarfien: Gillaspie bulked up, quit chewing tobacco and wants to make sure he’s still got his strength at the end of the season.

Photo of the Day

ESPN is at CR-G today. Here is the network’s Jay Crawford (left) with Jose Abreu.


Enter Adam LaRoche

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Today’s News

Adam’s Arrival

First baseman/DH Adam LaRoche (pictured above) checked into camp today, two days before the full squad reports on Tuesday. It’s interesting to note that LaRoche, one of the club’s key acquisitions in the offseason, will be occupying Paul Konerko‘s old locker. He’s also here with his brother Andy, a third baseman who is a non-roster invitee (photo compliments of CSN’s Chuck Garfien).

Top Prospect Carlos Rodon: “Stay in the Background and Keep Quiet”

Rodon talks to the Trib…and confers with pitching guru Don Cooper.


Scorpions Invade Sox Camp–Really

A group of honest-to-goodness scorpions were seen at Camelback Ranch on Saturday. The eight-legged predators caused a bit of a scare, but no harm was done. Some media members looked at it as a natural progression–a Shark (Jeff Samardzija) officially arrived on Friday followed the next day by a group of arthropods.

Mark Your Calendars

MLB Network’s “30 Clubs in 30 Days” series, which gives “inside access” to every team’s training camp, begins March 3.

The Sox will be featured on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m., CT.

Quotes of the Day

* Manager Robin Ventura on the addition of Vince Coleman, one of the best basestealers of his time, serving as a baserunning instructor in spring training:

“We’re very fortunate to have him out there, especially with the basestealing stuff. I wouldn’t know what that is, but there are guys, there is a certain mentality of doing it. Especially with Adam [Eaton] leading off, he has the speed to steal more bases, so you want him to have that mindset that a guy like Vince had.”

* @Chuck Garfien: Jose Abreu in Spanish to the pitcher during his long hitting session:

“You’re going to need some ice.”

* Gordon Beckham on his return to the Sox:

“I feel like I have a good chance to go out there and win a job, that’s all I really want.”

* Coop on his conversations with newcomers Zach Duke and David Robertson:

“I said to them, ‘You know what I think when I see you two guys? There’s the 8th and 9th inning.’” 

Photo/Video of the Day

Robin on team leadership:


Pitchers and Catchers Eve

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Today’s News

Early Birds

While tomorrow is the official arrival date for Sox pitchers and catchers and Tuesday is the report date for the full squad, as many as 25 major and minor league players have already arrived for spring training at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz.

Those on hand include Jose Abreu, Adam Eaton, Jeff Samardzija, Tyler Flowers, Avi Garcia, Carlos Sanchez, Micah Johnson, Carlos Rodon and Hector Noesi.


GM Hahn on Twitter

White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn has been answering fans’ questions on Twitter, with subjects ranging from the extraordinary offseason to expectations for 2015.  Enjoy!

Thursday GIFs: That _ _ _ _ _

We’re having some fun featuring our favorite gif moments each week. If you’ve got something you’d like to see featured, tweet to us (@whitesox) using #ThatSoxMoment.

Quote of the Day

Avi Garcia, via CSN’s Chuck Garfien, talked about looking ahead after missing most of last season with a shoulder injury.

“It’s a lesson. You have to think of the future, not in the past. The past is the past. Now is the future. Now we have a new year. We’ve got the opportunity to have another day, to have another month, to have another year. You have to work hard. That’s it.”

Photos of the Day

Jose and Avi in the cage and all’s ready in the clubhouse.



One Sale of a Season & More About Paulie

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Today’s News

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park (12:08 p.m., CT, CSN) in the rubber match of the three-game series and finale of the nine-game road trip that represented the final “away” games of the season. Starters: LHP Chris Sale (12-4, 2.20) for the Sox, RHP Justin Verlander (14-12, 4.68) for Detroit.

Chris will be making his 26th and final start in what has been an outstanding season for him personally. He ranks among the American League leaders in ERA (1st), strikeouts per nine innings (1st, 10.61), WHIP (2nd, 0.96), opponents average (3rd, .205) and strikeouts (6th, 198).

Chris is 3-1 with a 1.97 ERA, 69 strikeouts and a .222 opponents average over 10 road starts this season. He has a lifetime 2.93 ERA vs. the Tigers and earned the win in his last start on August 30 against Detroit, allowing three runs and six hits over seven innings.

Sale needs two strikeouts to join Ed Walsh (1907-08, ’10-12), Tom Bradley (1971-72) and Javier Vazquez (2007-08) as the only pitchers in club history to record 200 in consecutive seasons. The Sox’ ace is also attempting to become the first Sox pitcher to lead the AL in ERA since Joel Horlen in 1967 (2.08).

Sox Starting Lineup: Eaton CF, Ramirez SS, Abreu 1B, Gillaspie 3B, A. Garcia RF, Viciedo DH, Jor. Danks LF, Flowers C, Semien 2B.

Plays of the Day

Scott Carroll followed Chris Bassitt‘s Monday night gem with a quality start of his own in last night’s 4-3 loss to the Tigers. Carroll tossed six innings and faced one batter in the seventh, allowing just one unearned run on five hits…Stymied by David Price through eight innings and trailing 3-0, the Sox rallied against the former Cy Young Award winner in the ninth to tie the score. Adam Eaton led off the inning with his second single of the game, raising his batting average to an even .300. Alexei Ramirez doubled with Eaton going to third and with one out Avi Garcia singled in both runners (click on top link below). Paul Konerko delivered a two-out single, sending Garcia to third and then Marcus Semien singled to drive in Avi to make it 3-3 (click on bottom link below)…The Tigers scored the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth.


Thanks PK

The fans’ tribute to Captain Konerko.

Other Paulie Admirers Weighs In,0,3292759.story

Quote of the Day

Paulie, on the Sox’ season, via @CSNHayes:

“The record can be a little bit misleading. This team has really made a lot of good changes and really is in a much better spot.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Royals at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the opener of a four-game series and the final games of the 2014 season, which includes Konerko Day on Saturday. Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (9-10, 3.22) for the Sox, RHP James Shields (14-8, 3.18) for KC.

Photo of the Day

Paulie’s Sox career began in 1999…and all these years later he was honored by yet another divisional rival during the last road series of his playing career. That’s Konerko’s former Sox teammate Omar Vizquel, now the Tigers’ first-base coach, making the presentation last night in Detroit.



Cy Sale?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium (7:10 p.m., CT, WCIU) in the rubber match of the three-game series. Starters: LHP Chris Sale (12-3, 1.99) for the Sox, RHP Yordano Ventura (12-9, 3.25) for KC. Sale earned the win in his last start on September 11 against the A’s, allowing just two hits over eight innings while striking out nine and walking only a pair.

With less than two weeks remaining in the season, there’s been a great deal of buzz about Sale’s American League Cy Young Award candidacy–and rightly so. Chris leads the AL in ERA, opponents average (.198) and SO/9.0 IP (10.60), is tied for the league lead in WHIP (0.92) and is sixth in strikeouts (192).

Sale is attempting to become the first Sox pitcher to lead the league in ERA since Joel Horlen in 1967 (2.08). His 1.99 mark would be the lowest by a Sox pitcher since Wilbur Wood (1.91) in 1971. Sale’s .198 opponent batting average would be third-best in Sox history behind Hall of Famer Ed Walsh (.187 in 1910) and Horlen (.190 in 1964).

And click on link below to watch Chris with Chris Rose and Kevin Millar on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk. It’s a lot of fun.

Plays of the Day

With the White Sox trailing 5-4 heading into the seventh inning last night in KC, Conor Gillaspie tripled with the bases loaded to give the Sox a 7-5 lead that they never relinquished (click on top link below)…after knocking out three hits on Monday night, Adam Eaton pounded out four more in the Sox victory. He tripled, doubled, singled twice, scored two runs and raised his batting average to .303, which ranks eighth among AL hitters (click on bottom link below)…Jose Abreu (his 103rd), Alexei Ramirez, Josh Phegley and Carlos Sanchez each added an RBI. Eric Surkamp got credit for his second win with an inning of scoreless relief and Zach Putnam chalked up his fifth save by tossing a 1-2-3 ninth.



Konerko is White Sox Clemente Nominee

Paulie has been named the White Sox nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, recognizing the MLB player who best represents the game through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. Konerko will be honored at the ballpark on September 26.

Each of the 30 clubs nominates one team member in an effort to pay tribute to Clemente’s achievements and character by recognizing current players who truly understand the value of helping others. The winner will be selected by a panel of dignitaries and a fan vote, which will count as one vote in the total.

Quote of the Day

Abreu on PK:

“I look up to Paul and admire him for everything he has done. I’m very lucky and fortunate to have Paul as a teammate and see how he goes about his business day in and day out. Even though it’s his last season, I still see him working very hard. He is working as hard as he did from day one.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

Off Day. On Friday, it’s the White Sox vs. Rays at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg (6:10p.m., CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series. Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (8-10, 3.30) for the Sox, TBA for Tampa Bay.

Photos of the Day

White Sox pitching standouts Horlen, Wood and Walsh.




Sox Take Three of Four From A’s, Minny Series Up Next

Friday, September 12, 2014


Today’s News

Game Postponed

Tonight’s series opener of a three-game series between the Sox and the Twins has been postponed due to a forecast of rain throughout the evening and rescheduled for tomorrow as part of a straight doubleheader beginning at 3:10 p.m., CT.

The second game of the twin bill will begin approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game but not before the regularly scheduled 6:10 p.m. CT first pitch.

Jose Quintana will start the first game for the Sox. Scott Carroll will go in Game 2.

Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus will broadcast the opener, while WGN will televise the nightcap as originally scheduled.

Tonight’s White Sox Miller Lite Irish flat cap promotional giveaway has been moved to Thursday, September 25 vs. the Royals. Tomorrow’s Paul Konerko promotional game-worn uniform baseball card, presented by Wintrust Community Trust Bank, will be given to the first 20,000 fans beginning when the gates to the park open at 2:10 p.m., CT.

Plays of the Day

Chris Sale was in his usual Cy Young Award form (click on top link below) and Marcus Semien‘s sixth-inning homer proved to be the difference as the Sox defeated the A’s 1-0 yesterday to take three of four in the series…Sale lowered his American League-leading ERA to 1.99 by tossing eight shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out nine for his 12th win against just three losses…Semien’s blast (click on bottom link below) was his fourth homer of the season…Jake Petricka came on in the ninth and recorded his 13th save.

Headline of the Day

From after yesterday’s game: 


Band of Brothers

Hector Noesi, Quintana, Alexei Ramirez and Leury Garcia smile for the camera.


Center of Attention

Joakim Noah, who threw out the ceremonial pitch before yesterday’s game, chats it up with young Sox–and presumably Bulls–fans in the photo below.

And don’t forget that it’s Chicago Bulls Night tomorrow at U.S. Cellular.


Quote of the Day

Sale on his miniscule ERA, now under the 2.00 mark:

“It’s cool. I’ve said it a million times. I’m not a numbers guy. I don’t care about any of that stuff — the strikeouts, the ERA, whatever it is. There’s one stat that matters. It’s wins.”

Photo of the Day

The Sox and Cubs front offices played a couple of friendly games of slow-pitch softball last night. I’m happy to report we won both contests. Here are the winners!



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