June 2013

Game Two of the double header with the Indians

nateIts game two in this double-header with Jose Quintana on the mound for the Sox.

Take a break and see you for the first pitch

***First Inning

*4 – 1 (Indians Lead)

Indians(single to left)(single to right,runner to second)(single to center,runner scores,runner to third)(walk,runner to second)(struck out)(walk,run scores)(wild pitch,runners advance)(Sac Fly,runner scores)(struck out)

Sox – De Aza(single to center,safe steal at second),Ramirez(flied out to left), Dunn(walk), Keppinger(single), Gillaspie(Sac Fly,De Aza scores) Beckham(ground to second),

***Second Inning

*4 – 1 (Indians Lead)

Indians – (ground out to second)(single to center)(fielders choice to short, out at second)(flied out to left)

Sox –  Danks(struck out), Wells(flied out to right), Gimenez(ground out to third),

***Third Inning

*4 – 1 (Indians lead)

Indians – (struck out)(ground out to third)(ground out to second)

Sox –  De Aza(ground out to second), Ramirez(ground out to short), Dunn(ground out to short),

***Fourth Inning

*4 – 1 (Indians Lead)

Indians – (ground out to short)(ground out to third)(ground out to first)

Sox – Keppinger(ground out to short), Gillaspie(single to center), Beckham(fly out to right), Danks(double to right center,Gillaspie to third),Wells(ground out to short),

***Fifth Inning

*4 – 2 (Indians Lead)

Indians – (pop out to second)(pop out to second)(ground out to pitcher)

Sox – Gimenez(flied out to right), De Aza(single to center), Ramirez (single), Dunn(struck out), Keppinger(single,De Aza Scored,Danks to second), Gillaspie(ground out to first),

***Sixth Inning 

*6 – 5 (Sox Lead)

Indians – (HOME RUN)(ground out to second)(ground out to first)(ground out to third)

Sox –  Beckham(single to center), Danks(struck out), Wells(single to center,Beckham to second) Gimenez (walk), De Aza(double,Beckham and Wells score), Ramirez(ground out to pitcher), Dunn(single to center,Beckham and Wells score,Gimenez to third)Keppinger(intentional walk), Morel (walk,Dunn to third,Keppinger to second)Beckham(flied out to center)

***Seventh Inning

*6 – 5 (Sox Lead)

Jose Quintana has hit the showers with Nate Jones now in the mound office

Indians – (struck out)((struck out)(single)(ground out to second)

Sox –  Danks(struck out), Wells(struck out), Gimenez(struck out),

***Eighth Inning

*8 – 5 (Sox Lead)

Nate Jones passes off to Jesse Crain

Indians – (ground out to second)(single to center,picked off at first)(single to right)(fly out to short)

Sox –  De Aza(walk,safe steal at second),Ramirez(double,De Aza scores) Dunn(struck out), Keppinger(double,Ramirez scores) Morel(ground out to short), Beckham,(fly out to center)

***Ninth Inning

*9 – 8 (Indians Lead)

Addison Reed in the mound office

Indians – (single)(single)(single,runner scores)(wild pitch,runner scores)(fly out to right,runner to third)(Sac Fly,runner scores)(HOME RUN)(struck out)

Sox – Danks(struck out), Wells(walk), Gimenez(struck out), De Aza,(struck out)

Another heartbreaking loss for the boys. Its been a long night.

Get some sleep and see you tomorrow when its Dylan Axelrod on the mound

See you at The Cell

Cricket

 

 

Game One of two with Cleveland Indians

Jesse+Crain+Chicago+White+Sox+v+Cleveland+vLFmgvB1tn-x***Game One with the Cleveland Indians

Behind the mike calling the game is – Hawk and Steve (Picks to Click, De Aza, Keppinger and Beckham)

Uniform of the day is – White Pinstripe Pants, with Black Jerseys, with White Letters, Numbers and Trim

Pitching Staff today is – Hector Santiago, Brian Omogrosso,Ramon Troncosco, Matt Lindstrom, Casper Wells

Playing Staff today is –  De Aza, Ramirez, Rios, Dunn, Viciedo, Morel, Keppinger, Beckham, Flowers

**Today is the first time since I have opened the blog, that the Sox have batted through the order in the first inning.

***Game Two with the Cleveland Indians

Behind the mike calling the game is – Cleveland Indian Crew

Uniform of the game is – White Pinstripe, with Black Letters, Numbers and Trim

Pitching Staff for today is – Jose Quintana, Nate Jones, Jesse Crain, Addison Reed

Playing Staff today is – De Aza,Ramirez, Dunn, Keppinger, Gillaspie, Beckham, Danks, Wells, Gimenez

 

Game Two with the Mets

1052260_10152049069143298_612383590_oMorning All

It’s game two with the New York Mets at The Cell in Chicago. Conor Gillaspie is on paternity leave and Brent Morel will be filling in for him.

John Danks is on the mound for the Sox today.

***First Inning

*0 – 0

Mets – (ground out to short)(ground out to second)(ground out to short)

Sox – De Aza(ground out to first), Ramirez(struck out), Rios(struck out),

***Second Inning

*0 – 0

Mets – (fly out to center)(struck out)(struck out)

Sox – Dunn(walk)Viciedo(grounded into double play,3rd to 2nd to 1st,Dunn out at second) Keppinger(fly out to center),

***Third Inning

*0 – 0

Mets – (ground out to third)(struck out)(flied out to left)

Sox –  Brett Morel(ground out to third), Beckham(double), Flowers(fly out to right), De Aza(ground out to short),

***Fourth Inning

*0 – 0

Mets – (single to center)(ground into fields choice to first, out at second)(pop out to second)(ground out to third)

Sox –  Ramirez(single), Rios(fly out to center), Dunn(walk), Viciedo(fly out to center), Keppinger(fly out to left)

***Fifth Inning

*3 – 0 (Mets Lead)

Mets – (single to right)(struck out)(single to left,runner to third, runner to second on throw)(safe at second on error,two runs score)(ground out to second,runner to third)(infield single to short,runner scores)(pop out to second)

Sox – Morel(single), Beckham(hit into double play),Flowers(ground out to short),

***Sixth Inning

*3 – 0 (Mets Lead)

Mets – (hit by pitch)(struck out)(struck out,runner caught stealing second)

Sox –  De Aza(ground out to second),Ramirez(single)(caught stealing second), Rios(ground out to third),

***Seventh Inning

*3 – 0 (Mets Lead)

Mets – (ground out to third)(single to center)(ground into double play,pitcher to short to first)

Sox –  Dunn(popped out to third), Viciedo(popped out to second), Keppinger(flied out to left),

***Eighth Inning

*3 – 0 (Mets Lead)

John Danks to the showers and here comes Nate Jones

Mets – (single to center)(struck out)(hit into double play-second to short to first)

Sox –  Morel(ground out to third), Beckham(flied out to center), Flowers(flied out to center),

***Ninth Inning

*3 – 0 (Mets Lead)

Mets – (ground out to second)(line out to second)(struck out)

Sox –  De Aza(ground out to short), Ramirez(ground out to short)

That is the game kids, once again the dreaded ERROR has completely sent the defense into meltdown and was discouraging enough to not get the lumber going. It’s basic simple base-ball, catch the bloody thing.

John Danks had a good outing, 7 k’s in 7 and 1/3 solid inning. He is still not 100% after his surgery but he is getting there and it’s just going to take time.

We have more errors and given up more runs to this point then all of last season and there has to be a way to stop it.

Scheduled day off tomorrow, awaiting the Cleveland Indians starting on Friday for a double header with Hector Santiago in the office for the first of two games.

See you on the field

Cricket

Post 100 — A milestone

Cricket and Opera House

When this journey started it was a challenge to myself, to follow my beloved White Sox and to work on my writing. To become a better writer but also to write about what I love.

Well, here I am, learning so much about the White Sox but also making many new mates.

There is a group of lovely ladies on Facebook called “She Loves The White Sox” . This is an amazing group who are supportive, funny and with just one basic goal. To see the White Sox to the World Series. I have just been accepted into the group and I am so proud to be a member.

We had a ball sharing yesterday, during the game talking about plays that had just happened, our favorite players and just great conservation.

So…this milestone post is dedicated to THEM, the Ladies of the group.

THANK YOU for accepting me in to the group, for the great conservation, the love support and silliness. Sure it is going to be a long season and I cant wait to share it with you all

Cricket

Dugout Notes with the New York Mets

1049218_10152048370838298_3058991_o***Game one with the Mets

At Home in Chicago

White Sox – 5 and the New York Mets 4

Behind the mike calling the game today is – Hawk and Steve. Their Picks to Click are: De Aza, Ramirez and Gillaspie

Uniform of the day is – White Pinstripe with Black Letters, Numbers and Trim

Pitching Staff today – Chris Sale, Addison Reed

Playing Staff today –  De Aza, Ramirez, Rios, Dunn, Viciedo, Gillaspie, Keppinger, Beckham, Flowers, Jordan Danks

***Game two with the Mets – 

White Sox – 0 and the New York Mets 3

Behind the mike calling the game today is Hawk and Steve.

Uniform of the day is – White Pinstripe with Black Letters, Numbers and Trim

Pitching staff today is – John Danks, Nate Jones

Playing Staff today is –  De Aza, Ramirez, Rios, Dunn, Viciedo, Keppinger, Brett Morel, Beckham, Flowers

At Home with the Mets

164938_600272906658540_610597173_nMorning,

After a much-needed day off the White Sox are back with a short two game series with the New York Mets.

Chris Sale is in the mound office today and John Danks is scheduled for tomorrow.

Grab a coffee and see you soon.

***First Inning

*2 – 1 (Mets Lead)

Mets – (double,steals third)(struck out)(walk,stole second)(fly out to short right center,runner scores)(single,runner scores)(struck out)

Sox – De Aza(infield single,steals second), Ramirez(infielders choice,out at first) Rios(ground out to third,De Aza scores) Dunn(walk), Viciedo(lined out to second),

***Second Inning

*2 – 1 (Mets Lead)

Mets – (struck out)(struck out)(popped out to short)

Sox – Gillaspie(fouled out to third), Keppinger(lined out to right)Beckham(flied out to right),

***Third Inning

*2 – 2 

Mets – (struck out)(ground out to first)(struck out)

Sox –  Flowers(HOME RUN), De Aza(ground out to first), Ramirez(walk,stole second) Rios(ground out to second,Ramirez to third) Dunn(lined out to center),

***Fourth Inning

*2 – 2

Mets – (struck out)(struck out)(struck out)

Sox –  Viciedo(ground out to short), Gillaspie(flied out to right), Keppinger(ground out to short),

***Fifth Inning

*4 – 3 (Sox Lead)

Mets – (HOME RUN)(ground out to third)(ground out to pitcher)(ground out to first)

Sox – Beckham(single to left center,stole second,scored run), Flowers(hit by pitch,advance to third,scored run), De Aza(ground to second), Ramirez(Sac Fly), Rios(struck out)

***Sixth Inning

*4 – 3 (Sox Lead)

Mets – (struck out)(struck out)(struck out)

Sox –  Dunn(double,advance to third), Viciedo(fly out to right center), Gillaspie(walk), Keppinger(lined out to second), Beckham(fouled out to right),

***Seventh Inning

*4 – 3 (Sox Lead)

Mets – (ground out to short)(single to center)(grounded in to double play, short to first)

Sox – Flowers(fly out to right), De Aza(infield single to short), Ramirez(popped out to first), Rios(ground out to second),

***Eighth Inning

*4 – 3 (Sox Lead)

Mets – (ground out to second)(struck out)(walk)(flied out to second)

Sox –  Dunn(walk), Viciedo(hit into double play), Gillaspie(ground out to second),

***Ninth Inning

*5 – 4 

Mets – (single,stole second)(struck out)(fly out to right center)(runner scores on error by Beckham – E 4)(struck out)

Sox – Keppinger(single,score), Beckham(bunt,safe at first), Flowers(hit into double play,Beckham out at second) De Aza(fouled out to third), Ramirez (double to left)

That was a real nail biter. With Jeff Keppinger on third, Alexei Ramirez hit a double to the left corner. IF Gordon Beckham had backed off and allowed Conor Gillaspie to make the catch it would have ended at the top of the ninth inning.

John Danks is on the mound tomorrow for the boys before a day off on Thursday. Cleveland Indians arrive on Friday for a four game series with a double-header on Friday starting at 4:00 pm Chicago Time

See you at The Cell

Cricket

Closing the Office in Kansas City

gordon-beckham   It’s the final game of the road trip before we head home for a much-needed day off. Things are slowly coming together but there is plenty more work to do. It’s Dylan Axelrod in the office today for the Sox.

Grab a coffee and see you shortly.

***First Inning

*2 – 0 (Sox lead)

Sox – De Aza(Walk), Ramirez(single), Rios(fly out to right), Konerko(walk), Dunn(single,De Aza,Ramirez score) Viciedo(flied out to right), Gillaspie(struck out),

Royals(single)(hit into double play)(ground out to first)

***Second Inning

*2 – 0 (Sox Lead)

Sox – Beckham(single), Gimenez (fly out to right), De Aza(fielder‘s choice,Beckham out at second) Ramirez (fielders Choice to short,De Aza out at second)

Royals – (struck out)(struck out)(double)(flied out to left)

***Third Inning

*4 – 1 (Sox Lead)

Sox –  Rios(hit by pitch), Konerko(struck out,Rios Stole second) Dunn(HOME RUN,Rios scored) Viciedo(struck out), Gillaspie(struck out),

Royals – (ground out to second)(single,stole second)(single,runner scored,stole second)(pop out to short)(ground out to first)

***Fourth Inning

*4 – 1 (Sox Lead)

Sox –  Beckham(fly out to center), Gimenez(single to left), De Aza(single,Gimenez to second) Ramirez(line out to third), Rios(fly out to right),

Royals – (line out to second)(fly out to right)(single)(ground out to first)

***Fifth Inning

*4 – 4 

Dylan Axelrod gives the mound pass to Nate Jones

Sox –  Konerko(single), Dunn(walk,Konerko to second) Viciedo(lined out to left), Gillaspie(popped out to short), Beckham(ground into fielders choice,Dunn out at second)

Royals – (HOME RUN)(HOME RUN)(ground out to catcher)(double)(ground out to pitcher)(single to left,runner scored)(single)(pop out to third)

***Sixth Inning

*4 – 4 

Sox – Gimenez(struck out), De Aza(struck out,safe at first on wild pitch,out stealing second) Ramirez(single,safe at second after steal), Rios(walk), Konerko(struck out),

Royals – (line out to second)(struck out)(walk)(ground out to first)

***Seventh Inning

*6 – 4

Nate Jones has given the mound duties to Matt Thornton

Sox – Dunn(struck out), Viciedo,(Jordan Danks running)(single),Keppinger(single),Beckham(double,Danks and Konerko score)Gimenez(struck out), De Aza(ground out to short),

Royals – (ground out to short)(ground out to second)(struck out)

***Eighth Inning

*7 – 6 (Royals Lead)

Matt Thornton passes off to Jesse Crain

Sox –  Ramirez(struck out), Rios(single to right,out stealing second), Konerko(struck out),

Royals – (single)(single)(runner safe at first due to error)(struck out)(struck out)(walk,runner scored)(runner safe at first due to Ramirez error, two runs score)(fouled out to third)

***Ninth Inning

*7 – 6 (Royals Lead)

Sox – Dunn(struck out), Danks(struck out),Keppinger(ground out to second)

That is the game. It was ours to win but with TWO major mistakes in one inning it was not to be. Jesse Crain and Alexei Ramirez where the players who now I lay the blame with.

Time to head home to The Cell and a much-needed day off. The New York Mets come to visit on Tuesday and Wednesday before another day off and then the Cleveland Indians come to visit for a four game series with a double-header on Saturday.

Pack your travel bag, Lets go home

Cricket

 

Game one with Kansas City

240px-José_Quintana_on_July_30,_2012   Morning

Game one in Kansas City and Hector Santiago is on the mound.

We are at Kauffman Stadium

***First Inning

*2 – 0 (Sox lead)

Sox – De Aza, (walk), Ramirez, (double to left,De Aza to third), Rios, (infield single,De Aza out at home) Dunn, (walk, Ramirez to third, Rios to second), Konerko,(walk, Ramirez scored, Rios to third, Dunn to second), Gillaspie, (sac fly to right, Rios scored, Dunn to third), Viciedo, (flied out to center)

Royals(ground out to first)(double)(ground out to short,runner to third)(ground out to first)

***Second Inning

*2 – 0 (Sox Lead)

Sox – Beckham,(fly out to right), Flowers,(struck out), De Aza,(ground out to pitcher)

Royals – (ground out to short)(struck out)(single to left)(struck out)

***Third Inning

*7 – 0 (Sox Lead)

Sox – Ramirez(single), Rios(double,Ramirez scores) Dunn(single,Rios scored), Konerko(lined out to center), Gillaspie(single,Dunn to third) Viciedo(HOME RUN,Dunn,Gillaspie score) Beckham(flied out to center), Flowers(ground out to third),

Royals – (fly out to right)(fly out to right)(ground out to short)

***Fourth Inning

*7 – 0 (Sox Lead)

Sox – De Aza(ground out to second), Ramirez(fly out to left center), Rios(line out to short),

Royals – (ground out to short)(struck out)(lined out to center)

***Fifth Inning

*7 – 0 (Sox Lead)

Sox –  Dunn(struck out), Konerko(single), Gillaspie(pop out to short), Viciedo(fly out to right),

Royals – (pop out to right)(struck out)(pop out to second)

***Sixth Inning 

*9 – 1 (Sox Lead)

Sox – Beckham,(double to left) Flowers(flied out to right), De Aza(HOME RUN,Beckham scored) Ramirez(foul out to first), Rios(double), Dunn(safe at first due to error,Rios to third), Konerko(ground out to first),

Royals – (ground out to third)(ground out to first)(HOME RUN)(ground out to second)

***Seventh Inning

*9 – 1 (Sox Lead)

Sox –  Gillaspie (struck out), Viciedo(ground out to third), Beckham(struck out),

Royals – (walk)(lined out to second)(hit into double play)

***Eighth Inning

Pitching Change for the Royals

*9 – 1 (Sox Lead)

Sox – Flowers(ground out to short), De Aza(fly out to short), Ramirez(ground out to second)

Royals – (struck out)(fly out to right)(fly out to center)

***Ninth Inning

Hector Santiago passes the mound keys to Addison Reed

*9 – 1 (Sox Lead)

Sox –  Jordan Danks(struck out), Dunn(walk), Casper Wells(single), Gillaspie(ground out to second,Dunn to third,Wells to second) Viciedo(struck out),

Royals – (ground out to pitcher)(ground out to third)(fly out to center)

On solid hitting and pitching tonight the White Sox get a much-needed win by a score of 9 to 1 over Kansas City. Game two tomorrow is a 1:10 start with Jose Quintana on the mound.

See you on the field

Cricket

 

Road Trip Notes for Kansas City Royals

431868_10151907141523298_183666040_n***Game One in Kansas City – Kauffman Stadium

White Sox 9 – Kansas City 1

Behind the mike calling the game is – Hawk and Steve

Uniform of the day is – Black Jersey with white, letters, numbers and trim and Grey pants

Pitching Staff today – Hector Santiago, Addison Reed

Playing Staff – Jordan Danks in for Alex Rios, Casper Wells in for Paul Konerko

**News**

Duante Heath sent back to Triple A and Brian Omogrosso called up.

***Game Two with the Royals

White Sox 3  – Kansas City 2

Behind the mike calling the game is – Hawk and Steve

Uniform of the day is – Grey Pants with Black  Jersey’s with White trim, letters and numbers

Playing Staff – De Aza, Ramirez, Rios, Dunn, Konerko, Gillaspie, Viciedo, Keppinger, Flowers,Gimenez,Danks

Pitching Staff – Jose Quintana, Matt Lindstrom, Jesse Crain, Addison Reed

Scoring – Top of the fourth – Gillaspie singled to center,Dunn Scored, Konerko to second, Keppinger singled to second, Gillaspie scored

Scoring – Top of the ninth – De Aza hit a sacrifice fly to right, Jordan Danks Scored

***Game Three with the Royals

White Sox – 6 , Royals – 7

Behind the mike calling the game is – Kansas City Crew

Uniform of the day is Grey Pants, Black Jersey with White Trim, Letters and Numbers

Pitching Staff – Dylan Axelrod, Nate Jones, Matt Thornton,Jesse Crain

Playing Staff – De Aza, Ramirez, Rios, Konerko, Dunn, Viciedo, Gillaspie, Beckham, Gimenez, Keppinger, Danks

 

Game Three with the Minnesota Twins

Jesse+Crain+Chicago+White+Sox+Photo+Day+Aw-Zgqe0lVhl   Early Morning Kids,

Got a couple of hours sleep before this early start. John Danks is on the mound for the Sox today. He had a good last outing and fingers crossed he can have another one.

Grab a coffee and see you for the first pitch

***First Inning

*0 – 0

Sox – De Aza(fly out to center), Ramirez(single)(safe at second with steal), Rios(ground out to short), Konerko(pop out to second),

Twins(pop out to second)(single to left)(soft single to right,runners on first and second)(struck out)(popped out to short)

***Second Inning

*3 – 0 (twins lead)

Sox – Dunn (lined out to second)Viciedo(ground out to second)., Keppinger(ground out to second),

Twins – (popped out to short)(HOME RUN)(infield single,runner to second on error by Beckham)(ground out to short)(HOME RUN,runner scores)(flied out to center)

***Third Inning

*3 – 0 (twins lead)

Sox –  Beckham(fly out to center), Gimenez(ground out to short), De Aza(struck out),

Twins – (double)(single,runner thrown out at home by Viciedo)(struck out)(fly out to left)

***Fourth Inning

*4 – 1 (twins lead)

Sox –  Ramirez(single)(out trying to steal second), Rios(ground out to second), Konerko(single), Dunn(walk,Konerko to second), Viciedo (single), Keppinger(safe at first on error,Konerko scores) Beckham(fly out to right),

Twins – (flied out to center)(HOME RUN)(HOME RUN)(ground out to short)(single)(fly out to right)

***Fifth Inning

*6 – 1 (twins lead)

Sox – Gimenez(fly out to right), De Aza(pop out to second), Ramirez(struck out),

Twins – (fly out to right)(fly out to left)(single to center,wild pitch,runner to second)(single to center,runner scores)(pop out to third)

***Sixth Inning

*8 – 4 (twins lead)

Pitching Change for the Twins

John Danks has given the mound pass to Matt Lindstrom

Sox – Rios(single to right), Konerko(HOME RUN,Rios scores) Dunn(HOME RUN), Viciedo(fly out to left), Keppinger(struck out), Beckham(ground out to third),

Twins – (struck out)(fly out to right)(double)(E – 6, runners at first and third)(single,two runs score)(fly out to center)

***Seventh Inning

*8 – 4 (twins lead)

Matt Lindstrom has passed to Jesse Crain

Sox –  Gimenez(ground out to short), De Aza(fly out to left), Ramirez(double), Rios(flied out to center)

Twins – (infield single)(struck out and threw out runner at second)(ground out to first)

***Eighth Inning

*8 – 4 (twins lead)

Pitching Change for Twins

Jesse Crain has passed to Ramon Troncoso

Sox –  Konerko(ground out to pitcher), Dunn(fly out to center), Viciedo(pop out to second),

Twins – (walk)(struck out)(struck out)(struck out)

***Ninth Inning

*8 – 4 (twins lead)

Sox – Keppinger(ground out to second), Beckham(ground out to short), Gimenez(double to left), De Aza(walk), Ramirez(single), Rios(fly out to left),

That is the game and the series. The final score was Twins 8 and the White Sox 4. Time to pack the bag and head to Kansas City for a three game series before heading for home. Hector Santiago, Jose Quintana and Dylan Axelrod are the pitching staff for the series.

Catch up with you at Kauffman Stadium.

Cricket