Here is the injury list as of the time of writing this. Monday afternoon in Australia
Dylan Covey with a left Oblique Strain as of May 26.
Nate Jones with right elbow neuritis (inflammation of the elbow causing pain) faced hitters in a bullpen session throw everything but sliders
Jake Petricka threw live batting practice on May 22. Still testing a right lat strain.
Zach Putnam with right elbow inflammation, played catch at 60 feet on May 11 and throw off the mound on May 23
Carlos Rodon threw his 4th simulated game on May 22, managing Left Bicep Buritius.
Tyler Saladino with back spasms was listed on May 27th for 10 days.
James Shields looking for a late June return from a Right Lat Strain. James threw 30 pitches on May 24th and 26th. James is slated to throw again on the 29th of May.
Geovany Soto still recovering from arthroscopic right elbow surgery is looking at a possible mid August return.
Charlie Tilson is taking part if light baseball activities, outfield drills and is taking batting practice as of May 22.
**Game 1 was rained out, rescheduled for this series. The Sox lost this game 4 to 3
White Sox — 8 and Tigers – 2
Mike Pelfrey in the office.
Detroit took the lead in the top of the 2nd 1 to 0 but the Sox took the lead back in the bottom of the 3rd for a 3 to 1 lead, Avi with a double getting Melky, Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier home. Alex Avila, former Sox with a solo shot cutting the lead 3 to 2 in the 5th inning. Matt Davidson with a solo shot taking the Sox lead to 4 to 2, Kevan Smith scored on Melky’s single for a 5 to 2 lead in the home part of the 6th inning. Bottom of the 8th the Sox adding the final runs when Melky belted a 3 run home with Yolmer Sanchez and Leury Garcia already on base.
White Sox – 3 and Tigers – o
Tyler Danish in the office for the Sox.
The Sox did all the scoring in the bottom of the 5th, Tim Anderson scored on a Sanchez double play ball. Sox 1 and Tigers 0. Bottom of 8th saw a Leury Garcia smack a triple to get Adam Engel home for a 2 to 0 Sox lead. Leury Garcia scored on a Jose Abreu single to right.
White Sox – 7 and Tigers – 3
Miguel Gonzalez in the office, with David Robertson coming in for the save. Sox scored 3 in the 3rd, 2 in the 4th and 2 in the 5th for a 7 to 0 Sox lead. Miguel had a no-hitter going until the top of the 7th inning when Alex Avila spoiled it with a single to right. Detroit added 2 more in the top of the 8th. David Robertson in to close the office taking over from Chris Beck.
**With the day’s events the Sox are sitting only 4.5 games out of first with Cleveland and Minnesota sitting above them.
**The Boston Red Sox arrive for the Sox Draw battle tomorrow, the first visit of Chris Sale since his trade in the off-season. He will be facing Jose Quintana in the office.
Melky and Jose Abreu opened the pond with walks to open the 1st inning, Avi flied out getting Melky to 3rd, Todd Frazier walked to fill the pond. Yolmer Sanchez single brought Melky and Abreu home for a 2 to 0 lead. Todd stopping at 3rd. Timmy Anderson with an infield single, Todd comes home and Yolmer to second. 3 to 0 Sox lead. Matt Davidson’s single to right helped Sanchez cross home for a 4 to 0 lead. Kevan Smith reached on an infield single, which got Anderson home for a 5 to 0 Sox lead to close the first inning.
Top of the 3rd Timmy added a solo shot over the left field fence for a 6 to 0 Sox lead.
Top of the 4th opens with Kevan Smith’s double to left. Leury Garcia walked, Melky was safe on first by an error. Abreu hit into a double play which allowed Smith to score giving the Sox a 7 to 0 lead.
Top of the 5th would see the Sox extend the lead to 8 to 0 when, Todd who walked and got to 2nd on a wild pitch. Matt Davidson single to left brought Todd home.
Bottom of the 7th would see Seattle add their only run on a solo shot to left.
**Final Score — Sox 8 and Seattle 1
Today’s with combined with other outcomes see the Sox at 3 games out of top spot.
Sox head to Arizona for a 3 game series with the Diamondbacks before heading home.
I knew it would be interesting when I got the 1st score alarm and its 4 to 0 after 1 in the Sox favor.
Top of 1st – it was an error by the Seattle 2nd baseman that got things going, Yolmer Sanchez walked and it was the hit by Melky that the seattle 2nd baseman fumbled that allowed Melky to be safe. Jose Abreu with a double getting Sanchez home for a 1 to 0 lead. Avi Garcia to the plate, belts a massive home run over the left field fence for a 4 to 0 Sox lead.
The top of the 3rd would see Avi step to the plate again for a solo shot to right for a 5 to 0 Sox lead.
Top of the 4th and the Sox would double the score starting with, Timmy Anderson with a single, Matt Davidson moving him to second on a walk. Omar Narvaez would load the pond with a single to left center. Willy Garcia sac fly to center would get Timmy home for a 6 to 0 lead. Melky’s single to left would get Matt and Omar home to extend the lead to 8 to 0. Avi with a double would get Yolmer and Melky home to blow out the lead to 10 to 0.
The home half of the 6th inning would see Seattle finally score a run. Sox 10 and Seattle 1
The White Sox would open the 7th inning when, With Avi and Jose already on base Todd Frazier would send a ball to center getting Jose and Avi home for a 12 to 1 lead. Matt Davidson with home run #8, with Todd on base its a 14 to 1 Sox lead. Willy Garcia with his 1st Major league home run for a 15 to 1 Sox lead.
Top of the 9th and Willy Garcia with a sac fly to center, Timmy gets home for a 16 to 1 Sox lead.
Chris Beck would take over from Dan Jennings to lock up the office.
Final score White Sox 16 and Seattle 1
The boys are 3.5 games out of 1st.
Derek Holland in the office for the final game in Seattle.
The Sox found their winning ways with a second win over the San Diego Padres at home on Mother’s Day weekend
May 13th — the Sox would take the win 5 to 4 with a walk off from a single by Yolmer Sanchez to get Tyler Saladino home
May 14th — Jose Quintana headed to the office for the after meeting, Everyone wearing their white uniforms trimmed in pink.
Bottom of the 1st — With Leury Garcia and Yolmer Sanchez already on the pond, Jose Abreu was hit by a pitch. Avi Garcia grounded into a double play getting Leury home for a 1 to 0 Sox lead.
Things would quiet down until the top of the 7th when San Diego would smash a 3 run homer over the right field fence taking the lead 3 to 1.
The bottom of the 8th and the Sox would answer with 8 runs in the inning. It all started when, with Sanchez and Abreu already on the pond, Avi was safe at 1st on an error to load the pond. Todd Frazier walked to keep the pond full bringing home Sanchez for a 3 to 2 Padres lead. Melky with a single getting Todd to 3rd, Abreu and Avi home for a 4 to 2 Sox lead. Todd scored on a Tyler pop out (no one paying attention and Todd sneaked home and Melky to second) 5 to 3 Sox lead. Willy Garcia with a single brings Melky home for a 6 to 3 Sox lead. Leury with a double brings home Narvaez and Willy home for an 8 to 3 lead. Yolmer with a single bring home Leury for a 9 to 3 Sox lead.
**Final Score — White Sox 9 and Padres 3
Sox with a day off tomorrow before 10 game road trip out west starting with the Angels for 3, up to Seattle for 4 over the weekend and finish with 3 in Arizona visiting the D Backs before heading home. A day off before welcoming the Tigers for a weekend series for Homecoming Weekend. The double-header on Friday is a make up game from April 5. Game one starts at 4:10 chicago time.
May 29th is the start of the Sox Draw battle and the 1st visit by Chris Sale since the trade.
The Sox wasted no time getting on the board when with Melky on the pond, Jose Abreu belts a 423 foot homer to center for a 2 to 0 Sox lead.
Matt Davidson taking inspiration from Jose Abreu home run from early decided ” Well if you can do that so can I” smacking a home run over the left center field fence for a 3 to 0 Sox lead.
Holland holding his own in the office keeping the Royals off the pond.
Top of the 4th inning would see the Sox get run happy again when, with 2 of the Garcia Law Firm (Avi and Leury) already on base, Cody Asche doubles getting Avi and Leury home for a 5 to 0 Sox lead.
Top of the 7th the Sox would add 2 more runs, with Melky and Jose Abreu already on base, Avi with a single to right getting the boys home for a 7 to 0 lead. The bottom of the 7th would see the Royals finally get on the pond and get 2 runs home cutting the Sox lead 7 to 2.
Top of the 8th would see the Sox score their final run when, with Matt Davidson on the pond, thanks to a walk gets home thanks to a Yolmer Sanchez single. Sox 8 and Royals 2. The bottom of the inning would see the Royals add their final run. Closing the inning at Sox 8 and Royals 3
Tommy Kahnle in to lock up the office for an 8 to 3 Sox win.
Nate Jones has joined the growing list with right elbow soreness and will be on the 10 day list. Nate was afraid that he was heading for Tommy John surgery again as he was having numbness in his throwing hand. Scans have ruled that out. Hoping that just resting him will take care of the problem.
Carlos Rodon has been moved to the 60 day list, he is throwing off the mound as of May 4.
** Heading to Baltimore for a 3 game series. Home for a day off then welcoming the Twins for a series.
The Sox and Indians are tied for 1st place, Twins a 1/2 game out, Tigers a game out, Kansas city 6 games out.
I am loving this team for 2017. They are going about business and getting things done, surprising a lot of people. Before the season started when Chris Sale and Adam Eaton were both traded, to be honest a bit of a shock but it has turned out for the best. We have some great new kids who are playing damn good ball. The keyboard doubters said that we needed to lose a bunch of games and get a better trade deal when the season was over. At the time of writing this the Sox were only half a game ahead of Cleveland, Minnesota and Detroit. Other divisions have started to sort themselves out some but I am secretly hoping that by the all-star break it is still this close.
On Tuesday the boys went to work in Kansas City with Jose Quintana in the office. Jose had not had a great start to the season but once he finds his feet its hard to stop him and Tuesday was a brilliant outing. He threw 8 shutout innings of ball with Anthony Swarzak locking up the office.
The Sox scored 2 in the second, third and sixth innings for a 6 to 0 score line.
It was time for Robin Venture to leave and his replacement of Rick Renteria, in my book has been part of what was needed. Rick has brought a new excitement to the dugout and he is one of the first to greet the boys after scoring runs. He is also there when the starting pitcher is done for the game. Giving words of encouragement no doubt.
The injury list has not been updated as of today. 5 pitchers on there with what is looking like minor things to deal with. Getting them all healthy will be the challenge but then what do you do with them once they are back playing?
Charlie Tilson is our only other player in the list, from the stress fracture that happened in spring training. As of April 23 he was out of the moon boot and able to start load bearing activities. I really hope we get the chance to see what he can do.
I really think this is going to be an interesting season and I cant wait to see how things play out.
This group is going to surprise all of us.
I have no doubt.