**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.
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.
As most of you know by now that Boston won the final game in extra innings. Chicago took the series and is heading home. I was concerned as I went to bed last night about how James would mange today or would it be another disaster. I was quite surprised to see his stats and to find out how well he actually did.
Tim Anderson’s Birthday today
For those who could not see the game today the boys wore the dirty gray pants with Black jerseys.
Adam Eaton was hit by a pitch. Tim scored on the Abreu double play for a 1 to 0 lead. Eaton on a wild pitch came home for a 2 to 0 lead
James first pitch of the day was a strike. First inning James allowing 1 hit and he struck out Big Papi
In the bottom of the 2nd, James is working well. A little slow but he is gaining some confidence. James got in a jam that inning but he worked his way out. That should help the confidence.
Chicago added another run in the top of the 4th for a 3 to 0 Chicago lead
It was the bottom of the 4th when James issued his first walk of the day. 59 pitches at the bottom of 4 innings is not great but it’s better when what James has been in past games. James kept the Red Sox scoreless until the bottom of the 5th. His pitch count is 81.
Top of 6th the White Sox took the lead to 4 to 1
Bottom of the 6th and at 99 pitches James was done for the day, passing off the keys to Matt Albers.
I am still not convinced that he is what we need but I am willing to give him a little space and some respect today.
It is home for a weekend series with the Toronto Blue Jays, before a day off on Monday
It’s game 2 of the Sox Drawer Battle between Boston and the Chicago. Chris Sale in the office today.
The boys wore the dirty gray pants and black jerseys.
Tim Anderson on the 1st pitch of the game with his very first home run. White Sox open the scoring 1 to 0. Adam Eaton with a double on the 2nd pitch of the game. Eaton home on a Melky sac fly for a 2 to 0 White Sox lead.
What a hell of a catch by Brett Lawrie
Bottom of 3rd and the Red Sox get on the board 2 to 1
Todd Frazier with a solo shot in the top of the 4th for a 3 to 1 White Sox lead
Bottom of the 4th Sale hits a batter,
J.B Shuck called safe at 1st but it’s replay time, and the call was overturned.
J.B with a great rundown of a Bogaerts hit to deep center to open the bottom of the 6th, Chris with 7 strike outs.
Nate Jones takes over in the office for Chris Sale. With 2 out int he bottom of the 8th, David Robertson takes up residence in the office.
David Robertson closes out the game for a 3 to 1 White Sox win
Chris Sale with 12 wins, first pitcher to reach that milestone.
Jose Quintana in the office tomorrow