**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.
*Game One – Hector Noesi in the office. Reds 10 and Sox 4
Hector took a line drive off his hip in the second inning and departed, with Scott Carroll taking over, also in the office was Zach Putnam, Dan Jennings and Jake Petricka
It was a quiet game til the top of the 6th when the Reds opened the scoring with a 2 – 0 lead. The added another run in the top of the 7th for a 3 – 0 lead.
The bottom of the inning saw the Sox offense finally get going when Alexei Ramirez smacked his 100th home run to left center. Sox 1 and Red 3.
The top of the 9th saw the reds pile on 7 more runs for a 10 to 1 lead, the bottom of the inning saw Jose Abreu’s solo shot to left add a second run to the Sox total, Adam LaRoche walked and moved to 3rd on a double by Avisail Garcia, Conor Gillaspie with a Sac Fly to right, gets LaRoche home for a 10 to 3 Reds lead, with Garcia at 3rd Ramirez, grounding to the shortstop brings Avi home for the last run the Sox were able to score.
*Game 2 – Carlos Rodon in the office, Sox 8 and Reds 2
Rodon has made me eat my words, to be honest after his first 2 appearances I honestly thought that him starting would be a disaster but in 6 innings with 8 strikeouts and 4 walks he held his nerve and did very well from what my Sisters have shared with me. Jake Petricka, Zach Duke and David Robertson who now has an ERA of 0.00 after this game.
The Sox opened the scoring in the bottom of the 2nd with Avi Garcia already on base, Alexei Ramirez smacks home run #101 for a 2 – 0 Sox lead.
Top of the 3rd the Reds would tie the score at 2 all. ( It would be the Sox from here on out doing all the scoring.)
Bottom of the 4th the Sox would take back the lead when, Ramirez doubles to left and Gordon Beckham with a single to left would bring Ramirez home for a 3 to 2 lead.
Bottom of 6th would see the Sox add two more runs with Solo shots from Avi Garcia and Beckham. Sox 5 and Reds 2.
Bottom of the 7th would see the Sox add the final runs of the day when, Eaton walked and went to second on a balk by the Reds Pitcher, Melky Cabrera’s single to center would see the speedy Eaton cross the plate, Melky moves to second on an Abreu line drive to right, LaRoche with another single gets Melky home and holds Abreu at 3rd. LaRoche scores the 8th and final run of the day on a Gordon Beckham Sac Fly
*Game Three – John Danks in the office. Reds 3 and Sox 4
John Danks would finally have a confidence building outing that he was much needing. in 7 innings he struck out 4 and walked 3. Danks had help in the office from, Zach Duke and David Robertson.
Bottom of the 2nd would see the Sox open the scoring when, Tyler Flowers doubles and J.B Shuck walked when, Emilio Bonifacio would tap a soft line drive to right bringing Flowers home and Shuck to 3rd for a 1 – 0 Sox lead. Cincy would tie the score in the top of the 4th inning
Bottom of the 7th and 8th would see the Sox add 2 more runs for a 3 to 1 Sox lead. Cincy would tie things up at the top of the 9th, forcing the Sox to bat in the bottom of the inning to win the game or send it to extra inning.
Bottom of the 9th – Abreu and LaRoche would both get out, leaving the classic 2 out run rally to get started, and it did when, Garcia and Ramirez both singled, with Avi held up at 2nd base. with Beckham at the plate, a wild pitch would move the winning run of Garcia to 3rd and Ramirez to 2nd. Beckham smacked a line drive to right bring Garcia home for the winning run and taking the series 2 takes to 1.
It is a quick trip for a 3 game series with the Brewers in Wisconsin before a day off and packing the bags for a trip out west to see the Oakland A’s