**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.
Miguel Gonzalez was in the office putting his 2 and 0 record on the line. Facing Jason Vargas from the Royals.
Bottom of the 2nd saw Matt Davidson with a solo shot to center for a 1 to 0 Sox lead. The Royals would score their only run in the bottom of the inning for a 1 all game.
The bottom of the 3rd the Sox would take the lead when, Timmy Anderson scored on a Jose Abreu single. 2 to 1 sox
Melky Cabrera would smack an RBI line drive to center scoring, Anderson and Leury Garcia for a 4 to 1 Sox lead.
The bottom of the 6th would see the Sox scoring almost at will tacking on 8 runs, With Avi Garcia already on base, Matt Davidson doubles to right getting Avi home, (5 to 1 Sox). Anderson’s fly to center would see Matt Davidson get home and L.Garcia stopping on 2nd (6 to 1 Sox), Tyler Saladino with a triple brings home, L. Garcia and Anderson for an 8 to 1 Sox lead. Todd Frazier joined the run fest with a double moving Jose Abreu to 3, Saladino and Melky both cross home plate for a 10 to 1 Sox lead. Matt Davidson back to the plate for another shot, this time kissing a single to left, Frazier and Abreu heading for home ticking the scoreboard over to 12 to 1 Sox thumping.
Miguel Gonzalez took care of the office till the 8th inning when Anthony Swarzak got the keys to close up the office for the night.
Before the game today the Sox are just 1 game out of first.
The injury list is not playing favorites as we have a few pitchers on the list; Juan Minaya has been throwing to batters and he should be heading to a rehab assignment anytime. jake Petricka is being re-evaluated as of April 23, Zack Putnam has right elbow inflammation, spending the next 10 days on the list. Carlos Rodon has been playing catch with Coach Cooper. James Shields is on the 10 day list recovering from a Right lat strain. Charlie Tilson on the 60 day list still working on increasing load bearing activities.
It was all quiet until the top of the 3rd inning when Avi Garcia stepped to the plate. The guy is hot and getting hotter smacking a solo shot over the center field fence for a 1 to 0 Sox lead.
Gonzo had the perfect game going until the Yankee’s spoiled it in the bottom of the 5th with a single to the shortstop
The bottom of the 7th saw Avi Garcia step to the plate again but this time with runners on the pond belting a 3 run homer to left center, extending the Sox lead 4 to 0.
David Robertson came in to close the office but got in some trouble, with 2 outs walked in a run for a 4 to 1 Sox lead. Robbie got the next Yankee’s batter to hit into a double play for the final out.
The series decider is set with, Dylan Covey listed as the probable starter for the Sox.
The Sox are sitting 1.5 games out of 1st with a record of 7 wins, 6 losses.
I know that Kendria over at Weaver’s Sports Center https://weaversfootballblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/indians-vs-white-sox-deja-vu/ will cringe when reading this, she loves her Indians but also is a Sox Fan.
The Sox wore their gray away uniforms today while, the Indians wore their all white uniforms.
Miguel Gonzalez in the office for the Sox facing Josh Tomlin for the Indians.
*Top of the first with Timmy Anderson at the plate and with Josh Tomlin 1st pitch Timmy smacks a solo shot for a 1 to 0 Sox lead. With Cody Asche and Avi Garcia already on base, Matt Davidson belts his own, taking the score to 4 to 0. Omar Narvaez bring home Yolmer Sanchez for a 5 to 0 Sox lead.
Cleveland get 1 home for a 5 to 1 Sox lead in the home half of the inning.
*Top of the 2nd and the Sox blow out the lead when Avi steps to the plate already having Melky and Jose Abreu on the pond, send a line drive to center getting Melky and Jose home and Avi pulling into second base. White Sox 7 and Indians 1
All quiet til home half of the 5th when, Indians Michael Brantly with a solo shot for a 7 to 2 Sox lead. Jose Ramirez scores on a Lonnie Chisenhall line drive to right chipping at the Sox lead to 7 to 3.
The top of the 8th would see the Sox add 3 more runs when, Timmy Anderson scores on a Jose Abreu line drive to right, Melky pulls into 2nd. Thanks to Cody Asche single, Melky crosses the plate for a 9 to 3 Sox lead. On an Avi Garcia shot to right, Jose Abreu is home for a 10 to 3 Sox lead.
The final run of the game scored by the Indians was a Yan Gomes solo home run for a 10 to 4 Sox lead. The Sox were able to shut down any run try by the Indians in the bottom of the 9th.
The Indians are getting the litter box ready for the Tigers to visit who are currently sitting in first place.
The Sox are heading to Minnesota to have a snack on some Twinkies (Minnesota Twins)
If I could have been anywhere today it would have been in Chicago at the park to have the final game experience. I have listened to people complain all year about why bother going. Go for all of us who can’t go, share with us your favorite seat, what do you like to eat at the park. There are a lot of Sox fans here in Australia who would love to be able to go. We get up at all hours of the night here to be able to watch and try and be a part of things.
I choose to look at things a little different, I see the positives. Sure I am frustrated and wished it had been a better season but there are pieces that did work and with the right foundation we can be in the mix next year.
*Injuries — boy did they bite us and hard. It seems like center field was cursed for a long time. Losing Austin Jackson, and Charlie Tilson both to season ending injuries was really tough, both are on the road to recovery and I hope we get to see them next year. Zack Duke and Jake Petricka with their injuries really took a lot of stability out of the bull pen.
*Adam Eaton – WOW, what an amazing season in right, Baserunners learned and early that if your gong to challenge him , most likely he will throw you out. Congrats on being a Dad.
*Brett Lawrie – I miss your excitement and silliness. Your energy was missed and I hope that you will be back next year, you had some amazing plays and I just sat here at my desk and shook my head as wondered how did you do it.
*J.B Shuck, Tyler Saladino, Carlos Sanchez – Thank You for stepping up in a moments notice, you all have grown as players and I really hope we get to see you again next season.
*Chris Sale, Miguel Gonzalez, Jose Quintana, Nate Jones, David Robertson – This group of gentleman to me is our core of the pitching staff. Sure there have been those crappy moments but there has also been moments of brilliance and I hope you stay together.
*Hawk , Steve and Jason — Thanks for all the call of the game, learning a bit with Sox math. I have even developed a few of my own Hawkisms for fun. Not sure if Hawk will go another season. If you decide not to have another year with us Hawk then “THANKS” for the fun and the knowledge you have shared with us.
Chris Sale is off to the showers leaving Juan Minaya the keys to the office, Jacob Turner on way to the office for the final outing for him this season. Chris Beck found the office keys under the rosin bag. Chris just turned off the office lights in the visitors half of the 9th, Chris has the door closed (2 outs) Chris just locked the door with that strike out. ( 3 outs)
Final Record 78 and 84
**THANK YOU to all of you who have taken the time to leave comments, feed back and all. Thanks to my Daughter Kendria who has come on board over at https://weaversfootballblog.wordpress.com/ for helping to cover games so I could have a bit of a life at times.
A Year with the Chicago White Sox is taking a break but will be back with winter news as needed
Have a safe winter and see you
April 3, 2017 for White Sox Baseball
BUT it’s raining.
The silly season has started already as the rumor mill has it that Robin will be offered a contract in 2017. Day Hayes is reporting that those reports are inaccurate. It is time for Robin to move on, come on Uncle Jerry, you want a winning team don’t you. Well, get rid of Kenny Williams also. What has he done to help this cause, NOT MUCH.
Now with that vent out-of-the-way: It should be Miguel Gonzalez working the office today.
Adam Eaton is out of the line up again, not sure why but hoping can find out when game starts.
1st pitch is a dead on strike.
Avi Garcia with a walk, 1st on the pond.
In the outfield is the law firm: Garcia, Garcia and Coats
Bottom of 3rd and Jason Coats gets his 3rd major league double. (bottom of 3rd and it’s the Tarps on again)
pitching change for Tampa Bay — Tim Anderson back at the plate and Jason Coats on 2nd.
Bottom of 4th and Melky on with a single.
Todd Frazier goes YARD for a 1 to 0 Sox lead, Avi with a walk. Carlos with a single, Avi stops at 2nd
Rain delay of 1 hour 15 minutes
Bottom of 8th and Timmy on with a double. Leury hit by a pitch,
Miguel is out to finish this off, he just turned out the office lights, the Rays batter got a single and Gonzo is done for the season but gets a wonderful round of applause for his work tonight from the fans who are left. David Robertson on his way to pick up the keys from Robin.
Robbie with 1 pitch and a rack’em up (double play) closes the office door and locks it for the win
White Sox – 1 and Rays – 0
It’s game 2 in the series and welcome back Miguel Gonzalez who opens the office today.
Zack Berdi has been shutdown for the season.
Jose Quintana with the keys to close the series.
Miguel’s 1st pitch is a strike
Tim Anderson with a lead off single (cancel the post game show)
Jose Abreu with a solo shot to open the scoring 1 to 0. Avi Garcia with a single
Miguel hit batter.
Bottom of 5th and Jason Coats with a double, Omar Narvaez with a single gets Jason home for a 2 to 0 Sox lead
They are managing Miguel and Dan Jennings has picked up the keys. Nasty Nate Jones on the way to get the keys from Dan to help home this lead, pond is full
Bottom of 8th and Timmy with a walk and stolen base.
David Robertson in the office to close up shot for today. Even Robbie knew that was a foul ball
Lights out, Door closed, Robbie locks the door and this game is ova
Sox — 2 and Tigers — 0
**Miguel Gonzalez threw some pitches yesterday and at this point from what I am reading he did well.
Anthony’s first pitch is a ball.
A seattle double opens the scoring 1 to 0. The lead off walk comes back to bite us. Sac fly and its 2 to 0.
Adam Eaton is safe with his speed at first, Tim Anderson on with a single, Jose Abreu with a single, Adam motors home for a 2 to 1 Seattle lead. Avi Garcia with a single scoring Timmy and it’s tied at 2. Justin Morneau loads the pond with a single. Dioner Navarro with a Sac fly for a 3 to 2 Sox lead.
**Top of 4th and with a solo shot Seattle ties the game at 3 all.
Top of 5th sees Tyler given an error. bottom of 5th and Jose with a single
An E-6 (2nd error on Tyler) and single and Seattle has runners at the corners. RBI single it’s a 4 to 3 Mariners. Dan Jennings up and working in the pen. Anthony leaves the office key for Dan to pick up. A single and it’s 6 to 3 Seattle.
Dan Jennings leaving the office keys for Matt Albers to pick up from Robin
7th Inning and J.B Shuck finally safe on 1st, Adam with a walk, Timmy with a double, Adam to 3rd and J.B home for a Seattle 6 to 4 lead. Todd Frazier with a 2 out, 2 RBI and this game is tied at 6 all.
Nasty Nate Jones with a 3 up and 3 down inning.
Bottom of the 8th and David Robertson is working in the pen, J.B walks and Tyler to the plate.
David Robertson in the office to hold and go to extra innings. Robbie with a one out walk. (Geesh 2 fans on the field, how much beer is involved for this stunt) Robbie very annoyed by the disruption. Robbie holds the score and its up to the boys to get 1 run home to take the win.
**Bottom of 9th — leadoff single for Adam, Timmy’s bunt got the job done, moving Adam to 2nd.Jose gets a free pass and Todd with a single getting Adam home for the win 7 to 6
**Todd gets a shower thanks to Tyler as he chats post game
**in the office tomorrow is Chris Sale.
Fingers crossed for James that he can have a better outing than last time. Brett Lawrie is on his way to the Birmingham Barons for his rehab assignment, Miguel Gonzalez on the 15 day D.L for the groin strain.
Adam Eaton walked to open the Sox batting, tyler Saladino with a bunt to move him to 2nd, Jose Abreu with an RBI double, Sox lead 1 to 0
Tim Anderson with a lead off double, Dioner Navarro with a double gets Timmy home for a 2 to 0 Sox lead, Adam with a walk, Tyler with a 2 run double for a 4 to 0 lead,
Stanton with a home run for a 4 to 1 ball game, he barely swung at that and it was gone. 12 pitches for James through 1 and 2/3 inning. If Adam had been in right he would have had it.
Bottom of 3rd and James with a 21 ball pitch count. 3 Run homer by the Marlins have tied the game, Marlins take the lead 5 to 4, Timmy, you got to get the tag on the hand not the chest.
Jason Coast goes “Yard” for his 1st for his career, it’s a 5 all ball game,
Bases loaded and James is done, leaving the keys for Matt Albers, Marlins with a pair for a 7 to 5 lead. Nice way to hit the batter Matt
Timmy at 3rd and Dioner at 1st and only 1 out, Carlos Sanchez just walked to fill the pond, Way to go Timmy, he’s safe but was called out, upon review, he was called safe. Sox – 6 and Marlins – 7
Dan Jennings got the keys from Matt Albers, who flipped them to Chris Beck.
Top of 7th and Todd Frazier finally with a hit
Jason Coast with a single to open the 8th inning, Jason to second on the wild pitch, pitch hit RBI double for Justin Morneau and this game is tied at 7 all, Runners at 2nd and 3rd,on a dropped 3rd strike, Melky safe at 1st and Dioner home for an 8 to 7 Sox lead on a strikeout and wild pitch.
Nasty Nate Jones in with the keys, shutting the inning down. Timmy with a walk to 1st, Jason hit by the pitch, nice double steal(Coats first steal), J.B Shuck at the plate
It’s up to David Robertson to lock up the office, Adam into right and J.B to center. Robbie with the lights out (1 out) office door shut for 2 outs,
This game is ova, Robbie with the help of Adam and Timmy lock the office for an 8 to 7 win
Sox win the series and now hoping for a sweep tomorrow with Chris Sale in the office
Miguel Gonzalez in the office tonight, the lineup has changed a bit giving Justin Morneau and J.B shuck the night off.
Everyone is saying that we are out of playoffs but there is still plenty of ball left to be played. Cleveland is not as strong as they once were and now could be the time to get hot and pick them off.
Jason and Steve in the booth today
Melky opens the Sox batting with a 2 out single.
Miguel opens the pitching by striking out Dyson
Geesh Todd, start reading the ball better, will ya. Tim Anderson with a 2 out single, Carlos Sanchez with a single, Jason Coast with his first RBI of his career, 1 to 0 Sox
Miguel made that pitch and something is not right, Michael Ynoa got the call from Robin, he will have as long as he needs to warm up. Michael hit the batter, E – 6, on Timmy, **News on Miguel has a right groin strain** Michael got out of that small jam.
Carson Fulmer gets the keys from Michael who had a great run in the office.
With Dyson safe at 2nd, should’ve known he would score, its a tie game at 1 all, a 1 out single and it’s 2 to 1 game in the bottom of 6th,
Good job Timmy , holding on to that pitch and making sure you got him.
**Danny Duffy has been unhittable on the mound for K.C, the boys have been fighting back but not had any luck.
Tommy Kahnle got the office keys from Carson. He did well giving up the 2 runs.
**Final – K.C — 2 and Sox — 1
I am so proud of the boys tonight. When Miguel Gonzalez left the game with the injury the boy could fallen apart but they didn’t. Michael Ynoa took the warm up time he needed and was solid. Carson Fulmer up next and they did get the 2 runs off him but he held his cool and got himself out of the inning.
Tommy Kahnle come in last and boy he had a big job ahead to hold the Royals and he did, Tommy with the help from Dioner pitched his game
A shout out to Dioner Navarro, what a man you are, tonight you earned your keep with what was going on out there and all, “Thanks Mate”
Time to pack the travel bag and head to Miami for a 3 game series, Carlos Rodon, James Shields and Chris Sale are the listed starters for the series.