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Sox Split the Series

Derek Holland in the office for the Sox today with Ian Kennedy opening the Royals office.

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.

**Injury update**

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.


Carlos Rodon for the Final Time in the Office for 2016

Someone pick up some milk with to have with the Twinkies

Carlos Rodon will open the office for his final time in 2016. He has had a good year, some outings were full-blown disasters but some were amazing.

Tyler Saladino had an MRI which showed a herniated L5 in his back. He is being taken care of now before being let go for the off-season.

For those who can’t see the boys are wearing white pants and black jerseys.

Tim Anderson with a stand up triple to open the pond, Melky with a double and Timmy home for a 1 to 0 Sox lead, Justin Morneau with a single moving Melky to 3rd. Wild pitch, Melky home for a 2 to 0 lead and Justin to 2nd.

Carlos is tearing it up with 5 strikeouts in a row.

7 strike outs to open the game tonight.

Adam Eaton walks on the pond to open the home half of the 3rd, Timmy goes “YARD” for a 4 to 0 lead. Melky with a double and Jose Abreu with a double to bring him home for a 5 to 0 lead

Omar Narvaez with his 1st Major league homer for a 6 to 0 lead. Spanky on 1st after force at 2nd. On a dropped pop up Spanky slams the gas, heading for home and a 7 to 0 Sox lead. Jose walks.

10 Strike outs for Carlos, top of 5th

Error on Todd, 2 runners safe and no outs in the top of the 6th, Carlos with a wild pitch and the Twinkies are on the board, 7 to 1, Twinkies with another one for a 7 to 2 Sox lead. Carlos has a loaded pond. 88 pitches to his point, 7 to 3 on the Sac Fly for Minnesota

Spanky with a single to open the pond in the 6th, Timmy with a single, Jose moves Timmy and Spanky 90 feet to 2nd and 3rd.

Carlos flipped Chris Beck the office keys on the way to the shower.

Here comes nasty Nate Jones to get the office keys from Robin.

Top of 9th and Tommy Kahnle in to close the office, lights out and door closed, Tommy just locked the door and this game is ova

**Final Score

White Sox — 7 and Twins — 3





Who got the Milk and Twinkies?

Game 2 in the series and Carlos Rodon in the office today.

Adam Eaton opens the Sox hitting with a single.

Tyler Saladino moves Adam over with a bunt. Jose Abreu with a single getting Adam home for a 1 to 0 lead.

Bottom of the 3rd The Twins add 3 for a 3 to 1 Sox lead

Jose on 1 pitch and a single to open the 4th inning,Jose out on the forces with Justin safe. Todd Frazier with a 2 run shot to tie the score at 3 all.

To Open the 5th, Adam with another single. Melky with a single, reaches 2nd on an error gets Adam home for a 4 to 3 lead. The home half the inning and its a tie ball game at 4 all.

Justin walks to open the 6th – Avi with a single, getting home on a Carlos Sanchez double for a 5 to 4 Sox lead.

Omar Narvaez with a walk to tart the 8th inning. Carlos on at 2nd with an Sac E-1, Adam given a free pass to 1st, Tyler with a Sac Fly scoring Omar for a 6 to 4 Sox lead. Jose knocks in a pair (Carlos and Adam coming home) 8 to 4 Sox lead, Justin walks, Todd with a walk,

Look out, nasty Nate has the office keys from Carlos.

Top of the 9th – Omar walks, Carlos with a single, Adam with a double getting Omar home for a 9 to 4 lead, Melky gets Adam and Carlos home for an 11 to 4 lead.

MIchael Ynoa in to lock up the office.

Final Score — Sox 11 and Twins – 4





Who Stole my Milk

It is game 2 in the series with the Twins and Miguel Gonzalez has the keys to the office. Adam Eaton is out and Avi Garcia is filling in right today. I saw a tweet that Robin said, “Adam is beaten up and needs a rest” Still missing Todd Frazier and Brett Lawrie in the infield and fingers crossed they will be back soon

Tyler Saladino opens the Sox batting with a single, Melky with a single and just 1 out. Avi, “What were you thinking on those last 2 pitches?”

Holy crap kids, thanks to 2 errors a stolen base and an overthrow and its a 1 to 0 Twins lead. This is not only on J.B but Dioner also (stolen base, E – 2)

With 2 outs in the top of the 4th and Avi belts a double. Justin Morneau with a double of his own for a 1 all ball game

Miguel is looking pretty good, his pitch count is a little high for the bottom of 4th but he is managing well.

Tim Anderson with a single and 2 out in the top of the 5th. Tyler with a single, Melky getting the boys home for a 3 to 1 Sox lead.

Dioner really needs a rest, too many mistakes.

YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOARD YES, THANKS Justin for home run 102, it is a 4 to 1 Sox lead. Carlos Sanchez safe and Dioner out on the force, (6th inning)

Timmy with a stolen base to open the 7th, Dioner looks annoyed and frustrated. Miguel got himself in this jam and needs to get himself out of it. the Sox conceded the run for the out and its a 4 to 2 ball game.

The combo of Jennings – Albers fighting for the office keys. Miguel over 100 pitches. 2 runs.

Jose Abreu finally reaches base with a little help from 3rd base, Dioner finally with a single.

Matt Albers got the keys flip from Jennings, both the walks have come back to bite us and its a 5 to 4 ball game, thanks to a massive home run. 7th home run given up by Matt. Saw Matt shaking his head as he was walking off. (Hawk made the comment before the commercial that the schedule has really hurt the boys in the pen, we had a great run, the boys getting rest and working well.)

A 1 out double for Timmy (3 hit game tonight), Tyler WHY did you swing at that, you could have been on 1st base? Melky with a single gets Timmy home for a 5 all ball game

Michael Ynoa has the office keys, he has 2 outs and the pond full. He got the Twins batter to pop out to Tyler.

Top of 10th and Avi takes a strike, then smacks a double to the gap in right center. Dioner with a double of his own, scoring Avi for a 6 to 5 Sox lead.

David Robertson in for the save. Lights out in the office (1 out) door shut, pop out to Timmy(2 outs) ground out to 2nd, Sanchez to Robertson to get the batter at first and this door is locked

This game is ova

Sox in Extra innings 6 to 5

David Robertson with save #25




Milk and Twinkies

It’s a weekend series in Minnesota and Justin Morneau’s 1st visit in a Sox uniform.

Jose Quintana in the office today, Todd Frazier scratched from today with flu-like symptoms. Brett Lawrie is on the trip with the boys but missing his energy on the field

2nd pitch of the game and Adam Eaton unloads for a home run. 1 to 0 Sox

Jose first pitch was a strike. Tyler with an E – 5,

Top of 2nd and the crowd is giving him a nice reception. Missed him at D.H with being in a National League Park. Justin with a lead off single.

Top of 5th and J.B shuck you silly bugger for trying that.

Top of 6th and Adam hit by a pitch, Tim Anderson caught stealing and in a run down. Twins tie the score at 1 all.

It was quiet and a seesaw battle until the bottom of the 12th when Dan Jennings starts the inning by hitting the first batter. Almost as bad as a walk. A sac bunt moved the runner, After walking a batter Dan Jennings leaves the office keys with Robin for Tommy Kahnle to pick up. Tommy walked the batter to fill the pond.

OUCH, Tommy walked home the winning run.

Twins 2 and Sox 1

Miguel Gonzalez with the office keys tomorrow



Come Sale Away

mound meeting 1 - CopyIt is the final game in the series with the Cubs and Chris Sale makes his return to the office. I will address some thoughts about Chris in another post.

After the game the boys are off for a 3 game series in Minnesota before a much-needed day off and then will face the Tigers in Detroit

The boys are wearing the dirty grey aways today

Tim Anderson opens for the Sox with a single, Melky with a double getting Timmy home for a 1 to 0 Sox lead

Chris 1st pitch was a strike, lead off walk came back to bite Chris and it’s 1 all in the bottom of the 1st.

Just a half step faster and J.B would’ve been safe.

Once again the walk bites Chris and it’s 2 to 1 Cubs (also batter hit by Chris)

You can see that the suspension has hurt Chris in one way, took till the 4th inning to get his first strikeout. 1,2 3 bottom of 4th.

Chris Sale gets a rare single at the top of the 6th inning. Melky with a 2 out single gets Chris to second and Jose Abreu to the plate, who leaves the boys stranded.

Dioner Navarro walked int he top of the 7th with 2 outs and Carlos Sanchez at the plate.

Chris headed to the showers and flipped Nate Jones the keys on his way. Tyler Saladino now in at 2nd replacing Carlos Sanchez. Tyler with a double is the tying run.

You can see Adam Eaton’s frustration (E – 9) that is a rare occurrence. It is a 3 to 1 lead, Timmy had to make a choice to get the secure out and that was at first. Nate has given the office keys to Tommy Kahnle for the right to right matchup. Robin in the office to give instructions,giving Dan Jennings a chance to get ready to get the keys.

**FINAL Score, White Sox – 1 and Cub – 3

Series Split 2 games all




Game 3 with the Twins

JB 3 - CopyMatt Davidson has been called up from Charlotte sending Matt Purke to Charlotte.

Carlos Rodon in the office today

Tim Anderson opens  the Sox game with a single to right

Bottom of 2nd and Todd Frazier goes “Yard” to open the scoring 1 to 0. Brett Lawrie with a single, Matt Davidson in at DH today for his first appearance in a Sox uniform.

Tim Anderson on thanks to a bullet of a base hit to shortstop, in the home half of the 3rd. Adam Eaton safe but Anderson out on the force. Eaton safe with stolen base #8 out of 11 tries. Adam safe on a Jose Abreu double

Top of the 4th and the Twins on the board with a solo shot for a 2 to 1 Sox lead, 2 balls and 2 solo shots for a 2 all ball game. Home half of the inning and Brett  has a leadoff double. A single to right brings Brett home for a 3 to 2 Sox lead. Avi Garcia safe at second on the steal. Davidson with his first RBI single to center, Avi home for a 4 to 2 Sox lead. J.B Shuck with a double getting Matt to 3rd. Anderson with his 1st walk loads the pond, Eaton hit by a pitch walks Matt home for a 5 to 2 Sox lead.

Top of 6th with the Twins getting a run taking the Sox lead to 5 to 3, Twins get another run to cut the lead to 5 to 4 and Rodon passes the office keys to Matt Albers. Bottom of the inning and Jason Coats in for Matt Davidson.(would later find out Matt has fractured his foot) J.B with a single, but picked off at 2nd.

Top of 7 has Zack Duke in the office to protect the 1 run lead. Duke is passing off to Nate Jones, game tied at 5.

Bottom of 8th sees Avi with a 2 out walk, Coats with a walk, J.B with a single gets Avi home for a 6 to 5 lead, with an overthrow J.B stops at 2nd.

Top of 9th,  here comes David Robertson to shut this down, Robbie gets 3 strikeouts to close the game.

**Final Score White Sox – 6 and Minnesota Twins – 5

It’s a weekend series in Houston, against the Astros.

Miguel Gonzalez, Chris Sale and Jose Quintana are listed starters.



Got Milk – The Twinkies are here

The first of a 3 game series with the Minnesota Twins, will see Jose Quintana in the office today

The boys are wearing white pinstripe pants and black jerseys.

Abreu with a walk to open the Sox home half of the 1st

Twins open the scoring with a solo homer for a 1 to 0 score.

Brett Lawrie with a single to open the home half of the 2nd, he was left stranded at 2nd after stealing.

J.B Shuck with a single to right to open the bottom of the 3rd, Tim Anderson burning up the 1st base side to be safe. J.B and Tim left stranded.

Twins have taken the lead to 4 to 0 on a 3 run homer.

Brett Lawrie with a single to start the home half of the 7th, another stolen base for Brett, finally Avi on thanks to an error on the 3rd baseman (E – 5) for the Twins. Chris Beck on the way to get the office keys from Quintana.

Jason Coats took over in left when Melky hurt his wrist batting.

It was not meant to be as the Sox were shut out for the 1st time in June, final score to the Twins  4 to 0

James Shields in the office tomorrow night.