Congrats to Carlos and Ashley Rodon as they welcomed Willow O’orea Rodon in the the world at 11:00 Chicago time.
Willow weighted in at 8 pounds 4 oz
At the the Sox game today against the Scrubbies, the Sox presented All Star Jerseys to Jose Abreu, James McCann and Lucas Giolito.
As of July 7th/July 8th in the standings we are 42 wins/44 loses and are 12.5 games behind the Minnesota Twins.
On this date a year ago we were 30 wins/59 loses and were 20 games behind Cleveland.
Tim Anderson — listed to return in late July.
Manny Banuelos — Left shoulder inflammation. No return date
Ryan Burr, Michael Kopech and Carlos Rodon– Recovering from Tommy John Surgery. 2020 return
Welington Castillo — Left Oblique Strain.
Nate Jones — recovering from forearm surgery. 2020 return.
Congrats to Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito being names the pitcher of the week.
All Star voting is open until June 21
As of today we are sitting 3rd in the league on 29 wins/31 losses at 11.5 games back.
Last year on this date we were 18 wins/38 loses at 16.5 games back.
Injury List : Pitchers Ryan Burr and Ian Hamilton both listed on the 10 day list, with no return date listed at the writing of this blog.
Jon Jay is with the Double A team as of June 3 for his rehab assignment.
Nate Jones, Michael Kopech and Carlos Rodon all listed for the 2020 season.
During the game with Houston yesterday the White Sox did something that not a lot of teams have done, in the same game.
A Triple Play and a Grand Slam.
May 18, 2016 and July 8 2016 was the last time the Sox turned a triple play, let alone 2 in the same year.
Charlie Tilsons 1st Grand Slam of his career came in the top of the 6th inning.
The Sox are only the 4th team in the last 40 years to do this.
The Sox are currently 22 wins with 26 losses, 10.5 games out. A year ago we were 15 win with 31 losses, 13 games out.
Carlos Rodon will have Tommy John surgery later this week. His return will be set to this surgery date. Hoping he will be back for the second part of 2020.
Micker Adolfo undergo arthroscopic surgery on his elbow, is expected to be ready for the 2020 season.
Nate Jones had his flexor mass tear repaired today, he is out for the rest of the season.
Eloy Jiménez is off to Charlotte to begin a rehab assignment starting tomorrow.
The White Sox celebrated Mother’s Day by winning the series with the Toronto blue Jays
At this point in time the Sox are currently on 18 wins/21 loses.
This time last year we were on 9 wins/27 loses
What a difference a year makes
Still no word on if Manny Machado or Bryce Harper have signed with the Sox, let alone anyone.
The trucks were packed late last week and are on the way to the ranch. Pitchers and Catchers report on the 13th.
Harold Baines has been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
A Season With the White Sox would like to offer our condolences to Ron Kittle on the passing of his Mom.
On behalf of Kendria from Weavers Sports Desk and myself here at a Year with the White Sox we would like to offer our sympathies to the family of Daniel Webb who died in an accident last night.
Daniel is leaving behind a young family and I understand just became a father.
Kendria and I also offer our support to those who played with Daniel.
We will miss you Daniel
To Toronto to be exact. I was not sure what to expect on this part of the trip. The boys have been playing better than a lot of people expected but when you wake up to the news its 7 to 0 in the second inning in the Sox favor, trust me, you pay attention.
Jose Quintana in the office today and he so needed a good outing and some quality run support.
Opening the 1st inning — Alen Hanson who comes to the Sox from Pittsburg opened the pond with a single and stole second, Melky walked. Jose Abreu with a triple got Melky and Alen home for a 2 to 0 sox lead. Todd Frazier with a sac fly to right brought Jose home for a 3 to 0 Sox lead. Matt Davidson with a double to left, who got home thanks to a Tim Anderson single for a 4 to 0 Sox lead.
Top of 2nd would see the score blow out when, with Hanson and Sanchez already on the pond, Melky with a double to bring the boys home for a 6 to 0 lead. Jose got in on the double fest with 1 of his own getting Melky home for a 7 to 0 lead.
Bottom of 2 would see the Blue Jays finally on the board with a solo home run, Sox 7 and Jays 1
Top of 3rd – Sox would add to the lead when, with Narvaez on with a double and to 3rd on a Sanchez ground out to shortstop. Narvaez would get home thanks to a Hanson single. 8 to 1 Sox lead.
Bottom of 3rd the Jays would add a solo home run for an 8 to 2 Sox lead.
Top of 5th with Narvaez and Hanson already on the pond Melky with a screaming shot to left for an 11 to 2 White Sox lead.
The Jays would add 2 more in the 9th but Jake Petricka would hold things and lock up the office for a monster 11 to 4 Sox win.
Jose Quintana with a much-needed and confidence boosting win.
** With the day’s events the Sox have gained a game only 5 games out of 1st. Mike Pelfrey is listed to have the keys to open the office for game 2 with the Blue Jays
I am learning to expect the unexpected when I wake up to check the Sox scores and today was no different.
David Holmberg was tossed the keys by Ricky Renteria for the final game of the series.
It was all quiet on the pond until the 4th inning when Matt Davidson opened the scoring with a solo shot to left. This was the 4th game that Matt has hit a home run in. Sox 1 and Baltimore 0
Top of the 5th and Baltimore tied up the score at 1 all.
The Sox did the major damage in the bottom of the 6th when, with Davidson and Sanchez already on the pond, Melky’s single to center got the boys home for a 3 to 1 Sox lead. Kevan Smith with a bunt single, Melky on 1st and Anderson walked to fill the pond. Jose Abreu would walk to keep the pond full and extend the Sox lead to 4 to 1. Leury Garcia with a sac fly to center brings Melky home for a 5 to 1 Sox lead.
Baltimore would add 1 in the top of the ninth but David Robertson would lock up the office for a 5 to 2 Sox win.
Pack your travel bag as the Sox are back on the road, first stop in Toronto and then to Minnesota.
After the day’s events the Sox hold at 6 games out of first.