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The Q is in the office

**Today’s blog is in memory of Emily and Maurie(Super Dawgs). You will be missed

Jose Quintana is in the office today for game 2 of the 4 game series with Cleveland. This is Jose’s 95th start of his career

Paul Konerko’s retirement game on Saturday has a few Standing Room Only tickets left.

Line up:Eaton, Cabrera, Abreu(Cannon), LaRoche(The Beard), Garcia, Gillaspie, Ramirez, Flowers(T-Flow), Sanchez

*Top of 1st – Indians open the scoring 1 – 0

*Bottom of 4th – Cannon with a double, The Beard with a walk, Avi with a single bringing Cannon home for a 1 all game. Conor with a walk.

*Top of 5th – a double brings the Indians runner home for a 2 to 1 Indians lead

*Bottom of 5th – T-Flow with a single to left

*Bottom of 6th – The Beard walked, Avi safe at 2nd on a throwing error.

*Top of 8th – Zach Putnam is now in the office. Solo home run takes the score to 3 to 1 Indians lead.

*Bottom of 8th – Spanky on with single, He moves to 2nd on a wild pitch, Cannon walked.

*Top of 9th – Dan Jennings in the office.

*Bottom of the 9th – Emilio Bonifacio in batting.

Final score, Indians – 3 and Sox – 1. Cleveland pitching was just too good today, along with minor mistakes give them the opportunities to get runs on the board.

John Danks is in the office tomorrow for game 3 of the series.




Got any K’s for Sale

It is game one of a four game series with the Indians. Chris Sale against Corey Kluber. Last outing Kluber racked up a high of 18 strikeouts.

Lineup today: Eaton, Cabrera, Abreu, LaRoche, Garcia, Gillaspie(Conor), Ramirez, Flowers, Sanchez, Shuck(J.B)

Uniform today is the White Pinstripe

*Top of 3rd – Indians open the scoring 1 – 0

*Bottom of 6 – Eaton scores on a Kluber wild pitch to tie the score at 1 all

*Bottom of 10 – Avi with a single but is replaced, to run by J.B Shuck. Conor’s single to left gets J.B to 2nd. Sanchez single to left helps J.B make it home for a 2 to 1 Sox win

The Sox have gained half a game on K.C today, only 4.5

In the office tomorrow will be Jose “The Q” Quintana



Can You Say Sweep?

10846017_10153471226798298_3762506296448831856_nIt was Game 3 in Oakland today and Jeff Samardzija was in the mound office and pitched 8 solid inning with help from Zach Putnam in the 9th inning

The boys wore the gray away uniforms today.

In the line up today was Eaton(*Spanky), Bonifacio, Cabrera(Melky), Abreu(Cannon), Garcia(Avi), Beckham(Bacon), Ramirez, Soto, Sanchez

*Top of 1st – Eaton opened the game with a double, Bonifacio bunted and was safe at 1st, moving Spanky to 3rd. Melky’s ground out to 3rd, moved Bonifacio to 2nd. Cannon walked to load the bases. Avi grounds into a forces, Spanky was out at home but Bonifacio scored, Cannon to 3rd and Avi safe at 1st on a throwing error. Sox open the scoring 1 – 0.

*Bottom of 4th – Oakland takes a 2 – 1 lead on a 2 run homer.

*Top of 5th – Eaton reached on a fielding error and moves to 2nd on a single by Bonifacio, Melky grounds into a force at second, and is safe at first. Abreu singled to left, bringing Eaton home, and Melky held up at 2nd. Avi loads the bases with a single, Bacon walked bringing home Melky, Missile’s single saw Cannon and Avi both cross home plate. Oakland added another run in the bottom of the 5th cutting the Sox lead to 5 to 3

*Top of the 9th – would see the final runs of the game come when with Melky on first, Avi belts a home run to right center for a 7 to 3 Sox lead.

The first sweep of the A’s since 1997

Pack your travel bag as we head for home and a showdown with Cleveland and Corey Kluber who last time out was on the verge of a perfect game with 18 strikeouts. Chris Sale and the K Zone in the office tomorrow


Game 2 in Oakland

Rally Monkey

Rally Monkey

It is game 2 of the 3 game series with the Oakland A’s. The Sox pulled out an amazing win 7 to 6 and the last out to get the runner at home from a throw deep in the outfield from Adam Eaton, anything today will be possible.

John Danks is in the mound office today. Jake Petricka, Dan Jennings and David Robertson all helped out today.

Uniform: Gray away.

Line up: Eaton(Spanky), Cabrera(Melky), Abreu(Cannon), LaRoche(The Beard), Garcia, Gillaspie, Ramirez, Flowers, Sanchez

*Top of 1st – Cannon on with a single up the middle, The Beard with a single but they got the force at second.

*Bottom of 1st – 2 run home run opens the scoring giving the A’s the lead 2 – 0

*Top of 3rd – With Spanky and Melky on base, Avi’s single brings the boys home for a 2 – 2 ball game.

*Top of 5th – Melky on with a single,

*Top of 7th – With Spanky on 3rd thanks to his speed and a throwing error, Melky’s single brings him home for a 3 to 2 lead. Cannon doubled to deep center getting Melky across home plate for a 4 to 2 lead

*Top of 8th – Avi with a single to right, Conor is safe at first with Avi out thanks to the force. Missile on first with an infield single, Conor to second.

*Bottom of 8th – A’s add a run on a Double play. Sox still lead 4 – 3. Jake Petricka now has the office mound keys, Dan Jennings has taken over in the office. David Robertson is in the office

*Top of 9th – Cannon hit by a pitch

David Robertson out the game in the mound office. Final score White Sox 4 and the A’s 3. Jeff Samardzija is in the mound office for the final game of the series.


Game 3 with the Brewers

Chicago-White-Sox-Alt-Unis-2014It is one game apiece in this 3 game series, with Jose Quintana in the mound office today. Also helping him today was Jake Petricka, David Robertson

Line Up: Eaton(Spanky),Bonifacio(Emilio), Cabrera(Melky), Garcia(Avi), LaRoche, Ramirez(Missile), Beckham(Bacon), Flowers(T-Flow), Quintana

Uniform: Gray Uniform

*Top of 1st – Spanky walked,Melky’s Sac Fly gets Spanky home for a 1 – 0 lead.Avi with a solo shot makes it a 2 – 0 Sox lead. Laroche solo shot makes it a 3 – 0

*Top of 3rd – Melky on with a single,

*Top of 4th – Missile on with a single,

*Top of 5th – T-Flow with a single

*Top of 6th – Avi with a broken bat single,

*Top of 7th – Bacon with a double to open the inning, Spanky to first with a walk, Emilio with a single, brings Bacon home for a 4 – 0 lead, Melky with a walk loads the pond. Avi struck out to close the inning

*Bottom  of 8th – Brewers on the Board, Sox still lead 4 – 1. Jake Petricka on the office.

*Top of 9th – Spanky on with a single

*Bottom of the 9th – Brewers with a solo home run to take the score to 4 to 2 still in the Sox favor.

Final – The Sox win the game 4 to 2 and take the series 2 games to 1.

Pack your travel bag as we head for home and a much-needed day off. Then it is off to Oakland for a 3 game series with Carlos Rodon opening on Friday, John Danks on Saturday and Jeff Samardzjia





Welcome Back Chris

891White Sox Indians BaseballIt is Game 2 with the Brewers and Chris Sale is back in the office after serving his 5 day suspension. Helping Chris out in the office today was

Lineup: Eaton(Spanky), Cabrera, Abreu(Cannon), Garcia(Avi), Gillaspie(Conor), Ramirez(Missile), Flowers, Johnson, Sale, Bonifico

Uniform: Gray pants with black jerseys

*Bottom of 1st – after a triple, an out at first opens the scoring 1 – 0. An error by Conor and the runner is safe at first. Stolen base and error has the runner safe at second.

*Top of 4th – with a single and an error Cannon on at second. Avi with a single moves Cannon to 3rd.

*Top of the 5th – Missile with a double. A double by T-Flow and this game is tied at 1. Micah with a single and they wave T-Flow home for a 2 – 1 Sox lead. Micah safe at second on a steal.

*Bottom of the 5th – Tie score with a home run. Sox – 2 and Brewers – 2

*Top of the 7th – T-Flow on with a single, Micah on with a walk, Chris safe at first getting T-Flow at 3rd.

*Top of 8th – Cannon with a walk,Avi on first with a single, a wild pitch moves the boys to 2nd and 3rd(Cannon 90 feet from home)Conor at first with a walk,a Sac Fly from Missile gets Cannon home for a 3 to 2 Sox lead.

*Bottom of the 8th – Chris issues his first walk of the night

*Top of the 9th – an Error by the Catcher (E2) Micah is on first, Bonifico safe with a bunt but they got Micah at third. Spanky with a single to left, Cannon belts a single and brings home Bonifico home for a 4 to 2 lead.

*Bottom of the ninth – Bonifico in at second and David Robertson in the office.

Final Score — Sox 4 and the Brewers 2

Jose “The Q” Quintana in the office for the final game of the series

In Milwaukee

10361518_3509412416527_814849475004887912_nThe first of a 3 game series with the Milwaukee Brewers and Jeff Samardzija is back in the mound off today after surviving his 5 game suspension. In the office with him today was Zach Putnam, Hector Noesi in for one pitch and gets the out.

Line Up: Eaton(Spanky), Cabrera(Melky), Abreu(Cannon), Garcia, Gillaspie(Conor), Ramirez(Missile), Soto, Johnson,(Jeff)Samardzija

Uniform today is the gray away

*Top of the 1st – Eaton was safe at first on a throwing error and Cabrera taps into a double play.

*Bottom of 1st – Brewers open the scoring 1 – 0, a home run gives the Brewers a 3 – 0 lead.

*Bottom of 2nd – a double takes the score to 4 to 0 in the Brewers favor. A blooper takes the score to 5 – 0

*Top of the 4th – Spanky on with a single, Abreu on with a single.

*Bottom of 4th – back to back doubles make it s 6 to 0 Brewers lead

*Top of the 5th – Conor on with a single up the middle, Soto with his first HOME RUN of the season, the Sox cut the lead to 6 – 2. Jeff with a single to center. Spanky with a double, Jeff held at 3rd, Melky walks to load the pond. Abreu hits into a force at 2nd to close the inning

*Bottom of the 5th – a triple and E-9 make it a 7 – 2 Brewers lead

*Top of 7th – Soto with a single to center, Beckham pitch batting for Jeff, and an error we now have runners at the corners. Spanky’s single brings Soto home and its a 7 – 3 Brewers lead. Wild pitch moves Spanky to second. Abreu’s single gets a pair home and the Sox trail by 2 , 7 to 5.

*Bottom of the 7th – Gordon Beckham now at second and Zach Putnam in the office

*Top of the 8th – Conor open’s with a double. Ramirez with a single and they hold Conor at 3rd. Adam LaRoche to the plate and his single brings Conor home for a 7 to 6 Brewers lead, Spank’s single brings Missile home and ties the score at 7 all.

*Bottom of the 8th – A 2 run homer takes the lead 9 to 7. Another homer take it to 10 to 7. Hector Noesi now in the office

*Top of the 9th – Cannon on with a single, Avi hits into a Rack Em up (double play)

Final Score Brewers – 10 and Sox – 7

Chris Sale returns tomorrow night to the mound office.




Friday News

10857267_10153712083578298_67402776421175592_oIt was a 4 to 1 loss today for the Sox, still wearing the 1983 winning ugly uniforms. I look at it this way, we did score and there were no errors.

Joining Jose Quintana in the mound office today also Jake Petricka, Dan Jennings and Zach Putnam.

Playing today: Adam Eaton, Melky Cabrera, Jose Abreu, Avisail Garcia, Adam LaRoche, Alexei Ramirez, Gordon Beckham, Tyler Flowers, Micah Johnson.

Detroit put the first score on the board the top of the first, with the Sox tying up the game in the bottom of the 4th. The Kitty’s added 1 in the top of the 5th and 2 more in the top of the 8th for the 4 to 1 win.


Jeff Samardzjia is currently serving his suspension and Chris Sale starts his today.(Chicago time)

Matt Albers will be out longer as he needed surgery on his broken finger.

Robert Brantly is out with a left thumb fracture. Rob went on the list, March 27th.

Nate Jones is continuing his recovery and the recent news is on May 8th he was expected to throw a side session

The Cincinnati Reds arrive for a series starting on Friday with Hector Noesi listed as a probable starter for game 1, Carlos Rodon will make his major league at starting pitcher on May 9 in-game 2, Mothers Day will see John Danks with the keys to the mound office.

Monday May 11 is out first visit of the season with the Brewers and Jeff Samardzija will be off suspension and back in the mound office.

Got more Milk

It is game two with the Twinkies and Jose “The Q” Quintana is in the office. Also on staff with him today is Zach Putnam, Zach Duke

Lineup – Johnson, Ramirez(Missile), Cabrera, Abreu, LaRoche(The Beard), Garcia(Avi), Gillaspie(Conor), Flowers(T-Flow), Shuck

Weather : Comfy spring night for baseball

Uniform ; Grey pants and Black Jersey

*Top of 2nd – The Beard with a single, Avi with a double has The Beard held up at 3rd.Gillaspie hit by a pitch fills the pond.

*Top of 3rd – Missile on with an e-6 single

*Top of 5th – T-Flow on with a single, Shuck on first after the double play

*Bottom of 5th – wild pitch gets the Twinkies runner home. 1 – 0

*Top of 6th – Missile safe with a slide into 1st base

*Top of 7th – Avi on with a walk, Conor with a single moving Avi to 2nd. T-Flow safe at first getting Conor at 2nd with the force.

*Bottom of the 8th – Q has given the office keys to Zach Putnam. Infield single and stolen base have a Twinkies runner at second. Robin to the office to get the keys from Zach, to pass them to Zach Duke

*Top of 9th – The Beard(Bonifico is pitch running)  is on and Avi  is at  the plate. Avi is held at 3rd with Conor at 2nd

Game closes with the Twinkies winning 1 – 0

It’s a 1:15 start tomorrow  with Hector Noesi in the office and on Sunday 1:15 start also.


It’s a Sale on K’s tonight

The cold weather of The Cell welcomes the Kansas City Royals for a 4 game series.

Pitching Staff: Chris Sale, Zach Duke, David Robertson, Zach Putnam, Dan Jennings, Jake Petricka

Lineup: (Spanky)Eaton, Cabrera, Abreu(Cannon),La Roche(The Beard), Garcia, Gillaspie, Ramirez, Flowers, Johnson, Beckham, Bonifacio

Weather: Cold but blue sky

Uniform: Black jerseys with white pinstripe pants

*Top of the first – KC rattled Sale and put a 2 spot on the board, KC – 2 and Sox – 0

*Bottom of the 3rd – Hell of a run by Johnson, KC missed tagging the bag and he was safe. Spanky walked moving Johnson to second. Can o corn to close the inning.

*Bottom of the 4th – Cannon hit by a pitch, The Beard with a single, Avi with a single, they get the force at second. Gillaspie safe at first, Cannon got in a pickle but managed to keep it going long enough to get Avi to 3rd, Missile with a single to right gets Avi home for a 2 – 1 KC lead.

*Bottom of the 5th – Melky on 2nd with a double, Cannon doubles and this game is tied at 2 apiece.

*Bottom of the 7th – Bench clearing brawl. Zach Duke in the office getting the keys from Sale. Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija along with 3 KC players ejected from the game.

*Bottom of the 8th – Melky on with a walk, Cannon with a single moving Melky to 2nd. The Beard is safe at first, getting the force at second.

*Top of the 9th – David Robertson in the office.

*Bottom of the 9th – with the Sox not able to score we are on the way to the 10th inning

*Top of the 10th – Zach Putnam received the mound keys from Robertson

*Bottom of 10th – Spanky on 2nd thanks to a wide throw. Cannon gifted a free pass to first base. The Beard was able to move the boys to 2nd and 3rd.

*Top of 11th – Dan Jennings takes over from Putnam. KC runner at second with a double. KC batter given a free pass to first. (Jake Petricka working in the pen)

*Bottom of the 11th – Gordon Beckham on with a free pass to 1st, who was thrown out trying to steal second.

*Top of 12th – Jake Petricka now in the office.

*Bottom of 12th – Bonifacio to pitch hit.

*Top of 13th – speedster for KC crosses home for a 3 to 2 lead.

*Bottom of 13th – Avi with a single, but was left stranded.

Final score – KC – 3 and Sox – 2

It was one hell of a game. Go to bed and get warm. I wont be with you for tomorrow’s game as it is ANZAC Day here in Australia. The Aussie’s version of Memorial Day.

In the office for game 2 in the series is John Danks