Posted on: July 23, 2009 9:40 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2009 4:23 pm
Mark Buehrle pitched a perfect game Saturday as the White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0. Josh Fields hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 2nd inning to give the White Sox a 4-0 lead early on. Buehrle struck out six batters, and also had a home-run saving catch by Dewayne Wise to save the perfect game. It was the first perfect game in the MLB since Randy Johnson threw one in 2004. With the Tigers loss today, the White Sox are now tied for for first place.
Posted on: July 14, 2009 11:55 am
Saturday night I went to the Metrodome to watch the Chicago White Sox face the Minnesota Twins. Despite the fact that I can't stand the stadium, I figured it would be one of the few chances I would get to see the White Sox play this season. The Twins had their Hall of Fame inductions which delayed the start of the game, but I got to some great players, such as Harmon Killebrew and Tony Oliva. The White Sox jumped out to an early 5-0 lead, but Joe Crede hit a Home Run to cut it to 5-3. Jim Thome doubled in three runs to restore the five-run lead. In the bottom of the 9th, the score was 8-5. Bobby Jenks struck out the first guy, but several base hits later the score was 8-7. Finally, Denard Span grounded into a double play to end it. It was a great game, and I am glad we won a game at the Metrodome.
Posted on: May 2, 2009 8:26 pm
Edited on: May 2, 2009 8:30 pm
Tonight, the White Sox and Rangers look to get underaway after a rain delay. Jose Contreras (0-3) will be starting for the White Sox, and Brandon McCarthy (2-0) will try to keep his perfect record against his former team. After a win last night, the White Sox will look to score earlier tonight if they want to win, and I think that the White Sox will come out on top in what will probably be a high scoring game. Prediction- White Sox 9, Rangers 6.
Posted on: October 1, 2008 7:58 pm
In what has been one of the greatest division races I have ever seen, the Chicago White Sox have clinched the AL Central via a 1-0 win in last nights one game playoff against the Minnesota Twins. These teams were the top two in the division from basically late May on. It has been a rollercoaster season for the White Sox, but they did manage to pull it out. On June 9th, the White Sox were at their peak with a 6 game lead on the Twins. But Minnesota came back, and by June 25th, the two teams were tied. The struggle continued between the two teams, and the lead never exceeded 3 and a half games in either teams favor. In late September, the White Sox were swept by the Twins, and their 2 and a half game lead entering the series had slipped away. The Twins lead remained a half game back until Monday night, when the White Sox played a make up game with Detroit which they needed to win to extend their season. They won the game 8-2, powered by an Alexei Ramirez grand slam. Last night, John Danks and Nick Blackburn remained in a scoreless pitchers duel until the 7th inning, when Jim Thome hit a monster shot to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead. That lead held the rest of the way, and the White Sox clinched. Hats off to both teams for an outstanding division race.
Posted on: October 1, 2008 7:42 pm
This series begins tomorrow in Tampa, and in my opinion it may be the best of the first round. Not necessarily the best two teams, but two teams that are pretty much even. The Rays lead the season series, but that may be because most of the games have been played at Tropicana Field. This series will come down to the early and middle innings. If the White Sox can play well the first couple of innings, and the bullpen doesn't choke, the White Sox will probably win the series. If not, the Rays will move on to the ALCS. Prediction- White Sox 3 games, Rays 2 games.
Posted on: August 11, 2008 1:05 pm
Today's game between the White Sox and Red Sox will be the last in the four-game series. The White Sox have John Danks pitching, while Josh Beckett will start for Boston. Danks enters with a record of 9-4, while Beckett is 10-8. The White Sox won yesterday by a score of 6-5, with two-run homers by Carlos Quentin and Jim Thome in the third inning. I think the White Sox will edge Red Sox in a close game. Prediction- White Sox 4, Red Sox 3.
Posted on: July 9, 2008 10:15 am
Todays matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins will be the third and final game of the series. For the visiting Twins, Livan Hernandez will take the mound. Livan is 9-5 with an ERA of 5.18, and 3-1 in his last four starts. For the Red Sox, it will be American League Cy Young runner-up Josh Beckett, who is 8-5 with an ERA of 3.70. The Red Sox took the first two games of the series, winning by one run both times. Yesterday, they scored four runs in the 8th Inning to give them a 6-5 victory. What will happen this afternoon? I am predicting a Red Sox win, and a sweep of the series. Prediction- Red Sox 8, Twins 1.
Posted on: June 9, 2008 11:18 am
The Chicago White Sox have finished off one of the best weeks of Baseball I have seen in a long time. In the six games they played, they scored 54 runs, gotten 79 hits, and won all six games. They may have been playing the Twins and Royals, but putting up these numbers against any team is impressive. Since Monday, they have gone from a 1/2 game lead over the twins to a 5 1/2 game lead. The hitting has been unbelievable, and the pitching has been impressive too. It's things like these that solidify the White Sox as a contender in the AL Central.