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2 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Mount Pleasant's Kopech gets 5th save as White Sox blank Nationals

Michael Kopech earned his fifth save for the Chicago White Sox by contributing to a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals. [ more ]
Inside The Cubs
2 months ago
Chicago Cubs

Could Chicago Cubs Target Exciting Young Reliever in Trade?

The Chicago Cubs are looking to improve their bullpen by potentially trading for Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech, who transitioned from a starter to a reliever. [ more ]
https://www.kltv.com
2 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Mount Pleasant's Kopech earns first win of season as White Sox beat Cardinals

Michael Kopech earned his first win of the season with the Chicago White Sox beating the St. Louis Cardinals in extra innings. [ more ]
https://www.kltv.com
3 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Mount Pleasant's Kopech throws scoreless inning in White Sox loss

Michael Kopech threw a scoreless ninth inning for the Chicago White Sox, lowering his ERA to 1.93. [ more ]
Morning Journal
3 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Dominic Fletcher's two-run double helps White Sox snap five-game skid with 7-5 win over Guardians

White Sox broke losing streak with first road win.
Dominic Fletcher's two-run double was crucial for White Sox's offensive breakthrough. [ more ]
ESPN.com
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Kopech moved to bullpen: 'Not my first choice'

Kopech moving to bullpen from starting rotation due to disappointing performance.
Chicago White Sox focusing on team's success by making necessary player changes. [ more ]
https://www.kltv.com
2 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Mount Pleasant's Kopech gets 5th save as White Sox blank Nationals

Michael Kopech earned his fifth save for the Chicago White Sox by contributing to a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals. [ more ]
Inside The Cubs
2 months ago
Chicago Cubs

Could Chicago Cubs Target Exciting Young Reliever in Trade?

The Chicago Cubs are looking to improve their bullpen by potentially trading for Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech, who transitioned from a starter to a reliever. [ more ]
https://www.kltv.com
2 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Mount Pleasant's Kopech earns first win of season as White Sox beat Cardinals

Michael Kopech earned his first win of the season with the Chicago White Sox beating the St. Louis Cardinals in extra innings. [ more ]
https://www.kltv.com
3 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Mount Pleasant's Kopech throws scoreless inning in White Sox loss

Michael Kopech threw a scoreless ninth inning for the Chicago White Sox, lowering his ERA to 1.93. [ more ]
Morning Journal
3 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Dominic Fletcher's two-run double helps White Sox snap five-game skid with 7-5 win over Guardians

White Sox broke losing streak with first road win.
Dominic Fletcher's two-run double was crucial for White Sox's offensive breakthrough. [ more ]
ESPN.com
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Kopech moved to bullpen: 'Not my first choice'

Kopech moving to bullpen from starting rotation due to disappointing performance.
Chicago White Sox focusing on team's success by making necessary player changes. [ more ]
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#chicago-white-sox
Yahoo Sports
2 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Rumor: White Sox expected to trade several starters by MLB trade deadline

The White Sox are actively considering trading several key players, including Eloy Jiménez and Michael Kopech, with an eye on improving their team. [ more ]
https://www.kltv.com
2 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Mount Pleasant's Kopech throws perfect inning in White Sox loss

Former Mount Pleasant Tiger Michael Kopech had a successful performance against Minnesota, retiring all three batters he faced in Chicago's loss. [ more ]
Cubbies Crib
3 months ago
Chicago Cubs

The next Chicago Cubs closer may be on the Chicago White Sox

The Chicago Cubs are in need of an impact relief pitcher due to early bullpen struggles.
The Chicago White Sox may be willing to sell at the Trade Deadline, offering Michael Kopech as an intriguing option for the Cubs. [ more ]
https://www.kltv.com
3 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Mount Pleasant's Kopech earns save in White Sox win

Michael Kopech earned his first career save with the Chicago White Sox.
Kopech faced eight batters, threw 39 pitches, and secured the win in a tight game. [ more ]
TelegraphHerald.com
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Michael Kopech to pitch out of bullpen rather than Chicago White Sox starting rotation

Kopech moving to bullpen from starting rotation
Kopech willing to help the team despite personal preferences [ more ]
Yahoo Sports
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Michael Kopech 'disappointed' at move to the Chicago White Sox bullpen but vows to 'help the team in another way'

Michael Kopech will start the 2024 season in the bullpen for the Chicago White Sox.
Kopech is willing to embrace the relief role to help the team despite his preference for starting. [ more ]
Yahoo Sports
2 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Rumor: White Sox expected to trade several starters by MLB trade deadline

The White Sox are actively considering trading several key players, including Eloy Jiménez and Michael Kopech, with an eye on improving their team. [ more ]
https://www.kltv.com
2 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Mount Pleasant's Kopech throws perfect inning in White Sox loss

Former Mount Pleasant Tiger Michael Kopech had a successful performance against Minnesota, retiring all three batters he faced in Chicago's loss. [ more ]
Cubbies Crib
3 months ago
Chicago Cubs

The next Chicago Cubs closer may be on the Chicago White Sox

The Chicago Cubs are in need of an impact relief pitcher due to early bullpen struggles.
The Chicago White Sox may be willing to sell at the Trade Deadline, offering Michael Kopech as an intriguing option for the Cubs. [ more ]
https://www.kltv.com
3 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Mount Pleasant's Kopech earns save in White Sox win

Michael Kopech earned his first career save with the Chicago White Sox.
Kopech faced eight batters, threw 39 pitches, and secured the win in a tight game. [ more ]
TelegraphHerald.com
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Michael Kopech to pitch out of bullpen rather than Chicago White Sox starting rotation

Kopech moving to bullpen from starting rotation
Kopech willing to help the team despite personal preferences [ more ]
Yahoo Sports
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Michael Kopech 'disappointed' at move to the Chicago White Sox bullpen but vows to 'help the team in another way'

Michael Kopech will start the 2024 season in the bullpen for the Chicago White Sox.
Kopech is willing to embrace the relief role to help the team despite his preference for starting. [ more ]
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Sports Illustrated NY Yankees News, Analysis and More
2 months ago
New York Yankees

Former White Sox Top Prospect Could Be Trade Candidate For Yankees

Potential trade candidates for the New York Yankees include Michael Kopech as a late-inning reliever to address pitching needs. [ more ]
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Chicago Sun-Times
3 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Michael Kopech could be wild card in White Sox bullpen

Michael Kopech excelling in new relief role after demotion from starting rotation.
Kopech's fastball reaching 101 mph and his ability to fill a back-end bullpen need. [ more ]
Yahoo Sports
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Why White Sox are sending Michael Kopech to the bullpen

Michael Kopech moving to the bullpen due to inefficiency in starting role
White Sox aiming for more efficient starters to avoid overtaxing bullpen [ more ]
Chicago Sun-Times
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

White Sox' Michael Kopech in good place heading into 2024 season

Kopech openly discusses mental health struggles
Kopech focusing on controlling his pitching abilities [ more ]
Yahoo Sports
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Paul Sullivan: As the Chicago White Sox eye a new ballpark, some players still enjoy the one they call home

Cease and Kopech may not be part of the White Sox's future due to trade rumors and contract uncertainties.
Cease and Kopech have developed an affinity for Guaranteed Rate Field despite potential improvements and uncertainties about the team's future. [ more ]
Chicago Sun-Times
3 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Michael Kopech could be wild card in White Sox bullpen

Michael Kopech excelling in new relief role after demotion from starting rotation.
Kopech's fastball reaching 101 mph and his ability to fill a back-end bullpen need. [ more ]
Yahoo Sports
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Why White Sox are sending Michael Kopech to the bullpen

Michael Kopech moving to the bullpen due to inefficiency in starting role
White Sox aiming for more efficient starters to avoid overtaxing bullpen [ more ]
Chicago Sun-Times
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

White Sox' Michael Kopech in good place heading into 2024 season

Kopech openly discusses mental health struggles
Kopech focusing on controlling his pitching abilities [ more ]
Yahoo Sports
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Paul Sullivan: As the Chicago White Sox eye a new ballpark, some players still enjoy the one they call home

Cease and Kopech may not be part of the White Sox's future due to trade rumors and contract uncertainties.
Cease and Kopech have developed an affinity for Guaranteed Rate Field despite potential improvements and uncertainties about the team's future. [ more ]
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Yahoo Sports
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

White Sox' Michael Kopech reacts to bullpen demotion

Kopech will start the 2024 season in the White Sox bullpen due to inefficient outings and recent surgeries.
Efficiency and effectiveness in pitching are key factors in determining roles in the MLB. [ more ]
Yahoo News
4 months ago
Chicago

Michael Kopech to pitch out of bullpen rather than Chicago White Sox starting rotation

Michael Kopech moved to bullpen
Chicago White Sox trade Dylan Cease [ more ]
#spring-training
Yahoo Sports
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Pitching updates from Chicago White Sox camp, including early reports on Garrett Crochet and Michael Kopech

Pitching coach Ethan Katz highlighted the importance of Garrett Crochet attacking the strike zone and building him up properly.
Michael Kopech is impressing with strong command, a solid fastball, and improved physical shape. [ more ]
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Cubs 8, White Sox 5: Pitching falters to end Spring Training

Welcome to the final exhibition recap of 2023.In a high-scoring game, White Sox (12-14) jumped out to an early lead but failed to hold on against the Cubs (17-12) at Sloan Park.Romy González put the White Sox on the board very early, building on his big home run in yesterday's game.His sixth homer of Spring Training put the White Sox ahead by a score of 1-0 in the top of the first.
Chicago Sun-Times
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

White Sox break productive camp; will it make a difference in 2023?

MESA, Ariz.- The White Sox boarded a plane for Houston Tuesday, the first spring training in manager Pedro Grifol's managerial career left behind in the distance, and the 2022 season left somewhere even further behind.As Grifol liked to say, a season can't be won in spring training, but it can be lost.
Bleed Cubbie Blue
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Cubs vs. White Sox at Mesa preview, Tuesday 3/28, 2:05 CT

Here are today's particulars.Cubs lineup:

Madrigal 3B, Barnhart C, Crow-Armstrong CF, Alcántara RF, Caissie LF, Amaya DH, Strumpf 2B, Murray 1B, Vazquez SS

So, two MLB players and the rest minor leaguers.Don't expect Nick Madrigal or Tucker Barnhart to play more than a couple of innings.White Sox lineup:

Andrus 2B, Gonzalez RF, Vaughn 1B, Sheets DH, Zavala C, Colas CF, Castillo SS, Gladney LF, Kath 3B

A few more MLB players starting for the Sox than the Cubs.
Bleed Cubbie Blue
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Cubs 6, White Sox 6: Dansby Swanson does it again

If you were worried about Dansby Swanson's early spring performance, it's certainly a good thing that he's ending the Spring Training schedule on a high note.Swanson homered for the second straight game.Unfortunately, a five-run White Sox ninth made the result a 6-6 tie between the Cubs and White Sox.
Chicago Sun-Times
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

White Sox close to finalizing Opening Day roster

GOODYEAR, Ariz.- Size up a healthy White Sox lineup and it looks like one that will score enough runs.Assess a starting rotation with no weak link, and it should prevent runs.The bullpen?The closer and its leader is out, so a red flag is raised until further notice.But the other components in the pen are proven and, where not experienced in high leverage situations, possessing elite stuff.
Yahoo Sports
4 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Pitching updates from Chicago White Sox camp, including early reports on Garrett Crochet and Michael Kopech

Pitching coach Ethan Katz highlighted the importance of Garrett Crochet attacking the strike zone and building him up properly.
Michael Kopech is impressing with strong command, a solid fastball, and improved physical shape. [ more ]
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Cubs 8, White Sox 5: Pitching falters to end Spring Training

Welcome to the final exhibition recap of 2023.In a high-scoring game, White Sox (12-14) jumped out to an early lead but failed to hold on against the Cubs (17-12) at Sloan Park.Romy González put the White Sox on the board very early, building on his big home run in yesterday's game.His sixth homer of Spring Training put the White Sox ahead by a score of 1-0 in the top of the first.
Chicago Sun-Times
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

White Sox break productive camp; will it make a difference in 2023?

MESA, Ariz.- The White Sox boarded a plane for Houston Tuesday, the first spring training in manager Pedro Grifol's managerial career left behind in the distance, and the 2022 season left somewhere even further behind.As Grifol liked to say, a season can't be won in spring training, but it can be lost.
Bleed Cubbie Blue
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Cubs vs. White Sox at Mesa preview, Tuesday 3/28, 2:05 CT

Here are today's particulars.Cubs lineup:

Madrigal 3B, Barnhart C, Crow-Armstrong CF, Alcántara RF, Caissie LF, Amaya DH, Strumpf 2B, Murray 1B, Vazquez SS

So, two MLB players and the rest minor leaguers.Don't expect Nick Madrigal or Tucker Barnhart to play more than a couple of innings.White Sox lineup:

Andrus 2B, Gonzalez RF, Vaughn 1B, Sheets DH, Zavala C, Colas CF, Castillo SS, Gladney LF, Kath 3B

A few more MLB players starting for the Sox than the Cubs.
Bleed Cubbie Blue
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Cubs 6, White Sox 6: Dansby Swanson does it again

If you were worried about Dansby Swanson's early spring performance, it's certainly a good thing that he's ending the Spring Training schedule on a high note.Swanson homered for the second straight game.Unfortunately, a five-run White Sox ninth made the result a 6-6 tie between the Cubs and White Sox.
Chicago Sun-Times
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

White Sox close to finalizing Opening Day roster

GOODYEAR, Ariz.- Size up a healthy White Sox lineup and it looks like one that will score enough runs.Assess a starting rotation with no weak link, and it should prevent runs.The bullpen?The closer and its leader is out, so a red flag is raised until further notice.But the other components in the pen are proven and, where not experienced in high leverage situations, possessing elite stuff.
morespring-training
Forbes
6 months ago
Boston Red Sox

After Chris-mas Sale, The Red Sox Look To The Future

The Boston Red Sox traded Chris Sale to the Atlanta Braves for infielder Vaughn Grissom and cash considerations.
The Red Sox traded multiple prospects, including Yoán Moncada and Michael Kopech, to acquire Sale in 2016. [ more ]
#tim-anderson
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Mariners 3, White Sox 2: It's the Same Old Song

Would you believe me if I told you the White Sox struggled mightily against a rookie pitcher who entered the game with a 10.80 ERA?Given the team's penchant for withering at any up-and-coming pitcher, you likely believe me.In fact, Seattle Mariners starter Bryan Woo struck out nine in just more than five innings, leaving the South Siders flustered as they feebly chased sliders off the plate away time and time again.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Gamethread: White Sox at Mariners

Welcome one and all to another edition of Late Night White Sox Baseball, this time in Seattle against the Mariners!(Don't we all just loooove West Coast trips?)It's Pride Night at T-Mobile Park, and whether or not we're proud of the White Sox performance by night's end has yet to be seen.However, given the last two games against the Dodgers, the Good Guys are most likely going to find a way to disappoint us.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Know Your Enemy: Seattle Mariners

On this Bloomsday, it's time to marinate in Mariners hate, as the Sox slump into Seattle licking their wounds like Bloom on the beach.There is nothing Joycean about this season, no epic of the single day, even though each game seems to spread out into a stream-of-consciousness flow of frustration, lingering and unspooling unto loss after loss after loss.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Marlins 5, White Sox 1: Pitching and defense win ballgames

The old adage of pitching and defense wins ballgames rang forever true in today's game.It was a pitchers' duel for the first eight innings, and then it all went awry when both the pitching and defense imploded in the top of the ninth.Michael Kopech, who earned a no-decision, battled today and blanked the Miami Marlins with good, not great, stuff.
Chicago Sun-Times
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Joe Kelly's struggles, Tim Anderson's gaffe doom White Sox in loss to Marlins

The White Sox' pitching staff bent and bent and bent through eight innings of Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Marlins.Eventually, three outs away from the club's seventh win in eight games, it broke.Michael Kopech, Gregory Santos and Reynaldo Lopez combined to hold the Marlins scoreless for 24 outs but lived on the precipice of peril in the process.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Tigers hand White Sox a win in the 10th, 2-1

Nothing like a game without a single RBI, or even a hit with anyone on base.Guess with the Tigers and the White Sox facing off, you should expect something like that.But somebody had to win it, so it might as well have been the White Sox.That win came in the 10th, when Manfred Man Yoán Moncada, having switched to his yellow shoes for speed, got advanced to third on a nice Romy González bunt.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Mariners 3, White Sox 2: It's the Same Old Song

Would you believe me if I told you the White Sox struggled mightily against a rookie pitcher who entered the game with a 10.80 ERA?Given the team's penchant for withering at any up-and-coming pitcher, you likely believe me.In fact, Seattle Mariners starter Bryan Woo struck out nine in just more than five innings, leaving the South Siders flustered as they feebly chased sliders off the plate away time and time again.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Gamethread: White Sox at Mariners

Welcome one and all to another edition of Late Night White Sox Baseball, this time in Seattle against the Mariners!(Don't we all just loooove West Coast trips?)It's Pride Night at T-Mobile Park, and whether or not we're proud of the White Sox performance by night's end has yet to be seen.However, given the last two games against the Dodgers, the Good Guys are most likely going to find a way to disappoint us.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Know Your Enemy: Seattle Mariners

On this Bloomsday, it's time to marinate in Mariners hate, as the Sox slump into Seattle licking their wounds like Bloom on the beach.There is nothing Joycean about this season, no epic of the single day, even though each game seems to spread out into a stream-of-consciousness flow of frustration, lingering and unspooling unto loss after loss after loss.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Marlins 5, White Sox 1: Pitching and defense win ballgames

The old adage of pitching and defense wins ballgames rang forever true in today's game.It was a pitchers' duel for the first eight innings, and then it all went awry when both the pitching and defense imploded in the top of the ninth.Michael Kopech, who earned a no-decision, battled today and blanked the Miami Marlins with good, not great, stuff.
Chicago Sun-Times
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Joe Kelly's struggles, Tim Anderson's gaffe doom White Sox in loss to Marlins

The White Sox' pitching staff bent and bent and bent through eight innings of Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Marlins.Eventually, three outs away from the club's seventh win in eight games, it broke.Michael Kopech, Gregory Santos and Reynaldo Lopez combined to hold the Marlins scoreless for 24 outs but lived on the precipice of peril in the process.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Tigers hand White Sox a win in the 10th, 2-1

Nothing like a game without a single RBI, or even a hit with anyone on base.Guess with the Tigers and the White Sox facing off, you should expect something like that.But somebody had to win it, so it might as well have been the White Sox.That win came in the 10th, when Manfred Man Yoán Moncada, having switched to his yellow shoes for speed, got advanced to third on a nice Romy González bunt.
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Chicago Sun-Times
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Mariners defeat White Sox, 3-2

SEATTLE - The White Sox hit a couple of more home runs Friday, and they'll take them.But like the four they had the night before, no one was on base.A night after hitting four homers in a 5-4 loss in 11 innings to the Dodgers, the Sox (30-41) got long balls from Gavin Sheets and Andrew Benintendi, but mustered only three other hits in a 3-2 loss to the Mariners and lost for the fifth time in six games.
Lookout Landing
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Mariners Game #68 Preview: Chicago (AL) at Seattle

So the last game the M's played was a bit of a gut punch, with several hard hit balls dying at the track.None stung worse than Jesús Sánchez robbing Eugenio Suárez of a game-tying grand slam in the bottom of the ninth, which was pain distilled in its purest form.BUT!That was then.
#lucas-giolito
Chicago Sun-Times
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Baseball by the Numbers: The war over pitching WAR

With a 3.54 ERA that easily leads White Sox starters, Lucas Giolito is by far the staff leader with 2.1 wins above replacement at Baseball-Reference.com.At Fangraphs.com,however, Giolito's WAR is only 1.3, with Dylan Cease and his 4.38 ERA right behind at 1.0 fWAR.On the North Side, Marcus Stroman has been magnificent with a 2.42 ERA that leads National League qualifiers.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Sharing Sox Podcast 109 - Nice week for the Sox

SSS duty geezer Leigh Allan and his son and west coast correspondent, Will, enjoy the week that was, relishing winning five out of six, including two out of three from the Yankees, while, being White Sox fans, wondering why the *%&#$ the Sox absolutely cannot hit pitchers just brought up from the minors, where they had ERAs around seven.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Know Your Enemy: Miami Marlins

The Sox snapped a five-game win streak late in the Bronx last night, and traveled home to meet the Marlins of Miami, one of baseball's forgettable franchises.Harsh?Possibly.But in another life, the Sox could have been transported to somewhere in Florida, toiling away under a blistering sun next to a rising sea, and only us old-heads would think sadly of them.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

South Side Sox Player of the Week (May 19-25): Michael Kopech

It's been a rough spring, but a pair of stellar starts from fireballer Michael Kopech prove that White Sox fans can still have nice things.The 27-year-old Texan is a long-promised star for fans of South Side baseball, and he was dangled in front of fans like a carrot leading up to his big-league debut in 2018.
Yahoo Sports
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox's starting pitching depth could get its 1st test this year with Mike Clevinger on the IL

Mike Clevinger felt his wrist was "a little jammed up" during the fifth inning of Wednesday's start against the Cleveland Guardians at Guaranteed Rate Field."Around the sixth inning I noticed a little drop-off in (velocity), just the off-speed.Fastball felt good," the Chicago White Sox pitcher said Monday.
Twin Cities
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox's starting pitching depth could get its 1st test this year with Mike Clevinger on the IL

Mike Clevinger felt his wrist was "a little jammed up" during the fifth inning of Wednesday's start against the Cleveland Guardians at Guaranteed Rate Field."Around the sixth inning I noticed a little drop-off in (velocity), just the off-speed.Fastball felt good," the Chicago White Sox pitcher said Monday.
Chicago Sun-Times
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Baseball by the Numbers: The war over pitching WAR

With a 3.54 ERA that easily leads White Sox starters, Lucas Giolito is by far the staff leader with 2.1 wins above replacement at Baseball-Reference.com.At Fangraphs.com,however, Giolito's WAR is only 1.3, with Dylan Cease and his 4.38 ERA right behind at 1.0 fWAR.On the North Side, Marcus Stroman has been magnificent with a 2.42 ERA that leads National League qualifiers.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Sharing Sox Podcast 109 - Nice week for the Sox

SSS duty geezer Leigh Allan and his son and west coast correspondent, Will, enjoy the week that was, relishing winning five out of six, including two out of three from the Yankees, while, being White Sox fans, wondering why the *%&#$ the Sox absolutely cannot hit pitchers just brought up from the minors, where they had ERAs around seven.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Know Your Enemy: Miami Marlins

The Sox snapped a five-game win streak late in the Bronx last night, and traveled home to meet the Marlins of Miami, one of baseball's forgettable franchises.Harsh?Possibly.But in another life, the Sox could have been transported to somewhere in Florida, toiling away under a blistering sun next to a rising sea, and only us old-heads would think sadly of them.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

South Side Sox Player of the Week (May 19-25): Michael Kopech

It's been a rough spring, but a pair of stellar starts from fireballer Michael Kopech prove that White Sox fans can still have nice things.The 27-year-old Texan is a long-promised star for fans of South Side baseball, and he was dangled in front of fans like a carrot leading up to his big-league debut in 2018.
Yahoo Sports
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox's starting pitching depth could get its 1st test this year with Mike Clevinger on the IL

Mike Clevinger felt his wrist was "a little jammed up" during the fifth inning of Wednesday's start against the Cleveland Guardians at Guaranteed Rate Field."Around the sixth inning I noticed a little drop-off in (velocity), just the off-speed.Fastball felt good," the Chicago White Sox pitcher said Monday.
Twin Cities
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox's starting pitching depth could get its 1st test this year with Mike Clevinger on the IL

Mike Clevinger felt his wrist was "a little jammed up" during the fifth inning of Wednesday's start against the Cleveland Guardians at Guaranteed Rate Field."Around the sixth inning I noticed a little drop-off in (velocity), just the off-speed.Fastball felt good," the Chicago White Sox pitcher said Monday.
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South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Gamethread: Marlins at White Sox

The Sox seem to be playing with some urgency, starting strong in June with a 6-1 record.That's a welcome start, considering they went 8-19 in April and 15-14 in May.They now have acres of ground to make up just to pull even at .500.With wins from Minnesota and Cleveland last night, the Good Guys are still only 3 1⁄2 games back of the first-place Twinkies.
#liam-hendriks
Chicago Sun-Times
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Michael Kopech, White Sox have found groove

There's a certain level of patience required to be a major-league starting pitcher.Great stretches happen.Bad ones, too.Even for the best or most talented.So Michael Kopech is never going to sweat a string of underwhelming results or puff his chest out after a few solid outings.For him, it's all about the process.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Sox Populi Podcast 148 - Sox sweep!

Chrystal O'Keefe, Brian O'Neill, Melissa Sage-Bollenbach, Malachi Hayes, Dante Jones and Brett Ballantini reviewed an excellent weekend of White Sox baseball, and took out the pocket schedule to study some stern stretches ahead:


After the sweep of Detroit, the White Sox project as a 93-loss club and at 26-35 are just 6 1⁄2 games out of first place
Yes, it's just the Tigers - but Ws are Ws
Individual thoughts on the weekend triumphs of Liam Hendriks, Michael Kopech and Jake Burger
Re: Burger, Melissa points out that only one player (Aaron Judge) has a better average exit velocity - so PLAY HIM MORE, Pedro!
Sportingnews
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Liam Hendriks earns win for White Sox on National Cancer Survivors Day: 'It's one of those scripts'

Jake Burger's walk-off grand slam on Sunday gave the White Sox their third consecutive win, and it also produced one of the most heartwarming stories MLB has seen this season.Burger's blast made Chicago reliever Liam Hendriks the pitcher of record, giving him his first win of the season in only his third appearance since returning from a cancer battle.
Yahoo Sports
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

The Athletic grades the White Sox and Cubs starts to the season

Recently, The Athletic summoned their respective beat writers to culminate season grades for each MLB team to start the season.As Memorial Day lives around the corner, it serves as a fair benchmark to assess each team's respective starts to the season.Let's break down the Chicago teams' grades.The Athletic's White Sox grade: D-
"Chances are this team is closer to OK than awful," James Fegan wrote.
Yahoo Sports
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Why is Memorial Day an important benchmark for White Sox, Cubs?

When discussing MLB's calendar, Memorial Day serves as a valuable benchmark to check in with your team.Why?Well, for starters, it marks nearly 1/3 of the season completed.It's sort of the big test before the midterm, before the final exam.There's a long way to go, but early signals can define how each team needs to improve through the rest of the season.
Chicago Sun-Times
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Michael Kopech, White Sox have found groove

There's a certain level of patience required to be a major-league starting pitcher.Great stretches happen.Bad ones, too.Even for the best or most talented.So Michael Kopech is never going to sweat a string of underwhelming results or puff his chest out after a few solid outings.For him, it's all about the process.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Sox Populi Podcast 148 - Sox sweep!

Chrystal O'Keefe, Brian O'Neill, Melissa Sage-Bollenbach, Malachi Hayes, Dante Jones and Brett Ballantini reviewed an excellent weekend of White Sox baseball, and took out the pocket schedule to study some stern stretches ahead:


After the sweep of Detroit, the White Sox project as a 93-loss club and at 26-35 are just 6 1⁄2 games out of first place
Yes, it's just the Tigers - but Ws are Ws
Individual thoughts on the weekend triumphs of Liam Hendriks, Michael Kopech and Jake Burger
Re: Burger, Melissa points out that only one player (Aaron Judge) has a better average exit velocity - so PLAY HIM MORE, Pedro!
Sportingnews
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Liam Hendriks earns win for White Sox on National Cancer Survivors Day: 'It's one of those scripts'

Jake Burger's walk-off grand slam on Sunday gave the White Sox their third consecutive win, and it also produced one of the most heartwarming stories MLB has seen this season.Burger's blast made Chicago reliever Liam Hendriks the pitcher of record, giving him his first win of the season in only his third appearance since returning from a cancer battle.
Yahoo Sports
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

The Athletic grades the White Sox and Cubs starts to the season

Recently, The Athletic summoned their respective beat writers to culminate season grades for each MLB team to start the season.As Memorial Day lives around the corner, it serves as a fair benchmark to assess each team's respective starts to the season.Let's break down the Chicago teams' grades.The Athletic's White Sox grade: D-
"Chances are this team is closer to OK than awful," James Fegan wrote.
Yahoo Sports
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Why is Memorial Day an important benchmark for White Sox, Cubs?

When discussing MLB's calendar, Memorial Day serves as a valuable benchmark to check in with your team.Why?Well, for starters, it marks nearly 1/3 of the season completed.It's sort of the big test before the midterm, before the final exam.There's a long way to go, but early signals can define how each team needs to improve through the rest of the season.
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Pinstripe Alley
1 year ago
New York Yankees

MLB End-of-May Check-in: AL Central

Every day, Pinstripe Alley offers updates on what the ' top American League opponents are up to through the Rivalry Roundup.The AL East is well-trodden ground there, but with the month of May coming to a close, we're going to take a peak around MLB as a whole and check in with each of the other five divisions.
Yahoo Sports
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

What's clicking for the Chicago White Sox? 'Our starting pitching has been the key to this whole thing'

The Chicago White Sox pieced together a remarkable rally April 30 against the Tampa Bay Rays, scoring seven runs in the ninth for a memorable 12-9 victory at Guaranteed Rate Field.Andrew Vaughn capped the comeback with a game-ending, three-run homer.The win snapped a 10-game losing streak.And the Sox are 14-10 since, the most wins in that span in an American League Central in which almost every team is looking to find its footing.
The Denver Post
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

What's clicking for the Chicago White Sox? 'Our starting pitching has been the key to this whole thing'

The Chicago White Sox pieced together a remarkable rally April 30 against the Tampa Bay Rays, scoring seven runs in the ninth for a memorable 12-9 victory at Guaranteed Rate Field.Andrew Vaughn capped the comeback with a game-ending, three-run homer.The win snapped a 10-game losing streak.And the Sox are 14-10 since, the most wins in that span in an American League Central in which almost every team is looking to find its footing.
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Yahoo Sports
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Michael Kopech on recent great starts on White Sox Talk Podcast

To say Michael Kopech had a tough start to the season would be a massive understatement.But Kopech has been spectacular over his last two starts, and recently appeared on NBC Sports Chicago's White Sox Talk podcast to discuss his turnaround.In his first start this year, Kopech gave up five home runs and seven earned runs in just 4.2 innings.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Know Your Enemy: Cleveland Guardians

Luis Robert Jr. is red-hot.Jake Burger is back and is raking.Yoán Moncada continued his hot start after a brief injury.If you had circled this AL Central showdown at the beginning of the season, well, this is what you would have hoped for.But then, that's from just those three guys.Not anything else.
Pinstripe Alley
1 year ago
New York Yankees

Yankees Rivalry Roundup: Blue Jays smash Sox, Guardians' rook shoves

It was a big day for daytime baseball across MLB, as the Yankees finally righted the ship in their series finale with the Twins.While New York put up a dozen runs in their Wednesday matinee, two of their rivals were playing in parallel, and that's where we start our daily recap of the American League playoff favorites.
Yahoo Sports
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Michael Kopech on recent great starts on White Sox Talk Podcast

To say Michael Kopech had a tough start to the season would be a massive understatement.But Kopech has been spectacular over his last two starts, and recently appeared on NBC Sports Chicago's White Sox Talk podcast to discuss his turnaround.In his first start this year, Kopech gave up five home runs and seven earned runs in just 4.2 innings.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Know Your Enemy: Cleveland Guardians

Luis Robert Jr. is red-hot.Jake Burger is back and is raking.Yoán Moncada continued his hot start after a brief injury.If you had circled this AL Central showdown at the beginning of the season, well, this is what you would have hoped for.But then, that's from just those three guys.Not anything else.
Pinstripe Alley
1 year ago
New York Yankees

Yankees Rivalry Roundup: Blue Jays smash Sox, Guardians' rook shoves

It was a big day for daytime baseball across MLB, as the Yankees finally righted the ship in their series finale with the Twins.While New York put up a dozen runs in their Wednesday matinee, two of their rivals were playing in parallel, and that's where we start our daily recap of the American League playoff favorites.
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South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 2, Royals 0

Just in a nick of time, Michael Kopech took the extra rest afforded him and spun the masterpiece of his life, anesthetizing Kansas City for eight innings of one-hit, shutout, 10-K ball.Especially notable (and, frankly, extraordinary): No walks.The White Sox did just enough on offense against the veteran Zack Greinke to win - and with Kopech firing no-hit stuff, it didn't need to be much.
Royals Review
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

Royals vs. White Sox Friday game thread

The Royals head to Chi-town tonight for a three-game set against the White Sox.It has been an awful year on the South Side, with the White Sox right behind the Royals with the third-worst record in baseball.Zack Greinke takes the ball for the Royals tonight.He got a no decision two weeks ago against Chicago, giving up four runs (three earned) in 5 2⁄ 3 innings in what would become a 12-5 win for the Royals.
South Side Sox
1 year ago
Chicago White Sox

South Side Sox Player of the Week (March 17-22): Oscar Colas

With Cactus League ball nearly at an end, the Sox have made at least one great decision: Oscar Colás will see action on the South Side this year.The 24-year-old Cuban fielder has had himself a respectable spring, with three homers and a glimmer of future greatness.It was pretty evident that Colás would be playing right field at some point this season, especially after the Sox declined to sign a right fielder this previous offseason.
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