11:11 PM EDT, Thu April 15, 2021
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Six Pack of Stats: Cleveland 4, White Sox 2

Six Pack of Stats: Cleveland 4, White Sox 2

The White Sox were in control — until Ramírez’s sixth-inning bomb. | FanGraphs José Ramírez’s home run changed the game, as the White Sox’s offense cooled right back down Starting pitching has dominated the headlines this series, and it was no different on Friday. Lance Lynn and Aaron Civale each pitched six innings, but the White Sox fell 4-2 in the series finale. The offense went flat after an outburst a day ago. Two runs won’t win many games. The Starters Lynn made a costly mistake on a 3-2 fastball that José Ramírez launched into the right-field...
4 hours ago
Cleveland 4, White Sox 2: Bad sixth inning spirals into a loss

Cleveland 4, White Sox 2: Bad sixth inning spirals into a loss

The benches cleared in the first inning of the White Sox’s Friday loss to Cleveland. | David Banks-USA TODAY Sports Lance Lynn earned a quality start, but the White Sox’s offense had few quality at-bats with RISP With one swing of the bat, José Ramírez changed the game. Cleveland’s star third baseman unleashed a two-run home run to right field, providing the momentum swing the Wahoos needed in a 4-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Cleveland (7-5) tacked on insurance runs against the White Sox’s (6-7) bullpen and sloppy defense to earn a series...
7 hours ago
Today in White Sox History: April 15

Today in White Sox History: April 15

Chicago’s Tadahito Iguchi makes a spectacular play to throw out Toronto’s Bengie Molina for the second out of the ninth inning. The White Sox defeated the Blue Jays, 4-2, at US Cellular Field. | Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Tadahito Iguchi defies gravity 1954 The White Sox reintroduced Major League Baseball to Baltimore for the first time since 1902, as they played the new Baltimore Orioles as their first home opponent (the franchise had moved from St. Louis that offseason). Virgil “Fire” Trucks got the start for the White Sox, but...
10 hours ago
Say Yes-Yes to Rodón’s No-No

Say Yes-Yes to Rodón’s No-No

Breaking T busts out an instashirt commemorating Carlos’ monumental game They may have had to scratch “perfecto” out of the original design after Roberto Pérez’s ninth-inning toe-tap, but Breaking T is delivering big for you after Carlos Rodón’s no-hitter! It’s a sharp piece, with the clever use of accent mark, complete with high socks! (If only it was a warmer night, we’d have Rodón dressed in his full Grant Park 16´´softballer mode ... #JulyGoalsForLos.) Peruse all the White Sox offerings at Breaking T, or use this post (and all entries...
21 hours ago
South Side Sox Postgame Podcast 2 — Carlos Rodón Throws a No-No!

South Side Sox Postgame Podcast 2 — Carlos Rodón Throws a No-No!

Ron Vesely/ Chrystal O’Keefe and Joe Resis join Brett Ballantini to celebrate a no-hitter — and marvel at Yermín! Well, it was already a successful game, based on the bats coming out like they did in the first inning after getting shut out on Tuesday. But things got better; did you hear, Carlos Rodón threw a no-hitter! Brett Ballantini, Joe Resis and Chrystal O’Keefe abandoned the “let’s talk about the night in baseball” format due to the celebration of specialness that was Rodón’s no-hitter (and near perfecto). Highlights: Do we blame Roberto Pérez...
21 hours ago
White Sox 8, Cleveland 0: Carlos NO-dón, the White Sox Lefty Throws a No-Hitter!

White Sox 8, Cleveland 0: Carlos NO-dón, the White Sox Lefty Throws a No-Hitter!

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodón celebrates after delivering a final out for a no-hitter against Cleveland. | Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports The bats come alive, to secure the 20th no-hitter in White Sox history Carlos Rodón just threw the 20th no-hitter in White Sox history. The feeling is hard to describe. We’ve seen it before. As a matter of fact, San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove did it earlier this season. But when you see your team, and your pitcher, in your town do it, now that’s something special to a fan base. One word describes...
21 hours ago
Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 8, Cleveland 0

Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 8, Cleveland 0

The White Sox scored early during Rodon’s no-no. | FanGraphs Carlos Rodón throws a no-hitter, and the White Sox offense finds its groove Take a bow, Carlos Rodón. From all the injuries and being non-tendered, Rodón rose up and made history on Wednesday. The former third overall pick pitched the 20th no-hitter in Chicago White Sox history in an 8-0 win over Cleveland. Let’s get to what made him special. Also, a tip of the cap to Zack Collins, who caught just his 15th career game. A night these two will remember forever. pic.twitter.com/yEgQE0jQY5— Chicago...
23 hours ago
Carlos Rodón No-Hits Cleveland

Carlos Rodón No-Hits Cleveland

Nuccio DiNuzzo/ Perfect game, lost in ninth, turns into 20th no-hitter in White Sox history Carlos Rodón threw the 20th no-hitter in White Sox history on Wednesday night, beating Cleveland, 8-0. The win was hardly in doubt, after a six-run outburst in the first inning that was highlighted by a mammoth Yermín Mercedes home run. Rodón came within two outs of a perfect game, before Roberto Pérez took an 0-2 slider off of his toe for a HBP. Rodón hit Pérez with some gallows humor as the catcher trotted to first, wondering why he couldn’t get out of the way of that...
Apr 14, 2021
Dylan Cease Hits the Injured List With COVID Symptoms

Dylan Cease Hits the Injured List With COVID Symptoms

Tony La Russa won’t be taking the ball from Dylan Cease any time soon. The question is, GULP, who gets the ball for Cease’s turn on Friday? | Quinn Harris/ Nothing to see here ... everything’s fine, really Dylan Cease will be inactive and away from the team for at least one turn in the rotation (Friday), due to COVID symptoms. The White Sox made clear that Cease has not tested positive for the coronavirus, but is exhibiting symptoms serious enough to sideline and sequester him from the rest of the White Sox. Several teams, including the Nationals and Cubs, have...
Apr 14, 2021
Sharing Sox Podcast 32: Great Pitching Edition

Sharing Sox Podcast 32: Great Pitching Edition

But where is the hitting? This week SSS duty geezer Leigh Allan and his son and west coast correspondent, Will, do respectful oohing and aahing about the contest between pitching masters Lucas Giolito and Shane Bieber on Tuesday night, with some minor booing and bahing about losing the game. The oohing and aahing continues for all the White Sox pitching lately, from Lance Lynn’s complete-game gem to relievers like Evan Marshall and Liam Hendriks recovering from their poor starts and making it look like the bullpen may live up to its hype after all. Then the booing and bahing...
Apr 14, 2021
Today in White Sox History: April 14

Today in White Sox History: April 14

¡Tres Garcías! | John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via ¡Tres Garcías are coming to your town! 1910 White Sox pitcher Frank Smith fired the franchise’s only Opening Day one-hitter, as he beat the St. Louis Browns in Chicago, 3-0. Smith would later go on to pitch for the Red Sox and Reds. 1917 White Sox pitching star Eddie Cicotte no-hit the St. Louis Browns, easily winning, 11-0. The game was at St. Louis, and is the earliest no-hitter ever thrown by a Sox pitcher in a season. 1942 Because of the intervention of President Franklin Roosevelt,...
Apr 14, 2021
South Side Sox Postgame Podcast 1 — Pitchers’ Duel Dashed

South Side Sox Postgame Podcast 1 — Pitchers’ Duel Dashed

Yep, a ridiculous, .040 xBA infield single from Roberto Perez was the GWRBI tonight. | David Banks-USA TODAY Sports Brett Ballantini and Sam Sherman break down Tuesday’s 2-0 White Sox loss to Cleveland A bit of a crushing loss in extras for the White Sox, after a Lucas Giolito-Shane Bieber classic. Brett Ballantini and North Side Sox Podcast co-host Sam Sherman debuted a postgame show that drilled down a bit into the White Sox loss, and took a short look around the league as well. Highlights: Yes, that Roberto Perez GWRBI in the 10th had an expected batting average...
Apr 14, 2021
Six Pack of Stats: Cleveland 2, White Sox 0 (10 innings)

Six Pack of Stats: Cleveland 2, White Sox 0 (10 innings)

A brutal twist of soft contact turned things sour for the Sox in the 10th. | FanGraphs Lucas Giolito pitched a masterpiece, but it was not enough in Tuesday night’s loss This was a pitcher’s duel for the memories, as Shane Bieber and Lucas Giolito dominated opposing hitters throughout the course of this game. Unfortunately, Cleveland managed to break through with a couple of crucial hits in the 10th inning. Meanwhile, the White Sox’s woes in high-leverage situations continued, as they finished 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position. Let’s take a closer look...
Apr 14, 2021
White Sox lose, 2-0 in 10

White Sox lose, 2-0 in 10

Lucas Giolito did all he could to get the White Sox a win, with a team-best .381 WPA). | Nuccio DiNuzzo/ But what a game for fans of great pitching Amati and Stradivarius. Leonardo and Michelangelo. Giolito and Bieber. Classic matchups, all. It isn’t often you call a game a classic pitchers’ duel and it actually happens, but when it does, it sure is fun to watch. Okay, the ending wasn’t fun this time, but it didn’t happen while the masters were at work. Lucas Giolito and Shane Bieber both were masters of the pitching art, achieving terrific results. Giolito just...
Apr 13, 2021
Today in White Sox History: April 13

Today in White Sox History: April 13

Tommy John had a successful debut for the White Sox on Opening Day, 1965 — in relief. | Louis Requena/MLB via A successful 1965 debut, on all counts 1965 The White Sox turned the tide so to speak from 1964, beating the Orioles in Baltimore on Opening Day, 5-3. They lost to the same club to open the 1964 season at Comiskey Park — by the exact margin. Tommy John, making his White Sox debut, picked up the save in relief of Gary Peters. The 1965 White Sox would win 95 games under Al Lopez in his last full season as Sox skipper.