July 2016


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Dioner Time


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

Dioner Navarro doubled home Avi Garcia with the eventual winning run in the 10th inning as the White Sox slipped by the Twins, 6-5, in their second straight extra-inning affair in the Twin Cities.

After former Sox infielder Eduardo Escobar‘s three-run homer put the Twins ahead 5-4 in the bottom of the eighth, the Good Guys came right back in the top of the ninth. Tim Anderson doubled for his third hit of the game and scored on Melky Cabrera‘s clutch two-out single, his third hit of the contest, that tied the score at 5-5. Cabrera drove in three runs on the night.

Former Twin Justin Morneau homered and doubled in a run, Navarro collected three hits including the game-winner and Garcia doubled twice, including the two-bagger in the 10th that put him in position to score the winning tally.

Miguel Gonzalez had another outstanding performance, allowing just one earned run and six hits with five strikeouts in seven innings of workMichael Ynoa pitched out of trouble in a scoreless ninth for his first big-league win and David Robertson earned his 25th save with a 1-2-3 10th.

Navarro’s game-winner, Melky’s game-tying single and Morneau’s homer:





This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Twins at Target Field, Minneapolis (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the rubber match of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (2-7, 4.50), in his first start since coming off the disabled list for the Sox, RHP Ervin Santana (3-9, 3.78) for Minnesota.

Rodon will be making his first appearance since July 5.

Quote of the Day

Morneau returned to Minneapolis this weekend, the city he played in for 11 seasons and where he made four All-Star squads and won the American League MVP. His thoughts:

“It feels good. But it’s weirder for other people that are looking at me, seeing it. Being in Colorado the last two years, changing teams a couple times, I’m not really the one that’s looking at it. I think it’ll be different for everybody to look out there and see me playing on this field in another team’s uniform. I’m happy where I’m at, I’m thankful for the opportunity that I got, and I’m happy to be able to play baseball.”

Eaton ‘Em Up

Adam Eaton had the night off last night, but recorded two outfield assists on Friday night, extending his major-league leading total to 16. Eaton is on pace to record 25 outfield assists this season, which would tie for fifth-most in franchise history. Adam’s total of 24 since 2015 is the second-most among MLB outfielders behind Pittsburgh’s Starling Marte.

Rowand to Manage

Aaron Rowand, the starting centerfielder on the 2005 World Champion White Sox and currently the Sox’ minor-league baserunning and outfield coordinator, has been named the manager of the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. The league begins play on October 11.

Next Up

After tomorrow’s off day, it’ll be the White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit for a three-game series.

Tale of the tape:

Tuesday (6:08 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-12, 4.68) for the Sox, TBA for Detroit.

Wednesday (6:08 p.m. CT, WPWR). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (14-4, 3.17) for the Sox, TBA for the Tigers.

Thursday (12:08 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (8-8, 2.89) for the Sox, TBA for Detroit.

Photos of the Day

Morneau’s triumphant return. By going deep last night, he has now homered against all 30 big-league teams.


Ranaudo Impresses; Sale, Sox Go For Series Win


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Cubs at Wrigley Field (7:05 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the four-game Crosstown Cup Series. Having won two of the first three, the Good Guys are looking for a series win. Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (14-3, 3.18) for the Sox, RHP John Lackey (7-6, 3.75) for the Cubs.

Last Night’s Highlights

Despite last night’s 8-1 loss to the Cubs, the White Sox had something to celebrate. Making his first appearance for the Sox, Anthony Ranaudo (see photo above and click on link below) distinguished himself both on the mound and at bat.

Ranaudo had a no-hitter entering the sixth inning and in the end tossed 6.2 innings, allowing three runs on only two hits. If that weren’t enough, he  collected his first professional hit, a solo homer in the fifth inning, that gave the Sox a 1-0 lead. Ranaudo was previously hitless with five strikeouts in seven big-league plate appearances.

Anthony became the first American League pitcher to hit a home run this season and the first Sox pitcher to homer since Mark Buehrle, who did it on June 14, 2009 at Milwaukee.


Quotes of the Day

Ranaudo on his big night:

“Yeah, that was definitely cool, definitely something I’ll remember the rest of my life. The way the game kind of turned, that kind of took a bad turn for us. Definitely a great experience. The atmosphere was electric, and I thought we played really well for most of the game.”

Robin on Ranaudo:

“He had it going tonight. The kid was fantastic. Not only pitching, but swinging the bat for us, too, so a good night for him. Really the only blips on it are a couple of home runs. It’s a tough way to go knowing that he pitched that well, but there are some dangerous bats over there, and he found a couple of them.”


Next Up

Starting tomorrow night, the White Sox begin a three-game weekend series against the Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Tomorrow night (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (8-8, 2.97) for the Sox, RHP Ricky Nolasco (4-8, 5.40) for Minnesota.

Saturday night (6:10 p.m. CT, WPWR). Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (2-5, 4.28) for the Sox, LHP Tommy Milone (3-3, 4.97) for Minny.

Sunday (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: TBA for the Sox, RHP Ervin Santana (3-9, 3.78) for Minnesota.

Photo of the Day

The Crosstown Cup is Ours–Again


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

James Shields lived up to his nickname “Big Game James” and Adam Eaton homered, walked and scored twice as the White Sox won their fourth straight game by blanking the Cubs, 3-0, to reach the .500 mark with a 50-50 record.

The victory ensured that the Good Guys will at least split the series and as a result maintain possession of the Crosstown Cup with the two games remaining at Wrigley Field. It was the Sox’ second consecutive sellout and third of the season (also Opening Day) as 39,553 flowed through the turnstiles.

Shields was masterful in earning the win. He pitched 7.2 scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and now has a 1.71 ERA during his last six starts (all quality). Nate Jones got the last out in the eighth and David Robertson retired the Cubs 1-2-3 in the ninth for his 24th save.

Enjoy Shields’ performance and Eaton’s seventh homer:




Do Clothes Make the Man?

Since donning the 1983 unis on Saturday night, the White Sox are undefeated. Reminds us of the “Winning Ugly” Sox who won the American League West that season.

Back to the road uniforms today at Wrigley.

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Cubs at Wrigley Field (7:05 p.m. CT, CSN/ESPN)Starting Pitchers: RHP Anthony Ranaudo (1-0, 17.18) for the Sox, RHP Jason Hammel (9-5, 3.36) for the Cubs.

Ranaudo is set to make his Sox debut and first start of the season. He began 2016  with Texas and was acquired from the Rangers on May 12. He was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte on July 24 where he went 5-3 with a 3.20 ERA in 78.2 innings pitched.

Quote of the Day

Tyler Saladino on Shields (via @CSNHayes):

“He starts to feel that confidence that he’s making his pitches, he’s getting his outs, he’s in charge. And when you’re behind him watching all that’s going on, and he’s giving you feedback when you come back in, you just know that he’s locked in. So you just go with it, the flow of him and everything.”

Roster Moves

Brett Lawrie has been placed on the DL and Carlos Sanchez has been recalled from Charlotte.

An Anderson At-Bat to Remember


And enjoy this play the rookie shortstop made last night:


Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Cubs at Wrigley Field (7:05 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (14-3, 3.18) for the Sox, RHP John Lackey (7-6, 3.75) for the Cubs.

Mr. Peanut

Former Bear Charles “Peanut” Tillman (pictured below) who just announced his retirement from the NFL, threw out a ceremonial first pitch last night. He’s a player both sides of town root for.


Switching Sports

The Sox hosted players from the A.C. Milan soccer team last night. Here’s Todd Frazier offering some tips on the art of hitting and a group of Sox players, including Jose Quintana, trying their hand at soccer with the visitors.

Photo of the Day

Congratulations to last night’s Hero of the Game, who happens to be the husband of Grace Guerreo Zwit, the Sox’ Senior Director of Minor League Operations.


Walk-Off Kings


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

Tyler Saladino singled in J.B. Shuck with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the White Sox clipped the Cubs, 5-4, in the opener of the Crosstown Classic for their third consecutive walk-off victory.

The Sox have now recorded three consecutive walk-off wins for the first time since August 4-6, 1962 and registered their fifth walk-off of this season.

In front of a season-high sellout crowd of 39, 510, the Sox jumped out to a 4-0 lead on the heels on an Adam Eaton RBI single in the third inning and Todd Frazier‘s three-run homer (29) in the sixth (click on top link below). The Cubs tied the score at 4-4 in the top of the ninth, setting the stage for Saladino’s heroics (click on bottom link).

Starter Miguel Gonzalez was outstanding. He allowed just two runs and seven hits and struck out eight in 6.2 innings. Gonzalez has gone 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA, 12 hits allowed, three walks and 11 strikeouts over his last two starts at home. He also has recorded a 2.76 ERA and a .200 opponents average over his last five starts (all quality). And he has gone 1-0 with a 2.13 ERA, 10 hits allowed, two walks and 13 strikeouts in two interleague starts this season.

Dan Jennings earned his fourth win of the year, getting two outs in the ninth to halt the Cubs rally.



The Melky Show

In addition to extending his hitting streak to 10 games with an eighth-inning double and batting .375 during that span, Melky Cabrera put on quite a defensive show last night.

He robbed Kris Bryant of a home run in the first inning (click on top link below) and prevented Bryant from turning a single into a double in a crucial ninth-inning play (click on bottom link).



Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field (6:10 p.m. CT, WGN/ESPN) in the second game of the four-game series. Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (4-12, 4.99) for the Sox, RHP Kyle Hendricks (9-6, 2.27) for the Cubs.

Shields is making his 10th start as a member of the White Sox. He has recorded a 2.10 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his last five starts.

Quote of the Day

Saladino on his game-winner, the triumph over the Cubs and last night’s electric atmosphere:

“It was just one of the those moments, really. Just trying to get a job done…That’s pretty much what everything is, but it was a lot of fun, a lot of energy there and it felt really good to get that done for the guys.

“It’s just a lot of fun to play against them, It’s for Chicago. Everybody comes out for this, I imagine most people wait for this kind of series. It’s an honor to be a part of. It’s a lot of fun. Everybody comes out ready and there’s a lot of energy out here. It’s an exciting series.” 


Who better than the Captain, Paul Konerko, to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at last night’s series opener. Here he is with his “catcher,” Jose Quintana.


Next Up

The Crosstown Cup series continues at Wrigley Field.

Tomorrow Night (7:05 p.m. CT, CSN/ESPN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Anthony Ranaudo (1-0, 17.18) for the Sox, RHP Jason Hammel (9-5, 3.36) for the Cubs.

Thursday Night (7:05 p.m. CT, WGN)Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (14-3, 3.18) for the Sox, RHP John Lackey (7-6, 3.75) for the Cubs.

Photo of the Day


Walk-Off Sunday Sets Stage for Sox-Cubs Week


Monday, July 25, 2016

Today’s News

Sox-Cubs Showdown

It’s that time again. The White Sox and Cubs clash in the annual Crosstown Cup series this week, with games at U.S. Cellular Field tonight and tomorrow night and at Wrigley Field on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

The two teams split six games in 2015 with each club winning two of three at the opposing ballpark. The Sox lead the all-time series, 55-49. They are 28-24 at home and 27-25 at Wrigley.

The Tale of the Tape:

Tonight at USCF (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN): Starting Pitchers — RHP Miguel Gonzalez (2-5, 4.41) for the Sox, RHP Jake Arrieta (12-4, 2.60) for the Cubs.

Tomorrow Night at USCF (6:10 p.m. CT, WGN/ESPN). Starting Pitchers — RHP James Shields (4-12, 4.99) for the Sox, RHP Kyle Hendricks (9-6, 2.27) for the Cubs.

Wednesday Night at Wrigley (7:05 p.m. CT, CSN/ESPN). Starting Pitchers — RHP Jacob Turner (0-1, 14.73) for the Sox, RHP Jason Hammel (9-5, 3.36) for the Cubs.

Thursday Night at Wrigley (7:05 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: TBA for the Sox, RHP John Lackey (7-6, 3.75) for the Cubs.


Yesterday’s Highlights

Suspended Game

Adam Eaton singled home Avi Garcia in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Sox nipped the Tigers, 4-3, in walk-off fashion in the continuation of Saturday night’s game that was suspended due to rain (click on top link below).

Because Chris Sale was scratched from his start on Saturday, six regular relievers–Matt Albers (2.0 IP), who started the game, Dan Jennings (2.0), Tommy Kahnle (2.0), Zach Duke (1.0), Nate Jones (0.2) and David Robertson (1.1)–combined for the win with Robertson earning his first victory of the season with a scoreless inning in advance of the game-winner.

In addition to scoring the winning run after reaching on an infield single and stealing second, Avi Garcia drove in a pair of runs with a homer (6), a solo shot (click on bottom link), and a sac fly. Dioner Navarro doubled in a run.



Regularly Scheduled Game

The second verse is the same as the first (almost).

While Eaton’s walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth won the suspended game, Adam walked and eventually scored the winning run on a Melky Cabrera walk-off single in the regularly scheduled contest as the Sox defeated the Tigers, 5-4 (click on top link below). And while David Robertson earned his first win in the suspended game with a scoreless performance, he got the victory in the nightcap despite surrendering the lead in the top of the ninth.

Eaton also provided the power as he belted his sixth home run of the season in the second inning, a three-run blast, that gave the Sox a 4-0 lead (click on middle link).

If it weren’t for four late Detroit homers off Nate Jones and Robertson that tied the score, the headline story would have been Jose Quintana‘s great performance (click on bottom link). Q was his usual stellar self, with 6.2 scoreless innings. He allowed just three hits and lowered his ERA to 2.97. In the past four games he’s gone 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA and 20 strikeouts.





Adam and Melky

Eaton is batting .309 over his last 35 games. Cabrera recorded his 15th career walk-off and extended his hitting streak to nine games, batting .368 with two doubles, a triple, a homer and three RBI during that span.

Quote of the Day

Eaton on the Sox surrendering the lead in the top of the ninth in Game 2 and coming back to win:

“Baseball is funny like that. It will beat you down, but then it will build you back up. It’s a love-hate relationship, for sure. To have two walk-off wins, especially to get two wins off a great opponent like Detroit, and for them to be walk-offs, is huge for us.”

Comings and Goings

Carlos Rodon begins a rehab assignment today with Class AAA Charlotte…RHP Anthony Ranaudo has been recalled from the Knights, replacing Chris Sale on the 25-man roster. As announced yesterday, Sale was suspended for five games due to the clubhouse incident on Saturday night…Carlos Sanchez, who was called up to be the 26th man for the two Sunday contests, was returned to Charlotte after the game.

Sox Notes of Note

The White Sox recorded their third and fourth walk-offs of the season, the first time a Sox team has recorded two walk-off wins in the same day since October 3, 1991 vs. the Twins (Matt Merullo and Warren Newson each singled). The last time a major-league team had two walk-offs in the same day was May 28, 2004 in the Pirates’ win over the Cubs.

Photo of the Day

Once the “Top Guns” in the game, White Sox’ great Frank Thomas and Ken Griffey Jr., who played with the Sox briefly in 2008, reunited over the weekend in Cooperstown as Junior joined The Big Hurt in the Baseball Hall of Fame.


Whenever you come out to U.S. Cellular Field, be sure to tag your photos with #SoxGameDay for a chance to be featured on our video boards during the game. Each Sunday we’ll post some of our favorite selfies from the last week right here!

Go White Sox!

Sale Seeks 15th Win, Buehrle Anniversary, Griffey to Hall and More…


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (14-3, 3.18) for the Sox, LHP Matt Boyd (1-2, 4.91) for Detroit.

Sale is making his 20th start of the season, 10th at home and third vs. the Tigers. The first in the majors to reach 14 victories, the Sox’ five-time All-Star is currently tied at that number with the Orioles’ Chris Tillman as he seeks No. 15 tonight.

Sale ranks among the American League leaders in many categories including wins (1st), innings pitched (1st, 133), opponents average (3rd, .216), strikeouts (5th, 129) and ERA (8th).

The Sox’ ace recorded a no decision in his last start on July 18 at Seattle despite allowing just one hit along with six K’s in eight innings of work.

Last Night’s Highlights

Justin Morneau connected with his first homer in a Sox uniform, a three-run blast (click on link below), and Jose Abreu went 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBI in the Sox’ 7-5 loss to the Tigers…Melky Cabrera added two hits, including his 20th double of the season.


Morneau is batting .385 with a double, homer and four RBI over his last five games…Abreu is batting .429 with two doubles, two homers and 11 RBI against Detroit this season. He has reached base safely in 40 of his last 42 games, batting .313 during that span…Cabrera extended his hitting streak to seven games, batting .414 during that time. He has reached base in 10 of his last 13 games against the Tigers, batting .353 with five doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBI in those games.

Silver Lining

In addition to the outstanding seasons by Sale and Jose QuintanaTodd Frazier (28) is just one behind Baltimore’s Mark Trumbo for the big-league lead in homers…Adam Eaton leads all MLB outfielders with 14 assists and is also the leader (21) in DRS (defensive runs saved)…Since June 23, James Shields has the fifth lowest ERA (2.52) in the A.L.

On This Date in 2009…

Seven years ago today, July 23, 2009, Mark Buehrle pitched his perfect game vs. the Tampa Bay Rays. We’ll never forget the gem and Dewayne Wise‘s ‘The Catch.’


Quote of the Day


“I never thought I’d throw a no-hitter (April 18, 2007 vs. Rangers), never thought I’d throw a perfect game and I never thought I’d hit a home run (June 13, 2009 at Milwaukee). Never say never in this game because crazy stuff can happen.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Quintana(8-8, 3.13) for the Sox, RHP Anibal Sanchez (5-11, 6.60) for Detroit.

The Bo Bobblehead


Photo/Video of the Day

Ken Griffey Jr., who played 41 games for the Sox at the end of the 2008 regular season and three games in the American League Division Series, will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame tomorrow in Cooperstown.

Junior’s biggest contribution to the Sox was arguably his throw from center field in the fifth inning of the ‘Blackout Game,’ Game 163 vs. Minnesota to determine the ’08 American League Central title. In a play that will long be remembered by Sox fans, the Griffey to A.J. Pierzynski connection cut down the Twins’ Michael Cuddyer at the plate to preserve a John Danks‘ shutout. As it turned out, the throw was monumental. Jim Thome belted a solo homer in the seventh and the  game ended 1-0 White Sox as the Good Guys captured the division crown and went on to face the Rays in the A.L. Division Series.

Here’s the play:




Behind the Ballpark

Even the most loyal White Sox fans (likely) don’t know every corner of U.S. Cellular Field. To help celebrate 25 years in this stadium, we will be bringing you a behind the scenes look at some of the lesser-known and off-limits parts of the park. Check back each week for another look at the home of your White Sox!

Throwback Thursday

1976 Team Color Shorts 8x10

In honor of this Saturday’s 1976 throwback game, we are taking a look at some of the 1970’s memorabilia we have here at the ballpark.

1976 Scorebook


On August 8, 1976, the White Sox made history by stepping out for their game against the Kansas City Royals in shorts (as seen above). What was planned to be the series uniform only lasted one day, as the guys found it difficult (and painful) to slide with exposed legs. So how did that game go? Take a look for yourself at the scorecards we have from that day:


1970s Jerseys

The Bard’s Room is the dining room for White Sox investors, guests, front office employees and members of the media during games. It is also home to old jerseys full of White Sox history, including those from 1971-1975 and 1976-1981, alongside the names of some of the most memorable players from that era.

1976 Pictures

Enjoy some other team photos that we’ve found as part of our #TBT tribute

And last but not least, here is a picture of the 1976 Bicentennial celebration at Comiskey Park, featuring HOFer Bill Veeck:


Don’t forget – the first 20,000 fans to Saturday’s game against the Detroit Tigers will receive this 1976 replica jersey!


We hope you enjoyed revisiting the 1970’s White Sox! Be sure to check back next Thursday for more scenes Behind the Ballpark.


Sox Homers Right on Q

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

Jose Quintana earned his eighth win, Brett Lawrie (12) and Melky Cabrera (9) belted solo homers and Todd Frazier (27) slammed a two-run shot as the Sox got back on the winning side of the ledger with a 6-1 victory over the Mariners.

Q allowed just one run on six hits and struck out seven in six strong innings. Zach Duke (1.0 IP), Nate Jones (1.1) and rookie Carson Fulmer (0.2) came on and pitched three innings of scoreless relief.

J.B. Shuck went 3-for-4 with an RBI, Dioner Navarro doubled in a run and Tim Anderson collected a pair of base hits.

Enjoy watching Q and the homers:






This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Mariners at Safeco Field (2:40 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series and six-game road trip. Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (2-5, 4.40) for the Sox, RHP Felix Hernandez (4-4, 2.86) for the M’s.

Gonzalez makes his 14th start, 10th on the road and fourth career vs. Seattle. He has a victory with a 2.25 ERA over his last three starts.

Quote of the Day

Shuck on last night’s win:

“We’ve been in, I think, all but one game so far since we’ve been back. So it’s good to finally get this one out of the way and kind of be able to relax again and hopefully get back on a roll.”

Sox Notes of Note

With his 27th homer last night, Frazier is one behind the MLB leader Mark Trumbo of the Orioles…the Sox have four of their own first-round picks on the current roster: Fulmer (2015), Carlos Rodon (2014), Anderson (2013) and Chris Sale (2010)…Anderson has hit safely in 23 of his 33 career games (15 multi-hit)…Anderson and Adam Eaton have combined to hit .293 with 15 doubles, three triples, seven homers, 22 RBI and 38 runs scored in 29 games since being moved to the top two spots in the lineup on June 13…The Good Guys have hit 31 home runs runs over the last 24 games since June 21.

Next Up

White Sox vs. Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a four-game series and six-game homestand that continues with two vs. the Cubs next Monday and Tuesday.

Photo of the Day

Fulmer retired the final two batters last night and celebrated the win with batterymate Navarro.