The Chicago White Sox didn’t ruin their season by getting swept in a four-game weekend series at Houston — they are still leading the American League Central. However, their two road games in 24 hours Tuesday and Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates could be impactful, depending on the response. Chicago got outscored 27-8 in the four games against the Astros.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:31 pm
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox are reportedly engaged in trade talks centered around infielder Eduardo Escobar, per USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. With the White Sox’s Nick Madrigal undergoing season-ending surgery, Chicago is looking to replace their second baseman. In 70 games this season (295 plate appearances), Escobar is averaging .
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:23 pm
He has eight home runs and an . slugging percentage this month, while going 2–0 with 23 strikeouts and a 2.65 ERA in 17 innings on the mound. He’s set to face the Giants and MLB’s ERA leader Kevin Gausman at home Tuesday.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:06 pm
Jose Altuve celebrated Father’s Day by wearing cleats decorated by his two daughters. The Astros’ second baseman, who has a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old daughter, went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the Astros’ 8-2 win over Dallas Keuchel and the White Sox on Sunday at Minute Maid Park. The cleats were adorned with the adorable scribbles of little girls.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:06 pm
He’s been playing great,” Houston manager Dusty Baker said. I think it helped him to go down there and play every day, find his stroke, find his confidence. He’s given us all that we needed.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:15 pm
A four-game losing streak? Podcast! Chrystal O’Keefe, Joe Resis, Tommy Barbee, Darren Black and Brett Ballantini gathered post-sweep to discuss the panic level (very low) and prospects for bringing in help to bolster the club (also, very low).
Posted: June 21, 2021, 11:36 am
White Sox pitcher and future Hall-of-Famer Ted Lyons won his 250th career game, beating the Red Sox, 6-5. That season, Lyons only pitched on Sundays, and posted this incredible statistic: In his 20 starts that year he completed all 20 games! He went 14-6 with a league-leading 2.10 ERA.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 11:20 am
If you’ve spent any time perusing statistics on baseball-reference.com, you know how easy it is fall down a rabbit hole and end up someplace you never expected. The recent inclusion of Negro League statistics to the popular website found me marveling at Satchel Paige’s league-leading 0.72 ERA in 14 starts for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1944, which led me to Jacob deGrom’s amazing 0.54 ERA in …
Posted: June 21, 2021, 9:30 am
Trey Mancini homered twice for Baltimore, which has dropped 10 of its last 11 and is an Matt Harvey (3-9) allowed four runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 inning. He is 0-8 with an 11.49 ERA in nine starts since May 7, NATIONALS 5, METS 2 WASHINGTON — Kyle Schwarber homered three times and tied a major league record with five in a two-game span, and Washington took three of four.
Posted: June 20, 2021, 11:29 pm
Chicago White Sox (43-28, first in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (42-28, second in the AL West) Houston; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Dallas Keuchel (6-1, 3.66 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 46 strikeouts) Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (3-1, 2.89 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 62 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -142, White Sox +122; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Chicago enters the matchup as losers of their last three games. The Astros are 25-13 on their home turf.
Posted: June 20, 2021, 9:16 pm
Jake Lamb belts a two-run home run to right field, giving the White Sox a 2-1 lead in the top of the 2nd inning
Posted: June 20, 2021, 6:41 pm
Brad Johnson finds the best MLB DFS Plays for Sunday, June 20. (Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 20, 2021, 2:57 pm
Gavin Lux flares an RBI single to left field to send Zach McKinstry home, extending the Dodgers’ lead to 3-0 in the 2nd inning
Posted: June 20, 2021, 2:34 am
Yoán Moncada smacks an RBI double to left field, scoring Adam Engel to tie the game at 1 in the top of the 3rd inning
Posted: June 20, 2021, 12:04 am
Jorge Montanez discusses Shohei Ohtani joining the Home Run Derby, his two homer game, and all the best from Friday’s action in the latest Daily Dose. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 19, 2021, 8:52 am
Shohei Ohtani slugged his 20th and 21st homers of the season Friday, the fourth multi-homer game of his career, as the Los Angeles Angels blew out the Detroit Tigers 11-3 in Anaheim, Calif. Ohtani’s 400-foot shot in the fifth inning highlighted a five-run rally. It was sandwiched by Luis Rengifo’s first homer, a solo shot, and Jared Walsh’s 16th, a two-run clout that capped the outburst.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 7:35 am
“They can use the name Arlington Heights Bears, but they’ll never use the name of Chicago if I’m the mayor.” — Richard J. Daley, April 15, 1975 ——— The Chicago Bears have put in a bid for Arlington International Racecourse, which is up for sale. “It’s our obligation to explore every possible option to ensure we’re doing what’s best for our organization and its future,” team President and CEO …
Posted: June 19, 2021, 12:46 am
The New York Yankees pulled off a wacky triple play against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays on Thursday, marking the first time the storied franchise has recorded two in one year. The Yankees had their first triple-killing on May 21 against the Chicago White Sox on an around-the-horn play. Yankees pitcher Michael King issued a leadoff walk to Marcus Semien and gave up a single to Bo Bichette in the first inning.
Posted: June 18, 2021, 12:24 am