From Joe Jackson to Frank Thomas, A Look at the Chicago White Sox, Both Past and Present
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Beyond the Boxscore profiled left handed minor league pitcher Heath Phillips. He’s having a tough time in his second stint at Triple A and there’s some solid comparisons here between Phillips’ struggles and those of Mark Buehrle’s at the end of last year.
I know, it’s been a while, but it’s not fault. We had some problems at central command at Baseball Historians and it took down the whole network. So I not only haven’t posted in a while, but I lost a lot of my diary posts so I’ll be busy catching up here over the next week or so. Then again, I haven’t gotten a ton of feedback on the work I’ve done for the 1917 diary so I don’t know if you’re enjoying it or not.
And while I was gone in the web sense, the White Sox have hovered right around .500 and they find themselves in the middle of the AL Central pack. In front of them are the Tigers and Indians while behind them are the disappointing Twins and the always in the cellar Royals. This is a big week too because we have three against the always tough Yankees and then it’s three at Wrigley Field as interleague play starts up. The Cubs have played well as of late so we’re looking at a solid six games this week.
Probably the biggest surprise this season is that A.J. Pierzynski is the team leader in homeruns with six. While that’s definitely a good thing for A.J., it also tells us guys like Paul Konerko are struggling and of course, Jim Thome has been on the shelf.
It’s vet versus rookie tonight as Mike Mussina throws for the Yankees while John Danks gets the nod for the White Sox. Danks is 1-4, but his last two starts have been solid. It sure would be nice if he could pick up win number against the Bronx Bombers.
May 3, 1917 at League Park
Indians 2, White Sox 1 (11-7)
May 2, 1917 at League Park
White Sox 8, Indians 3 (11-6)
John Collins had a big game at the plate in the White Sox 8-3 win over the Indians. He went four for five with a triple and he scored two runs. Eddie Collins also had a nice game and he went two for five with a double.
Lefty Williams went the distance and he picked up a solid win. He gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts.
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