McKnight: Sale Impressive, Ventura Trims White Sox RosterChris Sale put plenty in the rearview mirror with his start against the Reds this afternoon. The White Sox may have lost 1-0, but Sale's six innings of two-hit, six-strikeout ball is certainly a silver lining that outshines the final score.
McKnight: Peavy Cut Loose For First Time In Weeks, Maybe YearsAfter throwing five innings of no-hit ball and giving up just one walk Jake Peavy's ERA dropped from 18.69 to a healthy 8.68. It's a start.
McKnight: Matt Garza Turns In Solid Start, Teaches YoungstersCubs starter Matt Garza was much better in his third start than his first two. Garza threw three innings and gave up two earned on three hits and a walk. He struck out three and, most importantly, said it's all going to plan.
McKnight: Soriano Locked Into Middle Of Cubs LineupPeople used to wonder where Soriano would hit in the lineup. Whether leadoff, clean-up or eight-spot Soriano has hit from nearly everywhere. This year, manager Dale Sveum has cleared up a lot of confusion.
McKnight: Sale Frustrated With Spring StrugglesSpring has not been kind to Chris Sale. Perhaps that's not fair. Maybe the weather, workouts, meals, golf and time with his teammates have all been kind; but the starts have not.
McKnight: White Sox Rumor Mill Never StopsGavin Floyd has thrown with plenty on his shoulders before. Trade rumors -- substantiated or no -- don't seem to alter the burden.