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Connor McKnight’s Spring Training Blog

Chris Sale

McKnight: Sale Impressive, Ventura Trims White Sox Roster

Chris 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.

03/19/2012

Jake Peavy at Chicago White Sox Photo Day. (Jamie Squire/ Getty Images)

McKnight: Peavy Cut Loose For First Time In Weeks, Maybe Years

After 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.

03/17/2012

Matt Garza

McKnight: Matt Garza Turns In Solid Start, Teaches Youngsters

Cubs 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.

03/16/2012

Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on a two-RBI double scoring Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena during the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on September 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

McKnight: Soriano Locked Into Middle Of Cubs Lineup

People 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.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

Chris Sale

McKnight: Sale Frustrated With Spring Struggles

Spring 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.

670 The Score–03/14/2012

Gavin Floyd #34 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 9, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

McKnight: White Sox Rumor Mill Never Stops

Gavin Floyd has thrown with plenty on his shoulders before. Trade rumors — substantiated or no — don’t seem to alter the burden.

670 The Score–03/13/2012