A.J. Pierzynski scored the winning run on a balk called on Aaron Crow in the ninth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City 5-4 on Monday night.
Matt Thornton is salvaging his season after a rough start, he has a 3.45 ERA, 30 strikeouts in 31.1 innings pitched and has recorded 10 holds.
The closer role is reserved for a team’s best, and most reliable relief pitcher. For the Chicago White Sox, Sergio Santos has taken a strangle hold over that role.
For most of baseball’s history, saves weren’t kept as an official stat. And still to this day, there’s some debate about how good a former closer needs to be to reach the Hall of Fame. However, one thing is for certain, every major league reliever wants the job.
Coming into this season, Matt Thornton was named as the closer. But after struggling early on, the White Sox removed him from that position and went with a closer-by-committee approach. Now it seems as if Sergio Santos has taken that role for himself.
Jake Peavy threw four dominant innings in his first career relief appearance and the Chicago White Sox beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 on Saturday.
After giving up eight runs in a stretch of 2.2 innings, White Sox reliever Sergio Santos seems to have regained his form. The Bellflower, California native has the potential to be a great closer.
One of the problems the Chicago White Sox have had this season has been the back-end of their bullpen, Matt Thornton blew saves at the beginning of the season, and Sergio Santos had some trouble this past week.
Coming out of spring training, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen named Matt Thornton as the team’s closer. But after Thornton struggled to close out ball games, the competition for that position opened back up, and it appears to have been claimed by Sergio Santos.
White Sox slugger Adam Dunn has said that he only needs about 75 good swings a season to be valuable. He had one of those on Sunday afternoon.
CHICAGO (AP) Carlos Quentin hit a three-run homer and Brent Lillibridge added a solo shot to help the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4 on Friday night. The White Sox ended a nine-game […]
Alexei Ramirez hit his fifth home run of the year and drove in two runs, Mark Buehrle pitched 6 1/3 strong innings and the White Sox bullpen didn’t give up a run, giving the Sox a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
Paul Konerko returned to the White Sox lineup and tied his career high with five hits, including a single in the 10th inning that helped Chicago beat the Seattle Mariners 5-2 Sunday.
Pitching around a walk and a single (that off the bat of Alex Rodriguez) in the 7th, and sitting at 100 pitches, it was clear that Phil Humber’s night had come to an end as he finished that inning with the no-hitter no longer in tact.
Ten games into a major-league season is no time to declare a crisis. There will be normalization of underperformance, just as there is in the other direction. In time, players will be who they are.
Matt Thornton hasn’t got off to the best start for the 2011 season. In his 3.1 innings pitched, he’s allowed seven hits and walked two and given up six runs, although only one of them was earned.
With the departure of former Chicago White Sox closer Bobby Jenks, the team has opened up the competition to be this year’s closer to the entire bullpen. And it’s a job they’d all love to have.
No stranger to chasing down his white whales, Ken Williams harpooned his latest one on Thursday. And it’s a doozy.
CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Konerko hit a grand slam that wrecked Jon Lester’s bid for his 20th win, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 8-2 Thursday night in a game delayed […]
John Danks (8-7, 3.29 ERA) kept a no-hitter going into the seventh when Angels center fielder Reggie Willits singled to break up the party. Danks stayed dominant, however, and finished off nine strong innings on […]