Like many of his teammates, Gordon Beckham got off to a horrible start to the 2011 season. After hitting .194 in April, Beckham hit .303 in the month of May. It’s a turnaround that happened because he put in the work necessary.
The main storyline with the Chicago White Sox in the beginning of the season was the team’s combined struggles. But as they’ve slowly started to turn things around, Adam Dunn’s struggles have become more and more glaring.
The success that the Chicago White Sox have had this season has come, largely, becuase of their pitching. The White Sox rank in the bottom half of all of baseball in team on-base percentage and batting average.
Adam Dunn was one of the biggest free agent signings of the offseason. But after spending his entire career in the National League, there was some concern over how the slugger would transition from playing the field to be a full-time designated hitter.
After having a great rookie season, Chicago White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham has struggled to get off to good starts in each of the last two seasons.
In his second start since returning from experimental shoulder surgery, Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy was dominant, shutting out the Cleveland Indians over nine innings, while striking out eight.
A lot of Bears were in town yesterday to support Rashied Davis’ charity endeavor. Davis has started a “Saturday Club” for kids to help broaden their education and social awareness.
Last season, it seemed as if Tyler Colvin could be the Chicago Cubs’ right fielder of the future, but on Monday the team sent him to Triple-A Iowa to get more at-bats and more playing time.
The return of Jake Peavy, as well as the solid pitching of Phil Humber has presented the Chicago White Sox with a tough decision regarding their starting rotation.
Through their first 32 games of the season, the White Sox have the worst record in all of baseball. This clearly wasn’t the season that fans had expected, and becuase of that, they’re now looking for somewhere to place the blame.
The only proper way to render what that was last night would be to have it painted in oil by Bruegel the Elder and hung in the Prado.
The Chicago Cubs have been the model of mediocrity and consistency all season long. But if they want to compete for the National League Central title, they’ll need to see improvement from their starting rotation.
Along with Starlin Castro, Geovany Soto and Carlos Marmol, Tyler Colvin is one of the promising young players on the Chicago Cubs’ roster. But opposed to those other players, Colvin’s future is less certain.
At any given time, there’s roughly 10 closers in baseball who can be considered lock-down, dominant guys. The Chicago Cubs may not have one right now, but they could soon enough.
The Chicago White Sox have one of the most powerful offenses in the American League, as well as one of the best pitching staffs. But their defense has committed 13 errors on the season, and led to them losing games.
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.
Andrew Cashner was 5.1 innings into his first career start, and was looking like he had the makings of a very solid staring pitcher. But then Cashner was removed from the game and later placed on the disabled list.
The Chicago Cubs lost a tough game on Sunday afternoon, and partly because of a defensive play by 21-year old shortstop Starlin Castro.
The 2011 Chicago White Sox season officially begins in Cleveland, and after all the big offseason moves, the team is set up to be a dangerous team in the AL Central. But one returning player could have the biggest impact.
Baseball legend Steve Stone Joins the Boers and Bernstein show to discuss his new book and breaks down spring-ball for the Chicago Cubs and White Sox.