White Sox 8, Tigers 1: An ego boost

White Sox win

The customary followed-from-work bullet-point recap:

*The White Sox took three out of four in Detroit, and went three-for-three in games started by regular members of their rotation. They outhit the Tigers 15-6 in this one, and in a pretty astounding stat, went the entire four-game series without a 1-2-3 inning.

*Tim Anderson, Jose Abreu and James McCann did the heavy lifting, combining for 10 of said 15 hits.

*Anderson went 4-for-4 with his first walk drawn from a non-position-player pitcher since May 23 (Roman Quinn walked him in the 15-inning game in Philadelphia). He scored three runs.

*Abreu and McCann each had three hits apiece, including a double.

*Ryan Cordell had the biggest hit of them all in terms of distance, a 450-foot shot that cleared the bullpens in left center off Tyler Alexander in the second inning.

*The White Sox were 6-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

*Iván Nova lowered his ERA into the 4’s with eight easy, breezy shutout innings. He walked more (three) than he struck out (one), but he also induced three double plays.

*Ron Gardenhire used Brandon Dixon to pitch in the ninth. He recorded a scoreless inning, although he plunked Cordell with two outs to keep the Sox’ base-reaching streak alive.

*Jimmy Cordero lost the shutout in the ninth, giving up a walk and a triple. Sleeve discomfort may have contributed to the issue.

Record: 51-62 | Box score | Highlights

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In some ways it’s going to be impressive when the Sox make it through an entire year where the only goals are evaluation and development and learn absolutely nothing about the ability of ANY of Zavala/Collins/Yermin to either catch or hit MLB pitching in any significant sample size. As of now they’ve decided it’s more important to play Welington Castillo and grind McCann into smithereens. If you’re going shopping in the winter, don’t you sort of want to know if any of the stuff you have is any good?

jose robcada

probably but it was pretty clear that neither collins or zavala are ready yet based on collins cup of coffee and zavala cant even hit 230 it AAA and considering yermin is considered way behind those 2 in catching ability, yeah enough said

sometimes it can be detrimental to force them in their when they arent ready yet

edit: not to mention collins is currently working on new batting stance according to his futuresox interview


Nothing like beating up on the Kitties to get your mojo back. Someone please Give Cordero the scissors Sale used to cut up the uniforms. It’s the key to unleashing his closer potential.