As White Sox fans figure out how to feel about the job first-year manager Pedro Grifol is doing, some behind-the-scenes talk from the team’s relievers on how he helped them rebound from a bad April.
Liam Hendriks got his first win since his return from cancer on National Cancer Survivors Day. After “an emotional week,” he’s looking and feeling a lot more like his All-Star self, and a return to his regular closer role is next.
Jake Burger won Sunday’s game by doing what the White Sox’ offense was designed to do: thump. Things haven’t clicked through two months, but Pedro Grifol still believes these bats can get hot.
Liam Hendriks made his triumphant return from cancer Monday night, showing emotions both familiar and unfamiliar to White Sox fans. Now it’s only a matter of time till he’s back in All-Star form.
The White Sox woke up on Memorial Day 11 games below .500 — and only six games out of first place. So will they be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline? In what’s been an awful AL Central, that decision-making process isn’t as easy as it usually is two months into a season.
You think you’re upset with the lack of pop Andrew Benintendi has shown in his first couple months in a White Sox uniform? Think about how the guy who was ticked after a four-hit game in the World Series must be feeling about it.
Eloy Jiménez is nearing his return, Jake Burger is taking grounders at second base, and Pedro Grifol is going to have to figure out how to get all his bats in the lineup on a daily basis.
Welcome to summer in Chicago, where following baseball is as necessary as soaking up the sun, sitting by the lake and hopping from one street fest to another. The White Sox, despite that unbelievably lousy April, are making sure you can’t take this summer off.
The White Sox’ starting rotation has logged a lot of innings and made all its starts so far. But it’ll be playing the rest of the season without a reliable safety net after Davis Martin’s Tommy John surgery.