The White Sox have played 48 games heading into their Memorial Day contest in Tampa Bay. Of those, 12 -- or 25 percent -- have been against Cleveland.
In those 12 games, the Sox are 8-4 and have out-scored Cleveland 85-54. Obviously, this weekend's sweep has skewed those numbers a bit, but then again, the Indians won't have a chance to improve on that gulf until late September.
The next scheduled meeting between the White Sox and Indians isn't until Sept. 24, a Monday night opener of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. A week later, the Sox play their final series against the Indians, closing out the season with a three-game set in Cleveland Oct. 1-3.
So in under two months of the regular season, the Sox have played the Indians 12 times. They now go nearly four months (120 days, to be exact) until they meet Cleveland again.
A lot can change between now and then. But maybe, just maybe, those will be some dates to circle when the pennant race really heats up.
Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.
Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”
Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.
The White Sox released this statement:
Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.
To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the podcast we opened the show up to our listeners to ask all the questions and choose all the topics in this All-Request White Sox Talk Podcast.
We hit a wide variety of topics ranging from possible White Sox trades, Tim Anderson's future, Rick Hahn's best and worst deals, making Carlos Rodon a reliever and many more. Every fan who had his/her question randomly selected wins a prize: everything from a Frank Thomas rookie baseball card to a Hawk Harrelson Alarm Clock.
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