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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

The White Sox have now lost six of their last seven and 11 of their last 14. Doesn't feel like it, though, right?

Seriously, that surprised me. With plenty of close losses, it feels like the Sox aren't playing that bad of baseball. But at 13-17, they're only two games better than they were at this point last year, which came at the tail end of that 4-18 stretch in April and May.

The Sox dropped the first game of Monday's doubleheader 8-6 as Philip Humber really struggled again, allowing eight runs on nine hits in 2 13 innings. The second game saw the Sox fall 3-2, with Josh Tomlin striking out a career-high eight batters.

Jose Quintana, called up as the 26th man -- allowed for doubleheaders under MLB's new CBA -- threw 5 23 shutout innings in relief of Humber in the first game. But since Eric Stults, who allowed two runs in six innings in the second game, appears to have a spot in the starting rotation for the time being, Quintana was shipped back to Double-A Birmingham. But his performance probably won't be forgotten down the road.

In Birmingham, Quintana will be re-united with Jared Mitchell, who's been tearing up the Southern League to the tune of an OPS well over 900. Chuck Garfien spoke to Mitchell and Buddy Bell about the development of the former first-round pick since his devastating ankle injury suffered two years ago.

The latest Cubs Talk CSN & White Sox Talk CSN Power Rankings are out, and I put a lot of faith into Baltimore and Houston. The Sox are at Nos. 18 and 20 on the list, if you're wondering.

Around the division: Detroit's bullpen blew a two-run lead in the ninth to lose 3-2 to Seattle, Jered Weaver slacked off and allowed three hits against the Twins and Royals prospect Wil Myers is crushing Double-A pitching.

White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

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White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.  

Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.  

White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

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White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

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.