The White Sox played one of their best games of the season after a pair of duds Monday and Tuesday, beating Baltimore 8-1. Adam Dunn hit a three-run double off lefty Troy Patton, A.J. Pierzynski hit home run No. 4 and Alejandro De Aza hit dinger No. 3, Gordon Beckham had two hits and Jake Peavy struck out eight in seven innings of one-run ball.
Seeing Beckham get two hits -- even if the second of them was a weak infield single -- was good, since he entered Wednesday with just three on the season. Frank Thomas broke down Beckham's swing for us in a frame-by-frame analysis.
Steve Stone hopped on Chicago Tribune Live to discuss the state of the White Sox:
Jim looks at how some problems from 2011 have carried over into 2012 even with a new manager while James weighed in on Ventura as well.
Around the division: Things aren't looking good for Francisco Liriano, Grady Sizemore is slowly working toward a return, Jeanmar Gomez is getting a five-game suspension, Doug Fister had a setback in his recovery and the Royals lost their seventh straight game.
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.
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.