Jose Quintana threw 5 23 fantastic innings Monday afternoon in Cleveland, cleaning up for the struggling Philip Humber. After Humber allowed eight runs on nine hits in 2 13 innings, Quintana allowed no runs and one hit in his relief appearance, keeping the White Sox bullpen fresh for Game 2 and the rest of the series against the Indians. The 5 23 scoreless innings were the most by a White Sox pitcher making his MLB debut since Jack McDowell threw seven shutout frames in 1987.
But Quintana was added to the White Sox roster as the 26th man for a doubleheader, a provision allowed under MLB's new CBA. After Monday's double-dip finale, Quintana was returned to Birmingham, meaning Eric Stults will stay with the White Sox for the time being.
Stults was shaky in six innings of work, issuing four walks with four hits. But he allowed only two runs with four strikeouts while doing a great job keeping the ball on the ground (seven groundouts, one flyout). So, for the time being, he appears to have a chance to win the fifth starter role with the White Sox.
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.