The White Sox second-half rotation is out: Jose Quintana will start Friday, with Jake Peavy going Saturday and Chris Sale Sunday.
While no probables have been announced past Sunday, it would seem likely Gavin Floyd would get the nod Monday in Boston, allowing him to face Detroit the following Saturday at Comerica Park. Floyd historically has succeeded against Detroit, posting a 3.42 ERA with 90 strikeouts and 36 walks in 115 23 innings. He's also done pretty well against the Red Sox, with a 3.21 ERA in 56 innings, as compared to a 4.21 mark in 94 innings against Kansas City.
All-Star Game not included, Sale will be pitching on 12 days rest, while Peavy will pitch eight days after their respective previous starts.
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.