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Peavy confident despite losing homefield advantage

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Peavy confident despite losing homefield advantage

KANSAS CITY --- Jake Peavy isnt upset with the All-Star Game format even though the American Leagues 8-0 loss on Tuesday could cost the White Sox.

By virtue of the loss to the National League in the All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium, the AL Championship Series winner will only have the opportunity to host the middle three games of the World Series this postseason. The NL winner will host Games 1 and 2 and 6 and 7, if needed.

The format has been scrutinized since it began in 2003 because homefield advantage is determined by the final result of an exhibition contest.

But Peavy said homefield advantage wont matter to the White Sox if they reach the Fall Classic anyway.

I promise you this, if we play in the World Series, I dont give a dang who has got homefield advantage, Peavy said. Its nice to have it, dont get me wrong. But if the Chicago White Sox play, and we have to play on the road the first few games, thats not going to matter.

Peavy and teammate Adam Dunn were two of seven players to not appear in Tuesdays exhibition. Paul Konerko was hit by a pitch and Chris Sale pitched a scoreless inning.

Michael Kopech electric in start vs. Pawtucket

Michael Kopech electric in start vs. Pawtucket

The Charlotte Knights took on the Pawtucket Red Sox on Thursday night in a high-profile minor league game due to White Sox No. 2 prospect Michael Kopech being on the mound. 

Kopech, the 22-yearold old flame throwing right-hander, has been collecting impressive strikeout totals but has struggled with his control. He had issued 15 walks over his last five starts, and prior to Thursday's game his ERA was 4.48. But Kopech shined in all facets against Pawtucket.

In six innings of work, Kopech allowed one earned run on seven hits, and had nine strikeouts. But the most important part of his game was that fact that he only issued one walk in the start.

Prior to Thursday's game, Kopech had 122 strikeouts and 57 walks over 88.1 innings pitched. If he continues to cut down his walks he will become a very efficient pitcher in the future. 

But the performance is important in the context of the White Sox losing season, as a lack of control is perhaps the last thing holding Kopech back from being able to make his major league debut.

 

Lucas Giolito has some fun with the not so dark side of his Twitter history

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Lucas Giolito has some fun with the not so dark side of his Twitter history

White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito isn't having a great season, but at least it looks like his Twitter account could pass a background check.

A Twitter user dug through some of Giolito's tweets from his teenage years. He didn't find much in the way of hateful, mean or angry tweets. Instead, he found candy, touch tanks at the aquarium and animated movies.

The tweet got plenty of attention on the platform, leading Giolito to comment on it. Giolito took the joke with a good sense of humor and made a joke at his own expense.

This kind of makes you wonder what else would qualify as Giolito's "dark side." Maybe this will spawn a series of Lucas Giolito facts like the very tame version of Chuck Norris or The Most Interesting Man in the World.