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Road Ahead: Can White Sox take advantage of sub-.500 teams?

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Road Ahead: Can White Sox take advantage of sub-.500 teams?

The White Sox have yet to be mathematically eliminated from the American League wild-card race.

And while securing a playoff spot is certainly a longshot, an extended winning streak could change everything in a hurry.

The White Sox have a chance at such a streak this week, as the last-place Boston Red Sox and the fourth-place Seattle Mariners visit the South Side.

The White Sox took three of four from the Red Sox earlier this season in Boston as part of a seven-game winning streak. And the White Sox just took two of three from the Mariners this weekend in Seattle.

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Could another winning stretch be in the cards with these sub-.500 foes visiting U.S. Cellular Field?

"I think it can because the Red Sox pitching is pretty poor, even when you get in that bullpen, it's pretty porous. But those are things you kind of remember. I know it happened about two or three weeks ago, but the White Sox have got to feel good playing against the Red Sox, especially at home," CSN's Bill Melton said. "We've only got 40-plus games to go. This is the time. If we can put it all together for the last 40 games, who knows? You've got a lot of people in that wild-card (race).

"This is a good time for the offense to be hitting like it is. You're going to be facing one good pitcher instead of maybe three or four with a good ballclub and a good bullpen. This is a good opportunity to put that final push, get it going and see what you can do. You're 4 1/2 out of the wild card, believe me that's a long ways, but the teams you're playing are the teams that you have to beat."

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Distant Replay: The Pierzynski dropped third strike game

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Distant Replay: The Pierzynski dropped third strike game

In a new series on the podcast, the whole crew gets together to re-watch and re-live one of our all-time favorite White Sox games. We begin with Game 2 of the 2005 ALCS when A.J. Pierzynski famously reached base on the dropped third strike in the 9th inning, opening the door for a pivotal White Sox victory over the Angels (1:50). You'll hear things we learned watching the broadcast again (10:30), if Twitter existed... (17:20), the White Sox player we miss the most (21:00), all the random stuff that happened in the game and on the broadcast (24:30), the Pierzynski dropped third strike (32:30), Chuck's post-game report unearthed for the pod (38:15), how Hawk Harrelson would have called the game (40:40) and much more.  

Listen here or in the embedded player below.