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White Sox morning roundup


White Sox morning roundup

From the weekend:

Chris Sale vs. Clayton Kershaw was supposed to be a great pitcher's duel -- so, naturally, Jose Quintana vs. Chris Capuano was the best starter matchup of the weekend. The Sox dropped Friday's SaleKershaw matchup -- in which both starters struggled -- on a wild pitch, won Saturday thanks in large part to the bullpen and fell Sunday in pretty tough fashion.

Quintana threw eight shutout innings yesterday, though, and looked very good in the process. And his outlook only continues to improve for the rest of the season with every start.

Zach Stewart will start today's BP Crosstown Cup South Side opener as the White Sox look to get Chris Sale and Jake Peavy extra rest. Here's Robin Ventura's explanation:

Gavin Floyd will start Wednesday's game, as he wasn't needed in relief on Sunday. And pitching coach Don Cooper is adamant Floyd's struggles aren't about his stuff.

Adam Dunn had a big weekend: His home run on Friday pushed him ahead of Josh Hamilton and into sole possession of first place on the major-league home run leaderboard, and on Saturday he joined twitter.

Kosuke Fukudome should begin a rehab assignment today in Charlotte, and Ventura sees him needing at least 12 trips to the plate in the minors before he returns.

Finally, Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton previewed this week's Cubs-Sox matchup, beginning tonight:

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.