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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

This'll be an AL Central-heavy roundup, since the Sox had an off day. I looked at a few of Detroit's flaws, which could come back to bite them if things go right for the White Sox.

But Detroit managed to beat Tampa Bay again, winning their three-game series with the Rays and improving to 5-1 on the season. Needless to say, they're on a roll heading into today's home opener.

Max Scherzer is sick, but he'll still make his start today (1:00 p.m., Comcast SportsNet, with coverage beginning from U.S. Cellular Field at noon). Also, Brandon Inge is set to re-join the Tigers in Chicago.

And finally on Detroit, a scary sight: Miguel Cabrera not only fielding a bunt cleanly, but making a good throw. He still should be considered a defensive liability at third until further notice, but maybe it won't be so easy to reach base by laying down a bunt toward him.

Josh Willingham belted his fourth home run of the season as part of a 20-hit outburst by Minnesota's offense in a 10-9 win over the Angels. Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau also homered, which is extremely encouraging for the Twins. And former White Sox great Jeff Gray earned the win, adding unnecessary but funny fuel to the "pitcher records don't matter" fire.

That's it for a light Thursday. Stay with us today for tons of content from U.S. Cellular Field for the White Sox home opener.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Carlos Rodon’s breakout summer

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Carlos Rodon’s breakout summer

Carlos Rodon speaks with Chuck Garfien about his dominant stretch of starts and how he’s started to figure things out as a major league pitcher. Rodon talks about controlling his temper on the mound and how he’s learned to win on days he doesn’t have his best stuff. He explains why he doesn’t miss any of Daniel Palka’s at-bats, how he’s impressed with Michael Kopech, why he sympathizes with Kopech being in Triple-A, why he’s not wearing an undershirt during games and much more.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

Sister Mary Jo Sobieck and Nicky Delmonico have fun at White Sox pregame

Sister Mary Jo Sobieck and Nicky Delmonico have fun at White Sox pregame

Sister Mary Jo Sobieck threw out the first pitch at White Sox game on Saturday, and she turned quite a few heads with her impressive arm. The pregame ceremonies featured her first pitch, great music from the Marian Catholic marching band and White Sox outfielder Nicky Delmonico having some fun with our Chuck Garfien

There is still much debate over whether Sister Mary Jo’s pitch was a curveball or a changeup, but one thing for certain, she had some awesome movement on her pitch. This comes as no surprise to the Marian Catholic faithful, as it is clear that she had been putting in some work to make sure she shined in her big moment!