The White Sox played one of their best games of the season after a pair of duds Monday and Tuesday, beating Baltimore 8-1. Adam Dunn hit a three-run double off lefty Troy Patton, A.J. Pierzynski hit home run No. 4 and Alejandro De Aza hit dinger No. 3, Gordon Beckham had two hits and Jake Peavy struck out eight in seven innings of one-run ball.
Seeing Beckham get two hits -- even if the second of them was a weak infield single -- was good, since he entered Wednesday with just three on the season. Frank Thomas broke down Beckham's swing for us in a frame-by-frame analysis.
Steve Stone hopped on Chicago Tribune Live to discuss the state of the White Sox:
Jim looks at how some problems from 2011 have carried over into 2012 even with a new manager while James weighed in on Ventura as well.
Around the division: Things aren't looking good for Francisco Liriano, Grady Sizemore is slowly working toward a return, Jeanmar Gomez is getting a five-game suspension, Doug Fister had a setback in his recovery and the Royals lost their seventh straight game.
Yoan Moncada just started his rehab stint with Triple-A Charlotte and it didn’t take him long to enjoy a night in Charlotte.
The Knights had a home day game on Friday. Moncada went 1-for-5 in his first game action since suffering a hamstring strain on July 30.
With the Knights game ending in the afternoon, Moncada had the freedom to go to the Carolina Panthers preseason game at night.
The Panthers lost 27-14 to the Bills, but a peak at Moncada’s Instagram story from the day showed he may not have really understood what was going on.
The 24-year-old Cuban was decked out in a Panthers jersey. He still may be learning football though.
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Bill Walton called the White Sox/Angels game with Jason Benetti, and for one night baseball broadcasting was turned upside down. Chuck Garfien and Ozzie Guillen talk about what Walton brought to the broadcast. Ozzie speaks with Walton on the pregame show. They play the best Walton clips of the night and much more.
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