Gavin Floyd was outstanding, allowing just one run in 7 23 innings with six strikeouts and two walks. But it wasn't good enough, as he was shouldered with the loss as the White Sox fell to Oakland 2-0 (still think pitcher win-loss records mean anything?). The Sox offense couldn't solve Tommy Milone, who allowed just three hits and no walks with five strikeouts over eight shutout innings. Gordon Beckham and Brent Morel accounted for half of the White Sox four hits.
Don Cooper joined Chicago Tribune Live to discuss Jake Peavy, as well as a few other topics regarding the success of the team's pitching staff. Cooper also added that Robin Ventura has given him "a lot of freedom to be myself." Video:
Cooper mentioned that keeping Jake Peavy healthy was key, although if he does need to hit the disabled list at some point this year, Dylan Axelrod could be able to fill in aptly. It's just four starts in Triple-A for Axelrod, but he does look pretty good.
If you missed it from earlier this week, he's Philip Humber hawking the Perfect Meatloaf Maker on David Letterman. Also, he's been excused from the White Sox for the birth of his child. Talk about a great week.
Around the division: First things first, and this has nothing to do with the AL Central -- Jose Canseco is back on twitter. Those were a scary couple of hours. The Twins will skip Francisco Liriano's turn in their rotation, Rany Jazayerli has a scathing missive on the Royals (who now have lost a dozen games in a row) and Seattle miraculously scored seven runs to beat Detroit.
Chicks dug the White Sox on Saturday.
The South Siders hit four home runs in their 8-3 dismantling of the Tigers at Comerica Park. Tim Anderson stayed red-hot with a pair of long balls, Jose Abreu went deep in addition to his pair of doubles, and Daniel Palka made some interesting history with his long ball (see below).
We'll let our stat guru Chris Kamka take it from here.
Since their 10-29 start the White Sox are a respectable 6-4. Days at the plate like Saturday sure help.
For over two years, Charlie Tilson was starting to look like his own version of "Moonlight" Graham, the player made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams" because he played in one major league game and never got to bat.
The White Sox traded for Tilson just before the trade deadline passed in 2016. Two days later he made his big league debut with the White Sox in Detroit. He got a single in his first at-bat, but left the game with an injury and missed the rest of the season. Tilson also missed all of the 2017 season and his MLB future was starting to come into question.
Back healthy, Tilson started this season in Triple-A Charlotte and hit .248 in 39 games when he got called up to replace Leury Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list. On Thursday, Tilson returned to a big league field for the first time in more than 20 months. He went 0-for-3 in a loss to Baltimore.
Friday marked a return to the site of Tilson's big league debut and the injury that made it such a brief stint. Tilson has now played three big league games, over the course of nearly 21 months, and two of them have been in Detroit.
Tilson went 1-for-4, meaning both his hits are in Comerica Park. The White Sox lost 5-4 after giving up three runs in the bottom of the eighth.