Whether or not it’s more smoke and mirrors, the White Sox have another three-game win streak under their belt heading into a weekend series against the second-place Detroit Tigers.
The Sox have had two three-game win streaks before this one – both came in May – but failed to hit quads both times.
Chuck Garfien of Comcast SportsNet Chicago couldn’t have epitomized the Sox’s season better in his Sox Drawer Thursday morning, so head over and give him a read when you get a chance.
Jesse Crain is day-to-day following taking an Adrian Gonzalez line drive, which you know has to hurt. You can scope the video over at MLB.com by clicking here.
Crain tweeted a picture of his battle wound…minimal damage considering the man who hit it.
Mark Buehrle, Edwin Jackson and Jake Peavy take the mound for the White Sox this weekend. They face 23-year-old Andrew Oliver, who will likely be optioned back to Triple-A after his start (Phil Coke returns June 8), Justin Verlander and Brad Penny.
Penny has been very consistent all year but tossed seven one-hit innings against the White Sox when he faced them in April.
The Sox were 24-33 through 57 games last year before spouting off 25 wins in 30 games to hit the All-Star break in first place. Through 58 games this year, they’re 27-31…slightly better. A 25-5 stretch would be nice but isn’t imperative quite yet. The White Sox are 11 games behind the Cleveland Indians in the loss column, but there’s a lot of baseball to be played and the pressure will mount on the Indians to play at this pace for 162 games.