Chicago White Sox Morning BP (4/9)


Apr 8, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) catches a ball for an out during the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

How fun was it to watch the Chicago White Sox beat up on their opponent for a change, instead of it being the other way around?

A big win like that (15-3 over the Colorado Rockies) was a long time coming for the White Sox, but just like when there is a loss, today is a new day and Wednesday’s game is on the horizon. Celebrating is almost over.

Today is the rubber match between the White Sox and the host Rockies, where the “Good Guys” are looking for their second series win of the season.

Before we get into today’s game (we’ll save most of that for a game preview) let’s look back at the game from last night and other aspects of the 12-run win over the Rockies.

One article that caught my attention is on the Chicago Sun-Times, saying a scout “sees the White Sox as a potential .500 team.”

The unnamed scout was quoted as saying:

"“I tell you what, I think they’re better than I originally thought they would be …”"

Whomever this scout is I agree with them in that comment, because to be honest before the season started I questioned whether this team could get 70 or more wins in 2014, so there is that.

I hope I’m wrong about that thought, and I hope that scout is right in thinking the White Sox can be at least a .500 team.

But I’m going to be realistic, and say there have been just eight games played so far this season, so I’m keeping that in the back of my mind as well.

Well know what we have with this team in a month or two, but already this team has outperformed the group from last season, and that in itself is a mini victory.

In other White Sox news:

• Here is a video from the Chicago Tribune, as they are talking with Jose Abreu about home runs.

• In another article on Abreu, this one from CSN Chicago, Abreu spoke about how his mom gave him some inspiration before the game.

• Here is the game recap from Da Windy City on the White Sox win, a FanSided all-Chicago site.

Frank Thomas thinks “baseballs are juiced” as written in this Call to the Pen article, from the FanSided network.

• Here are the current MLB standings as posted on

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