Chicago White Sox Morning BP (4/30)


Apr 29, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton (1) scores a run as Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday (right) bobbles the ball in the third inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The end of the first month of games for the 2014 MLB season is actually here, and though the Chicago White Sox are playing below .500 baseball at 13-14 on the year, I’m still going to say month one for this group was a success.

I write that, though there is still one game left on the schedule for the month of April.

More on that after the month is officially complete.

One quick thought on last night’s game after sleeping on it … the White Sox were lucky to be in that position (of winning a game) in the first place with how they played overall.

Jose Quintana pitched better than most, and kept them in the game. The offense did have seven hits, but when you have just two hits with RISP, and no hitter with multiple hits, especially against a pitcher like Justin Verlander, just being that close in the ninth was a bit of luck.

The dropped ball by Dayan Viciedo was huge, but the 14th loss of the season came down to more than just the mishandled catch that went for a three-base error. The bunt that went for a single that scored the tying run in the ninth was big for the Tigers, plus the White Sox left a runner stranded at third after a one-out triple in the seventh.

Now to end the month with a win this evening, as the White Sox have the tough task of facing reigning AL Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer.

In other White Sox news:

• Here is the Chicago Sun-Times’ article on Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Tigers.

• The Chicago Sun-Times also had another article of interest, this one about how Jose Abreu wasn’t going to escape Jerry Reinsdorf this past offseason.

ESPN Chicago how the White Sox have some new energy this season.

The Chicago Tribune has a video with manager Robin Ventura talking about the Tigers’ final run.

• Here are the MLB standings headed into Wednesday’s games.

Call to the Pen of FanSided wrote about the trio of Abreu, Viciedo and Alexei Ramirez before Tuesday’s game.

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