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White Sox Wake Up Call: September 20th, 2018

The Rundown: * **White Sox lose, 4-1:** Crazy ninth-inning rally capped off by Jason Kipnis walk-off grand slam. * **Preview today's game:** James Shields vs. Josh Tomlin * **Around MLB:** Brewers win, Cubs lose.


White Sox Wake-Up Call: Sept. 19, 2018

Good morning. Here’s what’s in your Wake-Up Call: * LAST NIGHT: The White Sox put up a fight against Corey Kluber but remain winless in Cleveland, and Jose Abreu is back in the hospital. * TONIGHT: Dylan Covey vs. Carlos Carrasco is not a favorable matchup on paper. * AROUND THE LEAGUE: Blake Snell wins his 20th game, and the Dodgers walk off the Rockies.


35: Lack of Clarity

Guest: Dan Szymborski, Fangraphs **The Rundown:** * Our best friend of the podcast, Dan Szymborski, joins the show to share his thoughts about the 2018 White Sox season. How players like Giolito and Moncada are not providing enough clarity with their play, why it might be best for the White Sox to stand pat this off-season, and how the Sox may have already lost the Chris Sale trade. * We recap the Orioles series where we see Reynaldo Lopez continue his quality pitching in his last five...


Sox Machine Live!: How to stop the running game

The Rundown: * White Sox won game three thanks to Tim Anderson's 12th inning home run, but the Royals ran wild stealing nine bases in the series. What adjustments do the Sox need to make to prevent steals? * We take a look at some new data regarding the aging curve and how that could impact the White Sox rebuild. * Preview the Orioles series, and discuss the current MLB postseason races.


White Sox Wake-Up Call: Sept. 12, 2018

Good morning. Here's what's in your Wake-Up Call: * LAST NIGHT: The White Sox offense didn't wake up until the ninth, which was too late to avoid their seventh straight loss. * TONIGHT: Carlos Rodon tries to bounce back from an ugly start. * ON THE FARM: Great Falls is one win away from the Pioneer League title. * AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Red Sox clinch, Jose Quintana steps up, and the Phillies are fading.


White Sox Wake-Up Call: Sept. 11, 2018

Here's the rundown: * RECAP: Giolito wobbles, Gomez falls down. * PREVIEW: Michael Kopech doesn't start tomorrow. * MLB NEWS: The NL Central race gets tighter.


33: Gut Punch

Guest: Rick Gregg, 780 AM WBBM * Guest Rick Gregg joins the show to share his reaction to the news of Michael Kopech requiring Tommy John surgery. Also Tim Anderson's improved defense, the clubhouse vibe, and manager Rick Renteria's long-term status. * [19:58] Jim and Josh further discuss the impact of Kopech's injury. How it will impact the 2019 season, and if this delays the rebuild. * [52:47] Jim delivers the last Minor League Update and we answer your questions in P.O. Sox Presented by...


Sox Machine Live!: Giolito, Kopech take their lumps

The Rundown: * Recap the Tigers series where we saw both Lucas Giolito and Michael Kopech struggle * First impressions for the new faces coming out of the bullpen. * Down in the minors, Dylan Cease was named Pitcher of the Year by MLBPipeline. Fangraphs, well, might have a different opinion about that title as they are concerned about his ability to be a 200 innings SP. Where does Cease go from here and what is his stock at? * Preview the upcoming series against the Angels as Mike Trout and...


White Sox Wake Up Call: September 6, 2018

The Rundown: * **White Sox lose 10-2** as the Detroit Tigers bash four home runs off Michael Kopech. * **Down in the Minors:** Both Winston-Salem and Kannapolis start their postseason runs. * **Around MLB:** Shohei Ohtani responds to Tommy John surgery by hitting two home runs, and Trevor Story records the farthest hit home run in Statcast history.


White Sox Wake-Up Call: Sept. 5, 2018

Good morning. Here's what's in your White Sox Wake-Up Call: * LAST NIGHT: Lucas Giolito can't finish batters in the second in an 8-3 loss to the Tigers. * TONIGHT: Michael Kopech, if weather allows. * ON THE FARM: Most of the system rests before the postseason begins. * AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Mariners fight in the clubhouse, and NL races tighten.


White Sox Wake-Up Call: September 3, 2018

Here's the rundown: * RECAP: The Sox walk-off against Detroit to claim 3rd place in the AL Central. * PREVIEW: Lucas Giolito looks to continue his hot streak. * FARM REPORT: Eloy Jimenez is done for 2018 :-( * MLB NEWS: The NL Wild Card race stays tight.


32: "Good Faith"

Guest: Joe Weil, Winston-Salem Dash The Rundown: * We discuss the latest service time manipulation attempts by the Chicago White Sox with Eloy Jimenez, and the Minnesota Twins with Byron Buxton. Why service time manipulation isn't part of the rules but teams can get away with it. * Recap Hawk Day and ponder if AJ Pierzynski would be a good broadcast partner with Jason Benetti. * Our guest this week is Joe Weil of the Winston-Salem Dash as they head into the Carolina League Play-offs. He...


White Sox Wake Up Call: August 31, 2018

The Rundown: * Lucas Giolito was great, the bullpen wasn’t: White Sox lose 9-4 despite Giolito’s gem as the Red Sox beat up Jeanmar Gomez and Thyago Vieira. * Tonight: Michael Kopech makes his third career start * Down in the minors: Eloy Jimenez hits another home run, and the Winston-Salem Dash run wild smashing 16 hits. * Around Major League Baseball, Andrew McCutchen is traded to the Yankees, but the Bronx Bombers lose to the Detroit Tigers, 8-7


Sox Machine Live!: Finding Bliss in the Bronx

Recorded 8-29-2018 The Rundown: * The Chicago White Sox win two out of three in the Bronx! We discuss Reynaldo Lopez's unique pitch mix, the Ryan LaMarre Game, Game 2 bullpen collapse, and the outstanding defense from Yolmer Sanchez, Tim Anderson, and Adam Engel this series. * Preview the upcoming Boston Red Sox series while addressing the biggest question heading into this weekend: Will we see Eloy Jimenez? * A pair of game theory scientists at NYU suggested a new rule called Catch Up. We...


White Sox Wake-Up Call: Aug. 29, 2018

Good morning. Here's what's in your wake-up call: * LAST NIGHT: Three Yankee homers spoiled the White Sox' first chance at a five-game winning streak. * TONIGHT: Reynaldo Lopez's last best start came against the Yankees, and CC Sabathia's against the Sox. * ON THE FARM: Three affiliates won in extra innings, and in crazy ways. * AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Cardinals take the interim tag off Mike Schildt, and the Braves extend Tyler Flowers.


White Sox Wake-Up Call: August 28, 2018

Here's the rundown: * RECAP: A great game from Tim Anderson and another solid start from Carlos Rodon lead the Sox over the Yankees. * PREVIEW: James Shields faces Sox-killer Lance Lynn. * ON THE FARM: Eloy Jimenez is perfect. * AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Phillies claim Jose Bautista.


31: White Sox Young Guns

Guest: Eno Sarris, The Athletic The Rundown: * Eno Sarris joins the show to share his thoughts about the White Sox young pitching staff. What kind of pitcher can Michael Kopech become? Can Lucas Giolito ever reach his prospect ceiling? Is Reynaldo Lopez pitching arsenal good enough to be a starter? Will Carlos Rodon develop into the staff's ace? * Jim and Josh discuss how the young guns fared in Detroit as the White Sox win three out of four in Mo-town * We answer your questions in P.O. Sox...


31: White Sox Wake-Up Call: August 23, 2018

Here's the rundown: * RECAP: James Shields wears it against Detroit. * PREVIEW: Reynaldo Lopez hopes not to wear it against Detroit. * FARM REPORT: Eloy Jimenez wears out Myrtle Beach. * MLB NEWS: Javy Baez wrecks one against the Reds.


Sox Machine Live!: Best stretch of 2018

The Rundown * The White Sox have won 6 of their last 8 games and are 11-9 in August. Are they playing their best baseball in 2018? * Michael Kopech's first start was short. What adjustments does he need to make for his second start in Detroit? * Carlos Rodon recovered from the first inning to have another quality start. Is his recent stretch sustainable? * Is Nicky Delmonico back to 2017 form? * Our thoughts on the Home Run Chain and preview Sox vs. Tigers this weekend. Presented by SeatGeek


White Sox Wake-Up Call: Aug. 22, 2018

Good morning. Here's what's in your White Sox Wake-Up Call: * LAST NIGHT: Rain limited Michael Kopech to two innings, the White Sox crumbled late to the Twins, and a bunch of health issues had to be addressed. * TODAY: Carlos Rodon gives the Sox their best chance at innings during the matinee against the Twins. * DOWN ON THE FARM: The Knights worked late, and Romy Gonzalez went off. * AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Nationals sell, the Cubs are still limited to a solo homer a day, and the Cardinals...