This is the job Renteria signed up for: to steer the ship through unfriendly waters until a beacon of light guides it toward a future of real promise.
A spot was freed in Birmingham when the Sox released outfielder Courtney Hawkins, who was their first-round draft pick in 2012.
Amid all the negative stuff going on with the Sox, the biggest positive is the sudden, undeniable progress of second baseman Yoan Moncada.
The White Sox haven’t spent the early part of the season beating themselves merely with a lack of hitting. They’ve been deficient in many areas.
Total runs scored by the Sox this season with Lopez in the game: one. It’s no wonder the team’s best pitcher — by far — to this point is winless.
After the snow in Minnesota, Monday’s ugly 8-1 defeat in the opener of a three-game series against the Athletics wasn’t exactly a stroll on the beach.
It’s always fun wearing different uniforms,” Matt Davidson said of the Sox’ ’68 baby blues. “And it’s always fun playing in front of a packed house.”
“It’s basically like ‘Perfect Strangers,’ but we live in two separate apartments,” Benetti said. “And I don’t know which one of us is Balki.”
Three games undone in a hail of snowflakes. Not to mention hail itself. And some really cold rain. Would it be easier to just cancel the season?
With more nastiness in the forecast and Sunday’s game scheduled for 1:10 p.m., will a third straight day of baseball go down in a hail of snowflakes?
Abreu figures it’s the first time in the switch-hitting second baseman’s life he has dealt with a start at the plate as bad as this one.
Assuming the Sox survive this nasty weather, they’re just plain going to have to get a lot better at getting ’em on and getting ’em in.
The question about Moncada: Is his main problem what he’s doing with his head when he swings or what’s going on inside it?
It’s hard to say how many of the remaining three games scheduled between the White Sox and Twins in this series will be played — two if we’re lucky?
Volstad, 31, began the season in Charlotte despite having allowed zero earned runs in 14 innings, over eight appearances, in spring training.