Plenty of inevitable changes are coming for the club, but on Wednesday the franchise signed a 13-year naming rights deal with Guaranteed Rate to change the name of their field, now known as U.S. Cellular Field, to Guaranteed Rate Field.
Carlos Rodon was so disgusted with a start earlier in the season he tossed his glove into the stands.
The home runs by Hernandez leading off the third and Joseph in the sixth brought Shields' total to 31 this season and 22 since the White Sox acquired him from San Diego on June 4. But how can they reconcile a red arrow pointing down with a team forever trying and failing to build momentum?
Okay, they probably should have at least jokingly announced Harambe Memorial Stadium, because right now that tweet would have a million RTs. "I'd love to be like that".
Shields is 0-4 with a 13.95 ERA in five starts this month after posting a 1.78 ERA over five outings in July. His fastball was consistently at 96 miles per hour and he even worked on a new backdoor slider.
Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox are enjoying quite the surge of late while the Philadelphia Phillies have been rendered powerless by an ailing pitching staff. "They were getting hits here and there, but that's part of it". "When he picks around and throws soft stuff he's not as effective". Abreu homered for the third straight game.
Freddy Galvis hit a solo home run off Chris Beck for the Phillies' lone run in the 7th.
Abreu hit 36 homers while winning AL Rookie of the Year in 2014 and 30 last year.
Jake Thompson's arrival in the big leagues has been long awaited by Phillies fans this season, especially once the other young starters began to struggle.
"He pitched well, he used the whole plate and he changes speeds quite a bit", Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said.
Questions about whether U.S. Cellular would remain the naming rights partner of the White Sox through the length of its deal circulated as far back as 2012 when the Chicago-based carrier announced that it was selling its Chicago, central IL and St. Louis markets among others to Sprint.
The right-hander has yet to pitch past the fifth inning and saw his ERA swell to 9.78.
"I don't really have the answer right now to fix it", said Thompson, who issued 13 walks in 19 1/3 innings.