Results tagged ‘ White Sox ’

3/23 Looking ahead to Cubs vs. White Sox

On Thursday, the Cubs and White Sox will meet one more time before the regular season. The White Sox are expected to use a DH; Mike Quade posted his lineup, and said he wants Matt Garza to get some at-bats. Here’s the early lineup for Thursday:

RF Fukudome
SS Castro
CF Byrd
3B Ramirez
1B Pena
LF Soriano
2B Barney
C Hill
P Garza

– Carrie Muskat

3/11 Cubs lineup vs White Sox

Going to Glendale, Ariz., for today’s game between the Cubs and White Sox? Ryan Dempser will start for the Cubs. Here’s the lineup:

2B Baker
SS Castro
CF Byrd
C Soto
RF Colvin
LF Soriano
1B Pena
DH Luis Montanez
3B Marquez Smith

– Carrie Muskat

3/10 Cubs vs. Sox, Round 1

Mike Quade has a good friend coming to Friday’s Cubs game against the White Sox, and it’s going to be a test. His friend is a White Sox fan.

“He says, ‘Geez, couldn’t you work for somebody else?’ I’m like, wait a minute, you’re a good friend of mine — c’mon,” said Quade, the Cubs manager.

Quade grew up in Chicago, watching Bozo’s Circus like most kids, and also watching the Cubs on WGN TV when he came home from school. He knows there is no gray area when it comes to loyalties in the city. On Friday, the Cubs travel to Glendale to face the White Sox, and will try to get every edge, using a designated hitter instead of having pitcher Ryan Dempster bat.

“There’s spirited competition amongst the organizations but also with their skipper [Ozzie Guillen] and third base coach [Jeff Cox], who is a friend of mine, so it’s a little different,” Quade said. “All you’re trying to accomplish here, even with the White Sox, other than me DH’ing tomorrow, is still within the confines of getting our work done. That’s the difference between how many games you win and lose here. I’m not matching up late in the game. Guys are going to play, and we’ll do it the same way.”

– Carrie Muskat

3/9 Looking ahead to Cubs-Sox tilt

The Cubs and White Sox face off for the first time on Friday in Glendale. Lefty Mark Buehrle is slated to start for the White Sox vs. Ryan Dempster. Here’s the early lineup if you’re planning ahead:

2B Baker
SS Castro
CF Byrd
C Soto
RF Colvin
LF Soriano
1B Pena
DH Luis Montanez
3B Marquez Smith

– Carrie Muskat

12/16 Could Wood come back?

There are multiple reports that the Cubs could be wrapping up a deal with free agent Kerry Wood. The White Sox reportedly offered the right-hander a two-year contract, but then signed Jesse Crain. Wood, who was originally drafted by the Cubs, had reportedly been seeking a two-year, $12 million deal, which would not appear to be a good fit for the cost-conscious team. The Cubs are well-versed in Wood’s medical history — he’s been on the disabled list 14 times in his career because of his shoulder, elbow, back and blisters. The 33-year-old right-hander isn’t going to strike out 20 in a game but was effective in short relief with the Yankees last season, compiling a 0.69 ERA in 24 games (two earned runs in 26 innings, 31 strikeouts). As a starter, he has a career 71-55 record with a 3.69 ERA, and as a reliever, he’s 12-13 with 62 saves (including 34 with the Cubs in 2008) and a 3.45 ERA.

The Cubs do want an experienced right-hander in the bullpen to compliment lefty Sean Marshall, and Wood would welcome coming back to Wrigley Field. He lives in Chicago year-round.

– Carrie Muskat

11/23 Cubs vs. White Sox

The Cubs are expected to release their 2011 Spring Training schedule after Thanksgiving. However, if you want to plan to be in Arizona for the Cactus League games against the White Sox, here are the dates: the Cubs play in Glendale, Ariz., on March 11, while the White Sox play in Mesa on March 24.

– Carrie Muskat

6/28 Some Cubs-White Sox trivia

On Sunday, the Cubs ended the White Sox’s 11-game winning streak. It was the Sox’s first setback since Ted Lilly and the Cubs beat them on June 13. The White Sox’s 11-game winning streak was the longest in the Majors bookended by losses to the same opponent since 1948 when the Red Sox won 13 straight between losses to the Tigers.

– Carrie Muskat

6/11 Delayed start

Friday’s game between the Cubs and White Sox will start at 1:40 p.m. CT because of rain in the area. The field is ready to go and the forecast calls for the showers to stay away.

– Carrie Muskat

6/10 Cubs vs White Sox

Looking ahead to the start of a nine-game homestand at Wrigley Field on Friday, the Cubs will send Randy Wells, Carlos Silva and Ted Lilly against the White Sox, who will counter with Jake Peavy, Mark Buehrle and Gavin Floyd.

– Carrie Muskat

6/6 Intracity showdown

If you’re looking ahead to the Cubs’ first round against their crosstown rivals, the White Sox, which begins Friday at Wrigley Field, it looks like the rotation will be Randy Wells, Carlos Silva and Ted Lilly. A reminder that the Sunday, June 13 game will start at 7:05 p.m. CT.

– Carrie Muskat

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