White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Philip Humber walked a career-high six, although he only gave up three runs in a 6-3 loss to Cleveland. After the game, he didn't chalk his control issues up to the whirlwind of having a child, which he and his wife did Tuesday night. While he's previously had control issues (six walks in two starts vs. Baltimore and Boston), I think he could've got away with chalking up his high total Wednesday to everything else that's going on in his life.

Jake Peavy, who starts in Friday's series opener at Comerica Park against the Tigers, has begun to adapt to his post-detached-lat self as a pitcher, and the adjustments he's made have paid off through one month of the season: He garnered American League Pitcher of the Month honors. Still, Peavy feels he has plenty left to prove.

Gordon Beckham went 0-2 with a walk Wednesday, with his two outs being comprised by a strikeout and an over-aggressive hack at a 2-0 fastball from Josh Tomlin that off the outside corner. Prior to the game, he brushed off the notion that his 3-4 performance Tuesday meant he had turned the corner.

Chris Sale hopped on Chicago Tribune Live to discuss his transition to the starting rotation:

Around the division: Jered Weaver threw a no-hitter against the Twins, which CSNChicago.com's Chris Kamka points out meant Wednesday saw eight pitchers with no-hitters to their name make starts, Johnny Damon left Wednesday's game against the Sox with "general cramping" and the Royals beat Justin Verlander and the Tigers on the strength of a Chris Getz infield single.

Jerry Reinsdorf, Frank Thomas congratulate Tim Raines on Baseball Hall of Fame election

Jerry Reinsdorf, Frank Thomas congratulate Tim Raines on Baseball Hall of Fame election

Tim Raines became the 39th former member of the White Sox to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf released a statement congratulating Raines on his election.

“On behalf of the entire White Sox organization and our fans, I want to sincerely congratulate Tim on today’s election to the Hall of the Fame, the highest and greatest honor bestowed upon a baseball player,” said Jerry Reinsdorf, chairman of the Chicago White Sox. “He played a crucial role on the 1993 division championship team, was a key member of the 2005 World Series-winning coaching staff and provided Sox fans with great memories that will not be forgotten.”

[SHOP: Gear up, White Sox fans!]

Frank Thomas, who played with Raines from 1991-95, had high praise for his former teammate.

“Rock was one of my favorite teammates ever,” said Hall-of-Famer and White Sox legend Frank Thomas. “He made the game fun night-to-night and was a great leader in the clubhouse. His humor and hustle always brought the team closer. I’m so glad this has finally happened for one of my favorite people ever.”

Thomas also went on Twitter to express his excitement for Raines heading to Cooperstown.

Tim Raines shares thank you message after being elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Tim Raines shares thank you message after being elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Tim Raines is headed to Cooperstown.

On Wednesday, the former White Sox outfielder was one of three elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Raines released a statement on Twitter minutes after the announcement:

Raines was so excited, he already switched his Twitter bio.