White Sox shut out by Kuroda, Yankees


White Sox shut out by Kuroda, Yankees

NEW YORK ---- The White Sox couldnt solve Hiroki Kuroda on Saturday afternoon. Jake Peavy couldnt solve the New York Yankees left-handed hitters.

Kuroda struck out 11 batters and the Yankees hit three solo home runs off Peavy in a 4-0 win in front of 46,895 at Yankee Stadium. Kuroda and three relievers combined for a three-hit shutout of the White Sox, who had scored 30 runs in their previous three games.

Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano and Dewayne Wise all hit solo homers off Peavy, who allowed four earned runs and eight hits in a complete-game effort. Peavy also struck out 11 batters against no walks ---- the first time he posted double-digit strikeouts as a member of the White Sox.

For how dominant he was at the end, Kuroda didnt get out to a great start. He allowed two first-inning singles and walked another hitter but avoided any damage. From there, Kuroda took off, as he retired the next 15 hitters he would face.

Kuroda didnt allow anyone to reach base until he hit Kevin Youkilis with two outs in the sixth inning and the White Sox wouldnt get another hit until Alex Rios singled in the seventh. The seven inning-outing stretched Kurodas day scoreless streak to 23 innings this season. He allowed three hits and hit one batter before giving way to the bullpen.

Granderson got the Yankees on the board quickly with a solo homer off Peavy in the first inning.

An inning later, Wise, who went 3-for-3, gave New York a 2-0 advantage with an RBI double.

Wise added a solo homer in the fifth inning and Cano blasted one into the second deck in right field in the sixth.

It was only fitting Peavys first double-digit strikeout game since May 22, 2009 occurred Saturday. Prior the game, the White Sox announced Peavy would donate 100 to pancreatic cancer research for every strikeout in the majors on Saturday.

White Sox Talk Podcast: National media fails to recognize White Sox as 2005 champs


White Sox Talk Podcast: National media fails to recognize White Sox as 2005 champs

Chuck Garfien, Slavko Bekovic and Chris Kamka react to the national media blunders that failed to recognize the White Sox as 2005 World Series champions. 

Later, the guys discuss Jerry Reinsdorf's comments about cheering for the Cubs and break down what it takes to beat the Indians. 

Check out the latest edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast below: 

White Sox: Chris Getz's new player development role is to carry out 'vision of the scouts'

White Sox: Chris Getz's new player development role is to carry out 'vision of the scouts'

He may be limited on experience, but Chris Getz already has a strong idea about player development.

Getz -- who on Friday was named the White Sox director of player development -- worked the past two seasons as an assistant to baseball operations in player development for the Kansas City Royals. A fourth-round pick of the White Sox in the 2005 amateur draft, Getz replaces Nick Capra, who earlier this month was named the team’s third-base coach. A quick learner whom a baseball source said the Royals hoped to retain, Getz described his new position as being “very task oriented.”

“(The job) is carrying out the vision of the scouts,” Getz said. “The players identified by the scouts and then they are brought in and it’s a commitment by both the player and staff members to create an environment for that player to reach their ceiling.

“It’s a daily process.”

Getz, a University of Michigan product, played for the White Sox in 2008 and 2009 before he was traded to the Royals in a package for Mark Teahen in 2010. Previously drafted by the White Sox in 2002, he described the organization as “something that always will be in my DNA.”

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Getz stayed in Kansas City through 2013 and began to consider a front-office career as his playing career wound down. His final season in the majors was with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2014.

Royals general manager Dayton Moore hired Getz as an assistant to baseball operations in January 2015 and he quickly developed a reputation as both highly intelligent and likeable, according to a club source.

“He is extremely well-regarded throughout the game, and we believe he is going to have a positive impact on the quality of play from rookie ball through Chicago,” GM Rick Hahn said.

Getz had as many as four assistant GMs ahead of him with the Royals, who couldn’t offer the same kind of position as the White Sox did. Getz spent the past week meeting with other members of the White Sox player development staff and soon will head to the team’s Dominican Republic academy. After that he’ll head to the Arizona Fall League as he becomes familiar with the department. Though he’s still relatively new, Getz knows what’s expected of his position.

“It’s focused on what’s in front of you,” Getz said. “Player development people are trying to get the player better every single day.”

“With that being said, the staff members need to be creative in their thinking. They need to be innovative at times. They need to know when to press the gas or pump the brakes. They need to be versatile in all these different areas.”