White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

The White Sox have now lost six of their last seven and 11 of their last 14. Doesn't feel like it, though, right?

Seriously, that surprised me. With plenty of close losses, it feels like the Sox aren't playing that bad of baseball. But at 13-17, they're only two games better than they were at this point last year, which came at the tail end of that 4-18 stretch in April and May.

The Sox dropped the first game of Monday's doubleheader 8-6 as Philip Humber really struggled again, allowing eight runs on nine hits in 2 13 innings. The second game saw the Sox fall 3-2, with Josh Tomlin striking out a career-high eight batters.

Jose Quintana, called up as the 26th man -- allowed for doubleheaders under MLB's new CBA -- threw 5 23 shutout innings in relief of Humber in the first game. But since Eric Stults, who allowed two runs in six innings in the second game, appears to have a spot in the starting rotation for the time being, Quintana was shipped back to Double-A Birmingham. But his performance probably won't be forgotten down the road.

In Birmingham, Quintana will be re-united with Jared Mitchell, who's been tearing up the Southern League to the tune of an OPS well over 900. Chuck Garfien spoke to Mitchell and Buddy Bell about the development of the former first-round pick since his devastating ankle injury suffered two years ago.

The latest Cubs Talk CSN & White Sox Talk CSN Power Rankings are out, and I put a lot of faith into Baltimore and Houston. The Sox are at Nos. 18 and 20 on the list, if you're wondering.

Around the division: Detroit's bullpen blew a two-run lead in the ninth to lose 3-2 to Seattle, Jered Weaver slacked off and allowed three hits against the Twins and Royals prospect Wil Myers is crushing Double-A pitching.

Morning Update: White Sox beat Tigers; Cubs shutout in LA

Morning Update: White Sox beat Tigers; Cubs shutout in LA

Here are some of Friday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Preview: White Sox-Tigers doubleheader today on CSN

Preview: Charlotte Knights battle Buffalo Bisons tonight on CSN+

Avisail Garcia busts out of mini-slump in White Sox win

Jake Arrieta not at his sharpest in Cubs shutout loss to Dodgers

Could Derrick Rose reunite with Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota?

Why Jim Callis thinks Luis Robert is going to have a gigantic impact on White Sox

The ‘friendly rivalry’ between Theo Epstein and Andrew Friedman with Cubs, Dodgers becoming NL superpowers

Red Sox ace Chris Sale doesn't have time to get emotional in return to Chicago

Cubs: Is Joe Maddon turning Kyle Schwarber into a platoon player?

White Sox prospect Lucas Giolito: No-hitter 'special' after early struggles

Preview: White Sox-Tigers doubleheader today on CSN

Preview: White Sox-Tigers doubleheader today on CSN

The White Sox take on the Detroit Tigers on Saturday in a doubleheader, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 12:30 p.m. The second game is scheduled after the conclusion of the first. Be sure to stick around after the final out of the second game to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Today’s starting pitching matchups: Derek Holland vs. Buck Farmer for Game 1, and Tyler Danish vs. Michael Fulmer for Game 2.

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