From the weekend:
Chris Sale vs. Clayton Kershaw was supposed to be a great pitcher's duel -- so, naturally, Jose Quintana vs. Chris Capuano was the best starter matchup of the weekend. The Sox dropped Friday's SaleKershaw matchup -- in which both starters struggled -- on a wild pitch, won Saturday thanks in large part to the bullpen and fell Sunday in pretty tough fashion.
Quintana threw eight shutout innings yesterday, though, and looked very good in the process. And his outlook only continues to improve for the rest of the season with every start.
Zach Stewart will start today's BP Crosstown Cup South Side opener as the White Sox look to get Chris Sale and Jake Peavy extra rest. Here's Robin Ventura's explanation:
Gavin Floyd will start Wednesday's game, as he wasn't needed in relief on Sunday. And pitching coach Don Cooper is adamant Floyd's struggles aren't about his stuff.
Adam Dunn had a big weekend: His home run on Friday pushed him ahead of Josh Hamilton and into sole possession of first place on the major-league home run leaderboard, and on Saturday he joined twitter.
Kosuke Fukudome should begin a rehab assignment today in Charlotte, and Ventura sees him needing at least 12 trips to the plate in the minors before he returns.
Finally, Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton previewed this week's Cubs-Sox matchup, beginning tonight: