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Skidding White Sox host Blue Jays
on: April 13, 2018, 17:37

Veteran right-hander James Shields occupies the locker closest to the entrance of the Chicago White Sox clubhouse at Guaranteed Rate Field. As Chicago continues to trade for prospects to enrich its farm system amid a franchise rebuild, Shields gets to be the first on the team to greet newcomers. While he may be understandably mum before starting Monday in the series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays, Shields remains up front with new teammates about staying the course and remaining committed toward development for the future.Article continues below ...Some of these young kids, I mean, it tough losing, Shields said.When I got called up in Tampa in 2006, we lost 99 games. But we knew that eventually it was going to turn around, and two years later we were in the World Series. You know, these guys have to understand that this is a process. And you keep grinding, you keep getting better on the field, and things will turn around. The White Sox have lost 15 of their past 17 games and 18 of 21 Russell Martin Jersey, but players realize they must stay diligent, even if the standings might appear more harrowing by the day. It may be a difficult reality to face with two months remaining in the season, but the White Sox figure a constant mindset can only help them in the rebuild.You know, guys coming in and out, it always tough to see guys go, and it always good to see new faces, left-hander David Holmberg said.We just try to keep our heads down here and do our job and keep playing baseball. The Blue Jays will be Chicago final opponent in an eight-game homestand. Toronto visit will complete a stretch in which Chicago has faced the four League Championship Series qualifiers from 2016 in four successive home series. The Blue Jays avoided a three-game sweep in spectacular fashion on Sunday, getting a walk-off grand slam from Steve Pearce to cap a seven-run rally in the bottom of the ninth for an 11-10 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Toronto has won five of seven, with the last three victories coming in walk-off fashion.Feels great, said Pearce, who joined Cy Williams and Jim Presley as the only players in major league history with two game-ending grand slams in the same season.Really hasnt sunk in yet.It was pretty fun to watch, Toronto manager John Gibbons added. Shields is set to oppose Toronto right-hander Marco Estrada on Monday. Shields is 12-6 with a 3.32 ERA in 25 career starts against the Blue Jays, while Estrada is 0-1 with a 3 https://www.shopteambluejays.com/18-Justin_Smoak_Jersey.95 ERA in two career starts against the White Sox. Shields earned a no-decision in a June 18 start at Toronto when he spaced seven hits and three runs over 5 2 3 innings, walking one and striking out three. Chicago fell to 31-37 after losing that game, and its roster now looks vastly different. This month, the White Sox have dealt away left-hander Jose Quintana, third baseman Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson, Dan Jennings, Tommy Kahnle and Anthony Swarzak. Before the Sunday game, the White Sox sent left fielder Melky Cabrera to the Kansas City Royals for minor league pitchers A.J. Puckett and Andre Davis. Chicago general manager Rick Hahn said the team would entertain conversations about further trades until the deadline passes Monday at 4 p.m. EDT.At the end of the day https://www.shopteambluejays.com/16-Jose_Bautista_Jersey, everyone wants to win here, you know. We dont want to lose, Shields said.Were going to compete no matter what team, in and out, gets brought up in here. And weve got a good group of guys in here. It unfortunate were not winning right now. Were doing everything we possibly can, and things arent going our way. But were going to keep grinding this thing out and finish the season strong.

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