Community  

 
 Message Boards  

 WSI Photo Gallery  

Post of the Week  

 Chat  

 

 

  2013 White Sox  

 Season Schedule  

 

2005 Championship

 

WSI Extras  

 WSI Interviews

  Audio Memories

  2002 Disaster!

2001 Season Fun!

2000 Champions!

Fun & Games

History & Glory

Sox Greats
Sox Quotables
Sox Fight Songs
Old Comiskey Park

     

   
WSI News - Totally Biased Game Recaps

Rodon Rolls the Rays

August 4th vs. the Tampa Bay Rays


WSI Playdate Funtime:
Guess Who?
A happy connundrum: who's the top of the 2020 roatation? Rodon wants the job.

Short Take:Carlos Rodon showed his stuff tonight, holding the Rays to a single unearned run as the Sox beat Tamps 2-1.

Carlos Rodon is a riddle -- will he be the number-one starter when the White Sox emerge from the Rebuild? He keeps pitching like he wants the role. Today the Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 in a tightly-pitched game of the sort that's unfamiliar to those who've followed the Sox in 2018. Rodon looked good, limiting the Rays to three hits in his six innings of work. He did give up five walks, but was able to pitch himself out of the corners he painted himself into.

The first Sox run was off the increasingly hot bat of Jose Abreu, who launched a 2-0 fastball to straightaway center for his 19th homer of the year. Hitting was unremarkable otherwise until the top of the ninth, when Tim Anderson doubled, then scored, thanks to the flatfish's thirdbaseman Matt Duffy's throwing error, which was provoked by Leury Garcia's bunt single. Advance the runner, force the defense -- sounds like smallball to me, but that's what wins ballgames.

Rodon is the guy who intrigues me. Since coming back after his surgery he's pitched an increasing number of innings and looks more and more effective each time. At last year's SoxFest, Rodon moderated a seminar among Sox rookies that was entertaining and insightful. If he carries on in the direction he's going, he could become a face-of-the-franchise kind of guy. A solid pitcher, a sharp wit, and a game presence that a team like the Sox really need.

Sooner or later, probably later, Michael Kopech will be in Chicago, bringing with him the unreasonable baggage of expectation and hype that follows high-ceiling phenoms. With his missle-speed fastball and a sharp curve, he too could be that number-one rotation guy. It'll be a tough call for Reneria and for Don Cooper: Rodon or Kopech? Ah, but it'll be a nice problem to have after enduring several years of guys like the washed-up James Shields.

Games like today give me hope for the future. Here are more riddles for you: will the breakthrough happen in 2020, or as early as 2019? With Nick Madrigal leading off, Yoan Moncada hitting second, and Eloy Jiminez in the Frank Thomas spot at number three, does Rodon or Kopech pitch on Opening Day?

Here's the riddle that's occurred to me watching the Sox defense the last couple years: What can you catch but not throw? Answer: a cold.

WSI's
Fun Da Mentalz:
Keep pitching like this and the Sox can move from poor to middling.


submitted by tebman.

Sox Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner

Jose Abreu

Big solo homer to tie the game and show off that every-field power we know so well.

Play WSI's Pick to Click Contest!

 

2005 Championship Sox Fans

Click Here!
WSI's Glorious Championship coverage with Totally Biased attitude!

Want More
Totally Biased Game Recaps?

2003 Sox Schedule
Click sock!

 


1 to 1 of 1

Search For:
Search in:
And in:
Any Words All Words

News Categories

Totally biased Sox news from White Sox Interactive!

EXCLUSIVE Sox features from WSI.

Full Sox coverage featuring the unique WSI slant!

The Totally Biased Game Recap, another WSI EXCLUSIVE!

YOUR chance to be featured at White Sox Interactive!

The funniest and most-noteworthy posts from the Sox Clubhouse message board.

The internet's largest FREE Sox news database, sorted by month.

The internet's largest FREE Sox news database, sorted by day.


Totally Biased Game Recaps

August 14...Wait, What? A Sox Starter Won a Game?

August 12... Comeback Comes Too Late

August 11... Sox Snooze at Thome Tribute

August 6... Goose Egg

August 4... Rodon Rolls Rays

August 2...Palka Powers Sox Past KC

July 26...Long Ball Loss

July 24...Rodon's Star Burns Brighter

July 23... Giolito Does It

July 21... Seattle Shut Down By Sox

WSI News System Page Views: 30,287,881