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Sockinchisox
05-20-2008, 10:02 PM
Discuss.

goon
05-20-2008, 10:03 PM
I'm worried about Jose... he just doesn't have the velocity he used to.

jabrch
05-20-2008, 10:03 PM
This team sucks.

Jose sucks.

Thome sucks.

Linebrink sucks.

Guillen sucks.

Williams sucks.

Walker sucks.

Detroit sucks.

SoxandtheCityTee
05-20-2008, 10:03 PM
Discuss.


Ah, everything's more fun when you win.

Chicken Dinner
05-20-2008, 10:04 PM
Nice win. The bench delivered.

JB98
05-20-2008, 10:05 PM
Always nice to get a win over Sabathia. He has been our nemesis in the past.

Contreras seemed to be deep in a lot of counts, but he made a lot of quality pitches to get the outs. Really pleased with what Jose gave us tonight and really pleased with what he's done all season.

Insurance runs in the eighth were key, highlighted by some good baserunning from Quentin and Dye.

Great win tonight, folks. Great win.

SoxGirl4Life
05-20-2008, 10:05 PM
:)

Chicken Dinner
05-20-2008, 10:05 PM
This team sucks.

Jose sucks.

Thome sucks.

Linebrink sucks.

Guillen sucks.

Williams sucks.

Walker sucks.

Detroit sucks.

Bring up the Charlotte boys! (teal)

FedEx227
05-20-2008, 10:06 PM
Always nice to get a win over Sabathia. He has been our nemesis in the past.

Contreras seemed to be deep in a lot of counts, but he made a lot of quality pitches to get the outs. Really pleased with what Jose gave us tonight and really pleased with what he's done all season.

Insurance runs in the eighth were key, highlighted by some good baserunning from Quentin and Dye.

Great win tonight, folks. Great win.

Nothing sweeter than great baserunning.

Shoeless
05-20-2008, 10:06 PM
Great to see Pablo drive some in, a win for Contreras, and a solid performance by Linebrink.

Woofer
05-20-2008, 10:06 PM
It's still early, this is looking like it could be a fun summer.:smile:

sox1970
05-20-2008, 10:07 PM
That's seven quality starts in a row.

Contreras has five wins before Memorial Day.

Things are looking good.

gobears1987
05-20-2008, 10:07 PM
This was a great game all around.

Props to Jose, the pen, Thome, Pablo, Alexei, and CQ.

ElevenUp
05-20-2008, 10:07 PM
The Sox have a big advantage over the Tribe when it comes down to the bullpen. It feels sooooo much better to see Linebrink out there in the eighth inning than what Ozzie was putting out there last year.

Soxman219
05-20-2008, 10:07 PM
Great win, Jose still pitching well, they beat CC at the Cell, TCQ is the sole leader in HR, and the the Bulls get first pick! (Bring Derrick Rose back home!)

Great night!

:bandance:

BadBobbyJenks
05-20-2008, 10:09 PM
Glad to see Jose's nasty diving forkball back. He looks so much different this season. Again, the offense was so-so but I am not going to complain during a 6 game win streak.

kevingrt
05-20-2008, 10:09 PM
Longest winning streak in baseball @ 6 games and a game and a half up in the Central. Damn it feels good to be a gansta.

Plus one of the top staffs in baseball makes it feel oh so good.

Mohoney
05-20-2008, 10:09 PM
That looked like a first place caliber win. The starting pitcher takes you deep into the game, the bullpen gets some HUGE outs, and a couple of insurance runs ice it late.

Great win.

gobears1987
05-20-2008, 10:09 PM
I have to do this in the tradition of 2005. (I think it was Voodoo who started it)

+:supernana::bandance:

Cuck the Fubs
05-20-2008, 10:11 PM
Outstanding boys, simply outstanding :D:

October26
05-20-2008, 10:12 PM
Nice win! So glad we finally beat C.C. at home. Contreras pitched great and how 'bout Jim Thome with the game winning homer against the Indians. The game was close until the 8th inning. I loved that great base running play by Quentin and Dye in the bottom of the 8th. The bullpen did great again today including Bobby in the 9th. I'm very happy. Sox win! Sox win! :bandance:

Madscout
05-20-2008, 10:14 PM
Lovin' how this team is playing right now. Great D, key hits, and wonderfully outstanding pitching!

MCHSoxFan
05-20-2008, 10:14 PM
Discuss.


Discuss what? You said it all!!! 6 in a row...YEEESSS!!! I was there, too!

elrod
05-20-2008, 10:14 PM
Is this the first time we've ever beaten Sabathia in Chicago? Seriously, I don't know if we've EVER beaten him at home before.

sox1970
05-20-2008, 10:15 PM
Is this the first time we've ever beaten Sabathia in Chicago? Seriously, I don't know if we've EVER beaten him at home before.

He's 7-1 now.

doublem23
05-20-2008, 10:16 PM
WHITE SOX 24-20 .545 -
Twins 23-22 .511 1.5
Indians 22-23 .489 2.5
Royals 21-24 .467 3.5
Tigers 18-27 .400 6.5

sox1970
05-20-2008, 10:18 PM
Forgetting about what happened in SF on Sunday because Dotel had no business being out there, this bullpen is VERY good. This is a championship caliber bullpen, and a very good starting rotation. If the Sox can get their veterans going, this team will win the division.

ChiSoxGirl
05-20-2008, 10:19 PM
OMG, Rongey's show got off to another great start... "Dan" sounds clueless!

MCHSoxFan
05-20-2008, 10:19 PM
Forgetting about what happened in SF on Sunday because Dotel had no business being out there, this bullpen is VERY good. This is a championship caliber bullpen, and a very good starting rotation. If the Sox can get their veterans going, this team will win the division.

You said it!

FedEx227
05-20-2008, 10:32 PM
OMG, Rongey's show got off to another great start... "Dan" sounds clueless!

Sometimes I begin to wonder if Rongey and his crew screen these guys and know they are stupid and put them on anyway to cause controversy. Because seriously there is no way half of these morons should make it on the air after the screening.

Lip Man 1
05-20-2008, 10:38 PM
When you can beat Sox killer C.C. Sabathia, life is very, very good.....

Lip

Noneck
05-20-2008, 10:40 PM
This team sucks.

Jose sucks.

Thome sucks.

Linebrink sucks.

Guillen sucks.

Williams sucks.

Walker sucks.

Detroit sucks.

"I don't believe much in the idea that the lineup order has serious impact."

I did and still do.

chisox77
05-20-2008, 10:40 PM
The White Sox have not reached their best overall play yet, but they still look very tough. Very good starting pitching, solide bullpen, defense getting better, and the hitting is coming around bit by bit. This looks like a very tough team, one that is starting to realize how good it can be.



:cool:

voodoochile
05-20-2008, 10:41 PM
**** THE TOONS!!!

:winner

:supernana:

:)

chisoxfanatic
05-20-2008, 10:43 PM
Another great game to be at. You'll read more about my thoughts on this one in my game recap; but, I'll say this: That pitching staff is phenomenal!

ANOTHER Cub fan was thrown out near 153 tonight. He tossed a box of popcorn and was flashing his Cubs hat at everyone as he was escorted up the aisle. :rolleyes:

sox1970
05-20-2008, 10:44 PM
Another great game to be at. You'll read more about my thoughts on this one in my game recap; but, I'll say this: That pitching staff is phenomenal!

ANOTHER Cub fan was thrown out near 153 tonight. He tossed a box of popcorn and was flashing his Cubs hat at everyone as he was escorted up the aisle. :rolleyes:

October may be interesting.

SoxSpeed22
05-20-2008, 10:55 PM
Nice job by Jose. Aggressive baserunning gets in some extra runs. TCQ with a hard hit home run, which happened around the same time the Bulls won the lottery. Thome went to (left), that's something I haven't seen from him this year, until now. The pen looked sharp again, and it adds up to a 6 game winning streak. Let's make it 7.

btrain929
05-20-2008, 10:57 PM
Sometimes I begin to wonder if Rongey and his crew screen these guys and know they are stupid and put them on anyway to cause controversy. Because seriously there is no way half of these morons should make it on the air after the screening.

And then they'd have a total of 4 callers and a lot of dead time.

Foulke You
05-20-2008, 10:57 PM
ANOTHER Cub fan was thrown out near 153 tonight. He tossed a box of popcorn and was flashing his Cubs hat at everyone as he was escorted up the aisle. :rolleyes:
Too bad he missed Hunter Pence's Grand Slam tonight. Poor attention starved Cub fan. I feel so bad for him that he got tossed.

Great win for the Sox. It's good to start putting a nice streak together. I'm not going to get upset at the offense tonight because a lot of teams don't hit very well against CC.

itsnotrequired
05-20-2008, 11:00 PM
Thome went to right, that's something I haven't seen from him this year, until now.

I think you mean left. All his HRs at the Cell this year have been opposite field.

SoxSpeed22
05-20-2008, 11:08 PM
I think you mean left. All his HRs at the Cell this year have been opposite field.You're correct, it's left.

Zisk77
05-20-2008, 11:15 PM
Only downer tonight was Crede's strike zone :o::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry:

EndemicSox
05-20-2008, 11:19 PM
Sorry Swish, my nephew is getting the Quentin jersey for his b-day...all hail the future of the Sox!

WhiteSox5187
05-20-2008, 11:24 PM
Sometimes I begin to wonder if Rongey and his crew screen these guys and know they are stupid and put them on anyway to cause controversy. Because seriously there is no way half of these morons should make it on the air after the screening.
They set him up, anyone here the first guy named Tom call in today? "I just want to talk about...Contreras..."
"Ok."
"He looked good."
"I agree with you.
"The defense looked good."
"uh-huh..."
"What do you think about that?"
"I agree with you...and die you scum. Seriously, who let him on? Whose that guffawing? Was that you?"
SCREENER: "He was just SOOOO good!"

There were some Cleveland fans sitting in front of me (though with some Sox fans) it was great to see them shut up! Let's make it seven and take the series tommorrow.

kitekrazy
05-20-2008, 11:42 PM
When was the last time the Sox won 6 in a row? I'd love to see a sweep of Cleveland.

gobears1987
05-20-2008, 11:43 PM
It is really early in his career let alone the season, but Quentin has all the markings of a franchise player.

If he keeps it up he'll be a Hall of Famer and the last player to wear 20 on the South Side.

JB98
05-20-2008, 11:50 PM
When was the last time the Sox won 6 in a row? I'd love to see a sweep of Cleveland.

The Sox won nine in a row from June 15-24, 2006. They haven't won as many as six in a row since, until now.

Tragg
05-20-2008, 11:51 PM
It is really early in his career let alone the season, but Quentin has all the markings of a franchise player.
.
He's absolutely awesome. There's only one Sox that I've seen hit better - and I've followed this club since 1967.

I think in 05 I think that we never won more than 8 in a row; but we did that 3 times maybe 4.

kaufsox
05-20-2008, 11:57 PM
nice win today. Jose's forkball was just nasty and the heads up base running in the 8th was good to see as well. Six in a row has a nice ring to it.:D::D:

103 screwball
05-20-2008, 11:58 PM
It is really early in his career let alone the season, but Quentin has all the markings of a franchise player.

If he keeps it up he'll be a Hall of Famer and the last player to wear 20 on the South Side.

It is early, but this kid is not just on a hot streak. Quentin has definite all-star caliber talent. Nice trade by Kenny Williams. Props to Ozzie for shaking up the lineup and moving him to bat third. His base running fired me up and I was just at home watching television.

GlassSox
05-21-2008, 12:07 AM
Discuss what? You said it all!!! 6 in a row...YEEESSS!!! I was there, too!

You said it. We were there too. A fine evening at USCF and a great solid win.

JohnTucker0814
05-21-2008, 12:09 AM
I was there as well... what a nice game. Jose has looked great! TCQ is awesome! That's about it!

TDog
05-21-2008, 02:03 AM
He's absolutely awesome. There's only one Sox that I've seen hit better - and I've followed this club since 1967. ...

Are you thinking 1972?

thedudeabides
05-21-2008, 02:23 AM
After the Sox had one out and the bases loaded in the 8th, why did he not go to double play depth and have the corners in? I think Swishers grounder would have been a double play if they were back. Our section was all talking about it, just wondering if we missed something from the broadcast?

UofCSoxFan
05-21-2008, 03:11 AM
Hawk was too busy going nuts for Pablo to comment on it. I wouldn't be suprised if Stone said something. I was thinking the same thing. At the very least I would play half-way up the middle since bringing the infield all the way up eliminates the doulbe play that way and increases the likelihood you'll give up a 2 run single.

I would venture to guess that Wedge thought it would be difficult to doubleup Swisher and given their offense and our pitchig, figured that he could not risk giving up a 2nd run. I would guess he also wasn't too concerned with Alexei coming up so would be willing to get just one out from Swisher (and no runs) and deal with Ramirez. I'm grasping at straws here.

I really don't know. It seems like pretty fundamental baseball to me, especially at the major league level where they can turn double plays fairly easily, that unless you have a real burner at the plate, which Swisher is not. you play back or half-way up the middle with one out and a double play possible. I mean with 0 outs or first open, you definitley play up. It could simply be a brain cramp on his part :scratch:

Railsplitter
05-21-2008, 06:27 AM
None of last year's winning streaks was more than four games, here we have SIX straight and it's till May.

Keep it up guys!
:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance: :bandance:

JohnTucker0814
05-21-2008, 06:57 AM
I also was curious in the 7th when they got the 1st man on and we brought in Thornton, why didn't he sacrafice with his lefty to get a guy in scoring position. I think the batter was Carrol???

Vernam
05-21-2008, 07:13 AM
On CTL yesterday, Phil Rogers predicted the Sox would be fortunate to win one of these games against Cleveland. Uh, mission accomplished . . . David Haugh was openly ridiculing him, which I quite enjoyed.

Is it too late for TCQ to run for President? :bandance: Great as he's been at the plate, my two favorite plays of the season are him doubling Renteria off first base and last night going first-to-third on Sizemore.

Vernam

The Immigrant
05-21-2008, 07:13 AM
I also was curious in the 7th when they got the 1st man on and we brought in Thornton, why didn't he sacrafice with his lefty to get a guy in scoring position. I think the batter was Carrol???

It was Dellucci, the only Jndian with an x-tra base hit last night. It wasn't the worst idea to let him swing the bat.

cws05champ
05-21-2008, 07:16 AM
He's absolutely awesome. There's only one Sox that I've seen hit better - and I've followed this club since 1967.

I think in 05 I think that we never won more than 8 in a row; but we did that 3 times maybe 4.
The 05 Sox had two 8 game winning streaks in the first 6 weeks on route to a 24-7 start. I beleive they won 9 in a row once that year, but I may be wrong and too lazy to look up the complete sched results.

I'm lovin me some TCQ....He just plays the right way, and plays it really well. His name will be sported on my black road jersey soon.

spawn
05-21-2008, 07:37 AM
With the bases loaded, the infield was drawn in so they could get the runner out at home. You can't assume any groundball ends with a double play, especially if it's a slow hit grounder. His strategy was the right one, and one that is implemented with regularity late in games when the score is close.

aryzner
05-21-2008, 07:47 AM
Have the Sox even lost since they shook up that lineup a bit?

thedudeabides
05-21-2008, 07:51 AM
With the bases loaded, the infield was drawn in so they could get the runner out at home. You can't assume any groundball ends with a double play, especially if it's a slow hit grounder. His strategy was the right one, and one that is implemented with regularity late in games when the score is close.

I disagree that this is regular practice. Like I said, from where I was sitting and I haven't seen a replay, Swisher's groundball looked like a double play. Without a fast runner up, the norm is to put the corners in. I have never been to a game and that situation comes up and the full infield is in. If by a groundball you can get out with no damage , you do it. Many easy groundballs get through with the infield in. The Indian fans around me were going nuts.

Edit: Spawn, that is awesome you are back in your Mother's basement. It's really where we all belong.

rwcescato
05-21-2008, 08:01 AM
Discuss.


Nice win we just have to keep it up. Win as many as we can and maybe our offense will wake up and really put on a good streak.

Rich

spawn
05-21-2008, 08:02 AM
I disagree that this is regular practice. Like I said, from where I was sitting and I haven't seen a replay, Swisher's groundball looked like a double play. Without a fast runner up, the norm is to put the corners in. I have never been to a game and that situation comes up and the full infield is in. If by a groundball you can get out with no damage , you do it. Many easy groundballs get through with the infield in. The Indian fans around me were going nuts.

Edit: Spawn, that is awesome you are back in your Mother's basement. It's really where we all belong.
I've seen this situation come up a lot, and I've seen it played as Wedge played it. As I said, you can't assume a doulbe play grounder. Yes, the ball Swisher hit could've been a DP, but by the same token, if Carroll doesn't have to dive to field that grounder, he gets the force at home, which is what Wedge was trying to accomplish. We'll just have to agree to disagree as far as this strategy goes.

Hey, as long as mom doesn't cut my internet access, this is where I'll be staying. :wink:

rwcescato
05-21-2008, 08:02 AM
Have the Sox even lost since they shook up that lineup a bit?

No they are 6-0 since the lineup change.

rwcescato
05-21-2008, 08:06 AM
[quote=Vernam;1898141]On CTL yesterday, Phil Rogers predicted the Sox would be fortunate to win one of these games against Cleveland. Uh, mission accomplished . . . David Haugh was openly ridiculing him, which I quite enjoyed.

I saw that and it made me sick. he was acting like we dont belong in the same league as the tribe. we need to sweep them and win big the next 2 games. I hate our Chicago media and all this cub loving. The only non bias writer is Mike Downey who actually has acknowldged that we are in 1st place. We need to rain on the flubs parade.

kitekrazy
05-21-2008, 08:14 AM
The Sox won nine in a row from June 15-24, 2006. They haven't won as many as six in a row since, until now.

That long? Winning most of those on the road and on the West Coast makes it really impressive.

turners56
05-21-2008, 08:25 AM
Jim Thome should play against Sabathia every day. Contreras continues to amaze me and so does this team. Let's keep it going. I don't know why, but any winning streak that reaches 7 just seems like a bigger feat, I don't know why...:scratch:

turners56
05-21-2008, 08:25 AM
That long? Winning most of those on the road and on the West Coast makes it really impressive.

Not to mention we could have won both the games we lost in Anaheim.

SoxFan78
05-21-2008, 08:33 AM
Very good game, glad to see the bats coming back. Still would like to see Swish get some better at bats, but maybe this team is coming together. Still going to be a long wild ride thats for sure!

doublem23
05-21-2008, 08:35 AM
Jim Thome should play against Sabathia every day. Contreras continues to amaze me and so does this team. Let's keep it going. I don't know why, but any winning streak that reaches 7 just seems like a bigger feat, I don't know why...:scratch:

7 is more than 6. :tongue:

turners56
05-21-2008, 08:51 AM
7 is more than 6. :tongue:

I know, but once a winning streak reaches 7, it just seems so much more important to me. Like any streak that reaches 7 games is a great feat, but 6 games feels kind of unimportant.

BringBackBlkJack
05-21-2008, 08:53 AM
No they are 6-0 since the lineup change.

So, you're telling me that Ozzie just might know how to manage??? I'm sure this will come as a complete shock to the mainstream baseball community (and even some WSI members as well).



Don't stop now, boys! Let's go for 7!!

infohawk
05-21-2008, 09:06 AM
This was a great game all around.

Props to Jose, the pen, Thome, Pablo, Alexei, and the CQ.
Fixed it for you!:D:

btrain929
05-21-2008, 09:12 AM
[quote=Vernam;1898141]On CTL yesterday, Phil Rogers predicted the Sox would be fortunate to win one of these games against Cleveland. Uh, mission accomplished . . . David Haugh was openly ridiculing him, which I quite enjoyed.

I saw that and it made me sick. he was acting like we dont belong in the same league as the tribe. we need to sweep them and win big the next 2 games. I hate our Chicago media and all this cub loving. The only non bias writer is Mike Downey who actually has acknowldged that we are in 1st place. We need to rain on the flubs parade.

I agree. Tonight should be step 1 in that process. We have our ace going against Paul Byrd who's best years are behind him and we rocked him earlier this year. I want to see a 9-1 game tonight, with Javy going 7 and Masset pitching the final two, giving our BP arms another well deserved rest.

Iwritecode
05-21-2008, 09:21 AM
With the bases loaded, the infield was drawn in so they could get the runner out at home. You can't assume any groundball ends with a double play, especially if it's a slow hit grounder. His strategy was the right one, and one that is implemented with regularity late in games when the score is close.

IIRC, that's exactly how the Yankees lost the 2001 World Series to the Diamondbacks. The infield was playing up with the bases loaded and one out. That's what allowed Gonzalez to bloop that single past the drawn-in infield and score the winning run.

I remember talking about it with somebody a few days later and we thought that had Jeter been playing at double play depth, he would have had a chance at making a play.

ondafarm
05-21-2008, 09:22 AM
I've certainly seen it played like Wedge did. He also probably knows his pitcher and his team really well, some guys play better up close, some laying back. If the guys are laying back, does Swisher swing the same way at the same ball?

voodoochile
05-21-2008, 09:26 AM
I've certainly seen it played like Wedge did. He also probably knows his pitcher and his team really well, some guys play better up close, some laying back. If the guys are laying back, does Swisher swing the same way at the same ball?

With force outs at every base, I don't recall seeing the infield in prior to last night. I am sure it's happened and I missed it, but I was very surprised to see the IF playing that close. It gave us the 4th run, IMO.

Tragg
05-21-2008, 09:27 AM
Are you thinking 1972?
Sure - Dick was unbelievable that year. I guess Joey Belle the 2nd half of 98 or so when we were out of it was a incredible too.
But, Qunten would have to keep it up for a while - just judging by this 7 week sector.

slavko
05-21-2008, 09:27 AM
On CTL yesterday, Phil Rogers predicted the Sox would be fortunate to win one of these games against Cleveland. Uh, mission accomplished . . . David Haugh was openly ridiculing him, which I quite enjoyed.

Is it too late for TCQ to run for President? :bandance: Great as he's been at the plate, my two favorite plays of the season are him doubling Renteria off first base and last night going first-to-third on Sizemore.

Vernam

Three hole's the place for him. You don't want one of our base-cloggers that high in the lineup. AJ ahead of him is a pretty good baserunner, too.

You can't get too mad over our WSI buddy Phil Rogers, he's just trying to get a little attention by stirring the pot. He'll be back posting here when he has another book to sell.

spawn
05-21-2008, 09:29 AM
IIRC, that's exactly how the Yankees lost the 2001 World Series to the Diamondbacks. The infield was playing up with the bases loaded and one out. That's what allowed Gonzalez to bloop that single past the drawn-in infield and score the winning run.

I remember talking about it with somebody a few days later and we thought that had Jeter been playing at double play depth, he would have had a chance at making a play.
Yeah, but I can't blame Torre forplaying it that way either, especially with Rivera on the mound. In that situation, the bottom of the 9th, you can't take the chance of someone hitting into a double play. Like I said, that's just my opinion. Lord knows living in my mom's basement has given me plenty of time to formulate opinions. :tongue:

voodoochile
05-21-2008, 09:38 AM
Sure - Dick was unbelievable that year. I guess Joey Belle the 2nd half of 98 or so when we were out of it was a incredible too.
But, Qunten would have to keep it up for a while - just judging by this 7 week sector.

Frank in 1993-94 was pretty solid too. In fact if 1994 doesn't end early, people would probably still be talking about that season. Frank was out of his mind that year.

G 113 AB 399 R 106 H 141 2B 34 3B 1 HR 38 RBI 101 BB 109 K 61 SB 2 CS 3 AVG .353 OBP .487 SLG .729 OPS 1.216
Not bad...

HomeFish
05-21-2008, 09:45 AM
[quote=rwcescato;1898158]

I agree. Tonight should be step 1 in that process. We have our ace going against Paul Byrd who's best years are behind him and we rocked him earlier this year. I want to see a 9-1 game tonight, with Javy going 7 and Masset pitching the final two, giving our BP arms another well deserved rest.

Eh, Byrd is the kind of pitcher who historically gives us fits. I wouldn't count him out against us ever. I still have bad memories of Game 1 of the ALCS from time to time.

thedudeabides
05-21-2008, 10:09 AM
I've seen this situation come up a lot, and I've seen it played as Wedge played it. As I said, you can't assume a doulbe play grounder. Yes, the ball Swisher hit could've been a DP, but by the same token, if Carroll doesn't have to dive to field that grounder, he gets the force at home, which is what Wedge was trying to accomplish. We'll just have to agree to disagree as far as this strategy goes.

Hey, as long as mom doesn't cut my internet access, this is where I'll be staying. :wink:

Well, he had to dive because he was drawn in. I'm not saying I am completely disagreeing with the strategy, I just don't think I've seen it too often. Like I said the Indian fans around me were going nuts. I wasn't sure it was that big of a deal, but from that sample size they really seem to hate Wedge. But, then again the Indians are going bad so I shouldn't have expected praise.

ZombieRob
05-21-2008, 10:15 AM
Always nice to get a win over Sabathia. He has been our nemesis in the past.

Contreras seemed to be deep in a lot of counts, but he made a lot of quality pitches to get the outs. Really pleased with what Jose gave us tonight and really pleased with what he's done all season.

Insurance runs in the eighth were key, highlighted by some good baserunning from Quentin and Dye.

Great win tonight, folks. Great win.
Quentin sure is showing me he has the potential to be a real complete player in this league. He is just showing no signs of this being a fluke. Even after a couple at bats when he has looked bad, he seems to make adjustments right away. Just simply a nice move by K.W. BTW does he have rookie status, or did he lose that playing with the D-backs?

russ99
05-21-2008, 10:20 AM
Is it just me or are Thome and Konerko slowly getting out of their slumps? I just keep looking at the box scores and they've each been putting up at least a hit a day, especially since we've seen some good pitching against us lately.

oeo
05-21-2008, 10:24 AM
Is it just me or are Thome and Konerko slowly getting out of their slumps? I just keep looking at the box scores and they've each been putting up at least a hit a day, especially since we've seen some good pitching against us lately.

The thing that worries me about Paulie is his hand and (possibly because of it) we haven't seen him unload on one in awhile. When he does that, then I will stop worrying about him. Otherwise, his hand could be a major problem.

Also, that AB in the 8th may have been the worst one I've ever seen Paulie have. Swings at the sweeper way out of the zone and then just watches a fastball go right down the heart. That's a dinger when he's on his game, and he just watched it.

Eddo144
05-21-2008, 10:57 AM
The 05 Sox had two 8 game winning streaks in the first 6 weeks on route to a 24-7 start. I beleive they won 9 in a row once that year, but I may be wrong and too lazy to look up the complete sched results.
They won 8 in a row 5 (!) times in 2005, if you count the playoffs. They ended the season with two 8-game winning streaks sandwiched around a lone home loss to the Angels...

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2005/VCHA02005.htm

They also had a 7 game losing streak in 2005.

soxfan21
05-21-2008, 11:18 AM
Great win last night, Jose was really outstanding. The offense also came through when they needed to. Hopefully we can get another win tonite and make it 7 in a row:D:.

ArkanSox
05-21-2008, 11:42 AM
After watching him toss last year, I truly thought that he was toast. Now, he looks like he did as the ace of the staff during our championship season. Way to bounce back Jose, and my apologies.

Well, we have a six-pack under our belts :gulp:, and I'm still thirsty. How 'bout we make it a twelve, 30 pack? :cool:

TomBradley72
05-21-2008, 11:55 AM
Had the chance to attend the game last night...very lively crowd for a Tuesday night. Good to see the crowd getting into it in the late innings.

I think Ramirez will become a solid 2nd baseman...but we'll have to endure the growing pains for a while. I'm optimistic about Thome...he should light up Byrd tonight. Three innings of no hit/nowalks/no run ball by the bullpen.

Could be a fun summer. KW looks like a ****ing genius right now.

whitesox901
05-21-2008, 12:27 PM
That was a great game, got to watch it on Sportstime Ohio, so i wasnt glued to the computer watching it, also I loved how in the bathroom at school the other day some indians fan was like "sox suck". and i pulled the old, "ya, thats why were in first place". Even in years like last year i love living in tigers/indians territory. Always good battles :rolleyes:

hawkjt
05-21-2008, 01:35 PM
Bryd has a 2.1 ERA in 21 innings over his last three starts so he is pitching well right now and has historically given the sox problems so I am leery.

I wish PK would go on the DL and get that hand right. His swing might be altered enough to leave him in a funk the whole summer.
Carlos is the quiet phenom of the season in the AL right now...knock on wood..he is a miracle so far. Between the Bulls winnning the Rose lottery and the sox winning their 6th in a row...good times...and with a White Sox fan going into the White House next year...I am feeling good right now.