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Sockinchisox
05-26-2008, 10:09 PM
Discuss.

Bobby gets his 100th save!

soxwon
05-26-2008, 10:10 PM
3-1/2 up DO YOU BELIEVE!!!!

nasox
05-26-2008, 10:10 PM
Sick. (ly good)

DumpJerry
05-26-2008, 10:10 PM
At least one Chicago team knows how to win 'em!

gobears1987
05-26-2008, 10:10 PM
Great game. PK looked good. He just missed 2 bombs.

DumpJerry
05-26-2008, 10:11 PM
Congrats Bobby on save 100.

soltrain21
05-26-2008, 10:11 PM
I think we got something on our hands. Just one game at a time, guys. Orlando hitting up could be a very good thing. Just keep pitching this way and we will be playing in October.


The monster known as timely hitting is starting to toss and turn. Let's hope it awakes to cause havoc.

gogosox16
05-26-2008, 10:12 PM
started off scary in the bottom of the 12th but he battled and made his pitches.

YES!!!!!!!
:winner




:indianslose

thomas35forever
05-26-2008, 10:12 PM
3-1/2 up DO YOU BELIEVE!!!!
3 up, but who cares?! The Sox are Memorial Day winners!:bandance:

chisoxfanatic
05-26-2008, 10:12 PM
Congrats Bobby on save 100.

Yea! AND Byrd NOT getting his 100th victory at our expense!

Big uppz to O-Cab, Thome, and BA, as well as the bullpen!

Cleveland must hate playing us! :D:

Patrick134
05-26-2008, 10:12 PM
Way to go bullpen...


6 IP, 3 hits, 2 walks, and 9 K's

Cuck the Fubs
05-26-2008, 10:13 PM
All of the hitting looks to be getting closer..........could this be the start of something big?

Either way, nice win..............take the series tomorrow boys!

manders_01
05-26-2008, 10:13 PM
Although it seemed that the Sox didn't play the greatest of games, I'm very optimistic at the apparent resurgence of the bats. If they can capitalize on them better, singles will work for 'em.

Lovin me a White Sox winner!!! :moonwalk:

KnightSox
05-26-2008, 10:13 PM
Nice to see Cabrera break out, excellent job by the bullpen.

JB98
05-26-2008, 10:13 PM
Way to go bullpen...


6 IP, 3 hits, 2 walks, and 9 K's

Absolutely. Bullpen is the story of the game. Held 'em down until the offense finally clicked in the 12th.

Frankfan4life
05-26-2008, 10:14 PM
This win was HUGE!!! I was doubting the Sox would win this one. They don't come from behind to win very often.

My wish for tomorrow's game: Better clutch hitting and better baserunning.

Thank you and good night.

kevingrt
05-26-2008, 10:14 PM
Another beautiful win.

By the way when Hawk said "this ball game is over" it never felt better.

ElevenUp
05-26-2008, 10:14 PM
Cleveland is suffering from bad bullpenitis. I hope they find no cure.

jabrch
05-26-2008, 10:15 PM
Way to go bullpen...


6 IP, 3 hits, 2 walks, and 9 K's


I was just going to post nearly the same thing...Linebrink, Dotel, Boone, Nick and Thornton looked pretty good - and Jenks looked like he was pitching with a 3 run lead - but did so effectively.

Very nice job by the pen keeping us alive.

And 17 hits from the O...that's sweet.

Gavin
05-26-2008, 10:16 PM
Keep it going O-Cab.

Thome did his job tonight as well, that much needs to be said!

Also, Alexei is saying he wants to stay in the majors.

GlassSox
05-26-2008, 10:16 PM
Congrats Bobby Jenks on 100th save.

PK looked a little better tonight, perhaps the shot and the rest helped. Thome a home run.

The bull pen :bandance:

Timely hitting.

cheezheadsoxfan
05-26-2008, 10:16 PM
Bullpen should be the pick to click.:smile::bandance:

elrod
05-26-2008, 10:17 PM
A nice win on the road. Once again, our starting pitching is strong.

singapore_sling
05-26-2008, 10:17 PM
Its nice to see us squeek one out when the going gets tough. Those are the kind of games we have been losing earlier this year. These kind of difficult wins are what good teams get done and can thrive off of.

Patrick134
05-26-2008, 10:18 PM
Keep it going O-Cab.

Thome did his job tonight as well, that much needs to be said!

Also, Alexei is saying he wants to stay in the majors.


He wasn't saying it with that horrible home run cut on the Crede hit and run play, or the golf swing at the next pitch in the dirt. He's got talent, just needs to keep improving.

The Dude
05-26-2008, 10:19 PM
At least one Chicago team knows how to win 'em!

:whocares:

That's a White Sox winner! A great hitting game, solid pitching, and sub-par RBI game. Nonetheless, a winner and a 3 game lead over the evil Twins. :gulp:

SoxandtheCityTee
05-26-2008, 10:19 PM
Cleveland is suffering from bad bullpenitis. I hope they find no cure.

Sox could do nothing with Borowski, then he gets lifted for Elarton who's got nothing.

Is Cabrera finally heating up? That would be sweet.

Paulie's hand must be better.

Yay.

HomeFish
05-26-2008, 10:20 PM
HUGE performance by Boone Logan.

Harry Potter
05-26-2008, 10:20 PM
Mad props to the bullpen and their 6 scoreless innings

:bandance:

gobears1987
05-26-2008, 10:21 PM
I don't think the pen has given up a run in 19 innings.

spiffie
05-26-2008, 10:22 PM
Perhaps one day TCQ will supplant it, but Bobby Jenks I would say stands right now as the single best acquisition of the Kenny Williams era, and probably one of the best moves any GM has made in the last 5 years. And kudos to Bobby for repaying that faith the Sox had in him many times over by staying clean and focused. Here's hoping that was the first of a couple round numbers of saves Bobby will collect with us in his career.

DrCrawdad
05-26-2008, 10:24 PM
As I said in the game thread, I enjoyed this win even more than last nights great win. Hitting, great BP, bench contributing and Alexei Ramirez' fake bunt and hit to RF! AWESOME!

viagracat
05-26-2008, 10:24 PM
Nice aggressive base running in the last inning despite the rundown. You make good things happen when you do that.

Good win. Cleveland will remember these games in the stretch run. :)

SoxGirl4Life
05-26-2008, 10:25 PM
Bullpen should be the pick to click.:smile::bandance:


Agreed! Wow!

Gavin
05-26-2008, 10:25 PM
He wasn't saying it with that horrible home run cut on the Crede hit and run play, or the golf swing at the next pitch in the dirt. He's got talent, just needs to keep improving.

He didn't call that hit and run and he swung on a terribly low pitch. What else could he do?

Kind of ripping me one here.

He's probably hitting a .800 OPS clip in May. The Sox could be doing a lot worse for a Middle Infielder.

voodoochile
05-26-2008, 10:26 PM
Way to go bullpen...


6 IP, 3 hits, 2 walks, and 9 K's

Absolutely. That's the reason the Sox won this game. Well that and a scrappy pressing offense finally breaking through.

Had to "watch" on Gamecast, so good to read that a couple of PK's outs were hit hard. Another Thomer, another solid night from AJ, 2 more hits for TCQ and of course...

:winner

:supernana:

:)

Patrick134
05-26-2008, 10:26 PM
He didn't call that hit and run and he swung on a terribly low pitch. What else could he do?

Kind of ripping me one here.

He's probably hitting a .800 OPS clip in May. The Sox could be doing a lot worse for a Middle Infielder.


I'm not ripping him too bad, but that was a horrible swing for a hit and run situation, real long.

Patrick134
05-26-2008, 10:27 PM
The K to end the game was Jenks' 200th career K as well.

UofCSoxFan
05-26-2008, 10:28 PM
Really a pretty solid all around effort. We could have scored a bunch more early but had a few at 'em balls. Good job by Javy despite not having his good stuff....good job by Dotel recovering for the K after his near debacle. Boone Logan and Thorton great jobs as well.

Great AB by AJ to tie the game up and some good hitting in the 11th to build up the lead. Even BA's hit to make it a 3 run game proved huge...if we're only up 2 in the ninth, CLE may very well be bunting with 2 on and no outs and instead we get a double play.

Let's take the series tomorrow!

The Immigrant
05-26-2008, 10:28 PM
Perhaps one day TCQ will supplant it, but Bobby Jenks I would say stands right now as the single best acquisition of the Kenny Williams era, and probably one of the best moves any GM has made in the last 5 years. And kudos to Bobby for repaying that faith the Sox had in him many times over by staying clean and focused. Here's hoping that was the first of a couple round numbers of saves Bobby will collect with us in his career.

+1

singapore_sling
05-26-2008, 10:29 PM
The K to end the game was Jenks' 200th career K as well.
Wow that means he averages around 2 K's a save(factoring out blown saves which he obviously has very few of).

SoxGirl4Life
05-26-2008, 10:29 PM
Absolutely. That's the reason the Sox won this game. Well that and a scrappy pressing offense finally breaking through.

Had to "watch" on Gamecast, so good to read that a couple of PK's outs were hit hard. Another Thomer, another solid night from AJ, 2 more hits for TCQ and of course...

:winner

:supernana:

:)

17 hits! I thought I was dreaming!

Gavin
05-26-2008, 10:30 PM
When the Tribe had guys on 1 and 2 with no outs in the bottom half I kind of had to ask myself: *** would we do if we had to go even deeper?

Get Burhls in the pen?

GlassSox
05-26-2008, 10:31 PM
........ Alexei Ramirez' fake bunt and hit to RF! AWESOME!

I agree, that was great baseball! :D: This kid is showing his real talent.

TomBradley72
05-26-2008, 10:31 PM
He wasn't saying it with that horrible home run cut on the Crede hit and run play, or the golf swing at the next pitch in the dirt. He's got talent, just needs to keep improving.

But he was saying it with about the best fake bunt/swing away I've seen. Also...very athletic fielding his position tonight. He's raw, but steadily improving.

Jjav829
05-26-2008, 10:32 PM
Congrats to Bobby on his 100th career save.

It was nice to see Swisher and Cabrera be the bookends on the game-winning run. :gulp:

Oldfellah
05-26-2008, 10:33 PM
game day thread was packed!! Another fine day for the Sox!!!!:bandance::bandance:

PeoriaSoxFan
05-26-2008, 10:37 PM
I thought several of our slumping hitters had better swings tonight, signs of life, I hope.

singapore_sling
05-26-2008, 10:37 PM
Right now we're tied for 2nd best road record with the Phillies behind the Angels.

Lip Man 1
05-26-2008, 10:38 PM
This was the type of game they probably would have lost last season. Very nice way to start a tough road trip.

That bullpen is really something.

Second time this season the Sox have trailed in the 7th inning or later and won.

By the way Chet Coppock on his web site writes that he now picks the Sox to win the division with 89 victories.

Lip

jabrch
05-26-2008, 10:42 PM
This was the type of game they probably would have lost last season. Very nice way to start a tough road trip.

That bullpen is really something.

Second time this season the Sox have trailed in the 7th inning or later and won.

By the way Chet Coppock on his web site writes that he now picks the Sox to win the division with 89 victories.

Lip


Where did he have us going into the season?

As this rolls on, I see the bandwaggon getting more full. I'm sure more media folks will be giving us the "I Told Ya So" real soon.

Bob G
05-26-2008, 10:50 PM
As I said in the game thread, I enjoyed this win even more than last nights great win. Hitting, great BP, bench contributing and Alexei Ramirez' fake bunt and hit to RF! AWESOME!

I can't remember the last time a White Sox player did that successfully.

Another impressive stat - a winning record both home and away - the Angels are the only other AL team that can say that.

Gavin
05-26-2008, 10:53 PM
As this rolls on, I see the bandwaggon getting more full. I'm sure more media folks will be giving us the "I Told Ya So" real soon.

We could have bigger problems, broseph.

goodsy72
05-26-2008, 10:53 PM
Not a great game but a great game to watch. Gotta give Boone his props thought for sure he was gonna crap himself. Cuban Missile with the sweet Butcher Boy, almost took Wise's head off, haven't seen one that good since Cliff Politte in '05. Things are definitely looking up.:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance::bandan ce:

chisox77
05-26-2008, 10:54 PM
I've got that White Sox Penant winning feeling!!!



:cool:

cws05champ
05-26-2008, 10:55 PM
Bullpen = Awsome..... This team is not perfect by any means but they are grinding through these games while biding time when some if the hitters turn it around. OC looks like he is figuring it out, Thome is hitting a few bombs and Konerko and swish will hopefully come around.

Lets secure a series win tomorrow!

Princess Dye
05-26-2008, 10:55 PM
:whocares:



Aw man, but Big Frank aint on the team anymore

chisoxfanatic
05-26-2008, 10:57 PM
When the Tribe had guys on 1 and 2 with no outs in the bottom half I kind of had to ask myself: *** would we do if we had to go even deeper?

Get Burhls in the pen?

Wellll, ya know...he does have a history of CLOSING games as well! :D:

The first game of a series is very important to win...It's great that this team has done that in 3 of the last 4 series now. This team truly is getting key hits in the clutch.

Gavin
05-26-2008, 10:59 PM
Wellll, ya know...he does have a history of CLOSING games as well! :D:

The first game of a series is very important to win...It's great that this team has done that in 3 of the last 4 series now. This team truly is getting key hits in the clutch.

Oh absolutely, I'm just sayin.. **** we were spent. I'm real glad we got 3 runs to put Bobby in.

Scottiehaswheels
05-26-2008, 11:04 PM
I can't remember the last time a White Sox player did that successfully.

Another impressive stat - a winning record both home and away - the Angels are the only other AL team that can say that.Cliff Politte in Cincy in 2006? or Colorado in 2005? comes to mind. I was there when it happened, I know that.

Found it. http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/COL/COL200506080.shtml

chisoxfanatic
05-26-2008, 11:05 PM
Oh absolutely, I'm just sayin.. **** we were spent. I'm real glad we got 3 runs to put Bobby in.

For sure! And Brian Anderson couldn't have placed that RBI double down the line any better than he did there!

LoveYourSuit
05-26-2008, 11:09 PM
I have to admit I had folded in when Ozzie made the move for Logan, but he got out of that one with the line drive to RF.

1. The Bullpen was awesome and won this game for us
2. Offense gave us a 17 damn hits, it's about time.... now let's just find a way to score a few more
3. Even on perhaps Javy's worst night of the year, he still gave us a quality start.....tells you how good this guy is (and he will be the first to admit that he was awful out there).
4. Cabrera getting hot just at the right time here.


Only negative to point out was our fundamentals out there. OC had no business going into 2nd (rundown). Dotel's throw into 2nd base when the runner was already there.

But hey, winning ugly is not a bad way to go.

:bandance:

chisoxfanatic
05-26-2008, 11:14 PM
1. The Bullpen was awesome and won this game for us
2. Offense gave us a 17 damn hits, it's about time.... now let's just find a way to score a few more

I've gotta admit that I thought only scoring one when they had bases juiced with nobody out was a bad omen for what was to follow. They really need to work on that. It sure is nice they made up for it in the end.

Isn't it nice to feel confident, however, when the game turns into a battle of the bullpens?

LoveYourSuit
05-26-2008, 11:18 PM
Isn't it nice to feel confident, however, when the game turns into a battle of the bullpens?


When we lost the Miguel Cabrera sweepstakes and all Sox fans were up in arms, Terry Boers (Score Radio) said that any moves Det or Cle would make did not matter as long as the Sox built a bad ass lights out bullpen. This would be the difference in the division.

The Sox bullpen is proving that theory 100% correct right now. The Indians and Tigers can only wish to have 1/4 of the bullpen we have.

FielderJones
05-26-2008, 11:35 PM
I can't remember the last time a White Sox player did that successfully.

Terry Forster, probably 1972. Third baseman charging in as Terry shows bunt, then he pulls it back and slaps the ball hard off the third baseman's shins. Guy goes down, Terry gets at least a single, maybe a double as the ball rolls away from everyone.

Great outing by the bullpen, even with the heart-stopping moments. I'm really starting to like this team's chances this year.

TDog
05-26-2008, 11:47 PM
I went out to dinner when Victor Martinez was up with two out in the ninth and the score tied. I was confident the Sox could do something with the Indians bullpen, given enough innings. (The nature of baseball is such that anyone out of the bullpen can pitch a scoreless inning.)

On the GameDay videos, I was impressed with the defense, particularly a doubleplay started by the Indians' Cabrera on a ball hit by the Sox' Cabrera. It looks like the 17 hits doesn't tell the whole story of how well the Sox hit tonight. It looks like Orlando Cabrera easily could have been 5 for 6 tonight. Maybe not. He might not have come up six times. Had he not been robbed of the hit up the middle, according to the Indians announcers, there would have been runners on first and third with none out. Pierzynski followed with a single if memory serves.

Facing Byrd for the second time in a week may have contributed to the Sox hitting tonight. Maybe Sox hitters will do better against Laffey Tuesday night having faced him last week. (I hope the same doesn't hold true for the Indians against Buehrle.) I thought the Sox were going to draw Lee on Thursday, but now it looks like Westbrook will go against Floyd.

I'm more optimistic about the Sox offense than a lot of people are. In particular, I have been impressed with Cabrera leading off for a couple of weeks.

I also believe people are undervaluing the pitching the Sox have been facing. At the moment, the Tigers (who scored 19 runs Saturday before scoring only on a solitary solo home run Sunday) have been shut out for 12 innings so far tonight by the Angels, whose pitching is very good.

hawkjt
05-26-2008, 11:47 PM
Yes! Congrats to Bobby for his 100th save... I was there for his first appearance as a sox..the buzz in the crowd was palatable when he came in after rumors of his 100mph fastball spread..he lived up to his billing that nite and has been a dream ever since. Destined to be the best Sox closer ever.

AJ's two out hit was the biggest ,most clutch play of the game. Against a lefty? He really stayed with that pitch instead of rolling over.
TCQ gets an RBI...what new?#44.
Orlando could be big if he,AJ and TCQ keep hitting up front. But tough pitchers loom with Laffer,Westbrook,and Tampa coming up.

sox1970
05-27-2008, 12:00 AM
Tigers lost to the Angels 1-0 in 12.

:gulp:

UofCSoxFan
05-27-2008, 12:02 AM
And in other news the Tigers lose 1-0 on a bases loaded walk in the 12th. That deserves a :bandance:

TDog
05-27-2008, 12:06 AM
Terry Forster, probably 1972. Third baseman charging in as Terry shows bunt, then he pulls it back and slaps the ball hard off the third baseman's shins. Guy goes down, Terry gets at least a single, maybe a double as the ball rolls away from everyone.

Great outing by the bullpen, even with the heart-stopping moments. I'm really starting to like this team's chances this year.

That was in Milwaukee on Saturday, Aug. 26. As I remember it, Mike Ferraro, who later managed the Indians, was lucky he wasn't killed. With Rich Morales on first base at the time and unable to advance into the play at third, Forster on got a single. Pat Kelly followed by hitting into a doubleplay ending the 12th inning. The Sox won it in the 13th with runs scored by Dick Allen and Carlos May. Forster pitched the final four innings or the relief win.

Forster, by the way, had a lifetime batting average of .397. It isn't higher because in his later years he was what David Letterman called "a big fat tub of goo." He came up as a skinny 19-year-old kid with the White Sox. With the White Sox, before the DH took the bat out of his hands, he had 12 hits in 24 at bats for a .500 average, including a .526 average -- 10 for 19 -- in that incredible 1972 season.

TDog
05-27-2008, 12:14 AM
And in other news the Tigers lose 1-0 on a bases loaded walk in the 12th. That deserves a :bandance:

According to GameDay, the bases-loaded walk, but Bobby Seay, who came in with the bases loaded and didn't throw a strike, followed an intentional walk, making it possible to lose the game with a walk. One of the runs scored by the Sox in the 12th tonight was put on base with an intentional walk. I'm sure there were intentional walks that proved successful for the team employing the strategy, but I just want to point out how much I hate the intentional walk.

Nellie_Fox
05-27-2008, 12:54 AM
I can't remember the last time a White Sox player did that successfully.Ozzie used to do the "butcher boy" all the time.

Scottiehaswheels
05-27-2008, 01:00 AM
Sounds like OG was kinda pissed that Alexei did that in the first place.... The Yahoo summary says he was gonna send him down to AAA if that hadn't been a hit as he blew off the bunt sign.

gobears1987
05-27-2008, 01:54 AM
JD's catch was the #10 play of the day on Sportscenter.

LoveYourSuit
05-27-2008, 02:09 AM
Sounds like OG was kinda pissed that Alexei did that in the first place.... The Yahoo summary says he was gonna send him down to AAA if that hadn't been a hit as he blew off the bunt sign.


:o:

No ****!

That might be a problem.

Yikes.

TDog
05-27-2008, 02:21 AM
Sounds like OG was kinda pissed that Alexei did that in the first place.... The Yahoo summary says he was gonna send him down to AAA if that hadn't been a hit as he blew off the bunt sign.

Missing a pitch on the hit-and-run was a physical mistake. Blowing off a manager's bunt sign is something altogether different.

gf2020
05-27-2008, 03:20 AM
Sounds like OG was kinda pissed that Alexei did that in the first place.... The Yahoo summary says he was gonna send him down to AAA if that hadn't been a hit as he blew off the bunt sign.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=280526105

To me, it's not entirely clear that he blew off a sign. The lead does state that, but in the quote Ozzie doesn't say Alexi was in fact supposed to be bunting.

Scottiehaswheels
05-27-2008, 03:25 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=280526105

To me, it's not entirely clear that he blew off a sign. The lead does state that, but in the quote Ozzie doesn't say Alexi was in fact supposed to be bunting.
This quote tells me otherwise? :shrug:
“He went from two seconds from being in (Triple-A) Charlotte to being a hero,” Guillen said of Ramirez. “He did that on his own. I was surprised but (bench coach) Joey Cora told me he’s been working on that in batting practice.”

Dabchsx28
05-27-2008, 03:37 AM
I don't mean to nitpick but why when they pinch ran Brian Anderson for Jim Thome and left BA in as designated hitter y didn't they put him in center field and move swisher to dh it didn't end up costing us but its just a little somthing I noticed during the game:scratch:

gf2020
05-27-2008, 03:41 AM
I don't mean to nitpick but why when they pinch ran Brian Anderson for Jim Thome and left BA in as designated hitter y didn't they put him in center field and move swisher to dh it didn't end up costing us but its just a little somthing I noticed during the game:scratch:
I'm pretty confident that switch isn't possible under the rules.

TDog
05-27-2008, 03:48 AM
I don't mean to nitpick but why when they pinch ran Brian Anderson for Jim Thome and left BA in as designated hitter y didn't they put him in center field and move swisher to dh it didn't end up costing us but its just a little somthing I noticed during the game:scratch:

A player who pinch-runs or pinch-hits for a DH becomes the DH. If a DH goes in to play defense, the team loses its DH. Had Brian Anderson come into the game to play center, Swisher (or Konerko, if Swisher had moved to first base) would have had to come out of the game. The pitcher would have had to hit in the spot of the player who left the game.

Some amateur leagues apply DH rules differently, but that is the way it works in American major and minor league baseball. A player who enters the game playing a defensive position cannot move to DH, and the DH position, once established in the batting order, cannot be moved to a different place in the batting order.

HangWiffum
05-27-2008, 04:20 AM
BA comes thru AGAIN! can we finally put paulie on the DL and put swish at first and let the kid play?

Mohoney
05-27-2008, 04:42 AM
Cleveland is suffering from bad bullpenitis. I hope they find no cure.

Cleveland has quite a few problems, and I'm not so sure they can be resolved well enough to produce a 90+ win team.

This was a big loss for them, and if we beat them again tomorrow, it could really start to snowball.

Frater Perdurabo
05-27-2008, 06:47 AM
For sure! And Brian Anderson couldn't have placed that RBI double down the line any better than he did there!

Thanks for bringing that up. BA is earning more playing time. Last night, he pinch runs for Thome and steals second to get himself into scoring position. Next AB, he leads off, doubles and scores the go-ahead run.

voodoochile
05-27-2008, 09:15 AM
Thanks for bringing that up. BA is earning more playing time. Last night, he pinch runs for Thome and steals second to get himself into scoring position. Next AB, he leads off, doubles and scores the go-ahead run.

Just to be picky...

He didn't lead off he batted 7th in the final inning. He did have a double and it drove in a run. Nice AB and some good contributions, but please let's not get ahead of ourselves. He's hitting .250.

balke
05-27-2008, 09:21 AM
Just to be picky...

He didn't lead off he batted 7th in the final inning. He did have a double and it drove in a run. Nice AB and some good contributions, but please let's not get ahead of ourselves. He's hitting .250.

I agree with the notion, but .250 on this team is 6th best on this team and a good season for Swisher. He's also got as many doubles in Swisher in about 1/3 the at-bats. Swisher is really terrible so far.

voodoochile
05-27-2008, 09:24 AM
I agree with the notion, but .250 on this team is 6th best on this team and a good season for Swisher. He's also got as many doubles in Swisher in about 1/3 the at-bats. Swisher is really terrible so far.

Yeah he's struggling. At this rate I don't even mind seeing Anderson in CF instead of Swish a few games a week, but not at the expense of PK or Dye AB's. If anyone sits down, it's Swish.

palehozenychicty
05-27-2008, 10:12 AM
A good win that could have been bigger, but nice anyhow. Nice job by Cabrera, as he's been swinging the bat better over the past few days. Swisher....we're still waiting on you.

doublem23
05-27-2008, 10:35 AM
A good win that could have been bigger, but nice anyhow. Nice job by Cabrera, as he's been swinging the bat better over the past few days. Swisher....we're still waiting on you.

He swung the bat pretty good the last few days I've been able to watch... Hopefully the results will follow soon.

:praying:

spawn
05-27-2008, 10:36 AM
A good win that could have been bigger, but nice anyhow. Nice job by Cabrera, as he's been swinging the bat better over the past few days. Swisher....we're still waiting on you.
Well, Swisher's hit started that 3 run rally in the 12th. Every hitter goes through slumps. He's just had a prolonged one. Hopefully, last night was a sign of things to come.

palehozenychicty
05-27-2008, 10:38 AM
He swung the bat pretty good the last few days I've been able to watch... Hopefully the results will follow soon.

:praying:


Paulie had some good swings yesterday too, and a lot of teams in the league busted out of offensive doldrums this week. So if the pitching holds up, we're going to be good. Real good.

spongyfungy
05-27-2008, 11:28 AM
Great win, even though we made so many mental errors that night. What was Orlando thinking going to 2nd in the 12th.

The bullpen was absolutely sensational, getting those k's on 3-2, and octavio getting out of that jam. It was the battle of the bullpens and we had the depth.

soltrain21
05-27-2008, 11:32 AM
Great win, even though we made so many mental errors that night. What was Orlando thinking going to 2nd in the 12th.

The bullpen was absolutely sensational, getting those k's on 3-2, and octavio getting out of that jam. It was the battle of the bullpens and we had the depth.

He took a guess that the ball was going to third, and he guessed wrong. It wasn't so much a mental mistake as a...bad guess?

WHITE SOX PRIDE!
05-27-2008, 12:42 PM
how bout swish starting off the rally

BadBobbyJenks
05-27-2008, 12:42 PM
Logan now has an era of .9 on the road and over 6 at home. I always find these kind of splits fluky, but it surprised me how good he has been away from the cell.
Great follow up win to the awesomeness that happened on Sunday night.

Alexei executed that perfectly, but wow to do that on your own in extra innings as a rookie who just took over at 2nd?!?! Stones.

Tragg
05-27-2008, 12:46 PM
Cabrera's waking up - that's great. We need it.

Anderson - nice swing protecting the plate on a 1-2 pitch - didn't try to pull it. Improvement.

Great pitching.

Pinar_del_Rio_WS
05-27-2008, 03:00 PM
Great pitching, as usual in the last games.

Alexei did it in a great way, seem to me that this kind of play is not so usual in MLB, but here in cuba is very common, perhaps more than the SH play, after all it is not exactly giving the first out to the opposite team and the runner can go until the 3rd base. Very nice when it works.

Go, Sox, Go, donīt stop believing

turners56
05-27-2008, 03:23 PM
Our lack of ability to get more than one run home with the bases loaded and nobody out pisses me off.

Nevertheless, this was a hard fought victory. Javy didn't have his stuff, but he battled and got a QS.

Bullpen battled too. Thornton and Loagan made Grady Sizemore look like Jim Thome up there.

It's also nice to see Thome, Konerko, and Cabrera have a nice night hitting the ball. Orlando has his average above .240 now! Great win, let's go for the series win tonight.

DickAllen72
05-27-2008, 03:38 PM
Sounds like OG was kinda pissed that Alexei did that in the first place.... The Yahoo summary says he was gonna send him down to AAA if that hadn't been a hit as he blew off the bunt sign.
Well, some would argue that a player should blow off a bunt sign and slap the ball past the charging corner infielders if they are playing so close up for the bunt that they are "taking the bat right out of the hitter's hands." I guess it depends upon if the player in question is a rookie or a proven veteran. Still, as it turned out it was a good move by Alexei and I hope he continues to do this when the situation calls for it.

DickAllen72
05-27-2008, 03:40 PM
He took a guess that the ball was going to third, and he guessed wrong. It wasn't so much a mental mistake as a...bad guess?
One of the reporters should have called him up from the press box phone to ask him what happened on that play. :cool:

It's Dankerific
05-27-2008, 03:57 PM
Well, some would argue that a player should blow off a bunt sign and slap the ball past the charging corner infielders if they are playing so close up for the bunt that they are "taking the bat right out of the hitter's hands." I guess it depends upon if the player in question is a rookie or a proven veteran. Still, as it turned out it was a good move by Alexei and I hope he continues to do this when the situation calls for it.

Certainly seems that opposing defenders wouldnt get so far in when he's up bunting because he has shown he can do this. Bravo for him. Just like everything else, you're a hero when it works, a goat when it doesnt.

FarWestChicago
05-27-2008, 08:03 PM
Big uppz to O-CabPlease stop, NOW. :puking:

Frater Perdurabo
05-27-2008, 08:50 PM
Just to be picky...

He didn't lead off he batted 7th in the final inning. He did have a double and it drove in a run. Nice AB and some good contributions, but please let's not get ahead of ourselves. He's hitting .250.

You're right. My bad. Blame it on the late night and me being exhausted with the new baby keeping us up for night feedings. :redface:

I'm glad you want to see BA get more starts in CF.

Don't you think, though, that PK really needs more rest for his sore paw?