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nasox
08-06-2008, 12:09 AM
We own the tigers!!11

doublem23
08-06-2008, 12:09 AM
:winner

gobears1987
08-06-2008, 12:09 AM
Did anyone get Swisher with the shaving cream yet?

the1tab
08-06-2008, 12:09 AM
WOW. Souvenir City has one happy new resident

Patrick134
08-06-2008, 12:10 AM
Russell vultures another win.

doublem23
08-06-2008, 12:10 AM
Did anyone get Swisher with the shaving cream yet?

There it is.

gobears1987
08-06-2008, 12:10 AM
and Toby gets him.

doublem23
08-06-2008, 12:10 AM
Russell vultures another win.

This dude should come in every late game situation in which we're losing.

stillz
08-06-2008, 12:10 AM
That was worth the wait.

mark2olson
08-06-2008, 12:10 AM
Outstanding win, nice to come from behind twice! Sorely needed!

captainclutch24
08-06-2008, 12:10 AM
Woooooooooooohhoooooooooooooo

Marqhead
08-06-2008, 12:10 AM
I have no idea how I'm going to sleep.

I'm so jacked.

Harry Potter
08-06-2008, 12:11 AM
For one night all you Swish haters can stay quiet.

Mercy!!!!!

Come on M's - Hang on!!!

:bandance:

It's Time
08-06-2008, 12:11 AM
Mercy!! And the Twins trail in the 9th. Who is going to make it through the season here?:redneck

G-Ville Sox
08-06-2008, 12:11 AM
That was the best White Sox game I have seen since October 26, 2005.

I have a feeling that this is going to spark an amazing home-stand.

Let's Go White Sox!

SoxSpeed22
08-06-2008, 12:11 AM
Toby with the pie.
Even though Floyd had his problems, the Tigers bullpen was the perfect remedy. Hopefully we can more out of Vazquez. We've got to have him snap out of it.

JB98
08-06-2008, 12:11 AM
I'm so glad we got Matt Thornton off the hook.

Matt gave a great effort out of the bullpen tonight.

Sockinchisox
08-06-2008, 12:11 AM
Dirty ****ing 30!

JGarlandrules20
08-06-2008, 12:11 AM
I-can't-breathe. Wow, just wow. How the hell did we pull that out?? Total team effort.

And I think I just woke up everyone in my house.

soxfanreggie
08-06-2008, 12:12 AM
I said to myself..."We are going to tie this, but how long will it go?" This is a much, much better end to the inning. WoooooooHooooooooooooo!

102605
08-06-2008, 12:12 AM
That was the best White Sox game I have seen since October 26, 2007.

2005 you mean? :D:

Frankie5Angels
08-06-2008, 12:12 AM
THE VULTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT HAD TO BE ONE OF THE BEST GAMES I HAVE EVER SAW!!!!!!!!:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance ::bandance::bandance::bandance:

Boondock Saint
08-06-2008, 12:12 AM
Good God...Thornton deserves that win, but whatever. TCQ, Swish... MERCY!

:winner:

jabrch
08-06-2008, 12:12 AM
Managers always get too much credit for a win - but I think Cora did a nice job today...

Vienna
08-06-2008, 12:13 AM
Dirty 30!!! Nice come back. Nice to see them fight and pick up the pitching today. Plus, another heartbreaker for Detroit. Go M's (leading in the 9th).

It's Time
08-06-2008, 12:13 AM
Jim Leyland, you're team is going to force you into retirement. No way I come back to that mess if I'm him at that age.:D:

cheezheadsoxfan
08-06-2008, 12:13 AM
Russell vultures another win.

Maybe that's why Cora was saving him.:D:

turners56
08-06-2008, 12:13 AM
This team NEVER quits!

doublem23
08-06-2008, 12:13 AM
Punto K's, Twins have 2 outs left.

Chisox353014
08-06-2008, 12:13 AM
:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance:

koz
08-06-2008, 12:13 AM
Wife not to happy...a primal scream of glee, and the baby is up with daddy.

Scottiehaswheels
08-06-2008, 12:13 AM
That was the best White Sox game I have seen since October 26, 2007.
:scratch: Really? Were they playing the fireman/policeman game?:cool:

Marqhead
08-06-2008, 12:13 AM
THE VULTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT HAD TO BE ONE OF THE BEST GAMES I HAVE EVER SAW!!!!!!!!:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance ::bandance::bandance::bandance:

We should have known the game was in the bag as soon as Russell came in

4-0

Frankie5Angels
08-06-2008, 12:13 AM
THANK YOU RENTERIA!!!!!!!!:gulp::gulp:

DumpJerry
08-06-2008, 12:14 AM
I knew it all along. No doubts here about the outcome.....

:bandance::bandance:

thomas35forever
08-06-2008, 12:14 AM
That was ****ing World Series-esque. I can't believe I watched this till the end. It more than makes up for having to watch the Cubs win today from the leftfield bleachers at Wrigley. One of the best regular season games I have ever seen. We'll be talking about this one for years.:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance:

Adele_H
08-06-2008, 12:14 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you


THE TURNING POINT OF THE SEASON.





...

OKCSoxFan
08-06-2008, 12:14 AM
Wow. What a game. Definitely worth staying up late.

cheezheadsoxfan
08-06-2008, 12:14 AM
I have no idea how I'm going to sleep.

I'm so jacked.

Same here. I'm so pumped now!! Maybe I'll go lurk at motownsports. That should be fun. :cool:
After the game Dye won in the 9th someone said the Sox are harder to kill than the gophers in Caddy Shack.

Frankie5Angels
08-06-2008, 12:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3PV34CzYWM

JB98
08-06-2008, 12:14 AM
Ladies and gentleman, I bring you:


THE TURNING POINT OF THE SEASON.



...

Or, at the very least, the end of a tough stretch for the Sox. Time to start winning again.

nasox
08-06-2008, 12:15 AM
I coulda been at this game, but I had to go see about a girl.

ElevenUp
08-06-2008, 12:15 AM
Wow. Just wow. Great comeback. These guys really don't have any quit in them. I'm so glad they got Thornton off the hook. He definitely did not deserve a loss for that effort. Way to go Dirty Thirty!
:bandance:

SoxGirl4Life
08-06-2008, 12:15 AM
Awesome! Who was it on these boards that was bitching the past two days about how the Swisher trade sucked?

turners56
08-06-2008, 12:15 AM
Managers always get too much credit for a win - but I think Cora did a nice job today...

He setup the heroics. But he also ****ed up alot.

DeadMoney
08-06-2008, 12:15 AM
Did I just witness that ... no, seriously!?

WOW!

:o:

Great job Thornton, TCQ, TCM, the entire bullpen and SWISHER (and probably a few others)!

WOW! I'm stoked and will not be able to fall asleep (looks like it'll be the late train for me tomorrow).

:D:

doublem23
08-06-2008, 12:15 AM
Mauer K's, 2 outs in Seattle.

Tragg
08-06-2008, 12:16 AM
Managers always get too much credit for a win - but I think Cora did a nice job today...
I didn't realize that Cora managed this game.
Now I know why Floyd was lifted before he reached double-digits in hits.
Nice game, Cora; nice win, Sox.

kidmccarthy
08-06-2008, 12:16 AM
I havent jumped that high off my couch since Konerkos slam in game 2. Wow, best game of the year, bar none. The bullpen was great, and our players stayed focused the whole game. WOW!!!!!!!!

anewman35
08-06-2008, 12:16 AM
Mauer strikes out, one out to go...

102605
08-06-2008, 12:16 AM
There are alot of people who turned that off. :smile:

From us giving up the 2 run HR synched with Minny taking the lead and then an inning later Swisher with the walkoff as Nathan blows a save. What a night.

My migrane that I've had since the 5th inning just mysteriously went away.

rookie
08-06-2008, 12:16 AM
:D:I can't stop smiling.:D: And how wierd is that when we gave up runs, the Twins went up...then the inning we win it in, they give up their lead.:D:

ChiSoxGirl
08-06-2008, 12:16 AM
This team is unreal. Just when you're about to give up on them, they pull off something like they did tonight. It's going to be a crazy couple of months to end the season, but as long as the Sox keep winning and pulling off stunts like this, that's fine with me! :bandance:

I'm the only one awake now and it took everything in me to let out a WOO HOO when Swisher put that ball in the seats!

PeteWard
08-06-2008, 12:16 AM
Morneau the Twins last hope

sox1970
08-06-2008, 12:16 AM
I went from extremely pissed off to laughing my ass off in about two seconds.

Wow. What a win.

Vernam
08-06-2008, 12:16 AM
I'm so glad we got Matt Thornton off the hook.

Matt gave a great effort out of the bullpen tonight.Couldn't agree more. The 'pen looked pretty solid tonight, and Thornton in particular deserved better than to lose on that crappy tomahawked homer by Polanco.

Definitely worth staying up for. Now for the M's to close out their comeback so we can go back to 1.5 up on the traveling Twinkies, not nearly so fearsome as the indoor version. Even Nathan looks human.

Another PK homer. Nice to hear the crowd chanting his name.

Vernam

tstrike2000
08-06-2008, 12:16 AM
That's an awesome win, but we better keep scoring runs since the pitching has been just downright awful. It's good to see Paulie and Swisher contributing for a change.

DumpJerry
08-06-2008, 12:16 AM
Well, Leyland does not have to worry about how to pitch to Griff......:D:

:)

Gavin
08-06-2008, 12:16 AM
All I gotta say is... wow.

ChicagoG19
08-06-2008, 12:16 AM
That was incredible. I can't remember the last time I went from such a low to such a high in short period of time. I did not expect that from Swish, but I will take it.:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance:

Cuck the Fubs
08-06-2008, 12:17 AM
What an awesome ****ing win...............

I loved seeing the mass crow eating in the game thread by the pants pissers.

THESE GUYS DO NOT QUIT!

stillz
08-06-2008, 12:17 AM
Our 16 hits beat their 15 hits in 14:smile:, and Swisher gets the biggest one. Great game!

Heffalump
08-06-2008, 12:17 AM
YES ! ! ! ! ! !

nice job by Plesac too.

EuroSox35
08-06-2008, 12:17 AM
One of the craziest nights of baseball I've seen. That includes following the Twins game during as well. 1 out away from being alone in first place

White_Sock
08-06-2008, 12:17 AM
This dude should come in every late game situation in which we're losing.

I am chalking this win up to Matt Thornton (in my personal scorebook). That guy probably had his longest MLB outing tonight and pitched like a rockstar. He rean outta gas and gave a dinger to Flacido.

Frankfan4life
08-06-2008, 12:18 AM
INCREDIBLE! :bandance:AWESOME!! :bandance::bandance:AMAZING!!!:bandance::bandance: :bandance:
I'm stunned, shocked but deliriously HAPPY!!!! WHAT A WIN!!!!!!!

Let's go Seattle!!!!!!

doublem23
08-06-2008, 12:18 AM
Morneau draws a 2-out walk, Kubel up.

BoysMom3
08-06-2008, 12:18 AM
What a game! My throat hurts from yelling! I can't stop smiling!! I have goosebumps!!!!

cws05champ
08-06-2008, 12:18 AM
WOW WOW WOW!!!

That was an exciting game!!! Lets get the series....

Why couldn't they bring in Russell in the 9th so they could just win it then :D:

MrX
08-06-2008, 12:18 AM
Doing that to a douche like Zumaya made that even sweeter.

arKnaD7
08-06-2008, 12:18 AM
I've been sitting here for 5 minutes trying to think of what to say, and it has yet to come to me...........

SoxGirl4Life
08-06-2008, 12:18 AM
Thornton was definately the star.. almost 3 innings? And really, the whole bullpen was great tonight!

ChiSoxGirl
08-06-2008, 12:18 AM
Doing that to a douche like Zumaya made that even sweeter.

:cheers:

DumpJerry
08-06-2008, 12:19 AM
Fire Ozzie.

Promote Cora!

Oh yeah.....fire Walker.:tongue:

voodoochile
08-06-2008, 12:19 AM
Managers always get too much credit for a win - but I think Cora did a nice job today...

I'd have liked to see Russell to start the 14th, but other than that I can't fault any of his other decisions.

Dirty 30 and the Vulture - sounds like a good name for a rock band.

What a win. What heart. What effort. Anyone who turns off a Sox game before it's completely over is insane...

:winner

:bandance:

:)

Soxman219
08-06-2008, 12:19 AM
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!:bandance::ba ndance::bandance:

That Farmio call on the radio is giving me chills!!

I'm so pumped!

PeoriaSoxFan
08-06-2008, 12:20 AM
Any updates on Crede? Has he played in Charlotte since the weekend? I would like to see this team back at full strength. Uribe did do a hell of a job in the field.

DrCrawdad
08-06-2008, 12:20 AM
Now I have to try to go to sleep and (fake) productivity tomorrow.

Tragg
08-06-2008, 12:21 AM
Just watched it on mlb.com.
Hope they had a defibrillator machine nearby for Hawk
Mercy!

doublem23
08-06-2008, 12:21 AM
Jason Kubel doubles, Morneau to 3rd, 2 out.

:angry:

Here comes Delmon Young.

PeteWard
08-06-2008, 12:21 AM
Kubel Double 2 and 3rd two out Ms still up one

Taliesinrk
08-06-2008, 12:21 AM
Is there anywhere to hear the farmio call?

stillz
08-06-2008, 12:22 AM
Joey Cora is the man.

SoxGirl4Life
08-06-2008, 12:22 AM
The Vulture. 4-0 what? 4 innings pitched?

Marqhead
08-06-2008, 12:22 AM
I can't wait to hear the Hawk call on the highlights.

Hang on Putz...

DrCrawdad
08-06-2008, 12:22 AM
Kubel double. Runners on 2nd and 3rd. Two outs on my slow YahooSports.

It's Time
08-06-2008, 12:22 AM
This is heart attack night. The Twins now have the bases loaded, two out and Mike Redmond up.

doublem23
08-06-2008, 12:22 AM
Putz IBB Young to load the bases for Mike Redmond.

:praying:

rustysurf83
08-06-2008, 12:22 AM
Kubel doubles, men on second and third. Putz putting man on first to load them up. Lets go JJ, you are clearly one of the few players on Seattle worth a ****. This night will be even more amazing if the Twinkies choke this one away.

Taliesinrk
08-06-2008, 12:22 AM
That was one of the best games I've seen in a while. Fitting that someone posted that Robin video earlier tonight.

Player of the game goes to The Vulture??? Another win....

cheezheadsoxfan
08-06-2008, 12:23 AM
I am chalking this win up to Matt Thornton (in my personal scorebook). That guy probably had his longest MLB outing tonight and pitched like a rockstar. He rean outta gas and gave a dinger to Flacido.

Agreed. Matt was outstanding.

Tragg
08-06-2008, 12:23 AM
I can't wait to hear the Hawk call on the highlights.

Hang on Putz...
No nead to wait- you can hear that and all the homer run calls on mlb.com (although Alexei's not up there).
There's no "stretch" but there is a strong "mercy"

kitekrazy
08-06-2008, 12:23 AM
Mercy!! And the Twins trail in the 9th. Who is going to make it through the season here?:redneck

Bases loaded with 2 outs. :o:

Vienna
08-06-2008, 12:24 AM
Now I have to try to go to sleep and (fake) productivity tomorrow.

Same here, but it will be a bit easier for me up here with a one-game lead.
:cool:

White City
08-06-2008, 12:24 AM
:twinslose

+1 in the standings!!!!!

Nick Swisher > Mike Redmond
Adam Russell > Joe Nathan

Frankie5Angels
08-06-2008, 12:24 AM
Seattle Wins!!!!!!!!!

cburns
08-06-2008, 12:24 AM
As bad as the bullpen has been since the All Star break, tonight they go 10 innings and give up 3 runs. Thats pretty damn good.

NDSox12
08-06-2008, 12:24 AM
Twins lose!

What a roller coaster of emotions all night with these two games.

Sockinchisox
08-06-2008, 12:24 AM
:twinslose

Sox in first by a game!

roylestillman
08-06-2008, 12:24 AM
M's Win!

PeteWard
08-06-2008, 12:24 AM
Twins Lose:bandance:

gobears1987
08-06-2008, 12:24 AM
First Place!!!


:bandance:!

sox1970
08-06-2008, 12:24 AM
:twinslose

:bandance:

cheezheadsoxfan
08-06-2008, 12:25 AM
Any updates on Crede? Has he played in Charlotte since the weekend? I would like to see this team back at full strength. Uribe did do a hell of a job in the field.
Probably out another 5 games per Cowley on pregame.:(:

Taliesinrk
08-06-2008, 12:25 AM
Both Games are OVA!!!!

rustysurf83
08-06-2008, 12:25 AM
M's win!!! White Sox winner!!! Twinkies loser!!! What a night!:bandance:

Marqhead
08-06-2008, 12:25 AM
The evening is complete!

MERCY!

kidmccarthy
08-06-2008, 12:25 AM
First place feels so...right.:D:

JB98
08-06-2008, 12:25 AM
The Twins are crappy. They are perpetual losers.

SoxGirl4Life
08-06-2008, 12:25 AM
What A Night!

doublem23
08-06-2008, 12:25 AM
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!

mark2olson
08-06-2008, 12:25 AM
:twinslose

Sox in first by a game!


:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance:

Yes!

thomas35forever
08-06-2008, 12:25 AM
:twinslose
NOW the evening is perfect!:bandance:

Navarro's Talent
08-06-2008, 12:25 AM
Awesome game! :bandance:

I am so pumped right now!

It's Time
08-06-2008, 12:26 AM
The Twins are crappy. They are perpetual losers.

They can't play ball on grass. :redneck

Rdy2PlayBall
08-06-2008, 12:26 AM
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/6440/omgvj0.png
I had Alexei on top until that last homerun! I had no other heads to put him on so I had to put his head backwards in the left corner. xD

I am never saying it's over again! :bandance:

EuroSox35
08-06-2008, 12:26 AM
Twins lose!

gobears1987
08-06-2008, 12:26 AM
The Twins are crappy. They are perpetual losers.
say it again!

White_Sock
08-06-2008, 12:26 AM
Twins lose!

What a roller coaster of emotions all night with these two games.

Are the Sox going through Menopause?

WhiteSox5187
08-06-2008, 12:26 AM
Wow!!! What a game! What a damn funny game baseball is! We looked like we were dead in the water going into our half, but oh my! What a game! Haha!!! Winning is fun! Let's keep doing this!!!!

IronFisk
08-06-2008, 12:26 AM
I certainly hope when we look back, THIS was the night we turned it around!!!

MERCY!!!

soxfandy
08-06-2008, 12:26 AM
What a roller coaster game of emotions. It will be awhile before I can fall asleep. Maybe this Griffey trade was genious. I mean Griffey was 1-6, but maybe acquiring him will get Paulie and Swisher playing like they are capable of. Paulie hit a huge 2 run hr and had a few walks and of course Swisher had the huge game winner. It was also nice to see a good effort from EVERYBODY in our bullpen. That was a great win and the Twins just lost. Great night of baseball.

Oh yea and thank god Rodney will be unavailable for tomorrow. We just can't hit that guy!!!

Soxman219
08-06-2008, 12:26 AM
Seattle Wins!!!!!!!!!

:bandance:

Vernam
08-06-2008, 12:26 AM
:twinslose

:gulp::bandance:

Vernam

102605
08-06-2008, 12:26 AM
Where is Munchman??

Tragg
08-06-2008, 12:27 AM
The Twins are crappy. They are perpetual losers.
They really aren't that good this year though - thank goodness for that.

BoysMom3
08-06-2008, 12:27 AM
Special props to Thornton, Uribe, and Swish!!!!

And wow does it ever suck to be Renteria tonight - he really blew it.

White City
08-06-2008, 12:27 AM
Get the Twins away from the Baggy Dome and they lose two in a row to the worst team in the AL. Thank you, GOP Convention, for the cushion that is to come!

stillz
08-06-2008, 12:27 AM
Baseball is great. Woohooo!

Cuck the Fubs
08-06-2008, 12:27 AM
Wasn't the sky falling yesterday?

GO WHITE SOX!

PeteWard
08-06-2008, 12:27 AM
What a roller coaster August 5 has been. Is this the date we will look back on?

I kept the faith all the way up to Thome's strike out and have to say I was pessimistic when Swisher came up. He hit it and then I saw that the Ms came back.

Have to bury Detroit now. Twins can't be feeling well either.:bandance:

turners56
08-06-2008, 12:27 AM
Sox alone in first. :)

Blueprint1
08-06-2008, 12:28 AM
That was great. I had given up after the homerun. I hope we can gain a good lead over the Twins and the Tigers in the next week.

doublem23
08-06-2008, 12:28 AM
No nead to wait- you can hear that and all the homer run calls on mlb.com (although Alexei's not up there).
There's no "stretch" but there is a strong "mercy"

If you haven't seen it yet, check it out... Great video.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2008_08_05_detmlb_chamlb_1#gameday

cheezheadsoxfan
08-06-2008, 12:28 AM
They can't play ball on grass. :redneck

:roflmao:

hawkjt
08-06-2008, 12:29 AM
I swear it was like a fricking miracle that Swish was ready to lower the boom on that low,out of the strike zone pitch. It just seemed surreal to see it actually go out after JD did it in Detroit. Two out bottom of the 14th homers simply rock Motown. or two out homers in top of the ninth....tiger fans are leaping from the top of rusted cars as we speak.:D:

Taliesinrk
08-06-2008, 12:29 AM
This is great.. but seriously - does anyone know how to listen to Farmer's call online? Like the video highlights they have up?

kidmccarthy
08-06-2008, 12:29 AM
I think 2 of 3, or a sweep will put the tigers out for good, and lets hope we keep this up against Verlander, our own personal bitch.

gobears1987
08-06-2008, 12:30 AM
This game reminds me a lot of a game where Crede took Riske yard. I think everyone knows what I'm thinking of.

Vernam
08-06-2008, 12:30 AM
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/6440/omgvj0.png
I had Alexei on top until that last homerun! I had no other heads to put him on so I had to put his head backwards in the left corner. xD

I am never saying it's over again! :bandance:What, no shaving cream?! Seriously, though, those paste-ups are a riot.

TCQ's last at-bat was huge, taking an absolutely nasty pitch to the opposite field.

Vernam

Tragg
08-06-2008, 12:30 AM
How about that Thornton - stretching himself out.
Our new starter if Jose is slow in coming around.

Taliesinrk
08-06-2008, 12:30 AM
This game reminds me a lot of a game where Crede took Riske yard. I think everyone knows what I'm thinking of.

The difference is that there's a lot more baseball to be played now though.. wasn't Crede's in September?

jabrch
08-06-2008, 12:30 AM
Great night for the pen after Joey pulled Gavin early...I know they gave up runs - but the kept us in it...

thomas35forever
08-06-2008, 12:31 AM
*plays Thunderstruck*

gogosox16
08-06-2008, 12:31 AM
I think 2 of 3, or a sweep will put the tigers out for good, and lets hope we keep this up against Verlander, our own personal bitch.
That is a great way to put it:thumbsup:

Kub_Killer_15
08-06-2008, 12:32 AM
I just would like to welcome Farnsworth to the Tigers, he fits right in with their bullpen. Great win!!!!

:bandance:

voodoochile
08-06-2008, 12:32 AM
Where is Munchman??

Sobbing himself to sleep while curled up in the fetal position clutching his maroon and blue colored pillow and finger stroking his picture of Mauer on the wall.

White_Sock
08-06-2008, 12:32 AM
This game reminds me a lot of a game where Crede took Riske yard. I think everyone knows what I'm thinking of.

great game leading to a good showing in the playoffs....

SoxGirl4Life
08-06-2008, 12:33 AM
Where is Munchman??

:wink:

I've been reading the exchange between you guys, and I was wondering the same thing

Marqhead
08-06-2008, 12:33 AM
I'm surprised Hawk is still alive after that call.

The Ed Farmer call was priceless, two clips I will be watching over and over again for the remainder of this series.

It's Time
08-06-2008, 12:33 AM
I think 2 of 3, or a sweep will put the tigers out for good, and lets hope we keep this up against Verlander, our own personal bitch.

They're done. No team in Baseball is going to win with a ****ty pen. Ain't happening. A total waste of a season for the Tigers who spent a **** load for a **** team.

As for the Twins, never underestimate the power of the pinball machine that is the Metrodome. The White Sox need a nice leading when they head back in September.

Cuck the Fubs
08-06-2008, 12:34 AM
Sobbing himself to sleep while curled up in the fetal position clutching his maroon and blue colored pillow and finger stroking his picture of Mauer on the wall.

You beat me to it...........I was going to post the exact same thing.

They do say great minds think alike!

BoysMom3
08-06-2008, 12:34 AM
Nice job by Alexei too - seems like you can always count on him to pull through, especially if his bat is due.

cheezheadsoxfan
08-06-2008, 12:34 AM
:wink:

I've been reading the exchange between you guys, and I was wondering the same thing

Same here. Funny, huh?:whistle:

Rdy2PlayBall
08-06-2008, 12:35 AM
What, no shaving cream?! Seriously, though, those paste-ups are a riot.

TCQ's last at-bat was huge, taking an absolutely nasty pitch to the opposite field.

VernamShaving cream would be nice but a smile at least? Come on, Swisher... not smiling? That is just odd. :o: Oh well, he looks serious up there on top of the pile! :bandance:

Tragg
08-06-2008, 12:36 AM
I'm surprised Hawk is still alive after that call.

The Ed Farmer call was priceless, two clips I will be watching over and over again for the remainder of this series.
Where can one access the Farmer clip?

gogosox16
08-06-2008, 12:36 AM
Nice job by Alexei too - seems like you can always count on him to pull through, especially if his bat is due.
very nice couplet. with a rhyme.

P.S. I got to start getting ready for school :whiner:and theres no better way than to get ready by looking for stuff about the whitesox:cool:

Marqhead
08-06-2008, 12:37 AM
Where can one access the Farmer clip?

I don't know, I was listening to the game on the radio, so I guess I meant to say I'd be replaying it in my mind. Hopefully it will turn up somewhere.

LoveYourSuit
08-06-2008, 12:38 AM
That was the best White Sox game I have seen since October 26, 2005.

I have a feeling that this is going to spark an amazing home-stand.

Let's Go White Sox!


I said the exact same thing at the bar I was at.

Unreal stuff.

Wow!!!

Taliesinrk
08-06-2008, 12:39 AM
Where can one access the Farmer clip?

Excellent question. MLB used to put up the audio highlights... I wonder what happened.

ChiSoxGirl
08-06-2008, 12:40 AM
I'm surprised Hawk is still alive after that call.

The Ed Farmer call was priceless, two clips I will be watching over and over again for the remainder of this series.

I just watched the video on mlb.com- classic Hawk! By the way, did anyone see who it was that lifted Swisher up after the team meeting at the plate?

NU Nish 13
08-06-2008, 12:41 AM
Went to the game and left after the 9th because the padre has work tomorrow. Caught the last two innings on TV...what a game! And back in 1st! Thanks Seattle.

BoysMom3
08-06-2008, 12:42 AM
High five to TCQ too - that solo was key. Heh, I keep watching that Swisher clip on gameday - it's making me cry!

Cuck the Fubs
08-06-2008, 12:43 AM
High five to TCQ too - that solo was key. Heh, I keep watching that Swisher clip on gameday - it's making me cry!

Tears of Joy!!!

Those are a good thing!

sox1970
08-06-2008, 12:43 AM
I just watched the video on mlb.com- classic Hawk! By the way, did anyone see who it was that lifted Swisher up after the team meeting at the plate?

Toby.

BoysMom3
08-06-2008, 12:44 AM
^^I'm not even joking! I truly am crying joyful tears from watching that video!!!!!

Marqhead
08-06-2008, 12:45 AM
I just watched the video on mlb.com- classic Hawk! By the way, did anyone see who it was that lifted Swisher up after the team meeting at the plate?
I believe it was Toby Hall.

Cuck the Fubs
08-06-2008, 12:46 AM
^^I'm not even joking! I truly am crying joyful tears from watching that video!!!!!

I believe you!

I'm thrilled they are happy tears!

SoxGirl4Life
08-06-2008, 12:47 AM
Good night.. I have to try to sleep!

Go SOX! :bandance: and Happy Dreams to all!

nasox
08-06-2008, 12:47 AM
^^I'm not even joking! I truly am crying joyful tears from watching that video!!!!!

Do you have a link to the clip. It's not up yet on whitesox.com

Cuck the Fubs
08-06-2008, 12:48 AM
Do you have a link to the clip. It's not up yet on whitesox.com

Just go over to mlb.com

Click on game wrap for the Sox!

Zisk77
08-06-2008, 12:50 AM
I coulda been at this game, but I had to go see about a girl.


This is NOT Good Will Hunting, but how do u like them apples!

Clutch hits by Paulie, TCQ, TCM, and Swish!

Bullpen awesome.

Home plate umpire brutal for both squads.

NU Nish 13
08-06-2008, 12:52 AM
Excellent question. MLB used to put up the audio highlights... I wonder what happened.

i could be late if someone already posted this up...but if you go to mlb.com and go to the scoreboard, you can access the entire gameday audio file if you have a subscription...the call is just after the 5 hr 40 min mark

obviously that doesn't help if you don't have gameday audio, but just a suggestion

upon listening to it...not worth any extra effort, but certainly an enthusiastic call by farmer.

kittle42
08-06-2008, 12:52 AM
My dumb ass was so pissed off after Polanco's 14th inning shot that I left!

gogosox16
08-06-2008, 12:53 AM
This is NOT Good Will Hunting, but how do u like them apples!

Clutch hits by Paulie, TCQ, TCM, and Swish!

Bullpen awesome.

Home plate umpire brutal for both squads.
If hes gonna be brutal, i would much rather have it both ways rather than one way

doublem23
08-06-2008, 12:53 AM
My dumb ass was so pissed off after Polanco's 14th inning shot that I left!

http://www.faniq.com/images/blog/nelson-haha.jpg

:)

Harry Potter
08-06-2008, 12:55 AM
Definitely can't fall asleep tonight - and I don't mind it at all!

Well until the alarm goes off at 5:30....

gobears1987
08-06-2008, 12:57 AM
it's making me cry!
There's no crying in baseball.

gogosox16
08-06-2008, 12:58 AM
There's no crying in baseball.
I cryed when the Whitesox won the Worldseries?!?!

doublem23
08-06-2008, 12:59 AM
I cryed when the Whitesox won the Worldseries?!?!

http://www.myspace.digitalalcoholics.com/whitesox/grinder162.jpg

Vienna
08-06-2008, 01:00 AM
i could be late if someone already posted this up...but if you go to mlb.com and go to the scoreboard, you can access the entire gameday audio file if you have a subscription...the call is just after the 5 hr 40 min mark


Thanks. I didn't realize they stored the audio files. Good to know.

kittle42
08-06-2008, 01:00 AM
http://www.faniq.com/images/blog/nelson-haha.jpg

:)


I deserve it!

gogosox16
08-06-2008, 01:01 AM
http://www.myspace.digitalalcoholics.com/whitesox/grinder162.jpg
What about Shaving cream? I heard that burns...

popilius
08-06-2008, 01:05 AM
Just got back home from U.S. Cellular- and had to come here to say YEEES!!! Unforgettable game!

:gulp:

doublem23
08-06-2008, 01:11 AM
What about Shaving cream? I heard that burns...

I'm not the Grinder Rule Police, bro.

gogosox16
08-06-2008, 01:13 AM
I'm not the Grinder Rule Police, bro.
Okay, I guess I'll go track that person down and waste their time

PicktoCLick72
08-06-2008, 01:18 AM
What a win!!!!!!

This team just does not give up. Hopefully this helps put the bullpen going in the right direction.

Suicide watch over at Motownsports.

A 10 game winning streak would be great right now.

hawkjt
08-06-2008, 01:18 AM
Baseball...the most sublime of all games...lulling you into submission..then utter dejection.. until that single freeze-in-time moment of sheer,unadulterated joy...out of nowhere baseball becomes the most exciting game ever. This was one of those games, one of those moments. The Sox have had two of those moments against Detroit in the last two weeks.

I could not resist checking out motown sports...they are naturally crushed.
Starting the bottom of the 14th they were mocking Todd Jones and celebrating Zumaya...and ten minutes later screaming for Zumaya to go to AAA. As sweet as it is for us tonite, those grapes are that bitter for them. Sox need to finish it this week with the Tigers. Leyland was fuming in the postgame...throwing a writer out and promising major changes. Tigers under pressure tomorrow...squeeze them til it hurts,Sox.

chisoxfanatic
08-06-2008, 01:24 AM
Wow, so I see the Cardinals walk-off in extras tonight while constantly looking at the out of town scoreboard to see what our Sox were doing. I knew Quentin and Cuban Missile hit homers, it was very obvious (they selected the Sox game as the only AL team to put on their "detailed" panel, meaning I got to see not only the inning, but a few more things about the game). Anyways, while walking back to my hotel, I had to step in to a bar on the way to see the score crawl on ESPN, and they were showing the highlight!!!

This means we're back in first place again all alone! Just wonderful!

chisoxfan4life
08-06-2008, 01:46 AM
I'm all jacked up right now. Just got back from the game, got a ball in BP from Verlander, had great seats, Griffey's first home game, 2 comebacks, 4 homers, and a walkoff home run in the 14th!!! Hats off to the bullpen they did an amazing job tonight!!

CMPDragRacing
08-06-2008, 02:03 AM
that was one hellofa game. i was sitting out in right field having a blast!!!! i hope this is the beginning of something good!!

TDog
08-06-2008, 02:48 AM
Baseball...the most sublime of all games...lulling you into submission..then utter dejection.. until that single freeze-in-time moment of sheer,unadulterated joy...out of nowhere baseball becomes the most exciting game ever. This was one of those games, one of those moments. The Sox have had two of those moments against Detroit in the last two weeks. ...

This is so well put. The end of tonight's game justified the nearly five hours it took to get there.

A great game tonight. When Floyd didn't have it, the bullpen did with eight straight shutout innings, allowing the the hitters to score five runs to tie it. When the the hitters couldn't score after the eighth, Thornton kept going out there until he didn't have any more to give. Facing defeat, down to his team's last out after Thome couldn't get the tying run in from third, Swisher picked him up and carried the team on his shoulders with the fourth game-ending home run in the Cell this season.

The White Sox didn't give up tonight when they were losing 6-1. The fans that didn't give up were rewarded with a game they'll never forget. It's nights like tonight that I am glad I'm a Sox fan.

Well played, boys.

kevingrt
08-06-2008, 02:53 AM
Just got home. That was a bit exciting. Wow. Go Sox? I'm still in shock.

Ziggy S
08-06-2008, 03:39 AM
As Borat would say, very niiiiiicccceeeee. Also, does anyone know when Linebrink comes off the DL?

Stringer
08-06-2008, 04:22 AM
the bullpen and the defense really showed improvements

Yeah though we heavily relied on the homer run

I can't complain about tonight

it was a step in the right direction

Ziggy S
08-06-2008, 06:30 AM
Alexei Ramirez is Luke Skywalker

KyWhiSoxFan
08-06-2008, 06:56 AM
Detroit relievers are barely over .500 in save situations. They are 22 for 42 according to the ESPN article on the game last night.

And we thought the Sox pen was bad last year. The Tigers figure to make that their off-season priority.

aryzner
08-06-2008, 07:11 AM
Glad to wake up to a win after I had to go to bed since it was so late! :D:

Hitmen77
08-06-2008, 07:15 AM
Wow!!! I went to bed after the 13th assuming Russell was coming in and figuring our odds of winning were plummeting. Great to see the final result on WSI this morning! :bandance:

This is a huge win. Gain a game on both nearest division rivals and give the Tigers a gut-kicking loss. Great job by our bullpen to hold things down for so many innings.

Don't let up guys, let's go get them again tonight....if we're going to make the playoffs we're going to have to fight to the finish.

jabrch
08-06-2008, 07:22 AM
Detroit relievers are barely over .500 in save situations. They are 22 for 42 according to the ESPN article on the game las night.

And we thought the Sox pen was bad last year. The Tigers figure to make that their off-season priority.

Detroit's entire bullpen has sucked all season - early they had injuries - now they just suck.

oeo
08-06-2008, 07:31 AM
Detroit relievers are barely over .500 in save situations. They are 22 for 42 according to the ESPN article on the game las night.

And we thought the Sox pen was bad last year. The Tigers figure to make that their off-season priority.

It should have been their priority this past offseason. They just ignored their problems last year, though.

Oblong
08-06-2008, 07:32 AM
Detroit's entire bullpen has sucked all season - early they had injuries - now they just suck.

You are being too kind.

I fell asleep after the 10th, got up to let the dog out and put on the TV and saw Polanco's HR. Went back to bed. This morning I put on to see a replay of the postgame and saw what happened and, I kid you not, I actually giggled. A 3 run HR after Renteria booted a ball to give the opposing team 4 outs. I could not ask for anything more as a Renteria hater. This guy is teetering on Juan Gonzalez territory for Tiger fans.

Railsplitter
08-06-2008, 07:39 AM
Win the next two and we pick up ground on the Twinkies, no matter what they do tonight.

:bandance:

stl_sox_fan
08-06-2008, 07:46 AM
Glad to wake up to a win after I had to go to bed since it was so late! :D:

Ditto, went to bed one inning too soon:angry:

Good news, Rodney probably won't pitch today, bad news, Thornton probably won't be pitch either. Dude looked sharp last night!

oeo
08-06-2008, 08:05 AM
This game reminds me a lot of a game where Crede took Riske yard. I think everyone knows what I'm thinking of.

Even when we were down 6-1, I had a good feeling we were going to come back. I wasn't so confident after Polanco's homerun, but after Renteria's error, I had that good feeling again that we were going to win.

After a great night by the bullpen, it just feels like things are going to start heading back in the right direction. Let's hope so.

cbotnyse
08-06-2008, 08:15 AM
I fell asleep in the 13th. :(:

Dan Mega
08-06-2008, 08:22 AM
I fell asleep in the 13th. :(:

My cable and internet were out and my cell phone is possessed by the devil, so I missed all of it.:(:

palehozenychicty
08-06-2008, 08:27 AM
I followed on my phone until the top of 14th, then I fell asleep. I knew we'd win though, although Rodney was throwing aspirin. :tongue:

Bob G
08-06-2008, 08:29 AM
What a game!! Great job by the bullpen but we'll we need a quality start from Danks tonight to rest some of these guys.

I was a bit surprised Joey had Junior in the entire game though - I thought for sure BA was going to play CF when he went in to run for PK. I think when the game is close BA should be our CF.

KenBerryGrab
08-06-2008, 08:37 AM
Switched off the radio after Polanco's second homer -- and the news that the Twins had gone ahead. Figured there would be a one-game difference in the Central. What a boost to hear that there is, but headed the South Side's way!

October26
08-06-2008, 08:38 AM
I still do not have power in my home from Monday's storm here in Chicago, so I listened to the entire game on my portable radio (I brought extra batteries on my way home last night). Gotta listen to White Sox baseball, you know what I'm saying?

I was sitting in complete darkness when I heard Farmeo's call on Swisher's walk-off home run. I was jumping up and down could not believe the Sox had won. IT WAS ELECTRIC! LIGHT IT UP!

This morning I came to work and checked WSI. I read the entire thread and felt like I was signed on last night with all of you and experienced the thrill of a fantastic White Sox win.

Special thanks to doublem23 for posting the mlb link video so I could see the highlights from last night's game.

It was a great game and I would like to give kudos to Uribe for his great play at 3B, especially the play where he threw out the runner from the sitting position!

Special thanks to TDOG for this quote: "The White Sox didn't give up tonight when they were losing 6-1. The fans that didn't give up were rewarded with a game they'll never forget. It's nights like tonight that I am glad I'm a Sox fan."

I am so happy this morning. Go Sox! :bandance:

beasly213
08-06-2008, 08:47 AM
I was there last night and stayed the whole time. I left a game early once many years ago to miss a Sox comeback and have NEVER left a game early since.

We were sitting in the front row right over the visitors bullpen. Me and a few people were letting Zumaya know that he was going to be blowing it tonight. I guess we got in his head right?

You're welcome WSI. :cool:

Oblong
08-06-2008, 08:53 AM
I was there last night and stayed the whole time. I left a game early once many years ago to miss a Sox comeback and have NEVER left a game early since.

We were sitting in the front row right over the visitors bullpen. Me and a few people were letting Zumaya know that he was going to be blowing it tonight. I guess we got in his head right?

You're welcome WSI. :cool:

I'm not joking when I say this: Zumaya's very immature and I would not be surprised if he went to the mound with you guys in mind. "I'll show those bleepity bleeps...."

He's pretty much said that about Tiger fans who doubt his injury explanations. This guy's watched too much WCW/WWE growing up. It's all about the show and dramatics.

PeteWard
08-06-2008, 09:07 AM
I'm not joking when I say this: Zumaya's very immature and I would not be surprised if he went to the mound with you guys in mind. "I'll show those bleepity bleeps...."

He's pretty much said that about Tiger fans who doubt his injury explanations. This guy's watched too much WCW/WWE growing up. It's all about the show and dramatics.

But if Renteria had not booted Dye's grounder...?

turners56
08-06-2008, 09:28 AM
But if Renteria had not booted Dye's grounder...?

He serves it up to Thome?

If Swisher didn't come through yesterday, Thome would of been hacked to death by us for striking out with the tying run on third and less than 2 outs. That was a typical Thome at bat in the 14th yesterday.

OH!foracold1
08-06-2008, 09:28 AM
I think a game ball has to go to Juan. This game could have been over in regulation if it wasn't for his defense. He was really throwing the leather......

:gulp::gulp:

Cangelosi CF
08-06-2008, 09:57 AM
He serves it up to Thome?

If Swisher didn't come through yesterday, Thome would of been hacked to death by us for striking out with the tying run on third and less than 2 outs. That was a typical Thome at bat in the 14th yesterday.
Hawk preached about laying off the high heat. :angry:

I'd like Danks to get some run support tonight and go at least 7 innings.

Tragg
08-06-2008, 10:01 AM
I think a game ball has to go to Juan. This game could have been over in regulation if it wasn't for his defense. He was really throwing the leather......

:gulp::gulp:
o 0 foor 5 and an error

balke
08-06-2008, 10:01 AM
He serves it up to Thome?

If Swisher didn't come through yesterday, Thome would of been hacked to death by us for striking out with the tying run on third and less than 2 outs. That was a typical Thome at bat in the 14th yesterday.

.326 .459 .558 in July. I don't think anyone would've said a word. Thome is on fire, one at bat doesn't discount that.

jabrch
08-06-2008, 10:07 AM
That was a typical Thome at bat in the 14th yesterday.

Typical of his .302/.430/.610 line in June and July?

gobears1987
08-06-2008, 10:07 AM
Wow!!! I went to bed after the 13th assuming Russell was coming in and figuring our odds of winning were plummeting. Great
Uh, Russell coming in means the odds of winning are increasing. He has been called the vulture for a reason.

balke
08-06-2008, 10:11 AM
o 0 foor 5 and an error He made some plays that Fields will never make in his career at 3rd base. I like having 3 shortstops in the infield. There's enough offense on this team right now to play Juan Uribe at 3rd base. And the nice thing, is in his limited chances he's been the guy who hits when the rest of the team can't.

soxinem1
08-06-2008, 10:17 AM
Swish's HR reminded me a little of AJ's shot against the LAD in 2005.....

Wierd things about this game:

When Polanco hit the dinger in the 14th, my webcast of the SEA-MIN game just gave the Twinks the lead.

Right before Swisher's bomb, the webcast showed Nathan blowing the lead for Minny!!!!

Then, ESPN's top plays ranked Uribe's on-his-ass throw to Ramirez as second to a Jason Bay fly ball-to-the-wall that rolled on top of the padding and was knocked back in by former White Sox Ross Gload.

One of the most see-saw nights of the year.

Chez
08-06-2008, 10:19 AM
I left the game early. And I NEVER leave games early. I was with two clients from out of town who weren't Sox fans. They were tired and wanted to get back to their hotel; so we left after the 11th inning. And I never leave games early. I've had 4 voice mail messages from friends telling me how happy they were for me because they know I never leave games early, blah, blah, blah. So there. I've admitted it. I left the game early last night.

soxinem1
08-06-2008, 10:21 AM
I left the game early. And I NEVER leave games early. I was with two clients from out of town who weren't Sox fans. They were tired and wanted to get back to their hotel; so we left after the 11th inning. And I never leave games early. I've had 4 voice mail messages from friends telling me how happy they were for me because they know I never leave games early, blah, blah, blah. So there. I've admitted it. I left the game early last night.

Your honesty is admirable, it would be tough for a lot of people to admit that.

Were the clients from LA????:smile:

turners56
08-06-2008, 10:34 AM
Typical of his .302/.430/.610 line in June and July?

Typical as in Thome rarely comes through after the 7th inning...

I think we always forget that Thome usually strikes out in really tight situations. He didn't even need to get a hit yesterday. If he hits the ball 200 feet in the air, he would of gotten the job done. But noooooo...he can't lay off the higher than high fastball.

Thome's hitting .224 from innings 7-9 this year...I wasn't kidding was I?
He's hitting .256 in extra innings.

Career wise, he hits .267 from innings 7-9, .244 in extras. Those are all below his career norms. He's a good hitter in the middle of the game...

Another interesting tidbit, with a man on third, Thome is hitting only .143.

And to add...

.154 RISP W/ 2 outs in 39 ABs
.207 late and close in 58 ABs

Typical Jim Thome...

tebman
08-06-2008, 10:39 AM
Baseball...the most sublime of all games...lulling you into submission..then utter dejection.. until that single freeze-in-time moment of sheer,unadulterated joy...out of nowhere baseball becomes the most exciting game ever. This was one of those games, one of those moments. The Sox have had two of those moments against Detroit in the last two weeks.

This is so well put. The end of tonight's game justified the nearly five hours it took to get there.

The White Sox didn't give up tonight when they were losing 6-1. The fans that didn't give up were rewarded with a game they'll never forget. It's nights like tonight that I am glad I'm a Sox fan.

Well played, boys.

:thumbsup:

We were there last night to the magical end, and today at work I'm taking coffee intravenously (*yawn*). What hawkjt says about baseball being the most sublime game is true. It was maddening with runners left on base, double plays, and Floyd throwing batting practice for the first four innings.

Then they came back, then they lost the lead again, then five hours after they started, Swisher hits an unlikely 3-run walkoff homer. Man, oh, man.

That's why I can't bring myself to leave a game early. I'll take my coffee black, please. :D:

KyWhiSoxFan
08-06-2008, 11:01 AM
With everyone in the bullpen being used last night, it is critical that Danks goes fairly deep into the game tonight, something that he does not usually do. He averages 5.9 innings per start.

It would be significant if he can get through the 7th tonight. That would
really help the team in game 3 vs. Detroit on Wednesday.

Jenks is good to go tonight, so if Danks could somehow get through the 7th, it would take only one other pitcher tonight.

The Immigrant
08-06-2008, 11:05 AM
I was there till the bitter end, and one thing I will mention that I don't believe has been discussed already is what a great crowd we had last night. I did not notice any problems in the stands (even though it was a Cubs/Sox double-header) and a surprisingly large number of people stuck around to see the end even after Polanco's homerun.

As for the game itself, having Joey Cora calling the shots makes me appreciate what a great in-game manager we have in Ozzie Guillen.

jabrch
08-06-2008, 11:22 AM
I was there till the bitter end, and one thing I will mention that I don't believe has been discussed already is what a great crowd we had last night. I did not notice any problems in the stands (even though it was a Cubs/Sox double-header) and a surprisingly large number of people stuck around to see the end even after Polanco's homerun.

As for the game itself, having Joey Cora calling the shots makes me appreciate what a great in-game manager we have in Ozzie Guillen.

While not known for being the most cerebral player, I thought Joey handled things ok. A few decisions I disagreed with - but that's the game. He got Gavin out early on a day he just didn't have it - and let the bullpen do their thing. I can't understand why he had AJ bunting in extras - that's a low % play for a guy who doesn't do it often. But I thought Cora did a nice job overall.

Pinar_del_Rio_WS
08-06-2008, 01:01 PM
Alexei´s Homerun was very important also or we could had lost in 9 innings as well.

Go Sox Go, Don´t Stop Believing

hawkjt
08-06-2008, 01:03 PM
I was there till the bitter end, and one thing I will mention that I don't believe has been discussed already is what a great crowd we had last night. I did not notice any problems in the stands (even though it was a Cubs/Sox double-header) and a surprisingly large number of people stuck around to see the end even after Polanco's homerun.

As for the game itself, having Joey Cora calling the shots makes me appreciate what a great in-game manager we have in Ozzie Guillen.

Was there quite a few Tiger fans there? When Polanco's ball went out in the 14th it seemed like the crowd made quite a bit of noise...cheering for Polanco?

Maybe it was just a cry of anguish from sox fans,tho.

balke
08-06-2008, 01:18 PM
Typical as in Thome rarely comes through after the 7th inning...

I think we always forget that Thome usually strikes out in really tight situations. He didn't even need to get a hit yesterday. If he hits the ball 200 feet in the air, he would of gotten the job done. But noooooo...he can't lay off the higher than high fastball.

Thome's hitting .224 from innings 7-9 this year...I wasn't kidding was I?
He's hitting .256 in extra innings.

Career wise, he hits .267 from innings 7-9, .244 in extras. Those are all below his career norms. He's a good hitter in the middle of the game...

Another interesting tidbit, with a man on third, Thome is hitting only .143.

And to add...

.154 RISP W/ 2 outs in 39 ABs
.207 late and close in 58 ABs

Typical Jim Thome...

This hasn't really been a "Typical Jim Thome year" so this is kinda a dumb argument. His career #'s in all these areas are fairly respectable. He's a .280 hitter in most of those situations, with a very high OBP. (probably because people don't want to pitch to a slugger close and late). You mention he is .267 from inning 7-9, but leave out he has a .393 OBP in that situation with .529 SLG%.

His career line with RISP? .282 avg .436 obp .549 SLG%
His career OBP with 2 outs and RISP is .431

Pitchers through his career have seemed to think he's not worth pitching to in those situations.

If anything, typical would've been him walking.

nasox
08-06-2008, 01:19 PM
Your honesty is admirable, it would be tough for a lot of people to admit that.

Were the clients from LA????:smile:


He admitted it to us on a message board where one is more or less anonymous. Let him admit it to his friends, then call him admirable.

Adele_H
08-06-2008, 01:33 PM
Typical as in Thome rarely comes through after the 7th inning...

I think we always forget that Thome usually strikes out in really tight situations. He didn't even need to get a hit yesterday. If he hits the ball 200 feet in the air, he would of gotten the job done. But noooooo...he can't lay off the higher than high fastball.

Thome's hitting .224 from innings 7-9 this year...I wasn't kidding was I?
He's hitting .256 in extra innings.

Career wise, he hits .267 from innings 7-9, .244 in extras. Those are all below his career norms. He's a good hitter in the middle of the game...

Another interesting tidbit, with a man on third, Thome is hitting only .143.

And to add...

.154 RISP W/ 2 outs in 39 ABs
.207 late and close in 58 ABs

Typical Jim Thome...


Why does it surpise you? Late and close, you usually see the other's teams best relievers, with top-notch fastballs and quicker breaking balls.

Thome's put up excellent numbers in June and July, noone can take it away from him. If you would have told me before the season started that he would have 800+ OPS against LHP and 900+ OPS on the Road, I'd tell you he'll be top 5 hitters in the league - because it was always assumed he would rake against RHP and take full advantage of USCF... which unfortunately he hasn't done this year for some reason.

Thome's bat has visibly slowed down in the last few years because of injuries and age. That makes him more vulnerable to great pitching, especially come playoff time. But Ol' Jimbo is hanging in there, and as long as he's willing to level his swing more and not pull of the ball with 2 strikes as much, he'll be ok.

If Frank Thomas can still hit good major league pitching, so can Thome.

SoxSpeed22
08-06-2008, 01:36 PM
I don't know why I wrote that Vazquez was starting today. Oh well, Danks has to give us at least 6, hopefully 7.

TDog
08-06-2008, 02:03 PM
While not known for being the most cerebral player, I thought Joey handled things ok. A few decisions I disagreed with - but that's the game. He got Gavin out early on a day he just didn't have it - and let the bullpen do their thing. I can't understand why he had AJ bunting in extras - that's a low % play for a guy who doesn't do it often. But I thought Cora did a nice job overall.

I disagree on your point with the bunt. I dislike the sacrifice, but that is one of the few times that I would have put the bunt on. Few players bunt much in American League games, but Pierzynski does bunt every day in batting practice. In any case, he didn't get the runner over.

Guillen probably made the lineup. I doubt he had much, if any, call in the moves Cora made. In the gamethread, there was question about hitting Konerko ahead of Griffey. I noted that it didn't bunch the hitters and could put pressure on Leyland's bullpen. As it turned out. Leyland had his last southpaw in to face Thome in the seventh. It also turned out that Konerko had the better night.

The Tigers used everyone in their bullpen, too. In Verlander's last start against the Sox in Detroit, he couldn't get out of the fifth. The only Tigers pitcher to pitch less than an inning was Fosum.

Starters could be out there longer tonight than they otherwise might. Danks has never pitched a complete game in professional baseball, but Verlander this season generally has needed relief help by the middle innings.

jabrch
08-06-2008, 02:10 PM
I disagree on your point with the bunt. I dislike the sacrifice, but that is one of the few times that I would have put the bunt on. Few players bunt much in American League games, but Pierzynski does bunt every day in batting practice. In any case, he didn't get the runner over.


I don't dislike bunting - but AJ has laid down so few successful sacrifice bunts in his time here. I don't care how much he practices it in BP - what's his success rate? How many has he attempted? The numbers are low - I believe.

I just didn't like the play there. AJ is a good hitter who can put the ball in the gaps. Step up and hit...

Chez
08-06-2008, 02:33 PM
He admitted it to us on a message board where one is more or less anonymous. Let him admit it to his friends, then call him admirable.

I have. All frickin day.

kittle42
08-06-2008, 02:43 PM
Was there quite a few Tiger fans there? When Polanco's ball went out in the 14th it seemed like the crowd made quite a bit of noise...cheering for Polanco?

Maybe it was just a cry of anguish from sox fans,tho.

There were a handful of Detroit fans. None of them left early, thus making their cheers louder after a good portion of Sox fans had exited.

turners56
08-06-2008, 02:46 PM
This hasn't really been a "Typical Jim Thome year" so this is kinda a dumb argument. His career #'s in all these areas are fairly respectable. He's a .280 hitter in most of those situations, with a very high OBP. (probably because people don't want to pitch to a slugger close and late). You mention he is .267 from inning 7-9, but leave out he has a .393 OBP in that situation with .529 SLG%.

His career line with RISP? .282 avg .436 obp .549 SLG%
His career OBP with 2 outs and RISP is .431

Pitchers through his career have seemed to think he's not worth pitching to in those situations.

If anything, typical would've been him walking.

They pitch to him now. :shrug: He's obviously diminishing skill-wise. Part of his success lately is him going to the opposite field and not trying to pull everything.

Trust me, if Swisher popped out to end the game yesterday, we'd have everybody bitching about Thome's inability to hit a fly ball.

I think a lot of relief pitchers know how to get him out. Throw the fastball high and in and he can't even touch it. Of course there's always the breaking ball to the outside corner from a lefty...

turners56
08-06-2008, 02:49 PM
Why does it surpise you? Late and close, you usually see the other's teams best relievers, with top-notch fastballs and quicker breaking balls.

Thome's put up excellent numbers in June and July, noone can take it away from him. If you would have told me before the season started that he would have 800+ OPS against LHP and 900+ OPS on the Road, I'd tell you he'll be top 5 hitters in the league - because it was always assumed he would rake against RHP and take full advantage of USCF... which unfortunately he hasn't done this year for some reason.

Thome's bat has visibly slowed down in the last few years because of injuries and age. That makes him more vulnerable to great pitching, especially come playoff time. But Ol' Jimbo is hanging in there, and as long as he's willing to level his swing more and not pull of the ball with 2 strikes as much, he'll be ok.

If Frank Thomas can still hit good major league pitching, so can Thome.

That's what he's been doing and he's been more successful. If he just goes with the pitch more often, he'll continue to be successful and have a decent season.

Thome's NEVER been a good late inning situation hitter. Mostly because he strikes out alot.

TBH, I thought last night's game was over when Thome struck out because I knew our hitting sucks with RISP and 2 outs.

jabrch
08-06-2008, 03:05 PM
That's what he's been doing and he's been more successful. If he just goes with the pitch more often, he'll continue to be successful and have a decent season.

Making a dead pull hitter into a slap hitter is never a good idea. Jim Thome has been very effective by not changing. I'd expect he's smart enough to continue to do that. He's hitting it through the shift without a problem. Why start playing slap and tickle?

turners56
08-06-2008, 03:09 PM
Making a dead pull hitter into a slap hitter is never a good idea. Jim Thome has been very effective by not changing. I'd expect he's smart enough to continue to do that. He's hitting it through the shift without a problem. Why start playing slap and tickle?

He's not a slap hitter. He's got enough power to take the ball the other way. Thome's learned this year that he doesn't have the same bat speed he used to. His skills from 3 years ago just aren't completely there anymore. Since the start of June, he's started to go with the outside pitch more often. Instead of trying to pull that outside pitch, he's going with it and still driving it with authority. He might not have opposite field homers, but those are either doubles or singles to left center, which is why his average has risen from .215 to .258 in that time span.

jabrch
08-06-2008, 03:22 PM
Thome's learned this year that he doesn't have the same bat speed he used to.

I'm not sure this is true.

Since the start of June, he's started to go with the outside pitch more often. Instead of trying to pull that outside pitch, he's going with it and still driving it with authority.

I haven't seen his hit chart lately - but I don't seem to recall this being the case. Do you have his hits charted out somewhere? Is he REALLY going to LF that much more often?

He might not have opposite field homers, but those are either doubles or singles to right center, which is why his average has risen from .215 to .258 in that time span.

If it is to Right-Center, he's pulling the ball. His average has risen because he has hit better. I haven't seen any changes in his approach. He's pulling the ball as much as ever - at least as far as I have seen - and he's hitting them through the shift. In fact, I've even seen him open up even MORE than usual and pulling the ball, exposing himself to the outside half. That HR he hit at home vs the Cubs, he was so far open that he couldn't have gone the other way if his life depended on it.

I may be wrong - if I am - I'd love to know. Do you have the scatter chart of 2008 vs prev. years that shows he's going to LF more now at any statisically significant rate?

BRDSR
08-06-2008, 03:34 PM
I coulda been at this game, but I had to go see about a girl.

Solid reference to a good movie. How'd it turn out with the girl?

turners56
08-06-2008, 03:42 PM
I'm not sure this is true.



I haven't seen his hit chart lately - but I don't seem to recall this being the case. Do you have his hits charted out somewhere? Is he REALLY going to LF that much more often?



If it is to Right-Center, he's pulling the ball. His average has risen because he has hit better. I haven't seen any changes in his approach. He's pulling the ball as much as ever - at least as far as I have seen - and he's hitting them through the shift. In fact, I've even seen him open up even MORE than usual and pulling the ball, exposing himself to the outside half. That HR he hit at home vs the Cubs, he was so far open that he couldn't have gone the other way if his life depended on it.

I may be wrong - if I am - I'd love to know. Do you have the scatter chart of 2008 vs prev. years that shows he's going to LF more now at any statisically significant rate?

I meant left center...typo.

jabrch
08-06-2008, 03:44 PM
I meant left center...typo.

No change - still haven't seen this on the field. Do you have his hit charts to show that? I keep seeing him pull the ball. I haven't seen him go to LF at any rate larger than he did in April/May or in previous years.

What's your evidence to support the opinion that he is suddenly going the other way?

It's Dankerific
08-06-2008, 03:49 PM
No change - still haven't seen this on the field. Do you have his hit charts to show that? I keep seeing him pull the ball. I haven't seen him go to LF at any rate larger than he did in April/May or in previous years.

What's your evidence to support the opinion that he is suddenly going the other way?

It sure seems like he's going the other way more often. I'd be interested in evidence to support EITHER OPINION.

turners56
08-06-2008, 03:49 PM
I'm not sure this is true.



I haven't seen his hit chart lately - but I don't seem to recall this being the case. Do you have his hits charted out somewhere? Is he REALLY going to LF that much more often?



If it is to Right-Center, he's pulling the ball. His average has risen because he has hit better. I haven't seen any changes in his approach. He's pulling the ball as much as ever - at least as far as I have seen - and he's hitting them through the shift. In fact, I've even seen him open up even MORE than usual and pulling the ball, exposing himself to the outside half. That HR he hit at home vs the Cubs, he was so far open that he couldn't have gone the other way if his life depended on it.

I may be wrong - if I am - I'd love to know. Do you have the scatter chart of 2008 vs prev. years that shows he's going to LF more now at any statisically significant rate?

According to baseball reference, when he goes opposite field (which he has done 31 times this season), he's hitting .516. That's EXTREMELY effective. Considering he hits .284 when he pulls the ball. He also has a .372 AVG going up the middle. He's pulled the ball twice as much as he's gone the opposite field, but he's also gone up the middle more than anything else.

Historically, Thome is hitting above his career average when he goes to the opposite field. He's doing better by about 100 points. On the contrary, when he pulls the ball, he's hitting well below his career norm. His career norm when he pulls the ball is .457, it's down to .284 this year. That's a huge dip.

He still pulls the ball a lot more (probably from earlier in the year), but he's not even close when it comes to effectiveness.