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doublem23
08-10-2008, 02:05 AM
In the wake of Jose's injury and the Twins current 1/2 game lead in the division, how y'all doing?

TDog
08-10-2008, 03:03 AM
I am optimistic. The Sox haven't had Contreras for awhile. Whatever they do to fill in as the fifth starter, they likely will do better than Richard, who gave up a bunch of runs without getting past the fifth.

GregO23
08-10-2008, 03:52 AM
Lets go White Sox.

I picked It's gonna be close, and I think we'll still win, but I won't be shocked if we blow it

Lukin13
08-10-2008, 03:58 AM
Even if we make the playoffs we are going to have a hard time scoring against the top pitchers in baseball.

We have zero chance of manufacturing runs consistently and if we can't do it when it is 80 degrees at the Cell, I have no idea how we are going to do it in October when it is 45 degrees at Fenway.

WhiteSox5187
08-10-2008, 04:53 AM
I am hoping for the best while preparing for the worst.

SoxGirl4Life
08-10-2008, 07:14 AM
I feel bad for Jose
Boone Logan has succeeded in become a left handed MacDougal :angry:
I like the moves that were made last night

Its gonna be a rough 47 games, but we're in a position I never expected us to be in before the season started, so, I'm not as down on this team as some people.

MrRoboto83
08-10-2008, 08:05 AM
I expect Minnesota to get even better, the Sox need to go on a tear.

itsnotrequired
08-10-2008, 09:10 AM
i feel awesome at all times

TornLabrum
08-10-2008, 09:17 AM
I always go by H. Vickery's law. When something good happens to the Sox (unexpectedly leading the division most of the summer), disaster will soon follow (Contreras). Right now, I'm at least a gray cloud. It's now Minnesota's division to lose, but I still think we'll keep it close.

voodoochile
08-10-2008, 09:47 AM
i feel awesome at all times

Full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes...

balke
08-10-2008, 10:02 AM
Well, this is what like 8-10 starts that they lose out of the 5th spot from a legit starter?

Carrasco has looked good, but we haven't seen him start. Hopefully he does well, or the Sox are going to kick themselves for losing Masset.

I feel like If they can win over half the games out of that spot. They can take the division. I think that will be tough though. To be honest this injury finally makes me lose some confidence in the team winning the division. Luckily, with the Wild Card there's more opportunity to make the playoffs.

It's Time
08-10-2008, 10:03 AM
After chatting with a Cubs fan after last nights disaster (both sides of town), we both agreed that teams like the Royals and say, Nationals, will lay down for the small market, oh woe as me teams (Twins and Brewers), but bring their A ++++ games against the big market Chicago teams.

How do I feel? I feel as if Chicago now has officially become a disliked Baseball town will all of the success of both teams this year.
The Royals have played like a playoff contender against the White Sox, but as I suspected, have TOTALLY tanked it against the Twins.

For the 1st time this year I feel the Twins will win the division because of what I said in the 1st two paragraphs.

southside rocks
08-10-2008, 10:07 AM
I'm going with 'very optimistic.' I'm also changing my state of residence to Denial, but what the hey -- the Sox were never supposed to be even close to the top of the division this year, and nobody expected the Spanish Inquisition -- I mean, Cleveland's dive and Detroit's feebleness.

The Sox can take this division if they go balls-out from now until September 30 and if they use their underdog status as a motivational tool. Obviously, much will depend on the pitching. But recalling the stellar performances turned in by several pitchers in '05, all of whom are nowheresville now, I have seen that extraordinary efforts can come from ordinary players. Let's have some of that, and we'll see how they roll!

KyWhiSoxFan
08-10-2008, 10:14 AM
I feel great that Logan is not on the team anymore. And I feel bad that Contreras is lost for the season.

The Sox will just have to patch together a fifth starter. Maybe it's a combination of two people (DJ and someone like Broadway or Whisler) each pitching four innings.

Procol Harum
08-10-2008, 10:25 AM
My official diagnosis is that this current situation is not good. Contreras' injury coming on the heels (pun not intended) of a few weeks of poopy Sox pitching seems but the icing on a very ominous-looking cake o' disaster. On the one hand, it's tantamount to losing a 5th starter; on the other hand 3 of the other 4 starters are not exactly settin' the world on fire. Maybe Kenny knew all along about Griffey, Jr.s' dynamite curve ball.....
:wink:

dickallen15
08-10-2008, 11:01 AM
I'm feeling fine. This team is .5 out on the loss side. I'll feel even better tonight when the White Sox win, Twins lose and I am watching the Dark Knight on IMAX.

SoxGirl4Life
08-10-2008, 11:05 AM
After chatting with a Cubs fan after last nights disaster (both sides of town), we both agreed that teams like the Royals and say, Nationals, will lay down for the small market, oh woe as me teams (Twins and Brewers), but bring their A ++++ games against the big market Chicago teams.

How do I feel? I feel as if Chicago now has officially become a disliked Baseball town will all of the success of both teams this year.
The Royals have played like a playoff contender against the White Sox, but as I suspected, have TOTALLY tanked it against the Twins.

For the 1st time this year I feel the Twins will win the division because of what I said in the 1st two paragraphs.


I agree. The Royals, playing against Detroit and the Twins, are a completely different team.

turners56
08-10-2008, 11:10 AM
Some guys need to step up and we need Linebrink back very soon. We can still take the division.

Vernam
08-10-2008, 11:20 AM
On Friday, I posted something to the effect that I reserved the right to get giddy about our chances if we saw the old Jose on Saturday. I should've been more specific. :(: With the big guy out (and Liriano back with the Twins, though he wasn't overpowering yesterday), we'll have our work cut out for us. The team must be pretty depressed right now -- pennant race aside, it's rough seeing your teammate suffer what could be a career-ending injury.

For Jose's sake, I hope he can bounce back next year. It'll be hard. For the rest of us, I hope Kenny can work some miracle. Interesting that Poreda has been mentioned as a possible replacement. Sounds like a reach, but the kid has been throwing strikes in AA. I'd rather give him a look than see Richard again.

As Ozzie said yesterday, now we'll see what the team is made of. They seem tough within games, showing the ability to overcome deficits. But that doesn't always translate into toughness that can produce the kind of winning streak we need to grab this division lead. I think one team -- Sox or Twins -- will reel off a 7 or 8 game streak that puts the other in a hole. I hope we can do it to them, but right now the cards are in their favor.

Vernam

MarySwiss
08-10-2008, 11:32 AM
I picked the second choice, but I really believe we will win because the very idea of the Twins winning goes against everything that is good and beautiful in life and should not be allowed to happen.

October26
08-10-2008, 11:45 AM
I also picked the 2nd choice. I admire all of you who are very optimistic and wish I could feel that way. I am hopeful that the Sox can hang on and win the division. Get in the playoffs and ,as we know, anything can happen.

viagracat
08-10-2008, 12:19 PM
Twins aren't going anywhere; we'll have to deal with them the rest of the season. But maybe that's a good thing. The Sox will have to play as if their playoff lives depend on it, which of course is true. I think there's enough leaders on the team to understand the stakes involved and the effort required.

It will help to get guys like Linebrink back to his old form and a consistent 5th starter, be it Carrasco or whoever. It's going to come down to the pitching. Are you listening, Coop? :cool:

oeo
08-10-2008, 12:22 PM
I thought with a healthy Contreras, we could run to the division title with little problems.

Now this makes it a heck of a lot closer, but the Twins are far from perfect, too. We'll be beneficiaries of a weak division.

Chez
08-10-2008, 12:29 PM
Some guys need to step up and we need Linebrink back very soon. We can still take the division.

Two things need to happen for the Sox to win the division. We need a healthy, effective Linebrink back pronto and Javy Vazquez needs to pitch like a man.

DickAllen72
08-10-2008, 12:51 PM
Two things need to happen for the Sox to win the division. We need a healthy, effective Linebrink back pronto and Javy Vazquez needs to pitch like a man.
Don't hold your breath.

veeter
08-10-2008, 01:04 PM
I feel good. The moment Jose went down, my panic stricken father called me up. As I felt bad for Jose, I thought he was the starter that we could afford to lose easiest. Yes, he looked good to start, but I kind of anticipated him falling back into bad habits. Moments like these get me excited. As much as I hate to see injuries, they happen. And I like to see how teams respond with their backs to the wall. Injecting youth into the mix, is what I like. Pennant race or not, you never know if you'll get another '05 Jenks-like performance from someone.

Frankie5Angels
08-10-2008, 01:18 PM
Two things need to happen for the Sox to win the division. We need a healthy, effective Linebrink back pronto and Javy Vazquez needs to pitch like a man.
I said this last night. Javy needs to MAN UP. It doesn't matter who are 5th starter is, if Javy continues to pitch like a child. Javy is the key to the season now in my opinion. For me it was Jose coming back strong last night. But now that we have lost him, Javy is the key. If he continues pitching the way he has the last couple months, we aren't gonna win anything.

cheezheadsoxfan
08-10-2008, 01:25 PM
I chose #2 and prefer to stay optimistic. This line of thinking is getting repetitous but if told in March we'd be a 1/2 game out the second week of August I'd have been very happy.

That said, everybody (especially Javy) needs to step up. Hopefully Carrasco, H. Ramierz, Broadway and whoever will suprise us. The game can be full of suprises. Look at the Uribe love lately.:wink:

SouthSideSlam
08-10-2008, 01:39 PM
It's going to be close, but I believe the Sox will pull it out. I just don't see the Twins playing the level of baseball they've displayed thus far.

At the end, the Sox will win two games up on the Twins, 10 up on the Tigers.

saltwater farmer
08-10-2008, 01:45 PM
Are you kidding me? It's August 10th and we're in the thick of a pennant race. Anybody who isn't enjoying this must have been spoiled by '05. Ups and downs and a sprint to the finish. I live for this.:bandance::bandance::gulp::gulp::dtroll::D::D ::bandance:

PKalltheway
08-10-2008, 02:40 PM
Count me in as "very optimistic." Even though the Sox are a half-game back going into today, there's still a lot of time left (roughly 7 weeks including this week). I don't think the Twins are going away anytime soon, but the Sox aren't going away either.

Let's go Sox! Bring home a winner!:gulp::D:

soxfanatlanta
08-10-2008, 03:00 PM
The Sox have well exceeded my expectations this year, it is a very entertaining season so far. Keep the churros coming, and all is well.

Frontman
08-10-2008, 03:09 PM
I'm not feeling all that good about the team's chances; but then again, we've hung around 1st for the few weeks without Contreras. So anything can happen, I just don't feel confident.

Mohoney
08-10-2008, 05:54 PM
I refuse to worry until we fall behind by at least 3 games in the loss column. I think it is certifiably insane to worry before then. Minnesota has a brutal stretch of schedule approaching soon when the Republican National Convention arrives in town.

hawkjt
08-10-2008, 10:49 PM
While I am cautiously optimistic, I do not believe the twins are going to melt away on the road. Teams like the twins and sox smell the finish line now and will play better than they have all season. I am guessing it will take about 94 wins to take the division. Sox can do it. But they need Javy and MB to be rock solid down the stretch like Gavin and Johhnny have been all year.

chisoxfanatic
08-10-2008, 11:03 PM
Well, doub, today helped take me off the ledge a bit. I know that we have a dominant pitcher in Danks and Floyd can be nasty when he's throwing his good stuff. I know Buehrle is capable of pitching lights-out in key situations considering his outing in a playoff atmosphere Friday night. I have no confidence in Vazquez; however, DJ looks like he can be good in a pinch.

This team will go where the starting pitching takes them provided the bullpen is strong enough not to cave in after good outings by our rotation.

PeteWard
08-11-2008, 03:20 AM
On Friday, I posted something to the effect that I reserved the right to get giddy about our chances if we saw the old Jose on Saturday. I should've been more specific. :(: With the big guy out (and Liriano back with the Twins, though he wasn't overpowering yesterday), we'll have our work cut out for us. The team must be pretty depressed right now -- pennant race aside, it's rough seeing your teammate suffer what could be a career-ending injury.

For Jose's sake, I hope he can bounce back next year. It'll be hard. For the rest of us, I hope Kenny can work some miracle. Interesting that Poreda has been mentioned as a possible replacement. Sounds like a reach, but the kid has been throwing strikes in AA. I'd rather give him a look than see Richard again.

As Ozzie said yesterday, now we'll see what the team is made of. They seem tough within games, showing the ability to overcome deficits. But that doesn't always translate into toughness that can produce the kind of winning streak we need to grab this division lead. I think one team -- Sox or Twins -- will reel off a 7 or 8 game streak that puts the other in a hole. I hope we can do it to them, but right now the cards are in their favor.

Vernam

Actually, looking at the schedules, I think both teams are ready to go something like 8 or 9 out of 10. Look for the Yankees to continue to slide in the dome and if the Sox win Monday, I think they will be confident enough to shake off the injuries and really do damage over the next two weeks.

I just hope they can be up three heading into that last series at Minn.

johnr1note
08-12-2008, 12:06 PM
I'm still optimistic, but after attending last night's debacle, I have to say, I am disappointed in a lot of things. But the Griffey deal will prove to be an albatross if things continue.

From my observation, Griffey is phoning it in. He has no spring in his step. He looks like he has no feel with his bat, just lunging at balls. He is very tentative in the outfield. The hit that would have been the third out that resulted in the third run of last night's game was a very catchable ball that Griff let fall in front of him. BA would have caught the ball. Why wasn't he in center late in a close ball game?

I wonder if we have any sense sometimes.

Jurr
08-12-2008, 12:09 PM
I find that since the Sox won it all in '05, I can actually enjoy baseball during this time of the year. It used to be a white knuckle, anxiety ridden exercise to watch the pale hose in a pennant race.

Though I still get super pissed when the Sox lose (or the Twins win), I feel blessed that we get to watch meaningful games down the stretch. The Sox play contenders all over the place for the next two months, and it's going to be a fun ride. At the end of the day, just getting to the playoffs doesn't matter, because getting smacked down in October just plain sucks. I still want to punch Juan Guzman. So, if the Sox are going to make the playoffs, you want them to be playing their best ball going in. For this team to make the show this year, they will have to be hotter than doughnut grease to get in. This includes pulling out some big wins in the baggie dome. If the Sox get to the playoffs with this schedule, they'll be primed for some big things in October. Either way, it's been enjoyable.

Bucky F. Dent
08-12-2008, 12:34 PM
It's baseball, how can I feel bad about it.

Linebrink needs to come back strong, Javy needs to man up, and we can't have anymore injuries. If those things happen, we will be okay.

credefan19
08-12-2008, 12:47 PM
i feel that if all of our players play as good as they have, we will win the world series:gosox:

palehozenychicty
08-12-2008, 01:19 PM
I think we'll get in. Somehow, someway. I don't know what we'll do when we get there, but that's for another day.

Carolina Kenny
08-12-2008, 02:05 PM
I feel good. This is the year the Twinkies come crashing down.
I just feel a Twin demise, and that makes me feel good.