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White City
09-23-2008, 09:53 AM
Vote for how the series will play out!

DaveFeelsRight
09-23-2008, 09:57 AM
Win the first 2, lose the last. :smile:

mccoydp
09-23-2008, 10:02 AM
No less than 2 of 3 from our Sox.

aryzner
09-23-2008, 10:02 AM
Sox will sweep no problem.

Jurr
09-23-2008, 10:10 AM
Vazquez will blow it. Buehrle will win. Floyd will keep us in it, but the bullpen blows the game. Sox end up 1 and a half up before closing out the division at home.

Law11
09-23-2008, 10:12 AM
i dont like javy in that place. If he attacks the hitters and doesnt nibble he should be Ok for 7.. They will shoot those corner pitches into the gaps.
Once these guys get in scoring position they are leading baseball with a .311 avg.

My worry is he tries to be too fine and Minnesota gets those little knocks that get a few on then a bases clearing double to make things even worse.

If he wins tonight the Sox are in great shape.

beasly213
09-23-2008, 10:13 AM
Sweep

Marqhead
09-23-2008, 10:14 AM
These games need to start.

Soon.

Jurr
09-23-2008, 10:14 AM
i dont like javy in that place. If he attacks the hitters and doesnt nibble he should be Ok for 7.. They will shoot those corner pitches into the gaps.
Once these guys get in scoring position they are leading baseball with a .311 avg.

My worry is he tries to be too fine and Minnesota gets those little knocks that get a few on then a bases clearing double to make things even worse.

If he wins tonight the Sox are in great shape.
Yup. IF he wins, this division is over, 'cause either Buehrle or Floyd should win. A win tonight would be astromonical.

Procol Harum
09-23-2008, 10:52 AM
White City, what kind of a WSI poll doesn't have an "I don't know, here's hopin' for White Sox winners--now, pass the churros, please." option?? :angry:

White City
09-23-2008, 10:57 AM
White City, what kind of a WSI poll doesn't have an "I don't know, here's hopin' for White Sox winners--now, pass the churros, please." option?? :angry:

I wanted to gauge our confidence in each game, and the series overall. I made the poll anonymous so as to eliminate selection bias. I did give one out for the superstitious, though.

Rockabilly
09-23-2008, 11:07 AM
Sox will win the 1st and 3rd game

White City
09-23-2008, 01:18 PM
Narrowly, it appears the poll respondents expect a loss tonight, but a positive outcome to the series.

tstrike2000
09-23-2008, 01:20 PM
I think we'll take 2 of 3 in some fashion.

soxfanatlanta
09-23-2008, 01:34 PM
Alot of this will be consumed

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NLaloosh
09-23-2008, 01:35 PM
Vazquez will blow it. Buehrle will win. Floyd will keep us in it, but the bullpen blows the game. Sox end up 1 and a half up before closing out the division at home.

Bingo.

Mohoney
09-23-2008, 01:36 PM
Vazquez will blow it. Buehrle will win. Floyd will keep us in it, but the bullpen blows the game. Sox end up 1 and a half up before closing out the division at home.

I have the same thing as you, except I have Floyd dong-whipping the Twins on Thursday and we take 2 out of 3.

khan
09-23-2008, 01:58 PM
I, KHAN declare that the WHITE SOX shall PUNISH, CRIPPLE, AND VANQUISH the twins in this series, leaving them:


...Buried alive...Buried alive....

tstrike2000
09-23-2008, 02:03 PM
I, KHAN declare that the WHITE SOX shall PUNISH, CRIPPLE, AND VANQUISH the twins in this series, leaving them:


...Buried alive...Buried alive....

I hope they do, but too much Star Trek 2 for you.

russ99
09-23-2008, 02:04 PM
Big game tonight, we gotta set the tone.

I think Javy will respond well.

WhiteSox5187
09-23-2008, 02:26 PM
I will be happy if we take just one game in this series...all of the matchups should favor us, but I have no faith in "Big Game" Javy or in our bullpen if it's close.

jsg-07
09-23-2008, 02:48 PM
I don't get all of the hatred for Javy here. Aside from the NYY game (which he pitched on only three days rest), he has done really well in September.

I say he sets the tone tonight for a SWEEP!!:gulp:

guillensdisciple
09-23-2008, 03:05 PM
Sweep.

Carolina Kenny
09-23-2008, 03:20 PM
Big game tonight, we gotta set the tone.

I think Javy will respond well.

The tone will be set by the very first inning. Good Javy or Bad Javy.

Ozzieball, Longball or corpseball. The suspense and drama is building towards the first pitch.

Red Barchetta
09-23-2008, 03:25 PM
I want 2 of 3. I really want to see the SOX clinch at home this weekend and enjoy their moment and Chicago media attention just like the Cubs got last weekend.

That was the one bad thing about 2005...all the championship games (division, DS, ALCS and WS) were won on the road with no home field celebration.

I'll take it though! :smile:

oeo
09-23-2008, 03:30 PM
Vazquez will blow it. Buehrle will win. Floyd will keep us in it, but the bullpen blows the game. Sox end up 1 and a half up before closing out the division at home.

No mention of our offense, which has been our biggest problem lately?

I think we'll get great starting pitching, like we've been getting. That won't matter if we can't score any runs. I'm worried about this offense...will they show up?

asindc
09-23-2008, 03:34 PM
No mention of our offense, which has been our biggest problem lately?

I think we'll get great starting pitching, like we've been getting. That won't matter if we can't score any runs. I'm worried about this offense...will they show up?

I'm not as concerned about our offense against their young pitching, particularly their bullpen. I think the Sox will score enough runs to win at least two of the games. My concern is with our bullpen.

oeo
09-23-2008, 03:40 PM
I'm not as concerned about our offense against their young pitching, particularly their bullpen. I think the Sox will score enough runs to win at least two of the games. My concern is with our bullpen.

Well, if you're right then we'll be in great shape. The starting pitching has been there, the offense has not. Too many close games late with a shaky bullpen.

But with the exception of a couple games on this road trip, the offense has been pretty much nonexistent. They need to go up there swinging...everyone knows Twins pitchers throw strikes. No watching strike one, strike two, and then having to work from 0-2. Swing the damn bat.

White City
09-23-2008, 05:38 PM
As we near game time, looks like we're slightly above 50% in expecting a win tonight, but more hopeful for the overall series. Seems like the consensus is:

We'll win at least one of the two with Buehrle and Floyd, but we need Javy to pick us up tonight to ensure a series win -- and we're not particularly confident that he will.

chisoxfanatic
09-23-2008, 06:02 PM
Tonight's game is the game I'm feeling the most "iffy" about. I just do not have the confidence in Javy. He hasn't shown me that he deserves my confidence this year. We have the pitching match-up advantages the other two games, and I'm not going to think any different will actually happen.

So, I think tonight will be a loss, and we'll win the other two games.

soxwon
09-23-2008, 06:56 PM
i dont like javy in that place. If he attacks the hitters and doesnt nibble he should be Ok for 7.. They will shoot those corner pitches into the gaps.
Once these guys get in scoring position they are leading baseball with a .311 avg.

My worry is he tries to be too fine and Minnesota gets those little knocks that get a few on then a bases clearing double to make things even worse.

If he wins tonight the Sox are in great shape.


javy is 2-0 this year vs minn floyd 3-1 buehrle 1-2 i believe

Lundind1
09-23-2008, 07:54 PM
I am going to lock-er down for this one. I still stick by my prediction of a Clincher at home on Friday. Get your tickets now while you can, hell get em anyway because we need to fill that ballpark this weekend anyway. After last year, I will not accept anything but 38K plus for the last 3 games, we need to send them off well either win or lose.

GoSox2K3
09-23-2008, 09:00 PM
I'm going with bad juju. That place is always bad news for the Sox. What's going to sink us this time? Will it be seeing eye soft hits thru the infield? Bloop hits combined with Sox line shots right at someone? Funny hops? How about a ball hit off of our pitcher's foot?

I'm going with some crazy **** that I couldn't even make up -like last series when our pitcher was on cruise control until fans disrupted the game....and of course the delay was enough to shoot down that cruise control mode.:angry:

That place ****ing sucks and I'm sick of watching this crap unfold there. I can't wait until are last game ever in that ****hole is OVAH!

ViPeRx007
09-23-2008, 09:16 PM
The question should be, "How many bats will be broken by White Sox hitters?" with the options being eleventy billion and more than eleventy billion....

geeesh!

Jurr
09-23-2008, 09:54 PM
Well, so far so right on this series. Damn, this team plays like dog ****.

kevingrt
09-23-2008, 09:58 PM
Well, so far so right on this series. Damn, this team plays like dog ****.

Way too often. Pitch like dog ****. Field like dog ****. Hit like dog ****. That is not a winning formula.

chisoxfanatic
09-23-2008, 10:00 PM
If we make the playoffs, I want Javy nowhere near the mound in critical situations.

sox1970
09-23-2008, 10:00 PM
I voted L, W, W. :shrug:

Jurr
09-23-2008, 10:24 PM
If we make the playoffs, I want Javy nowhere near the mound in critical situations.
Don't kid yourself. This is not a serious playoff contender. Even if they did squeak in, it's lights out. Other teams are just better.

Parrothead
09-23-2008, 10:32 PM
My prediction of L, L, L is looking really good right now.

sox1970
09-23-2008, 10:33 PM
My prediction of L, L, L is looking really good right now.

No.....no, it's not.

Parrothead
09-24-2008, 11:13 PM
L, L, L is looking like a lock....:anon:as I predicted.

I :praying: that I am wrong though.

Law11
09-25-2008, 09:10 AM
javy is 2-0 this year vs minn floyd 3-1 buehrle 1-2 i believe

lets hope floyd has his curve working and the bats wake up because many of people fears are coming true so far in this series.

Parrothead
09-25-2008, 11:52 PM
I should have went to Vegas on this. Easy money. Damn to both not betting on it and the Sox sucking.