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Sockinchisox
04-11-2009, 06:04 PM
How bout Bart? And hey look, we have an offense!

(Note: The thread title is in reference to the year Bartolo won his last Cy Young)

Shoeless_Jeff
04-11-2009, 06:05 PM
MacDougal makes me nervous even with an eight run lead.

thomas35forever
04-11-2009, 06:06 PM
What do you do when you lose by 7? Win by 8 the next day! I loved that game.

JB98
04-11-2009, 06:06 PM
I wasn't real fond of starting the whole second unit in the same game, but this lineup got it done. Corky Miller swung the bat well.

Very encouraging outing by Colon, and at least MacDougal can still handle non-pressure situations well enough.

SoxGirl4Life
04-11-2009, 06:07 PM
What did I tell you guys?

Shutout for Colon + Offense from the B-team=White Sox Winner!

Boondock Saint
04-11-2009, 06:07 PM
Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox.

I believe we've met.

chisoxfanatic
04-11-2009, 06:07 PM
It's nice the bats woke up this afternoon. That's what happens when you have BA in the game.

I hope you enjoy reading up on today's game, Timberwolf!

NDSox12
04-11-2009, 06:08 PM
A lot to like today, but my #1 tip of the cap goes to Bartolo Colon. If we get a bunch of outings like this from him, we'll be in great shape.

SoxGirl4Life
04-11-2009, 06:08 PM
And now we turn over the rotation with Buehrle tomorrow. :gulp:

october23sp
04-11-2009, 06:08 PM
Lets do this again 158 more times.

Jjav829
04-11-2009, 06:08 PM
Great outing by Colon. I don't know if he'll be that good all year, but man, hopefully he gives us another 15-20 starts that are anywhere near that good.

The lineup that looked the worst of the short season gives us our best offensive output.

Nice to see Alexei and Quentin get going a bit, and Corky Miller giving us a big game. :bandance:

WhiteSox5187
04-11-2009, 06:08 PM
I thought Lillebridge did a good job today. Also VERY encouraging about Colon. Even Mac went two scoreless innings

Plus! I could hear the fireworks from my house in Beverly!

Noneck
04-11-2009, 06:09 PM
I've never been an Ozwaldo cheerleader but bringing back Old Mac today was genius. One never knows how big this could turn out to be.

C-Dawg
04-11-2009, 06:09 PM
Kudos to the Fox broadcasting team for mentioning the sausage races up in Minnesota!

cbone
04-11-2009, 06:09 PM
Went to the game and left in the 6th. Jeez it was freezing!! Great game!!!! :gulp:

manders_01
04-11-2009, 06:09 PM
Great game, wish I would have been able to see it. Great bounce back from last night's terrible game.

Boondock Saint
04-11-2009, 06:10 PM
Kudos to the Fox broadcasting team for mentioning the sausage races up in Minnesota!

Milwaukee, but who's counting.

guillensdisciple
04-11-2009, 06:10 PM
Suddenly, my life has glued itself into one piece.

MarySwiss
04-11-2009, 06:10 PM
My dog's name is Corky. Extra yummy for you tonight, Mister! :D:

WhiteSoxOnly
04-11-2009, 06:11 PM
JB where are ya ! what is his line about the Twinks ? :wink:

SoxGirl4Life
04-11-2009, 06:12 PM
JB where are ya ! what is his line about the Twinks ? :wink:

The Twins are crappy. They are perpetual losers.


But it doesn't count unless he does it.

Soxman219
04-11-2009, 06:13 PM
If Colon can pitch like he did today, we are in for a great summer! :bandance::bandance:

guillensdisciple
04-11-2009, 06:14 PM
If Colon can pitch like he did today, we are in for a great summer! :bandance::bandance:

I can't deny that- we might be in for something special if he does that.

MarySwiss
04-11-2009, 06:16 PM
Kudos to the Fox broadcasting team for mentioning the sausage races up in Minnesota!

Milwaukee, but who's counting.

Well, hell! If you're Fox, you're clueless enough, so why should you know the difference between Minnesota and Milwaukee? Or Madison? Or Manitoba? Or Mongolia, for that matter?

After all, they all start with "M." :D:

JB98
04-11-2009, 06:17 PM
JB where are ya ! what is his line about the Twinks ? :wink:

The Twins are crappy. They are perpetual losers.

I'm still working on the copyright.

DaveFeelsRight
04-11-2009, 06:18 PM
the sox needed this win. time to the series tomorrow and play great in deroit.

F4L
04-11-2009, 06:19 PM
Great win today. And not even with our top guys in. Imagine if we can get this kinda of production day in and day out, with this pitching. Scary if you think about it...

Totally different atmosphere here than yesterday, and rightfully so.

chisoxfanatic
04-11-2009, 06:20 PM
That does make me feel a little better about picking Colon up this offseason. I was a little worried, thinking he'd have nothing left in the tank.

chisoxfanatic
04-11-2009, 06:20 PM
The Twins are crappy. They are perpetual losers.

I'm still working on the copyright.
Great to see this once again.

WhiteSox1989
04-11-2009, 06:21 PM
Great win. Colon was awesome. Miller had a decent game. And MacDougal deserves to be the Cy Young winner.

Lets take this series tomorrow.:bandance:

voodoochile
04-11-2009, 06:21 PM
Great team effort on offense. Even the outs were productive often enough. Patience really paid off.

Ic Colon can pitch like that on a semi-regular basis and be solid the rest of the time, the Sox are going to be right in the thick of things this summer...

Lip Man 1
04-11-2009, 06:22 PM
Frankly I'm shocked this spring training lineup won today. Shocked that Colon pitched well and even more shocked that Ol' MacDougal didn't urinate away an eight run lead.
If nothing else Ozzie has found the right time when to pitch him, when the Sox are winning or losing by at least eight runs.

A win tomorrow and taking the series would be nice to start a long road trip.


Nicely done this afternoon.


Lip

Frater Perdurabo
04-11-2009, 06:23 PM
Nothing like giving the Twins a Colon-oscopy.

Bucky F. Dent
04-11-2009, 06:25 PM
All right, let's win the series tomorrow!

F4L
04-11-2009, 06:26 PM
First caller on the postgame show of course asking why the Sox haven't canned Mikey Mac yet. Lol. Didn't see that coming.

Rogney making great points saying it was a perfect time to bring him in, and he's damn right.

Thatguyoverthere
04-11-2009, 06:27 PM
Our #5 goes up against their #1, and we come out ahead 8-0. Beautiful.:cool:

Frater Perdurabo
04-11-2009, 06:28 PM
With Buehrle starting and Linebrink and Jenks rested, I think the Sox have a pretty good shot at a W tomorrow.

chisox77
04-11-2009, 06:28 PM
A major winning streak just started today.

Lip Man 1
04-11-2009, 06:29 PM
Double posted - my apologies

Lip

Frater Perdurabo
04-11-2009, 06:31 PM
Is there an echo in here, Lip? :tongue:

Lillibridge also made a few good things happen. I'm not anointing him for a starting spot or anything, but it's good to see him do something productive with an opportunity.

White City
04-11-2009, 06:32 PM
Our #5 goes up against their #1, and we come out ahead 8-0. Beautiful.:cool:

Maybe Colon is our #1.

It wouldn't be the first time that's happened, and Lord knows he was a #1 when health... er, not injured.

BoysMom3
04-11-2009, 06:33 PM
I usually stick games out to the end, but I called it a night last night once it became 11-3. However, as I headed off to bed, I did think - and tomorrow, we could show up and do the same thing to them. New day, new game. Nice. :cool:

Boondock Saint
04-11-2009, 06:33 PM
Maybe Colon is our #1.

It wouldn't be the first time that's happened, and Lord knows he was a #1 when health... er, not injured.

:rolling:

Frater Perdurabo
04-11-2009, 06:34 PM
Maybe Colon is our #1.

It wouldn't be the first time that's happened, and Lord knows he was a #1 when health... er, not injured.

Are you suggesting he has bacon grease and cream gravy pumping through his veins?

SoxGirl4Life
04-11-2009, 06:39 PM
I think the next iteration of the lineup has Lillibridge in center, leading off. I like this kid's attitude. Toward the bottom of the story:


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-12-white-sox-twins-chicago-apr12,0,4999351.story

chisox77
04-11-2009, 06:40 PM
Maybe Lillibridge can help the White Sox regain that 2005 magic.

DaveFeelsRight
04-11-2009, 06:49 PM
Maybe Lillibridge can help the White Sox regain that 2005 magic.he has the power of willie harris surging through his body!

slavko
04-11-2009, 06:55 PM
Sorry I missed the game. What was Colon throwing? I saw a nice sinking fastball in spring training. How about Mac? Was he controlling everything or anything?

hi im skot
04-11-2009, 07:01 PM
:thumbsup:

Solid game all around. Aside from freezing my ass off, everything went right today.

johnnyg83
04-11-2009, 07:04 PM
Loving Alexei's range at SS .... he made a hard hit ball to his left look like an easy play ... I though it was a BH to center ... did that Thursday too.

asindc
04-11-2009, 07:11 PM
Loving Alexei's range at SS .... he made a hard hit ball to his left look like an easy play ... I though it was a BH to center ... did that Thursday too.

I was listening to the Twinkees' radio feed on my iPhone (couldn't get the Sox feed to work, for some reason), and the Twinkees play-by-play guy initially called it a base hit up the middle and then said something like, "Whoa, Ramirez scoops it up and gets him at first. Man, he came out of nowhere!"

BleacherBandit
04-11-2009, 07:13 PM
Besides getting a hit (:cool:), I think Lillibridge showed us some of the tenements of a competant leadoff hitter. He walked, bunted, and stole a base (didn't he?). Good job all around throughout the lineup.

SoxFan1979
04-11-2009, 07:30 PM
A series vs the Twinks should be able to wake up the Sox offense and it did today. Great outing by Colon. Lets get'um tomorrow! :D:

soxinem1
04-11-2009, 07:31 PM
Besides getting a hit (:cool:), I think Lillibridge showed us some of the tenements of a competant leadoff hitter. He walked, bunted, and stole a base (didn't he?). Good job all around throughout the lineup.

He can definitely fly. He was 2/3 to second before the throw was even launched.

On another note, Corky Miller hit the ball harder than any backup C in three years today.

His production is well ahead of Widger's and Hall's by far. At this rate, he'll have 100 RBI's at the end of the season!!:smile:

HawkDJ
04-11-2009, 07:36 PM
The center field battle heats up!

BA batting .167
Wise batting .133

Who will win???????

guillensdisciple
04-11-2009, 07:36 PM
He can definitely fly. He was 2/3 to second before the throw was even launched.

On another note, Corky Miller hit the ball harder than any backup C in three years today.

His production is well ahead of Widger's and Hall's by far. At this rate, he'll have 100 RBI's at the end of the season!!:smile:

My only question is: Who takes over Hall's shaving cream pie duties?

SoxGirl4Life
04-11-2009, 07:36 PM
The center field battle heats up!

BA batting .167
Wise batting .133

Who will win???????


:rolleyes:

HawkDJ
04-11-2009, 07:45 PM
:rolleyes:

It's a joke. Relax.

Marqhead
04-11-2009, 07:51 PM
I saw the box score, but can anyone tell me how Colon looked today?

Very encouraging to get 6 solid from him in his first outing.

It's Dankerific
04-11-2009, 07:54 PM
What a surprise. Sox undefeated when BA is the starter.

thomas35forever
04-11-2009, 08:02 PM
What a surprise. Sox undefeated when BA is the starter.
I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

White City
04-11-2009, 08:03 PM
The center field battle heats up!

BA batting .167
Wise batting .133

Who will win???????

Kroeger.

JB98
04-11-2009, 08:08 PM
What a surprise. Sox undefeated when BA is the starter.

The Sox are also undefeated when Corky Miller starts.

asindc
04-11-2009, 08:10 PM
The Sox are also undefeated when Corky Miller starts.

And when Lillibridge starts.

JB98
04-11-2009, 08:27 PM
And when Lillibridge starts.

And when Betemit starts, and when Colon starts.

Tragg
04-11-2009, 08:30 PM
Lillibridge in his first start at leadoff walked twice, stole a base, and I believe got a bunt down.
Can he play Center Field?

SoxGirl4Life
04-11-2009, 08:32 PM
Lillibridge in his first start at leadoff walked twice, stole a base, and I believe got a bunt down.
Can he play Center Field?

That's what I'm thinking for tomorrow. He had a nice quote about it in the Trib, too. Good attitude.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-12-white-sox-twins-chicago-apr12,0,4999351.story

guillensdisciple
04-11-2009, 08:36 PM
Did anyone else notice that Lillibridge's bat looked as big as he did?

It looks like he wants to hit home runs with it, either that or he can't hit unless he carries big lumber.

Man Soo Lee
04-11-2009, 08:53 PM
On another note, Corky Miller hit the ball harder than any backup C in three years today.

His production is well ahead of Widger's and Hall's by far. At this rate, he'll have 100 RBI's at the end of the season!!:smile:

Toby Hall didn't pick up his 2nd RBI with the Sox until September 16th, 2007.

hi im skot
04-11-2009, 08:58 PM
What a surprise. Sox undefeated when BA is the starter.

And Anderson did next to nothing to contribute.

Marqhead
04-11-2009, 09:11 PM
And Anderson did next to nothing to contribute.

He really legged out that weak grounder to the SS though.

Just watched the highlights, good contributions from a lot of role players. Having a legit backup at catcher would be a very welcome change. I'm hoping that wasn't a game day wonder.

soltrain21
04-11-2009, 09:27 PM
Let Lillibridge start tomorrow. What is it going to hurt?

Taliesinrk
04-11-2009, 09:30 PM
That's what I'm thinking for tomorrow. He had a nice quote about it in the Trib, too. Good attitude.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-12-white-sox-twins-chicago-apr12,0,4999351.story

A couple of things here:

1. Where does Lillibridge have any quote in this article? Maybe I'm just missing it, but you've posted this twice in the thread and I can't find a quote from him.

2. I haven't ever been able to see him in CF. How is his defense? Is he a potential everyday CF if his offense were consistent? That would be an interesting situation. I would love to see a 9-1-2 of he, getz, and fields. Or even so that you could put Fields more toward the 6/7/8 spot to break-up some of the plodders in the line-up. I guess I'm just tired of not seeing anyone be able to bunt/move a runner over when necessary.... fundamental baseball. It'd be huge to have that capability in the Sox line-up.

SoxGirl4Life
04-11-2009, 09:32 PM
A couple of things here:

1. Where does Lillibridge have any quote in this article? Maybe I'm just missing it, but you've posted this twice in the thread and I can't find a quote from him.

2. I haven't ever been able to see him in CF. How is his defense? Is he a potential everyday CF if his offense were consistent? That would be an interesting situation. I would love to see a 9-1-2 of he, getz, and fields. Or even so that you could put Fields more toward the 6/7/8 spot to break-up some of the plodders in the line-up.

They changed the article. He basically said he wants the leadoff spot because its about being aggressive and getting on base, walk, hit, whatever, and run the bases.

Tragg
04-11-2009, 09:33 PM
A couple of things here:

1. Where does Lillibridge have any quote in this article? Maybe I'm just missing it, but you've posted this twice in the thread and I can't find a quote from him.

2. I haven't ever been able to see him in CF. How is his defense?
1. At the bottom.
2. We're talking in lieu of Wise; the bar for defense (and offense) is extremely low.
But I'm sure Wise will be in there again for another 4 straight games.

Taliesinrk
04-11-2009, 09:35 PM
They changed the article. He basically said he wants the leadoff spot because its about being aggressive and getting on base, walk, hit, whatever, and run the bases.

Thanks... that explains it.


1. At the bottom.
2. We're talking in lieu of Wise; the bar for defense (and offense) is extremely low.
But I'm sure Wise will be in there again for another 4 straight games.

Thanks for the reply... I take it from point "2" that Wise and Lillibridge are similar defensively?

whitesox901
04-11-2009, 09:36 PM
I liked how TW, told me our pitching sucked, then we go out and shut out the Twins. Gotta love it! :D:

hi im skot
04-11-2009, 09:37 PM
He really legged out that weak grounder to the SS though.

Yes, he did, and I applaud his hustle. Dankerific's constant and delusional BA love is laughable, though. And hell, I like Anderson in the line-up.


Just watched the highlights, good contributions from a lot of role players. Having a legit backup at catcher would be a very welcome change. I'm hoping that wasn't a game day wonder.The Sox did a lot of the small things right today, and Miller had a lot to do with it. If he can contribute even a fraction of what he did today, I like our chances.

hi im skot
04-11-2009, 09:38 PM
Let Lillibridge start tomorrow. What is it going to hurt?

:thumbsup:

soltrain21
04-11-2009, 09:46 PM
They changed the article. He basically said he wants the leadoff spot because its about being aggressive and getting on base, walk, hit, whatever, and run the bases.


I thought that was an Ozzie quote?

SoxGirl4Life
04-11-2009, 09:54 PM
I thought that was an Ozzie quote?

Not the way I read it. But its gone, so I can't verify.

FedEx227
04-11-2009, 10:07 PM
Lillibridge in his first start at leadoff walked twice, stole a base, and I believe got a bunt down.
Can he play Center Field?

Actually he can, he played it through college. Whether that means he can play it at the pro level, who knows but it was a very encouraging start. I've always liked how he played but have been real disappointed by his past 2 years.

DSpivack
04-11-2009, 10:08 PM
The Sox are also undefeated when Corky Miller starts.

And when Lillibridge starts.

And when Betemit starts, and when Colon starts.

And, at 2-0, when I am in attendance. :bandance:

But I'm going back to DC in a couple days. :(:

Rdy2PlayBall
04-11-2009, 10:27 PM
And, at 2-0, when I am in attendance. :bandance:

But I'm going back to DC in a couple days. :(:WE WILL NEVER WIN AGAIN!!!!! :whiner:

DSpivack
04-11-2009, 10:32 PM
WE WILL NEVER WIN AGAIN!!!!! :whiner:

I might go see them in Balmer in a couple weeks. :wink:

whitesox901
04-11-2009, 10:39 PM
kroeger.

+1

Konerko05
04-11-2009, 11:19 PM
And Anderson did next to nothing to contribute.

He almost made a great play in CF.

You think Wise would have almost made that great play?

Seriously though, I hope Guillen gives Anderson another start tomorrow. In all reality though, BA probably won't start two games in a row all season as most teams have their lefties split up. Guillen seems intent on only giving Anderson at bats against lefties.

Konerko05
04-11-2009, 11:19 PM
+1

-1

soxfanreggie
04-11-2009, 11:33 PM
Solid pitching today. Can't lost a game you don't give up any runs in. :D:

It's Dankerific
04-11-2009, 11:37 PM
And Anderson did next to nothing to contribute.

Yeah, He also got his first hit in his first start. Not the 4th ****ing game, like the other guy.

1. At the bottom.
2. We're talking in lieu of Wise; the bar for defense (and offense) is extremely low.
But I'm sure Wise will be in there again for another 4 straight games.

Why mess with success?

Brian only got a single, but like I said, at least it wasn't in the 4th start of the year.

If we can accept that Mr. Wise is pressing because he's worried about keeping the starting role, how hard must it be to come in cold, not seeing live pitching, in the one game a week you get to play and pressing to have some spectacular game that will get you another start in the next few days.

I'll take the defense, too.

PS. What hand was the pitcher throwing with when BA got a hit?
Right...

hi im skot
04-11-2009, 11:41 PM
He almost made a great play in CF.

You think Wise would have almost made that great play?

Seriously though, I hope Guillen gives Anderson another start tomorrow. In all reality though, BA probably won't start two games in a row all season as most teams have their lefties split up. Guillen seems intent on only giving Anderson at bats against lefties.

I've said in this thread that I want to see Anderson get more starts. I was simply calling out the BA Fan Club leader trying to give Anderson's presence in the line-up today credit for winning the game.

Like you, I wish and hope that Anderson sees regular starts this year. But I'm sure you, along will all rational Sox fans, will agree that Brian's presence in the starting line-up isn't some magical cure-all that guarantees a White Sox victory.

ramblinsoxfan11
04-11-2009, 11:43 PM
We needed a solid win today, made up for the unfortunate clobbering we got last night, and it's good to see Bartolo back in action :bandance:

GO SOX!!!

It's Dankerific
04-11-2009, 11:46 PM
I've said in this thread that I want to see Anderson get more starts. I was simply calling out the BA Fan Club leader trying to give Anderson's presence in the line-up today credit for winning the game.

Like you, I wish and hope that Anderson sees regular starts this year. But I'm sure you, along will all rational Sox fans, will agree that Brian's presence in the starting line-up isn't some magical cure-all that guarantees a White Sox victory.

Well, this season, its been proven that without BA starting, the Sox can lose. So far, Sox win when BA starts. Why don't we "ride the hot hand" and see what happens. Afraid of a win streak?

I enjoy the feeling of a nice 8-0 beatdown of the Twinkies. I'd like to see more.

Tragg
04-12-2009, 12:08 AM
Brian only got a single, but like I said, at least it wasn't in the 4th start of the year.

If we can accept that Mr. Wise is pressing because he's worried about keeping the starting role, how hard must it be to come in cold, not seeing live pitching, in the one game a week you get to play and pressing to have some spectacular game that will get you another start in the next few days.

I'll take the defense, too.

PS. What hand was the pitcher throwing with when BA got a hit?
Right...
I think what today demonstrated is what some energy and good D does to a team. Lillibridge provided a lot of energy to leadoff.
I'm all for Anderson playing. He hits righties better than lefties, so that's no suprorise. I think he's a better hitter than Wise but what is undisputed is that Anderson can play his position and Wise cannot. I'm on record for all of that.

What I'm looking for a practical solution to the big anchor on this team that is Wise. There's pretty much a zero chance that Guillen uses Anderson for anything other than spot duty. So, I'm looking for Lillibridge. But what will likely happen is that Owens will be recalled if Wise continues to stink; nothing learned from the waiver transaction in which 100% of the other teams passed on Jerry Owens. I was disappointed that the Sox signed him for the minors.

It's Dankerific
04-12-2009, 12:14 AM
I think what today demonstrated is what some energy and good D does to a team. Lillibridge provided a lot of energy to leadoff.
I'm all for Anderson playing. He hits righties better than lefties, so that's no suprorise. I think he's a better hitter than Wise but what is undisputed is that Anderson can play his position and Wise cannot. I'm on record for all of that.

What I'm looking for a practical solution to the big anchor on this team that is Wise. There's pretty much a zero chance that Guillen uses Anderson for anything other than spot duty. So, I'm looking for Lillibridge. But what will likely happen is that Owens will be recalled if Wise continues to stink; nothing learned from the waiver transaction in which 100% of the other teams passed on Jerry Owens. I was disappointed that the Sox signed him for the minors.

Its not that I don't know what the Ozzie situation is, but I like to stand up for whats right. Always have.

I think Lillibridge showed today he deserves some more opportunities. In the "what should happen world" it should be Anderson and Getz, with Lillibridge giving them both a rest while he performs well.

I completely agree and am on record as speculating that Owens will be up and starting before BA does.

Metalthrasher442
04-12-2009, 12:14 AM
1. Lillibridge CF
2. Fields 3B
3. Quentin LF
4. Dye RF
5. Thome DH
6. Konerko 1B
7. Pierzynski C
8. Ramirez SS
9. Getz 2B

1. Getz 2B
2. Fields 3B
3. Quentin LF
4. Dye RF
5. Thome DH
6. Konerko 1B
7. Pierzynski C
8. Ramirez SS
9. Anderson CF

I like either of those for tomorrows starting line-up =D

I'm lovin Alexeis defense at short too!

sox102
04-12-2009, 01:12 AM
What a surprise. Sox undefeated when BA is the starter.

You don't give up, do you? :rolleyes:

Frater Perdurabo
04-12-2009, 06:39 AM
Hey Dankerific,

I agree with your overall premise of starting BA in CF on a regular basis.

I think the better argument to stay with is that BA brings superior CF defense that helps the pitching staff, and is a better baserunner than Wise. And moreover, these aspects mean that given who is on the roster right now, the Sox ought to give BA the opportunity to show he has improved his hitting.

If by the All-Star break BA has gotten the significant majority of CF ABs (i.e. been the starter), and still is hitting below .240, then the Sox ought to make a trade.

Madscout
04-12-2009, 07:01 AM
Hey Dankerific,

I agree with your overall premise of starting BA in CF on a regular basis.

I think the better argument to stay with is that BA brings superior CF defense that helps the pitching staff, and is a better baserunner than Wise. And moreover, these aspects mean that given who is on the roster right now, the Sox ought to give BA the opportunity to show he has improved his hitting.

If by the All-Star break BA has gotten the significant majority of CF ABs (i.e. been the starter), and still is hitting below .240, then the Sox ought to make a trade.
I just want to see him play for 2 weeks unfettered. Two weeks where he plays with normal starter rest, meaning he plays several games IN A ROW. Then, if he sucks bad, then I will never say a word about this again.

BadBobbyJenks
04-12-2009, 10:17 AM
I'd like to say I toughed it out through the whole game, but first base side was damn cold and I left when it was 8-0. I guess I missed Macdougal throwing strikes?

Colon was routinely hitting 92 on the stadium gun, that was a good sign. Liriano was 94-95 so that sounds about right. I forgot how much I miss watching Bart pitch until seeing him again. Does he have a better pick off move than everyone on the roster not named Buehrle?

Quentin is heating up and the offense is going to be just fine.

DirtySox
04-12-2009, 10:44 AM
Wise is playing today. Also, Getz is back at the top with Fields at number 2.

http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/chris-getz-josh-fields-at-top-of-white-sox-sunday-lineup.html

soltrain21
04-12-2009, 11:05 AM
Wise is playing today. Also, Getz is back at the top with Fields at number 2.

http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/chris-getz-josh-fields-at-top-of-white-sox-sunday-lineup.html

Stupid. Give me Lillibridge in center.

JB98
04-12-2009, 11:12 AM
That vicious 80-foot dribbler that BA beat out yesterday really turned the momentum in favor of the Sox.

Bartolo's performance had nothing to do with the Sox win. It was all about BA!

voodoochile
04-12-2009, 11:15 AM
Stupid. Give me Lillibridge in center.

You really think Ozzie's going to go away from the plan before the first week is over? That's just silly. Need to give it a month to see how it works out and if Wise continues to struggle, they can designate him, bring up Owens and decide what to do - odds are give BA the job for the most part and see how he handles it.

soltrain21
04-12-2009, 11:19 AM
You really think Ozzie's going to go away from the plan before the first week is over? That's just silly. Need to give it a month to see how it works out and if Wise continues to struggle, they can designate him, bring up Owens and decide what to do - odds are give BA the job for the most part and see how he handles it.

He already gave up on his plan of Wise leading off - so why not throw Lillibridge out there? He had a good game yesterday.

And if they get rid of Wise for Owens then well...I don't know, but that would really piss me off.

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04-12-2009, 11:21 AM
Wise is playing today. Also, Getz is back at the top with Fields at number 2.

http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/chris-getz-josh-fields-at-top-of-white-sox-sunday-lineup.html

Great move.

TheCommander
04-12-2009, 11:42 AM
Went to the game and left in the 6th. Jeez it was freezing!! Great game!!!! :gulp:

Fair weather fan! :redneck

Frater Perdurabo
04-12-2009, 04:47 PM
You really think Ozzie's going to go away from the plan before the first week is over? That's just silly.

Ozzie is a silly, silly man. He abandons plans all the time, such as the annual plan to emphasize fundamentals.

DickAllen72
04-12-2009, 04:50 PM
I always liked Bartolo Colon. The man is a big game/big situation pitcher. Kind of the anti-Vazquez.

If he can stay healthy, the Sox' rotation is in great shape.

Lip Man 1
04-12-2009, 05:43 PM
Frater:

In the Sun-Times (I think) today Ozzie was quoted as saying that he has no choice but to shake up the lineup because guys aren't hitting and he doesn't want the "slump" to get contagious.

Said when the team starts to hit, he stick with a lineup.

We'll see...:rolleyes:

Take it for what it may be worth to you.

Lip