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Brian26
05-22-2009, 10:01 PM
Nice job, Gavin.

:winner

soxnut1018
05-22-2009, 10:02 PM
kM7C_yNlCLU

Hitmen77
05-22-2009, 10:02 PM
I wish we could play the Pirates 18 times a year.

Maybe Gavin will request a trade to the NL?

singapore_sling
05-22-2009, 10:02 PM
That's the Gavin Floyd we signed to a contract extension.

SoxGirl4Life
05-22-2009, 10:03 PM
Damn. Cool.. Fast game, go Sox! :bandance:

BleacherBandit
05-22-2009, 10:03 PM
Holy crap we needed this after yesterday. Thank you Gavin.

Boondock Saint
05-22-2009, 10:04 PM
That was the Gavin we've been looking for all year. 8 innings, 2 hits, 2 walks and 8 strikeouts. If he doesn't win PTC, there will be riots.

SoxGirl4Life
05-22-2009, 10:05 PM
I swear, I fell asleep in the 6th just 20 minutes ago (damn vicodin). Wake up, come on WSI and the postgame is up.. I love it!

Brian26
05-22-2009, 10:05 PM
I wish we could play the Pirates 18 times a year.

Maybe Gavin will request a trade to the NL?

This is how you win 99 games in the NL Central.

Soxman219
05-22-2009, 10:05 PM
An hour and 47 minute game and the win. Nice.
:bandance:

Red Barchetta
05-22-2009, 10:05 PM
That's the Gavin Floyd we signed to a contract extension.

They had said earlier that he was tipping his pitches, so I'm hoping that's all it was and he corrected it. If it is, what a nice way to prove it!

Hitmen77
05-22-2009, 10:06 PM
....and now the Sox are winners of 3 of their last 4.

Thatguyoverthere
05-22-2009, 10:07 PM
The White Sox give up 20 one game, and then shut out the opponents the next game. What a turnaround. We should play the NL every game!

SoxGirl4Life
05-22-2009, 10:09 PM
This is how you win 99 games in the NL Central.

But the AL Central is the worst division in baseball

Hitmen77
05-22-2009, 10:09 PM
This is how you win 99 games in the NL Central.

:nod:

(Actually, the NL Central champs won 97 games last year.....maybe they needed 2 more games vs. Pittsburgh)

Frankfan4life
05-22-2009, 10:09 PM
Great job by Floyd! :bandance:

Now that our offense has had two days of rest, I hope tomorrow we win in a blow-out.

Brian26
05-22-2009, 10:10 PM
An hour and 47 minute game and the win. Nice.
:bandance:

Only 8 minutes longer than Buehrle's game in April '05.

BleacherBandit
05-22-2009, 10:12 PM
How many of the Pirates players have batted against him? Maybe that contributed to his performance tonight. I'm not entirely convinced that he's 100% back.

However, it's good to see Ramirez get that HR.

Soxman219
05-22-2009, 10:17 PM
Only 8 minutes longer than Buehrle's game in April '05.
Yeah I know, that was shorter than the movie No Country for Old Men.

Demps2
05-22-2009, 10:22 PM
How many of the Pirates players have batted against him? Maybe that contributed to his performance tonight. I'm not entirely convinced that he's 100% back.

However, it's good to see Ramirez get that HR.

100% agree. It's one start, and half of PIT's hitters don't belong in the majors. I can't believe no one is talking about how inept this offense is. If Gavin doesn't pitch lights out, we lose again. We hit into three DP's. That is unacceptable against a team of this quality ( I know Duke has pitched well so far), but this offense has sucked all year.

SoxGirl4Life
05-22-2009, 10:24 PM
100% agree. It's one start, and half of PIT's hitters don't belong in the majors. I can't believe no one is talking about how inept this offense is. If Gavin doesn't pitch lights out, we lose again. We hit into three DP's. That is unacceptable against a team of this quality ( I know Duke has pitched well so far), but this offense has sucked all year.

Oh geez, enjoy the freakin' win will ya?

TDog
05-22-2009, 10:25 PM
Great job by Floyd! :bandance:

Now that our offense has had two days of rest, I hope tomorrow we win in a blow-out.

There was nothing wrong with the Sox offense tonight. Facing an excellent pitcher, who they aren't terribly familiar with, with an ERA of 2.84 coming into the game, the Sox scored a Ramirez leadoff single without getting another hit. Then Ramirez homered in the eighth to give the White Sox a margin of error they fortunately didn't need.

Friday night's win was as beautiful as Thursday afternoon's loss was ugly.

Railsplitter
05-22-2009, 10:27 PM
Ah, shutout.:bandance:

cheezheadsoxfan
05-22-2009, 10:27 PM
Oh geez, enjoy the freakin' win will ya?

Really! :rolleyes:

Demps2
05-22-2009, 10:29 PM
after watching the Pirates hit, I see why Peavy likes the NL.

PalehosePlanet
05-22-2009, 10:46 PM
How many of the Pirates players have batted against him? Maybe that contributed to his performance tonight. I'm not entirely convinced that he's 100% back.

However, it's good to see Ramirez get that HR.

He faced The Piartes June 19th of last year and gave up 7 runs (1 earned) in 5.1 innings. Some of the same players were in the lineup.

http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=280619104

SoxGirl4Life
05-22-2009, 10:48 PM
He faced The Piartes June 19th of last year and gave up 7 runs (1 earned) in 5.1 innings. Some of the same players were in the lineup.

http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=280619104

Awww, you're going to ruin their piss-on-Gavin-and-the-offense-party.

Frankfan4life
05-22-2009, 10:49 PM
There was nothing wrong with the Sox offense tonight. Facing an excellent pitcher, who they aren't terribly familiar with, with an ERA of 2.84 coming into the game, the Sox scored a Ramirez leadoff single without getting another hit. Then Ramirez homered in the eighth to give the White Sox a margin of error they fortunately didn't need.

Friday night's win was as beautiful as Thursday afternoon's loss was ugly.The offense hasn't been hitting any kind of pitching well lately and has had trouble capitalizing on scoring opportunities. We were fortunate that Gavin pitched a great game today.

BleacherBandit
05-22-2009, 10:51 PM
Awww, you're going to ruin their piss-on-Gavin-and-the-offense-party.

You're actually being more cynacle than I am. :D:

I'm just suggesting that Gavin isn't completely back from where he was the last four starts. He's on the right track, though.

SoxGirl4Life
05-22-2009, 10:52 PM
The offense hasn't been hitting any kind of pitching well lately and has had trouble capitalizing on scoring opportunities. We were fortunate that Gavin pitched a great game today.

Some games in a season are like that. That's why the pitching is important.

SoxGirl4Life
05-22-2009, 10:53 PM
You're actually being more cynacle than I am. :D:

I'm just suggesting that Gavin isn't completely back from where he was the last four starts. He's on the right track, though.

I don't think anyone claimed he was. But after that nightmare of a game yesterday, this game was beautiful. At least as far as I'm concerned. And I'm medicated today, sooo take it for what it is. :tongue:

Frankfan4life
05-22-2009, 11:00 PM
Some games in a season are like that. That's why the pitching is important.Especially so with the lack of run-support they've been getting. The pressure on the pitchers is tremendous.

TDog
05-22-2009, 11:03 PM
The offense hasn't been hitting any kind of pitching well lately and has had trouble capitalizing on scoring opportunities. We were fortunate that Gavin pitched a great game today.

With the exception of Thursday when they were down eight runs before coming up a second time and tonight when they faced a pitcher with an ERA nearly a run lower than Jake Peavy's, the offense has been doing well on current homestand. Tonight they manufactured a run off a pitcher who wasn't giving them anything, and that's something people complain the White Sox can't do. Of course, teams down by 5, 6, 8, 9 or 19 runs aren't in a position to manufacture runs.

The problem isn't the offense. The problem has been the pitching and defense failing to keep the Sox in more games.

WhiteSox5187
05-22-2009, 11:13 PM
Well, if Gavin was tipping his pitches, I would hope that this correction leads to more games like this. Still, I will need a couple of more outings like this though before I am convinced that Gavin has it turned it around. Still, winning is always fun!

LoveYourSuit
05-22-2009, 11:13 PM
looks like Gavin took notice (Kenny's search for another starter) and brought his "A" game.

Awesome.

I hope we can sweek these guys.

JB98
05-22-2009, 11:14 PM
For the Sox to get the train back on the track, they need Floyd on board. Tonight's performance should provide him a needed boost of confidence.

Let's get at least one more win - and hopefully two - on this homestand.

DumpJerry
05-22-2009, 11:25 PM
:Floyd:
Jake Peavy? Who is Jake Peavy?

ChicagoG19
05-22-2009, 11:27 PM
Aside from Thursday, the pitching has seemed pretty good. Hopefully the trend continues and we can take at least one of the next two. :bandance:

chisoxfanatic
05-22-2009, 11:28 PM
I said to the guys sitting behind me that it felt like Buehrle was the one doing the pitching tonight, because that was one FAST game!

Woofer
05-22-2009, 11:34 PM
Great to see Gavin return to 2008 form. I think that this will mark a turning point for his season, and hopefully the Sox turn right with him.

jabrch
05-22-2009, 11:40 PM
Who the **** knows anymore with this team?

SoxGirl4Life
05-22-2009, 11:40 PM
Who the **** knows anymore with this team?

potw

DumpJerry
05-22-2009, 11:42 PM
I said to the guys sitting behind me that it felt like Buehrle was the one doing the pitching tonight, because that was one FAST game!
Actually, Floyd is (somehow) a quicker worker than Burls. It's just he's been here for only one season, so people have not really noticed it yet.

Last year I was at an Angels game where Floyd got us into the 7th inning one hour, twenty minutes after the first pitch. He got lifted, the Angels tied it and Thome hit a walk off in, IIRC, the 15th or 16th.

slavko
05-22-2009, 11:43 PM
Back to throwing nasty, nasty s-word and getting it over the plate. Don't care who the hitters were. When he's good, he's very, very good.

LoveYourSuit
05-22-2009, 11:45 PM
Back to throwing nasty, nasty s-word and getting it over the plate. Don't care who the hitters were. When he's good, he's very, very good.


Floyd's Curveball when it is "on," is as advertised when he got drafted.

One of the nastiest curveballs from a RH pitcher.

When he can't get it over for strikes, that's when he gets in trouble.

SoxGirl4Life
05-22-2009, 11:57 PM
Great quotes:


"That's the Gavin we like to have," manager Ozzie Guillen said.

"This is the Gavin I'd like to have, too," Floyd said.

:lol:

GoGoCrede
05-23-2009, 12:10 AM
Great quotes:


"That's the Gavin we like to have," manager Ozzie Guillen said.

"This is the Gavin I'd like to have, too," Floyd said.

:lol:

:tongue: I love Floyd so much. So proud of #34. My crush on him continues. As others have said, we needed this win badly and we got it.

DonnieDarko
05-23-2009, 12:11 AM
Great quotes:


"That's the Gavin we like to have," manager Ozzie Guillen said.

"This is the Gavin I'd like to have, too," Floyd said.

:lol:

When'd he say that? :D:

voodoochile
05-23-2009, 12:13 AM
Floyd's Curveball when it is "on," is as advertised when he got drafted.

One of the nastiest curveballs from a RH pitcher.

When he can't get it over for strikes, that's when he gets in trouble.

Yeah, he also did a good job of keeping his pitches down tonight and the curve was tight so he was able to consistently throw it for strikes to RHH.

Heck of a performance all around. Duke is a good young pitcher who has already started 106 games and is only 26 YO. He appears to be having a breakout season and since he's about to enter his second year of arb eligibility, perhaps he can be had, because if he keeps this up, the Pirates won't be able to afford him. Get it done, KW...:tongue: Either way, if Gavin can find a rhythm and get comfortable on the mound it will go a long way toward improving the teams chances of being in the pennant hunt. (yes, I still believe that's possible.)

For all the bitching about how poor the Pirates are, they've won 19 games in one of the tougher divisions in baseball by record at least.

Nice night for TCM too. Looks like he leveled out his swing a bit on the sharp single he hit to set up the first run.

Any win is a good one and for all those people whining about yesterdays horrific loss, this erases that WAY more than it erased the two previous games.

:soxwin:

:)

tstrike2000
05-23-2009, 12:15 AM
After losing 11 of 14, the Sox have quietly won 3 of their last 4. This was the game Gavin needed, let's take the next step towards a sweep tomorrow.

SoxGirl4Life
05-23-2009, 12:16 AM
When'd he say that? :D:

After today's game

palehozenychicty
05-23-2009, 12:18 AM
Good win, and a great performance by Gavin. We need this guy to get it done. No more excuses.

DonnieDarko
05-23-2009, 12:19 AM
After today's game

Can someone get me a soundbyte for that? Please? I want to hear it for myself.

SoxGirl4Life
05-23-2009, 12:21 AM
Can someone get me a soundbyte for that? Please? I want to hear it for myself.

might be on the comcast midnight show, I'll check it out. I read it in the ESPN recap

DonnieDarko
05-23-2009, 12:36 AM
Thanks, either way. :smile:

StillMissOzzie
05-23-2009, 01:28 AM
I don't care if it was against the AAAA Pirates, the Sox sorely needed an outing like this from Gavin tonight, and he delivered. Duke pitched pretty well himself, going the 8 inning distance, but as the Sox know all too well already, nobody has figured out how to win when you don't score any runs.

The swift inside-of-2 hours outing is an added bonus, too. I was kinda hoping that he'd come out for the 9th, if only to get the chance to walk off the mound to a well-deserved standing ovation.

Now, let's do it again manana!

SMO
:gulp:

CLR01
05-23-2009, 02:04 AM
Brian in Sox win.:bandance:

It's Dankerific
05-23-2009, 02:43 AM
Brian in Sox win.:bandance:

He certainly is the straw that stirs the White Sox drink!

Whitesoxfan23
05-23-2009, 03:01 AM
Who cares who the win was against, a win is a win, and Gavin was brilliant. Let's not analyze things to death when we win, and just enjoy it:smile:

BadBobbyJenks
05-23-2009, 03:29 AM
This is how you win 99 games in the NL Central.


Great win, but this is just a silly post.

October26
05-23-2009, 02:58 PM
:clap: Thanks, Gavin for saving the bullpen (they needed it after the beatdown the Twins gave the Sox on Thursday).

Really enjoyed watching the game last night. :bandance:

Looking for another strong outing from Clayton Richard tonight. Go Sox!

doublem23
05-23-2009, 03:11 PM
How many of the Pirates players have batted against him? Maybe that contributed to his performance tonight. I'm not entirely convinced that he's 100% back.

However, it's good to see Ramirez get that HR.

Did you actually watch the game? I'm not saying Gavin is back, but he had is command working real well last night. It's not like he was hanging breaking balls all night and the Pirates were bailing him out by missing them. He was absolutely filthy last night. Whether or not that carries over 5 days from now, that's key.