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Viva Medias B's
05-30-2009, 09:39 PM
:dinger
:winner

Fourth straight series win. Discuss.

thomas35forever
05-30-2009, 09:39 PM
Another series win. That's always nice.:cool:

DaveFeelsRight
05-30-2009, 09:39 PM
4 series wins in a row. :smile:

gf2020
05-30-2009, 09:40 PM
Second place never felt so good.

Rdy2PlayBall
05-30-2009, 09:40 PM
3 post game threads!??? :o:

soxnut1018
05-30-2009, 09:40 PM
The Royals suck
kM7C_yNlCLU

SoxFan1979
05-30-2009, 09:41 PM
:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance:

Terrible hitting by the Sox but I'll take it.

SoxGirl4Life
05-30-2009, 09:41 PM
We leapfrog the Royals and the Twins. Say hello to SECOND PLACE!!! :bandance:

johnnyg83
05-30-2009, 09:41 PM
OOoooooohhh .... good win ... good win ...

WhiteSox1989
05-30-2009, 09:41 PM
Best birthday present I received today!

Whitesoxfan23
05-30-2009, 09:41 PM
Another ****ing series win! Hell to the yes. That is the way to do it boys! Keep it up!

october23sp
05-30-2009, 09:41 PM
L_wdRy7x4Sc

SoxGirl4Life
05-30-2009, 09:42 PM
Best birthday present I received today!

:happybday

DirtySox
05-30-2009, 09:42 PM
So are the usual suspects going to meltdown after we don't sweep tomorrow? (You know who you are) :tongue:

Another series winner!

SoxFan1979
05-30-2009, 09:42 PM
Terrible hitting by the Sox but i'll take the win any day. Woooo Hoooo
:bandance::dtroll::bandance:

hi im skot
05-30-2009, 09:42 PM
That was ****ing huge. Bring out Mr. Campbell-

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j146/sschaaf/PDVD_024.jpg

Whitesoxfan23
05-30-2009, 09:42 PM
Four series wins in a row. I am impressed.

SoxGirl4Life
05-30-2009, 09:43 PM
3 post game threads /feeling a thread merge coming

Rdy2PlayBall
05-30-2009, 09:43 PM
Great but very sloppy win. (sloppy loss for the Royals) Who cares, SOX WIN! :bandance: That was a nice 9th, wish I saw it though, it was the only part of the game I missed. :(:

october23sp
05-30-2009, 09:43 PM
3 post game threads /feeling a thread merge coming

Lol, doesn't look like any mods are online.

SoxGirl4Life
05-30-2009, 09:44 PM
Lol, doesn't look like any mods are online.

Its done. I had faith :D:

longtimesoxguy
05-30-2009, 09:44 PM
That's a nice win Sox fans. I like where were headed!!!!!!!

SoxGirl4Life
05-30-2009, 09:45 PM
Screw this.. Lets get Greinke tomorrow too!

DumpJerry
05-30-2009, 09:45 PM
Why did Hawk keep conceding tomorrow's game to Greinke?

Let's sweep!

WhiteSox1989
05-30-2009, 09:45 PM
:happybday

Thank you! I'm excited, because they lost last year on my birthday, so this makes me a very happy birthday girl.

DumpJerry
05-30-2009, 09:45 PM
Lol, doesn't look like any mods are online.
We were in a staff meeting......

october23sp
05-30-2009, 09:45 PM
Why did Hawk keep conceding tomorrow's game to Greinke?

Let's sweep!

Greinke is good.

But I agree. Sweep.

Demps2
05-30-2009, 09:46 PM
we had this game handed to us on a silver platter. But a W is a W.

Soxman219
05-30-2009, 09:46 PM
Resilient win. We were down by 2, then came back, took the lead, lost it, and retook it in the 9th. Nice save by Jenks, hopefully it got back his confidence.

We can beat Grenkie. We have done it before and we'll do it again.

Please complete the sweep!

Zisk77
05-30-2009, 09:47 PM
The big trade for castro sent a message to the AL, that we mean business.

veeter
05-30-2009, 09:47 PM
Why did Hawk keep conceding tomorrow's game to Greinke?

Let's sweep!Because Greinke has joined Hawk's love circle with Carlos Gomez, Gardzy and Brandon Inge.

DSpivack
05-30-2009, 09:48 PM
Because Greinke has joined Hawk's love circle with Carlos Gomez, Gardzy and Brandon Inge.

The three you mentioned suck.

Greinke has joined everyone's love circle right now, for good reasons.

Gavin
05-30-2009, 09:49 PM
Konerko's slide into third on Pierszinski's single in the 6th (?) was awesome. He made it look like he hadn't done that in a while.

SoxFan1979
05-30-2009, 09:51 PM
Because Greinke has joined Hawk's love circle with Carlos Gomez, Gardzy and Brandon Inge.

:D::D: You aint kidding. Hawk is one of a kind.

DirtySox
05-30-2009, 09:51 PM
I think we need oodles of bunt singles tomorrow againt Greinke.

veeter
05-30-2009, 09:51 PM
This was an awesome win. Good pitching lets you get away with dumb hitting. But Pods, Jermaine, Pauly and now Alexei have been very consistent. Mark Buehrle continues to roll.

oeo
05-30-2009, 09:52 PM
Let's sweep...Greinke is due for a beating tomorrow to bring his ERA to human level.

cheezheadsoxfan
05-30-2009, 09:54 PM
Here's to getting the sweep no one's expecting!:gulp:

veeter
05-30-2009, 09:54 PM
:D::D: You aint kidding. Hawk is one of a kind.When he said the years have seen a lot of strikeouts and fat sandwiches, I chuckled. Hawk sometimes lets you in on a side of him that is probably pretty great after a few cocktails.

BadBobbyJenks
05-30-2009, 09:56 PM
Don't forget about Hawk's love child Nick Markakis.

How about a Danks 1-0 winner for the sweep tomorrow?

Frankfan4life
05-30-2009, 09:56 PM
I'm exhausted but happy. I was really working hard for that win. Those missed scoring opportunities almost killed me. :redneck

Too bad Buehrle missed another chance for a win. He didn't look too good today but he fought like hell to keep his team in the game.

It's time to break out the bats tomorrow boys. :crossfingers:

Brian26
05-30-2009, 09:56 PM
The only shame of this is that three outs, between last Sunday and tonight's game, prevent Buehrle from being 8-1 right now instead of 6-1.

I know Buehrle probably doesn't care about his record as long as the team wins, but I'd like to see him have a 20-win season at least once in his career.

SoxGirl4Life
05-30-2009, 09:56 PM
Thank you! I'm excited, because they lost last year on my birthday, so this makes me a very happy birthday girl.

You were due! They re-signed Buehrle on my Birthday in 2007. I was giddy!

october23sp
05-30-2009, 09:57 PM
You were due! They resigned Buehrle on my Birthday in 2007. I was giddy!

Re-Signed.:D:

Brian26
05-30-2009, 09:58 PM
Because Greinke has joined Hawk's love circle with Carlos Gomez, Gardzy and Brandon Inge.

Greinke's off to one of the greatest starts for a pitcher in the last century. This is the one guy that deserves the praise right now.

SoxGirl4Life
05-30-2009, 09:59 PM
Re-Signed.:D:

lol.. yes, that little hyphen changes the WHOLE thing, doesn't it? Thanks :D:

TDog
05-30-2009, 09:59 PM
So are the usual suspects going to meltdown after we don't sweep tomorrow? (You know who you are) :tongue:

Another series winner!

I wouldn't concede that the White Sox won't win Sunday. They will face the Royals' best pitcher, who they haven't done much with this year, opposed to last year. I imagine some people would claim the Sox don't have the necessary killer instinct blah, blah, blah, if they don't beat Grienke.

Tonight's win showed some character, though. The Sox brought runners in from third with less than two out to tie the game, twice apparently. They scored the go-ahead run without hitting the ball out of the infield. After their best starter lost the lead, they rallied for two more, although the last two outs they made came from aggression on the base paths.

People will complain that the Sox didn't hit with runners in scoring position, but that is irrelevant. First, if previous hitting with runners in scoring position were predictive of future hitting with runners in scoring position, the last two hitters for the White Sox in the ninth, wouldn't have come up with huge hits -- the last with two outs.

That is, the averages will even out.

Of course, the average is deceptive because the White Sox drove in three runs with outs. That is they manufactured runs. They loaded the bases on two bunts and a walk. They scored in an inning when they couldn't hit the ball out of the infield.

RISP also is irrelevant because the White Sox won. When the Sox turn over the game to Jenks to start the ninth with a two-run lead, the offense has done its job.

WhiteSox5187
05-30-2009, 09:59 PM
Well, a win is a win and I don't think we are at the point where we can be too critical with any win. Still, it would have been nice to have gotten Buerhle the win. He should be 8-1.

veeter
05-30-2009, 09:59 PM
The only shame of this is that three outs, between last Sunday and tonight's game, prevent Buehrle from being 8-1 right now instead of 6-1.

I know Buehrle probably doesn't care about his record as long as the team wins, but I'd like to see him have a 20-win season at least once in his career.Me too. I probably follow Mark's personal stats more than any other player. When he gets jipped out of wins it really bothers me.

roylestillman
05-30-2009, 10:01 PM
That had to be the goofiest win we've had in a long time. KC's infield is a wreck.

DirtySox
05-30-2009, 10:02 PM
That had to be the goofiest win we've had in a long time. KC's infield is a wreck.

All the more reason for buntfest to continue tomorrow.

JB98
05-30-2009, 10:03 PM
Not a particularly well-played game, especially offensively, but the Sox scored more runs than the other team. That's what they were there to do, so I'm pleased.

JB98
05-30-2009, 10:03 PM
All the more reason for buntfest to continue tomorrow.

The first series in Chicago, I was wondering why the hell we didn't bunt on Kansas City more.

Butler is a terrible first baseman.

DrCrawdad
05-30-2009, 10:07 PM
Sox win, I sleep better.

EuroSox35
05-30-2009, 10:09 PM
I feel like this has to be the potential for one of those standout or tone setting wins. I didn't like the momentum after the DP to end the 8th after their IB worked, so it was great to come right back and answer with some runs

october23sp
05-30-2009, 10:10 PM
I want .500 first then lets talk about other accomplishments.

chisox77
05-30-2009, 10:15 PM
Let's see, bunts by Pods and Getz, and maybe one by Fields tomorrow, preferably to the first base side, and then some of the big hitters step out of the box a few times to mess up Greinke's flow. The White Sox will have to play a small game tomorrow, as well as a few head games, and get a strong effort from Danks.

All possible - for a sweep.

central44
05-30-2009, 10:17 PM
Three weeks ago, this team would have laid down and died after KC took that early 2-0 lead. It's really good to see them bounce back and earn a hard-fought win. This team has become a lot of fun to watch lately; hopefully they really have turned a corner and aren't just playing above their heads for a short stretch.

johnnyg83
05-30-2009, 10:17 PM
Coffee and newspaper will be double sweet in the morning.

Greinke's due for a bad outing ... (cough)

SoxGirl4Life
05-30-2009, 10:18 PM
Let's see, bunts by Pods and Getz, and maybe one by Fields tomorrow, preferably to the first base side, and then some of the big hitters step out of the box a few times to mess up Greinke's flow. The White Sox will have to play a small game tomorrow, as well as a few head games, and get a strong effort from Danks.

All possible - for a sweep.

And i'm hoping since its the third time we've faced him, we've picked up on some tendencies and made adjustments. Possibly. Maybe.

DrCrawdad
05-30-2009, 10:20 PM
Let's see, bunts by Pods and Getz, and maybe one by Fields tomorrow, preferably to the first base side, and then some of the big hitters step out of the box a few times to mess up Greinke's flow. The White Sox will have to play a small game tomorrow, as well as a few head games, and get a strong effort from Danks.

All possible - for a sweep.

Bunts, a strong outing by Danks and a win would be oh so cool. One other thing, I think the Sox owe the Royals some retribution on top of all that.

http://www.orindaschools.org/1481205852413160/lib/1481205852413160/beanball.jpg

Gavin
05-30-2009, 10:21 PM
Three weeks ago, this team would have laid down and died after KC took that early 2-0 lead. It's really good to see them bounce back and earn a hard-fought win. This team has become a lot of fun to watch lately; hopefully they really have turned a corner and aren't just playing above their heads for a short stretch.

I agree, and I think a lot of this has to do with Alexei picking it up. Pods is being decent which makes it a much longer process to get to our formidable 3-4-5. Having a healthy TCQ makes our 3-4-5-6 outstanding... can't wait.

DirtySox
05-30-2009, 10:22 PM
So who thinks Wise is in CF tomorrow?

chisoxfanatic
05-30-2009, 10:26 PM
It's nice they got just enough in the end after wasting some opportunities (how do you strand a guy at 3rd with nobody out?). So, now will this team get a sweep tomorrow?

I do have to comment that I wasn't a fan of the uniforms, though I fully understand the reason for the idea of wearing throwbacks.

Brian26
05-30-2009, 10:28 PM
I do have to comment that I wasn't a fan of the uniforms, though I fully understand the reason for the idea of wearing throwbacks.

I loved the uniforms, especially the way they were tailored with baggy pants reminiscent of the old days.

spawn
05-30-2009, 10:31 PM
I do have to comment that I wasn't a fan of the uniforms, though I fully understand the reason for the idea of wearing throwbacks.
I loved the uniforms. It's how they wore them back in the day, and it gives homage to the Negro Leagues. What's not to like? :shrug:

Zisk77
05-30-2009, 10:33 PM
I loved the uniforms, especially the way they were tailored with baggy pants reminiscent of the old days.


i felt so sorry for Bartolo Colon, he looked like he was wearing a tent.

Gavin
05-30-2009, 10:39 PM
Jim Thome looked... not so big.

DirtySox
05-30-2009, 10:40 PM
Burls hasn't allowed a walk in 23 innings.

guillensdisciple
05-30-2009, 10:42 PM
So who thinks Wise is in CF tomorrow?


You don't ruin something good when a team has seemingly found its formula. Brian has struggled with runners in scoring position, but he has played well or above average in every other aspect. He deserves that spot right now.

DirtySox
05-30-2009, 10:46 PM
I agree that BA deserves to be in CF, but I'm guessing that Ozzie wasn't very pleased with his at bats today which is why we saw Wise. Wondering if anyone else saw it differently. Keeping my fingers crossed that BA will be in the lineup tomorrow.

spawn
05-30-2009, 10:53 PM
I agree that BA deserves to be in CF, but I'm guessing that Ozzie wasn't very pleased with his at bats today which is why we saw Wise. Wondering if anyone else saw it differently. Keeping my fingers crossed that BA will be in the lineup tomorrow.
We saw Wise because BA was 0-3 with 2 K's, and Ozzie wanted a lefty facing Cruz.

JDub35
05-30-2009, 10:54 PM
I will be behind the firstbase dugout tomorrow to witness Greinke's second loss of the season! :gulp::D:

spawn
05-30-2009, 10:55 PM
I will be behind the firstbase dugout tomorrow to witness Greinke's first loss of the season! :gulp::D:
Greinke has a loss already. That's why he's 8-1.

GlassSox
05-30-2009, 10:57 PM
Back to back bunt singles, haven't seen that in a long time.

What about the radar gun showing Jenks at 98 & 99 mph?

jabrch
05-30-2009, 10:57 PM
I want .500 first then lets talk about other accomplishments.

Kiss my ass.

Let's be happy about a team that has won 4 straight serieses. Nobody is waiting for you to tell us what accomplishments we can talk about.

This team is playing winning ball. I'm thrilled.

johnnyg83
05-30-2009, 10:58 PM
We saw Wise because BA was 0-3 with 2 K's, and Ozzie wanted a lefty facing Cruz.

My armchair evaluation of BA is that he gets tricked by his success. He'll be bad and then he'll focus and you'll see his talent. Then he'll start hamming it up in the dugout and you know the night after he gets 3 hits he'll go 0 for 4 the next two days swinging for the fences.

So maybe he's losing focus and thinks he has it figured out ... only to get humbled again and have to rebuild.

Or maybe I've had too many Hamms.

markopat
05-30-2009, 10:59 PM
YES...YES...YES!!!

I love wins like that!

A sweep would be exceptionally sweet.

spawn
05-30-2009, 11:01 PM
Kiss my ass.

Let's be happy about a team that has won 4 straight serieses. Nobody is waiting for you to tell us what accomplishments we can talk about.

This team is playing winning ball. I'm thrilled.
C'mon. The personal attack wasn't necessary.

WhiteSox5187
05-30-2009, 11:01 PM
I agree that BA deserves to be in CF, but I'm guessing that Ozzie wasn't very pleased with his at bats today which is why we saw Wise. Wondering if anyone else saw it differently. Keeping my fingers crossed that BA will be in the lineup tomorrow.

You might see Wise out there simply because it has been awhile since BA had an off day. Plus we face a tough righty out there tomorrow.

Mohoney
05-30-2009, 11:11 PM
You might see Wise out there simply because it has been awhile since BA had an off day. Plus we face a tough righty out there tomorrow.

Everybody had a day off Thursday. No reason for a Sunday lineup tomorrow.

kevingrt
05-30-2009, 11:24 PM
Everybody had a day off Thursday. No reason for a Sunday lineup tomorrow.

What consists of a Sunday line-up with this group? Thome, Konerko, or AJ out?

DirtySox
05-30-2009, 11:27 PM
AJ will be playing definitely. I believe they said they don't want Castro's first game to be against Greinke.

Nelfox02
05-30-2009, 11:41 PM
I will be honest I dont like our chances tomorrow but I say we have to at least make Grienke throw pitches.......get him out of the game by the top of eighth Assuming Danks keeps us in the game, that KC bull pen is very mortal, especially w/o Soria, that is a big loss for them

JB98
05-30-2009, 11:44 PM
Lefties hit .211 off Greinke. Righties hit .195.

Is that a big enough split to justify putting Wise and Betemit in there?

No one is really hitting well off Greinke this year.

Brian26
05-30-2009, 11:51 PM
No one is really hitting well off Greinke this year.

That all changes tomorrow.

voodoochile
05-30-2009, 11:55 PM
Had family visiting Mom and I was visiting them and Mom so the game went off in the top of the 7th after AJ's single and we watched a DVD of my nephew as Seymour in his HS's production of Little Shop of Horrors. I did manage to go to a second TV in time for Bobby to give up the single and then throw that sweet curve to K Jacobs looking and end the game.

The solid play continues and the slumping youngsters continue to dig themselves out Field, Getz and TCM all proving instrumental in this win. Fields could have had a second RBI and another hit, but he drilled the liner right at the second baseman in his first at bat. What you gonna do? Just bad luck and that was a heck of an at bat.

More solid infield defense tonight also.

As to tomorrow's game, I completely disagree with the bunting for singles concept. Pick a pitch, sit on that pitch and when you see it, try to drive it into the bleachers. You aren't going to nickle and dime this guy to death, hope for good pitching and a 3-run bomb (or two).

According to some goofy stat that someone introduced a while back, the Sox have made up about 10 games on first place this past week. Nevermind that they were 6 out to start and are 4 out now. Second place is nice, but it's just first loser. Keep it going and there's no reason they can't pass Detroit too. Our pitching blows their pitching away and we got what 13 games left with them kittens?

For now...

:soxwin:

:)

Nelfox02
05-30-2009, 11:56 PM
That all changes tomorrow.


Not if Wise and Betemit start!

johnnyg83
05-31-2009, 12:13 AM
Our pitching save one game has been sensational over the last two weeks.

Our bullpen outside of Gobble is shockingly good.

jabrch
05-31-2009, 12:26 AM
Our pitching save one game has been sensational over the last two weeks.

Our bullpen outside of Gobble is shockingly good.

Gobble had one bad outing. Exclude that - and he's been fairly solid.

Tragg
05-31-2009, 12:26 AM
We saw Wise because BA was 0-3 with 2 K's, and Ozzie wanted a lefty facing Cruz.
Anderson hits righties just as bad./good as he hits lefties.
Weakening your defense in the 9th and perhaps extra innings to give a .227 obp hitter an at bat is absolutely nutty.
Wise shouldn't even be on the 40 man - but Ozzie loves him.

BleacherBandit
05-31-2009, 12:31 AM
I hated the uniforms. Not because they were ugly, but because it seems as if the MLB only goes half way with them. If you're going to wear Negro League/MLB pre Willie Mays uniforms as throwbacks, wear them wool, with the hem out, and with high stirrups. Alexei looked terrible. What golden age baseball player wore his trousers like that? Maybe I'm just picky, but I belong to the "Do it correctly or not at all" crowd.


Other than those uniforms, good for us. I was cringing for about half of the game, but Buehrle had another solid start and the young guys seem to be starting up again. And was it Pods and Alexei that had those consecutive bunt singles? That was hillarious. Butler is terrible.

hawkjt
05-31-2009, 12:44 AM
I would not mind seeing Wise in CF and Nix at third tomorrow. Nix has a shorter stroke than Fields and is a better fielder than Betimit. Wise has a better chance vs Greinke than the longswinged BA. That strikeout with man on third was just crushing. He swung at ball 4 and as hawk pointed out..he refuses to choke up when he just needs contact. I like the kid but he needs to make better contact with the baseball.

NDSox12
05-31-2009, 01:01 AM
Too bad Buehrle didn't get a win, but other than that, I have no complaints about this one. I'll take any road series win, but especially against a division rival. I think it's about time we finished off one of these sweep attempts!

johnnyg83
05-31-2009, 01:07 AM
I wish 56 would have gotten the win, he is the greatest whitesox pitcher of the 21st century ... I'll defer to him for a long time.

Nellie_Fox
05-31-2009, 02:05 AM
What golden age baseball player wore his trousers like that? Maybe I'm just picky, but I belong to the "Do it correctly or not at all" crowd. I agree. I said this after the game where the Sox wore the '59 throwbacks. Nobody wore their pants "stacked" or "spatted" back then. If the players don't want to wear them the way they were worn, then don't do these throwback uniform games.

Britt Burns
05-31-2009, 03:00 AM
I don't care if Greinke is pitching tomorrow...let's sweep!

Taliesinrk
05-31-2009, 03:01 AM
I agree. I said this after the game where the Sox wore the '59 throwbacks. Nobody wore their pants "stacked" or "spatted" back then. If the players don't want to wear them the way they were worn, then don't do these throwback uniform games.

Admittedly, I've had a "good" night... however, who wore their pants "spatted" tonight? I'm confused. I thought the unis were sweet. Who was wearing them wrong, or "half-assing" them?

Nellie_Fox
05-31-2009, 03:22 AM
Admittedly, I've had a "good" night... however, who wore their pants "spatted" tonight? I'm confused. I thought the unis were sweet. Who was wearing them wrong, or "half-assing" them?I didn't keep a record of who wore what, but Alexei had his pants down to his shoe tops. Nobody wore them that way "back in the day." Not a single one was wearing stirrups; those who had their pants high were wearing the solid black soccer socks. I doubt that's what the American Giants wore.

Frater Perdurabo
05-31-2009, 07:43 AM
We saw Wise because BA was 0-3 with 2 K's, and Ozzie wanted a lefty facing Cruz.

Give Wise credit. His leadoff strikeout got the winning ninth inning started!

wassagstdu
05-31-2009, 08:43 AM
Three weeks ago, this team would have laid down and died after KC took that early 2-0 lead. It's really good to see them bounce back and earn a hard-fought win. This team has become a lot of fun to watch lately; hopefully they really have turned a corner and aren't just playing above their heads for a short stretch.

I think Podsednik has made a big difference. His bunt single to start the 8th was huge, and he scored the lead run, then drove in the winning run with a solid line drive single in the 9th.

SoxandtheCityTee
05-31-2009, 09:07 AM
I think Podsednik has made a big difference. His bunt single to start the 8th was huge, and he scored the lead run, then drove in the winning run with a solid line drive single in the 9th.

Me too. I resisted having my vision clouded by falling into my 2005 crush when he returned (not that there is anything wrong with that, ChiSoxGirl :wink:) but I think I've kept reasonably clear-eyed, and he looks good. By which I mean "bad" to the opposing pitchers when he is on base. I love to see them shaken up a bit.

I was busy and have only seen it once (so far) -- did Pods get into that rundown between first and second on purpose to allow the run to score? Or he just was not expecting such a strong throw from RF?

Also: has he given up that running up on the ball trick? That was fun to watch, to coin a phrase. And it kinda worked for him.

ms620
05-31-2009, 09:33 AM
Give Wise credit. His leadoff strikeout got the winning ninth inning started!

Look, I think BA is playing a lot better than I expected. I am pleased with his performance so far, and I will admit that I do think he has done enough to be the full time starting CF. However, lets not pretend his is an all star. I do not have a problem with Wise pinch hitting for him there. While BA has gotten some big hits, and his average is decent, he still has a very long swing. He has had 10 ABs with a runner on 3rd less than 2 out, and he has struck out 5 times. That is way too high. He still has some improvement to make, and until he does, expect for him to be pinch hit for in situations such as last night.

jabrch
05-31-2009, 09:42 AM
I didn't keep a record of who wore what, but Alexei had his pants down to his shoe tops. Nobody wore them that way "back in the day." Not a single one was wearing stirrups; those who had their pants high were wearing the solid black soccer socks. I doubt that's what the American Giants wore.

While that is historically correct, I would rather see the guys comfortable than forcing something.

I like those jerseys - more than most throwbacks from that era.

slavko
05-31-2009, 10:00 AM
I agree, and I think a lot of this has to do with Alexei picking it up. Pods is being decent which makes it a much longer process to get to our formidable 3-4-5. Having a healthy TCQ makes our 3-4-5-6 outstanding... can't wait.

I would like to see him pick up a ground ball hit to his right once in a while.

Frater Perdurabo
05-31-2009, 10:55 AM
Look, I think BA is playing a lot better than I expected. I am pleased with his performance so far, and I will admit that I do think he has done enough to be the full time starting CF. However, lets not pretend his is an all star. I do not have a problem with Wise pinch hitting for him there. While BA has gotten some big hits, and his average is decent, he still has a very long swing. He has had 10 ABs with a runner on 3rd less than 2 out, and he has struck out 5 times. That is way too high. He still has some improvement to make, and until he does, expect for him to be pinch hit for in situations such as last night.

Actually, I agree with 98% of your post. BA has been solid, but I still would like to see him shorten and quicken his swing. I didn't have a huge problem pinch hitting for BA in that situation. But let's not pretend pinch hitting Wise for BA is an upgrade in any facet of the game.

ramblinsoxfan11
05-31-2009, 11:19 AM
Excellent win for the Sox, now let's go for the sweep!!! :cool:

hawkjt
05-31-2009, 12:08 PM
Not sure if Pods intentionally got in the pickle but if he did he is way ahead of the baserunning curve for the sox and should not get out over his skiis like that. Drives me nuts seeing them give up outs on the basepaths like that. But,do not change a thing otherwise,Pods...keep running up on the pitch,bunting,and being a major pest...and throwing out guys from left field.:D: