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soxfandy
08-23-2009, 02:35 PM
We have 4 in boston, 3 in ny, and 3 in minny. What do u think it will take to still be in the division race going into the first week in september?

I believe a 5-4 trip will keep us in this thing. While we are on the trip detroit has 3 at the angels and 4 against tb. Atleast they don't play cupcakes.

Let's pick the right time to get hot. GO SOX!!!

LITTLE NELL
08-23-2009, 02:51 PM
6-5, its an 11 game road trip.
2-2 vs Bost
1-2 vs NY
2-1 vs Minny
1-0 vs Flubs

BleacherBandit
08-23-2009, 02:59 PM
6-5, its an 11 game road trip.
2-2 vs Bost
1-2 vs NY
2-1 vs Minny
1-0 vs Flubs

Nice catch. I'd agree. Every extended period of White Sox play this year looks like a microcosm of the whole. A little bit better than .500 baseball, but not by much.

soxfandy
08-23-2009, 02:59 PM
Now that I have realized I made a mistake when i created the poll...is there a way I change the poll options so that they go along with an 11 game road trip. I don't know why I acted as if it were nine in the first place. It's amazing that watching the Sox while doing this can even screw up simple math...lol!!

Waysouthsider
08-23-2009, 03:14 PM
Here's hoping they at least get splits in Boston and NY and then somehow get a good showing in Minn. I'm still hanging on to Bill Melton's prediction of the Minnie sweep.

Trouble is that the Bosox are getting hot now and the Yankees are playing great ball ever since the break

russ99
08-23-2009, 04:16 PM
2-2 in Boston
2-1 in NY
1-2 in Minny - we ain't getting out of the hell-hole on a good note...
1-0 in Wrigley

6-5 total. Hopefully we don't lose too much ground to the Tigers. If we come out of that 2-4 behind the Tigers, we're in good shape.

kevingrt
08-23-2009, 04:34 PM
"To stay close"... Tigers have some tough games coming up too so I am going to say anything around 4-5 or 5-4 will keep us within striking range. Doesn't mean us Sox fans will be happy but we will be close.

Brian26
08-23-2009, 05:50 PM
8-3 on this 11 game trip.

stacksedwards
08-23-2009, 06:07 PM
4-7. We cant win a series against a team that has been out of it since June. I really wouldnt be shocked if we are in the same place we are now when the trip is over with the Twins right there with us.

kaufsox
08-23-2009, 08:46 PM
Ugh. What can I say, the Sox are a little better than .500, that's what happens on the trip, 6-5

JB98
08-23-2009, 09:22 PM
If the Sox go 5-6, I will be satisfied.

doublem23
08-23-2009, 09:48 PM
As long as they can keep the deficit at 2.5 games, I'll be happy.

harwar
08-24-2009, 06:42 AM
7-4
2-2 @ boston
2-1 @ new york
2-1 @ minneapolis
1-0 @ wrigley ____________

aryzner
08-24-2009, 07:35 AM
Just barely above .500 will keep the Sox close or maybe even gain a game since the Tigers suck almost as much as the Sox if not more, records be damned.

DumpJerry
08-24-2009, 07:45 AM
To answer the poll question: use Alexei as a pinch hitter for Kotsay more often.

twentywontowin
08-24-2009, 07:46 AM
I'm usually not one for bold predictions, but I'm putting one out there.

Record aside, we're coming home in first place.

Hitmen77
08-24-2009, 08:01 AM
I'd like some clarification on what we are "predicting" here. The original post said "What do u think it will take to still be in the division race going into the first week in september" but I'm reading a lot of replies to mean what people think the White Sox will do on this road trip.

Also, the poll options are based on 9 games:scratch:, but this road trip is 10 games (11 games if you count the make up game at Wrigley).

I answered 5-4 for what the Sox "need" to do. What I think they will do in the 10 games in BOS, NY, and MIN is 3-7. 2-8 wouldn't surprise me either. That should be good enough to drop us to 3rd place. This last home stand should have made it loud and clear to us: The Sox have no fight in them. They're packing it in and probably already looking ahead to the offseason and 2010.

It doesn't matter how many times KW or Ozzie calls these guys out, it has no impact on the results.