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soxinem1
04-24-2010, 05:45 PM
Wow!!!

Sockinchisox
04-24-2010, 05:45 PM
Sox win!!!!!!!

DaveFeelsRight
04-24-2010, 05:45 PM
this has to spark the team.

johnnyg83
04-24-2010, 05:45 PM
What a day for late heroics in Chicago sports!

eastchicagosoxfan
04-24-2010, 05:45 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!:gulp::gulp:

Madvora
04-24-2010, 05:45 PM
Holy ****! Rios!!!!!

Rockabilly
04-24-2010, 05:46 PM
Rios is going to be a stud this year

harwar
04-24-2010, 05:46 PM
nice day Hawks win in OT and the Sox come from behind yet again ... AWeSOME!!!!!!!!!

Soxman219
04-24-2010, 05:46 PM
RIOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bandance::bandance: :bandance::bandance:

FINALLY A SERIES WIN!

doublem23
04-24-2010, 05:46 PM
Looked like AJ put a nice swing on his fly out, too, just broke his bat.

We won a series!

voodoochile
04-24-2010, 05:46 PM
Rios is washed up and will never be the player he was before signing that big contract. He was only in it for the money...

:tealpolice:

:soxwin:

:)

:supernana:

SoxGirl4Life
04-24-2010, 05:46 PM
I LOVE the long ball!


OMG! :bandance::bandance:

DirtySox
04-24-2010, 05:47 PM
Rios was absolutely locked in today. He has looked great lately. Time to move him up in the order. :bandance:

102605
04-24-2010, 05:47 PM
Aarrrrrdsma

russ99
04-24-2010, 05:47 PM
Unreal... Two walk-offs in a row.

Can we make it three? :D:

beasly213
04-24-2010, 05:47 PM
MOTHER ****ING RIOS!!!!

YES! Fox is on Such a big delay I heard the fireworks from my couch before Rios swung!

YESSS!!!

F4L
04-24-2010, 05:47 PM
All I can say is...wow. ****ing wow.

WhiteSox5187
04-24-2010, 05:47 PM
I saw we fell behind 4-2 in the top of the ninth (my TV wasn't getting good reception, but it looked like Ozzie was upset about something on that play), then I saw Konerko hit a solo shot and thought "Well, there's our offense for the ninth," and started flipping around and a bit later I hear the fireworks! Good job Rios!

Gavin
04-24-2010, 05:47 PM
damn aardsma got back to the dugout pretty quickly

Crede24Thome25
04-24-2010, 05:47 PM
My boy Alex Rios Hell Yessssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bandance:

stevemcstud
04-24-2010, 05:47 PM
First Jones, now Rios.

Konerko stays hot.

Freddy gives another quality start.

This is EXACTLY what this team needs.

johnnyg83
04-24-2010, 05:47 PM
Unreal... Two walk-offs in a row.

Can we make it three? :D:

How 'bout an easy one?

konerko 14
04-24-2010, 05:48 PM
Awesome!!!!!!:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandan ce::):):)

Rdy2PlayBall
04-24-2010, 05:48 PM
You know what's cool? I called it, talking to myself. God I love Rios so far! What a terrible then amazing game!!! :D:

First series win? Yes. Rios a beast? Yes. Is Chicago lucky today? YES!
Great day for me so far today. Got me a PS3, Hawks win, Sox win. I need some more PS3s! :bandance:

soxinem1
04-24-2010, 05:48 PM
smallball my ass!!!!

give me the homer any day!!!!!!

we win a series!!!!!!!!!

JermaineDye05
04-24-2010, 05:48 PM
David Aardsma blows another save after Fister goes 8 strong against the Sox.

I posted this last year

Gotta listen to you big time, hard line, bad luck, FISTER ****ed!

6bfxD60rV9k

doublem23
04-24-2010, 05:48 PM
damn aardsma got back to the dugout pretty quickly

I don't even think he bothered to turn around after Rios connected.

harwar
04-24-2010, 05:48 PM
i love Paulie for getting us within one run .. i love Carlos for getting on .. i love Rios for saving us from the depths of hell yet again lol

Boondock Saint
04-24-2010, 05:48 PM
Show of hands: Who saw that coming?

Anybody?

Ridiculous, ridiculous comeback after getting completely deflated just minutes earlier.

kevingrt
04-24-2010, 05:49 PM
This season is not over yet. Thank you Mr. RIVERS!

kjhanson
04-24-2010, 05:49 PM
Rios was absolutely locked in today. He has looked great lately. Time to move him up in the order. :bandance:

Hell yes he was. When Carlos got to 3-2, I was hoping Aardsma wouldn't give him anything to hit. His (Alex's) two smashes up the middle were absolutely kilt. Put a bad (big) swing on the first pitch in the ninth, but then was just focused as hell on the homer.

Marqhead
04-24-2010, 05:49 PM
http://content9.flixster.com/photo/67/80/28/6780283_tml.jpg

"Hey everybody, we're all gonna get laid!"

Rdy2PlayBall
04-24-2010, 05:50 PM
Show of hands: Who saw that coming?

Anybody?

Ridiculous, ridiculous comeback after getting completely deflated just minutes earlier.:talktothehand:
well... once Quentin walked. Before that, I was saying here come a strike out or massive pop-out. :P

harwar
04-24-2010, 05:50 PM
i was already getting depressed and now i feel like i just won the lottery :)

102605
04-24-2010, 05:50 PM
Paulie with his 7th HR too. He has had a nice month!

yazz32
04-24-2010, 05:51 PM
Paulie and Jones have been hot. If Rios gets hot, look out..

JermaineDye05
04-24-2010, 05:51 PM
One thing I liked about this game:

Even though the call went against us, the umpire made the correct call in the 9th with that double.

Crestani
04-24-2010, 05:51 PM
I love small ball..!!:bandance:

wilburaga
04-24-2010, 05:51 PM
Nice win by Jenks.

Bad loss for AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAArdsma.

soltrain21
04-24-2010, 05:52 PM
Great win. Let's keep building on this.

Rohan
04-24-2010, 05:52 PM
Momentum momentum momentum

SoxGirl4Life
04-24-2010, 05:52 PM
AND we won the series...
AND Johnny Danks goes tomorrow!


Life is GOOD!

whitesoxfan
04-24-2010, 05:52 PM
Couple of nice wins in the 9th inning in back-to-back days. Gotta love that.

Boondock Saint
04-24-2010, 05:52 PM
Nice win by Jenks.

Bad loss for AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAArdsma.

For old time's sake:

You can't spell AArdsmA without AAA.

Crede24Thome25
04-24-2010, 05:53 PM
Paulie with his 7th HR too. He has had a nice month!
Tied for league lead in Homers, just Wow first Hawks now the Sox what a day!

twinsuck
04-24-2010, 05:53 PM
Haha Yardsma!!!

JB98
04-24-2010, 05:54 PM
What an afternoon of sports in Chicago, huh?

Nice job by Walker to tell Rios to knock one out of the yard in that situation.

(And you guys say I never give credit to the hitting coach when things go well. :D:)

Great win. Let's get something going here, boys. :bandance:

doublem23
04-24-2010, 05:54 PM
Feels nice to be on the fist end of these gut-punching losses.

kufram
04-24-2010, 05:54 PM
The hitting HAD to get better.... and it looks like it has at last! 4 Starters .267 or better and a few hits makes a big average difference this early

102605
04-24-2010, 05:55 PM
Nice win by Jenks.



No a nice win would have been holding them to zero runs and having Paulie walk them off.

harwar
04-24-2010, 05:56 PM
we did finally win a series AND we are no longer in last place .. here we go .. up please :)

Huisj
04-24-2010, 05:56 PM
Payback for Aardsma's implosions on April 22, May 19, and May 20, 2007.

ohthosechisox
04-24-2010, 05:57 PM
I luvvvvvv walk offs!

BoysMom3
04-24-2010, 05:57 PM
That was awesome. Aardsma didn't even look where the ball went - he just walked off.

doublem23
04-24-2010, 05:58 PM
Hitting's been getting better, at least in clutch situations. Bullpen's still been very reliable. Time for the SP to get their **** together. Garcia's ERA of 5.82 is the median for the staff. Time for Gavin and Jake to start pitching and lead this team back into race.

WhiteSoxFTW
04-24-2010, 05:58 PM
Rios was absolutely locked in today. He has looked great lately. Time to move him up in the order. :bandance:

My thoughts exactly. Rios, Jones and Teahen are swinging the bats well lately.

SoxGirl4Life
04-24-2010, 05:59 PM
Payback for Aardsma's implosions on April 22, May 19, and May 20, 2007.

Not that anyone's holding a grudge or anything.. lol. That first one against Detroit still kills me when I think of it. Ruined my whole day..

WhiteSoxFTW
04-24-2010, 05:59 PM
Nice win by Jenks.

I think you meant...Nice win by Jenks.

Crede24Thome25
04-24-2010, 05:59 PM
Finally we are on a win streak:D:

TomBradley72
04-24-2010, 06:01 PM
My thoughts exactly. Rios, Jones and Teahen are swinging the bats well lately.

I think it's time for this batting order:

Pierre
Beckham
Jones
Konerko
Rios
Teahen
Quentin
AJ
Alexei

tstrike2000
04-24-2010, 06:03 PM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/.e1d/img/4.0/global/baseball/mlb/players/7307.jpg "You know I've still got your backs. That cookie I threw is just for you Oz baby."

harwar
04-24-2010, 06:04 PM
I think it's time for this batting order:

Pierre
Beckham
Jones
Konerko
Rios
Teahen
Quentin
AJ
Alexei



i'm not sure about messing with a guy who is hot but i'd like to see Beckham and Rios switch places

Rikirk
04-24-2010, 06:04 PM
Great job by Paulie, always putting the team on his back....thats why he doesnt run too fast. Great at bat for TCQ, A.J.....weeellll...he broke his bat, Rios.....buy that guy a beer, or maybe two.

Foulke You
04-24-2010, 06:05 PM
I loved the laid back look on Alex Rios's face on the replay when he hit the HR. It was like "yeah, I just won the game, I kind've expected it...that's kind've cool". The guy is not what I would call fiery. :D:

Oh, and SHUT THE HELL UP TIM MCCARVER!!! That is all.

TDog
04-24-2010, 06:05 PM
I have the Yankees game on in another room because it's preferable to listening to the A's on the radio, and a couple minutes before the Rios home run, the announcer said Tim McCarver was in Chicago where the Mariners beat the White Sox 4-2.

I wonder if McCarver has a bad taste in his mouth.

Great pitching by Garcia today who gave the Sox a solid seven innings. Some people would have gone to the bullpen earlier, but with a win, you really can't complain. Heaven knows what would have happened if Santos had come in in the seventh. Maybe the game is still going on.

I have no problem with any of Guillen's pitching moves today. I might have done the same thing. If Thornton is unavailable, you have a short bullpen. If the score is tied after 8, you have no save situation. If you decide you're only going to pitch Jenks in save situations, your bullpen is shorter. Go through the games in Jenks' career, and you'll see most of the time he comes in with the score tied, he leaves with the score tied.

Closer Jenks didn't do his job, but closer Aardsma didn't do his worse. For the second straight day, the offense pulled out failures by the pitching, although there was better pitching and weaker offense today. Funny thing, funny only because the White Sox won, if Jenks doesn't give up the runs, the Mariners don't bring in Aardsma (being on the road, the Mariners will hold him for a save situation because they are wedded to the closer mentality.) If the Sox don't face Aardsma, they might not score.

Rios seems to be coming around. If he had come around last August, he the Sox would have made the postseason, but I'm happy to see him coming around this year. Ramirez had a huge two-out hit. Konerko continues his solid power year. Jones was dangerous as well.

I won't complain that the Sox scored so many runs on home runs today. Winning postgame threads deserve better.

veeter
04-24-2010, 06:06 PM
Alex has been their best hitter all year, and it continues!!!!

JermaineDye05
04-24-2010, 06:06 PM
winning ptc should be the band-aids.

Marqhead
04-24-2010, 06:08 PM
I know he does it all the time but Farmer called for a walk and a Rios bomb.

soxinem1
04-24-2010, 06:08 PM
My thoughts exactly. Rios, Jones and Teahen are swinging the bats well lately.

I don't know, I wouldn't mess with Rios. I'd leave him be.

But I would swap AJ with Bacon for now, or at the least put Ramirez in the two hole, and leave Jones in the three spot.

Bacon is getting cooked batting second.

Foulke You
04-24-2010, 06:10 PM
I wonder if McCarver has a bad taste in his mouth.

Great pitching by Garcia today who gave the Sox a solid seven innings.
Freddy's splitter had a lot of bite today. That's 2 out of 3 good outings for Garcia for those keeping track. If we continue to get that kind of performance out of him, our rotation will live up to the hype.

Crede24Thome25
04-24-2010, 06:11 PM
I loved the laid back look on Alex Rios's face on the replay when he hit the HR. It was like "yeah, I just won the game, I kind've expected it...that's kind've cool". The guy is not what I would call fiery. :D:

Oh, and SHUT THE HELL UP TIM MCCARVER!!! That is all.
What exactly did McCarver say?

TomBradley72
04-24-2010, 06:11 PM
I don't know, I wouldn't mess with Rios. I'd leave him be.

But I would swap AJ with Bacon for now, or at the least put Ramirez in the two hole, and leave Jones in the three spot.


Bacon is getting cooked batting second.

I'd like to see Alexei in the 2 hole...more fastballs for him...I'd put Beckham in the 9 hole for a while...take the pressure off.

soxinem1
04-24-2010, 06:13 PM
Now let's put our KC hats on for tonight.

Go Royals!!!!

soxinem1
04-24-2010, 06:14 PM
Freddy's splitter had a lot of bite today. That's 2 out of 3 good outings for Garcia for those keeping track. If we continue to get that kind of performance out of him, our rotation will live up to the hype.

He only had ten days rest!!!:smile:

JermaineDye05
04-24-2010, 06:15 PM
What exactly did McCarver say?

He said a lot. One gem:

He feels that baseball should make a rule that if a baserunner makes contact with a catcher above the shoulders, he should be automatically out and ejected.

He feels that baseball needs to protect its catchers like football protects its quarterbacks.

Jurr
04-24-2010, 06:18 PM
This is a game that you'd figure the Sox would lose. This really shows that they've got some fight in 'em. Great job, guys!

Tragg
04-24-2010, 06:19 PM
A very clutch day for the city of Chicago.

Keep the homers coming, Oz.

eastchicagosoxfan
04-24-2010, 06:19 PM
Payback for Aardsma's implosions on April 22, May 19, and May 20, 2007.
I was remembering those games when he came in today. He was due.

Foulke You
04-24-2010, 06:19 PM
He said a lot. One gem:

He feels that baseball should make a rule that if a baserunner makes contact with a catcher above the shoulders, he should be automatically out and ejected.

He feels that baseball needs to protect its catchers like football protects its quarterbacks.
He rambled on and on about those plays at the plate for like 2 innings. He then talked for an entire inning about Carlos Zambrano and Lou Pinella. (A topic that Sox and M's fans really care about) He also referred to the 1930s as "the roaring twenties". There were many more gems throughout the broadcast...too many to count. I can't stand this guy. The only worse color man in baseball is Ron Santo.

Lip Man 1
04-24-2010, 06:20 PM
So this is what it's like to win two games in a row, and a series :D:

Nice feeling.

Was anybody else concerned that Ozzie brought Jenks into a non-save situation again? Was anybody surprised at what happened because of it?

Can they get the sweep tomorrow?

Lip

JermaineDye05
04-24-2010, 06:23 PM
He rambled on and on about those plays at the plate for like 2 innings. He then talked for an entire inning about Carlos Zambrano and Lou Pinella. (A topic that Sox and M's fans really care about) He also referred to the 1930s as "the roaring twenties". There were many more gems throughout the broadcast...too many to count. I can't stand this guy. The only worse color man in baseball is Ron Santo.

I have a feeling that Boers and Bernstein are going to have a field day with this on Monday. I can't wait.

soxinem1
04-24-2010, 06:23 PM
He said a lot. One gem:

He feels that baseball should make a rule that if a baserunner makes contact with a catcher above the shoulders, he should be automatically out and ejected.

He feels that baseball needs to protect its catchers like football protects its quarterbacks.

I heard that too.

With the dumb **** he says sometimes, I am beginning to think that Tim McCarver is really Terry Bevington.

Foulke You
04-24-2010, 06:24 PM
So this is what it's like to win two games in a row, and a series :D:

Nice feeling.

Was anybody else concerned that Ozzie brought Jenks into a non-save situation again? Was anybody surprised at what happened because of it?

Can they get the sweep tomorrow?

Lip
Jenks is a lot like Foulke. Both struggle mightily in "hold" situations. It's truly bizarre but some closers just can't do it. The only thing I agreed with McCarver about all day was that Bobby should have just gone after the ghost of Ken Griffey Jr. there. I can't believe the M's have him batting so high in their lineup.

Rikirk
04-24-2010, 06:33 PM
Can Santos be a closer or is he just a reliever...im not sure. Because right now....im loosing faith in Jenks in his assigned role.

Rohan
04-24-2010, 06:36 PM
Jenks is a lot like Foulke. Both struggle mightily in "hold" situations. It's truly bizarre but some closers just can't do it. The only thing I agreed with McCarver about all day was that Bobby should have just gone after the ghost of Ken Griffey Jr. there. I can't believe the M's have him batting so high in their lineup.

Yup. I don't understand it. But Jenks has been struggling in pretty much every situation lately.

johnnyg83
04-24-2010, 06:36 PM
Can Santos be a closer or is he just a reliever...im not sure. Because right now....im loosing faith in Jenks in his assigned role.

The nice thing it seems, is that we have some depth. Thornton has to be considered the heir if Bobby falters, but Santos has been amazing.

Boondock Saint
04-24-2010, 06:38 PM
The nice thing it seems, is that we have some depth. Thornton has to be considered the heir if Bobby faulters, but Santos has been amazing.

I still think that Putz has to be the guy if a move needs to be made. He has a better repertoire of pitches, and you want Thornton to be available for those "Absolutely need to get an out right now" situations.

edit: Also, Putz has closer experience.

SoxGirl4Life
04-24-2010, 06:38 PM
The nice thing it seems, is that we have some depth. Thornton has to be considered the heir if Bobby falters, but Santos has been amazing.

*if* Bobby falters? I don't consider today a productive outing from him.

But I choose to not focus on that because the bottom of the ninth was so sweet, it took away all that bitterness..lol

johnnyg83
04-24-2010, 06:41 PM
*if* Bobby falters? I don't consider today a productive outing from him.

But I choose to not focus on that because the bottom of the ninth was so sweet, it took away all that bitterness..lol

Point taken.

JermaineDye05
04-24-2010, 06:41 PM
Oh, I just remembered that I called this win in the gamethread. I said in the 7th that if the Sox got out of it without giving up the 3rd run, that my gut said the Sox would win :cool:

SoxGirl4Life
04-24-2010, 06:44 PM
Per MLB on Fox: This was Alex Rios' first walk off home run of his career.

DSpivack
04-24-2010, 06:49 PM
Per MLB on Fox: This was Alex Rios' first walk off home run of his career.

That could well be true, but since Fox reported that anecdote I'm not necessarily believing it.

TheCommander
04-24-2010, 06:49 PM
Oh, I just remembered that I called this win in the gamethread. I said in the 7th that if the Sox got out of it without giving up the 3rd run, that my gut said the Sox would win :cool:

You know, a lot of people have been laying claim to "calling" a win the past couple of games. Why the hell didn't you work your magic so the Sox could have avoided losing those 11 games? :tongue:

Ranger
04-24-2010, 06:52 PM
That could well be true, but since Fox reported that anecdote I'm not necessarily believing it.

It's true.

Also, the first time the Sox hit back-to-back game-ending home runs since July 27, 1967. They did it to Cleveland in both games of a DH.

JermaineDye05
04-24-2010, 06:53 PM
You know, a lot of people have been laying claim to "calling" a win the past couple of games. Why the hell didn't you work your magic so the Sox could have avoided losing those 11 games? :tongue:

Because MLB.TV has blacked me out when I don't have WCIU and CSN+ coupled with getting the Cardinals broadcast on Fox over the Sox :angry:

soxlady8
04-24-2010, 06:58 PM
awesome game ----
several positivies ---
I had an awsesome seat sooo close to the field --
Freddy did not pitch awfully ... I was a bit worried about that
-- five strike outs ... way respectable ----

Konerko and Rios home runs !!

A two run walk off to win the game -----
SPECTACULAR !!

However, some of the calls made were questionable ... The Ramirez double looked like a home run ... the call was not in our FAVOR --

There were two runs given to the Mariners... again ... not in our FAVOR --
RISP still play a major factor :(

GoGoCrede
04-24-2010, 06:58 PM
Just got home! AWESOME game to be at! I've been to two walkoffs in a row now. I am a very lucky girl. :smile:

Ozzie coming out to yell at that ump really pumped up the crowd, and I think it was the spark the team needed to win.

From where I was sitting, it looked like Alexei was robbed on that home run. I have yet to see the replay.

Rios, you are the man. And now you've helped even my attendance record, so thank you.

Our first series win....awesome. Dare I hope for the sweep?

veeter
04-24-2010, 06:58 PM
Can Santos be a closer or is he just a reliever...im not sure. Because right now....im loosing faith in Jenks in his assigned role.Why? Bobby wasn't in for the save.

Rikirk
04-24-2010, 07:03 PM
Ok...
Ill just be plainly blunt:
Im loosing faith in Jenks abilities.

Any better?

Jurr
04-24-2010, 07:03 PM
Why? Bobby wasn't in for the save.

...and if Bobby's not able to produce as a closer, I believe our man Matt Thornton would be the first guy to bag that honor.

Jurr
04-24-2010, 07:04 PM
Ok...
Ill just be plainly blunt:
Im loosing faith in Jenks abilities.

Any better?

I loosed some teeth today with forceps.
:redneck

GoGoCrede
04-24-2010, 07:05 PM
Oh, and after Seattle scored to make it 4-2, quite a few people left. Heh, heh, heh.

I thought Ozzie was going to get tossed. Still, I really think he ignited a spark in the team that made them win.

veeter
04-24-2010, 07:06 PM
Ok...
Ill just be plainly blunt:
Im loosing faith in Jenks abilities.

Any better?Bobby is 3 for 3 in save opportunites. He's throwing the ball harder than he has in two seasons. Had he thrown Griffey all fastballs, I'm pretty sure he would have struck him out. I'd look to whomever is calling Bobby's pitches.

twinslayer
04-24-2010, 07:08 PM
Oh, and after Seattle scored to make it 4-2, quite a few people left. Heh, heh, heh.

I thought Ozzie was going to get tossed. Still, I really think he ignited a spark in the team that made them win.

Actually, I think he did. He was not there in the ninth, and I think I remember them mentioning he was not there.

DSpivack
04-24-2010, 07:11 PM
Actually, I think he did. He was not there in the ninth, and I think I remember them mentioning he was not there.

Yeah, McCarver said it was one of the 'softest' tossings he's ever seen; I didn't even notice the ump making the ejection signal, not even in a replay. But they did show Ozzie walking off to the clubhouse.

GoGoCrede
04-24-2010, 07:11 PM
Actually, I think he did. He was not there in the ninth, and I think I remember them mentioning he was not there.

Oh, really? I was watching the ump like a hawk waiting for him to make the signal to toss Ozzie, but I didn't see it. Can anyone else confirm?

veeter
04-24-2010, 07:16 PM
awesome game ----
several positivies ---
I had an awsesome seat sooo close to the field --
Freddy did not pitch awfully ... I was a bit worried about that
-- five strike outs ... way respectable ----

Konerko and Rios home runs !!

A two run walk off to win the game -----
SPECTACULAR !!

However, some of the calls made were questionable ... The Ramirez double looked like a home run ... the call was not in our FAVOR --

There were two runs given to the Mariners... again ... not in our FAVOR --
RISP still play a major factor :(Give Freddy a little better grade than, "he did not pitch awfully". 7IP, 2R. That'll win a ton of games.

twinslayer
04-24-2010, 07:16 PM
Oh, really? I was watching the ump like a hawk waiting for him to make the signal to toss Ozzie, but I didn't see it. Can anyone else confirm?

It was a weak toss, like DSpivack pointed out. I saw him throw his arm up- but it was awful. It's mentioned on a yahoo article http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=300424104

Jurr
04-24-2010, 07:21 PM
Give Freddy a little better grade than, "he did not pitch awfully". 7IP, 2R. That'll win a ton of games.

Hell, I'll take that from a fifth starter any day of the week.

Maybe the offense will make some of these performances stick, now that they're starting to get little bits of success.

Rikirk
04-24-2010, 07:26 PM
Ok..
I admit I may be in error here, yes Bobby is 3 for 3, But to me he seems to screw up in pressure situations. Its like you need him to hang on to a lead and he just cant do it.

I dont like that...thats all im saying.

GlassSox
04-24-2010, 08:31 PM
Just got home! AWESOME game to be at! I've been to two walkoffs in a row now. I am a very lucky girl. :smile:

Ozzie coming out to yell at that ump really pumped up the crowd, and I think it was the spark the team needed to win.

From where I was sitting, it looked like Alexei was robbed on that home run. I have yet to see the replay.

Rios, you are the man. And now you've helped even my attendance record, so thank you.

Our first series win....awesome. Dare I hope for the sweep?

We also just got home and it was indeed an awesome game.

Let's get the sweep.

Nelfox02
04-24-2010, 08:46 PM
still a long way to go to make this team respectable----but for that last few days it felt GREAT to see excting, come from behind, right after being kicked in the gut, WINS

Just a great Saturday afternoon---sends you on your way to enjoy the rest of the night with that buzz

When they put the two points on the board off Jenks---I figured now way the slam hurt last night but we had more outs to work with, only down a run, and the offense was performing better, I was not shocked we came back to take that one this game? what a thrill

GO SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

Cant KC give us some help? 6-6 tie in the 8th

TDog
04-24-2010, 09:09 PM
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RISP still play a major factor :(

Today the White Sox had a team RISP BA of .333. For the game, they had a team BA of .313. It is true that one of those hits was hit too hard for the runner to score from second, but the first two runs scored on a big two-out, game turning hit. And both figures are substantially better than the overall season averages -- .219 as a team and .205 with runners in scoring position.

Their pinch-hitters, though, are hitting .400.

masloan
04-24-2010, 09:16 PM
Let's tip our caps to Greg Walker...he has been on top of his game the last couple days!

sox1970
04-24-2010, 09:24 PM
Cant KC give us some help? 6-6 tie in the 8th

Bases loaded, 2 out for Pods in the 10th...

flyout.

twinslayer
04-24-2010, 09:30 PM
Bases loaded, 2 out for Pods in the 10th...

flyout.

The AL average leader fails at just the right time. =[

sox1970
04-24-2010, 09:36 PM
The AL average leader fails at just the right time. =[

That's not going to last long. Mauer just got his 5th hit of the game.

TDog
04-24-2010, 09:42 PM
The AL average leader fails at just the right time. =[

And the Twins intentionally walked the hitter hitting ahead of the AL average leader -- with first base occupied and two outs -- because they believed they had a better chance of getting the AL average leader.

You don't see that very often, especially in possible game-ending situations.

Actually, though, I don't think Podsednik is the AL average leader anymore.

But nothing that happens in Kansas City today can take away from the great White Sox win today.

JermaineDye05
04-24-2010, 09:43 PM
I can't believe our team, record wise, is on the same level as the Royals.

That team is just plain BAD. Twinkies take lead 7-6.

sox1970
04-24-2010, 09:44 PM
I can't believe our team, record wise, is on the same level as the Royals.

That team is just plain BAD. Twinkies take lead 7-6.

They may be bad, but they're hitting the crap out of the ball.

Twins better get three quick outs, because the rain is coming.

sox1970
04-24-2010, 09:52 PM
First blown save for Rauch. :D:

Tragg
04-24-2010, 09:52 PM
At least the Royals can hit RAuch.
Sac fly and the twinkies will lose.

soxlady8
04-24-2010, 09:56 PM
Well maybe I did not give FREDDY enough credit for his effort tonight ... I was expecting FREDDY from the last start to come out ... not the FREDDY that showed up this afternoon ---

:) It was a great performance ---

twinslayer
04-24-2010, 09:59 PM
At least the Royals can hit RAuch.
Sac fly and the twinkies will lose.

Dammit!!!!

JermaineDye05
04-24-2010, 10:01 PM
Watch the Royals still lose this one.

sox1970
04-24-2010, 10:08 PM
Watch the Royals still lose this one.

Well, the Twins have bases juiced, nobody out. Good chance they're going to get this one.

SoxSpeed22
04-24-2010, 10:12 PM
I just realized that this is the first series this season that the Sox have won. Yay

Tragg
04-24-2010, 10:14 PM
Geeze

Well, they're the Royals for a reason....they do **** like this.

Well the world's greatest, sensational, leading hitter, highest average is batting 3rd next inning, so there's always hope.

sox1970
04-24-2010, 10:17 PM
Geeze

Well, they're the Royals for a reason....they do **** like this.

Twins are taking care of the bad teams, and the Sox are 1-5 against the Indians.

soxlady8
04-24-2010, 10:20 PM
SoxSpeed22 !!!

We did WIN our FIRST SERIES of the year with a BANG !!!!!!!

I think we got to just worry about what our GUYS are doing on the field and take it day by day ---

still alot of time left in this season

JermaineDye05
04-24-2010, 10:28 PM
Wow, the Twins just got a gift from an umpire who just wanted to go home. He called Pods out at 2nd on a force out play when Pods beat it by like a step.

Would have been 2 on 2 outs for the Royals with Pena coming up.

LongLiveFisk
04-24-2010, 10:41 PM
I just realized that this is the first series this season that the Sox have won. Yay

Jeez, how sad is that?! :mad:

ChiSoxGirl
04-24-2010, 11:18 PM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/.e1d/img/4.0/global/baseball/mlb/players/7307.jpg "You know I've still got your backs. That cookie I threw is just for you Oz baby."

How about Teahen today?! Wasn't he 2-for-3 or something? And, by the way, there was a group of shirtless teenage boys down the left field line of the upper deck today with "Tea Time Team" signs. Looks like we may have the modern day version of "Aaron's Amigos." Anybody seen the "Team Time Team" before?

jabrch
04-24-2010, 11:40 PM
I think it's time for this batting order:

Pierre
Beckham
Jones
Konerko
Rios
Teahen
Quentin
AJ
Alexei




Do you really want to move the guy who (two weeks ago) was considered the best hitter on this team down to the 7 spot? I don't. I want him to lead this team from the middle of the order.

twinslayer
04-25-2010, 12:12 AM
Do you really want to move the guy who (two weeks ago) was considered the best hitter on this team down to the 7 spot? I don't. I want him to lead this team from the middle of the order.

Agreed. Let's stay on track, here.

cards press box
04-25-2010, 12:26 AM
Even though the call went against us, the umpire made the correct call in the 9th with that double.

You think so? I was there and I thought the umpires totally blew it. After the idiot "fan" interferred with the ball, Jack Wilson pulled into 3rd base. Consequently, I don't see how the umpires could have assumed he would have scored if the interference had not occurred. Tell you what, if I were in Ozzie's shoes, I would have also gotten tossed arguing that call.

Nellie_Fox
04-25-2010, 12:27 AM
Ok..
I admit I may be in error here, yes Bobby is 3 for 3, But to me he seems to screw up in pressure situations. Its like you need him to hang on to a lead and he just cant do it.

I dont like that...thats all im saying.Bobby wasn't the one calling for off-speed pitches against Junior. Bobby was 96-97, and Junior clearly couldn't catch up to him. Why do him a favor by going off-speed? AJ was putting down the fingers (which may have come from the dugout,) and I didn't see Bobby shaking him off.

JermaineDye05
04-25-2010, 12:29 AM
You think so? I was there and I thought the umpires totally blew it. After the idiot "fan" interferred with the ball, Jack Wilson pulled into 3rd base. Consequently, I don't see how the umpires could have assumed he would have scored if the interference had not occurred. Tell you what, if I were in Ozzie's shoes, I would have also gotten tossed arguing that call.

With Wilson's speed, I think he makes it home easily.

Also, it just looked to me like the fan purposely touched the ball in hopes of holding the runner.

jabrch
04-25-2010, 12:35 AM
Ok..
I admit I may be in error here, yes Bobby is 3 for 3, But to me he seems to screw up in pressure situations. Its like you need him to hang on to a lead and he just cant do it.

I dont like that...thats all im saying.

Since (almost) all he pitches in is pressure situations, and he isn't "perfect" it seems that way.

I'd take Jenks over most closers in the game. For all the talk about his shortcomings, he's got pretty damn good stuff.

voodoochile
04-25-2010, 12:45 AM
With Wilson's speed, I think he makes it home easily.

Also, it just looked to me like the fan purposely touched the ball in hopes of holding the runner.

That's a classic fan interference move and you see it happen all the time.

Daver
04-25-2010, 12:55 AM
Bobby wasn't the one calling for off-speed pitches against Junior. Bobby was 96-97, and Junior clearly couldn't catch up to him. Why do him a favor by going off-speed? AJ was putting down the fingers (which may have come from the dugout,) and I didn't see Bobby shaking him off.

AJ calls his own pitches, but based on the signs he throws I think he let's the relief pitchers throw what they want and the nod from the pitcher is what is going to be thrown.

Nellie_Fox
04-25-2010, 12:58 AM
AJ calls his own pitches, but based on the signs he throws I think he let's the relief pitchers throw what they want and the nod from the pitcher is what is going to be thrown.I'll take your word for it. I've never learned to understand the multiple signs they use with runners on.

JermaineDye05
04-25-2010, 01:08 AM
That's a classic fan interference move and you see it happen all the time.

The more reason why I hope security was sure to kick that guy out.

Nellie_Fox
04-25-2010, 01:22 AM
The more reason why I hope security was sure to kick that guy out.The umpire directed security to kick him out.

october23sp
04-25-2010, 03:41 AM
Just got home from Prom and I saw what happened. Seriously, things like this turn a season around.

kufram
04-25-2010, 04:52 AM
So this is what it's like to win two games in a row, and a series :D:

Nice feeling.

Was anybody else concerned that Ozzie brought Jenks into a non-save situation again? Was anybody surprised at what happened because of it?

Can they get the sweep tomorrow?

Lip

Jenks was the last guy I thought he'd bring in and my heart sunk when I saw him on the mound. I suspected he give up a run. Personally, I'd have given Santos another inning but I'm not the manager. Santos looks like a real asset to me. I give Ozzie some credit for getting thrown out. I think his arguement with the ump (although the call was right) got the crowd and the team going.

Can we get the sweep? With Danks on the mound and the hitters beginning to believe we can win... YES, we CAN sweep.

SBSoxFan
04-25-2010, 06:49 AM
That's a classic fan interference move and you see it happen all the time.

It looked to me like he didn't realize what he had done. After he picked up the ball, it looks like the ball "boy" and/or the people sitting next to him said something to him, and he made an "oh ****" face.

LITTLE NELL
04-25-2010, 07:29 AM
Lets sweep Sunday and go on a positive note for the road trip.
With a decent road trip and with KC and the Jays coming in on the next homestand we might be get back to .500 and set the tone for the rest of the season.

Brian26
04-25-2010, 08:46 AM
Looked like AJ put a nice swing on his fly out, too, just broke his bat.

Even though McCarver mentioned it and we saw the bat handle, my impression was AJ broke the bat in frustration after he hit the ball. He's been slamming it on the ground lately.

Brian26
04-25-2010, 08:50 AM
One thing I liked about this game:

Even though the call went against us, the umpire made the correct call in the 9th with that double.

I disagree. That ball was going to kick out to Andruw, and he was going to have the ball just before Wilson reached 3rd base. It would have been close enough at the plate to not make it an automatic call. I've always seen the rule interpreted as that runner is given home if there's no reasonable doubt that he would have made it.

Brian26
04-25-2010, 08:52 AM
He said a lot. One gem:

He feels that baseball should make a rule that if a baserunner makes contact with a catcher above the shoulders, he should be automatically out and ejected.

He feels that baseball needs to protect its catchers like football protects its quarterbacks.

After harping on it for several innings, McCarver's rule became comical when they replayed the Fosse-Rose ASG collision and reminded everyone that Rose steamrolled Fosse with a shoulder-tackle and never touched him above the shoulders or near the head.

Brian26
04-25-2010, 08:54 AM
Oh, really? I was watching the ump like a hawk waiting for him to make the signal to toss Ozzie, but I didn't see it. Can anyone else confirm?

It was a very quick and subtle "get out of here" with his right hand over his head without ever turning around, like he was swatting a fly. It was visible on the 2nd replay while the Sox were at bat in the bottom half.

Brian26
04-25-2010, 08:55 AM
Also, it just looked to me like the fan purposely touched the ball in hopes of holding the runner.

The fan that touched the ball didn't look intelligent enough or coherent enough to think that far ahead.

Brian26
04-25-2010, 09:02 AM
This game reminded me of a combination of two games from 2005:

The end of the game reminded me of the 2nd game of the 2005 season when Konerko and Dye both hit homers in the bottom of the 9th against Cleveland to tie the game after being down three runs, before Uribe won it with a sac fly.

The pace of the first seven innings reminded me a bit of Buehrle's April 15th one hour and 39 minute gem against these same Mariners.

tebman
04-25-2010, 09:11 AM
The fan that touched the ball didn't look intelligent enough or coherent enough to think that far ahead.

:yup:

Anybody who picks up a ball in play is short on gray matter. That dolt was no exception.

I was at the game and saw that play unfold. I would've gotten tossed too if I was in Guillen's position -- the plate ump sent Wilson to third and then the third-base ump sent him home on the dubious claim that he would've scored anyway.

It's the umpire's opinion in those cases. It's also mine that he was wrong and I exercised my preogative as a ticket buyer to express my disagreement. Not that it did much good. :tongue:

9in'59
04-25-2010, 10:15 AM
I loved the laid back look on Alex Rios's face on the replay when he hit the HR. It was like "yeah, I just won the game, I kind've expected it...that's kind've cool". The guy is not what I would call fiery. :D:

Oh, and SHUT THE HELL UP TIM MCCARVER!!! That is all.


Timmy sure does his best to ruin the experience, doesn't he? I have a nice blister on my thumb from hitting the mute button!

I really don't think that this team wants (or has the ability) to play "Ozzie ball". Just get a couple of guys on and go deep. End of story!

:gulp:

GoGoCrede
04-25-2010, 11:06 AM
Really interesting bit from Reifert:

The last time the Sox hit back-to-back walk-off home runs: DH on 7/25/67 vs. Cleveland. Home runs by JC Martin (G1) and Ken Berry (G2) (source: Elias)

For older Sox fans - anyone remember this?

SephClone89
04-25-2010, 11:10 AM
Really interesting bit from Reifert:

The last time the Sox hit back-to-back walk-off home runs: DH on 7/25/67 vs. Cleveland. Home runs by JC Martin (G1) and Ken Berry (G2) (source: Elias)

For older Sox fans - anyone remember this?

That's fantastic. I yearn for doubleheaders.

Obviously wasn't around then, but I know '67 was a painful season for the Sox.

cards press box
04-25-2010, 11:32 AM
That's fantastic. I yearn for doubleheaders.

Obviously wasn't around then, but I know '67 was a painful season for the Sox.

Not until the last week of the season. In the last five games, things absolutely got painful.

SephClone89
04-25-2010, 11:35 AM
Not until the last week of the season. In the last five games, things absolutely got painful.

Who were the four teams still in it, again? Sox, BoSox, Twins and Tigers? Or maybe the Orioles were in there somewhere...

october23sp
04-25-2010, 11:37 AM
Good to see Sox success still pisses off McCarver.

TommyJohn
04-25-2010, 11:45 AM
Who were the four teams still in it, again? Sox, BoSox, Twins and Tigers? Or maybe the Orioles were in there somewhere...It was the White Sox, Red Sox, Tigers and Twins, you are correct. The defending World Champion Orioles hit a speed bump and fell to the second division.

Lip Man 1
04-25-2010, 11:53 AM
Fabulous Sox team in 67...the best pitching in baseball, a killer lights out bullpen and guys who knew how to make the most of their opportunities.

The final week was painful and still stays with the guys to this day. Check the interviews with them for WSI. Guys like Ward, Horlen, Peters, Martin, Berry, Herrmann.

Lip

Frankfan4life
04-25-2010, 12:07 PM
I had to work yesterday and missed the game (and I forgot to tape it :whiner:). All I can say is THANK YOU Paulie and Alex. (Jenks stinks)

SI1020
04-25-2010, 12:18 PM
Wednesday September 27, 1967. What a nightmare. Twins and Red Sox lose in the day. Sox get swept by doormat KC Athletics in a twi-night doubleheader. They then finish the season by losing the next three.

Edit: Lip Man 1's interviews are excellent recommended reading for that era of those close but no cigar teams.

LITTLE NELL
04-25-2010, 01:00 PM
Fabulous Sox team in 67...the best pitching in baseball, a killer lights out bullpen and guys who knew how to make the most of their opportunities.

The final week was painful and still stays with the guys to this day. Check the interviews with them for WSI. Guys like Ward, Horlen, Peters, Martin, Berry, Herrmann.

Lip

I thought Eddie Stanky did a great job managing also but I wonder if Al Lopez would have pulled us through.
Stanky always bought a suit for any starting pitcher that got 18 ground ball outs, that wasn't hard to do with the area around home plate like a swamp to go along with the frozen balls.
Horlen, Peters and Tommy John had a lot of new suits in their closets.

tstrike2000
04-25-2010, 01:27 PM
Good to see Sox success still pisses off McCarver.

Much like Mike Adamle, how Tim McCarver still has a job in broadcasting, especially where a national audience can hear him, is mind boggling.

Hitmen77
04-25-2010, 01:35 PM
Really interesting bit from Reifert:

The last time the Sox hit back-to-back walk-off home runs: DH on 7/25/67 vs. Cleveland. Home runs by JC Martin (G1) and Ken Berry (G2) (source: Elias)

For older Sox fans - anyone remember this?

Wow, I didn't realize the Sox hadn't done this in my lifetime.

Lip Man 1
04-25-2010, 04:26 PM
Little Nell:

It was 21 ground ball outs.

Lip

LITTLE NELL
04-25-2010, 04:37 PM
Little Nell:

It was 21 ground ball outs.

Lip

I almost typed in 21 but that seemed like a lot so I went with 18, hell Lip it was 43 years ago.