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thomas35forever
05-18-2011, 09:12 PM
Nice job.

voodoochile
05-18-2011, 09:13 PM
Wow... heck of a performance by Jake. Looked very relaxed and just pouring strikes across the plate.

Great job...

:soxwin:

:)

:supernana:

OmahaSoxFan
05-18-2011, 09:14 PM
Wow, what a gutsy dominating performance tonight by Peavy! Hopefully Hawk is right, and this gutsy performance will bring out the best in the boys! Way to shut down what has been a very hard hitting Toons lineup.

Hopefully this is only a sign of things to come in his recovery here... great way to kick it off so far!

Soxfest
05-18-2011, 09:14 PM
Awesome job JP.

soxnut1018
05-18-2011, 09:14 PM
Mercy!

Frater Perdurabo
05-18-2011, 09:14 PM
We have a bona fide ace.

soxfan21
05-18-2011, 09:15 PM
Peavy was hitting most of his spots tonite, had all of his pitches working for him. Great win tonite boys!

stevied23
05-18-2011, 09:15 PM
What a pitching performance!

dwitt76
05-18-2011, 09:15 PM
Impressive

LongLiveFisk
05-18-2011, 09:15 PM
As mentioned in the game thread, it is really nice to see a CG sometimes. You just don't anymore because it's all about the save.

Offense, anytime you want to get going is fine by me. Thank God for the awesome starting pitching tonight.

Great effort, Jake! :bandance:

sunofgold
05-18-2011, 09:15 PM
It was Peavy's night as he pitched great and gave the bullpen a night off. I could have been on the roster and in the bullpen tonight.

Masterson owns us so I am not too surprised about the offensive output. We better hit well tomorrow against Carmona (a pitcher that we hit well against in the past)

Only 9 games back and the wild card is wide open since there are so many teams around .500. Would be very nice to win tomorrow and sweep the Tribe.

OmahaSoxFan
05-18-2011, 09:15 PM
We have a bona fide ace.

Yep, IF he stays healthy. He showed some stuff there in the 9th inning that was downright dominating and un-hittable. And just to think this was only his 2nd start back from what at a time looked like a career ending injury, unreal!

chaotic8512
05-18-2011, 09:16 PM
I seem to remember a certain 1-0 win over the Indians being a precursor of good things to come. I request a repeat of this. :cool:

Way to dominate, Jake!

johnnyg83
05-18-2011, 09:16 PM
Pretty damn amazing considering Cleveland scored 25 in their last two. Bravo Senor Peavy!

ShooterMcGavin
05-18-2011, 09:16 PM
Masterson and Peavy went the distance. 1-0 White Sox winner. Great game Peavy!

konerko 14
05-18-2011, 09:16 PM
great job by Jakkkkkkkke!

cheezheadsoxfan
05-18-2011, 09:16 PM
To quote LongLiveFisk in the game thread:

"I miss the CG. It's such a dying art. It's always save, save, save. **** that."

I LOVE a well-pitched complete game.

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PalehosePlanet
05-18-2011, 09:17 PM
Jake was still throwing 94 in the 9th; very impressive.

On the offensive side? Well...at least it wasn't a 1-5 guy w/a 7.75 ERA that shut us down, but still...

ChiSoxGirl
05-18-2011, 09:17 PM
Hell of a game! Peavy was dominating!!! :bandance: To put the pace of it in perspective, the Cubs started an hour before us and are still playing!

I know people will want to hate on the lack of offense again tonight, but try to keep that to a minimum and just enjoy the victory and dominant performance by Peavy. :bliss:

OmahaSoxFan
05-18-2011, 09:17 PM
It was Peavy's night as he pitched great and gave the bullpen a night off. I could have been on the roster and in the bullpen tonight.

Masterson owns us so I am not too surprised about the offensive output. We better hit well tomorrow against Carmona (a pitcher that we hit well against in the past)

Only 9 games back and the wild card is wide open since there are so many teams around .500. Would be very nice to win tomorrow and sweep the Tribe.

This team is slowly starting to find a way to win some games lately, even with a very anemic offense right now. If the bats heat up, the way this staff is starting to pitch games, this White Sox team could be poised to make a little run here in the near future. Any win over the 1st place Indians is a great thing, especially a 1-0 win!

LongLiveFisk
05-18-2011, 09:17 PM
To quote LongLiveFisk in the game thread:

"I miss the CG. It's such a dying art. It's always save, save, save. **** that."

I LOVE a well-pitched complete game.

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Hell yeah! Love the CG! :gulp:

billyvsox
05-18-2011, 09:18 PM
I seem to remember a certain 1-0 win over the Indians being a precursor of good things to come. I request a repeat of this. :cool:

Way to dominate, Jake!

I do believe the season opener in 2005 and the first game after the all star break in 2005.

ChiSoxGal85
05-18-2011, 09:18 PM
Jake is da MAN!! The Sox needed that kind of performance against Masterson, who's been tough.

Props to Lillibridge for that catch in the 8th as well...could have been trouble in a 1-run game.

manders_01
05-18-2011, 09:18 PM
My attention wasn't completely on this game but what I did see was beautiful. Thank you Jake! You rock! :bandance:

johnnyg83
05-18-2011, 09:18 PM
6 man rotation OK by me after Jake pitched CG tonight.

GlassSox
05-18-2011, 09:19 PM
Outstanding pitching performance by Peavy and what a catch by Lillibridge. This was a fun game to watch. :cool:

vinny
05-18-2011, 09:20 PM
Nice job by Jake. Maybe we should harvest some of his tiger's blood to rub on our bats.

veeter
05-18-2011, 09:20 PM
Great job Peavy!! Lillibridge is always contributing when given the chance. Keep it going.

Frater Perdurabo
05-18-2011, 09:21 PM
I do believe the season opener in 2005 and the first game after the all star break in 2005.

I seem to remember another big 1-0 win in 2005.:tongue:

ChiSoxGirl
05-18-2011, 09:21 PM
Great job Peavy!! Lillibridge is always contributing when given the chance. Keep it going.

As I've said on this board before, that little booger does just enough to keep himself on the team. :tongue:

Carneyman14
05-18-2011, 09:21 PM
All in. Why not us? Let's shock the world!!!!!! :bandance:

cheezheadsoxfan
05-18-2011, 09:22 PM
Also very nice to have a drama-free 9th!:bliss:

Carneyman14
05-18-2011, 09:24 PM
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Zakath
05-18-2011, 09:26 PM
Gave up a single in the 1st, one in the 4th, and one in the 7th. Only one runner reaches 2nd.

To a team that came into the game hitting .271.

That's just special.

sunofgold
05-18-2011, 09:29 PM
Nice to see a pitcher's duel I guess. As long as we win. Of course, I wish that we would have put up 10 runs. However, Peavy probably would have not pitched the ninth if we were winning 10-0

Woofer
05-18-2011, 09:30 PM
Are the Sox we've seen the last 12 games (going 8-4) the REAL 2011 White Sox? I sure hope so. Jake pitched his ass off tonight. Offense was not great though, good enough to win.

Foulke You
05-18-2011, 09:33 PM
Jake put the team on his back and won this one himself. Huge lift against a very potent offense and a tough pitcher on the mound for them. As for the offense, I didn't feel they were completely terrible despite the line. Ball was not carrying well tonight and the Tribe threw some leather to steal several hits. Let's sweep these bums tomorrow and get back in this race. :cool:

tstrike2000
05-18-2011, 09:33 PM
Can't say gutsy in these parts, but an awesome performance by Jake. This is what this team needs. Now if someone on the offense can do something.

A. Cavatica
05-18-2011, 09:34 PM
Any game in which our pitcher pitches well is guaranteed to be a pitchers' duel.

We still can't ****ing hit, and we continue to run into outs.

Great game, Jake, but you can't do it by yourself.

tstrike2000
05-18-2011, 09:35 PM
Are the Sox we've seen the last 12 games (going 8-4) the REAL 2011 White Sox? I sure hope so. Jake pitched his ass off tonight. Offense was not great though, good enough to win.

I hope it's the real bullpen, but I sure as hell hope this isn't the real offense.

Brian26
05-18-2011, 09:39 PM
Great job by Peavy tonight, and I hope he buys Eric Cooper a steak dinner for calling that high strike all night.

Red Barchetta
05-18-2011, 09:42 PM
The guy has guts and brings it. A different look to the team when this guy is on! :cool:

LongLiveFisk
05-18-2011, 09:55 PM
Will the Sox sweep the two-game series tomorrow?

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/object3/1347/15/n42421624813_5424.jpg

All signs point to "YES"!

ZombieRob
05-18-2011, 10:05 PM
Hope So just be another duel

Sunnydre
05-18-2011, 10:20 PM
maybe get to .500 by the end of the month?

kaufsox
05-18-2011, 10:26 PM
Jake looked great, just stay healthy. Here's to Floyd's curve ball working tomorrow!

slavko
05-18-2011, 10:29 PM
Great job by Peavy tonight, and I hope he buys Eric Cooper a steak dinner for calling that high strike all night.

The strike zone graphic said they were strikes, but they don't always get called. Jake is Bionic and I am very impressed. Hawk said "nobody's going to get this one" just before Lillibridge did. Gutsy catch. Does Ri0000s get it? Dunno.

Was Sergio available? Dunno.

skobabe8
05-18-2011, 10:32 PM
I'm opening this 14th beer for Jake.

johnnyg83
05-18-2011, 10:34 PM
didn't we light up carmona last time we saw him. Come on OFFENSE!

sunofgold
05-18-2011, 10:42 PM
Seems to be working. What? Are we 5-2 since implementing? Jake probably needs the extra day of rest.

Lip Man 1
05-18-2011, 10:50 PM
You can't pitch much better than Peavy did tonight...but man oh man, that offense.

Lip

doublem23
05-18-2011, 10:52 PM
You can't pitch much better than Peavy did tonight...but man oh man, that offense.

Lip

For what it's worth, Justin Masterson is actually a good pitcher.

johnnyg83
05-18-2011, 11:00 PM
For what it's worth, Justin Masterson is actually a good pitcher.

Indeed. You can see why he was traded for Victor Martinez.

JB98
05-18-2011, 11:02 PM
For what it's worth, Justin Masterson is actually a good pitcher.

And he always does well against the Sox. 2.25 ERA in 11 career games (48 IP) coming into tonight.

BringHomeDaBacon
05-18-2011, 11:07 PM
For what it's worth, Justin Masterson is actually a good pitcher.

Not necessarily a big strikeout pitcher though so the 8 Ks are excessive. The outs on the basepaths continue to be a hallmark of this team.

7 baserunners with two thrown out trying to steal. It's pretty clear that Ozzie is never going to learn. He's not "making things happen". He's handicapping an already struggling offense.

Moses_Scurry
05-18-2011, 11:08 PM
Down go the Tigers!

Down go the Royals!

Down go the Indians!

Movin' on up!!!

Focus on catching the Tigers for now. Four games back. Pass the Tigers, and you pass the Royals and make a big dent in the tribe's lead in the process!

RCWHITESOX
05-18-2011, 11:24 PM
I will feel alot better about the Sox when they start hitting like they should.

guillensdisciple
05-18-2011, 11:25 PM
Did not watch because of the Bulls game, but glad to see that Jake is making his return in grand fashion.

The hitting still blows, and well I have had my say with Greg, I guess nothing will change there.

Have to pray that our pitching saves us.

6 games under, 9 games out of the division and 4.5 out of the Wild Card. Who knows, might just be a wild ride.

LongLiveFisk
05-18-2011, 11:28 PM
I will feel alot better about the Sox when they start hitting like they should.

Oh, that goes without saying. The pitching has been so outstanding lately that you can only imagine how many "W's" the Sox could quickly accumulate if there was some consistent hitting.

guillensdisciple
05-18-2011, 11:31 PM
Oh, that goes without saying. The pitching has been so outstanding lately that you can only imagine how many "W's" the Sox could quickly accumulate if there was some consistent hitting.


I feel like we say this every year at the beginning of the year. Have some of it come to fruition in the summer through quick surges, and then have it all go down the crapper with a horrific display on both ends as September comes along.

SBSoxFan
05-19-2011, 12:02 AM
I was watching the highlights and Peavy has 5 career shutouts, 2 with the Sox. :o:

That's 2 shutouts in 21 starts for the Sox; 3 in 212 starts for San Diego. I found that interesting.

LoveYourSuit
05-19-2011, 12:15 AM
I was watching the highlights and Peavy has 5 career shutouts, 2 with the Sox. :o:

That's 2 shutouts in 21 starts for the Sox; 3 in 212 starts for San Diego. I found that interesting.


By far the only guy who has the stones to be a true ACE on this staff.

Pitching like this, he gives me hope for the Sox.

JermaineDye05
05-19-2011, 12:27 AM
This is why I love Jake Peavy.

johnnyg83
05-19-2011, 12:33 AM
it is hard not to like Jake Peavy after tonight. That was a signature performance. Moment, strikes, challenge and BALLS. No offense.

flo-B-flo
05-19-2011, 12:34 AM
impressive 9th inning. STILL gunning and blowing it by hitters. Feeling and hoping this is turning around and with a couple good weeks they can really start feeling good about themselves........

Crooked Number
05-19-2011, 12:50 AM
Thank you Ozzie for making the right call and leaving the starter who is dominating in to finish the game (see Buehrle, Mark). Big confidence boost for the squad. AJ wanting the game ball after throwing out Choo was hilarious. Lillibeast is proving to be a hot little commodity.

Peavy is putting this team on his shoulder, hope it holds up. Go get em tomorrow.

JermaineDye05
05-19-2011, 01:07 AM
Just to reiterate what I said in the gamethread, I think this is the closet Jake has been to his SD self since joining the Sox. No one was scoring on him tonight.

Rohan
05-19-2011, 01:09 AM
See quote in signature.

I have always loved Jake Peavy. What an exciting pitcher.

BainesHOF
05-19-2011, 01:51 AM
It's nice to see Peavy pitching free and easy in his two starts this year. He looks like a different pitcher. That bodes well for the future. What we're seeing is the true him. Now hopefully his body holds up.

I'm surprised Ozzie didn't take him out.

TDog
05-19-2011, 02:09 AM
Not necessarily a big strikeout pitcher though so the 8 Ks are excessive. The outs on the basepaths continue to be a hallmark of this team.

7 baserunners with two thrown out trying to steal. It's pretty clear that Ozzie is never going to learn. He's not "making things happen". He's handicapping an already struggling offense.

I don't know if Guillen called for Lillibridge to steal third, but usually when a player attempts to steal third with nobody out and first base open, the player is attempting it on his own. He sent Vizquel in the third with a 3-2 count because if Dunn hits it on the ground, it's otherwise going to be a double play. If the pitch is out of the strike zone, it's a walk. With a runner on first in motion, it's a player's failure to execute to take a third strike. Fortunately, Dunn executed in the first with the fly ball with a runner on third.

The last time Masterson held the the White Sox to one run (he pitched 7 innings in the third game of the season) the Sox had scored 23 runs in the previous two games and would score 16 runs in the next two games. Masterson is a tough pitcher and he is having a great season. Peavy shut out a team that scored 26 runs in in its last two games. Great pitching is not bad offense.

But one of the offensive problems with the White Sox led off tonight's game with a double. Guillen's replacement for Ramirez moved him to third and Dunn, another of the offensive problems for the Sox brought in the runner from third with less than two outs. When you have play a game with great pitching and great defense, one run can be enough.

It was a great game against a tough pitcher. I see no reason for complaint.

The six-man rotation may have influenced Guillen's decision to leave Peavy in for the ninth. In theory, with an extra day of rest, the starters will be stronger and will have more time to recover.

Carneyman14
05-19-2011, 02:17 AM
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JermaineDye05
05-19-2011, 02:26 AM
And some people wanted Jake to be the closer not too long ago.

Dibbs
05-19-2011, 02:35 AM
Very impressive outing by Jake tonight. This gives me hope on the season...especially since we are chasing the Indians at this point. No way they win the division. It will be Sox, Tigers or even the lowly Twins.

kufram
05-19-2011, 04:52 AM
As long as we score one run more than the opposition it is enough offense. I haven't seen the game yet. I'll watch it tonight (today to most of you) but, man, am I impressed by the Jake Peavy line. What a difference a guy like him can make. He can fire up people around him with a performance like that.

I still think the offense will come around to what we all hoped it would be. Dunn will certainly get better and Juan CAN'T get any worse. It ain't early anymore, true.... but it certainly ain't too late either.

LITTLE NELL
05-19-2011, 05:10 AM
Peavy is a bulldog and a gamer, give me 25 guys like Jake and PK and we go to the WS every year.

gobears1987
05-19-2011, 05:14 AM
Peavy is a bulldog and a gamer, give me 25 guys like Jake and PK and we go to the WS every year.

You'll also have 25 people tweaking an ankle on the basepaths...

A. Cavatica
05-19-2011, 05:25 AM
give me 25 guys like Jake and PK and we go to the WS every year.

And you'd make the Yankees' payroll look like chump change.

doublem23
05-19-2011, 06:16 AM
And some people wanted Jake to be the closer not too long ago.

Oh give me a ****ing break

October26
05-19-2011, 06:50 AM
:bandance: PEAVY DANCE! :bliss:

TomBradley72
05-19-2011, 07:00 AM
I'll give Ozzie a lot of credit for this one.

Pierre is the catalyst for the one run. Lillibridge makes a great catch. Keeps Peavy in through the 9th.

A big win.

miker
05-19-2011, 07:33 AM
Go Jake-meister!

And a tip of the cap should go to the Juan Pierre for the hustle double leading to the only run. :tiphat:

tstrike2000
05-19-2011, 08:29 AM
And he always does well against the Sox. 2.25 ERA in 11 career games (48 IP) coming into tonight.

Good pitcher yes, but the Sox are going to have to do better than the 5 runs they've scored over the last 27 innings.

chisoxwschamps05
05-19-2011, 08:48 AM
And some people wanted Jake to be the closer not too long ago.

Didn't you see how dominant he was in the 9th last night?

ChiSoxGirl
05-19-2011, 08:54 AM
I think the statistic of Peavy's from last night that sticks out is this one: 0 BB. If a pitcher has control, everything seems to fall into place.

Let's hit the hell out of Carmona tonight and go into the Dodgers series on a positive note!

Carolina Kenny
05-19-2011, 09:00 AM
"Lillibeast is proving to be a hot little commodity."

Sounds weird.

TheOldRoman
05-19-2011, 09:04 AM
http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/27518_113307395368611_9706_n.jpg

"Great job, Jake. Nice to see the pitchers finally step up. If we can get a performance like that every night, we are gonna win a lot more games."

102605
05-19-2011, 09:14 AM
And some people wanted Jake to be the closer not too long ago.

Lets see how many starts he has before heading off to the DL again.

bluedemon45
05-19-2011, 09:14 AM
Its something we've been missing for a while from the White Sox.... a pitcher that can go out and just shut down a line-up and win a game without much help.

Games like tonight can really fire up a team and could be a HUGE building block.

The weather is starting to warm up...time for our annual late May push.

AnkleSox
05-19-2011, 09:23 AM
It sure is nice to be on the good end of a CG shutout for once.

tstrike2000
05-19-2011, 10:21 AM
Lets see how many starts he has before heading off to the DL again.

Glad you're staying positive.

Lip Man 1
05-19-2011, 10:27 AM
Walker had another interesting comment after the game on the offense:

‘‘But if we have one overall failure as an offensive team, it’s the quality of pitches that we swing at.”

Initial thoughts are, only "one" failure? and I take it from Greg's comment he feels the team lacks hitting discipline.

Lip

FielderJones
05-19-2011, 10:38 AM
Go Jake-meister!

And a tip of the cap should go to the Juan Pierre for the hustle double leading to the only run. :tiphat:

And that powerful Jndjans lineup has to tip their cap :tiphat: to Jake.

kittle42
05-19-2011, 10:47 AM
Can't say gutsy in these parts, but an awesome performance by Jake. This is what this team needs. Now if someone on the offense can do something.

You can say gutsy when the guy is out there so demonstrative and so obviously pumped up. No one said emotion was a bad thing - just that a lack of showing it as outwardly as Peavy does isn't necessarily a negative.

PorkChopExpress
05-19-2011, 10:54 AM
I was watching the highlights and Peavy has 5 career shutouts, 2 with the Sox. :o:

That's 2 shutouts in 21 starts for the Sox; 3 in 212 starts for San Diego. I found that interesting.

Don't forget that in the NL he was probably pulled for a pinch hitter in later innings often. He didn't get the chance to finish games.

slavko
05-19-2011, 10:58 AM
By far the only guy who has the stones to be a true ACE on this staff.

Pitching like this, he gives me hope for the Sox.

Buehrle has stones, but he's an inning eater at this point.

It's nice to see Peavy pitching free and easy in his two starts this year. He looks like a different pitcher. That bodes well for the future. What we're seeing is the true him. Now hopefully his body holds up.

I'm surprised Ozzie didn't take him out.

He was forcing it last year until he went down, you are right on. He looks smooth now.

And some people wanted Jake to be the closer not too long ago.

I merely suggested it when closer was a Black Hole.:D: He does have the stones a closer needs.

Nice that Bulls halftime came right when I could switch over and stay with it to the happy end. Baseball's a better game anyway, and the Bulls are #2 on my list.

spongyfungy
05-19-2011, 11:01 AM
Walker had another interesting comment after the game on the offense:

‘‘But if we have one overall failure as an offensive team, it’s the quality of pitches that we swing at.”

Initial thoughts are, only "one" failure? and I take it from Greg's comment he feels the team lacks hitting discipline.

Lip

He probably means most glaring or overarching theme. I'm sure he didn't mean that's the sole reason

asindc
05-19-2011, 11:05 AM
Walker had another interesting comment after the game on the offense:

‘‘But if we have one overall failure as an offensive team, it’s the quality of pitches that we swing at.”

Initial thoughts are, only "one" failure? and I take it from Greg's comment he feels the team lacks hitting discipline.

Lip

He probably means most glaring or overarching theme. I'm sure he didn't mean that's the sole reason

He didn't, as the quoted comment clearly indicates. As far as the comment is concerned, Beckham, Quentin, and AJ immediately come to mind.

JermaineDye05
05-19-2011, 11:36 AM
Walker had another interesting comment after the game on the offense:

‘‘But if we have one overall failure as an offensive team, it’s the quality of pitches that we swing at.”

Initial thoughts are, only "one" failure? and I take it from Greg's comment he feels the team lacks hitting discipline.

Lip

Yeah. Gordon's gone way past "one overall failure." And he's still swinging at that slider in the dirt.

tstrike2000
05-19-2011, 11:39 AM
You can say gutsy when the guy is out there so demonstrative and so obviously pumped up. No one said emotion was a bad thing - just that a lack of showing it as outwardly as Peavy does isn't necessarily a negative.

I agree. Since he was with the Padres, I've always liked Jake's persona out on the mound. Hopefully, in some fashion, last night's performance carries over to the offense.

Tragg
05-19-2011, 11:40 AM
Walker had another interesting comment after the game on the offense:

‘‘But if we have one overall failure as an offensive team, it’s the quality of pitches that we swing at.”

Initial thoughts are, only "one" failure? and I take it from Greg's comment he feels the team lacks hitting discipline.

Lip
I think he's right. We've lacked it for his and Oz's tenure.

Nice job by Peavy....that's what we've been waiting for.

hawkjt
05-19-2011, 11:54 AM
Jake looked like the Cy Young guy tonite....fantastic.
Masterson's stuff is really nasty also. Throwing 97 late in the game? Wow.
Good win.
Now, go do it again today,then hammer the Dodgers.
The ship not be sinking....it is turning.

kittle42
05-19-2011, 11:59 AM
I agree. Since he was with the Padres, I've always liked Jake's persona out on the mound. Hopefully, in some fashion, last night's performance carries over to the offense.

It was the first game since early in the season where I was watching it (out of the corner of my eye with the Bulls on) and really, really caring about Peavy getting guys out in the 9th. Seeing him so demonstrative on the mound really was what got me.

doublem23
05-19-2011, 12:00 PM
Glad you're staying positive.

That's not the point, the point is that just because Jake looked great in one start, doesn't mean advocating for him to be in the bullpen just a few weeks ago was a bad idea; if the Sox doctors think Jake can pitch the full year as a starter, that's where he belongs. Those of us who wanted him in the bullpen didn't think he couldn't start, just questioning if that was the best fit for him as he recovered from his injury last year.

At any rate, the "JAKE PEAVY IS AWESOME" drum-bangers might want to learn a lesson from the dimwits who were calling out all the Walker haters and saying how Walk deserved a huge extension in early April. One start or one week doesn't make a season.

Hopefully, though, this is the Jake Peavy we see for the rest of 2011.

tstrike2000
05-19-2011, 12:15 PM
That's not the point, the point is that just because Jake looked great in one start, doesn't mean advocating for him to be in the bullpen just a few weeks ago was a bad idea; if the Sox doctors think Jake can pitch the full year as a starter, that's where he belongs. Those of us who wanted him in the bullpen didn't think he couldn't start, just questioning if that was the best fit for him as he recovered from his injury last year.

At any rate, the "JAKE PEAVY IS AWESOME" drum-bangers might want to learn a lesson from the dimwits who were calling out all the Walker haters and saying how Walk deserved a huge extension in early April. One start or one week doesn't make a season.

Hopefully, though, this is the Jake Peavy we see for the rest of 2011.

I wasn't even reading into it that much. All I was saying was I personally am trying to stay positive that Peavy doesn't have to go on the DL anytime soon. His injury history proves otherwise, but hopefully that isn't the case with not a huge workload and a little luck on his side.

Crooked Number
05-19-2011, 12:40 PM
"Lillibeast is proving to be a hot little commodity."

Sounds weird.

:redface:

Good to see he can spell Rios though, because that guy is snakebit x1000. Also Dunn hit the ball! We have an Adam Dunn sighting! If they can take two from CLE it could be a turning point. Im excited about tonights game. It's been a while...

doublem23
05-19-2011, 02:09 PM
I wasn't even reading into it that much. All I was saying was I personally am trying to stay positive that Peavy doesn't have to go on the DL anytime soon. His injury history proves otherwise, but hopefully that isn't the case with not a huge workload and a little luck on his side.

I mean, I'm totally with you, all I can do is hope and pray that Jake's lat and shoulder hold up until the World Series Parade in late October, I'm just saying it's a bit early to be degradingly chirping, "SEE, JAKE'S NOT A BULLPEN PITCHER, *******S."

tstrike2000
05-19-2011, 02:34 PM
I mean, I'm totally with you, all I can do is hope and pray that Jake's lat and shoulder hold up until the World Series Parade in late October, I'm just saying it's a bit early to be degradingly chirping, "SEE, JAKE'S NOT A BULLPEN PITCHER, *******S."

I understand what you're saying now, maybe a bit of misunderstanding on my part. Yeah, if Jake continuously setbacks, short inning situations are what his future may hold regardless of what he or the fans may want.

Hitmen77
05-19-2011, 05:26 PM
Peavy is the first Sox pitcher to throw a shutout on 3 hits or less while walking none and striking out at least 8 since Melido Perez in 1988:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/cbsports-peavy-makes-his-own-history-vs-cleveland-20110519,0,7182043.story?track=rss

veeter
05-19-2011, 05:28 PM
As I've said on this board before, that little booger does just enough to keep himself on the team. :tongue:Hell he's better than Beckham.

Falstaff
05-19-2011, 07:29 PM
And some people wanted Jake to be the closer not too long ago.
Ya, well, I guess for once I was wrong on a White Sox strategic decision.
But, I want to point out, he did in fact close this game, so see :dtroll:sometimes
when he is the starter, he can also be the closer!

spongyfungy
05-19-2011, 09:49 PM
He didn't, as the quoted comment clearly indicates. As far as the comment is concerned, Beckham, Quentin, and AJ immediately come to mind.

There's a quote above that where Greg says "One of the weaknesses of this team is we’ve done a poor job of getting the ball in the strike zone," so of course he knows there are many holes in each individuals hitting. recognizing a ball in the strike zone is too generic a comment anyway. Any more vague and you'd have him dispensing advice such as "eye on the ball" or "hit better"