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Frater Perdurabo
04-14-2013, 03:55 PM
Our long national nightmare is over.

kittle42
04-14-2013, 03:55 PM
Sox win. Hawks win. Viciedo still stinks.

Frater Perdurabo
04-14-2013, 03:56 PM
So far, so good for Gillaspie.

Lip Man 1
04-14-2013, 04:25 PM
Nice to get the win but the offense is still horse****. Home run or nothing.

13 runs in the past five games isn't going to win anything.

Hopefully in the climate controlled Rogers Centre they can do better.

0-4 RISP today, now 10-73 on the season...137, like in the limbo song, "how low can you go???"

Lip

amsteel
04-14-2013, 04:31 PM
Same offense, different result.

thomas35forever
04-14-2013, 04:37 PM
That's more like it.

October26
04-14-2013, 04:38 PM
I am out and about enjoying the glorious sunshine in Chicago today.

Glad to see the Sox come back to get the win. Great pitching performance by Jake and kudos to Paulie and Alejandro for providing the offense today. Sox win! Sox win! :bandance:

Oh, and for the record, I still love you and believe in you, Dayan Viciedo! GO SOX!

TDog
04-14-2013, 04:50 PM
So far, so good for Gillaspie.


I believed Gillaspie could get off to a solid start if the Sox put him in the lineup every day and was a bit disappointed when the Sox looked at him as a good bat off the bench. Now theat he is taking advantage of his opportunity to play, whether Gillaspie will continue to hit so well when pitchers adjust to him will be a key to his season. I liked Gillaspie's potential when he was playing for Fresno.

Gillaspie is hitting the way many expected Keppinger to hit, strangely enough. And, really, I'm not so sure if the losing streak coinciding with Beckham's injury is totally coincidental. I liked the way Beckham was handling the bat early this season, and I think his defense is important to the Sox.

Not only was this the first time the Sox won since Beckham had to come out against the Nationals, but it was the first road win for the Sox this year. If the Sox are going to be a team that has trouble winning on the road while playing pretty well at home, maybe it's a good thing Major League Baseball conspired to screw the White Sox by giving them a home-heavy April schedule.

Strangely enough, the baseball guy on the Giants flagship radio station Saturday afternoon was saying that this was too early for the Cubs to be playing at home, and baseball needs to use more sense in its schedule. But I digress.

Today's win should have been Friday night's win when the Sox got a better starting pitching effort and had the go-ahead run at second in the ninth with no one out. Today the Indians went 27 outs without scoring after the leadoff homer, with Reed once again shutting it down in the ninth. I would have liked to have seen Reed pitching the ninth with a lead Friday night. It isn't just a matter of not hitting with runners in scoring position. It's a matter of situational hitting which hasn't been there.

I am looking for better baseball when the Sox get back home.

JB98
04-14-2013, 05:52 PM
I'm surprised Myers challenged Konerko on a 3-1 pitch. Yeah, the tying run moves into scoring position if he walks him. But, there were two out and Viciedo -- an automatic out at this point -- was on deck.

Of course, I'm surprised it took that long for one of the Sox hitters to park one of Myers' meatballs. That guy sucks. He had no stuff all day. A good offense would have pounded the mediocre fastballs and sloppy curves he was featuring.

Nice outing for Peavy today. He found his command in the second inning and retained it the rest of the game.

Lip Man 1
04-14-2013, 06:07 PM
JB:

The rest of baseball doesn't seem to be having any problems with him. You're right on the money. Seven home runs allowed in a little over 10 innings this year before today.

Naturally he shut out the Sox for the first five innings.

Words fail to describe how bad these hitters are right now.

You can only hope it's the crap weather or something because since August of last season they've gone right down the toilet regarding hitting with RISP.

Just putrid.

Lip

delben91
04-14-2013, 06:11 PM
Words fail to describe how bad these hitters are right now.



I have faith in your ability to find a way nonetheless. :wink:

Railsplitter
04-14-2013, 06:32 PM
End of the schnide. :bandance:

Mr. Jinx
04-14-2013, 07:49 PM
Sox win. Hawks win. Viciedo still stinks.

1 out of 2 ain't bad.

Zakath
04-14-2013, 08:16 PM
The difference was really Jake.

shingo10
04-14-2013, 08:38 PM
Sox win. Hawks win. Viciedo still stinks.


Viciedo has admitted he plays better when it warms up. I suspect he'll have another monster June/July then cool for second half.

Alexei has followed a similar pattern in his time here as well.

Going a week between wins makes for no fun. Now it's another 4 game series at Toronto...shouldnt we have only a 3 game series there one of these years?

JB98
04-14-2013, 09:41 PM
JB:

The rest of baseball doesn't seem to be having any problems with him. You're right on the money. Seven home runs allowed in a little over 10 innings this year before today.

Naturally he shut out the Sox for the first five innings.

Words fail to describe how bad these hitters are right now.

You can only hope it's the crap weather or something because since August of last season they've gone right down the toilet regarding hitting with RISP.

Just putrid.

Lip

Lip, the Sox just have too many holes in the lineup right now. Dunn, Viciedo and Flowers are easy outs for the opposition at the moment. I suspect Flowers will be an easy out all year long. I just don't think the guy can hit a lick.

In any case, it's real hard to sustain an inning when you've got three guys who are total black holes. It seems like every time the Sox get a chance to score, one of the easy outs steps to the plate and kills the opportunity.

Brian26
04-14-2013, 10:33 PM
I'm surprised Myers challenged Konerko on a 3-1 pitch. Yeah, the tying run moves into scoring position if he walks him. But, there were two out and Viciedo -- an automatic out at this point -- was on deck.

I called PK's homer there for my son when he walked into the room as I was dvring throuh the game. I slowed it down so we could watch the entire at-bat. I thought PK was going to get him on the 2-0 count, but it came on the 3-1. (sidenote: Second homer I've called this year, with the first one being Flowers on Opening Day).

Hawk is annoying sometimes, but there's nothing better than listening to him try to push an opponent's ball foul, as was the case on Bourne's 3rd at bat and Santana's at bat late in the game. GET FOUL!

Also, anytime Robin wants to get Dunn back in the DH hole and put PK back at first is fine with me. That ridiculous play with Thornton covering should have been Dunn 3-Unassisted.

Mohoney
04-14-2013, 11:34 PM
The difference was really Jake.

Jake pitched his nuts off in a game we absolutely needed to have; he was every bit the $15 million stopper today. Hopefully Floyd was paying attention, because he really needs to get his ass in gear. We can't afford him to just sleepwalk until June again this year.

ChicagoG19
04-15-2013, 12:42 AM
Hopefully today's win steers the ship back in the right direction. While I won't complain about the team hitting too many homers, they also need to learn to score runs some other ways.

BainesHOF
04-15-2013, 12:45 AM
Tremendous effort by Peavy, Konerko needed the homer and so did the team, Dunn walked for only the second time this season and somehow we survived a Thornton appearance.

The hitters should be ashamed of themselves, though. Myers was throwing slop up there.