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Frater Perdurabo
05-08-2013, 10:20 PM
Three cheers for a tinkered top of the order

Frater Perdurabo
05-08-2013, 10:24 PM
Nice to see Jake throw 6.2 strong innings.

Reed was less than perfect in a non-save situation, but at least he was throwing strikes and didn't walk anyone.

Zakath
05-08-2013, 10:30 PM
1 through 4 in the lineup: 9-19, 6 R, 5 RBI, 2 HR.

Maybe we should have Gillaspie hit clean-up more often.

Lip Man 1
05-08-2013, 10:43 PM
Connor was coming off a 1-14 stretch so I don't know if he's consistent enough to hit in that spot.

Anyway, I'm shocked, shocked that this lineup actually scored six runs. Baseball is a funny game.

Maybe Robin should tell these guys, 'you hit, you play...you don't hit, you're on the bench...'

On a related topic when I saw that Keppinger was benched my first thought was if the Sox were saddled with another bad contract since they signed him for three years.

He can't be as bad as he's started can he? (Of course we said the same thing about Dunn right???)

If he doesn't start producing that's a bad start for Hahn as far as free agency is concerned.

Considering everything going 4-4 on this roadtrip is a blessing.

Lip

kittle42
05-08-2013, 10:43 PM
Funny how games can be won without Adam Dunn sucking the joint up.

Lip Man 1
05-08-2013, 10:55 PM
Unfortunately I can give you 14 million reasons why he won't be benched even if it helps the team.

These are the Sox remember.

Lip

Mr. Jinx
05-08-2013, 11:07 PM
Time for a run. I predict the Sox will go 8-2 over their next 10.



When I'm wrong pretend you didn't read this post...

CoopaLoop
05-08-2013, 11:07 PM
Unfortunately I can give you 14 million reasons why he won't be benched even if it helps the team.

These are the Sox remember.

Lip

True there are so many deserving Sox beating down the door to be the DH.

GlassSox
05-08-2013, 11:14 PM
Funny how games can be won without Adam Dunn sucking the joint up.

It's more fun with less Dunn

Soxman219
05-08-2013, 11:16 PM
The Sox 20-game winning streak started tonight.

kittle42
05-08-2013, 11:39 PM
True there are so many deserving Sox beating down the door to be the DH.

When Beckham and Viciedo return, we can see more of Dewayne Wise at the 3rd or 4th spot DH'ing! Oh, what fond memories...

TDog
05-09-2013, 12:37 AM
Connor was coming off a 1-14 stretch so I don't know if he's consistent enough to hit in that spot.

Anyway, I'm shocked, shocked that this lineup actually scored six runs. Baseball is a funny game.

Maybe Robin should tell these guys, 'you hit, you play...you don't hit, you're on the bench...'

On a related topic when I saw that Keppinger was benched my first thought was if the Sox were saddled with another bad contract since they signed him for three years.

He can't be as bad as he's started can he? (Of course we said the same thing about Dunn right???)

If he doesn't start producing that's a bad start for Hahn as far as free agency is concerned.

Considering everything going 4-4 on this roadtrip is a blessing.

Lip

The Mets not pitching an unbeaten ace coming into the game with an ERA under 2 had something to do with the offense tonight. Two losses on this trip came against starters no one has beaten this year. Another loss was in a game started by the Rangers' ace in which the Sox scored 6. In another loss Sox held a 5-3 lead going into the bottom of the ninth. The challenge of hitting tonight was considerably less than it was Tuesday, even though the Sox had never faced neither Harvey, nor Hefner.

As for Keppinger, I think he's very tradable. Many believe he will hit, as he always has. The biggest surprise may be the frequency with which he is striking out. But strikeouts seem to be way up all over baseball.

Scots-Sox
05-09-2013, 03:50 AM
It's more fun with less Dunn


Now that's a slogan for the season - do you fancy getting t-shirts printed, you could make a fortune?

RCWHITESOX
05-09-2013, 03:56 AM
We can only hope this is the start of something good. The Angels are coming to town with a 11 and 22 record and just maybe the Sox can send them on their merry way with a Sox sweep.Actually I would be happy with a series win.

Railsplitter
05-09-2013, 08:53 AM
a .500 road trip.
:bandance:

Golden Sox
05-09-2013, 10:13 AM
With John Danks hopefully coming back in a couple of weeks, this White Sox pitching staff is good enough to get us into the 2013 playoffs. Unfortunately the same can't be said for the offense. With the Tank and Beckham coming back, we're still short a couple of bats. Maybe we can have a rotating DH and we can bench Dunn. Maybe he'll get tired of sitting on the bench and he will retire. Things like that do occasionally happen. Years ago when the White Sox had the misfortune of trading for The Pizza Man/Scab/ Ron Santo, the White Sox signed him to a 2 year contract. Santo became the first version of Adam Dunn during the 1974 season. He was so bad that the White Sox benched him
the last month of the season. The Scab took the hint and retired with one year left on his contract. Maybe history will repeat itself and Adam Done will retire.

slavko
05-09-2013, 10:21 AM
With John Danks hopefully coming back in a couple of weeks, this White Sox pitching staff is good enough to get us into the 2013 playoffs. Unfortunately the same can't be said for the offense. With the Tank and Beckham coming back, we're still short a couple of bats. Maybe we can have a rotating DH and we can bench Dunn. Maybe he'll get tired of sitting on the bench and he will retire. Things like that do occasionally happen. Years ago when the White Sox had the misfortune of trading for The Pizza Man/Scab/ Ron Santo, the White Sox signed him to a 2 year contract. Santo became the first version of Adam Dunn during the 1974 season. He was so bad that the White Sox benched him
the last month of the season. The Scab took the hint and retired with one year left on his contract. Maybe history will repeat itself and Adam Done will retire.

Adam's a good guy and Santo was.... What's preventing him from a benching is the absence of a clearly better alternative, like a young bat. We're drowning in starting pitching. Bullpen depth is more of a problem than I thought 6 weeks ago or has become one. The 9 guys in the lineup? Ginormous problem. Fire sale caliber problem.

TomBradley72
05-09-2013, 11:00 AM
Would like to see Dunn get an injury that would force him to the DL- nothing truly damaging to him as a person- but enough to take the decision out of the hands of Robin and Hahn-its our only hope.

nsolo
05-09-2013, 12:17 PM
Would like to see Dunn get an injury that would force him to the DL- nothing truly damaging to him as a person- but enough to take the decision out of the hands of Robin and Hahn-its our only hope.

Watch your karma. That's cold blooded.

kufram
05-09-2013, 12:37 PM
I'd bet that the rest of baseball knows that Dunn's track record still has a relevance. A guy doesn't hit consistent home runs like he has for as long as he has and then just forget how to so suddenly. He is the type of hitter I don't actually like very much but he will hit again I'd bet.... somewhere.

As far as the team goes, I've been waiting for game like last night for a while now. We are not a good hitting team. We only need to be an average hitting team if the pitching holds up. I think it is possible for us to become an average hitting team. Score 3 or 4, hold the other team to less.

JB98
05-09-2013, 01:39 PM
Dunn isn't going to retire. The Sox owe him over $20 million over the next year and 130 games. Only a fool walks away from that kind of dough.

SI1020
05-09-2013, 01:51 PM
I'd bet that the rest of baseball knows that Dunn's track record still has a relevance. A guy doesn't hit consistent home runs like he has for as long as he has and then just forget how to so suddenly. He is the type of hitter I don't actually like very much but he will hit again I'd bet.... somewhere.

As far as the team goes, I've been waiting for game like last night for a while now. We are not a good hitting team. We only need to be an average hitting team if the pitching holds up. I think it is possible for us to become an average hitting team. Score 3 or 4, hold the other team to less. It's going on three years of some of the worst futility in the history of baseball. I'm not overly excited about the first two months of last year. This is not just a little slump. This is unprecedented. I also think it's dragging the rest of the team down. I hope he rebounds enough so you can throw this back at me some day.

kufram
05-09-2013, 02:21 PM
It's going on three years of some of the worst futility in the history of baseball. I'm not overly excited about the first two months of last year. This is not just a little slump. This is unprecedented. I also think it's dragging the rest of the team down. I hope he rebounds enough so you can throw this back at me some day.


I don't think he is going to rebound in Chicago. He needs to leave Chicago as much as the White Sox need him to leave. Someone is going to lose a lot of money.

I'm not overly excited about anything Dunn has ever achieved. I like guys who work a count (which Dunn can do), can hit to all fields as the situation requires, lay down a bunt when the game is on the line late, and have some of their hard hit balls leave the park almost by accident. Not many of them around these days. Rios is the closest we have.

TDog
05-09-2013, 03:06 PM
It's going on three years of some of the worst futility in the history of baseball. I'm not overly excited about the first two months of last year. This is not just a little slump. This is unprecedented. I also think it's dragging the rest of the team down. I hope he rebounds enough so you can throw this back at me some day.

There are two major differences between Dunn and free-agent nightmare Jaime Navarro. Well, three if you consider that Navarro was a jerk. Navarro, though, only affected/usually hurt the team every fifth day. Navarro also was thought of highly enough for someone to be traded for a couple of important pieces to a pretty good 2000 White Sox team that led the American League in wins.

There didn't seem to be anyone willing to give Dunn the sort of money the White Sox gave him before his futility. With Dunn, I always believed people were looking at the wrong numbers in the National League records. There is a belief among many that batting average isn't important, that it's on-base percentage you need to look at and strikeouts aren't anything to worry about because they aren't any different than popping out to short.

There are others, and I am among them, who believe that low batting averages, regardless of on-base percentages combined with high strikeout rates are harbingers of bad offensive futures because strikeouts -- not the Babe Ruth or Reggie Jackson or Mickey Mantle numbers that used to be considered high, but the unprecedented Mark Reynolds and Adam Dunn numbers of recent years, reflect a vulnerability that can be exploited. (The high number of strikeouts in the White Sox lineup now is especially frustrating, but I digress.) I saw it with Jack Cust, who is less than a year older than Dunn but seems done, not having been in the majors since 2011. I saw it with Nick Swisher when he was finished with the A's, and he reached bottom with the White Sox before changing his approach with the Yankees.

When the White Sox signed Dunn, there were a few that believed he could develop into a strong hitter for average. Your RBI men need to hit for a high batting average. They are the ones who come up most with runners in scoring position, which is when you want high batting averages. If Dunn has made adjustments to American League pitchers, it isn't producing positive results. It isn't a slump. Pitchers have a very good idea of how to get him out and are generally successful.

I would like to see Adam Dunn be a good, strong hitter the way many believed he could, become a different sort of hitter than he has been in the past, but one he has the skills to be. I would like him to recognize how pitchers are getting out and respond the way an opponent in chess or fencing would counter an opponent's move. If he does that, there are teams that would be willing to trade for him. But that also would be the Adam Dunn the White Sox would want to keep.

kittle42
05-09-2013, 03:26 PM
Would like to see Dunn get an injury that would force him to the DL- nothing truly damaging to him as a person- but enough to take the decision out of the hands of Robin and Hahn-its our only hope.

Nice job on post of the week. This post sucks.

SI1020
05-09-2013, 04:07 PM
Nice job on post of the week. This post sucks. Assuming you're serious, so what. He's one of the better posters here. If that post sucks then so be it. I'm sure you've had some clunkers too. I don't blame any Sox fan that wants to tear his or her hair out or put their head through the nearest wall over Adam Dunn.

kittle42
05-09-2013, 04:49 PM
Assuming you're serious, so what. He's one of the better posters here. If that post sucks then so be it. I'm sure you've had some clunkers too. I don't blame any Sox fan that wants to tear his or her hair out or put their head through the nearest wall over Adam Dunn.

I have had some real clunkers but have never wished injury, even on such notables as leadoff man Dewayne Wise.

TomBradley72
05-09-2013, 09:14 PM
I have had some real clunkers but have never wished injury, even on such notables as leadoff man Dewayne Wise.

You're right my bad-

kittle42
05-10-2013, 10:56 AM
You're right my bad-

I think I may have wished death upon Ozzie when he had Wise hitting leadoff, though. :D:

SephClone89
05-10-2013, 11:29 AM
With John Danks hopefully coming back in a couple of weeks, this White Sox pitching staff is good enough to get us into the 2013 playoffs. Unfortunately the same can't be said for the offense. With the Tank and Beckham coming back, we're still short a couple of bats. Maybe we can have a rotating DH and we can bench Dunn. Maybe he'll get tired of sitting on the bench and he will retire. Things like that do occasionally happen. Years ago when the White Sox had the misfortune of trading for The Pizza Man/Scab/ Ron Santo, the White Sox signed him to a 2 year contract. Santo became the first version of Adam Dunn during the 1974 season. He was so bad that the White Sox benched him
the last month of the season. The Scab took the hint and retired with one year left on his contract. Maybe history will repeat itself and Adam Done will retire.

I haven't heard this. Tell us more.

kittle42
05-10-2013, 02:01 PM
I haven't heard this. Tell us more.

Ugh, I dread reading that wonderful story again.