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Iguana775
09-27-2002, 11:50 PM
i figured someone would have something to say. i didnt get to see the game. could someone tell me how he looked out there. must have done pretty good it being the baggie dome and all.

WhiteSox = Life
09-28-2002, 12:14 AM
Rauch pitched very well against the Twins tonight. He spotted his fastball pretty well, and even if it did stay over the plate he had an extra zest to it that made batters swing through it. Though he only had, I believe, 3 strikeouts, he was using the field very well, and most importantly, he didn't walk anybody.

His fastball, as mentioned, had some extra pop to it tonight, and his control was very good. His change-up, though not used a whole lot, was well-placed and used in good situations. His curveball became non-existent in the latter innings (6th and 7th) but it still was a good pitch tonight.

Overall, Jon Rauch had a very good game, and it was a shame that he didn't get a win. More of a shame was Wunsch's 8th inning arrival.

Imagine the glare that big Jon Rauch had to have when Wunsch gave up the home run.

:hawk
"Look at that look in Big Jon's eyes! MERCY!"

:DJ
"Wait a minute. Is Big Jon used for Garland or Rauch?"

:hawk
"If there can be two Frank Thomas's, then there can definitely be two Big Jons!"

OfficerKarkovice
09-28-2002, 12:15 AM
Originally posted by Iguana775
i figured someone would have something to say. i didnt get to see the game. could someone tell me how he looked out there. must have done pretty good it being the baggie dome and all.

I was at the game...the kids gonna be a stud. The radar at the park had him pretty consistently at 91-92 but the ball really pops out of his hand. I'm sure this has something to do with him being 6'11" and all but it appeared much faster than low 90's. Also, I couldn't really tell from the angle I was at but a few times it appeared he had a killer curve. Overall I was extrememly impressed. He got out of a couple of tough situations and looked real poised out there.

guillen4life13
09-28-2002, 12:32 AM
didn't see the game... but even in the beginning of the season, his curve had a really nice break on it.

WinningUgly!
09-28-2002, 12:43 AM
Originally posted by WhiteSox = Life
Rauch pitched very well against the Twins tonight. He spotted his fastball pretty well, and even if it did stay over the plate he had an extra zest to it that made batters swing through it. Though he only had, I believe, 3 strikeouts, he was using the field very well, and most importantly, he didn't walk anybody.

His fastball, as mentioned, had some extra pop to it tonight, and his control was very good. His change-up, though not used a whole lot, was well-placed and used in good situations. His curveball became non-existent in the latter innings (6th and 7th) but it still was a good pitch tonight.

Overall, Jon Rauch had a very good game, and it was a shame that he didn't get a win. More of a shame was Wunsch's 8th inning arrival.

Imagine the glare that big Jon Rauch had to have when Wunsch gave up the home run.

:hawk
"Look at that look in Big Jon's eyes! MERCY!"

:DJ
"Wait a minute. Is Big Jon used for Garland or Rauch?"

:hawk
"If there can be two Frank Thomas's, then there can definitely be two Big Jons!"

Rauch = Big Jon Stud. :gulp:

Iguana775
09-28-2002, 01:25 AM
Originally posted by WinningUgly!
Rauch = Big Jon Stud. :gulp:

sounds like a porn name. lol :D:

thanks for the info, guys.

bc2k
09-28-2002, 01:35 AM
After these last two starts from "Big Jon Stud", I suddenly feel that we don't need to get another, veteran pitcher for 2003. Buehrle, Wright, Rauch, Biddle, and Garland sounds good to me.

Lip Man 1
09-28-2002, 01:45 AM
"After these last two starts from "Big Jon Stud", I suddenly feel that we don't need to get another, veteran pitcher for 2003. Buehrle, Wright, Rauch, Biddle, and Garland sounds good to me."

Be careful what you wish for...you just might get it!

Remember Sox management drew the same conclusion going into the 2002 season.

There is no substitute for pitching and the Sox still need one guy who can win 16 to 18 games as a #2, WITHOUT losing 13 to 15.

I'm not comfortable with that rotation at all. These guys have shown over the past two seasons their inconsistencies.

Garland and Wright need to be in the back end of the rotation and the Sox STILL need a quality 5th starter (Seems like they have had that problem forever! They didn't have one in 93, Scott Sanderson was tremendous in that role in 94 and not having one cost them the Wild card in 96...)

Lip

bc2k
09-28-2002, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by Lip Man 1
"After these last two starts from "Big Jon Stud", I suddenly feel that we don't need to get another, veteran pitcher for 2003. Buehrle, Wright, Rauch, Biddle, and Garland sounds good to me."

Be careful what you wish for...you just might get it!

Remember Sox management drew the same conclusion going into the 2002 season.

There is no substitute for pitching and the Sox still need one guy who can win 16 to 18 games as a #2, WITHOUT losing 13 to 15.

I'm not comfortable with that rotation at all. These guys have shown over the past two seasons their inconsistencies.

Garland and Wright need to be in the back end of the rotation and the Sox STILL need a quality 5th starter (Seems like they have had that problem forever! They didn't have one in 93, Scott Sanderson was tremendous in that role in 94 and not having one cost them the Wild card in 96...)

Lip

I think Wright can be that #2 while not losing 13. Remember he finished this year 6-1. This second half Wright has impressed me.

Garland, on the other hand, is running in place. But with his potential and all that talk, is why I put him as #5.

Before his surgery, Rauch was a projected ace, and after these last two starts I see why.

Biddle has moxy. This guy is hungry for a rotation spot and he is a fighter. I remember hearing a stat when Rocky was a starter that said how he was one of the best in the league at pitching out of jams. Runners in scoring position rarely scored with Rocky pitching.

If the season started tomorrow and a veteran had to be in the rotation, I'd have him take Garland's spot. But it doesn't, so I'll have plenty of time to alter my rotation.

Partly thanks to Don Cooper, all of these guys are going deep into games. These are good, strong young pitchers. The anti-Parques. If JR and KW went with these 5 starters, I wouldn't call it a cheap move. With the money he saves with this rotation, maybe he'll use it to trade for that final playoff piece come the end of July! Yeah!

Tragg
09-28-2002, 02:08 AM
Originally posted by Iguana775
sounds like a porn name. lol :D:

thanks for the info, guys.

Big John Stud - one of the great wrestlers of all time.

FanOf14
09-28-2002, 10:54 AM
Tragg - I am glad someone remembered who Big John Stud was - and by the accounts I got from peopletat I knew that met him, he was a teddy bear of a guy too.

But anyways, I only got to hear part of the time that Rauch was pitching and it sounded like he was doing great. It's good to see him getting back to form!

Iwritecode
09-30-2002, 12:48 PM
Originally posted by FanOf14
Tragg - I am glad someone remembered who Big John Stud was - and by the accounts I got from peopletat I knew that met him, he was a teddy bear of a guy too.

Big John Stud
Jimmy Superfly Snooka
The Iron Sheik
The Junkyard Dog
Captain Lou Albano
Koko B. Ware
Wendy Reichter
The Fabulous Moola
Hulk Hogan


Those are just the ones I remember from the Wrestling Superstars cartoon. Who could ever forget them?