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maurice
04-13-2004, 04:41 PM
- Sox win big (again), moving into a tie for 2nd place
- KC goes down hard and falls into a tie with the Sox
- The Twinkies are in 4th place
- The scrubs are in 6th place
- Maggs wins player of the week
- Konerko hits a big 3-run homer with no GiDP
- Valentin gets a hit off of a lefty

Once Detroit comes back down to Earth, this could become a pretty nice season on the South Side.

cheeses_h_rice
04-13-2004, 04:59 PM
Here's my wish list for this year:

-Sox TCB in the ALC
-Maggs/Frank/CLee/PK dominate with high average and high power
-Koch regains his 2002 form
-Garland steps up
-We get something non-awful from our 4 and 5 starters
-Burly & ELo stay the course


So far, we've done a decent job. I think we should be 5-2 instead of 4-3, but that's just picking nits...

MRKARNO
04-13-2004, 05:04 PM
Well My wish list looks more like this:

World Series victory
Maggs MVP
Buehrle Cy Young
Reed ROTY

:)

maurice
04-13-2004, 06:03 PM
- The Sox are third in the league in ERA
- The Sox are second in the league in runs scored
- The Sox scored between 4 and 12 runs in every game, except Vazquez gem
- In Sox wins, the average margin of victory is 4.5 runs
- In Sox loses, the average margin of defeat is a mere 1.3 runs

batmanZoSo
04-13-2004, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by maurice
- The Sox are third in the league in ERA
- The Sox are second in the league in runs scored
- The Sox scored between 4 and 12 runs in every game, except Vazquez gem
- In Sox wins, the average margin of victory is 4.5 runs
- In Sox loses, the average margin of defeat is a mere 1.3 runs

-Loaiza didn't look to hot today.
-We faced a mediocre pitcher.
-We're supposed to win at home.

Just kidding. But expect some of this.

If the Twins aren't in it, the division is ours. Knowing them they'll find some miraculous energy and overcome losing their team leader, their closer and their setup man. But probably not..so far not.

2004--.500 on the road, 1.000 at home

maurice
04-13-2004, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by batmanZoSo
2004--.500 on the road, 1.000 at home

Which projects to a .750 winning percentage and a league-leading 122-40 record!

:)

Jurr
04-13-2004, 06:27 PM
Man, I'm a little worried about E-Lo and his cutter flattening out. It seems like he'll groove a cutter down the alley twice an inning. One time it'll get fouled off or the guy just misses it, but the next guy always seems to crush the damn thing. Didn't he give up somewhere around 17 homers all season last year? Now, we know we can't expect those numbers again, but he better watch that stuff in a close game. Also, considering Comiskey is now a launching pad anyway, #21 has to get that cutter to actually cut or he may turn into a mediocre pitcher!

maurice
04-13-2004, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by Jurr
considering Comiskey is now a launching pad

If this is true, it's additional good news for the Sox. It may suck for the collective home ERA of Buehrle, etc., but the Sox roster is built to hit homers with the best of them.

DrummerGeorgefan
04-13-2004, 06:31 PM
Gotta agree that his cutter is not so special anymore. Saw those two jacks today and the hitters knew what he was gonna throw. He needs to mix it up or learn a new pitch. He cant rely on the same run support every game out there.

Nick@Nite
04-13-2004, 06:37 PM
I always thought that Comiskey was a pitchers friendly ball park... too lazy to go back & research it.

Jurr
04-13-2004, 09:25 PM
No, a couple of years ago, they moved in the fences something like 15 feet. It's definitely a hitter's park now.

TDog
04-14-2004, 01:45 AM
Even for one or two seasons in the early '80s, I read, old Comiskey, which everyone considered pitcher friendly, led the majors in home runs. But a stat like that could be more reflective of your personnel -- both on offense and defense -- than in how easy it was to hit home runs there.

jabrch
04-14-2004, 08:46 AM
Last year's park factor was 99/100, where over 100 favors hitters. So we were a slight pitchers park last year.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/about/parkadjust.shtml

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