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Palehose13
05-21-2004, 07:28 PM
How many quality innings do you think the Sox need from Cotts tomorrow?

doublem23
05-21-2004, 07:30 PM
I think if he goes six strong innings, we have the guys to put together the last three.

OEO Magglio
05-21-2004, 07:31 PM
3, because that's how many he's going to be able to throw and I think he'll do it.

whitesoxwilkes
05-21-2004, 07:31 PM
I'm with Doub. Marte, Politte, Jackson, Adkins...thay can all step in and hold the lead.

Palehose13
05-21-2004, 07:32 PM
Interesting. I heard on some talk show today (forgot which one...) that Sox fans will be satsfied with 3 good innings from Cotts and tehn give it to the pen. I disagree with that and think that we need at least 5 from him. I posted this to see what Sox fans REALLY think.

Stupid talk show hosts...

SEALgep
05-21-2004, 07:35 PM
I'm good with 3, maybe four if they are quick innings. However anymore endangers him since he isn't stretched out enough. He's too valuable to mess around with IMO.

OEO Magglio
05-21-2004, 07:37 PM
I'm saying 3 innings because that's all they're probably going to let him go.

soltrain21
05-21-2004, 07:37 PM
Well, he is gonna throw a perfect game, so it has to be 9.

bigdommer
05-21-2004, 07:39 PM
Ozzie seemed pretty certain that he wasn't going to pitch Cotts too long. Unless Cotts has a no-no or perfect game going, I would be surprised to see him get to the fifth inning. I would be happy if the offense could stake him to a lead and he could keep it.

iwannago
05-21-2004, 08:02 PM
I'd like to see him go 5 to get the W.

The Cheat
05-21-2004, 08:15 PM
Cotts has not had an outing where he threw more than 30 pitches this season -- He has not gone more than 2.1 innings in any outing and that was only once -- He has gone 2 innings or more only 3 times.

Given that, I think the most that can be expected out of him is 4 innings -- There's no way I can see him making 5, at least not effectively --

Adkins has pitched a three inning outing before, and has 4 outings where he has thrown 36 or more pitches --- I expect to see him up early and ready to go should cotts falter, which I don't think is likely.

HomeFish
05-21-2004, 08:19 PM
This is premature. Let's see how many innings we get from Buehrle first.

Palehose13
05-21-2004, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by HomeFish
This is premature. Let's see how many innings we get from Buehrle first.

Geesh, well I am hoping and assuming that Buehrle isn't going to have an awful game and deplete the pen for tomorrow. It may be premature, but after what I heard on the radio today I wanted to see what Sox fans thought about Cotts' outing tomorrow...

Next time I will be sure to check with you before premature polling....

soltrain21
05-21-2004, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by HomeFish
This is premature. Let's see how many innings we get from Buehrle first.


This coming from the guy who already gave the division to the Twins?!

Palehose13
05-21-2004, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by soltrain21
This coming from the guy who already gave the division to the Twins?!

LOL...and promotes "Fire Ozzie.com"

MRKARNO
05-21-2004, 09:45 PM
About three. Adkins will get another three and it will be a combined start

doublem23
05-21-2004, 10:30 PM
Cotts is going to be a on pretty short leash tomorrow, per whitesox.com (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cws/news/cws_news.jsp?ymd=20040521&content_id=749389&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp)

Frater Perdurabo
05-21-2004, 10:45 PM
That's OK if he's on a short leash. The bullpen is nicely rested. Let's hope the Sox bats stay hot and make it irrelevant. :smile:

ChiSoxKid
05-21-2004, 11:01 PM
Cooper said in a postgame interview on the Score earlier this week that even if Cotts has not surrendered a hit through 3 innings he would be lifted.

I am paraphrasing but he said something like: "We will not make a mistake with this guy leaving him in too long."

gogosoxgogo
05-22-2004, 10:23 AM
I think you'll see him go about four. That's fine with me. Our bullpen is very well rested and we have plenty of guys out there who can go multiple innings. Adkins can step in for a few, Jackson can take a few, Pollitte can take some, Koch and Marte for the later innings, and I have a feeling we might be seeing the debut of Kelly Wunsch tonight.

SEALgep
05-22-2004, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by gogosoxgogo
I think you'll see him go about four. That's fine with me. Our bullpen is very well rested and we have plenty of guys out there who can go multiple innings. Adkins can step in for a few, Jackson can take a few, Pollitte can take some, Koch and Marte for the later innings, and I have a feeling we might be seeing the debut of Kelly Wunsch tonight. He made his debut against the Indians. The last game where we blew them out, he pitched the ninth. He looked good if that helps. Velocity still down, but he was getting plenty of movement and pitching strikes.

he_gone_89
05-22-2004, 07:10 PM
Im thinkin 5

but if the Twinkies keep their bats
on their shoulders then 7 2/3- 8 IP