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jabrch
06-26-2004, 06:46 PM
Way to stand tall! Maybe we don't need a 4th and 5th starter after all? :)

Let's see how Rauch and Diaz do in a few more starts, but I like the last two - that's for sure.

SEALgep
06-26-2004, 06:49 PM
Still want to trade for pitching, but I just assume leave Diaz out of any deal. Looks to be a potentially real good 5th guy next year. Hopefully if we need him more this year, more of the same. :bandance:

ChiWhiteSox1337
06-26-2004, 06:50 PM
Yep. I can't say that I would've expected Scho to do better.

markp8867
06-26-2004, 07:03 PM
Still want to trade for pitching, but I just assume leave Diaz out of any deal. Looks to be a potentially real good 5th guy next year. Hopefully if we need him more this year, more of the same. :bandance:
I totally agree. Diaz can throw strikes and as long as he can keep the other hitters off balance, he does very well. I think having Sandy's experience behind the plate today made a big difference too.

GO SOX TOMORROW!!!

viagracat
06-26-2004, 07:08 PM
I totally agree. Diaz can throw strikes and as long as he can keep the other hitters off balance, he does very well. I think having Sandy's experience behind the plate today made a big difference too.

GO SOX TOMORROW!!!
Yes, Rauch and Diaz have stepped up. I had a feeling Rauch might take full advantage of his ssecond chance. And it was a beautiful thing to see today; Diaz wasn't supposed to have a chance against the very good Carlos Zambrano. Don't overlook Pollitte; had a great stint today as well. And Mr Zero? The Cubs looked silly against him. I have a feeling the Sox may be on the verge of a run. This game today was huge. I'm excited. Congrats Felix!:smile:

Navaro's Talent
06-26-2004, 07:08 PM
Yep, I think I may have been a little hard on Diaz in his previous starts. He was able to keep his composure even with a large, loud crowd like that. Awesome!

SEALgep
06-26-2004, 07:17 PM
Yep, I think I may have been a little hard on Diaz in his previous starts. He was able to keep his composure even with a large, loud crowd like that. Awesome!Exactly, under the circumstances, that was as clutch as anyone could hope for. Kudos to the offense making it enough, but Diaz held his own under a lot of pressure. :bandance:

jabrch
06-26-2004, 07:17 PM
Diaz and Rauch's performances doesn't mean I still wouldn't like to add a #1 or a #2 to the front of this rotation - it does mean I wouldn't overpay for a #4 or #5 type guy. It also jumps the value of both of them up - so we can leverage them for more in trade if that's what the scenario calls for.

mcfish
06-26-2004, 07:20 PM
Helluva game! Remember everyone - The White Sox are 2-1 when Felix Diaz pitches. And the 1 loss was pitched on short rest on a rainy day. He pitched May 13, and then on May 17 - definitely not full rest.


Way to go Felix - I hope you succeed here in a White Sox uniform for years to come!

:bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

dpbyron
06-26-2004, 07:26 PM
:cheers: :worship: FELIX! How clutch was that?!?!?

hose
06-26-2004, 07:37 PM
Tip of the hat goes to Felix Diaz.

The Critic
06-26-2004, 07:41 PM
Felix looked REALLY calm and confident today.
Psycho Zambrano looked jumpy ( like always ) but I think his demeanor hurt him today.
Congrats to Felix, and KEEP IT UP!!!!!

GoSox2K3
06-26-2004, 08:14 PM
Same old story today, Diaz does great against a minor league team.:redneck

jabrch
06-26-2004, 08:16 PM
Same old story today, Diaz does great against a minor
league team.:redneck

LOL...

Diaz was MAJOR LEAGUE today - all the way.

Flight #24
06-26-2004, 09:56 PM
Felix looked REALLY calm and confident today.
Psycho Zambrano looked jumpy ( like always ) but I think his demeanor hurt him today.
Congrats to Felix, and KEEP IT UP!!!!!
Yeah - when Timo got on in the 4th, and Zambrano threw like 6 times in a row over there, all I could think was - "Is Carlos Zambrano spanish for Jon Garland"?.....and whaddaya know - it was!

SoxxoS
06-26-2004, 10:02 PM
Am I the only one who thinks Felix didn't look ALL that great today? I mean, he looked OK, but everyone of his pitches moves the same direction, at least that is what I gathered on TV. He made good pitches at the right time and threw strikes, but I wasn't very impressed with his stuff...

I don't care though, it's a white sox winner.:D:

mrzerofan
06-26-2004, 10:55 PM
I would wait a couple of more starts until deciding whether to trade either Rauch or Diaz.:rolleyes:

Especially for Ortiz because I think he only has 1 year left...

Lip Man 1
06-26-2004, 11:22 PM
Nice job by Diaz in a pressure situation. I'm estatic that Rauch and Diaz has bought the club a little more time to beg, borrow or steal more pitching as well as by Schowenweis a little time.

Lip

doublem23
06-26-2004, 11:25 PM
Same old story today, Diaz does great against a minor league team.:redneck
That's Post of the Week Material, there. :D:

MRKARNO
06-26-2004, 11:27 PM
Am I the only one who thinks Felix didn't look ALL that great today? I mean, he looked OK, but everyone of his pitches moves the same direction, at least that is what I gathered on TV. He made good pitches at the right time and threw strikes, but I wasn't very impressed with his stuff...

I don't care though, it's a white sox winner.:D:
He got a lot of hitters to pop up on his breaking ball or to fly out to opposite field. That's not going to do a lot of harm in general. He got ahead of almost everyone. He went 2-0 once, to Grudzielanek, and he went to 3-1 once, the very next batter, Patterson who drove one out on a neck high pitch. You cant do much about that. It would have been a two out walk otherwise, which wouldnt have been too bad in that situation. When you do these things, it's hard not to have success.

oheeoh...magglio
06-26-2004, 11:29 PM
Great work kid, we really needed a win today and you got the job done for us. Hopefully, we see more of this for the big league club for years to come.

Gotta go get the series win with Mr. Locyza tomorrow :cool:

Tragg
06-26-2004, 11:29 PM
Diaz and Rauch's performances doesn't mean I still wouldn't like to add a #1 or a #2 to the front of this rotation - it does mean I wouldn't overpay for a #4 or #5 type guy..
Exactly

BTW, I have been out of town- why did we pitch 2 fifth starters in the last 3 games? Someone out of Elo, Scho, or MB hurt?

doublem23
06-26-2004, 11:30 PM
Shoeneweis was just placed on the 15-day DL, so it looks like Felix will have at least 2-3 more starts.

Jjav829
06-26-2004, 11:45 PM
That's Post of the Week Material, there. :D:
Agreed! (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=13&id=2572)

Randar68
06-27-2004, 12:05 AM
Shoeneweis was just placed on the 15-day DL, so it looks like Felix will have at least 2-3 more starts.
when both Rauch and diaz have gotten in trouble ini their starts, it's been with leavinig the ball up in the zone. Typically that happens to pitchers when they're fatigued or not quite right, and botth of them getting on their regular 4 or 5 days of rest will help with that considerinig neither hahs been brought-up under the best of circumstances thus far.

Diaz and Rauch were both able to throw their breakinig pitches effectively in these last 2 starts and that really paved tthe way, since neither has a dominating fastball.

FOLIPS's are gonna be real quiet for a couple of days here... DAMN KIDS! HaRUMPH!

Nick@Nite
06-27-2004, 12:58 AM
... have a drink on me! :gulp:

Wtg, rooke!!!
:)

DSpivack
06-27-2004, 04:00 AM
Way to go, Felix Da Housecat! Making Chicago Proud!

Mohoney
06-27-2004, 04:40 AM
Am I the only one who thinks Felix didn't look ALL that great today? I mean, he looked OK, but everyone of his pitches moves the same direction, at least that is what I gathered on TV. He made good pitches at the right time and threw strikes, but I wasn't very impressed with his stuff...

I don't care though, it's a white sox winner.:D:

I have to disagree, for one reason.

Diaz threw THREE pitches for strikes today. The change and the curveball were both really biting. Plus, I blame that 3rd run, that 3-1 fastball (meatball) to Patterson, on whoever is calling these pitches. WAY too many fastballs are being called for Sox pitchers lately.

Diaz and Rauch have both shown me something this week, and that's an ability to throw a legit, major-league caliber 3rd pitch.

If we trade for a starter, don't give up either one of these guys. Give up Munoz, Grilli, Adkins, or Cotts. These guys don't have a legit 3rd pitch, and a 2-pitch starting pitcher is DEAD at the major league level.