PDA

View Full Version : Offense MIA???


milrtyme28
07-07-2004, 01:24 AM
Well - we have a grand total of 9 runs in the last 5 games. A week ago we had the most potent offense in baseball - now we are fifth in that department. Granted, we just spent a 3 game series of pure hell in an NL park, but you would think that our guys would still be able to put up more than 1.8 runs a game?!

I guess the recent (tonight) mickey mouse lineup doesnt help anything. At least Gload didnt drop another ball. I hope we can pull out of this funk.

milrtyme28
07-07-2004, 01:28 AM
oh - also forgot to mention the .157 batting average over the last 4 games

LASOXFAN
07-07-2004, 02:16 AM
It's just a bad stretch. Ride it out. All teams have them, even the 1927 Yankees lost four in a row during a stretch late in the season.

What they've shown us in flashes leads me to believe things will most certainly take a turn for the better. And that's coming from a cynic.

A game or so back isn't going to kill the Sox. Let's see what they're made of, shall we?

StockdaleForVeep
07-07-2004, 03:05 AM
Well - we have a grand total of 9 runs in the last 5 games. A week ago we had the most potent offense in baseball - now we are fifth in that department. Granted, we just spent a 3 game series of pure hell in an NL park, but you would think that our guys would still be able to put up more than 1.8 runs a game?!

I guess the recent (tonight) mickey mouse lineup doesnt help anything. At least Gload didnt drop another ball. I hope we can pull out of this funk.

:corpseball

SSN721
07-07-2004, 06:02 AM
:corpseball


I concur.

JRIG
07-07-2004, 06:54 AM
Willie Harris, our leadoff "hitter" is 4 for his last 43 with 2 extra base hits since May 11th. Or 2 in his last 128 at bats, whichever makes you feel better.

Juan Uribe, our #2 "hitter" is 3 for his last 31.

Thus concludes my analysis of why we're not scoring any runs.

samram
07-07-2004, 06:58 AM
Willie Harris, our leadoff "hitter" is 4 for his last 43 with 2 extra base hits since May 11th. Or 2 in his last 128 at bats, whichever makes you feel better.

Juan Uribe, our #2 "hitter" is 3 for his last 31.

Thus concludes my analysis of why we're not scoring any runs.
Yeah, from now on whenever Willie gets hot, I'm not going to be fooled into thinking he's getting better or turning the corner. I'm going to think he's on a little streak and will revert to full suckfest status within a week or so.

Hokiesox
07-07-2004, 07:17 AM
"OFFENSE! Get yer OFFENSE! I got a deal on OFFENSE!"

This is some letdown after the sweep of the Twins last week. :dtroll:

SOXSINCE'70
07-07-2004, 07:26 AM
Perhaps Ozzie should juggle his offense,what little of it there is.The Sox better win tonight.Tomorrow afternoon,Sox killer Aaron Sele (5-0 his last 5 starts against the Sox) goes against "Lousy-a" (Loaiza).:(: :(:

DaveIsHere
07-07-2004, 07:40 AM
The Sox will win tonight, at least we are hitting a rough streak with the ASG coming up, we need a break soon to regroup. DId you see Gload last night, he was trying to hit everything out of the park, he struck out swinging at a pitch over his head. This team is really pressing.

gosox41
07-07-2004, 07:43 AM
Willie Harris, our leadoff "hitter" is 4 for his last 43 with 2 extra base hits since May 11th. Or 2 in his last 128 at bats, whichever makes you feel better.

Juan Uribe, our #2 "hitter" is 3 for his last 31.

Thus concludes my analysis of why we're not scoring any runs.
But I thought Uribe was going to hit .330 for the year and that Harris was going to hit just as good as Ray Durham.


Bob

Jerko
07-07-2004, 09:02 AM
Instead of changing 4 players a night, why not just switch around the order a little bit? Uribe is in a slump; well, Rowand, Valentin, and Lee have all had some success batting #2 at times, put one of them up there. Maybe Uribe won't "press" as much batting 7th or 8th. Bench Willie, have Rowand lead off, Lee 2nd, Frank, Paulie, Valentin, Uribe, Crede, Perez, Catcher. Or move Perez to 2nd for a lefty bat up there. Inserting G-load, Harris AND Ben Davis wouldn't pull my softball team out of a slump, let alone the White Sox.

Mickster
07-07-2004, 09:20 AM
Inserting G-load, Harris AND Ben Davis wouldn't pull my softball team out of a slump, let alone the White Sox.
Amen.

mcfish
07-07-2004, 10:33 AM
You know, even with our great offense, why do we never have any great batting averages on the team? We have a bunch of good averages, and a bunch more crappy averages, but nothing great. The closest we have are Maggs at .311 and Rowand at .299.

Here's what we do have:
Ordonez .311; Rowand .299; Lee .293; Alomar .284; Konerko .284; Uribe .282; Perez .279; Thomas only .271; Gload .267; Harris .267; Olivo .264; Valentin .263; Crede .238.

Compare that to the Angels (only because we're playing them right now):
V Guerrero .345; G Anderson .321; J DaVanon .307; C Figgins .303; T Glaus .296; J Guillen .294; B Molina .292; D Erstad .287; D Eckstein .278; J Molina .254; A Kennedy .249;

I know OBP matters too, but come on. We only have 3 guys better than .290! The Angels have 7. Why are individual Sox player's averages so low? This is more of a trend than an exception.

Lip Man 1
07-07-2004, 12:23 PM
Because Sox players are basically 'home run or nothing.' That isn't a dig, it's a fact. Look at the home run totals since 2000.

Lip

mdep524
07-07-2004, 12:28 PM
Because Sox players are basically 'home run or nothing.' That isn't a dig, it's a fact. Look at the home run totals since 2000.

Lip
It IS a dig, IMO, and it's a problem that needs fixin'.

Frater Perdurabo
07-07-2004, 12:29 PM
Willie Harris, our leadoff "hitter" is 4 for his last 43 with 2 extra base hits since May 11th. Or 2 in his last 128 at bats, whichever makes you feel better.

Juan Uribe, our #2 "hitter" is 3 for his last 31.

Thus concludes my analysis of why we're not scoring any runs.

Exactly. Harris and Uribe should be 8-9 in the lineup.

Frater Perdurabo
07-07-2004, 12:30 PM
Because Sox players are basically 'home run or nothing.' That isn't a dig, it's a fact. Look at the home run totals since 2000.

Lip

Paging Jason Kendall....

eurotrash35
07-07-2004, 05:16 PM
It IS a dig, IMO, and it's a problem that needs fixin'.
It's also a good indication of why we didn't have any position players make the all star team.

JohnJeter
07-07-2004, 09:58 PM
Because Sox players are basically 'home run or nothing.' That isn't a dig, it's a fact. Look at the home run totals since 2000.

Lip
Right, and it would be wise to ignore the transient euphoria which typically results from the next double-digit run output by the Sox.

milrtyme28
07-07-2004, 11:30 PM
this is plainly evident - its the long ball or nothing. small ball has its merits - at least it doesnt result in ANOTHER fly-out hit straight to an outfielder 15 feet in front of the warning track

gosox41
07-08-2004, 07:59 AM
this is plainly evident - its the long ball or nothing. small ball has its merits - at least it doesnt result in ANOTHER fly-out hit straight to an outfielder 15 feet in front of the warning track


:hawk
He just missed it!! Mercy.