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hose
07-31-2004, 09:18 AM
If you are wondering what is going on with our White Sox and their recent struggles this month take a look at some of the numbers.

Without Big Hurt and Maggs to make up the lack of production from our "grinders" the team has hit the skids. Carlos, Aaron and Paulie are contributing but for the most part teams can pitch around them if they desire.

July. .av. .obp. .slg. .ops . .

Borchard. .167. .265. .267. .531 .

Crede. .217. .253. .289. .709. .

Davis. .208. .208. .267. .531 . .

Harris. .191. .339. .234. .573 . .

Perez. .193. .242. .228. .470 . .

Uribe. .127. .197. .236. .433. .

Valentin. 128. .202. .302. .504. .

Procol Harum
07-31-2004, 09:38 AM
If you are wondering what is going on with our White Sox and their recent struggles this month take a look at some of the numbers.

Without Big Hurt and Maggs to make up the lack of production from our "grinders" the team has hit the skids. Carlos, Aaron and Paulie are contributing but for the most part teams can pitch around them if they desire.

July. .av. .obp. .slg. .ops . .

Borchard. .167. .265. .267. .531 .

Crede. .217. .253. .289. .709. .

Davis. .208. .208. .267. .531 . .

Harris. .191. .339. .234. .573 . .

Perez. .193. .242. .228. .470 . .

Uribe. .127. .197. .236. .433. .

Valentin. 128. .202. .302. .504. .
Wow. Says it all. A team built on hitting to win isn't going to emerge victorious very often with numbers like that from most of the lineup.

hose
07-31-2004, 09:46 AM
Wow. Says it all. A team built on hitting to win isn't going to emerge victorious very often with numbers like that from most of the lineup.
OTOH some of these grinders can also turn it around in August and September.

Nick@Nite
07-31-2004, 09:53 AM
OTOH some of these grinders can also turn it around in August and September.I was thinking along similar lines.

Isn't funny how streaks (good or bad) seem to start and stop around the end/beginning of a month?

Maybe Ozzie should have the clubhouse calender flipped to 1 August for tonights game.

owensmouth
07-31-2004, 10:12 AM
I totally agree. Hitting has very little to do with whether Frank and Magglio are in the lineup. If a few more of our regulars will just start making better contact, we can have just as effective an offense as before. It will take more than one bad week to end all our hopes. Let's worry about dumping our players after the season.

DGSWR81
07-31-2004, 10:17 AM
This has been a horrible month for the entire team.

CubKilla
07-31-2004, 10:56 AM
OTOH some of these grinders can also turn it around in August and September.
Our grinders have been on a downswing since Opening Day with the exception of Harris and Uribe who waited to come back down to earth until late May/early June.

Isn't Crede supposed to be a second-half player?

Soxzilla
07-31-2004, 11:01 AM
Our grinders have been on a downswing since Opening Day with the exception of Harris and Uribe who waited to come back down to earth until late May/early June.

Isn't Crede supposed to be a second-half player?
Crede hit something sick like .393 in june. He hasn't been dead this whole year.

Timo was hitting .300 until july rolled around.

Valentin's avg has dropped over 20 points in the last 10 days.

Borchard is just plain trade bait right now.

Davis is on the ups.

Slumps end people, this season isn't over.

SoxFan76
07-31-2004, 01:21 PM
Crede hit something sick like .393 in june. He hasn't been dead this whole year.

Timo was hitting .300 until july rolled around.

Valentin's avg has dropped over 20 points in the last 10 days.

Borchard is just plain trade bait right now.

Davis is on the ups.

Slumps end people, this season isn't over.
The recent emergence of Davis got me thinking. He was a high pick in the draft, and was projected to be a good player. Maybe have him stick around, and he will pull through. We all know Sandy is old, and will probably coach, and Burke is still a career minor leaguer. Maybe Davis could stay and actually contribute to this team. But I'm different that most on this board. I don't expect much offensively from the catcher.

OurBitchinMinny
07-31-2004, 01:49 PM
when aaron rowand is one of your top 3 hitters, you arent a very good team

SouthBendSox
07-31-2004, 05:32 PM
hell month

RKMeibalane
07-31-2004, 05:35 PM
when aaron rowand is one of your top 3 hitters, you arent a very good team
Now you've done it. Gumshoe and his band of Rowand ass-kissers are going to come down on you like a load of Wrigley Field concrete.

inta
07-31-2004, 05:39 PM
yeah this month tops last september as far as bullet-in-the-brain type months go.

swept by cubs, swept by the twins.
losing frank, losing maggs again.


ouch and ouch.

:angry:

losingugly2004
08-01-2004, 08:34 AM
The recent emergence of Davis got me thinking. He was a high pick in the draft, and was projected to be a good player. Maybe have him stick around, and he will pull through. We all know Sandy is old, and will probably coach, and Burke is still a career minor leaguer. Maybe Davis could stay and actually contribute to this team. But I'm different that most on this board. I don't expect much offensively from the catcher.

I agree with you. With the notable exception of Carlton Fisk, the White Sox catching core has been graced with dandies such as Ron Karkovice, Ed Hermann and Duane Josephson, players whose averages rarely exceeded their weight.