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Jabroni
03-04-2005, 06:45 PM
Pods hit 2 triples today, according to today's box score (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=250304127). In 3 games, he is now:

6 for 7
2 triples
2 singles
2 bunt singles
2 runs scored
2 stolen bases

:supernana:

spawn
03-04-2005, 06:47 PM
I just posted his triples in the PTC thread. Also, Iguchi had 2 hits and 2 runs scored, Everett had 2 doubles and 3 rbi's. 16 runs for the Sox today, no homers. SWEET!:D:

Lip Man 1
03-04-2005, 06:48 PM
He is certainly setting the table in the lineup. If he can hit around .280 this year that will be a major help to the team in scoring runs.

Lip

HomeFish
03-04-2005, 06:49 PM
Most of the games have been blown by people who won't be pitching for the Sox in the regular, so the fact that the Sox have a losing record should not mean much.

Of course, in our one win, the go-ahead run was hit by a minor leaguer who won' be up anytime either.

spawn
03-04-2005, 06:51 PM
It was also split squad, and it's still early. I'm still encouraged.

Jabroni
03-04-2005, 06:53 PM
I love the fact that Pods is apparently trying to only hit line drives and keep the ball on the ground, as opposed to swinging for the fences like he did last season.

spawn
03-04-2005, 06:56 PM
I love the fact that Pods is apparently trying to only hit line drives and keep the ball on the ground, as opposed to swinging for the fences like he did last season.
I think he's gonna surprise a lot of people this year. I think he's gonna be a great pickup.

BridgePortNative
03-04-2005, 06:59 PM
.300+ average with 80+ stolen bases:D:
seriously, if he can hit that high I believe he will steal that many at least. He may steal over 100:cool: . .244 average with 70 SB.... u do the math........

elrod
03-04-2005, 07:00 PM
I'm bothered by El Duque though. 6 ER in 3 innings? And Contreras wasn't much better. Maybe they need some time to settle their arms in.

spawn
03-04-2005, 07:04 PM
I'm bothered by El Duque though. 6 ER in 3 innings? And Contreras wasn't much better. Maybe they need some time to settle their arms in.
It was their first appearances of the spring. I wouldn't make too much out of these performances. Besides, it is Arizona. Any ball hit in the air has a chance to go out.

Jabroni
03-04-2005, 07:07 PM
Also of note:

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050304&content_id=956868&vkey=spt2005gamer&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws
Carl Everett led the Sox attack with two doubles and three RBIs and Tadahito Iguchi singled and doubled, but the D-Backs put six on the board against Orlando Hernandez.It's nice to see Carl and Iguchi get some hits. Those are Iguchi's first two hits in the U.S.

Unregistered
03-04-2005, 07:08 PM
Most of the games have been blown by people who won't be pitching for the Sox in the regular, so the fact that the Sox have a losing record should not mean much.
He is certainly setting the table in the lineup. If he can hit around .280 this year that will be a major help to the team in scoring runs.
Lip 2 semi-positive posts back to back by Lip and Homefish? :o:
I think I need to go lie down.

Jabroni
03-04-2005, 07:13 PM
2 semi-positive posts back to back by Lip and Homefish? :o:
I think I need to go lie down.I know, SHOCKING! :o:

Lip Man 1
03-04-2005, 07:15 PM
Just telling it like I see it.

Lip

Fake Chet Lemon
03-04-2005, 08:50 PM
The final scores to these games mean absolutely nothing. The 1985 Bears were 1-4 in preseason. Most of the pitchers won't see the Cell this year unless they buy a ticket. I'm really encouraged by Pods, Rudy Law's record may die. Don't buy the line that there is a big carry over. If you go 25-2 in Arizona and lose your first five out of the box in April, that carry over means nothing.

Rocklive99
03-04-2005, 09:02 PM
Not to mention the pitchers who already have a spot aren't going to show their normal stuff and are usually working on a specific pitch or mechanics (plus we play the NL West again, so I don't think our starter's want to show anything), so all of these stats are misleading. Good ST records have done nothing for us or teams in the past, all you gotta hope is that everyone tunes up and no one gets hurt. Still nice to see some baseball though and very impressed with Pods, I'm uberexcited for opening day

WikdChiSoxFan
03-04-2005, 09:05 PM
All right, in spite of people believing that I'm anothed depressed sox fan (see first spring training game thread, i was deemed first "sox fan in need of therapy") (although, i think i should've thought a little bit more before i typed) the sox rock and i've seen absolutely everything i've wanted to see...

i hope our sox can pitch as well as they should. that means marte and cotts being pretty decent, hermanson and vizqiano providing a lot of improvement, shingo being shingo (i don't expect him to be as good as his great moment, but i think he'll be really "effective"), and the starting five being as good as they can.

what i didn't expect to see so early and so effective...small ball. I know everybody has been all small ball this and small ball that since ozzie became manager...but to see it happen is a different story. I mean, last year, everyone was hootin and a hollerin about small ball when almost all of our players couldn't lay down a bunt...but now to see pods lightin' it up out there (albeit the two triples today didn't exactly show off the small ball aspect of our game,) the bunt singles and steals get me so riled up.

and i can't tell you how much more i love the game when it's legs vs. arms. i mean plays at the plate and steals are so entertaining. need i say, "c'mon timo" i was up jumping around getting crazy.

anyway, i don't believe this has anything to do with this thread except that Scotty rocks. I can't wait till i go see the Sox up in Millwaukee for preseason. (By the way, i checked out prices, $15 for the primo seats, $10 for most seats, and $5 for bleachers) I expect to see you all there with your Sox Ponchos.

This season is gonna rock hardcore.

chisoxmike
03-04-2005, 09:10 PM
To show how Spring Training W-L record means jack ****, look at the 2004 standings....


2004 Spring Training Standings
American League
Team W L PCT
Minnesota 20 11 0.645
Seattle 18 10 0.643
Anaheim 19 13 0.594
NY Yankees 13 9 0.591
Boston 17 12 0.586
Kansas City 17 12 0.586
Tampa Bay 11 8 0.579
Oakland 19 14 0.576
Cleveland 18 14 0.562
Chi White Sox 15 13 0.536
Toronto 13 15 0.464
Detroit 14 17 0.452
Baltimore 12 16 0.429
Texas 12 17 0.414


National League
Team W L PCT
Montreal 19 11 0.633
Milwaukee 18 12 0.600
St. Louis 17 12 0.586
Florida 16 13 0.552
Cincinnati 18 16 0.529
Chicago Cubs 16 16 0.500
Houston 14 14 0.500
Colorado 13 14 0.481
Arizona 15 17 0.469
Atlanta 14 17 0.452
NY Mets 14 19 0.424
Pittsburgh 12 20 0.375
San Francisco 11 19 0.367
San Diego 11 20 0.355
Los Angeles 12 22 0.353
Philadelphia 10 21 0.323

PAPChiSox729
03-04-2005, 09:31 PM
It's nice to see Pods have a good start to ST. Didn't he say on MJH that he was trying to get more line drives. I hope it is true, and so far, it has proven to be. Speed doesn't help you much when you hit a homerun (or strikeout trying to).

soxwon
03-04-2005, 09:55 PM
Most of the games have been blown by people who won't be pitching for the Sox in the regular, so the fact that the Sox have a losing record should not mean much.

Of course, in our one win, the go-ahead run was hit by a minor leaguer who won' be up anytime either.

The cubs are printing world series tickets, they are 2-0.

gobears1987
03-04-2005, 10:25 PM
2 semi-positive posts back to back by Lip and Homefish? :o:
I think I need to go lie down.
It must be one cold day in Hell.

Mohoney
03-04-2005, 10:27 PM
16 runs for the Sox today, no homers. SWEET!:D:

I could get used to this in a big way.

SouthBendSox
03-04-2005, 11:16 PM
how many caught stealings for Pods though?

MUsoxfan
03-05-2005, 01:30 AM
how many caught stealings for Pods though?

None. 2 for 2 and the throws haven't even been close

Dadawg_77
03-05-2005, 09:55 AM
Most of the games have been blown by people who won't be pitching for the Sox in the regular, so the fact that the Sox have a losing record should not mean much.

Of course, in our one win, the go-ahead run was hit by a minor leaguer who won' be up anytime either.

Spring Training means nothing just a time to get ready for the reg season. Just because player is hot in spring training doesn't mean they will be come April.