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kojak
04-24-2005, 10:54 PM
Did you know that the White Sox are the only team in baseball that have an on-base percentage under .300?!?

Talk about making the most out of your opportunities!!!

BTW, the Yankmees lead MLB in OBP and Colorado is 3rd...

Irishsox1
04-24-2005, 11:01 PM
How about the Sox are 4th in stolen bases....

npdempse
04-24-2005, 11:06 PM
Did you know that the White Sox are the only team in baseball that have an on-base percentage under .300?!?

Talk about making the most out of your opportunities!!!

BTW, the Yankmees lead MLB in OBP and Colorado is 3rd...

It's the centennial edition of the Hitless Wonders, a year early.

Too bad we won't get to spank the Cubs in the World Series again.

jabrch
04-25-2005, 12:39 AM
OBP is nice. I wish our was higher. But despite Billy Beane telling us so, it is not a fact that you have to have a high OBP to win a game, a series, a division, or a playoff series. You need to outscore your opponents. OBP is a very nice thing to have - but you can build a winning team around pitching, defense, and scoring 4 runs a game. You don't have to build a team around any one particular statistic, including OBP.

4 runs per game probably won't be enough over the course of the season - unless we continue to only allow 3.2 runs per game, in which case 4 runs is enough.

seanpmurphy
04-25-2005, 12:48 AM
Did you know that the White Sox are the only team in baseball that have an on-base percentage under .300?!?

Talk about making the most out of your opportunities!!!

BTW, the Yankmees lead MLB in OBP and Colorado is 3rd...

The Yankees lead the league in OBP and are 8-11...losers.

White Sox got the headline on www.mlb.com (http://www.mlb.com) with their 7th straight!

MIgrenade
04-25-2005, 02:08 AM
Problem is that everything goes in streaks and right now the pitching is on. If the hitting doesn't come around it's going to get ugly. The thing is it's only a couple guys, Konerko, Dye, Rowand have to start hitting. Luckily they do when it's the 8th inning and they have to win, but we won't play KC all year. It an interesting stat though and I find it odd because the Sox seem to have a lot of scoring opportunities.

jabrch
04-25-2005, 03:51 AM
Problem is that everything goes in streaks and right now the pitching is on. If the hitting doesn't come around it's going to get ugly. The thing is it's only a couple guys, Konerko, Dye, Rowand have to start hitting. Luckily they do when it's the 8th inning and they have to win, but we won't play KC all year. It an interesting stat though and I find it odd because the Sox seem to have a lot of scoring opportunities.

Great - so the pitching is on a good streak and the hitting is on a poor streak. So isn't it safe to assume that the two trends will both swap? If you can make the assumption that the pitching will get worse, shouldn't you equally assume the hitting would get better?

Papas
04-25-2005, 03:59 AM
As one of the 2005 commercials says
"Only 1 stat matters"

Pitchings gonna carry the Sox through the season, obviosley with great batting they still havn't won the division in five years and now sitting at 15-4 with one of the lower on base percentages is fine (plus the batting that is being produced is clutch).

:sox

Nard
04-25-2005, 04:00 AM
The point is that pitching and defense aren't streaky, or at least not nearly as streaky as hitting.

Papas
04-25-2005, 04:04 AM
The point is that pitching and defense aren't streaky, or at least not nearly as streaky as hitting.
And if you have great defense and pitching, they don't get streaky, which is why it's so much more important than on-base percentage.

Maximo
04-25-2005, 09:20 AM
It still would be a relief; however, to see some bats get going and win a couple of "rocking chair games" as some former Sox broadcasters of yesteryear use to say.

This "grind em' out", "come from behind", "all ball" win streak is great.....but it takes its toll after a while.

jabrch
04-25-2005, 09:31 AM
It still would be a relief; however, to see some bats get going and win a couple of "rocking chair games" as some former Sox broadcasters of yesteryear use to say.

This "grind em' out", "come from behind", "all ball" win streak is great.....but it takes its toll after a while.

Didn't we win 8-2 on Friday and 9-1 on Wednesday? 2 of the last 5 games were blowouts.

Maximo
04-25-2005, 09:38 AM
Didn't we win 8-2 on Friday and 9-1 on Wednesday? 2 of the last 5 games were blowouts.

Yes, we did....just would like to see a little more consistency from the offense so that the pitchers have confidence they can get away with a bad outing every once in a while,