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TDog
06-19-2005, 02:35 PM
Come-from-behind wins can be overrated. Give up a run in the top of the first, come back with five in the second, coast to a 7-3 final and it's called coming from behind.

But I read this at work, I believe from the Dallas Morning News. The White Sox lead the American League with wins after trailing after the sixth. The number was 8, 9 now.

Think about that. In recent years, with all that offense, the Sox didn't often come from behind in the late innings.

It helps that pitching is keeping the Sox close enough to overtake the other team on most occasions, but this team that was supposed to have no offense coming into the season have the league's best come-from-behind-late offense.

RallyBowl
06-19-2005, 02:38 PM
9 wins after trailing in the 6th. wow. that is why you should never give up. see my thread on learning an important lesson.

Lip Man 1
06-19-2005, 06:54 PM
The White Sox now have 12 wins where they trailed in the 7th inning or later. Here is the list:

4/6 Cleveland (9th)
4/21 @ Detroit (7th)
4/24 @ Kansas City (8th)
4/30 Detroit (7th)
5/3 Kansas City (8th)
5/5 Kansas City (8th)
5/6 @ Toronto (tied in 7th, took lead in 8th)
5/13 Baltimore (7th)
5/21 @ Cubs (8th)
5/30 Angels (9th)
6/12 @ San Diego (tied in 8th, won in 10th)
6/18 Dodgers (9th)

On the flip side the Sox have lost 6 games where they led in the 7th inning or
later.

4/7 Cleveland (9th)
4/26 @ Oakland (tied in 7th, took lead in 8th)
5/10 @ Tampa Bay (tied in 7th, won in 9th)
5/26 @ Angels (7th)
6/1 Angels (7th)
6/11 @ San Diego (9th)

That is a 2-1 ratio....excellent.

Lip

gf2020
06-19-2005, 06:55 PM
Does anybody know where I can find a site that tracks blown saves by team??

TDog
06-19-2005, 10:12 PM
The White Sox now have 12 wins where they trailed in the 7th inning or later. Here is the list:...
That is a 2-1 ratio....excellent.

Lip

I didn't do the research, probably should have, but the list does a better job than the note I read of showing a remarkable difference in this Sox team compared with recent teams. Tonight's win was similar to last night's, losing going to the bottom of the eighth.

Exciting, winning baseball is fun. This is a great season to be a Sox fan.

SouthSide4Life
06-19-2005, 10:14 PM
3 words... POST GAME THREAD

soxjim
06-19-2005, 10:16 PM
Coming up with late runs after the 7th makes it even more exciting. What a season to be a SOX fan. Keep it up!

Lip Man 1
06-19-2005, 10:54 PM
Make that 'lucky 13' now! LOL

Lip

TDog
06-20-2005, 12:22 AM
3 words... POST GAME THREAD

With all due respect, I started this thread 3 1//2 hours before game time.

elrod
06-20-2005, 01:31 AM
So the White Sox are 12-22 in games they've trailed at some point in the 7th inning or later. That is phenomenal. In more than half the games the Sox trail in the 7th inning they come back to win.

Nellie_Fox
06-20-2005, 01:37 AM
This started last year. I started to have confidence that they would still be trying in the late innings. In '03, if the Sox were behind in the 6th or later, I knew it was over. There was no point in even hanging around.

kevingrt
06-20-2005, 09:48 AM
9 wins after trailing in the 6th. wow. that is why you should never give up. see my thread on learning an important lesson.

Never give up and never leave the damn ball game early. I hate when fans are leaving after the 7th or 8th inning, it annoys the hell out of me. Stay you might see something really exciting

34 Inch Stick
06-20-2005, 09:55 AM
I really don't recall it from last year.

I think the key is that there are many more players in the lineup who can move on the bases without the aid of a hit. If Pods gets on with no outs, I am to the point I EXPECT him to be on third with less than 2 outs (with the aid of Iguichi).

Rowand, Iguichi and Pods are all legitimate base stealing threats and Ozzie empowers them to run. That means that our RBI men get more AB's where there are opportunities to drive in runs (I'd love to see a statistic regarding the # of AB's with runners in scoring position relative to the rest of the league).

Frater Perdurabo
06-20-2005, 11:04 AM
I really don't recall it from last year.

I think the key is that there are many more players in the lineup who can move on the bases without the aid of a hit. If Pods gets on with no outs, I am to the point I EXPECT him to be on third with less than 2 outs (with the aid of Iguichi).

Rowand, Iguichi and Pods are all legitimate base stealing threats and Ozzie empowers them to run. That means that our RBI men get more AB's where there are opportunities to drive in runs (I'd love to see a statistic regarding the # of AB's with runners in scoring position relative to the rest of the league).

Now if they could just get Paulie to stop lining out or grounding out when guys are in scoring position, they would be unstoppable.....

FRANK FORT
06-20-2005, 01:11 PM
When I saw the title of this thread, I thought that it was about the Cubs neighborhood.