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WhiteSoxFan84
06-20-2005, 02:09 PM
How do you guys think Brandon will do tonight against the "revitalized" Royals of Kansas City? Here's what I'm thinking...

7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 9 Ks

I'm being optimistic!

Sox win 8-4.

Sox OWN Lima Time.

chisoxfanatic
06-20-2005, 02:18 PM
6.2 innings, 2 runs (both earned), 6 hits, 7 K's.

Irishsox1
06-20-2005, 02:27 PM
2.2 innings
7 earned runs
2 strikeouts
2 walks

To quote Bull Durham..."Look Nuke--these big league hitters are gonna light you up like a pin ball machine for awhile."

Tonight is awhile.

The Dude
06-20-2005, 02:39 PM
5 IP 4 ER 3 BB 4 K

no decision

Hopefully he does better that that, but hes really been struggling against AAA hitting. One could make a case that KC is the same as AAA hitting, sooooo hopefully he'll be on top of his game tonight.:cool:

Tekijawa
06-20-2005, 02:42 PM
No hitter and two walks shy of a perfect game 5K's... this is the Sweeney-less Royals people!

CHISOXFAN13
06-20-2005, 02:42 PM
2.2 innings
7 earned runs
2 strikeouts
2 walks

To quote Bull Durham..."Look Nuke--these big league hitters are gonna light you up like a pin ball machine for awhile."

Tonight is awhile.

We are playing Kansas City not Boston or Texas. While hot, the Royals lineup still doesn't strike fear in pitchers.

B Mac gets the win tonight, allowing three runs in 7 innings.

BRDSR
06-20-2005, 02:47 PM
I am very wary of BMac's start tonight. If he goes out and gets shelled by the Royals tonight it will hurt his trade value a great deal. He gives up way too many fly balls to pitch at the big league level, let alone at U.S. Cellular field. If Don Cooper teaches him one thing between being called up and tonight it needs to be some sort of way to keep the ball on the ground, if only against a third or two-fifths of the batters he faces.

That said, I'll be at the game tonight rooting him on like the nutcase I am. If I had to put money on it I'd say 5 innings, 4 runs, and a no decision. Lima has been abysmal this year, and he's always been abysmal against the Sox, so maybe we'll stake BMac to an early lead and he can get the win.

WhiteSoxFan84
06-20-2005, 02:53 PM
If Don Cooper teaches him one thing between being called up and tonight it needs to be some sort of way to keep the ball on the ground, if only against a third or two-fifths of the batters he faces.


Keep the ball low?

Some of you guys are making him out to be garbage. I don't think he's that at all. He's been bad in the minors this year, yes, but remember what he did in Spring Training against Major League hitting.

He'll turn it around. Starting tonight.

Rocky Soprano
06-20-2005, 02:57 PM
7 1/3 IP

8 K

2 W

1 ER

Gets his first win, 6-1.

And also wins his first PTC.

BRDSR
06-20-2005, 02:58 PM
Keep the ball low?

Some of you guys are making him out to be garbage. I don't think he's that at all. He's been bad in the minors this year, yes, but remember what he did in Spring Training against Major League hitting.

He'll turn it around. Starting tonight.

I would count AAA regular season games as more indicative of talent than major league spring training games. It's not necessarily the results that I get worried about, but how the results are obtained. Even in his relatively good start against the Cubs he got only a single ground ball out and that was on a bunt. It shouldn't be any surprise that in his next start, against a much better offense, he gave up 4 home runs. I hope he does start turning it around tonight. If he does, it will be because he got some ground balls, at least 2 out of 5. If not, he will get shelled.

Iguana775
06-20-2005, 03:00 PM
3 Inn, 8 ER, 4 BB, 3 K.

Prove me wrong, Mac.

iamkoza
06-20-2005, 03:00 PM
5 ip, 5 er, 5k's, 8h, 1bb, 2hr's

Iguana775
06-20-2005, 03:01 PM
I am very wary of BMac's start tonight. If he goes out and gets shelled by the Royals tonight it will hurt his trade value a great deal. He gives up way too many fly balls to pitch at the big league level, let alone at U.S. Cellular field. If Don Cooper teaches him one thing between being called up and tonight it needs to be some sort of way to keep the ball on the ground, if only against a third or two-fifths of the batters he faces.

That said, I'll be at the game tonight rooting him on like the nutcase I am. If I had to put money on it I'd say 5 innings, 4 runs, and a no decision. Lima has been abysmal this year, and he's always been abysmal against the Sox, so maybe we'll stake BMac to an early lead and he can get the win.

One things for sure. AJ better be catching so he can tell B-Mac to not think and throw in the best AJ way he can. lol.

PAPChiSox729
06-20-2005, 03:12 PM
I'll bite:

6.2 IP 7 Ks 2 BB 7 H 2 ER 1 W

Make it happen, Brandon!

DaleJRFan
06-20-2005, 03:23 PM
Lima stinks. Tonight is gonna be a slugfest... it's finally hot enough for Konerko to start killing bad pitching like he shoulda been doin all season long.

Here is my entirely ridiculous prediction:
BMac: W 5.2IP 6ER 3BB 7K
Cotts and Politte contribute with 3.1 perfect innings to seal the W.

:)

spiffie
06-20-2005, 03:27 PM
Tonight BMac gives up 6ER in 4 innings, with 5BB and 6 K's.

We win 11-9 on a walkoff 3 run shot by Jermaine Dye.

mjharrison72
06-20-2005, 03:40 PM
I'll bite:

6.2 IP 7 Ks 2 BB 7 H 2 ER 1 W

Make it happen, Brandon!
The W is the only stat that really matters... I'll go on a limb and say he gets the win tonight, too!

TaylorStSox
06-20-2005, 03:57 PM
6 Ip/3er/5h/6k/1bb/w

elrod
06-20-2005, 04:05 PM
3.2 IP 6ER 1BB 4K 3HR 9H

Lima pitches his one good game and the Royals win 8-1.

maurice
06-20-2005, 04:13 PM
LMAO! The FOHF are out in full force in this thread (5 BB?). Remember what he did to the cubs? KC has a much weaker lineup.

I'll take 6 IP, 2 R, 8 K, W.

Chisox003
06-20-2005, 04:17 PM
5 ip, 5 er, 5k's, 8h, 1bb, 2hr's

Yup :yup:

While I really hope not, I think Brandon may have a tough outing tonight....5 IP, 4 or 5 ER sounds about right

Hopefully the Sox bats are sizzling and light up Lima Time

dcb33
06-20-2005, 04:19 PM
2.2 innings
7 earned runs
2 strikeouts
2 walks

To quote Bull Durham..."Look Nuke--these big league hitters are gonna light you up like a pin ball machine for awhile."

Tonight is awhile.

Since when did Kansas City have a lineup full of big-league hitters?

If there's a start out there for B-Mac to shine, tonight is it. The Sox are taking on a terrible KC club, and although they're playing better of late, they haven't run into a team as good as the Sox in awhile. Even if B-Mac struggles, the offense should be able to pick him up since it's Lima Time tonight.

I say 6IP, 4ER, 3K, 3BB

FedEx227
06-20-2005, 04:21 PM
i'm looking at a 6 ip, 5 ER, 4 Ks, 2 HRs...

hopefully a W.

FloridaSox
06-20-2005, 04:22 PM
9 innings, no hits, no walks, denied a perfect game by 1 error and strikes out 15. El Duque gets committed for depression realizing he may have lost his spot in the rotation.

DaleJRFan
06-20-2005, 04:35 PM
9 innings, no hits, no walks, denied a perfect game by 1 error and strikes out 15. El Duque gets committed for depression realizing he may have lost his spot in the rotation.

Deep Pink? Teal?

Though, I do think you are onto something. KW has made it abundantly clear to Hernandez that if McCarthy is dealing the next few starts, El Duque can start packing. I'm sure the Rangers, Nationals or Yankees would pick him up off of the waiver wire.

BeviBall!
06-20-2005, 04:35 PM
5 IP, 6 ER.

kobo
06-20-2005, 04:50 PM
Deep Pink? Teal?

Though, I do think you are onto something. KW has made it abundantly clear to Hernandez that if McCarthy is dealing the next few starts, El Duque can start packing. I'm sure the Rangers, Nationals or Yankees would pick him up off of the waiver wire.
Where has Kenny made it clear to El Duque that he may be gone if McCarthy pitches well? I must have missed that memo. The Sox knew what they were getting when they signed him, and I don't think someone who is 7-2 and has pitched well all year is going to get shipped off because of some 21 yr old kid. McCarthy has to prove himself, he may have pitched well in spring training but in his 2 major league starts he has not been able to keep the ball down. On a night like tonight the ball is going to be flying out of the park, and I don't think he will go past 5 innings.

5 inn, 6 er, 5 k's, 2 bb's, 4 hr's.

Buehrle_Man56
06-20-2005, 04:56 PM
He should do pretty good considering hes facing the Royals...I say 6 IP 5 hits 1 ER 2 BB 8 K

wxkid23
06-20-2005, 04:59 PM
6ip 4h 2er 2bb 4ks

In a.... 6-3 Sox win

Tekijawa
06-20-2005, 05:24 PM
.... it's Lima Time tonight.


That's right, Fathers lock up your Daughters or at least send them out with protection!

SOXSINCE'70
06-20-2005, 05:25 PM
7 IP,2 runs (earned),2 BB,6 K.

Irishsox1
06-20-2005, 05:30 PM
Since when did Kansas City have a lineup full of big-league hitters?

If there's a start out there for B-Mac to shine, tonight is it. The Sox are taking on a terrible KC club, and although they're playing better of late, they haven't run into a team as good as the Sox in awhile. Even if B-Mac struggles, the offense should be able to pick him up since it's Lima Time tonight.

I say 6IP, 4ER, 3K, 3BB

KC beat Houston yesterday 7-1
KC beat the Dodgers with Derrek Lowe 9-6 June 16th
KC beat Arizona 9-4 and lost to Arizona 11-12 June 10th - 12th

All of these games were with out Mike Sweeney.

You guys think KC is some sad sack team...yes they are when facing our regular starters, but for a 21 year old rookie, they have a tough team.

As for Lima time, hopefully he got the good start out of his system because last time out he pitched 8 innings and picked up his first win.

Unregistered
06-20-2005, 05:37 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2004/05/14/qzPTJAO7.jpg

Uh, 2... uh... earned runs... yeah... wait... no... complete game... uh, shutout... :tongue:

Tekijawa
06-20-2005, 05:39 PM
... and picked up his first win.

and it only took him 14 games to do it... next "scheduled" win should be sometime in September... As I stated before McCarthy No hitter 2 walks 5 K's.... 'nuff said. Save the Sky is falling threads until after the Game, never before! and save them for slightly more Qualified teams, ones that are on a bigger win streaks than ONE!

delben91
06-20-2005, 05:39 PM
5 IP, 3 ER, 6 K, 1 BB

Good enough to get a W? Hopefully.

maurice
06-20-2005, 06:46 PM
25 wins v. 43 losses.
10-22 on the road.
21 games behind us.
10th in the AL in runs.
11th in the AL in HR.
11th in the AL in OPS.

It's possible that BMac will lose to Jose Lima (1-5, 7.38 ERA; 9.19 road ERA), but it's not very likely.

Dick Allen
06-20-2005, 06:56 PM
6.1 innings, 8 hits, 4 ER, 6K, Sox win 6-4.

harwar
06-20-2005, 06:58 PM
6 innings,2 earned runs(both homers) 3 walks, 7 strikeouts,Brandon gets the W.

Irishsox1
06-21-2005, 12:00 AM
Just for the record:

4.2 innings
6 Earned runs
4 Walks
0 K's

He looked scared out there.

BeviBall!
06-21-2005, 08:54 AM
Just for the record:

4.2 innings
6 Earned runs
4 Walks
0 K's

He looked scared out there.

The crowd got behind him and he balked while in the windup. This ain't Yankee Stadium, kid. We're on YOUR side.

Hitmen77
06-21-2005, 09:04 AM
So, what's next for McCarthy?

Assuming El Duque doesn't come back soon, what do the Sox do now for this spot in the pitching rotation? Send out McCarthy to get beat up every 5th day? Are there other options?

Madvora
06-21-2005, 09:19 AM
So, what's next for McCarthy?

Assuming El Duque doesn't come back soon, what do the Sox do now for this spot in the pitching rotation? Send out McCarthy to get beat up every 5th day? Are there other options?

The short term solution, which I think they should do is to put Garland in the last game against the Cubs and skip McCarthy's spot in the rotation. With Thursday off, that will give Garland his normal 4 days of rest, so there's nothing to worry about there. I think you should try and stall as much as you can until Hernandez comes back. Only use McCarthy when it's necessary to keep pitchers on their normal rest schedule.
Realistically, then should keep their eyes open for another starter out there. Most likely we will have Hernandez back for a few starts before we have to decide on long term solution. If it looks like he's not going to make it this season, then you have no choice but to go out there and land another starter.

downstairs
06-21-2005, 09:24 AM
So, what's next for McCarthy?

Assuming El Duque doesn't come back soon, what do the Sox do now for this spot in the pitching rotation? Send out McCarthy to get beat up every 5th day? Are there other options?

I agree with Madvora here. However, he wasn't terrible against the Flubs:

5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

I would take that again. I assume we can beat these guys up for more than 2 runs in the first 5 innings?