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getonbckthr
05-10-2006, 12:31 AM
So how does everyone think he is gonna do?

JohnBasedowYoda
05-10-2006, 12:31 AM
Well enough for a dubya!

6 innings. 3 ER.

edit: classic poll options there.

lizard6king6
05-10-2006, 12:32 AM
Due to the offense we will still win 9-6

BNLSox
05-10-2006, 12:38 AM
He's been lights out at AAA for the Knights... sure he'll have some nerves but if AJ takes him under his wing and Coop keeps an eye on the kid he should have a hell of a time going out there being announced as part of the world champion team! (especially since we have literally rocked the Angels for quite some time now)

I say he gives up 3 or 4 runs but gets good support and takes us into the 7th (6 1/3)

Chuckster49
05-10-2006, 12:49 AM
It all depends on the wind and the rain. The knuckleball pitcher relies on getting just the right grip along with all the crazy mechanics involved. Damp conditions can make the ball slip a little thus adding a spin or two to the pitch (a bad thing). The ideal pitch would have anywhere from a quarter turn to a full turn.

Also wind is very important. If the wind tends to be blowing toward the pitcher then the ball will have more movement but is also harder to control. If the wind is blowing in toward the batter then the ball is pretty flat even if thrown correctly. I'm guessing that the wind basically swirls no matter what near the plate in most major league stadiums because of the huge upper decks that are built these days.

If the weather is humid but no rain: 6 innings 2 ER

If we have drizzle or rain during the game: 4 innings 5 ER

If it's very windy that day expect lots of walks.

Optipessimism
05-10-2006, 12:51 AM
5.1 4ER 6BB 4K

But, the Sox win 8-6

WhiteSoxFan84
05-10-2006, 12:52 AM
He shouldn't have a bad game, I voted for "Average".
The Angels are a very bad hitting team. Just look at some of their team batting stats and how they rank in the AL (14 teams)...

Runs: 131 (12th)
Hits: 272 (11th)
Home Runs: 28 (11th)
Batting Avg.: .247 (11th)
OBP: .294 (13th)

They are bottom 4 in every other category it seems: 11th in slugging, 13th in OPS, and 11th in total bases.


I guess that's what facing White Sox pitching 4 times already does to you. :cool:

munchman33
05-10-2006, 12:53 AM
9Ip 0h 0bb 27k

getonbckthr
05-10-2006, 12:55 AM
9Ip 0h 0bb 27k
I think you need this color

HomeFish
05-10-2006, 12:59 AM
It all depends on Chone Figgins. He is the sparkplug of the Angels offense. If Haegar consistently walks him or otherwise allows him to reach base, look for the Angels to end their losing streak against us.

Of course, it's not as if Guerrero, Anderson (who has hurt us more than Guerrero has), etc. can't hurt us either. But it sure helps to shut Figgins down.

Mr. White Sox
05-10-2006, 01:09 AM
Shouldn't you add Neal Cotts in there too? That was such a nightmare first start I still remember it.

Haeger: 7.0IP, 2 ER, PTC :wink:

getonbckthr
05-10-2006, 01:25 AM
Shouldn't you add Neal Cotts in there too? That was such a nightmare first start I still remember it.

Haeger: 7.0IP, 2 ER, PTC :wink:
I blame Manuel for that game.

gbergman
05-10-2006, 02:43 AM
Haegar 95 Pitches 6.2 innings 6 hits 2 Walks 3 R 5 K's Wins 7-5

WhiteSoxFan84
05-10-2006, 03:11 AM
I should add one more thing: # 1 key to the game = Haegar's control. If he's got it, he should be great. If he doesn't, he'll be out of game before the 4th inning.

The Racehorse
05-10-2006, 03:36 AM
I know one thing, A.J. better pop 2 aspirin prior to game-time for the headache he'll have after an evening of catching Haegar's knuckler... but hopefully it'll be a good headache.

Charlie, have a good game out there! :gulp:

IlliniSox4Life
05-10-2006, 03:57 AM
Im pretty pissed I'm not going to be able to see him myself - the game's on WCIU, and as far as I know, we don't get it down here in Champaign.

I voted for good though. I think if you combine the fact that we're on a roll against the angels, and that this is a young pitcher who basically nobody in the bigs has ever seen before, he should do good. There aren't too many knuckleballers anyway, and nobody in the bigs has hit against him, so they won't be too familiar with his stuff. Should lead to a good first outing.

Beautox
05-10-2006, 05:52 AM
9Ip 0h 0bb 27k

I'm going to second that notion, seeing how I'm an eternal optimist. GO Haeger !:bandance:

soxfanatlanta
05-10-2006, 06:34 AM
He is coming into a good situation; the Sox are hitting pretty well right now, and the Angels are not seeing the ball at all. If he can get his pitches moving well, he's gonna get a W.

PAPChiSox729
05-10-2006, 06:51 AM
He is coming into a good situation; the Sox are hitting pretty well right now, and the Angels are not seeing the ball at all. If he can get his pitches moving well, he's gonna get a W.







Exactly. He won't need to throw a gem to give the offense a chance. I'll go with 6.1 IP, 4 ER

Bobbo35
05-10-2006, 06:58 AM
We all know that a pitcher that comes from AAA usually has a great game against a team because no one knows about him. On top of that add in the fact that Haeger is a knuckeballer and that even makes it harder. I think he will do well tonight. 7 innnings 2 earned runs. Sox win 6-2.