View Full Version : Sox 2nd in majors in runs scored

05-24-2006, 12:29 AM
I was just perusing the stat page and I also found out the Pale Hose are 2nd in slugging, 3rd in OPS, and 6th in OB--in the majors, not just the AL. They're also first in HR but that's never been a problem for this team. Conversely, they're 8th in ERA and 7th in opponent's OPS. Any thoughts as to when/if these numbers will deflate/improve?

05-24-2006, 01:01 AM
I don't see any reason for the offense to slow down. Pods has been getting on base a ton, through walks as well as hits...the walks are great to see. If he doesn't get on, we have Thome, Konerko, Dye, and Crede that can all drive themselves in with home runs.

I think if we get rid of the black hole that is our 8th and 9th spots we'll only improve these numbers. Uribe looks to be coming around (hit some shots today) and Rob Mack has his average all the way up to the .260 or so and is coming on. I see him turning into the everyday starter with BA becoming a late inning defensive sub (would have liked to have seen that move in game 3 of the cubs).

Pitching will get better for two reasons. One: Garland may not be as good as he was last year, but he also isn't as bad as he's been this year. Two: we will get an arm or two in the pen, and the addition of Nelsonn will help (again, wish we had him against Barret on Sunday).

BTW, Thome, Konerko, and Dye have these combined stats through tues:

AVG: .309
HR: 42
RBI: 115
R: 94
SLG: .639
OBP: .413
OPS: 1.052


05-24-2006, 08:39 AM
Using the power of Math, I've extrapolated our big four's final stats. If they keep on their current pace.

Jim Thome 65 155 148 0.303
Jermaine Dye 43 122 76 0.299
Paul Konerko 43 137 115 0.313
Joe Crede 29 108 79 0.291

Four players with 100+ RBI and I'm going out on a limb and saying Crede gets to 30. TO HECK WITH SMALLBALL!