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gbergman
08-03-2006, 01:51 PM
I wanted to compare records, and schedules to the three teams we are going to be competing against for a playoff spot

Boston
64-42, 56 games left
32 games against .500 and above teams
This includes 3 versus Detroit, 9 versus the Yankees, 3 versus minnesota, 3 versus Chi. WhiteSox, 3 versus Anaheim, and 3 versus Oakland, and 8 versus Toronto.

New York Yankees
63-41, 58 games left
31 Games against .500 or better
This includes 3 versus Chi. White Sox, 7 versus Anaheim, 9 versus Boston, 3 versus Detroit, 3 versus Minnesota, and 6 versus Toronto

Chicago White Sox
63-43, 56 games left
35 games left against .500 or better
This includes 3 versus Toronto, 3 versus New York, 4 versus Anaheim, 9 versus Minnesota, 10 versus Detroit, 3 versus Boston, 3 versus Oakland

Detroit Tigers
72-35, 55 games left
35 games aginst .500 or better
This includes 10 versus Chi. White Sox, 7 versus Minnesota, 3 versus Boston, 3 versus New York, 3 versus Toronto, 6 versus Texas, 3 versus Anaheim

*Depending on seattles record at the time because they are 1 game under .500 it could be 3 more games against a .500 or better team for all 4 teams

Obviously we have the toughest schedule. Are hope in catching Detroit is that if we can beat them 7 to 8 times and have ny Minn or boston beat up on them alittle we are right back in the division race. Personally i think Boston will end up with 96 wins due to injuries, poor pitching, and how they have been playing as of late minus David Ortiz and Manny. New York I believe will win 99 games as they have improved a lot by adding liddle who gives them a solid fifth starter and Abreu. Detroit 102 cause i think the .500 better part of the schedules going to knock them around a little but they still play .600 baseball, and that leaves us.

If our starting pitching comes around I can see us winning 98 games or a few more. This means the bats are hot too. After the .500 or better portion we play KC 7 times, Clev. 7, Seattle 4, Tampa bay 3 times. In that stretch I think we will take 14 games at the minimum. That means we must win atleast 21 games to make the playoffs if my predictions hold out to be true. Personally, I believe I'm going to be pretty accurate on the final records, but I believe if we dont go atleast 35-21 the White Sox will be watching Mid October baseball.

Fenway
08-03-2006, 02:24 PM
Boston has 6 left with Kansas City which should help them, but the Red Sox have had major problems with Tampa Bay and Toronto.

This is almost impossible to sort out right now.


Boston
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/schedule?team=bos

New York
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/schedule?team=nyy

Detroit
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/schedule?team=det

White Sox
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/schedule?team=chw

Minnesota
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/schedule?team=min

pudge
08-03-2006, 02:28 PM
Not only is the schedule brutal, but the pen is tired and the starters are not dominant this season. Luckily nobody else seems to be in great shape, especially with Liriano going on the DL for Minny, but our tough schedule makes us an underdog right now IMO.

lakeviewsoxfan
08-03-2006, 02:32 PM
Like Al Davis says Just Win Baby.

Fenway
08-03-2006, 02:33 PM
Like Al Davis says Just Win Baby.

whowever wins the slot certainly won't be backing in :?:

DumpJerry
08-03-2006, 05:37 PM
Let's just concentrate on the White Sox winning their games. The Sox have no control over the outcomes of the other teams' games.

Minnesota is toast, BTW.

NoShoesJoe
08-03-2006, 05:53 PM
Let's just concentrate on the White Sox winning their games. The Sox have no control over the outcomes of the other teams' games.

Minnesota is toast, BTW.

Francisco Liriano's arm isn't that bad, in fact it's his forearm not his elbow. He's starting on Sunday, according to the MTrib. They'll be just good enough to be a pain in the ass to both the Sox and Tigers with their remaining games.

gbergman
08-03-2006, 06:03 PM
20 of our .500 or better games are this month, so August is huge for us.