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102605
08-27-2006, 03:30 PM
Phew!

SoxSpeed22
08-27-2006, 03:30 PM
That's better.

The Racehorse
08-27-2006, 03:31 PM
Nice play today by the Sox... playing like the Champions that they are.

batmanZoSo
08-27-2006, 03:31 PM
Great job Mark. He's always semi-pwned Minnesota but still better than we could have expected lately.

Chez
08-27-2006, 03:32 PM
Let's sweep the next 6 and get things back on track.

Patrick134
08-27-2006, 03:32 PM
Nice to see Scotty with a few knocks and a couple of steals.

zmz723
08-27-2006, 03:32 PM
Great job by mark after that sketchy first inning.

:winner:

gobears1987
08-27-2006, 03:32 PM
Buehrle is back!!!

It was easy to tell who the bandwagonners were while he was slumping. Any true Sox fan would know that Buehrle went through an even worse stretch in 03 when he lost something like 10 or 12 straight decisions. True Sox fans knew this fact and that he would pull out of it.

CLR01
08-27-2006, 03:32 PM
The capper:

Final Score - 6-1

Chicago wins the third and final game of this 3 critical 3 game series.Today's win may stop the bleeding a bit,but the Sox look like they are gonna blow the season due in part to their pitching.Minnesota did a heck of a job taking 2 of 3 and at this point should be considered heavy favorites to take the wild card.


Well done. :rolling:

cbone
08-27-2006, 03:33 PM
1/2 game back, Mark settles in and we beat on Silva. It's all good. A day off then the Rays. Nice win Sox!!!!!:gulp:

NDSox12
08-27-2006, 03:33 PM
Great game today. Lots of positives from the three hits, two steals and outfield assist for Pods to a very impressive outing for Buehrle. Nice to see A.J. get revenge with that huge two run homer too.

DickAllen72
08-27-2006, 03:33 PM
Let's sweep the next 6 and get things back on track.

It's a must.

gobears1987
08-27-2006, 03:35 PM
I'm a Yankees fan this week!!! That means I should start acting like an *******, right?

The Sox will get things together here. The Twins just seem to play their best against us. Let's just win the next few series and get that WC lead back.

SABRSox
08-27-2006, 03:35 PM
With Detroit slipping (though they won today) this is still a 3 team race. If the Sox can play at the level they are capable of, I like our odds.

Great game today.

Frater Perdurabo
08-27-2006, 03:35 PM
GREAT WIN.

Thank goodness Buehrle came up HUGE today. We're going to need more of that kind of performance for the playoffs!

Now, it's about time the Sox come up with a couple of sweeps against the dregs of the American League.

:supernana:

BeviBall!
08-27-2006, 03:36 PM
Welcome back Mark Buehrle. Now, please do stay awhile.

whitesoxfan
08-27-2006, 03:37 PM
Great win today. Buehrle was on his game, and so was the offense.

Let's beat the heck out of the crappers the next 6 games.

MrX
08-27-2006, 03:37 PM
The capper:




Well done. :rolling:
That is hilarious. The Twins took 2 of 3 because the Sox **** themselves in the first two games. How do bash the piching after MB shutdown this guys precious Twins.

kitekrazy
08-27-2006, 03:39 PM
With Detroit slipping (though they won today) this is still a 3 team race. If the Sox can play at the level they are capable of, I like our odds.

You're right. Too bad the Sox didn't take the opportunities to put some real pressure on Detroit.

Jjav829
08-27-2006, 03:39 PM
Oh...there's the stopper Mark Buehrle that we've been so used to over the years but have been missing. Phew! I was starting to wonder where we had placed him. You know, he's always in the last spot you look. :D:

:bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

Babe The Blue Ox
08-27-2006, 03:40 PM
So good to see that some of you stepped away from the ledge on the top of that tall building that you've been standing on this weekend. "Some of you" does not include gobears1987.

gobears1987
08-27-2006, 03:41 PM
So good to see that some of you stepped away from the ledge on the top of that tall building that you've been standing on this weekend.Let the record show from previous Postgame threads that I have NEVER been on the ledge this season.

kitekrazy
08-27-2006, 03:42 PM
Buehrle is back!!!

It was easy to tell who the bandwagonners were while he was slumping. Any true Sox fan would know that Buehrle went through an even worse stretch in 03 when he lost something like 10 or 12 straight decisions. True Sox fans knew this fact and that he would pull out of it.

How many of his decisions were affected by the pen?

Babe The Blue Ox
08-27-2006, 03:42 PM
Let the record show from previous Postgame threads that I have NEVER been on the ledge this season.

Duly noted.

batmanZoSo
08-27-2006, 03:44 PM
Let the record show from previous Postgame threads that I have NEVER been on the ledge this season.

Nor I.

Dan Mega
08-27-2006, 03:46 PM
:bandance:Finally

Chisox003
08-27-2006, 03:48 PM
This game, other than for obvious reasons, was important for the simple fact that we have our first off day in, what, 3 months coming tomorrow.

It would've hurt a whole lot more coming off a sweep and 2.5 down in the Wild Card. At least we salvaged this one, and did it in typical White Sox style of baseball. Good pitching, timely hitting, good D and Podsednik doing his thing.

Well deserved break tomorrow, and come Tuesday, it's back to business as usual. The DRays must be handled. Good win :gulp:

Palehose13
08-27-2006, 03:55 PM
This week:

Sox: Tampa and KC
Tigers: NY and LAA
Twins: KC and NY

The time to make up ground starts Tuesday.

Mohoney
08-27-2006, 04:00 PM
Maybe that bunt single by Pods last night snapped him out of the funk?

Andy T Clown
08-27-2006, 04:00 PM
Does anyone know if there is an internet address to listen to bump34 call the SOX D Rays games?

cheezheadsoxfan
08-27-2006, 04:01 PM
Buehrle is back!!!

It was easy to tell who the bandwagonners were while he was slumping. Any true Sox fan would know that Buehrle went through an even worse stretch in 03 when he lost something like 10 or 12 straight decisions. True Sox fans knew this fact and that he would pull out of it.

Excellent point. It makes me bat**** when people start ripping a guy like Buerhle who has contributed so much. I don't mean expressing worry or concern but the "he sucks, trade 'em crowd".

Great game for Buhrls, nice outing for MacDougal and good to see Pods back. Hope it lasts.

GO SOX:supernana:

Palehose13
08-27-2006, 04:02 PM
Does anyone know if there is an internet address to listen to bump34 call the SOX D Rays games?

If you have the mlb.com audio you can listen to either the home or visiting team broadcasts.

Justagirl
08-27-2006, 04:05 PM
Let the record show from previous Postgame threads that I have NEVER been on the ledge this season.
I must admit I was last night. I honestly thought we had it in the bag. Friday night was just beyond depressing. Great game today..Glad I didn't jump. :tongue:

Deuce
08-27-2006, 04:05 PM
Great job ending this loooooooooooooooong stretch on a high note. Take a break tonight, rest the old bones and lets get at 'em on Tuesday!

Man, without White Sox baseball tomorrow, I don't know what to do with myself...

1951Campbell
08-27-2006, 04:06 PM
Great job Mark. He's always semi-pwned Minnesota but still better than we could have expected lately.

Which reminds me, where are all the "Mark is gone in 2007" posters?

hi im skot
08-27-2006, 04:07 PM
It was easy to tell who the bandwagonners were while he was slumping. Any true Sox fan would know that Buehrle went through an even worse stretch in 03 when he lost something like 10 or 12 straight decisions. True Sox fans knew this fact and that he would pull out of it.
Do you really want to go there? I don't want to hear this "true Sox fans" BS. We expect results, and the results haven't been there lately. Get off you horse.


And as far as the game goes...way to go, Mark!

Pods looked good out there today, and it was great to see AJ get a little revenge on Silva.

Parrothead
08-27-2006, 04:21 PM
Caution, people. One game does not mean is "back". Just means he had a good game. I will wait a couple more games before I consider him "back". Especially, since he has the worst ERA on the Sox since the All-Star break (except Politte).

Lip Man 1
08-27-2006, 04:23 PM
At least they aren't going quietly into the off season.

Ozzie said they need 95 wins. They have 76 with 32 games remaining. That means they have to go 19-13 down the stretch with a difficult schedule.

We'll see.

It would be a monumental shot in the arm if they could actually go 5-1 against garbage teams Tampa Bay and Kansas City. If they could (and given the way they have played against trash teams this season who knows what they'll do...) that would drop it down to 14-12 for the final 26, that is certainly do-able.

It all rest with the Sox, we'll see how bad they want it.

A much needed win today.

Lip

hi im skot
08-27-2006, 04:24 PM
Caution, people. One game does not mean is "back". Just means he had a good game. I will wait a couple more games before I consider him "back". Especially, since he has the worst ERA on the Sox since the All-Star break (except Politte).

Agreed, but this game has to be HUGE for his confidence.

We all know he has the talent...hopefully this game pushes Mark over the hump and back to the stud he is.

Patrick134
08-27-2006, 04:25 PM
Caution, people. One game does not mean is "back". Just means he had a good game. I will wait a couple more games before I consider him "back". Especially, since he has the worst ERA on the Sox since the All-Star break (except Politte).


I thought he pitched a great game. But now that you're not ready to pronounce him "back", I'm getting worried. Please get back to us when you're ready for your proclamation.

Patrick134
08-27-2006, 04:26 PM
At least they aren't going quietly into the off season.

Ozzie said they need 95 wins. They have 76 with 32 games remaining. That means they have to go 19-13 down the stretch with a difficult schedule.

We'll see.

It would be a monumental shot in the arm if they could actually go 5-1 against garbage teams Tampa Bay and Kansas City. If they could (and given the way they have played against trash teams this season who knows what they'll do...) that would drop it down to 14-12 for the final 26, that is certainly do-able.

It all rest with the Sox, we'll see how bad they want it.

A much needed win today.

Lip


How bad you want it has zero to do with winning/losing. A badly executed bunt isn't bad because the batter "wants" it more or less. It's about pitching and execution.

SoxandtheCityTee
08-27-2006, 04:37 PM
CLR, where was that quote from?

Lip Man 1
08-27-2006, 04:37 PM
Patrick:

To use your example if you 'want it' bad enough and you know you suck at bunting (Uribe for example...) then you voluntarily take EXTRA bunting practice (or fielding practice if you're Mac in center or base running work) on your own.

That's "wanting" it.

You can always better yourself, it depends on how much work you are willing to do.

In a race like this one any player at anytime making one individual play could win or lose a post season spot by winning or losing a game.

If you know you have issues as a player there's still time to get better.

Lip

PaulDrake
08-27-2006, 04:38 PM
Nice to see Scotty with a few knocks and a couple of steals. I never forget about Podsednik and what he meant to the team last year. The Sox are so much better when he's on his game.

Chips
08-27-2006, 04:40 PM
:winner

That was a good game to watch even though the miserable bastards next to me got up every half inning and then some to get concessions.

Patrick134
08-27-2006, 04:48 PM
Patrick:

To use your example if you 'want it' bad enough and you know you suck at bunting (Uribe for example...) then you voluntarily take EXTRA bunting practice (or fielding practice if you're Mac in center or base running work) on your own.

That's "wanting" it.

You can always better yourself, it depends on how much work you are willing to do.

In a race like this one any player at anytime making one individual play could win or lose a post season spot by winning or losing a game.

If you know you have issues as a player there's still time to get better.

Lip

My main point is , "wanting" it more in no way translates to more, or less wins, when you're talking about the elite teams in the race.

IJay22
08-27-2006, 04:49 PM
Good game today for the Sox. I was glad to see Pods stealing bases and Mark being on point. Now lets get 6 straight against TB and KC.

CLR01
08-27-2006, 05:07 PM
CLR, where was that quote from?

The "unbiased baseball expert" doing the live game log for CBS sportsline.

TomBradley72
08-27-2006, 05:08 PM
My main point is , "wanting" it more in no way translates to more, or less wins, when you're talking about the elite teams in the race.

I agree...the White Sox problem isn't "wanting it" it's that their pitching staff that was #1 in the AL in 2005 has slipped to #9. You can "want it" as much as anyone...but when 4 of 5 starters in your rotation have ERA's over 5.00 after the All Star break it will be tough to repeat.

batmanZoSo
08-27-2006, 05:08 PM
My main point is , "wanting" it more in no way translates to more, or less wins, when you're talking about the elite teams in the race.

Agreed. The team that wins is always the team that "wanted" it more.

OzzyTrain
08-27-2006, 05:11 PM
Just got back, when Pods is hot, we our hot.

Bucky F. Dent
08-27-2006, 05:11 PM
All right. These next six are MUST WINS

Jerko
08-27-2006, 05:13 PM
I said it in the postgame thread yesterday that got roadhoused, and I'll say it again here. Pass these Twins on Tuesday and be done with them. This is it now. :cool:

SOXSINCE'70
08-27-2006, 05:16 PM
A much needed win,but i'd like to see some consistency
on offense.The pitching isn't always going to be there.
Here's hoping the Sox take the D-Rays and Royals
seriously.Their playoff hopes are hinging on it.

32 games to go.Let's see what happens.

fuzzy_patters
08-27-2006, 05:20 PM
It was good to see Buehrle pitch well. His curveball was working well for him today. His next start will tell us whether he has really turned the corner.

It was also nice to see Podsednik get a bunt down and steal a base. Losing Thome could be a blessing in disguise if it convinces our hitters to be more agressive at the plate and on the bases. That would be a lethal combination when Thome returns.

slobes
08-27-2006, 05:43 PM
Attaboy Mark, way to step up. We really really really needed this one today.

hi im skot
08-27-2006, 05:54 PM
I said it in the postgame thread yesterday that got roadhoused, and I'll say it again here. Pass these Twins on Tuesday and be done with them. This is it now. :cool:

:hawk
"I luuuuuv the way you think, Jerko!"

BeviBall!
08-27-2006, 06:00 PM
Nor I.

All you have to do is see who posts after wins. That's my judge of mostly well-grounded fans.

russ99
08-27-2006, 06:04 PM
My 1,000th post on WSI and a White Sox winner!!!

Great pitching by Buehrle, plus Pods went 3-4 with 2 steals. Huge! :tongue:

Go get the D-Rays, guys and enjoy your deserved day off.

Big props to the fans in this series - I haven't heard them louder all season.

Frankfan4life
08-27-2006, 06:05 PM
I didn't see the game today but, naturally, I'm happy about the win. Besides losing the series, another thing really bugged me. There seemed to be a lot of vocal Twinkie fans at The Cell during this series. I hope Sox fans get the message and start making plans to be in Minnesota for the last three games of the series. I'm definately thinking about going.

voodoochile
08-27-2006, 06:07 PM
Nice play today by the Sox... playing like the Champions that they are.

Actually, they have looked pretty solid all weekend, just did't get over the hump until today.

Buehrle looked very solid. Great movement and he worked the zone well up and down in and out. Solid production from the offense, except for Crede getting greedy with the bases loaded and one away and Silva struggling with control. Still, it didn't come back to bite us, so who cares...

:winner

:) :supernana:

Let the sun shine
Let the sun shine
Let the sun shine
The sun shine in...

:)

russ99
08-27-2006, 06:08 PM
I didn't see the game today but, naturally, I'm happy about the win. Besides losing the series, another thing really bugged me. There seemed to be a lot of vocal Twinkie fans at The Cell during this series. I hope Sox fans get the message and start making plans to be in Minnesota for the last three games of the series. I'm definately thinking about going.

I've seen Sox - Twins play every summer for the last few seasons - and those Twin fan bozos have been here, loud and obnoxious every time. On the L-ride north too. Ick.

I guess it's a cheap road trip to Chicago for them. A big Sox-fan contingent in Minneapolis on the last week of the season would be awesome. Hmm, I have some vacation time...

CaptainBallz
08-27-2006, 06:14 PM
I hope the Sox take tomorrow to rest up after this long stretch, reflect hard on their situation, and start getting pissed about the opportunities they've been letting slip away.

I had that feeling watching how fired up AJ was after his two run shot that there definitely is a frustration within the team that they want to let out with some wins.

Enough ho-hum, enough close-but-not-enough, enough mediocrity. Buerhle showed it today. That tip of his hat during the standing "O" seemed to say, "thanks for dealing with my B.S. I'm here to play now".

Even the enthusiasm that JD showed after his wasted longball last night seemed to be a yell coming from the bowels of the White Sox. They're sick of this crap as much as we are. Let's just see if they can now channel this into fundamentally sound, consistent, hard-played baseball. They do this and guaranteed, a playoff spot is theirs.

voodoochile
08-27-2006, 06:16 PM
Caution, people. One game does not mean is "back". Just means he had a good game. I will wait a couple more games before I consider him "back". Especially, since he has the worst ERA on the Sox since the All-Star break (except Politte).

Oh live a little, revel in the moment even, kick of your shoes and dance barefoot in the spilled beer.

Sheesh...

TheDarkGundam
08-27-2006, 06:21 PM
Glad to finally win a game (it's a shame I missed it though).
It would've been pretty huge to win on Friday or Saturday as well, but I like that we actually put up a fight in those games. I'm slowly getting back to feeling good about the Sox.
Now, let's keep this up and win all of our games for the rest of the season! :thumbsup:

viagracat
08-27-2006, 06:26 PM
Wow, we needed this one. I was starting to envision a scenario where it might be easier to catch Detroit than the Twins. That vision has been put off--for now.

Good to see Buehrle look like his old self for the most part. The starting pitching has to get more consistent. All the home runs in the world won't replace good starting pitching.

The day off will be much nicer, and they have--on paper--some easy games coming up. It gets tougher later, so it's time right now to get back to playing White Sox baseball.

:bandance: :supernana: :bandance:

buehrle4cy05
08-27-2006, 06:29 PM
The off day is just what we need, and even better to go into it with a big W. Can't take TB and KC for granted, but I trust Ozzie won't let that happen. Meanwhile, Detroit and Minnesota both have to go to New York this week, and NY will miss Santana...

vernhillssoxfan
08-27-2006, 06:58 PM
I hope the Sox take tomorrow to rest up after this long stretch, reflect hard on their situation, and start getting pissed about the opportunities they've been letting slip away.

I had that feeling watching how fired up AJ was after his two run shot that there definitely is a frustration within the team that they want to let out with some wins.

Enough ho-hum, enough close-but-not-enough, enough mediocrity. Buerhle showed it today. That tip of his hat during the standing "O" seemed to say, "thanks for dealing with my B.S. I'm here to play now".

Even the enthusiasm that JD showed after his wasted longball last night seemed to be a yell coming from the bowels of the White Sox. They're sick of this crap as much as we are. Let's just see if they can now channel this into fundamentally sound, consistent, hard-played baseball. They do this and guaranteed, a playoff spot is theirs.

Could not have said it any better myself.

Myrtle72
08-27-2006, 07:00 PM
Too bad the Tigers actually pulled it off today, also.

slicknickshady
08-27-2006, 07:01 PM
Too bad the Tigers actually pulled it off today, also.

As a Tiger Fan i'm hoping the white sox somehow only take 4 of the next 6. And Minnesota wins only 2 of the next 6 and detroit pulls out 4 of their next 6. That would put the Twins at 9 Back and Chicago at 5.5 GMs back.

Myrtle72
08-27-2006, 07:07 PM
As a Tiger Fan i'm hoping the white sox somehow only take 4 of the next 6. And Minnesota wins only 2 of the next 6 and detroit pulls out 4 of their next 6. That would put the Twins at 9 Back and Chicago at 5.5 GMs back.

Haha. Well, I will always root for the Sox to win the division.

WinTwins
08-27-2006, 07:25 PM
As a Tiger Fan i'm hoping the white sox somehow only take 4 of the next 6. And Minnesota wins only 2 of the next 6 and detroit pulls out 4 of their next 6. That would put the Twins at 9 Back and Chicago at 5.5 GMs back.As a Tiger fan, you should be embarrassed at your lack of fundamental math skills. Get out your abacus again.

I want Mags back
08-27-2006, 07:39 PM
well its about ****in time

aryzner
08-27-2006, 07:42 PM
I hope the Sox take tomorrow to rest up after this long stretch, reflect hard on their situation, and start getting pissed about the opportunities they've been letting slip away.

I had that feeling watching how fired up AJ was after his two run shot that there definitely is a frustration within the team that they want to let out with some wins.

Enough ho-hum, enough close-but-not-enough, enough mediocrity. Buerhle showed it today. That tip of his hat during the standing "O" seemed to say, "thanks for dealing with my B.S. I'm here to play now".

Even the enthusiasm that JD showed after his wasted longball last night seemed to be a yell coming from the bowels of the White Sox. They're sick of this crap as much as we are. Let's just see if they can now channel this into fundamentally sound, consistent, hard-played baseball. They do this and guaranteed, a playoff spot is theirs.

The JD yell looked so good, I had to put it in my sig. :cool:

MarySwiss
08-27-2006, 07:47 PM
As a Tiger Fan i'm hoping the white sox somehow only take 4 of the next 6. And Minnesota wins only 2 of the next 6 and detroit pulls out 4 of their next 6. That would put the Twins at 9 Back and Chicago at 5.5 GMs back.

As a Tiger fan, you should be embarrassed at your lack of fundamental math skills. Get out your abacus again.

Er, excuse me. I must have made a mistake. For some reason, I thought I was in a White Sox postgame thread. :?:

markopat
08-27-2006, 07:54 PM
Wow...Nice win all around today! This is kinda intense...isn't it?

BRING IT! GO GO SOX!

thomas35forever
08-27-2006, 08:50 PM
Great outing by Mark today. It's nice that he's won back-to-back starts at home.

PeteWard
08-27-2006, 08:59 PM
This week:

Sox: Tampa and KC
Tigers: NY and LAA
Twins: KC and NY

The time to make up ground starts Tuesday.

It is absolutely mandatory!

Predictions Sox 4-2
Tigers 2-4
Twins 3-3

They need to be ahead of the Twins--even if it's only by a half game-- and 3 1/2 or less back of the Tigers for the September grind.

This week will tell you much about Detroit. I think we'll know by Sunday if they will swoon or not.

whitesoxfan1986
08-27-2006, 09:05 PM
I've seen Sox - Twins play every summer for the last few seasons - and those Twin fan bozos have been here, loud and obnoxious every time. On the L-ride north too. Ick.

I guess it's a cheap road trip to Chicago for them. A big Sox-fan contingent in Minneapolis on the last week of the season would be awesome. Hmm, I have some vacation time...

Me thinks that the Twin fans are really Flub fans dressed up like Twin fans, judging how they are bothering you on the El ride NORTH:redneck

TheOldRoman
08-27-2006, 09:48 PM
The capper:

Final Score - 6-1

Chicago wins the third and final game of this 3 critical 3 game series.Today's win may stop the bleeding a bit,but the Sox look like they are gonna blow the season due in part to their pitching.Minnesota did a heck of a job taking 2 of 3 and at this point should be considered heavy favorites to take the wild card.
Well done. :rolling: Translation:
OMG, Joe Mauer is SOO hot. Wow, did you see last night when he took off his mask and ran after that pop-up, and then looked at the camera after? Wow, that was hot. I nearly lost it there. I love his sideburns. I wonder if he keeps all his hair so neatly trimmed?! hehe. I wanna run my fingers through Justin Morneau's hair. Wowowowow, sex-ay! White Sox? ROFL! Our guys are so much hotter than them.

markopat
08-27-2006, 09:57 PM
A special shout out to you! Thanks for bringing the win today!

You go girl!

Parrothead
08-27-2006, 10:14 PM
I thought he pitched a great game. But now that you're not ready to pronounce him "back", I'm getting worried. Please get back to us when you're ready for your proclamation.

OK ! Will do. I am keeping my eyes to the situation.

For everyone who wants the Sox to rest up.....they have some golf outing tomorrow so it is really not a day of rest.

voodoochile
08-27-2006, 10:19 PM
As a Tiger Fan i'm hoping the white sox somehow only take 4 of the next 6. And Minnesota wins only 2 of the next 6 and detroit pulls out 4 of their next 6. That would put the Twins at 9 Back and Chicago at 5.5 GMs back.

Yeah, well as a site admin, I call this trolling and we don't allow it. You're a kitten fan rooting for the kittens in the main Sox Clubhouse on the biggest strictest Sox fan site on the Internet.

Later, troll...

JB98
08-28-2006, 02:26 AM
Some people have said that Buerhle's next start will determine whether he's "back" or not. Actually, four of his last six outings have been quality starts. He's been slowly but surely finding himself again over the course of the last month. It culminated today in his best performance since before the All-Star break, and it came at a time when the Sox needed it badly. I'm pretty sure we're going to see good things from Mark for the rest of the year.

Good to see Pods walk to lead off the game and steal second immediately. Even though the Twins got out of that first inning without allowing a run, I thought Scott set the tone with his aggressiveness on the bases. After that, it was only a matter of time before we got to Silva.

And, oh yeah, I hate it when we hit home runs. It doesn't seem to matter how we score our runs when the pitching comes through, does it?

After attending the last two games in person, I'm grateful for tomorrow's day off. I need a little mental break, so I'm sure the players do as well. Let's get it done against these two last-place clubs this week.

Grzegorz
08-28-2006, 04:52 AM
Some people have said that Buerhle's next start will determine whether he's "back" or not. Actually, four of his last six outings have been quality starts. He's been slowly but surely finding himself again over the course of the last month. It culminated today in his best performance since before the All-Star break, and it came at a time when the Sox needed it badly. I'm pretty sure we're going to see good things from Mark for the rest of the year.

Well being from Missouri Mark will understand my next statement; show me.

He picked up the victory and I hope some confidence. The one aspect of his game I really appreciated was his ability to hold runners on base. I believe Castillo was the only Twin credited for a SB. Not bad considering the top of the Twins order reached base early & often during the game.

itsnotrequired
08-28-2006, 07:56 AM
1-2 is better than 0-3. Time to wail on some AL cellar dwellers. Also, big ups to myself for catching a foul ball in 520 with my son sitting on my lap.:bandance:

Sig update time...

robiwho
08-28-2006, 08:06 AM
1-2 is better than 0-3. Time to wail on some AL cellar dwellers. Also, big ups to myself for catching a foul ball in 520 with my son sitting on my lap.:bandance:



You horrible parent, haven't you read all the threads on why you shouldn't bring children to games?

Great game. Nice performance by Mark.

itsnotrequired
08-28-2006, 08:24 AM
You horrible parent, haven't you read all the threads on why you shouldn't bring children to games?

Great game. Nice performance by Mark.

The Wife was sick yesterday morning and wasn't able to go to the game. She also didn't feel comfortable staying at home with junior. Solution? Dad and son off to the game solo. This is the first time we ever did this. I was blown away with how smoothly it went. He was a little fussy at the tailgate and I had to walk with him for about 10 minutes. I was hoping he would fall asleep but no dice (he hadn't had a nap all day). During the game, he sat in my normal seat while I sat in the wife's. This lasted until about the third inning when he moved over to my lap. After catching the foul ball in the 5th (I feared for his life), I changed him, fed him a bottle and then he fall asleep in my arms for the 6th and 7th innings. I didn't have to walk around to calm him down or anything. Totally awesome.

Oh, and I was even able to take two trips to the urinal while holding him in one arm and a beer in the other. Epic skills.:cool:

MsSoxVixen22
08-28-2006, 08:47 AM
What a good start for Mark! Mark has always been my favorite pitcher. I was so thrilled that he pitched like the Mark we're used to seeing, after that 1st inning. The standing ovation Mark got when he was taken out must've made him feel awesome. Good to see Pods back to being Pods. I hope he keeps it up. It seemed like after AJ hit that 2 run homer, it ignited the rest of the team. Enjoy the day off boys and let's get back to business! :bandance:

voodoochile
08-28-2006, 09:23 AM
1-2 is better than 0-3. Time to wail on some AL cellar dwellers. Also, big ups to myself for catching a foul ball in 520 with my son sitting on my lap.:bandance:

Sig update time...

That's one heck of a foul ball. What row are you in?

itsnotrequired
08-28-2006, 09:31 AM
That's one heck of a foul ball. What row are you in?

Row 6, Seat 1. I've only seen one other foul ball hit into 520 this season and that was also by Iguchi. That one landed in Row 3, about the middle of the row.

It was so weird seeing the ball coming in. It was a little tough to get a read on the ball but all of a sudden I could tell it was arcing right toward me. I simply had to place my hands out into the aisle. I didn't even have to lean over.

Row 6 is where there is that "landing" above an upper deck entrance tunnel and I had the diaper bag tucked against the seat in the "empty" space where no one walks. Had I not put my hands on the ball, I think it would have fallen right into the open bag.:cool:

pdimas
08-28-2006, 09:49 AM
What's the story on Crede? When he hit the double his first step towards first looked a bit awkward but he put his head down and got to second. When the next inning started there was Pablo at 3rd. Looking into the dugout Joe was nowhere to be seen. I hope it wasn't anything too serious.