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1917
08-29-2006, 08:44 AM
The Sox are fortunate enough to play the 2 worst teams, record wise, in the AL the next 6 games...we have no excuse if we don't go 6-0....and the Tigers and Minn have dates with the evil empire....TB will not have Kazmier....I know, for some odd reason, these 2 teams play us tough, but we are better then both teams by far...this is the 2 series that we can't except anything but sweeps....we are into Sept, these are almost gimme games and we have to take what we can get with Boston and 2 west coast trips after this.....Play like we know you can Sox and take care of business!!

batmanZoSo
08-29-2006, 09:04 AM
Hear ****ing hear. :smile:

downstairs
08-29-2006, 09:12 AM
The Sox are fortunate enough to play the 2 worst teams, record wise, in the AL the next 6 games...we have no excuse if we don't go 6-0....and the Tigers and Minn have dates with the evil empire....TB will not have Kazmier....I know, for some odd reason, these 2 teams play us tough, but we are better then both teams by far...this is the 2 series that we can't except anything but sweeps....we are into Sept, these are almost gimme games and we have to take what we can get with Boston and 2 west coast trips after this.....Play like we know you can Sox and take care of business!!

So if we go 5-1, and end up a 1/2 game out of first, and 5 games ahead of Minnesota for the wild card, are you going to be pissed?

:rolleyes:

Lip Man 1
08-29-2006, 09:15 AM
Given the way this team has played against the garbage clubs this season I'd be more then satisfied at 5-1. 4-2 frankly at this point of the season (or worse) would be an absolute disappointment.

Lip

CaptainBallz
08-29-2006, 09:16 AM
So if we go 5-1, and end up a 1/2 game out of first, and 5 games ahead of Minnesota for the wild card, are you going to be pissed?

:rolleyes:

I just hope they stay awake for these series. We've seen the evil Sox come out in situations like this. They can afford it no longer.

I'll tolerate 5-1 or 6-0.

1917
08-29-2006, 09:17 AM
So if we go 5-1, and end up a 1/2 game out of first, and 5 games ahead of Minnesota for the wild card, are you going to be pissed?

:rolleyes:

Well Minn has KC the next 3 games so higly unlikely....but if that were to happen, no I would not be pissed

sox1970
08-29-2006, 09:25 AM
I have the Sox going 5-1 and the Twins going 3-3 this week. If it happens, I'll be happy. If the Sox don't have the wildcard lead by the end of the week, it's going to be very tough to win this thing unless Detroit completely tanks, and the Sox and Twins both make it.

Dan H
08-29-2006, 09:29 AM
There is no doubt the White Sox need to win both series, but 6-0 is not realistic considering how the Contreras and Garcia have looked lately.

And we can't assume these teams will just roll over. I was in Toronto last week and took in a Blue Jays - Royals. A KC left fielder came in on a fly ball with a runner on third and one out. The ball was actually a few feet foul. He dove, made a great a catch and came up throwing. The Blue Jay scored but he was barely safe as he had to slide under a perfect throw. KC still lost that night but they never gave up and Toronto ended up using their closer even though they had started the ninth ahead by 4.

Tampa Bay is bad, but they have given good teams fits this year. These are not automatic wins. The Sox have to show up.

skottyj242
08-29-2006, 09:36 AM
5-1 minimum.

Lip Man 1
08-29-2006, 09:39 AM
Dan brings up a good point, Garcia is slated to make two starts against this trash in the next week. The same guy who told the newspapers he's had difficulty getting up for the poorer teams.

We'll see.

Lip

Baby Fisk
08-29-2006, 09:54 AM
So if we go 5-1, and end up a 1/2 game out of first, and 5 games ahead of Minnesota for the wild card, are you going to be pissed?

:rolleyes:
Well put. Weren't there some "must wins" last month that the Sox didn't win?

PaulDrake
08-29-2006, 09:58 AM
This year has been brutally competitive. I don't expect the Sox to go 6-0, but they must go 4-2.

soxfan13
08-29-2006, 10:11 AM
This year has been brutally competitive. I don't expect the Sox to go 6-0, but they must go 4-2.

Agreed 6-0 would be out of this world, 5-1 would be just as awesome, but would not put the gun to my head if they go 4-2.

Frankly Missing
08-29-2006, 10:22 AM
The Strays are 1-20 in their last road games.

Dear Lord, pleeeeeeeeze make sure Freddie is eating Wheaties this morning!

Fossum showed some brilliance about a month ago, let him eat whimpie doodles or something this morning.

I'm bringing my glove to Sec 149, row 3 tonight, GO SOX!

stacksedwards
08-29-2006, 10:29 AM
The d-rays are 18-48 on the road this year. 2 out of 3 is a must. With that being said there is a good chance that 2 out of 3 would put us a game and a half behind the Twins. Who knows though maybe the twins are still thinking about how they took 2 of 3 here over the weekend. Hopefully the day off was good for us and bad for the Tigers and Twins.

All that being said, lets win tonight and go from there.

credeistheman
08-29-2006, 10:34 AM
we better do a lot ****ing better than six wins. we have a kazmir-less tb, talent-less kc, and an ortiz-less (for now) bosox. we should be able to get at least seven of the next nine.

the middle of sept. will be rough, we should get our wins in now.

MarySwiss
08-29-2006, 10:40 AM
All that being said, lets win tonight and go from there.

What you said. :cool:

I really hate these "we have to" threads. We should be able to handle the Devil Rays and Royals, but they are, after all, major league teams, too.

And I don't even want to think about what the postgame thread would look like if, heaven forbid, we were to lose tonight.

Myrtle72
08-29-2006, 10:40 AM
I'd love to see 6-o, but I'll settle for 4-2. Especially if the Twins and the Tigers don't win all of their games...

kobo
08-29-2006, 10:51 AM
I'd be happy if the team played consistently from here on out. I think that is most important right now, getting into some kind of rhythm, which they have sorely lacked all season. If they get into a rhythm the wins will come.

SoxFan78
08-29-2006, 11:01 AM
For some reason, the DRays always play the Sox solid. Im glad this series isn't being played in Tampa Bay. Hopefully the Sox don't play down to the talent of their competors.

Also, hopefully the Royals play the twins like they played us.

dirty_k
08-29-2006, 11:02 AM
4-2 will be good but let's hope for better. If the Sox can win their series they'll be fine. There's still over a month left. Would be nice to set rotation at end of season though.

0o0o0
08-29-2006, 11:37 AM
All that being said, lets win tonight and go from there.

That's how it should be looked at. I'm not a fan of this 95 win target that Ozzie keeps talking about. Yeah, I get it. 95 wins should get you into the playoffs and if not, tip your cap etc. etc. But what's the point? Why not just have a goal of winning the game that you're playing that day?

hawkjt
08-29-2006, 12:03 PM
While the Rays have played the sox very tough down in that abomination of a stadium in florida, the sox have hammered them in Chicago , I believe.

means nothing this week but the rays seem to like the home turf like the other dome team,twins.

Freddie says his arm strength is back along with better velocity, so tonite, freddie, show us your game.

Just hope we are in a small ball mode this week- moving those runners along, and not big swinging constantly.

Madvora
08-29-2006, 12:11 PM
This is coming off a big off-day too. Hopefully that will have a positive effect on this team. It's been a while.

pudge
08-29-2006, 12:22 PM
Given the way this team has played against the garbage clubs this season I'd be more then satisfied at 5-1. 4-2 frankly at this point of the season (or worse) would be an absolute disappointment.

Lip

Hell I'd take 4-2. If we don't play well against the West in September it's not going to matter anyway.

Fake Chet Lemon
08-29-2006, 01:05 PM
I'm starting to think these upcoming series prediction Threads are just goofy.

A couple of Cubs fans at work now use these against me to prove how stupid Sox fans are when our predictions are (often) very, very wrong.

batmanZoSo
08-29-2006, 01:15 PM
At least this isn't another poll.

About the "95 win" thing--as it stands, we need to go 19-13 to get there. But if we do go 6-0 here, then we only need to go 13-13 after that. Of course 95 isn't a set magic number, but as you can see, the Sox can make things a whole lot easier for themselves by pouncing on these two teams.

WisSoxFan
08-29-2006, 01:19 PM
I know we're fans and we can look ahead and say things like "5-1 is must for these next two series", but I prefer that we go 1-0 tonight and worry about the next five as they come.

JB98
08-29-2006, 01:20 PM
The Sox will probably piss away two games this week because that's what they always do against the second-division teams.

Please let me be proven wrong.

soxfanatlanta
08-29-2006, 01:29 PM
I agree with the other posters who say predictions on wins/losses are just not very helpful; this team has a serious case of multiple personality disorder right now. I do hope the D. Young gets a few at bats, perhaps he might throw something at AJ: that would get the juices flowing! :tongue:

CYGarland20
08-29-2006, 01:55 PM
5-1 is a must! 6-0 would be Great, but with this picthing staff, that's fairly unlikely.....I think they should sweep the D-Rays, and take 2 of 3 from KC.If they do that I will be happy, but if they go 4-2 or (God Forbid) 3-3, I will be very disappointed...

gbergman
08-29-2006, 02:48 PM
So if we go 5-1, and end up a 1/2 game out of first, and 5 games ahead of Minnesota for the wild card, are you going to be pissed?

:rolleyes:
If the sox go 5-1 they can only make up 4 games. I would love to see 6-0 but i think 3-3 is what we will get.

Chicken Dinner
08-29-2006, 03:12 PM
Every win is critical at this point, especially with that west coast swing in the middle of September.

russ99
08-29-2006, 03:23 PM
This is coming off a big off-day too.

Yeah, a great off-day. Playing golf at Harborside in the cold rain. I saw Freddy in his golf cart and he looked none too pleased.

What brainiac scheduled the charity tournament for the Sox only day off in between 40 or so games in a row?!?

batmanZoSo
08-29-2006, 03:37 PM
If the sox go 5-1 they can only make up 4 games. I would love to see 6-0 but i think 3-3 is what we will get.

You think we're a .500 team against TB and KC? Even in our worst year, we still own a convincing record against the Royals. Come on dude.

slobes
08-29-2006, 03:41 PM
5-1 for me will not be a problem. Win one series, sweep the other. We'll probably pick up at least a game if we do that.

Jurr
08-29-2006, 04:03 PM
4-2, in my opinion, will get us put on even ground with six more games gone from the schedule. 3-3 will put us back further, based on who the other guys are playing.

Best case...win 5 games and get probably 2 or possibly 3 games ground made up on Detroit and Minnesota.

I really see Detroit losing at least 3 of the next 6, maybe even going 2-4.
Minnesota's looking probably at 3-3 or 4-2.

If we go 5-1, we'll probably have the wild card lead by a game or 1.5, and be within 3 or 3.5 games of Detroit.

This 6 game stretch is undoubtedly HUGE. It'll set up a great September.

DickAllen72
08-29-2006, 04:38 PM
4-2 will be good but let's hope for better. If the Sox can win their series they'll be fine. There's still over a month left. Would be nice to set rotation at end of season though.

4-2 is no good if you really want to make the playoffs. Time is running out fast. The Sox put themselves into this position where they must beat these lesser teams. The Tigers and Twins aren't going to lie down for the Sox. If the Sox want to make the playoffs, they have to go out and take it.

thomas35forever
08-29-2006, 04:49 PM
I'd expect 5-1, 4-2 at the worst.

bryPt
08-29-2006, 05:24 PM
I'd love to see 6-o, but I'll settle for 4-2. Especially if the Twins and the Tigers don't win all of their games...

See this is the problem, we cannot depend on other teams losing. Twins playing KC? They are not going to lose.

They have to go 6-0 to have any chance. They, and we as fans, have to stop thinking about what the other teams are going or not going to do and go out and win. There is no luxury anymore, they HAVE to win. 6-0 against 2 of the worst teams in baseball. 5-1 isn't even exceptable. that day you lose that one, both teams you are chasing will win. No more depending, just winning from here on out.

viagracat
08-29-2006, 05:48 PM
See this is the problem, we cannot depend on other teams losing. Twins playing KC? They are not going to lose.

They have to go 6-0 to have any chance. They, and we as fans, have to stop thinking about what the other teams are going or not going to do and go out and win. There is no luxury anymore, they HAVE to win. 6-0 against 2 of the worst teams in baseball. 5-1 isn't even exceptable. that day you lose that one, both teams you are chasing will win. No more depending, just winning from here on out.

Wow. What if they don't? Are you going to write off the season? Jump off the ledge? No offense, but I HATE these "we must win the next (insert number) or it's all over" apocolyptic posts. This may apply if the Twins have a magic number of 1 going into the final series against the Sox, but we're not there yet.

I think I can say with confidence that here only the trolls DON'T want the Sox to win the next six. And maybe they will. I hope they do. But if they don't, I for one am not giving up on anything. Baseball is a funny game. Just ask the Yankees if they think Tampa Bay is a pushover. Hell, ask the Sox about Kansas City; they'll say the Royals come to play every night. Anything can happen. I've been around far too long to go down that road.

Get a grip. :o:

MarySwiss
08-29-2006, 06:01 PM
Wow. What if they don't? Are you going to write off the season? Jump off the ledge? No offense, but I HATE these "we must win the next (insert number) or it's all over" apocolyptic posts. This may apply if the Twins have a magic number of 1 going into the final series against the Sox, but we're not there yet.

I think I can say with confidence that here only the trolls DON'T want the Sox to win the next six. And maybe they will. I hope they do. But if they don't, I for one am not giving up on anything. Baseball is a funny game. Just ask the Yankees if they think Tampa Bay is a pushover. Hell, ask the Sox about Kansas City; they'll say the Royals come to play every night. Anything can happen. I've been around far too long to go down that road.

Get a grip. :o:

:thumbsup: Yep.

DickAllen72
08-29-2006, 06:08 PM
Wow. What if they don't? Are you going to write off the season? Jump off the ledge? No offense, but I HATE these "we must win the next (insert number) or it's all over" apocolyptic posts. This may apply if the Twins have a magic number of 1 going into the final series against the Sox, but we're not there yet.


And if the Sox go 2-4 over the next six?

I don't think anyone is going to write off the season if the Sox don't go 6-0 over the next six. But if they want to make the playoffs, they had better win these games against the two worst teams in the league. If they don't it's not all over, but with each loss it gets that much harder and each loss makes each ensuing game that much more important.

It's no longer June. The season is winding down. This is crunch time. If the Sox want it, they have to take it!

viagracat
08-29-2006, 08:56 PM
And if the Sox go 2-4 over the next six?

I don't think anyone is going to write off the season if the Sox don't go 6-0 over the next six. But if they want to make the playoffs, they had better win these games against the two worst teams in the league. If they don't it's not all over, but with each loss it gets that much harder and each loss makes each ensuing game that much more important.

It's no longer June. The season is winding down. This is crunch time. If the Sox want it, they have to take it!

I'll agree with this post. Just spare me the "we must win the next six or we're finished" stuff. My last post in this thread.

aryzner
08-29-2006, 09:36 PM
Hell yeah Twins lose! :D:

lumpyspun
08-29-2006, 10:10 PM
Hell yeah Twins lose! :D:
That is impossible! This guy emphatically stated that the Twins will not lose to KC. That is why these threads are such bullnuts to begin with.

See this is the problem, we cannot depend on other teams losing. Twins playing KC? They are not going to lose.

kitekrazy
08-29-2006, 10:50 PM
See this is the problem, we cannot depend on other teams losing. Twins playing KC? They are not going to lose.


KC may have a better win % than the Sox since the All Star break.

kitekrazy
08-29-2006, 10:52 PM
That is impossible! This guy emphatically stated that the Twins will not lose to KC. That is why these threads are such bullnuts to begin with.

The Twins are tough at home and are very beatalve on the road unless it's at USCF.

bryPt
08-30-2006, 06:33 AM
geez, you people need to get off the caffeine. I am not giving up on the season, I am in all black today, Sox hat, Sox shirt, black jeans socks and shoes. I never give up on the Chicago White Sox, but you have to be realistic.

Maybe the Twins aren't as good as they seem, maybe they are not a championship caliber team if they lose to a doormat like they did last night.

So if the Sox go 2-4 you think they still have a chance? They would then have 26 games left and would still be around 5 or 6 games out. Depending on others to completely falll apart is not the way a champion plays.

You think the Yankees see Tampa then KC on their schedule and go "gee, if we take 4 out of 6 we are okay?" BULLS***! They salivate and then go out and whip their arses. Why do you think they have won around 1/4 of the world series ever played? Champions don't depend on what others do, they go out and take care of it themselves, and they beat the teams they are supposed to beat.

World Series champions didn't get there by going 6-12 against the last place team in their division. Super bowl champs did not get there by losing to the worst team in the league because it wasn't important. You beat up on the doormat and don't let them get up.

stacksedwards
08-30-2006, 09:18 AM
The Yankees have a losing or close to .500 record against the D-Rays.

FielderJones
08-30-2006, 09:38 AM
The Yankees have a losing or close to .500 record against the D-Rays.

8-3 (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/teams/schedule/NYY) is not losing or close to .500.