View Full Version : Sox-Athletics Series Preview

04-25-2002, 06:58 PM
April 26,2002. 9:05 CT. FSN.
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/photo/ph_play_mugshot_400010.jpg vs. http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/oak/photo/ph_play_mugshot_117756.jpg
0-0 10.61 ERA___0-3 4.84 ERA

April 27,2002. 3:05 CT. WGN.
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/photo/ph_play_mugshot_279824.jpg vs. http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/oak/photo/ph_play_mugshot_114499.jpg
4-1 2.12 ERA___0-1 11.57 ERA

April 28,2002. 3:05 CT. FSN.
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/photo/ph_play_mugshot_121234.jpg vs. http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/oak/photo/ph_play_mugshot_218596.jpg
2-1 2.67 ERA___2-2 2.29 ERA

04-25-2002, 07:26 PM
is that sort of like....pray for rain, then Spohn & Saine?

oh hell I'm all balled up!

bring out the bats on Friday Chisox

04-25-2002, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by my5thbench
is that sort of like....pray for rain, then Spohn & Saine?

oh hell I'm all balled up!

bring out the bats on Friday Chisox

For Sox fans,try this one:

"Beuhrle and Ritchie,then Sox fans get bitchy".


This is as it should be!!


"Why the %$#@ do I have a job??"

Viva Magglio
04-25-2002, 07:48 PM
On paper, this looks likes an easy series for us. But we must be on our game as always. We are 110-116 in Oakland (not too bad), but it seems that no win there is an easy one. Last year, we were swept in the Bay Area during our early season funk. This was also the site of the infamous "Parent Trap" incident and where Von Joshua was fired. However, we are a much better team now than we were at that time last season. I set the minimum goal at two wins out of three for this series.

04-25-2002, 07:55 PM
As far as pitching matchups go, it seems we only have the advantage in 1 game. Hopefully our offense can make up for that as usual.

04-26-2002, 10:49 AM
I like our chances for a possible sweep in Oakland.

Here's why:

1. The Sox have won both games that Rauch has started despite his ERA, and Lidle is 0-3
2. You have to like Buerhle to rebound from what was a tough loss on his record. He only made two bad pitches, and the lineup has to be licking its chops on Fyhrie's ERA. Plus Fyhrie was a Flub.
3. Big question mark. Hudson pitched okay against the Sox in 2001 (1-0, 3.55, 8R, 5ER, 12H, 12.2IP). But that was the 2001 Sox. The offense is more potent, and Ritchie could match him pitch for pitch.

But I am forever the optimist.