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Old 05-18-2013, 12:10 AM
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16 2/3 consecutive shutout innings for the kid.

He's special.

Oh, 12 strikeouts tonight for good measure.

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Old 05-18-2013, 12:14 AM
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A combined 16 and 2/3 innings pitched, zero runs, four hits, 3 walks and 19 strikeouts in two starts against the same team in the same week...

I'll take it.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:18 AM
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I can't remember seeing a White Sox pitcher be this dominating. The team has had some good pitchers but not like this guy.

Even more amazing is that Adam Dunn is starting to look like a major league hitter.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:32 AM
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I can't remember seeing a White Sox pitcher be this dominating. The team has had some good pitchers but not like this guy.

Even more amazing is that Adam Dunn is starting to look like a major league hitter.

A guy in the elite category like this, only BlackJack comes close. But BlackJack was not this filthy and over-powering.


I keep telling folks, not many teams can throw up there what we can with one and two in Sale and Peavy. That's Johnson/Schilling type of dominance you can throw in a playoff series.


If the offense could only give these guys enough of a push to get into postseason. Just be average, nothing else.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:36 AM
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I can't remember seeing a White Sox pitcher be this dominating. The team has had some good pitchers but not like this guy.

Even more amazing is that Adam Dunn is starting to look like a major league hitter.
Dan:

Between 1990 and 1994 McDowell won the most games in the A.L. and if memory serves was second overall in baseball (behind Maddux??). He was pretty dominating. Had that split finger that fell off the table the last few feet before the hitter. Was a tough, hard nosed guy to boot which helped him in difficult situations.

Sale could become a left handed version of Black Jack.

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Old 05-18-2013, 12:18 AM
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I can't recall a harder hit ball than that Dunn HR. Got out in a blink. He looks like a different player. Unfire Jeff Manto!
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:34 AM
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A combined 16 and 2/3 innings pitched, zero runs, four hits, 3 walks and 19 strikeouts in two starts against the same team in the same week...

I'll take it.
Yes! I am thinking that all that harping last winter to develop offspeed junk a la forkball/sloshball/knucklecurve much have sunk in as he is much more effective now.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:38 AM
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Adam Dunn is dominant right now- can't believe I'm typing that- but he is.
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:46 AM
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Adam Dunn is dominant right now- can't believe I'm typing that- but he is.
I can't believe it, either. That "new swing" must be the trick. Let's hope it's not temporary, either.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:03 AM
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A tip of the hat to these guys, this stretch of 15 of 18 on the road and so far
8-5 on those road games. Don't stop now boys.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:22 AM
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Sale's a machine.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:49 AM
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Teams who are facing Sale are probably investing in extra Sport Psychologists to help their players deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:51 AM
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When a team needs to rebuild, 2 important components are a Number 1 starter and a closer. Both were present last night. Many teams go years without a Number 1 starter and the White Sox even won a World Series with a solid rotation but not a dominating Number 1. This kid may already be able to challenge the Verlanders of the world in big games as we go forward. Many teams also struggle to find a solid closer. Reed has been very good for 2 years now and is a top closer right now on a team that has been playing below .500. The Angels got to see both of them last night.
Next we have to find that all-league hitter type.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:04 PM
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When a team needs to rebuild, 2 important components are a Number 1 starter and a closer. Both were present last night. Many teams go years without a Number 1 starter and the White Sox even won a World Series with a solid rotation but not a dominating Number 1. This kid may already be able to challenge the Verlanders of the world in big games as we go forward. Many teams also struggle to find a solid closer. Reed has been very good for 2 years now and is a top closer right now on a team that has been playing below .500. The Angels got to see both of them last night.
Next we have to find that all-league hitter type.
Disagree completely with that.

As for Sale, I am glad it appears we have all moved on from wondering if he is going to stay healthy and just enjoying one of the best left handers in the game of baseball.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:25 PM
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The Count is criminally underrated by Sox fans.
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I'm not counting this homerun or his 3 RBI from today's game because of the game situation. I'm not counting his pinch hit solo homerun in a blowout win in Colorado. In my book, Crede has 2 less home runs than his statistics show, 4 less RBI, and one less walk (the one where he pinch hit for Uribe after coming in with a 3-0 count and taking one pitch).
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