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Old 05-25-2013, 10:11 PM
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On this team, Gillespie is a top hitter and critical to its success. But really, you'd like to get to a point where he is your middle to bottom level hitter. But on this team, he's a standout.
I've been watching Gillaspie for a couple of years. If he is a middle to the bottom level hitter in your lineup, you have an excellent lineup. I always believed he could hit at the major league level if he had a chance, but I'm disappointed that he's striking out so much.

I really like these sorts of games, although I just got the highlights. Following it took me back to the 1960s. I even had some sort of Pavlovian expectation for an appearance by the Hamm's bear.

Really, though, Ramirez at second with none out after doubling in De Aza, should have come around to score. The Sox could have expanded the lead with productive outs. It would have made things easier for Peavy. It was nice to see him gut it out, even though he was struggling at the end against hitters who had already faced him three times.

Getting Nolasco out of the game was huge, but you knew that with no margin for error, he wasn't going to face Dunn again. (Funny how Mike Dunn's job in this series seems to be to get Adam Dunn out with the game on the line.) The defensive replacement who is supposed to preserve the 1-0 lead gets the leadoff double, and a pitch later, he scores on a hit dumped into the outfield, the Sox having thoroughly scouted the Marlins left fielder and knowing a throw would be wanting in both strength and accuracy.

I like that the bullpen got the night off tonight. You don't often see that in games won 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth anymore.

It's also interesting that Gimenez started his second straight game. But maybe I missed something.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:13 PM
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It's also interesting that Gimenez started his second straight game. But maybe I missed something.
Flowers was having back spasms, per Merkin. We'll see what happens tomorrow.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:15 PM
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Flowers was having back spasms, per Merkin. We'll see what happens tomorrow.
Rest him, don't want to overdo it.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:20 PM
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1) There's an old saying: The White Sox are coming tra la, tra la.
2) I realize it's still early but I can't help but wonder, if the Royals keep losing games, will the Royals manager be the first manager to be fired this year? I kept hearing that this was the year the Royals were going to turn it around and contend for the Playoffs. If they keep losing I would think some sort of change might be in order.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:40 PM
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1) There's an old saying: The White Sox are coming tra la, tra la.
2) I realize it's still early but I can't help but wonder, if the Royals keep losing games, will the Royals manager be the first manager to be fired this year? I kept hearing that this was the year the Royals were going to turn it around and contend for the Playoffs. If they keep losing I would think some sort of change might be in order.
Who knows. For the last 20+ years the Royals have been supposedly the next up and coming team but have always blown. They've addressed some of their pitching issues by getting Shields, but he's not getting any run support.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:44 PM
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Offense is still **** but it was enough to get the win.

Peavy piched great save for that one mistake.

Sox have now won nine of the last 13.

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Old 05-25-2013, 10:54 PM
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Keppinger, Gillaspie, Peavy and Sale extensions........Rick Hahn is looking good!
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Who knows. For the last 20+ years the Royals have been supposedly the next up and coming team but have always blown. They've addressed some of their pitching issues by getting Shields, but he's not getting any run support.
Some of their young hitters have not developed at the MLB level as expected, as well...

Hosmer - .263/.329/.333 - 1 HR, only 8 total XBH, 12 RBI
Moustakas - .174/.244/.299 - 4 HR, 12 RBI
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:53 PM
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As someone who never liked Juan Pierre, I approve of tonight's game.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:39 AM
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I've been watching Gillaspie for a couple of years. If he is a middle to the bottom level hitter in your lineup, you have an excellent lineup. I always believed he could hit at the major league level if he had a chance, but I'm disappointed that he's striking out so much.
Well, I want the Sox to have an excellent team.
He doesn't have much power; his obp is okay with no power, but nothing special. Like I said, on this team, he's a blessing. If our catcher, and 2B had his numbers, we'd be a lot better.

Tonight we played the Marlins, who are probably baseball's worst (and are just awful even if they aren't the worst). yea, a productive out would have given us a margin, but 2 or 3 runs won't win most games.
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Only 4 games out, once again the Central is there for the taking. If this franchise was run like a big market team we would be in the playoffs every year. We struggle beating the Marlins what might be the worst team ever with 2 squeakers. Oh well, win today and get back to .500 and go on from there.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:11 AM
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The Sox won this game only because the Marlins give their starters even less run support than the Sox give theirs.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:23 AM
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Conor is fortunate that ball found a hole as he should have been trying to hit the ball to the right side. Jake was great. Let's keep it going.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:07 AM
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When I saw the ball was hit sharply to left field I thought for sure Wise would put the brakes on at 3rd, when he kept running I thought out for sure. Then I realized it was Juan in left field. Rest is history. Anyone with a better arm would have likely throw D Wise out given how shallow they were playing and how hard the ball was hit.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:16 AM
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When I saw the ball was hit sharply to left field I thought for sure Wise would put the brakes on at 3rd, when he kept running I thought out for sure. Then I realized it was Juan in left field. Rest is history. Anyone with a better arm would have likely throw D Wise out given how shallow they were playing and how hard the ball was hit.
Anyone else out in left and Wise isn't sent home.
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