White Sox Interactive Forums
Sox Clubhouse
 Soxogram: 
And away we go...

Welcome
Go Back   White Sox Interactive Forums > Baseball Discussions > Sox Clubhouse
Home Chat Stats Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-13-2017, 04:48 PM
Lip Man 1 Lip Man 1 is offline
WSI Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chubbuck, Idaho
Posts: 31,246
Default *Official* 9/13/17 A Nice Solid Game Postgamer

Except for the bullpen trying to give the game away again.

Gio was a little wild but another solid outing for him.

Moncada now up over the Mendoza line.

Jose and Avi deliver in the 9th inning.

Nice to stick another nail in the Royals chances.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-13-2017, 05:01 PM
Tragg Tragg is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Gonzales LA
Posts: 14,494
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Well put, Lip, although I'd rather be sticking it to the Twins.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-13-2017, 05:27 PM
guillensdisciple guillensdisciple is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 16,846
Default

The Sox are 17-19 in their last 36. It is nothing, but that's really not bad. Especially since we have played some decent teams in that stretch. Have to wonder if we stand a chance at being a .500 ball club next year.
__________________
http://arsenalist.com/video/?id=xh2dx6

Greatest Arsenal goal I have ever witnessed. Chills to this day watching it.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-13-2017, 05:29 PM
Lip Man 1 Lip Man 1 is offline
WSI Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chubbuck, Idaho
Posts: 31,246
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tragg View Post
Well put, Lip, although I'd rather be sticking it to the Twins.
Have to give the Twins credit. A joke last year, maybe the worst team in baseball (didn't they start the year 0-9?), now probably going to have a winning record and may take the second wild card.

All in a single off season.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-13-2017, 07:57 PM
Grzegorz Grzegorz is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Western Suburbs
Posts: 2,702
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tragg View Post
Well put, Lip, although I'd rather be sticking it to the Twins.
I'd rather be sticking it to the Indians.
__________________
“There were a few hard rules, but everybody was unique, and he understood that. George’s great strength was he didn’t overcoach. There’s no place for panic on the mound.” - Jim Palmer on George Bamberger “Arms and the man,” Sports Illustrated, April 19, 2004
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-13-2017, 08:12 PM
Grzegorz Grzegorz is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Western Suburbs
Posts: 2,702
Default

Nice game by TA on the bases and with the D.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-13-2017, 11:34 PM
Falstaff Falstaff is offline
WSI Regular
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Humboldt County
Posts: 484
Default

I see the Lucas Giolito's ERA is lower than Chris Sale.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-14-2017, 03:54 AM
Grzegorz Grzegorz is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Western Suburbs
Posts: 2,702
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Falstaff View Post
I see the Lucas Giolito's ERA is lower than Chris Sale.
I see the innings pitched for Giolito are lower than Sale's.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-14-2017, 07:46 AM
Mohoney Mohoney is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Palos Hills, IL
Posts: 8,007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grzegorz
Nice game by TA on the bases and with the D.
He has been playing at a really high level since the All Star break. His ISO is close to the .200 mark, and he has made only 6 errors in 52 games (2 of which came in an absolute dud of a game against the Rangers, where the Sox blew a 5-0 1st-inning lead and wound up losing 17-7).

An All Star selection may never be in the cards for Anderson with guys like Correa and Lindor around, but Anderson's play has been a real bright spot in the 2nd half of this season.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horsemaster Fred
This is the major leagues so get it how you live and let’s fight tomorrow.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-14-2017, 07:50 AM
Railsplitter Railsplitter is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Streamwood, IL
Posts: 6,861
Default

Yes

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-14-2017, 08:08 AM
kittle42 kittle42 is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Lakeview
Posts: 21,915
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mohoney View Post
He has been playing at a really high level since the All Star break. His ISO is close to the .200 mark, and he has made only 6 errors in 52 games (2 of which came in an absolute dud of a game against the Rangers, where the Sox blew a 5-0 1st-inning lead and wound up losing 17-7).

An All Star selection may never be in the cards for Anderson with guys like Correa and Lindor around, but Anderson's play has been a real bright spot in the 2nd half of this season.
If he could increase his walk rate at all, he would be far more valuable. But the better play the last 45 days or so has been great.
__________________
Ridiculousness across all sports:

(1) "You have no valid opinion because you never played the game."
(2) "Stats are irrelevant. This guy just doesn't know how to win."
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-14-2017, 08:42 AM
Mohoney Mohoney is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Palos Hills, IL
Posts: 8,007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kittle42
If he could increase his walk rate at all, he would be far more valuable. But the better play the last 45 days or so has been great.
The really low OBP cements him to the bottom-third of the order. With his speed, I think the 9th spot will be his eventual home, but we need a lot more than 11 stolen base attempts from him next year.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-14-2017, 08:54 AM
Frater Perdurabo Frater Perdurabo is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 18,985
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mohoney View Post
The really low OBP cements him to the bottom-third of the order. With his speed, I think the 9th spot will be his eventual home, but we need a lot more than 11 stolen base attempts from him next year.
He's started stealing more bases lately.
__________________
The universe is the practical joke of the General at the expense of the Particular, quoth Frater Perdurabo, and laughed. The disciples nearest him wept, seeing the Universal Sorrow. Others laughed, seeing the Universal Joke. Others wept. Others laughed. Others wept because they couldn't see the Joke, and others laughed lest they should be thought not to see the Joke. But though FRATER laughed openly, he wept secretly; and really he neither laughed nor wept. Nor did he mean what he said.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-14-2017, 09:01 AM
slavko slavko is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: North Suburban
Posts: 7,147
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mohoney View Post
The really low OBP cements him to the bottom-third of the order. With his speed, I think the 9th spot will be his eventual home, but we need a lot more than 11 stolen base attempts from him next year.
Still has the halo. He'll keep it until some rookie with a realistic OBP comes along and claims the position.
__________________
Slogan for 2017: The kids can tank.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-14-2017, 09:03 AM
TomBradley72 TomBradley72 is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Antioch, IL
Posts: 6,390
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by guillensdisciple View Post
The Sox are 17-19 in their last 36. It is nothing, but that's really not bad. Especially since we have played some decent teams in that stretch. Have to wonder if
I agree- looking at the 2018 White Sox- we stand a chance at being a .500 ball club next year. season with a "glass is half full" mindset-

If Engle can hit .250- major improvement vs. 2017 (hitting .333 over the past week), along with a full season of Delmonico in the mix in LF could be a decent OF.

Yolmer's performance at 3rd since trading Frazier, solid defense and hitting .327 with a .956 OPS over the past 30 days, Anderson's improved defense in the 2nd half along with hitting .308 with an .816 OPS over the past 30 days, a full season of Moncada w/better defense than expected, and his bat coming around, and finally Abreu's improved defense and great season at the plate- infield could be a big improvement over 2017.

Smith and Narvaez providing adequate production from catcher spot- and maybe some improvement with another year of experience under their belt.

IF Rodon is healthy- a rotation of Rodon/Lopez/Giolito + "new arm angle" Shields and a decent stop gap in the last slot until Kopech is ready- could be an improved rotation from this year's version that included an underperforming Quintana, and pure crap in Pelfry and Holland.

The major variable will be the bullpen- if Hahn signs a few decent arms to complement N. Jones, Minaya, Bummer, etc. so we have an average bullpen- I think this could be a decent team that may get an extra boost in the 2nd half with Kopech and possibly Jiminez ready to be called up in the 2nd half.

I am in no way advocating rushing anyone, or moving off the pure rebuild strategy- but the way this team has played since the trade deadline- I don't see 2018 as a "tanking" type year.
__________________
TomBradley72
http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/334c0314
2017 Record: 2-2
2005-2016 Record: 56-44
MLB Parks Visited: 25, MiLB Parks Visited: 18
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Forum Jump




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:27 PM.




Design by: Michelle

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Site-specific editorial/photos Copyright ©2001 - 2008 White Sox Interactive. All rights reserved.