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Old 07-29-2014, 10:06 PM
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Default 7.29 Sox BLOWOUT the Kittens Postgame Thread

11-4!

Heck of an effort by our boys, now get two more and let's get this second half party started...



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Old 07-29-2014, 10:09 PM
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Go ahead Tigers; throw Soria again please! Way to go guys. We needed that last one in Minnesota, so we have to win at least 2 of 3 here and hope to take all 3. If we can get wins out of the bottom of the rotation, the top will continue with their solid pitching.

We may not make the playoffs, but let's make this a race!
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:14 PM
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Default Quintana get the win

Nice run support for the Q-man. 1 Adam Bomb and 1 Abrewski!
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:25 PM
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It didn't look good for the first three innings. I was impressed with the way the Sox came back and tied the game in the fourth because scoring the tying run from third with one out was what they didn't do Sunday. Of course, the seven-run seventh was more impressive. After Flowers broke the tie, when it looked like Sanchez had him set up for another strikeout, Ramirez changed the tone of the game with the three-run double and Abreu sort of put it away with a two-run homer.

Even more impressive was that the Sox didn't stop there with Abreu doubling in two more an inning later.

The Sox have won and lost a lot of close games this year. It's one of the reasons their bullpen failures have had such an effect on their record. But their last four wins in their last five games have been fairly easy by 2014 White Sox standards.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:06 PM
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It didn't look good for the first three innings. I was impressed with the way the Sox came back and tied the game in the fourth because scoring the tying run from third with one out was what they didn't do Sunday. Of course, the seven-run seventh was more impressive. After Flowers broke the tie, when it looked like Sanchez had him set up for another strikeout, Ramirez changed the tone of the game with the three-run double and Abreu sort of put it away with a two-run homer.

Even more impressive was that the Sox didn't stop there with Abreu doubling in two more an inning later.

The Sox have won and lost a lot of close games this year. It's one of the reasons their bullpen failures have had such an effect on their record. But their last four wins in their last five games have been fairly easy by 2014 White Sox standards.
The Tigers handed the Sox this game, between the errors and Soria's hanging breaking pitches, though it still shows a difference between this team and last year's team. Last year's team would usually try to hand games back.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:07 PM
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Could get used to this winning on the road business.

Games like these make me so excited for the future. Home runs come in bunches for Abreu so hopefully he has a series to remember.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:18 PM
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While not likely, I think the Triple Crown is a real possibility for Abreu this season. He'd have to keep charging and the top average guys would have to dip.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:43 PM
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While not likely, I think the Triple Crown is a real possibility for Abreu this season. He'd have to keep charging and the top average guys would have to dip.
He leads the majors in HR and RBI despite missing 14 games while on the DL. He also leads the majors in slugging and is third in OPS. He's been better than advertised and his production has already surpassed most predictions. He's a monster, plain and simple.

BTW: Tyler Flowers is hitting over .400 since he started wearing glasses -- up to .246 now. Maybe this is his revenge on us for having read that he's the worst Sox Catcher in the history of the franchise on WSI?
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:38 AM
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That Gillaspie guy can hit!
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:48 AM
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Well, that was fun.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:18 AM
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He leads the majors in HR and RBI despite missing 14 games while on the DL. He also leads the majors in slugging and is third in OPS. He's been better than advertised and his production has already surpassed most predictions. He's a monster, plain and simple.

BTW: Tyler Flowers is hitting over .400 since he started wearing glasses -- up to .246 now. Maybe this is his revenge on us for having read that he's the worst Sox Catcher in the history of the franchise on WSI?
You realize that Flowers wore contact lenses before, right? He just didn't want to put them in so he switched to the glasses. I think they make him look like Ron Kittle, who had a similar feeling about sticking his fingers in his eyes. They do have similar power, when he makes contact.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:22 AM
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7 back with 55 to play. You never know.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:32 AM
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Whatever Abreu was doing during his brief DL stint sure seems to have paid off.

Forget the power numbers. Just from a pure hitting standpoint, prior he was hitting in the .250s. Since returning he's batting .335.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:52 AM
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7 back with 55 to play. You never know.

Sox need to win this series to stay in the hunt at all. Scherzer and the lefty they throw on Thursday are tough.

But, it was a fun game, and it does seem like this team is starting to get a bit more ''hitterish'' lately, harkening back to April.

Flowers says that the glasses deal is coincidental, but at the same time he made an adjustment to focus on going up the middle more, and it has been working...he was good in April also.

If Gordo starts hitting after the trade deadline( I suspect he will), and Tank gets on one of his streaks, this offense could be solid.

Get Avasail back by late August, and Lindholm sooner, you never know.

They need to make that run now, if they are gonna do it.
Tigers are leaking oil now, and face a tough stretch of games.
The rest are like the Sox, uneven.

Give me some spice in August and Sept to get us to the last few weeks with a shot...would be a good comeback from last years disaster.

Maybe the Sox can have an MVP, Rookie of the Year in Abreu, a Cy Young winner in Sale, and a batting champ in Conor...not bad.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:08 PM
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Fun, fun game to watch last night.

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