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*OFFICIAL* 4-8-21 Lancing the Royals; Opening Day CG Shutout SOX 6 KC 0

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  • *OFFICIAL* 4-8-21 Lancing the Royals; Opening Day CG Shutout SOX 6 KC 0

    Welcome to Chicago, Lance Lynn. Your table is ready.

  • #2
    Two hour delay had no effect on that one. Just a masterpiece.
    I want my $2

    I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

    If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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    • #3
      Yermin already regressing with a 2-for-4 night that lowered his batting average. His home run was only the third longest by a Sox player at home. Thankfully other guys on the team stepped up.
      "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
      -- Thucydides

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      • #4
        The bullpen has been reset and will get two full days rest, which is huge going into 12 straight games without an off day beginning Saturday.

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        • #5
          BIG statement from Lance Lynn. 11K 0 BB 5 H 0 R.

          Offense was solid also and How about that Yerminator?!?!?! 485' of pure awesomeness...

          Back to .500 again and into 2nd place.





          Riding Shotgun on the Sox Bandwagon since before there was an Internet...



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          • #6
            Lance is a bull. Wonderful performance.

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            • #7
              Lance Lynn slamming the door on the Royals . Book 'em, Danno.

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              • #8
                This is the team we've been so excited about, and 2 of our starters are out. Just a great game from the whole team.

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                • #9
                  It's been awhile since the White Sox won a home-opener complete\-game shutout for their home opener. Mark Buehrle was in line for one in 2005 when he went the first eight in the 1-0 win over Cleveland. But when I was in college and got a photo pass for the 1976 opener, Wilbur Wood shut out the Royals 4-0, going nine. .The surviving box score doesn't record his pitch count. I was sitting down the right-field line in the old ballpark for the previous home-opener complete-game shutout four years earlier. Wilbur Wood beat the Rangers 14-0 and actually scored one of the runs. It was so long ago that Pat Kelly and Jay Johnstone appeared on Screaming Yellow Theater the next Friday night. as guest coffin openers The original Svengoolie said it was a great home-opening win and asked each player how they did. Kelly said he got two triples and a double. Johnstone said he got splinters from sitting on the bench. That was a fun year.

                  No Royals player got past second base. There were a couple of defensive mistakes that Lynn had to pitch around. The double play that wasn't turned added two hitters in the eighth because Merrifield followed with a single. Lynn failed to cover first on a ground ball to Abreu to lead off the fifth. Soler followed with a legitimate single, but Lynn got the next three hitters to preserve the four-run lead. I wondered at the time if Lynn found the infield footing tenuous enough that he felt he was better off staying on the mound.

                  Considering the wet then cold and windy conditions, I am surprised the game was as well played as it was. It helps when you have a pitcher who throw strikes. Lynn has shown in two starts for the Sox that he knows how to pitch.

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                  • #10
                    It is such a breath of fresh air to watch an old school pitching performance. Just a thing of beauty. The Royals are no slouches on offense either. Great stuff. If Rodon can put it together and stay healthy this could get fun assuming we shore up the fundamentals and defense. For now let's get above .500 for the first time on Saturday.

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                    • #11
                      Just a master class in bullpen management today. That ought to quiet the La Russa haters for a couple days.

                      This is a really nice confidence-booster going into the off-day tomorrow. Other than that disaster of an inning yesterday, the Sox have outplayed their opponents for 4 straight games.

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                      • #12
                        That's what we got that Pitbull for. After Wednesday, we definitely needed to spare the bullpen. And it also helps that Yoan and Yermin can get that early lead.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TDog View Post
                          It was so long ago that Pat Kelly and Jay Johnstone appeared on Screaming Yellow Theater the next Friday night. as guest coffin openers The original Svengoolie said it was a great home-opening win and asked each player how they did. Kelly said he got two triples and a double. Johnstone said he got splinters from sitting on the bench. That was a fun year..
                          My God I remember that opening! Have a bunch of Svenghoolie stuff on tape. When I visited the 32 studios as Chet Coppock's guest we saw the set and the psychedelic painted coffin. That was a good time.

                          Regarding today...

                          So far the Sox this year are like the little girl with the curl...

                          When they are good, they are VERY good...

                          When they are bad.....

                          Today was a complete well played game and NO errors (for a change!)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by shingo10 View Post
                            It is such a breath of fresh air to watch an old school pitching performance. Just a thing of beauty. The Royals are no slouches on offense either. Great stuff. If Rodon can put it together and stay healthy this could get fun assuming we shore up the fundamentals and defense. For now let's get above .500 for the first time on Saturday.
                            Now if somebody will beat the Twins.

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                            • #15
                              That was a terrific game for the Sox. Nothing really went wrong, and it was great that it happened in front of the home fans. Hopefully, we'll have plenty more to cheer about at Guaranteed Rate Field this season, especially if restrictions are relaxed and more people are allowed in by the end.

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