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  • 4-25 Sox Komplete the Sweep 8-4 Postgamer

    Kopech, Crochet and Ruiz (we'll just forget about that nasty little Stiever interlude) got it done. Sox bats came out hot early and the Sox were able to cruise to victory.

    Nice weekend to get solidly over .500. Haven't picked up any ground on the Royals, but everyone else has been losing consistently. Keep it going...





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  • #2
    Chilly game to be at, but happy to see my first White Sox winner in two years.

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    • #3
      Kopech looked like a beast out there today. He was untouchable at the start. Other players are heating up including Madrigal who's showing some gap power.

      Leury Garcia looks lost and bad. Once Engel comes back up they ought to look at other options.

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      • #4
        Good that they left Kopech in long enough to get the W. Was worried he was on too low of a pitch count. In postgame, he said they wanted 4 out of him, and he asked for the 5th. Hard to pull a guy that was barely at 70 and was mowing them down.

        Good to see Abreu have a good day. Not sure who complained about bringing Eaton back, but must be doing something right since he leads the team in RBI.

        Off-day before the struggling Tigers show up, and then we see Cleveland again before a couple in Cincinnati, then 12 pretty important ones - 6 with the Royals and 6 with the Twins, who are unexpectedly bad right now (2-11 in their last 13).

        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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        • #5
          Originally posted by blurry View Post
          Leury Garcia looks lost and bad. Once Engel comes back up they ought to look at other options.
          Garcia actually found himself involved in some shenanigans during the ninth inning. He threw a ball into the stands in left-center, but the fan dropped the ball, and it landed in that space between the outfield wall and the seating area. So what does the fan do? He JUMPS DOWN into the area, retrieves the ball, then climbs up the beam and gets back into the stands. This guy had to have been drunk because I can't imagine anyone sober doing something dangerous like that.

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          • #6
            Has anyone posted video of the Yermin Mercedes infield single? I'd love to see it.
            "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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            • #7
              I'm happy they closed this one out without getting overly dramatic. Kopech's got it, the wait was worth it. I have the feeling he has 3 MPH in reserve, just doesn't need it. I'm a little less worried about Crochet than before, need to see more of him. Tony had said Stiever was ready to throw 100 pitches. I hope the rest of them are where it doesn't count. We're good, might get better. The bullpen will determine how good we are, in the end. Isn't it always that way?
              If it's up, put it down. If it's down, put it up.

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              • #8
                By the way, they gained another game on the Twins who lost to the Pirates today.
                "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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                • #9
                  Originally posted by thomas35forever View Post
                  Garcia actually found himself involved in some shenanigans during the ninth inning. He threw a ball into the stands in left-center, but the fan dropped the ball, and it landed in that space between the outfield wall and the seating area. So what does the fan do? He JUMPS DOWN into the area, retrieves the ball, then climbs up the beam and gets back into the stands. This guy had to have been drunk because I can't imagine anyone sober doing something dangerous like that.
                  Fans do crazy things for a lousy baseball.
                  Now coming up to bat for the White Sox is the Mighty Mite, Nelson Fox.

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                  • #10
                    This is what this team was so good at last year...mopping up against the teams you should beat. Great sign that maybe we'll be able to start putting .500 further in the rearview mirror. More than a little surprised they left Kopech in as long as they did. I assumed he would be on a very rigid pitch count. I'd like to think they weren't just trying to get him a "win" since that stat has been rendered obsolete anyway. In the end probably a very good thing he went 5 because any more of Stiever and the game would have been way too close for comfort.

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                    • #11
                      Life is good when:

                      You sweep a weekend series...
                      Are over the .500 mark...
                      Have an off day Monday...

                      Now...if only someone will beat the friggin' Royals!!!

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                      • #12
                        Kopech has all the tools, both physically and mentally, just got to get him used to adjustments in the later innings. Things are coming along nicely though.

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                        • #13
                          Was anyone else thinking, if this was a normal start and not someone who was coming off surgery, he could have joined the 20k club?

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                          • #14
                            I know the Rangers don’t have a dynamic lineup, but Kopech’s complete dominance portends great things.

                            A team can never have enough starting pitching, but we have more than most.

                            I didn’t get to see the game due to blackout restrictions; what is the consensus on why Stiever struggled so badly? I know that as a 2018 draftee he hasn’t had a lot of professional starts, but I think once the minor league season begins he’ll be best served by pitching a full season in either Birmingham or Charlotte. I’d rather have someone with more MLB experience as the emergency 7th starter stashed at Schaumburg.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cbone View Post
                              Was anyone else thinking, if this was a normal start and not someone who was coming off surgery, he could have joined the 20k club?
                              He was over 90 by the end of 5. That would have been a tall order.
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