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  • *Official* 5/29 Sweeping a Sorry Sort of Suckers Postgamer

    I'd say that was a productive day. Three games up on the Indians now.

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    I forgive Andrew Vaughn for swinging at a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded and 2 out in the first inning of Game 2. For a while, it looked like that swing (which resulted in a weak pop out) might be a deciding factor in the game.

    Sox are up 3.0 games on the Indians and 10.0 games on the Twins. Still get to play the Orioles again tomorrow. A sweep is the only acceptable outcome with a big series in Cleveland coming up afterwards.
    "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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    • #3
      Nice doubleheader win today and I really couldn't ask for much more on my birthday.

      Hamilton and Abreu, Lynn and Hendriks Yeah that's enough.





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      • #4
        Originally posted by voodoochile View Post
        Nice doubleheader win today and I really couldn't ask for much more on my birthday.

        Hamilton and Abreu, Lynn and Hendriks Yeah that's enough.





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        • #5
          To say Lynn has been phenomenal since arriving on the South Side might be an understatement:

          9 starts, 6-1, 52 2/3 IP, 34 H, 8 ER, 15 BB, 57 K, 1.37 ERA, 0.930 WHIP
          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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          • #6
            Originally posted by HomeFish View Post
            I forgive Andrew Vaughn for swinging at a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded and 2 out in the first inning of Game 2. For a while, it looked like that swing (which resulted in a weak pop out) might be a deciding factor in the game.

            Sox are up 3.0 games on the Indians and 10.0 games on the Twins. Still get to play the Orioles again tomorrow. A sweep is the only acceptable outcome with a big series in Cleveland coming up afterwards.
            Yeah, I was not a fan of Vaughn swinging at that 3-0 pitch. It’s tough scoring runs off of Means, and he was having some control issues. I wish Vaughn would have waited him out a bit more.
            I also don’t understand why Lynn didn’t come out for the 6th inning unless he was really tired. He had only thrown 82 pitches. But all’s well that ends well.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Zakath View Post
              To say Lynn has been phenomenal since arriving on the South Side might be an understatement:

              9 starts, 6-1, 52 2/3 IP, 34 H, 8 ER, 15 BB, 57 K, 1.37 ERA, 0.930 WHIP
              He has to be a front runner for pitcher of the month if they have such an award.

              6 starts 5-0 28 IP 6 ER 15 H 13 BB 23 K 3 HR 1.93 ERA (he gave up 3 ER in the first start on 5/1. Over the next 5 he gave up 3 more...)
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              • #8
                Originally posted by HomeFish View Post
                I forgive Andrew Vaughn for swinging at a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded and 2 out in the first inning of Game 2. For a while, it looked like that swing (which resulted in a weak pop out) might be a deciding factor in the game.

                Sox are up 3.0 games on the Indians and 10.0 games on the Twins. Still get to play the Orioles again tomorrow. A sweep is the only acceptable outcome with a big series in Cleveland coming up afterwards.
                That pitch was right down the middle. I don’t think he was likely to get another pitch that hittable.

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                • #9
                  Lynn going on short rest Wednesday? I figured if anybody would, it would be Keuchel.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mohoney View Post
                    Lynn going on short rest Wednesday? I figured if anybody would, it would be Keuchel.
                    You see that somewhere or just speculating?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by voodoochile View Post

                      You see that somewhere or just speculating?
                      Mentioned by TLR on the post game show.

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                      • #12
                        Bottom feeding is good.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Paulwny View Post

                          Mentioned by TLR on the post game show.
                          He could have went deeper today so now it makes sense.

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                          • #14
                            Always nice to win two even if they are the bastardized version.

                            Some nice performances today starting with Jose'. Moncada had a nice afternoon and so did Hamilton.

                            Marshall maybe turning things around, read a story recently where he watched tape of himself and discovered some flaws. Maybe Mr. Bummer should do the same, he's awful, looks like he did the first few years in the bigs.

                            Tough afternoon for Mercedes (has the luster worn off?) and Madrigal.

                            Cleveland now has to play four games in two days, we'll see how their staff handles it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mohoney View Post
                              Lynn going on short rest Wednesday? I figured if anybody would, it would be Keuchel.
                              I guess that would explain why Lynn came out after five. It was a move that could have cost the Sox the game. According to the game wraps, Hamilton in center saved the game in the sixth when the Orioles were threatening.

                              One thing I hate about seven-inning doubleheaders is that it literally shortens the game, something that teams with strong bulllpens used to do metaphorically. I was concerned it could take six innings to get to Means, maybe even seven. It's true the White Sox have won three of four doubleheaders and split a fourth this year. The only seven-inning game lost this year was the one withe the Abreu collision n the top of the second. That was a game I thought the Sox had a shot at coming back in nine, but as it turns out, the Sox have probably benefited from not having to play those last two innings. Today's second game bould have been "shortened" more by leaving Lynn in longer, but good managers who plan to contend have to manage for the season.

                              Hamilton had a good Game 2, and it might have been a split without him. Twice this week, he's given the White Sox a lead with two outs and two strikes. The last pitcher to surrender a home run to Hamilton was Jace Fry. I like his defense in center if we can't have Robert's defense in center, and it's nice to see him contribute offensively at times when the Sox lineup isn't celebrating a pad-your-stats day.

                              Maybe today was a good day to be playing two against the Orioles. Hamilton's fourth-inning home run must have felt late in a scoreless game between two aces (the White Sox holing more than one ace in their rotation), and even with Lynn only going five, there was just one one bullpen inning to cover before Hendriks. In the first game, Keuchel obviously didn't have enough, and must have felt like Galvis had another homer in him were he to face a reliever other than Hendriks.

                              I haven't seen probables posted for the Monday doubleheader in Cleveland, but I hope the Sox can continue to take advantage of the shorter games with less bullpen presence against a team that can run out starters who can shut down the opposition for six or seven. The seven-inning doubleheaders and don't-waste-our-time-with-baseball extra-inning rules are a lot easier to tolerate if you don't watch the games and only read winning recaps when it's over.

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